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The Dialogue 10/5/2017

Updated on Oct 05, 2017 06:34 PM by Office, School
St. Catherine of Siena
The Dialogue
October 5, 2017
Friday, October 6th Teacher Institute Day - School Closed
Monday, October 9th Columbus Day - School Closed
TRIP (Tuition Reduction Incentive Program)
Fall is in the air and now is a great time to purchase gift cards for your tailgating parties! Consider purchasing Walmart, Target, Meijer, Jewel or Woodman's cards for all your football snacking! A special promotion is currently running through Friday, October 6th for Dave and Busters. If you plan on watching the games at Dave & Buster's® you can play more for less! Place an order for $25 or more of Dave & Buster's® scrip and receive a bonus $20 for $20 Dave & Buster's® electronic Gameplay Coupon. Supplies are limited so mark your calendars! Offer valid on physical or ScripNow eCards on ShopWithScrip.com from September 30 - October 6. When your qualifying order is released, you will receive a coupon at your ShopWithScrip email address within 24 hours.* Just click the link in the email and confirm your email address to retrieve your Bonus $20 For $20 Dave & Buster's® electronic Gameplay Coupon! Bring your $20 for $20 coupon into Dave & Buster's®, and when you spend $20 on gameplay you'll get a bonus $20!
Our next order will be placed on Tuesday, October 10th . 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! Catalogs and order forms were sent home with students last week. All funds raised will help offset the costs for the 5th grade trip to Camp Ed's and the 8th grade trip to Washington. Orders are due on Friday, October 13th. 
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.
Show your Spartan Colors and Pride! - Flyers attached 
St. Catherine's Athletic program is now offering Spiritwear for sale! We will have a special Spirit Wear Day every month beginning on November 17th. Please use the attached order forms to place your order for these great spirit wear items with our new athletic logo. All proceeds from the sales will go towards purchases for our athletic program. The first order will be placed on October 20th so get your orders in soon!
November Lunch Orders 
The link is now open to place your child's lunch orders for November. Orders can be placed through Wednesday, October 25th. Please make sure to place the order for your child's lunch by October 25th as we will not be able to add on orders once the site has closed. 
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.
Van's Frozen Custard Fundraiser
Thank you to everyone who came out to support our school's first Dine and Share event at Van's yesterday! We had an overwhelming amount of support and participation for this fundraiser and it was great to see so many families attending! We will post the amount raised for St. Catherine's School in a future Dialogue. 
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.
Box Tops for Education
Our classroom competition for who can bring in the most box tops is well underway!  So far over 900 box tops have been turned in. 3rd grade is still leading all the other classrooms in the most box tops brought in! 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
Thursday, October 12th is the first meeting of our Chess Scholars Club. Students will meet right after school from 3:15 - 4:15 PM.
Important Dates:
  • 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 
  • Wednesday, October 11th - School Mass at 8:45 AM in the church
  • Wednesday, October 11th - Family Fun Night RSVP forms due
  • Friday, October 13th - Last day to turn in Box Tops for classroom competition
  • Friday, October 13th - 5th and 8th Grade fundraising orders due
  • 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 the long weekend!