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The Dialogue 2/14/2019

Updated on Feb 14, 2019 06:03 PM by Office, School
St. Catherine of Siena
The Dialogue
February 14, 2019
 
  
 
Early Release at 11:30 AM on Friday, February 15th. No bus service available.
No school on Monday, February 18th in observance of President's Day.
 
 
Registration for the 2019-2020 School Year is now open
Registration for current school families for the 2019-2020 school year is now open! Please login to your Schoolspeak account and click on the tab "Register for 2019-2020". In order to ensure your child's spot for next year, please complete the online registration process by Wednesday, February 28th. The non-refundable registration fee is $100.00 per family if paid on or before February 28th. After February 28th, the registration fee will be $175.00 per family.
 
Please make sure to complete your registration by February 28th to confirm your child's placement for next year. We are not able to reserve a spot for your child if the registration has not been turned in. If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact the school office.
 
Thank you, Mrs. Oskorep and NJHS!
Thank you to Mrs. Oskorep and our NJHS Students for decorating our school with so many special valentines! We appreciate all those who participated in our Valentine fundraiser to help offset the extra supplies needed for the Birthday Boxes for the F.I.S.H Food Pantry.  
 
 
Fresh Fruit Friday rescheduled for February 22nd - order form attached
Due to snow days we had in January, our Fresh Fruit Friday from January has been rescheduled for next Friday, February 22nd. If you placed a January order there is no need to place a re-order. If you didn't put an order in but would like do so for next Friday, please complete the attached order form and return it to school by February 20th. The fruit, hopefully cuties (small oranges), will be served at lunchtime. Thank you!    
 
TRIP (Tuition Reduction Incentive Program)
Looking to save money on your next tuition bill and help 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!
 
Create your own online TRIP account by signing up at https://www.shopwithscrip.com/ and place an order for next week to start earning money towards your tuition. The code to create an account is 2CL3966D181. Our next TRIP order will be placed on Monday, February 26th. Please have your payment into the school office by 9:00 AM. If you have any questions about the program, please contact the school office.
 
Have you registered your Pre-K child yet?
Do you have any younger children at home that you are planning on sending to St. Catherine’s next school year? St. Catherine's offers a Pre-K3 program that meets three days a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30 a.m.-11:00 AM. Our Pre-K4 program is held Monday through Friday from 8:30-11:00 AM. If you would like more information about our Pre-K classes, please contact Mrs. Johnson for Pre-K4 or Mrs. Urena for Pre-K3. We would love to tell you more about our programs. If you're ready to register, please use the new student registration form attached to this Dialogue. St. Catherine’s Pre-K is a place where faith, friendship, and learning begins!
 
School Spirit Tastes Great! - Flyer attached
Show your team spirit by joining us for a fundraiser to support St. Catherine's Athletic Program! Head over to the Chipotle at 201 N. 8th Street in West Dundee on Tuesday, February 19th between 4:00 - 8:00 pm and a portion of your sale will come back to our Athletics program. Flyers will be sent home with students next week and will need to be presented at the time of purchase. Thank you for helping support our athletic program!
 
MOTHER/SON DATE NIGHT!
Join the Windy City Bulls at 7:00 PM on Friday, February 22 for St Catherine of Siena’s Mother Son Night ! The Windy City Bulls are the NBA G League affiliate of the Chicago Bulls and will be facing the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, the Affiliate of the Indiana Pacers, at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates.

Mothers & Sons will be participating in the Red, White & Blue Crew holding the giant American Flag on the court during the National Anthem! There is a special $15 offer for St. Catherine of Siena! Tickets must be reserved in advance by February 20th. Please click on the following link to purchase your tickets: https://groupmatics.events/event/SCSFeb22. Hope to see you there!

