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The Dialogue 11/7/2019

Updated on Nov 07, 2019 03:42 PM by Office, School
St. Catherine of Siena
The Dialogue
November 7, 2019

It's not too late to join us for our 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
Walk-ins are welcome and can pay at the door.
Parent Teacher Conferences Tomorrow
Just a quick reminder that Parent Teacher Conferences are tomorrow from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. 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 tomorrow!
Transportation Survey
The Education Commission has been working to try and offer morning transportation for our students. In order to move forward with our discussions, we need help from all of you! If you could take a few minutes to complete our survey, it would be very helpful. Even if you don’t plan on using morning transportation, please take a moment to answer the questions. We only need one person from each family to complete the survey and please have it filled out by Friday, November 15 . Click HERE to begin the survey. If you have any questions, please contact Marcy Wenderski at wenderskim@gmail.com. Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey!
1st Quarter Reports Cards
1st Quarter report cards for your child have been published and are available for viewing through your Schoolspeak account. Please make sure to electronically sign off on the card after viewing it. Students receiving 1st Quarter Honor Roll and Artist Spotlight Awards will be recognized on Wednesday, November 13th immediately following the 8:45 AM School Mass. Congratulations to the following students receiving 1st and 2nd Honors and the Artist Spotlight Award. Keep up the great work!
  6th Grade: First Honors Second Honors   Artist Spotlight Awards
    Mikala Amegasse Victoria Andalon   1st Grade
    Annabelle Deang Mia McKone   Owen Amegasse, Natalie Nowak, Henry Prosser, William Schaefer, April Skala
    Vivian Garay Mandy Simmons    
    Brooklyn Grunauer     2nd Grade
    Sophie Holland         Julianna Deang, Grayson Krenz, Devyn Reynolds, Brooklynn Schultz, Kaden Sullivan
    Giavanna Juliano      
    Mackenzie Lorkowski         3rd Grade
              Isabella Anselmo, Tommy Dooley. Makayla McIntyre, Collin Simmons, Evalina Wenderski
  7th Grade: First Honors      
    Rosemary Ellsworth     4th Grade
    Alexa Griffin     Leo Carrozza, Brynn Clooney, Jacob DeMayo, Delilah Krenz, Bruce Morris
    Magdalena Jarzemsky      
    Jack Jimenez         5th Grade
    Elizabeth Leadley         Nic Astacio, Sophia Garcia, Sara Heffelfinger, Kaitlyn Nosal, Parker Petruczenko
    Ellie O'Brien          
    Alexis Pasillas         6th Grade
              Mikala Amegasse, Maxwell Chiappetta, Annabelle Deang, Vivian Garay, Mackenzie Lorkowski
  8th Grade: First Honors   Second Honors      
    Max Astacio   Anna Bubala     7th Grade
    Sabrina Diamond   Michael Bubala     Bella Bullaro, Josie Curran, Alexa Griffin, Zach Michalski, Jake Petruczenko
    Chloe Djordjevic   Mckenzie Everett      
    Kaitlyn Pasillas   Benjamin Lipinski     8th Grade
    Taylor Petruczenko   Caitlyn Madsen     Max Astacio, Sabrina Diamond, Taylor Petruczenko, Carley Simmons, Emma Weydert
        Brendan Mangan      
        Emily Que      
      Evan Wagh      
Cold weather reminder
Now that the cold weather has arrived, we would like to remind parents to make sure your child(ren) are dressed properly for outside recess with hats, mittens or gloves, winter coat, and boots, if needed. Children in Kindergarten through 5th grade go outside daily for 20 minutes after lunch. Let's do our best to keep everyone warm! 
Pennies for Pies is Back!!
NJHS is once again sponsoring the Pennies for Pies contest in each classroom. The contest begins on Monday, November 4th and will go through Friday, November 15th. Students are invited to contribute money to the Pennies for Pies containers in their classrooms. All money collected from the contest will go towards purchasing pies for F.I.S.H. Food Pantry. These pies will be included in Thanksgiving dinners for less fortunate families. The class contributing the most money will get a special dessert at lunch!
Candy for the Troops
Please send to school any extra/unwanted Halloween candy to be donated and shipped to our active duty service members around the world. A bin labeled “Candy for the Troops” will be in the school lobby from Friday, November 1st until Monday, November 18th. Candy donated by St. Catherine students will then be packed and taken to a drop-off location to be shipped to the men & women serving our country. Please consider donating candy to this worthy cause.
