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The Dialogue 10/20/2017

Updated on Oct 20, 2017 02:40 PM by Office, School
St. Catherine of Siena
The Dialogue
October 20, 2017
No bus service available on Friday, October 27th.
Please make alternative arrangements for your child's transportation after school. 
 Family Fun Night & Trunk or Treat - Tonight!
The 2nd grade class is proud to host our annual Family Fun Night on Friday, October 20th from 6:30-8:30 pm.  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.
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 - Extra order form attached 
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, Band, NJHS, Student Council, Altar Servers, and Sacristans. Boys Basketball pictures will be taken in February once the students have received their new uniforms. Art Club and Chess Club pictures will also be taken in February. Envelopes for team picture orders were sent home with students today and will need to be returned to school with payment on picture day, October 24th.   If you need an extra order form, please use the form attached to this Dialogue. 
Students should wear their sports uniform to school and bring their school uniform with them to change into after they are through with their pictures.
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. 
Halloween Classroom Parties
Halloween classroom parties will take place for students on Tuesday, October 31st. Students in PK3 and PK4 will begin their parties at 10:00 am. Kindergarten - 8th grade parties will begin at 2:00 pm with the costume parade taking place at 2:40 pm. Students will be dismissed right after the parade. Students in grades PK3 - 5th grade may wear costumes. Please remember that costumes should be in good taste and no weapons will be allowed. Any object that is considered to be a weapon will be kept in the office until the end of the school day. Students in grades 6th - 8th may have a dress down day. 
Bears vs. Packers Athletic Event on Sunday, November 12th
Hello Spartan Fans! Whether you like the Bears or the Packers, come out and show your support for our Spartans on November 12 at Rosie O’Hare’s in East Dundee. We have a private room reserved to enjoy watching the Bears/Packers game together and hope to have a great turnout for this fundraiser for new uniforms for our athletes. The buffet will be delicious and kid friendly. We will arrange activities for the kids based on RSVPs so please return the flyer to let us know you will be joining us!

When: Sunday November 1212:00pm Kick Off
Where: Rosie O’Hare’s East Dundee
Details: Private room with buffet including Chicken Wings, Mini Tacos, Salad, Sandwiches and Pasta. Cash Bar.
Cost: $25 adults, $15 students
Extra fun: Football squares and strip cards

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!
TRIP (Tuition Reduction Incentive Program)
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. 
Village of West Dundee Halloween Party - Flyer attached
Come join the fun this Saturday, October 21st at Grafelman Park in West Dundee for our annual Halloween Party. Please see the flyer attached for more details.
Show your Spartan Colors and Pride! - Flyers attached
Thank you to everyone who placed an order for spirit wear! Orders will be sent home with students once they have arrived. If you missed ordering this month, we will be placing another order in early November. Please use the attached flyer to order. Our first Spirit Wear day will be on Friday, November 17th. All proceeds from the orders will help purchase new athletic uniforms for our sports teams. 
October 25th last day to order November Lunches
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.
Box Tops for Education
Thank you to everyone who sent in box tops for our first classroom competition of the year! Our 1st grade class was the winner of the  classroom competition! Keep up the great work collecting the box tops especially during the upcoming holiday season. 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:
  • Friday, October 20th - Family Fun Night and Trunk or Treat 6:30 - 8:30 PM
  • Tuesday, October 24th - Picture retake day / PreK-3 Picture day / XC, GVB, Band, NJHS, Student Council, Altar Servers, and Sacristans.
  • 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 - All Saint's Day School Mass 9:00 AM 
  • Wednesday, November 1st Teacher In-Service - Early Dismissal at 11:30 AM
  • Sunday, November 5th - Parent Social at Crystal Lake Brewing Company 1:00 PM 
  • Sunday, November 12th - Bears vs Packer's game at Rosie O'Hares 12:00 PM
Have a great weekend!