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The Dialogue 09/14/2018

Updated on Sep 15, 2018 12:12 AM by Office, School
St. Catherine of Siena
The Dialogue
September 14, 2018
Spartan Sweepstakes Raffle
We are off to great start with the sales of raffle tickets for our Spartan Sweepstakes! Keep up the great work selling the tickets! All ticket stubs and money are due back on Friday, September 28th by noon with the raffle drawing taking place at 2:45 pm on September 28th. As a reminder, this fundraiser helps to offset the operational budget for our school and startup costs for our school. All families in PreK 4 - 8th grade are required to participate. Extra raffle tickets are available in the school office.
Grand Prize: $1000.00 Cash
2nd Prize: 2 - $500.00 Winners
3rd Prize: 3 - $250.00 Winners
4th Prize: 5 - $100.00 Winners
5th Prize: 20 - $25.00 Target Gift Card Winners
Families who sell more than 25 tickets will be entered into a separate drawing for $100.00 in gift cards. Keep up the great work selling the tickets, and thank you all for your continued support of our school!
Save the Date! Trivia Night is back! This year, Trivia Night will be November 3 in the school gym. The theme will be '80s Night ! (Don't worry - not all the questions will be '80s themed.) So, start thinking of your table decorations and line your babysitter up! More info coming soon! 
Golf Outing at Randall Oaks - flyer attached
St. Catherine's Home and School Association has organized a golf outing event at Randall Oaks Golf Club on Saturday, October 13th! Anyone 13 and older is welcome to attend. Price per golfer is $100.00 and includes 18 holes, a golf cart, two drink tickets, and a buffet dinner. Single golfers will be matched to form teams. A dinner only option is available for non-golfers. Friends and family are welcome to attend. Price is $25.00 for adult and $15.00 for children. All proceeds from the golf outing and dinner will go towards St. Catherine of Siena School improvements. Please see the attached flyer for more information to to register for this fun event!
It's Thanks-Scrip-ing Time! (Tuition Reduction Incentive Program)
We're excited to announce that next Monday, September 17th is the annual Thank-Scrip-ing Day bonus bonanza! Mark your calendars now so you don't miss 24 hours of incredible ScripNow®, Reload, and ReloadNow® bonuses from dozens of your favorite retailers. As always, the list of retailers is TOP SECRET, so you'll have to wait until the promotion begins to see who's participating.
Get ready for this event by setting up a free account today. 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. Our next order will be placed on Monday, September 17th. 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.
Help us pave the way to a brighter future! - flyer attached
The Home & School Association of St. Catherine School is sponsoring a "brick fundraiser". If you would like to have a personalized brick included on the school/church grounds, please complete the attached form and return it to the school office. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the school! 
Box Tops for Education - flyer attached
We are holding a FALLing for box tops classroom competition again! Last year our school received $1360. Every clip counts! Look for those box tops on cereal, snacks, and paper products you already purchase and help our school earn FREE money. You can turn in box tops in a ziploc bag, envelope, or taped box top form labeled with your child's classroom teacher. The winning classroom will win a sweet fall treat.
Spartan Spirit Squad Grades 1st - 4th
We got SPIRIT yes we DO! We got SPIRIT how about YOU?! St. Catherine's Athletics is excited to announce our Spartan Spirit Squad!!! If you would like your daughter(s) to participate on this awesome dance team, please register your daughter through the "Athletics Registration" link found on your Schoolspeak homepage. Let's show our Spartan Spirit!
Art Club is Back!
Welcome Back!!!! Art Club will be starting again on Wednesday, September 19th for 3rd - 8th grade students. We will be meeting in the art room from 3:05PM to 4:15PM every other week. (On the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month) This is time for creating - great for an already started craft project from home, latch hook rugs, potholders, band bracelets, drawing and etc. If your student is interested, please send Mrs. Oskorep an email to confirm and bring $15 for club fees per student with you to the meeting. See you then! Mrs. O
*NEW* "Smart Start Art" Classes - flyer attached
St. Catherine of Siena School is excited to announce a new after school art program for our students in 1st - 3rd grade. The program will be taught by Mrs. Oskorep, our art teacher, in coordination with Afterschool Enrichment Solutions. Your child will discover their inner artist, develop fine motor skills, style, and vision through a variety of inspiring projects. No experience necessary. Registration is required for the class. There is a discount for students registered by September 23rd. "Smart Start Art" will meet on Tuesdays beginning October 2nd. Please see the attached flyer for more information about program.
*NEW* "Let's Code It" and "Let's Build It" Programs - flyers attached
St. Catherine of Siena School is excited to announce two new after school programs for our students. The programs will be taught by Ms. Ruden our 4th - 8th grade science teacher in coordination with Afterschool Enrichment Solutions. Both classes will incorporate STEM learning. The first class "Let's Build It", is an engineering class available for students in grades 1st - 6th and students will focus on the world of robotics. The second class "Let's Code It", is a computer class offered to students in grades 5th - 8th. This course will immerse students in the world of programming. Registration is required for both classes. There is a discount for students registered by September 23rd. "Let's Code It" will meet on Wednesdays starting October 3rd and "Let's Build It" will meet on Thursdays starting October 4th. Please see the attached flyers for more information about both programs.
October Lunch Orders
The site is now open for ordering October lunches. We are now able to offer a lunch option 5 days a week! Home and School is working with Southern Belles Restaurant to provide our Tuesday lunch. Please check out the new options offered. October lunches can be ordered through Friday, September 21st. Please make sure to place your order soon as we are not able to add on orders once the link has closed.
Reporting absences to the school office
If your child will be absent from school due to illness or appointments, please remember to call or email the school office by 9:00 AM on the day of the absence. The school will also need a note from the parent, either written or emailed, to be sent in with the student when they return from the absence.
Youth Choir Information - Flyer attached
A little over a year ago, Father DeBlock requested we start a youth choir in our parish. So far, our youth choir has approximately 12 members but we wish to increase our numbers. The choir sings at the 4:30 Mass on Saturdays, 3 times a month (2nd, 3rd and 4th weekends) and rehearse the Thursdays before at 6:30. We are also now offering additional rehearsals for the school students during their lunch hour and after school on Tuesdays to increase participation. Please prayerfully consider joining us! If interested, fill out the attached form and return it to the school office as soon as possible. If you have questions about the choir, please contact Regina Muscat at music@stcatherinechurch.com or by phone at 847-361-7475.
Important Dates:
  • Tuesday, September 18th - Home and School Meeting 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, September 19th - Art Club 3:05 PM
  • Friday, September 21st - No bus service available
  • Friday, September 21st - 7th and 8th Grade Dance at St. Mary's in Elgin
  • Friday, September 28th - Spartan Sweepstakes Raffle Tickets due - Drawing at 2:45 PM
  • Tuesday, October 2nd - "Smart Start Art" classes begin 3:05 - 4:05 PM
  • Wednesday, October 3rd - "Let's Code It" classes begin 3:05 - 4:05 PM
  • Thursday, October 4th - "Let's Build It" classes begin 3:05 - 4:05 PM
  • Saturday, October 13th - Golf Outing at Randall Oaks 11:00 AM

Enjoy your weekend!