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The Dialogue 9/15/2017

Updated on Sep 15, 2017 10:08 PM by Office, School
St. Catherine of Siena
The Dialogue
September 15, 2017
St. Catherine’s at Heritage Fest
When you head to Heritage Fest this weekend be sure to stop by our St. Catherine of Siena booth which will be located by the Village Squire restaurant. You may recognize some familiar faces at our booth! Be sure to ask for your sweet treat when you visit us!
TRIP (Tuition Reduction Incentive Program) - Flyer attached
We're excited to announce that next Monday, September 18th is the annual Thank-Scrip-ing Day bonus bonanza! Mark your calendars now so you don't miss 24 hours of incredible ScripNow®, Reload, and ReloadNow® bonuses from dozens of your favorite retailers. As always, the list of retailers is TOP SECRET, so you'll have to wait until the promotion begins to see who's participating.
Get ready for this event by setting up a free account today. You will need the school code "2CL3966D181" in order to link your account to St. Catherine's so that you will start receiving credit on your tuition for orders. Our next order will be placed on Monday, September 18th. Please have your payment into the school office by 9:00 am or pay online with your presto pay account. If you have any questions about how to use this program, please contact the school office.
I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream!- Flyer attached
Please join us at our first Dine and Share of the year at Van’s Frozen Custard on Wednesday, October 4 from 11:30 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. Van’s will donate 15% of their sales from that day back to our school. Be sure to mention St. Catherine’s when you order! Come for a burger and stay for the delicious frozen custard! Please see the attached flyer for more information! 
St. Catherine's Youth Choir
Do you love to sing? St. Catherine's youth choir is looking for boys and girls in grades 4th and up to join our youth choir. The Youth Choir rehearses on Thursday evenings at 6:30 and sings at the 4:30 Mass the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Saturdays of every month. Please contact Regina Muscat at youthmusic@stcatherinechurch.com
Spartan Sweepstakes
  We are heading into the last two weeks of our Spartan Sweepstakes fundraiser! This fundraiser helps to offset the initial operational and startup costs for our school each year. Thank you to everyone who has already turned in their money and ticket stubs! Prizes for the raffle are:
1st Place Prize: $3000.00 Cash or
1 year free tuition for first child ($3,555.00 value)
2nd Place Prize: $500.00
3rd Place Prize: $250.00
10 additional winners each of a $25.00 Gift Card
Families who sell more than 25 tickets will be entered into a separate drawing for $100.00 in gift cards. Keep up the great work selling the tickets, and thank you all for your continued support of our school!
Hurricane Harvey Fundraiser
Thank you to Mrs. Ruden and her 3rd grade class for organizing yesterday's dress down day to help raise money for those who are still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Harvey in Texas.  The final amount raised was $225.00. All money collected will be donated to our local St. Vincent de Paul Society who is working to send needed supplies to the areas in Texas that are most in need of help. Thank you for all those who participated in this worthy cause!
Art Club is Back 
Welcome Back!!!! Art Club will be starting again on Wednesday, September 20th. We will be meeting in the art room from 3:05PM to 4:15PM every other week. (Usually this is will fall on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month.) This is time for creating - great for an already started craft project from home, latch hook rugs, potholders, band bracelets, drawing and etc. Please have students bring their own art supplies - this includes paper. If your student is interested, please email me to let me know and please send $5 to cover the cost of snacks. See you then! : ) Mrs. O
The 13th Annual Clergy Appreciation Dinner
Every year, the Knights of Columbus in our area sponsors a Clergy Appreciate Dinner to honor our priests, deacons and religious sisters. This event will be held at St. Mary’s Huntley on Friday, October 13th, located at 10307 Dundee Rd. Doors will open at 5:45pm. Tickets are $35 each until September 26 th. After that date tickets will be $40. Well-wishers contributions are encouraged. Join us in honoring Fr. DeBlock, Fr. Gow and Deacons Bill, Hank and Steve.
Representatives will be available in the Narthex after all Masses this weekend of September 9&10 and 16&17. Contact SK Phil Weiss at 630-715-7527 or pweiss60118@gmail.com if interested. Please join us at this special event to show our appreciation to our clergy.
Dance at St. Mary's School in Elgin for 7th and 8th grade
St. Mary's School in Elgin will be hosting the first 7th and 8th grade dance of the year on Friday, September 22nd from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm . Students may use their school ID from last year if they still have it, since we will not have the new school year ID's before the dance takes place. If they do not have their ID from last year, they will still be able to attend the dance . We will be providing St. Mary's School with a current roster of our 7th and 8th grade students for them to use to check students in at the dance . 
Athletic Meeting Minutes - Flyer attached
Our Athletic Board had their monthly meeting on September 6th. For more information about what was discussed, please see the Minutes from the meeting which are attached to this Dialogue.
Box Tops for Education - Flyer attached
We want your Box Tops! Let's see who can collect the most! On Monday, Sept.18, we will begin a competition between the classes for collecting the most box tops. The class that collects the most box tops per student will win a prize to be determined by their teacher. Will it be extra recess? A dress down day? A special treat at lunch? Stay tuned to find out. Turn in your box tops with the grade written on them to your homeroom teachers by Oct. 13. The winning class will be announced on Oct. 16. Contact grandmas/grandpas, aunts/uncles, friends and neighbors and ask for their box tops. Find a list of products where box tops appear at: http://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/participating-products
*Please do not send in expired box tops. They will not count towards the class total.
Thank you for your participation!
Melissa Nosal
Home & School President
Craft and Vendor Fair coming to St. Catherine's - Flyers attached
New to St. Catherine's this year is a Craft and Vendor Fair which will take place on Sunday, November 19th from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. Enjoy holiday shopping with some wonderful local vendors while supporting our school! Please see the attached flyer if you are interested in being a vendor for this event.
Chess Scholar Club - flyer attached
Beginning in October, St. Catherine's offer our students the opportunity to learn how to play chess! Chess Scholars will be coming to our school to start up this great new club for students in Kindergarten - 8th grade. All are welcome to join and no previous knowledge of chess is necessary. Please see the attached flyer for information on how to register your child.
October Lunch Orders:
The site is now open for ordering October lunches. We are happy to announce that we are now able to provide a Friday lunch option for students. The site to order lunches will remain open through Friday, September 22nd. Please place your order soon. Payment for October lunches are due by September 29th.
Education Commission Meeting
The first Education Commission Meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 20th at 7:30 PM in the McKinstra Room.  
Important Dates:
  • September 15th, 16th, 17th - Heritage Fest
  • Monday, September 18th - Box Top classroom contest starts
  • Monday, September 18th - Thank-Scrip-ing Day (Extra rebates on orders placed today)
  • Tuesday, September 19th - Home and School Meeting 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, September 20th - School Mass at 8:45 AM in the church. All are welcome to attend.
  • Wednesday, September 20th - Education Commission Meeting 7:30 PM (McKinstra Room)
  • Friday, September 22nd - 7th and 8th grade dance at St. Mary's in Elgin 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Friday, September 29th - Spartan Sweepstakes Raffle Tickets due by 12:00 PM - Drawing at 2:45 PM
Enjoy the weekend!