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The Dialogue 10/10/2019

Updated on Oct 10, 2019 02:49 PM by Office, School
St. Catherine of Siena
The Dialogue
October 10, 2019
Virtue of the month: Humility
Friday, October 11th Teacher Institute Day - School Closed
Monday, October 14th Columbus Day - School Closed
Spartan Spirit Day - October 15th!
A very special Spartan Spirit Day will take place next Tuesday, October 15th!
Students will enjoy a dress down SPIRIT WEAR day and a pep rally!


Come out to PACK the PLACE on October 15th to watch our Spirit Squad perform and
cheer on our 8th Grade Girls Volleyball team for their Recognition Night.
Any student that attends the PACK the PLACE event will be entered into a drawing for a dress down day!
5 winners will be announced prior to the games starting.
6:00 pm - 5th Grade Girls Volleyball Match vs St. Mary's Elgin
 6:45 pm - 6th Grade Girls Volleyball Match vs St. Mary's Elgin
7:30 pm 8th Grade Girls Volleyball Recognition and Spirit Squad performs
The 8th Grade Girls Volleyball Match vs St. Mary's Elgin will begin
immediately following the Spirit Squad performance
Hope to see all of you there! 
Save the Date for "Roaring 20's Casino Night!"
Date: Saturday, Nov. 9th.
Location: School gymnasium
Time: Cocktail hour and registration will begin at 6:00pm. 
Gaming doors will open at 7:00pm and run through 10:00pm. 
*A professional Casino company will be running this event.
Tickets: $35 per person; $50 a couple
 A formal invitation will be sent home with students next week.
Individual Picture Retakes and Team Picture Day - Tuesday, October 22nd
Our individual picture retake day is schedule for Tuesday, October 22nd. Any students who were absent on picture day or who need to have their picture retaken will be able to do so on that day. Students will need to return the pictures they have already received in order to have their picture retaken.
Sports Portraits will also be here taking team and group pictures. The following sports and groups will have their pictures taken: Cross Country, Girls Volleyball, Boys Basketball, Band, NJHS, Student Council, Altar Servers, and Sacristans. After individual retakes we will start with Cross Country team pictures. Students should wear their team uniform to school and then change into their school uniform once the picture is taken. Cross Country uniforms will be collected after the picture is taken.  Envelopes for team and group pictures will be sent home with students next week and will need to be returned to school with payment on picture day, October 22nd.
Congratulations, Cross Country!
Congratulations to our Cross Country team for an amazing season! Last week our school hosted the annual Conference Meet at Randall Oaks Park. Our varsity team finished first in the conference. Thank you to our coaches, Jennifer Davis and Mike Ellsworth for their time and commitment to our Cross Country team!  Thank you also to the additional parent volunteers that helped out this season. 
Last Day for Uniform Shorts
Per the Parent/Student Handbook, Tuesday, October 15th is the last day that students will be allowed to wear their uniform shorts. Students may resume wearing shorts beginning April 1, 2020.  
 November Lunch Orders
The site is now open for ordering November lunches. November lunches can be ordered through Friday, October 25th. Please make sure to place your order soon as we are not able to add on orders once the link has closed.
7th and 8th Grade School Dance (flyer attached) 
St. Catherine's School is hosting a dance for all students in 7th and 8th grade on Friday, October 18th from 7:00 - 10:00 pm. The cost is $5.00 and there will be light refreshments and beverages available for purchase. Other schools attending the event are St. Mary's - Elgin, St. Laurence, St. Thomas More, St. Joseph, St. Patrick's, and St. Charles Borromeo. Please see the attached flyer for more information . 
Family Fun Night & Trunk or Treat - RSVP form attached
The St. Catherine's Home and School Association is excited to announce our annual Family Fun Night will take place on Friday, October 25th from 6:30-8:30 pm . School families and staff are all invited to join us for a great time with family and friends. We are planning on a fun evening which includes: costumes, snacks, games, entertainment, and trunk or treating! Pizza and drinks will be available for purchase.
All families with cars participating in the Trunk or Treating will be entered in a raffle to win a frighteningly fabulous gift for the whole family to enjoy. The more vehicles signed up to pass candy, the more exciting it is for everyone! Please remember only peanut-free candy is allowed to be passed out.  RSVP forms have been sent home with students and are due back to school by Friday, October 18th.  Please be sure to send in your RSVP as soon as possible so that we will be able to plan for the number of attendees. For more information please see the flyer attached to this Dialogue. 
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.
Reduce your tuition with our TRIP Program
Did you know that our TRIP program offers cards with rebates of 10% or more that can be applied towards your tuition? Some of these popular cards are AMC, Old Navy, Bath and Body Works, Chipotle, Chili's, Dominoes Pizza, Macy's, and 1-800-Flowers. Why not give TRIP a try for a month to see how much money you can save on your tuition!
If you would like to place an order online or set up a TRIP account, 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, October 21st. 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.
Trunk or Treating at St. Ed's! (Flyer attached)
St. Edward is hosting its first-ever Trunk or Treat event for all local Catholic grade schools on Sunday, October 13th from 2:30 - 4:30 PM. What is Trunk or Treat you ask? It's a Halloween-themed event for children to trick-or-treat within the safe environment of our own Greg True Football Field parking lot. Free admission! Free concessions (hot dog, chips, drink and hot chocolate) compliments of St. Edward Booster Club! Lots of games, crafts and prizes for best decorated trunk!

Register early and have your chance to win a Halloween Treat Basket filled with candy and little toys! Email trunkortreat@stedhs.org by Friday, Oct. 11. See attached flyer for more info!

Please contact me if you have any questions.
Kindest regards,
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, October 11th - Teacher in service day No School
  • Sunday, October 13th - Trunk or Treating at St. Ed's High School 2:30 - 4:30 PM
  • Monday, October 14th - Columbus Day No School
  • Tuesday, October 15th - Spartan Spirit Day and 8th Grade GVB Recognition
  • Wednesday, October 16th - Art Club
  • Friday, October 18th - 7th and 8th Grade School Dance at St. Catherine's
  • Monday and Tuesday, October 21-22 - GVB Conference Tournament 5th/6th Grades @ St. Catherine's
  • Tuesday, October 22nd - Picture retake day
  • Tuesday, October 22nd - Dine and Share at The Village Squire
  • Friday, October 25th - End of 1st Quarter
  • Friday, October 25th - Family Fun Night
  • Friday and Saturday, October 25-26 - GVB Conference Tournament 7th/8th Grades @ St. Thomas More
  • Monday, October 28th - TREC Night 7:00 - 8:30 pm McKinstra Room
  • Wednesday, October 30th - PK3 Halloween Party 10:00 AM
  • Thursday, October 31st - Halloween Parade 
  • Saturday, November 9th - CASINO NIGHT (More information to come)
Be Loving. Be Faithful. Be St. Catherine's.