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The Dialogue 9/29/2017

Updated on Oct 02, 2017 08:19 AM by Office, School
St. Catherine of Siena
The Dialogue
September 29, 2017
Spartan Sweepstakes Raffle Winners!
Thank you so much to our school families for your participation in our annual Spartan Sweepstakes! It was a tremendous success and the funds raised will help offset our maintenance and operational costs for this school year. The drawing was held today with Mrs. Brianna Wessel Director of Adult Education at St. Catherine's parish pulling the winning raffle tickets. Also present were Fr. DeBlock who announced the winners, Mary Pat Johnson, Sara Wirkus, Melissa Nosal with Home and School, Lauren Dooley from Education Commission, Sherry Schafer the parish business manager, and Mrs. Schimbke. The winners of this year's raffle are:
Mrs. Natalia Mercado (Friend of the Sullivan Family) - $3,000.00
L. Kaufman (Relative of the Kaufman Family) - $500.00
The Acot Family - $250.00
Winners of a $25.00 Gift Card:
Janelle Conejo, The Biosca Family, Fred Schroeder, Karen Kurelo, The Dagamac Family, Shawna Gearhart, Eric Madsen, Isabella Cecil, Jack Gearhart, The Gesing Family 
The Simmons Family - $100.00 TRIP cards of choice (Drawing for selling more than 25 raffle tickets)
Congratulations to all of the winners, and once again thank you to everyone for supporting our Home and School fundraiser!
Dress Down Day Thursday, October 5th 
Student Council will be hosting a football dress down day on Thursday, October 5th, Wear the colors and/or jersey of an NFL, high school, or college team you wish to represent. If you wish to participate in this event, please bring a dollar to school by Thursday morning. Student Council members will come around daily to collect the money. Students must follow the guideline for alternate dress down days found on pages 31 and 32 of the Parent Handbook. The proceeds from this fundraiser will help offset the cost of pumpkins for our classroom pumpkin contest later this month. Thank you for supporting our Student Council! 
Bake Sale for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief 

Hello families,

My name is Bob Acevedo. My wife Kasia and I have 3 daughters, our oldest who completed primary education here at Saint Catherine school, and we currently have two more daughters attending. I have been asked by many of you about my family in Puerto Rico. They, like so many Americans on the island, are safe but in need of our support after the devastation left by hurricanes Irma and Maria. Many families like my mom's sister and my dad's brother had their roofs blow off and lost almost everything in their homes. This is just a small example of what they are facing on the island.

Our school would also like to help out with the relief effort and raise money to get basic supplies, food, water, medicine, and fuel.

We will be organizing a bake sale on Thursday, October 5th and are asking for volunteers to help with donating home baked goods that will be sold after school. If you are willing and able to bake, please bag the goodies in small ziplock bags and deliver to school by 1 PM.

Also, this Sunday, October 1st, we will be selling store-bought sweets during all three masses. We are looking for people who would like to either purchase goods or help us with the sale during any of the masses.

Please reach out to me at 847-951-2233 with any questions and to let me know what you would like to help with.

If you are unable to make it to the bake sale you can still help out by donating at http://unidosporpuertorico.com/en/. This is an effort organized by Beatriz Rosselló, the wife of Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, to support hurricane victims in Puerto Rico.

We truly appreciate everyone's effort in this endeavor.

Thank you,

Bob Acevedo

TRIP (Tuition Reduction Incentive Program)
It's never too late to start saving money on your tuition! Sign up for a free account at www.shopwithscrip.com to start earning rebates back on your tuition. 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, October 2nd . 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.
Check your child's backpack! 
The 5th and 8th grade classes kindly ask you to check your child's backpack for some fun shopping opportunities!  
Family Fun Night & Trunk or Treat - Flyers attached  
The 2nd grade class is proud to host our annual Family Fun Night on Friday, October 20th from 6:30-8:30pm . We invite all students and school staff to join us for a good time with family and friends. We are planning on a fun evening which includes: costumes, snacks, games, entertainment, and trunk or treating! We are requesting that all of our guests participate in candy pass during the truck or treat. All families with cars participating in the candy pass will be entered in a raffle to win a ONE MONTH TUITION CREDIT good for one student ($355). All staff with participating cars will be entered to win a $100 ELLE SALON GIFT CARD . Addition information will be sent home with students. Please RSVP by returning the forms to school by October 11th . Email Vanessa Krenz vvkrenz@gmail.com with any questions, to volunteer, or if you would like to offer any contributions for the night.  
Congratulations to our new National Junior Honor Society officers. Our new president is Madison Ellett. The new vice president is Connor Weydert and the new secretary is William Diamond.  We are excited to have these students as our new leaders and we are looking forward to to a very eventful school year.
Lou Malnati's Fundraiser for Athletics - Flyer attached
Beginning Monday, October 2 Athletics will be selling Lou Malnati's frozen pizza coupons for $13 each. Just take your pizza coupons to any Lou Malnati's and redeem for frozen pizzas. The Carpentersville location is set to open in November so it's great timing! The profits from this fundraiser will go towards purchasing new uniforms for our sports teams. The coupons will be for sale at the home games as well as in the school office! All orders must be received by Monday, October 16th with coupons being delivered by November 1 . Please see the attached flyer.
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  or contact the parish office at 847-426-2217. 
Home and School Meeting Minutes - Flyer attached
Our Home and School Board had their monthly meeting on September 19th. For more information about what was discussed, please see the Minutes from the meeting which are attached to this Dialogue.
Art Club is Back
Art Club is back and our next meeting will be on Wednesday, October 4th. We will meet in the art room from 3:05PM to 4:15PM. 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
Box Tops for Education
Our classroom competition for who can bring in the most box tops has begun! Last week, our 3rd grade class brought in the most box tops! Which class will it be this week?
Box tops will be counted each week so classes can see who is in the lead! 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. 16th. C ontact 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
Monday, October 2nd is the last chance to register for Chess Scholars with the early bird discounted rate of $112.50. To register your child please log in to their website at www.chessscholars.com/signup. All students in grades K-8 are welcome to join and no previous knowledge of chess is necessary. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
Important Dates:
  • Monday, October 2nd - Last day to register for Early Bird discount for Chess Scholars
  • Tuesday, October 3rd - Athletic Meeting 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, October 4th - Van's Frozen Custard Dine and Share 11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday, October 6th - Teacher Institute Day - No School
  • Monday, October 9th - Columbus Day - No School
  • Thursday, October 12th - Chess Scholars starts 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Friday, October 13th - Last day to turn in Box Tops for classroom competition 
  • Monday through Wednesday, October 16th - 18th   5th Grade to Camp Ed's
  • Friday, October 20th - Family Fun Night and Trunk or Treat 6:30 - 8:30PM
  • Friday, October 27th - 7th and 8th Grade Dance at St. Catherine's
Enjoy your weekend!