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The Dialogue 03/15/2019

Updated on Mar 15, 2019 02:01 PM by Office, School
St. Catherine of Siena
The Dialogue
March 15, 2019
 
 
"For by the sacrament of Confirmation, (the baptized) are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit.
Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed."
 
Please keep our 8th grade students in your thoughts and prayers this weekend as they receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday, March 16th. 
 
    Emma Blatz Maya Dagamac    
    Stephanie DeWitt Ava Gatenby    
    Cecilia Harkins Maxwell Holland    
    Jason Jardiel Nicolas Maloney    
    Kara Michonski Angel Monarrez    
    Ashton Niehaus Emily Nnodi    
    Michael O'Brien Jane Quanstrom    
    Dansel Urbano Thomas Walla    
    Dylan Zdybel      
 
 
NCEA Parent Newsletter (attached)
Attached to this Dialogue is the current edition of the NCEA newsletter for parents. This month's edition focuses on "Embracing Lent as a Family." Some suggestions are going to confession together as a family, setting up a family Lenten goal, celebrating the saints, connecting with our church community, caring for the poor, letting your children take the lead, and evangelizing and connecting to those around you. Please take a few moments to read through the newsletter for some great ideas on how to enhance your Lenten journey. 
 
Stations of the Cross
Stations of the Cross will be offered every Friday during Lent at 2:15 PM and 7:00 PM. Students will be attending the 2:15 pm session of Stations of the Cross weekly. Parents are welcome to attend.
 
Thank you, Parade Participants!
Thank you to all the families that came out last Saturday to walk with us in Dundee's St. Patrick's Day parade! We had such an amazing turnout and we appreciate all the wonderful support and representation from our school families. A special thank you to Mrs. Johnson who organized this fun event for our school!  
 
Save the date for Bingo Night!
St. Catherine's Home and School Board is organizing a Bingo Night on Saturday, April 13th. Doors will open at 5:30 and Bingo will start at 6:00. More information to come in the next few weeks. 
 
TRIP (Tuition Reduction Incentive Program)
Spring Break is almost here and now is a great time to stock up on gift cards for any trips you may be taking! Shop with Scrip offers several options for travel including: Hotels.Com, Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, Princess, Celebrity, and Carnival Cruise Lines, and Disney gift cards. For those of you staying closer to home, why not pick up some AMC or Cinemark movie cards along with gift cards to your favorite restaurants? Each card will provide a rebate back towards your next tuition payment.
 
Our next TRIP order will be placed on Monday, March 18th but you can always purchase Scripnow cards online and use them right away. Create your own online TRIP account by signing up at https://www.shopwithscrip.com/ . The code to create an account is 2CL3966D181. If you would like more information about this program, please contact the school office.
 
New policy for picking up students
Beginning this past Monday we began implementing a new policy for students who need to leave school early. Parents will need to come into the school office to sign out their child if they are being dismissed for any appointments, or are going home due to illness. This new policy is being started in an effort to help with our school record keeping. Thank you for your understanding. If you have any questions, please contact the school office.
 
Snow Day Makeup Date
Due to the unexpected snow day on Monday, December 10th, we will be making 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. No other snow days will need to be made up as they were considered virtual learning days.
 
April lunch orders
The link is now open to place your orders for April lunches. The link will remain open through Wednesday, March 20th. Please make sure to place your order soon as we are not able to add on orders once the site has closed.
 
Collection for F.I.S.H. Food Pantry
The Second Graders and NJHS will be taking up a collection of items for babies and toddlers during Lent for the F.I.S.H. Food Pantry. They could use our help in collecting diapers, wipes, blankets, pacifiers, etc., to help with the needs of babies and toddlers in our area. F.I.S.H. cannot take jar baby food. Please help if you can! Anything you can give will be greatly appreciated. Please bring the item(s) to the 2nd grade classroom before or after school. We will be collecting these items until Wednesday, April 10th. Thank you!
 
Registration for the 2019-2020 school year
There is still time to register your child(ren) for the 2019-2020 school year. Please login to you Schoolspeak account and click on the link "Register for 2018-2019". This link will take you through the entire registration process. If you have questions about being able to register for the 2019-2020 school year based on a current outstanding tuition balance, please contact the school office to set up an appointment with Miss Cannon. If you have any other questions about the registration process, please contact Mrs. Wirkus in the school office.
 
7th and 8th Grade Dance at St. Laurence tonight!
St. Laurence School will be hosting a dance for all students in 7th and 8th grade tonight, March 15th, from 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM. The cost for the dance is $5.00 and light refreshments will be available for purchase. Students will need to present their school ID for entrance to the dance.
 
Volleyball Coach needed at St. Edward High School
St. Edward Central Catholic High School has an immediate opening for a boys’ volleyball coach for the spring, 2019 season. An opening is also available for a girls’ volleyball coach for the fall, 2019 season. If interested, please contact Mr. PJ White, Athletic Director at St. Edward High School, athletics@stedhs.org or (847)741-7535 ext 200. Please contact me if you have any questions. Thank your help and support!
 
 
Important Dates:
  • Friday, March 15th - 7th and 8th Grade Dance at St. Laurence School 7:00 - 10:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 16th - 8th Grade Confirmation Mass 10:00 AM
  • Tuesday, March 19th - Home and School meeting 7:00 PM in the lunchroom
  • Wednesday, March 20th - Art Club after school 3:05 - 4:15 PM
  • Wednesday, March 20th - Panera Bread Dine and Share 
  • Saturday, March 23rd - Regional Science Fair at Northern Illinois University
  • Monday, March 25 - Friday, March 29 - No school Spring Break
  • Monday, April 1st - Return to school
  • Wednesday, April 3rd - Art Club after school 3:05 - 4:15 PM
  • Wednesday, April 10th - School Mass at 8:45 AM followed by Honor Roll and Artist Spotlight Awards
  • Wednesday, April 10th - Last day of collection for FISH Food Pantry Project (Please see info above)
  • Friday, April 12th - No bus service available
  • Saturday, April 13th - Home and School Bingo Night in the gym 

 
 
Be Loving. Be Faithful. Be St. Catherine's.