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The Dialogue 10/13/2017

Updated on Oct 13, 2017 06:07 PM by Office, School
St. Catherine of Siena
The Dialogue
October 13, 2017
Thank you note from the Acevedo Family - Letter Attached
The Acevedo Family is very grateful for the outpouring of goodwill given by so many people who helped to support their fundraising efforts with last week's bake sale. Please see the attached personal letter from them written to our school families.  
Thank you note from Natalia Nieves winner of the Spartan Sweepstakes - Letter Attached
 Some people say that God works in mysterious ways. That seems to be very true for this year's winner of our Spartan Sweepstakes Raffle. Please take a moment to read the letter she sent to us in response to this wonderful gift she received. 
Note from Van's Frozen Custard
Dear St. Catherine School Families,   
Thank you so much for thinking of us for your fundraiser. Across the whole day, I believe it was one of the best Dine and Shares we've ever had! St. Catherine's has awesome support! Thanks again - until next time! Nancy and Chad - Van's Custard  
Our first Dine and Share raised $165.00 for our Home and School Association! Thank you to everyone who came out to support our school! 
Student Council Fundraiser for Breast Cancer
Student council is hosting a breast cancer awareness dress down day on Monday, October 23rd . If you would like to participate in this dress down day, please bring a dollar to school during the week of Oct. 16th-20th. All money will be donated to the Breast Cancer Foundation which uses over 90% of its contributions to help fund research for a cure. Students may only wear pink or white shirts to show their support. Please make sure to follow the dress down guidelines for alternative dress on pages of 31 and 32 of the handbook. Please note that shorts cannot be worn after Oct. 10th. Thank you! 
School Pictures - Tuesday, October 24th
Our retake picture day is schedule for Tuesday, October 24th. Any students who were absent on picture day or who need to have their picture retaken will be able to do so on that day. Pictures will also be taken that day for Prek-3 and the following sports and groups: Cross Country, Girls Volleyball, Boys Basketball, Band, NJHS, Student Council, Altar Servers, Sacristans, Chess Club, and Art Club. Envelopes for team picture orders will be sent home with students next week and will need to be returned to school with payment on picture day, October 24th.
7th and 8th Grade School Dance - Flyer attached
St. Catherine's Knights of Columbus will host a dance at St. Catherine's for all St. Catherine students in 7th and 8th grade on Friday, October 27th from 7:00 - 10:00 pm. The cost is $5.00 and there will be light refreshments and beverages available for purchase. Other schools attending the event are St. Mary's - Elgin, St. Laurence, St. Thomas More, St. Joseph, and St. Charles Borromeo. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
Bears vs. Packers Athletic Event on Sunday, November 12th - Flyer attached
Athletics is organizing a fundraiser to help purchase new athletic uniforms for our sports teams. Come join us November 12th as our Chicago Bears play against the Green Bay Packers! The event will take place at 12:00 PM at Rosie O'Hare's Public House in East Dundee. Please see the attached flyer to RSVP to this fun event!
St. Catherine's Parent Social on Sunday, November 5th
St. Catherine's Home and School Organization is hosting a Parent Social on Sunday, November 5th at the Crystal Lake Brewing Company located at 150 N. Main Street, Crystal Lake. The event will take place from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Must be 21 to attend. Evites were sent out to all school families earlier this week. Please make sure to check your emails for the invitation to this event! Please encourage friends and other family members to attend. 15% of all pint sales will be given back to St. Catherine's School.
St. Catherine Cub Scout Pack 3 Order your Christmas Wreaths and Greenery - Flyer attached
St. Catherine of Siena Cub Scout Pack 3 will be taking orders for Christmas wreaths, greenery and decorating items after all Masses this weekend October 14 & 15 and on October 21 & 22. Wreaths will be available for pick up the weekend of November 25 & 26 after all Masses. Thank you for supporting your parish Cub Scout pack!
7th Annual Knights of Columbus Affy Tapple Sale
The Knights of Columbus will be taking orders for gourmet Affy Tapples after all Masses this weekend. Flyers were sent home with students earlier this week with more information. If you are placing your order through the school, we must receive the payment and form back to school by 9:00 am Monday, October 16th.
TRIP (Tuition Reduction Incentive Program)
Join the many families purchasing Scrip ecards, plastic cards and reloads using the Presto Pay option. It's an easy and secure way to pay for your orders without having to send in payment with your child. 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.
Did you know that you can make payment on your Kohl's charge card using our Kohl's Cares scrip cards? We offer them in the school office as well as online through www.shopwithscrip.com . You can pay off your charge card balance while earning tuition rebates. It's a win-win! Our next order will be placed on Monday, October 23rd . Please have your payment in the school office by 9:00 AM or pay online with your Presto Pay account .
Family Fun Night & Trunk or Treat
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 . 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
Last chance to order Lou Malnati's pizzas to help support our Athletic program!  Lou Malnati's frozen pizza coupons are on sale 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 use the attached flyer to place your order!
Box Tops for Education
Thank you to everyone who sent in box tops for our first classroom competition of the year! We will be announcing the classroom winner of the box top contest on Monday, October 16th. Keep up the great work collecting the box tops! We will be having another classroom competition in a few months. 
Melissa Nosal
Home & School President
Craft and Vendor Fair coming to St. Catherine's - Flyers attached
There are still spaces available for vendors who are interested in participating in our Craft and Vendor Fair which will take place on Sunday, November 19th from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. If you or someone you know might be interested in reserving a spot, please use the attached flyer. 
Important Dates:
  • Monday through Wednesday, October 16th - 18th 5th Grade to Camp Ed's
  • Tuesday, October 17th - Home and School Meeting 7:00 PM 
  • 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
  • Friday, October 27th - No afternoon bus service available
  • Tuesday, October 31st - Classroom Parties PK3 and PK4 at 10:00 AM / K-8 2:00 PM
  • Wednesday, November 1st Teacher In-Service - Early Dismissal at 11:30 AM
Have a great weekend!