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The Dialogue 11/30/2018

Updated on Nov 30, 2018 03:06 PM by Office, School
St. Catherine of Siena
The Dialogue
Snow Day Makeup Date  
Due to the unexpected snow day this past Monday, we have decided to make up the missed day of school on Wednesday, April 24. We were scheduled to have a teacher institute day, but we will now have a regularly scheduled school day. Please mark your calendars with the updated information.   
Dickens in Dundee Living Windows
A favorite holiday tradition at the beginning of every December is the "Living Windows" that are part of the Dickens in Dundee event held in downtown areas of East and West Dundee. Tonight, some of our students in grades 5-8 will present "We Three Kings" in the store front window of DeWitt Hair Salon at located at 114 Main Street near Emmett's Restaurant. The windows will be active from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Please come by to show your support for our students! 
For more information on all of the events taking place this weekend at Dickens in Dundee, please go to: http://dickensindundee.org/
Santa's Secret Shop
Santa's Secret Shop will be returning to St. Catherine's this year on December 3rd and 4th. Envelopes were sent home with students earlier this week to help them plan for their shopping. Students will have an opportunity to pick up special gifts for families members this Monday and Tuesday during school hours. Most gifts range in price from .50 cents to $11.00. The average gift is in the $2.00 - $3.00 range. Extra envelopes are available in the school office, if needed. Please contact Chamaine Biosca or Jenny Simmons if you have any questions.
Mega Gymnastics/Alexander's FUNdraiser! - flyers attached
Home and School is organizing two awesome FUNdraisers for our school on Friday, December 7th. 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. Flyers were sent home with students last week 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.
Breakfast with Baby Jesus - Invitation and Star attached
Please join us for Breakfast With Baby Jesus on Saturday, December 8th from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM. This wonderful tradition includes: Continental breakfast, a nativity procession, crafts, story, and more. If you would like to provide additional support or aren’t able to attend, please consider sponsoring a star. Invitations and Star Sponsor information are now due. If you haven't had a chance to turn in your RSVP and star, please do so by Monday, December 3rd. If you need additional invitations or stars, please use the forms attached to this Dialogue. Our event falls on the feast of the Immaculate Conception. Please consider joining us for mass before the event at 8:00 AM or immediately following the event at 10:30 AM.  
St. Catherine's School Christmas Program
Our St. Catherine's School Christmas music program will take place on Thursday, December 13th at 6:00 p.m. in the church. Students in 1st - 8th grade should be in their classrooms at 5:30 PM. PreK-4 and Kindergarten students should be dropped off in the McKinstra Room at 5:30 PM.
December/January Lunch Orders
Payment for December lunch orders are now due. Payment can be made with cash or check made payable to St. Catherine of Siena School. Also, the link is now open to place your orders for January lunches. The link will remain open through Friday, December 14th. Please make sure to place your child's order by December 14th as we will not be able to add on orders once the site has closed.
TRIP (Tuition Reduction Incentive Program) - Order sheet attached
The holidays are a great time to get extended family and friends involved in your TRIP fundraiser. Not only will scrip be a great way for them to pay for the holidays, but they'll also help out in saving on tuition for your family! It's super easy for them to sign up for an account or you can place the order for them. Either way the rebates will be credited to your tuition account. With so many people shopping and giving gift cards this season, why not take advantage of earning money towards tuition! Our next order will be placed on Monday, December 3rd.
Please use the attached order forms if you would like to try out using scrip. Forms and payment need to be turned into the school office by 9:00 AM on Monday, December 3rd. If you would like to share the forms with family members to increase your tuition credits, please feel free to do so. If you prefer to set up a new account go to https://www.shopwithscrip.com/ and click on the green "Get Started" tab at the top of the page. Enter in the school code "2CL3966D181" and start shopping! If you have any questions about the TRIP program, please contact the school office.
St. Catherine of Siena Christmas Tree Sales - Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus  

The annual Knights of Columbus Christmas Tree event begins on Friday, November 23rd and will run through Sunday, December 9th. The Tree Stand will be open weekdays from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM and each weekend from 12:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

Select from fresh cut Northern Michigan Christmas Trees such as Fraser Fir, Balsam Fir, and Scotch Pines, including over 30 types of Christmas Wreaths. Fresh garland will also be available. Trees will range in size from 6' - 10' and special tree delivery can be arranged upon request.
Please contact Jim Mangan at jjmango@att.net for questions or to help. Thank you in advance for your patronage and support of this program!  Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus
Hoop Shoot Contest - flyer attached
St. Thomas More School will be hosting a Hoop Shoot Contest on Saturday, December 8th from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. The contest is sponsored by the Elgin Elks Lodge #737. The free throw contest is open to all students ages 8 - 13. Competition is between boys and girls as to who can make the most free throws out of 25 attempts. The winner advances to the Elks District competition on January 13th at Wheaton Park District.  For more information, please see the attached flyer.  
Important Dates:
  • Friday, November 30th - Dickens in Dundee Living Windows 6:00 - 8:00 PM Downtown Dundee
  • Monday and Tuesday, December 3rd and 4th Santa Shop for students 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Wednesday, December 5th - Art Club 3:05 PM
  • Friday, December 7th - MEGA Gymnastics and Alexander's Fundraiser (Please see attached flyers)
  • Saturday, December 8th - Breakfast with Baby Jesus 9:00 - 10:30 AM
  • Thursday, December 13th - Christmas Program 6:00 PM in the church
  • Friday, December 14th - No bus service available
  • Tuesday, December 18th - Home and School Meeting 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, December 19th - Art Club 3:05 PM
  • Friday, December 21st - Classroom Christmas Parties (More information to come)
  • Friday, December 21st - Early Dismissal 11:30 AM   No bus service available