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The Dialogue 09/20/2019

Updated on Sep 23, 2019 02:01 PM by Office, School
St. Catherine of Siena
The Dialogue
September 20, 2019
Virtue of the month: Kindness
Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent teacher conferences will take place on Friday, November 8th this year. We will have conferences from 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM. Students in grades 6-8 should attend the parent teacher conference on November 8th. Sign up will be on Schoolspeak in a few weeks. The Rockford Diocese requires that all parents attend parent teacher conferences in the fall of each school year. If you have a conflict with this day, you may choose to arrange a time just before November 8th to meet with your child’s teacher either before or after school. Often employers will allow a parent to leave work to attend a parent teacher conference, so please check with your company, if necessary. The teachers look forward to talking with you about your child’s progress on November 8th. 

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.
Little Free Library 
Home & School is excited to announce St. Catherine now has our very own Little Free Library! A Little Free Library is a "take a book, give a book " free book exchange. It is located right in the front of the school near the flag pole. It's already loaded with books so feel free to browse & take a book! You can also leave a book for others to take. We hope our school and parish families will get plenty of use from our new library! 
NJHS News 
Congratulations to the new officers for the National Junior Honor Society for the 2019-20 school year.
Max Astacio - President
Taylor Petruczenko - Vice President
McKenzie Everett - Secretary
We look forward to a great year with all of our NJHS members!  
Spartan Sweepstakes Raffle
This is the last week of our Spartan Sweepstakes fundraiser! All raffle tickets and money are due on Friday, September 27th by 12:00 PM. The raffle drawing will take place at 2:45 PM on Friday, September, 27th. This fundraiser helps to offset the initial operational and startup costs for our school each year. Thank you to everyone who has already turned in their money and ticket stubs! Prizes for the raffle are:
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!
SPARTAN SPIRIT DAY is coming soon to St. Catherine's! Why are we doing a Spartan Spirit Day? To give the students an opportunity to show how much they LOVE their school and show their SCHOOL SPIRIT!!!! Students will be given a dress down day on Tuesday, October 15th so break out the blue and gold or wear your favorite SPIRIT wear!  If you are in need of Spirit Wear, here is our link to the spirit wear store  https://stores.inksoft.com/scspirit/shop/home . Check out the great new items being offered this year!
We also hope that we will pack the place that night to cheer on our Spirit Squad and celebrate the 8th grade girls volleyball team's last home game. Game time is 7:15pm in the gym. Please join us if you can!!  
Art Club is Back!
Art Club is back in session!  Students in grades 3rd - 8th are welcome to join.  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. Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, October 2nd. See you then! 
Give TRIP a try!
Did you know that the school office has a limited supply of TRIP cards available for purchase? The school typically stocks the following cards for purchase Jewel, Woodman's, Meijer, Target, Walmart, Panera, Starbuck's, Dunkin'Donuts, Chipotle, Shell, and Speedway along with several other vendors that we keep on hand for easy pick up. If you haven't yet tried TRIP, please consider purchasing from the school office to see how your rebates can start adding up.
If you would like to place an order online 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, September 23rd.   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.
1st Annual Back to School Bags Tournament
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.

St. Edward Central Catholic High School Open House
It's never too early to plan for your future! St. Edward Central Catholic High School, 335 Locust Street, Elgin, Ill., will host an open house for prospective students and their families on Sunday, Nov. 3rd, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Students will lead tours, teachers will host informal informational sessions, and counselors and administrators will be on hand to answer questions. For more information about the school, please check out their website at www.stedhs.org. To schedule a tour, please contact Carolyn Frasor at cfrasor@stedshs.org or by phone at 847-741-7535.
Important Dates:
  • Friday, September 27th - Back to School Bags Tournament 7:00 PM in the school gym
  • Wednesday, October 2nd - Art Club 3:05 - 4:15 PM
  • 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.