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The Dialogue 2/16/2018

Updated on Feb 16, 2018 09:15 AM by Office, School
St. Catherine of Siena
The Dialogue
February 16, 2018
Early Release at 11:30 AM on Friday, February 16th. No bus service available.
No school on February 19th in observance of President's Day.
Registration for the 2018 - 2019 School Year is now open  
Registration for current school families for the 2018 - 2019 school year is now open! Please login to your Schoolspeak account and click on the tab "Register for 2018-2019". In order to ensure your child's spot for next year, please complete the online registration process by Wednesday, February 28th. The non-refundable registration fee is $100.00 per family if paid on or before February 28th. After February 28th, the registration fee will be $175.00 per family. Tuition must be current before your child's registration will be accepted for next year. If you have questions about your current tuition statement, please contact the school office to set up an appointment with Miss Cannon.
Please make sure to complete your registration by February 28th to confirm your child's placement for next year. We are not able to reserve a spot for your child if the registration has not been turned in. If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact the school office.
Have you registered your Pre-K child yet?
Do you have any younger children at home that you are planning on sending to St. Catherine’s next school year? Did you know that new for next school year our Pre-K3 program will now be meeting three days a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. We are excited about our new 3 days a week program! Our Pre-K4 program will be held Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. If you would like any more information about our Pre-K program please contact Mrs. Johnson for Pre-K4 or Mrs. Urena for Pre-K3. We would love to tell you more about our program. St. Catherine’s Pre-K is a place where faith, friendship, and learning begins!
Mother/Son Date Night at the Main Event - flyer attached
The Mother/Son Date Night will be held on Sunday March 4th.  This exciting event will take place at The Main Event, 2575 Pratum Ave, Hoffman Estates , from 5-8 pm. Wristbands will be available for mothers and sons for $20.95 each. The wristbands include unlimited bowling, laser tag, ropes course, billiards, shuffle board, a 4 hour gaming card, 2 slices of pizza and a medium drink. Please see the flyer attached to this email for more information and to RSVP for this fun event.
Stations of the Cross
Stations of the Cross will be offered every Friday during Lent at 2:15 PM and 7:00 PM beginning today, February 16th. All are welcome to attend.
1st Communion Parent/Child Meeting 
There will be a 1st Communion meeting on Thursday, February 22nd for parents and their children who will be receiving 1st Communion in April from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm. The meeting will take place in the church.
Save money on your next tuition bill!
Looking to save money on your next tuition bill and raise money for the school? Many school families already participate in our TRIP program and earn back monthly rebates towards their tuition. Families order gift cards through the Great Lakes Scrip Program and receive back a rebate percentage on each card which is then applied towards tuition. We would love to add new families to this program!
Create your own online TRIP account by signing up at https://www.shopwithscrip.com/ and place an order for next week to start earning money towards your tuition. The code to create an account is 2CL3966D181. Our next TRIP order will be placed on Monday, February 26th. Please have your payment into the school office by 9:00 AM. If you have any questions about the program, please contact the school office.
TRIP Helper needed
We are looking for someone who might be able to take over processing TRIP orders on a weekly basis for our families. No experience necessary - we will train you! The volunteer would need to be available on Monday mornings to place the orders with Great Lakes Scrip Center. It normally takes about 45 minutes to an hour to get everything processed. Please contact Mrs. Wirkus in the school office if you might be able to help. Thank you!
Valentines Thank You!
Thank you to Mrs. Oskorep and our NJHS Students for decorating our school with so many special valentines! We appreciate all those who participated in our Valentine fundraiser to help offset the extra supplies needed for the Birthday Boxes for the F.I.S.H Food Pantry.
Knights of Columbus Parish Breakfast - March 4th 
Kick off St. Patrick's Month at the Knights of Columbus breakfast March 4th. We have expanded the serving time to run from 8 to 1 o'clock to accommodate 11:30 mass goers!

More than the food will have flavor as this Irish-themed event will have dancers and "the pipes will be a-calling". Enjoy eggs, sausage, bacon, flavored and regular pancakes, potatoes, juice and coffee. Proceeds will go to the youth ministry. Under 4 no charge, 4 through 9 are $5, 10 and over are $10. Cash, check, or Paypal accepted.

7th and 8th Grade Dances - *Updated*
 St. Mary's dance for 7th and 8th grade students will be held on Friday, February 23rd from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Please see the attached flyer for more information. We will notify school families about St. Joseph's dance when and if it is rescheduled.
ALITHSA Registration Now Open
Algonquin Lake in the Hills Soccer Association in now taking registrations for their Spring season for ages 5 -14. Please log on to www.alithsa.org for more information about the league and how to register for the program.
March Lunch Orders
The site is now open to place your lunch orders for March. It will remain open through Wednesday, February 21st. As a reminder, we are not able to add on orders once the site is closed so please be sure to place your orders soon.
Important Dates:
  • Friday, February 16th - Early Dismissal 11:30 AM No bus service available
  • Friday, February 16th - 7th and 8th Grade Dance at St. Mary's School in Elgin
  • Friday, February 16th - Mission Team Italian Dinner in the school gym 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Tickets available in the Parish Office
  • Monday, February 19th - President's Day No School
  • Tuesday, February 20th - Home and School Meeting 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, February 22nd - Parent/Child 1st Communion meeting 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Friday, February 23rd - Spirit Wear Day
  • Sunday, March 4th - Knights of Columbus Parish Breakfast 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Sunday, March 4th - Mother/Son Night at The Main Event 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Enjoy the long weekend!