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The Dialogue 04/06/2018
Updated on Apr 06, 2018 05:40 PM
St. Catherine of Siena School
April 6, 2018
FACTS Tuition Management - flyer attached
Beginning with the 2018-2019 school year, St. Catherine's will be using FACTS Tuition Management company to manage and process our tuition payments and statements. All families will need to sign up to use this service for their tuition payments. A letter from Miss Cannon was sent out earlier today explaining the details why we are moving forward with a tuition management company. Many of the local catholic schools and high schools are already using FACTS as a way of collecting tuition.
Families will be given three options in setting up their payments: A one time payment in full due in August; two semi-annual payments due in August and January; or a monthly payment spread over a ten month period beginning in August and ending in May. Book Fees and Technology Fees will still be due in July. Payments will need to be linked to a credit card or a checking account.
A link to FACTS Tuition has been set up for our families on both Schoolspeak and our homepage
. We will need all returning school families to register with FACTS by Friday, May 11th so that we have time to set up the accounts before billing begins in July. Families will need to be current with their tuition from this school year in order to register for FACTS. If you have questions about how to register or would like more information about FACTS, please contact the school office or Miss Cannon.
Science Fair Congratulations
Congratulations to the following students who qualified with their papers and projects and will be representing our school at the State Science Fair at Bradley University on April 27th and 28th:
Paper and Project Session
Jacob Breier (8th)
Dalia Acevedo (8th)
Monica Djordjevic (8th)
Haley Plummer (8th)
Adan Cabezudo (8th)
Raja Tilkian (8th)
Maya Dagamac (7th)
Jeric Cacal (8th)
Maya McMinn (7th)
Matthew Novelli (8th)
Samantha Winkler (8th)
Stephanie Dewitt (7th)
Maxwell Holland (7th)
Ashton Niehaus (7th)
Michael O'Brien (7th)
We would also like to congratulate Connor Weydert (8th), Bianca Garcia (8th), Jack Heffelfinger (8th), Jason Jardiel (7th), and Thomas Walla (7th) for qualifying for the regional competition which was held on March 24th. Great job students! A heartfelt thank you to Mrs. Rossi for guiding the students through this process!
Thank you from the 2nd Grade Class!
Thank you for the donations of baby and toddler items for the F.I.S.H Food Pantry. I know everyone who works at the pantry appreciates the help you gave to supply families with much needed items. The donations we received will help many families. We appreciate your help, too, for our special Lenten service project!
Mrs. Schmidt and the Second Graders
Save the Date for Bingo Night
Save the Date! Bingo is back at St. Catherine! We will have Bingo on
April 28 at 5:30
in the St. Catherine school gym for adults 21 and over. But, there is no need for a babysitter! There will also be kids bingo and other kids activities in the school lunchroom. More details coming soon!
Spartan Care position available for next year
We are currently looking to hire someone for our after school Spartan Care program for next year. The potential candidate should be available to work 2-3 days per week from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm. This is a paid position. Please contact Miss Cannon if you are interested in applying for the job.
GRASP Summer Program - (Flyer attached)
Flyers were sent home with students today for the GRASP program which helps students maintain reading and math skills while they are on their summer vacation. The program should take approximately one hour a week to complete each lesson. New this year is the option for students in 4th - 8th grade to do the program online. K-3 will only have the workbook option.
If you are interested in signing your child up for the program please complete the attached flyer and return it to school by Friday, April 20th.
Mega Gymnastics/Alexander's FUNdraiser! - flyers attached
Home and School is organizing two awesome FUNdraisers for our school on Friday, April 20th. MEGA Gymnastics will donate $5.00 back to the school for each $7.00 admission fee paid between 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm and Alexander's Restaurant will donate 20% of all food and drink purchases between 4:00 pm and 10:00 pm. Grab your kids, friends, and family and make a night of it while helping to support our school. Students were sent home with flyers today for both of these FUNdraisers. Flyers are required at the time of purchase for the school to get credit. Please feel free to share the attached flyers with other friends and family.
Musician and traveling worship leader Jackie Francois coming to St. Catherine's
All are invited to celebrate Easter week with an amazing speaker and musician! Singer/songwriter and worship leader Jackie Francois of Orange County, California will present her inspiring story “New Life in Christ” on Friday, April 6 from 7pm-9pm for teens and Saturday, April 7, 2017 from 9am -1pm for all ages here at St. Catherine of Siena Church.
This will be a special opportunity for teens, individuals, and couples to become enlightened about their faith with inspirational stories and original music and songs. Jackie is an artist with OCP/ SpiritandSong.com and has released two albums, “Your Kingdom is Glorious” and “Divine Comedy”. They are available on iTunes or SpiritandSong.com.
There is no cost to attend. Free will donations will accepted for the Saturday presentation. Babysitting will be available for children, ages 3 and up, on Saturday. Reservations for babysitting are requested. For information, contact Brianna Wessel, director of adult education, at 847-426-2217.
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!
Friends and other family members can also participate to help earn rebates towards your tuition.
Create your own online TRIP account by signing up at
and place an order for next week to start earning money towards your tuition. The code to create an account is 2CL3966D181. Please have your TRIP order payment in the school office by 9:00 AM on Monday, April 9th. If you have any questions about the program, please contact the school office.
Friday, April 6th and Saturday, April 7th - Jackie Francois at St. Catherine's (See above information)
Tuesday, April 17th - Home and School Meeting 7:00 PM (Lunchroom)
Wednesday, April 18th - Education Commission Meeting 7:30 PM (McKinstra Room)
Friday, April 20th - Mega Gymnastics/Alexander's FUNdraiser (Information above)
Friday, April 20th - No bus service available
Sunday, April 22nd - 1st Communion Mass 1:30 PM
Wednesday, April 25th - School Mass at 8:45 AM followed by Honor Roll and Artist Spotlight Awards
Saturday, April 28th - Bingo Night 5:30 PM
Wednesday, May 2nd - May Crowning Mass 8:45 AM
Thursday, May 3rd - Athletic Award Ceremony 6:30 PM
Sunday, May 6th - Spring Vendor Craft Show 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM (School Gym)
Friday, May 11th - Online registration for FACTS Tuition due
Thursday, May 24th - Summer Send Off/All school picnic
Friday, May 25th - 8th Grade Graduation 6:00 PM (Church)
Monday, May 28th - Memorial Day no school
Friday, June 1st - Last Day of School
Have a wonderful weekend!
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