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The Dialogue 09/27/2019

Updated on Sep 27, 2019 05:01 PM by Office, School
St. Catherine of Siena  
The Dialogue
September 27, 2019
Virtue of the month: Kindness  
Spartan Sweepstakes Raffle Winners!
Thank you so much to our school families for your participation in our annual Spartan Sweepstakes! It was a tremendous success and the funds raised will help offset our maintenance and operational costs for this school year. The drawing was held today with Miss Cannon and Mrs. Jordan pulling the winning raffle tickets. The winners of this year's raffle are:
1st Prize Winner - $1,000.00 The Holland Family
2nd Place Prize Winners (2) $500.00 Lauren Dooley and Igor Djordjevic
3rd Place Prize Winners (3) $250.00 The Biosca Family, Jodie Meisner, and Lori Bright
4th Place Prize Winners (5) $100.00 The Holland Family, The Jimenez Family, Myles Nelson, Roland Schmidt, Rama Singavarapu
Winners of a $25.00 Gift Card
 Chamaine Biosca, Jessica Cox, The Ellsworth Family, Kaitlyn Pasillas, Jenny Wagh, Steve Schaefer, The Prokhorov Family, The Astacio Family, Diana Witt, Garry Garcia,
Cameron (sold by the Skala Family), Tracy Wahl, The Lyles Family, Ana Anaya, The Bartosik Family, Jose Cortez, and Ma Cristina Garcia 
Drawing for selling more than 25 raffle tickets ($100.00 TRIP cards of choice) -The McKone Family  
Congratulations to all of the winners! Formal notifications to all winners will be sent out next week. Thank you to everyone for supporting our St. Catherine School!  

Parents Night Out Bean Bag Tournament Tonight!

The big moment has arrived! Join us tonight for our Parents Night Out Bean Bag Tournament! Attendees should meet in the school gym between 6:00 and 6:15 pm.  Beer, wine, and food from Duke's Blues and BBQ will be available for purchase to help raise money for St. Catherine's School. Please bring cash or check for entry fee and beer/wine.  This is not limited to only St. Catherine's parents, so please plan to bring a group of friends, and lets make this a great turnout. Must be 21 or older to attend. You can form 2-person teams to compete in the tournament OR JUST COME AND HANG OUT AND YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PLAY. Walk ins are welcome! The fee is $20.00 per team to enter the tournament. An award will go to the 1st place team! 

Thank you sincerely for the support! We look forward to a great night. Please do your best to invite at least one team of friends/family to join in the fun and showcase the school community and show how much fun we have at St. Catherine’s! 
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. 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. Students in grades 6-8 should attend the parent teacher conference. 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.
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 7:15 pm in the gym. Please join us if you
Fall Session of Chess Scholars Club starting in October (Registration flyer attached)
St. Catherine's will once again be offering our students the opportunity to join the Chess Scholars Club. The first session begins on Thursday, October 3rd right after school. All students in Kindergarten - 8th grade are welcome to participate and no previous knowledge of chess is necessary. Please see the attached flyer for information on how to register your child for this program. Early bird registration ends September 26th.
Reduce your Tuition with our TRIP Program!
Fall is in the air and now is a great time to purchase gift cards for your tailgating parties! Consider purchasing Walmart, Target, Meijer, Jewel or Woodman's cards for all your football snacking! Just in time for all your fall needs, Walmart has just added a re-loadable option to their cards. No need to wait for your Walmart cards to come in, just reload a card you are currently using with your presto pay account and keep shopping!
However, 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 30th. 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.
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 day No School
  • Monday, October 14th - Columbus Day No School
Be Loving. Be Faithful. Be St. Catherine's.