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The Dialogue 10/26/2018

Updated on Oct 26, 2018 03:08 PM by Office, School
St. Catherine of Siena
The Dialogue
October 26, 2018
**Last Chance to Register for Trivia Night 2018!**
Put on your favorite '80's attire, grab some friends,
and get ready  for a fun-filled evening of challenging questions!
(Not all questions will be '80's related) 
RSVP forms have been sent home and tables are quickly filling up!
Date: Saturday - November 3rd, 2018
Doors open at 6:30 PM, Trivia Rounds start at 7:00 PM
$25.00 per person or $225.00 for a Table of 10
Silent Auction - Raffles - Appetizers
Table Decorating Contest - Cash Bar Available
Registration Deadline Monday, October 29th - Registration Form Attached Below
Must be 21 or older to attend
Some of the Silent Auction items are  VIP seating at the Christmas program, Principal for a Day, West Dundee Mayor for a Day, and Blackhawks and Cubs tickets. Raffle items include a Thanksgiving themed baking basket, a Christmas tree, a family game night basket, a grill and so much more! Plus, if you bring in your completed Rubik's cube, you'll receive 5 free raffle tickets! Be sure to get your RSVP into the school office by Monday.  
New Faucets Donated to School
Thanks to an anonymous donor we were able to replace the faucets in both the girls and boys bathrooms on the first floor. The new faucets have sensors on them which allows the children to wash their hands much better than before. With cold and flu season upon us we are very grateful for this fantastic donation!
7th and 8th Grade School Dance Tonight!
St. Catherine's Knights of Columbus will host a dance at St. Catherine's for all St. Catherine students in 7th and 8th grade tonight from 7:00 - 10:00 pm. The cost is $5.00 and there will be light refreshments and beverages available for purchase. Thank you to the Knights for organizing this event for our students!
Halloween Classroom Parties and Parade
Halloween classroom parties will take place for students on Wednesday, 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. Students in grades PK3 - 5th grade may wear costumes. Please remember that costumes should be in good taste, not gory, 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 dress down day on Halloween.The younger students will be parading in the back parking lot after the pledge and prayer (approximately 8:35). Parents are welcome to park in the front lot and walk around the outside of the building to see the students in the back lot. If it is inclement weather, the students will parade in the gym.
Please note that there is no School Mass on the Wednesday, October 31st. We will be going to Mass at 9:00 AM on Thursday, November 1st to celebrate All Saints Day. Students will be dismissed at 11:30 AM on Thursday, November 1st. No bus service will be available. 
Last Day to Order November Lunches
Today is the last day to place your child's November lunch orders. Please make sure to order lunches for the entire month especially the week after Thanksgiving. Many times this week is overlooked. Beginning in November our Monday lunch vendor will be Subway. Proceeds from this lunch will benefit our Athletic program. Please check out the great new options being offered!  As a reminder, we will not be able to add on any orders once the link has closed.
Candy for the Troops 
Please send to school any extra/unwanted Halloween candy to be donated and shipped to our active duty service members around the world. A blue bin labeled “Candy for the Troops” will be in the school lobby from Thursday, November 1st until Monday, November 12th. Candy and cards made by St. Catherine students will then be packed and taken to a drop-off location to be shipped to the men & women serving our country. Please consider donating candy to this worthy cause.  
ButterBraids are Back!
Don't have time to make breakfast on the holiday? Having guests and need an easy treat? Help support the 8th Grade field trip to Washingon D.C. by purchasing a ButterBraid! For the low cost of $14.00 you can bring the taste of the bakery home! Delivery will be on Saturday, November 17th, just in time for the holidays. ButterBraid flavors include apple, raspberry, cinnamon, double chocolate, strawberry cream cheese, cherry, cream cheese, blueberry cream cheese, and four cheese and herb. Please contact one of our 8th grade families to place an order. If you don't know an 8th grade family but would like to place an order, please contact Leslie DeWitt at dewitt2it5@gmail.com or at 847-917-1308.
Tracking Service Hours
As the 1st Quarter comes to an end we would like to remind families to record any service hours you may have completed on the "Track Service Hours" link found under quick links on your Schoolspeak homepage. All families are expected to complete 20 service hours to the school by May, 2019. Single parent families and families who have children only in PK3 and PK4 are expected to complete 10 service hours. There are many opportunities to earn hours through Athletics, Home and School events, and lunchroom volunteering. If you have any questions regarding your service hours, please contact the school office. A summary of your service hours will be emailed to you next week. 
Show your Spartan Colors!
St. Catherine's Athletic program is now offering spirit wear for sale! Please click on the following link to place your order for these great spirit wear items https://stores.inksoft.com/scspirit/shop/home. A portion of every sale will go towards purchases for our athletic program. The first order will be placed on Monday, October 29th so get your orders in soon! Spirit wear orders will be delivered to school in early November.
Student Council Coat Drive
Student Council 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!
Reduce your tuition with our TRIP Program - Order form attached
Did you know that you can make a 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 29th. Please have your payment into the school office by 9:00 AM or pay online with your Presto Pay account.
For a limited time we are attaching paper order forms to the Dialogue for you to use in placing TRIP orders. This will hopefully give families the opportunity to try out the TRIP program to see how easy and convenient it is to save on tuition. This option will be available through December to help you with all your Holiday shopping.   
However, 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 29th. 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.
Save the Date for St. Catherine's Craft and Vendor Fair
St. Catherine of Siena School is once again hosting their annual Craft and Vendor Fair on Sunday, November 18th from 8:30 am - 2:00 pm. The fair is a great way to great some early Christmas shopping done. There are still a few spots left if you would like to reserve a table to sell items. For more information about being a vendor at this event please contact craftandvendor@gmail.com
Important Dates:
  • Friday, October 26th - End of 1st Quarter
  • Friday, October 26th - 7th and 8th Grade Dance at St. Catherine's
  • Monday, October 29th - Trivia Night Table Registrations are due
  • Tuesday, October 30th - Athletic Meeting 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, October 31st - Costume Parade 8:35 AM, PK3 and PK4 Classroom Parties @ 10:00 AM, K-8th Grade Classroom Parties @ 2:00 PM
  • Thursday, November 1st (All Saints Day) - School Mass at 9:00 AM / Early dismissal at 11:30 AM (No bus service available)
  • Saturday, November 3rd - Trivia Night 6:30 PM in the School Gym
  • Tuesday, November 13th - Home and School Meeting 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, November 14th - Education Commission Meeting 7:00 PM in the McKinstra Room
  • Saturday, November 17th - ButterBraid Pickup
  • Sunday, November 18th - Craft and Vendor Fair 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM School Gym

Have a great weekend!