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The Dialogue 09/13/2019

Updated on Sep 17, 2019 02:27 PM by Office, School
St. Catherine of Siena  
The Dialogue
September 13, 2019
Virtue of the month: Kindness

Volunteer Forms for the 2019-2020 School Year (forms attached)
As most of you know, the Diocese of Rockford requires all adults to complete certain forms in order to volunteer in the school. Due to some recent changes in the following handbooks, "Guidelines for Youth and Those Working with Youth" and "Norms for Prohibition for Sexual Abuse and Misconduct" we will need ALL of our volunteers to sign and return the forms attached to this Dialogue in order to be in compliance to volunteer. Forms signed before September 1st will not be recognized. Copies of the handbooks are also attached for you to review. Please return these documents to the school office by Friday, September 20th. If you have any questions about the forms please contact the school office.
Art Club is Back!
Welcome Back!!!! Art Club will be starting again on Wednesday, September 18th for 3rd - 8th grade students. We will be meeting in the art room from 3:05PM to 4:15PM every other week. (On the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month) This is time for creating - great for an already started craft project from home, latch hook rugs, potholders, band bracelets, drawing and etc. If your student is interested, please send Mrs. Oskorep an email to confirm, bring $20 for club fees per student, and art supplies with you to the meeting. See you then! Mrs. O
October Lunch Orders
The site is now open for ordering October lunches. We are now able to offer a lunch option 5 days a week! Our Tuesday lunch will be McDonald's and proceeds from the lunch will help fund our Home and School. October lunches can be ordered through Wednesday, September 25th. Please make sure to place your order soon as we are not able to add on orders once the link has closed.  
Spartan Sweepstakes Raffle
We are off to great start with the sales of raffle tickets for our Spartan Sweepstakes! Keep up the great work selling the tickets! All ticket stubs and money are due back on Friday, September 27th by noon with the raffle drawing taking place at 2:45 pm on September 27th. As a reminder, this fundraiser helps to offset the operational budget for our school and startup costs for our school. All families in PreK 4 - 8th grade are required to participate. Extra raffle tickets are available in the school office.
Grand Prize: $1000.00 Cash
2nd Prize: 2 - $500.00 Winners
3rd Prize: 3 - $250.00 Winners
4th Prize: 5 - $100.00 Winners
5th Prize: 20 - $25.00 Target Gift Card Winners
Families who sell more than 25 tickets will be entered into a separate drawing for $100.00 in gift cards. Keep up the great work selling the tickets, and thank you all for your continued support of our school!
School Mass time change for Wednesday, September 18th
Due to students taking standardized tests during the week of September 16th, our school Mass will take place at 1:00 PM not at the usual morning time of 8:45 AM. All are welcome to attend.
Home and School News
Thank you to everyone who attended our first Home and School Meeting last week! We look forward to working with all of our families on all the great events and activities we have planned for the school year. Our next home and school meeting will be on Wednesday, October 9th at 7:00 PM in the lunchroom. We hope to have another great turnout of parents. There is still time to register for our Parent's Night Out Bags Tournament. Grab some family and friends and join us for a fun night out! Please see the information below for more details.   
1st Annual Back to School Bags Tournament (form attached)
All parents are invited out to the 1st Annual Back to School Bags Tournament at St. Catherine’s. This event is open to all friends and family and is not limited to St. Catherine’s Parents. So, please tell your friends and get you teammate for the bags tournament.

WHO: All St. Catherine’s Parents as well as additional family and friends

WHEN: Friday, September 27, 2019 at 7pm

WHERE: St. Catherine’s Gym

WHAT: 2-person teams will compete in bags Tournament to raise money for St. Catherine of Siena School. $20 cash or check entry fee per team. Beer and wine will be for sale at the event to raise additional funds. Prizes will be awarded to 1st place winners.

Please return the form to the school office by Friday, September 20th.

Save money on your tuition with our TRIP Program (Tuition Reduction Incentive Program )

Shop with Scrip is now offering a new way to purchase scrip cards! In addition to linking a bank account (PrestoPay™), you can now choose the option to pay for gift cards with a credit card. 

Important details about this new payment option:
  • Credit card types: Visa and Mastercard are accepted.
  • Rebates: The rebate amount is the same any way you pay.
  • Purchases: A 2.6% fee is added to your order total each time you pay with a credit card. You will have instant access to eGift cards and reloads.
Please click on the following link https://www.shopwithscrip.com/ to set up a free account today and place an order to start saving on your tuition. 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. If you have any questions, please contact the school office.
Important Dates:
  • Friday, September 13th - 7th and 8th Grade Dance at St. Mary's in Elgin
  • Wednesday, September 18th - All school Mass 1:00 PM (Please see information above)
  • Wednesday, September 18th - Art Club 3:05 - 4:15 PM (Please see information above)
  • Friday, September 20th - No bus service available
  • Friday, September 27th - Back to School Bags Tournament 7:00 PM in the school gym
  • Wednesday, October 9th - Home and School Meeting 7:00 PM
  • Friday, October 11th - Teacher in service No School
  • Monday, October 14th - Columbus Day No School
Be Loving. Be Faithful. Be St. Catherine's.