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The Dialogue 10/25/2019

Updated on Oct 25, 2019 05:05 PM by Office, School
St. Catherine of Siena
The Dialogue
October 25, 2019
Virtue of the month: Humility

"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
Please see the attached flyer/invitation for more
information  and to RSVP for this event.  
RSVP's are due by Monday, October 28th.
****Tune into Star 105.5 FM on Sunday, October 27th between 6:00 - 7:00 AM to hear Missy Bluhm's interview about
Casino Night and all the great things happening here at St. Catherine's School!****
Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent teacher conferences will take place on Friday, November 8th. There will be NO SCHOOL that day for students. Conferences will be scheduled from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. You may access the sign up for conferences on your SchoolSpeak account beginning today. 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. If you have younger school age children they can wait in the hallway while you meet with the teacher. Very young children should not be waiting in the hallway or attend the conferences. Please make arrangements for a sitter or another parent to watch younger children while you attend the conference. We look forward to seeing all of you!
Halloween Classroom Parties and Parade
PK3 students will have their Halloween Party at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, October 30th and students may wear their costumes. Halloween classroom parties for students in PK4-8th grades will take place on Thursday, October 31st. PK4 will begin their party at 10:00 am. Kindergarten - 8th grade parties will begin right after the Halloween Parade for students in K-5th grades which will start promptly at 2:00 PM in the back parking lot. Students in grades PK4-5th may wear their costumes to school. Please remember that costumes should be in good taste, not gory, and no weapons will be allowed. Any object that is considered to be a weapon will be kept in the office until the end of the school day.  Students in grades 6th - 8th may dress down day on Halloween.
Change in School Mass schedule next week
Please note that there is no School Mass on the Wednesday, October 30th. We will be going to Mass at 9:00 AM on Friday, November 1st to celebrate All Saints Day.   
Girls and Boys Uniform Sweatshirts
With the fall weather upon us, many parents have been asking to purchase uniform sweatshirts. Boys and Girls sweatshirts are now available through our spirit wear vendor. if you would like to purchase one of these sweatshirts, please click on the following link:   https://stores.inksoft.com/scspirit/shop/home Sizes run from youth small through adult 2XL. The cost for each sweatshirt is $30.00. The school office has a limited number of sweatshirts available at school, mostly adults sizes, if you would like to purchase one sooner. Orders placed through Print Loop will be delivered to school when ready. 
Little Spartans Halloween Fun Day (flyer attached)
St. Catherine of Siena School will be hosting a Halloween Fun Day as part of our 2 year old Parent/Tot program. Please join us on Tuesday, October 29th from 8:30 am - 10:00 am for a pumpkin craft, fall snack, and costume fun! Younger siblings are welcome and no RSVP is necessary. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Family Fun Night & Trunk or Treat Tonight!
Family Fun Night & Trunk or Treating has arrived! Doors will open at 6:00 pm. From  6:30pm-7:30pm there will be spooky fun activities & games in the gym for all! Additional fun activities for 5th-8th graders will be in the lunchroom. Trunk or Treating will start promptly at 7:30 pm. Every car  participating in the Trunk or Treating candy pass will be entered into a raffle drawing. Please remember only peanut-free candy is allowed to be handed out. We look forward to seeing you there tonight!
November Lunch Orders due Friday, October 25th
Today is the last day to place your orders for November lunches. Please make sure to place your orders before the link closes tonight. We are not able to add on orders once the link has closed.
Morning Workouts are Back!
Dear Parents, 
This year, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, beginning Tuesday, November 5th, we are opening the gym up to 1st-3rd grade students. Students will be allowed to go into the gym anytime between  8:00 and 8:15. Once in the gym, they will have the privilege to participate in a morning workout. Research shows that physical activity helps the brain prepare for learning.
You will be able to drop your child off in the back of the school and the supervisors will direct your child to the gym. A morning workout will begin once inside the gym. I want to emphasize that this will not be an organized game, it will be an organized & fun time for some morning exercises.
This is a completely optional opportunity for your child to participate in. There will be no changes to your morning student drop off location. The only change will be that once your child arrives to school, s/he will be allowed to go into the gym and begin a morning workout.  If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email me at rustonj@st-cath.net. 


Jeremy Ruston  

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 28th. 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, 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
  • Saturday, October 26th - 2nd Grade Sacramental Retreat 1:00 pm - 3:15 pm
  • Monday, October 28th - TREC Night 7:00 - 8:30 pm McKinstra Room
  • Wednesday, October 30th - PK3 Halloween Party 10:00 AM
  • Wednesday, October 30th - No school Mass at 8:45 AM
  • Thursday, October 31st - PK4 Halloween Party 10:00 AM
  • Thursday, October 31st - Halloween Parade K-5 at 2:00 pm - Classroom parties K-8 immediately following parade
  • Friday, November 1st - School Mass for All Saints Day at 9:00 AM - All are welcome to attend
  • Sunday, November 3rd - St. Edwards High School Open House - 1:00 - 3:00 PM
  • Tuesday, November 5th - Morning workouts begin for 1st - 3rd grades 8:00 AM in the gym
  • Friday, November 8th - School Conferences 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (No school for students)
  • Saturday, November 9th - Roaring 20's CASINO NIGHT in the school gym
Be Loving. Be Faithful. Be St. Catherine's.