March Lunch Orders
The site is now open to place your lunch orders for March. It will remain open through Friday, February 22nd. There are a few menu changes being made to the lunch days beginning with Ash Wednesday on March 6th and for Fridays during Lent. The Texan BBQ will now provide lunch for our students on Fridays in place of Culvers. Please check out the great options being offered. Please remember to get your orders placed soon as we are not able to add on orders once the site is closed. Thank you!
 
 

Thom McNamee Memorial St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Have you ever marched in a St. Patrick’s Day parade? Now’s your chance! This year our school will again take part in the annual Thom McNamee Memorial St. Patrick’s Day parade held in East Dundee! We are hoping for LOTS of our students to join in the fun! The parade will take place on Saturday, March 9 at 11:15 a.m. Let’s show our St. Catherine of Siena School pride! Parents are welcome to join in the fun as well. Those that have participated in the past have had a great time. Get together with your scout group, basketball team, volleyball team, classmates etc… and join us! Students from all grade levels are encouraged to participate. Bring a bag or two of candy to distribute along our parade route! Please contact Mrs. Johnson to let her know if you will be marching. More detailed information will be sent out as to the parade route and our parade number. There are many exciting activities happening in Dundee for St. Patrick’s Day for more information be sure to check out dundeestpats.com

 St. Patrick's Day Dinner and Dance - flyer and registration form attached
Come on out to St. Catherine's on Saturday, March 9th for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner/Dance sponsored by the Knights of Columbus! This is a wonderful family event so bring the kids and make a night of it! There will be great food, fun, dancing and entertainment!!  Please see the attached flyer and registration form attached to this Dialogue. RSVP's are required for this event.   Any inquiries can be sent to Jim Mangan at jjmango@att.net 
 
 
Reporting School Absences / Influenza Information - flyer attached
With the return to school and the flu season upon us, we just wanted to share a few quick reminders if your child is sick or has missed a day of school.
  • If your child will be absent from school, please call or email the school office by 9:00 AM on the day of the absence.
  • If your child is sent home from school with a fever, he/she must be fever free for 24 hours without being on fever reducing medication before they are allowed to return to school.
  • Please notify the school office if your child has been diagnosed with a case of Strep throat or Influenza.
  • Students exhibiting stomach flu symptoms should be symptom free for 24 hours before returning to school.
  • Please encourage your child to wash their hands frequently, sneeze and/or cough into their elbow.
  • Students must bring a note with them when returning to school explaining why they were absent.
Please see the attached flu guide for parents attached to this Dialogue for more information how to stay healthy during the flu season.
 
 
Ladywave Basketball Feeder Team Tryouts - Flyer attached
St. Edward High School will be holding tryouts for their Ladywave Feeder Basketball team next Monday, February 18th with a make-up tryout date on Saturday, February 23rd. Girls in grades 5th - 8th are encouraged to tryout. Please see the attached flyer with more information about the dates and times for the tryouts. 
 
Important Dates:
  • Friday, February 15th - Early Release 11:30 AM No bus service available
  • Monday, February 18th - President's Day No School
  • Monday, February 18th - Ladywave Feeder Team Tryouts (See attached information for schedule)
  • Tuesday, February 19th - Chipotle Dine and Share Fundraiser for Athletics 4:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday, February 19th - Home and School Meeting 7:00 PM in the lunchroom
  • Wednesday, February 20th - Art Club after school 3:05 - 4:15 PM in the Art Room
  • Friday, February 22nd - Last day to place hot lunch orders for March
  • Friday, February 22nd - Mother/Son Date Night at the Windy City Bulls
  • Thursday, February 28th - Last Day to Register for the 2019-2020 school year at discounted rate
  • Sunday, March 3rd - Girl Scout Sunday at 11:30 Mass
  • Wednesday, March 6th - Ash Wednesday 
  • Friday, March 8th - Panera Bread Dine and Share
  • Saturday, March 9th - St. Patrick's Day Dinner Dance 6:00 - 11:00 PM in the school gym
Enjoy the long weekend!