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The Dialogue 10/12/2018

Updated on Oct 12, 2018 02:06 PM by Office, School
St. Catherine of Siena
The Dialogue
October 12, 2018

Come out and watch our Spirit Squad perform and cheer on our 8th Grade Girls Volleyball team as they play their last home match.

Any student that attends the PACK the PLACE event will be entered into a drawing for a dress down day!
5 winners will be announced prior to the game starting.
5:30pm - 5th Grade Girls Volleyball Match vs St. Mary's Elgin
6:15 - 8th Grade Girls Volleyball Recognition and Spirit Squad performs
The 8th Grade Girls Volleyball Match vs St. Mary's Elgin will begin immediately following the Spirit Squad performance
Hope to see all of you there!
Individual Picture Retakes and Team Picture Day - Tuesday, October 23rd
Our individual picture retake day is schedule for Tuesday, October 23rd. 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. Students will need to return the pictures they have already received in order to have their picture retaken.
Sports Portraits will also be here taking team and group pictures. The following sports and groups will have their pictures taken: Cross Country, Girls Volleyball, Boys Basketball, Band, NJHS, Student Council, Altar Servers, and Sacristans.  Envelopes for team and group pictures will be sent home with students next week and will need to be returned to school with payment on picture day,  October 23rd.
Last Day for Uniform Shorts
Per the Parent/Student Handbook, Monday, October 15th is the last day that students will be allowed to wear their uniform shorts. Students may resume wearing shorts beginning April 1, 2019.    
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 26th 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.
Student Council Events
St. Catherine of Siena Student Council is sponsoring two events this month. The first is  Mismatch Monday Dress Down Day on Monday, October 22 . It will be $1 to participate, and all money raised will go toward future student council activities. Students can wear colors, patterns, and styles that don’t match, but please remember to follow dress down day guidelines in the handbook. Student Council representatives will be around to collect money each morning next week, starting on Monday, October 15th.  

The second event is the annual coat drive. We will be collecting gently used coats, boots, hats, gloves, and scarves. These items will be donated to FISH. Students can begin bringing in items on October 22, and the drive runs through November 2. Items can be sent to school with your child and student council members will collect the items from the classrooms.  Thank you for supporting Student Council! 

November Lunch Orders
The site is now open for ordering November lunches. Beginning in November, our Monday lunch option will be Subway sandwiches. Please check out the new options being offered. November lunches can be ordered through Friday, October 26th. Please make sure to place your order soon as we are not able to add on orders once the link has closed.
Morning Spartan Care Program Update  
The before school program is going well. We consistently have students on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday but have not had very many students on Mondays or Fridays. With this in mind rather than canceling the program on Monday and Fridays, Mrs. Cunningham who runs the program, is willing to have early morning care on Monday and Friday on an as needed basis. If you want to drop your child off on Monday please let Mrs. Cunningham know via email at saxymarine00@yahoo.com before noon on Sunday. If you want to come on Friday morning, please email her before noon on Thursday. We are happy that this program is helping the families who need child-care before school. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will continue as a drop in program and Monday and Friday will be available if you notify Mrs. Cunningham in advance.  
Lou Malnati's Fundraiser for Athletics - Order Form attached
St. Catherine’s Athletics is selling Lou Malnati's Frozen Pizza Coupons to benefit the athletics department. Athletics is not only responsible for funding new equipment, uniforms, and all the sports expenses, but also the upkeep and maintenance of the gym. Please help support our Athletics program by purchasing some pizza coupons. The coupons are $13 each. Sales will continue through Monday, October 15 . Please print the attached order form and return it to the school office with cash or check made payable to St. Catherine of Siena by October 15th. If you have any questions please email Shannon Gassman or Nora Duran at athleticdirector@st-cath.net Thank you!
Family Fun Night & Trunk or Treat - RSVP form attached
The Home and School Association of St. Catherine's is proud to sponsor our annual Family Fun Night on Friday, October 19th 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!  All families with cars participating in the Trunk or Treating will be entered in a raffle to win a frighteningly fabulous gift basket valued at $200.00. Thank you to KVS Top Side Construction for donating this great prize! Please return the attached RSVP form by Monday, October 15th if your family plans to attend.
ST. CATHERINE'S TRIVIA NIGHT! - Registration form attached
Home and School is still accepting table registrations for Trivia Night on Saturday,  November 3rd.  The theme for the night will be the  80's ! (Don't worry - not all the questions will be '80s themed.) There will be silent auction items, raffles, appetizers, and a table decorating contest. So, start thinking of your table decorations and line your babysitter up! Registration forms are due back on Monday, October 29th. Tables fill up quickly, so grab some friends and family, reserve a table, and join us for this incredibly fun annual event!
Reduce your tuition with our TRIP Program
Did you know that our TRIP program offers cards with rebates of 10% or more that can be applied towards your tuition? Some of these popular cards are AMC, Old Navy, Bath and Body Works, Chipotle, Chili's, Dominoes Pizza, Macy's, and 1-800-Flowers. Why not give TRIP a try for a month to see how much money you can save on your tuition!
If you would like to place an order online or set up a TRIP account, please use the following link https://www.shopwithscrip.com. 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, October 15th. 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.
Important Dates:  
  • Pack the Place and 8th Grade Girls Volleyball Recognition - Starts at 5:30 PM in the School Gym
  • Saturday, October 13th - Golf Outing at Randall Oaks 11:00 AM
  • Monday through Wednesday October 15th - 17th 5th Grade to Camp Ed's
  • Tuesday, October 16th - Home and School Meeting 7:00 PM
  • Friday, October 19th - Family Fun Night 6:30 - 8:30 PM
  • Tuesday, October 23rd - Individual Picture Retakes and Sports/Group Pictures
  • Friday, October 26th - End of 1st Quarter
  • Friday, October 26th - 7th and 8th Grade Dance at St. Catherine's
  • Thursday, November 1st (All Saints Day) - School Mass at 8:45 AM / Early dismissal at 11:30 AM (No bus service available)
  • Saturday, November 3rd - Trivia Night 6:30 PM in the School Gym
  • Wednesday, November 14th - Education Commission Meeting 7:00 PM in the McKinstra Room

Have a great weekend!