Fabric and Band-aid Drive
Help support an 8th grade Genius Hour Project by donating to the Fabric and Band-aid Drive for the Child Life Department at Mercy Health in the Rockford Region. The Fabric and Band-aid drive will give children needing a medical procedure a small choice in adding comfort to their procedure or surgery by being able to choose a fun patterned surgical cap and or a IV cover. The Fabric and Band-aid Drive will start on November 8th. Donations of new, unused, and fun looking band-aids and fabrics need to be received by November 25th. Bins for supplies will be in the Narthex of the Parish and in the lobby of the school. Material requirements: Surgical cap fabrics need to be 100% cotton, IV covers need to be a stretch knit containing 4-6% spandex. Band-aids must be Latex free and preferably 3 inches long. For any additional questions and information, please contact Sabrina Diamond and Taylor Petruczenko in 8th grade or email them at medicalminors@gmail.com. Thank you in advance for your generosity! 
Baker's Needed for Craft Fair  
St. Catherine of Siena School will have a bake sale booth at the Craft and Vendor Fair which is taking place on Sunday, November 24th. We are looking for volunteers to help supply the booth with baked goods. If you are able to bring in baked good for the booth please contact Connie Astacio at connie.astacio@gmail.com. All proceeds will benefit our Home and School Association. Thank you for your support!
St. Catherine's Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair
St. Catherine of Siena School is once again hosting their annual Craft and Vendor Fair on Sunday, November 24th from 8:30 am - 2:00 pm. The craft fair is a great way to get some early shopping done for those special people on your Christmas list!
December lunch orders
The link is now open on Schoolspeak to place your orders for December lunches. The link will remain open through Friday, November 22nd. Please make sure to place your child's order as soon as possible as we are not able to add on orders once the link has closed.   
Veterans Wall of Honor
Thank you to everyone who sent in pictures to help create our Wall of Honor! The pictures will be displayed through November. We are very grateful to have so many school families serving our country and protecting the freedoms we are blessed to enjoy. Thank you for your service!  
Have you liked our page on Facebook yet?
Please be sure to check out our new public Facebook page. You can find us on Facebook @ scsdundee. The site is updated regularly with pictures and happenings from around our school. Also, if you have not yet joined, please request to join Spartan Voice which is our private Facebook page for school families only. 
Girls and Boys Uniform Sweatshirts
Boys and Girls navy blue uniform 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 approximately two weeks from order date. 
Box Tops for Education Contest  
Thank you to everyone who turned in box tops during our recent collection for our school wide classroom contest. We are happy to announce the following top three classroom winners of the contest: 1st place - 1st Grade, 2nd Place - 5th Grade, and 3rd Place - 2nd Grade. Congratulations to these classrooms and keep up the great work collecting the box tops!
Our annual school Christmas program will be held on Thursday, December 12th at 6:00 PM in the church. Please mark you calendars for this wonderful holiday tradition! 
TRIP Bonus Days Coming Soon! (Flyer attached)
For a limited time, a handful of your favorite brands are offering $5 and $10 gift cards. They're perfect as holiday gifts for kids, teachers, mail carriers, and more people who deserve a special treat. These gift cards will be available through December 23, only while supplies last. Some of these cards are for Amazon, Applebees, Barnes & Noble, Home Depot, CVS, Starbucks, Taco Bell, and IHOP. Also, attached to this Dialogue is a flyer with "Bonus Buy" dates coming up soon which will help maximize your tuition rebate.
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, November 11th. 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.
Important Dates:
  • 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
  • Sunday, November 10th - 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Boys Feeder Basketball Tryouts at St. Edwards (More information to come)
  • Wednesday, November 13th - School Mass followed by Honor Roll and Artist Spotlight Recognition
  • Wednesday, November 13th - Home and School Meeting 7:00 in the lunchroom
  • Monday, November 18th - TREC Night 7:00 PM in the McKinstra Room
  • Friday, November 15th - 7th and 8th Grade Dance at St. Patrick's School
  • Wednesday, November 20th - Art Club 3:05 PM
  • Friday, November 22nd - No bus service available for students
  • Sunday, November 24th - Holiday Vendor and Craft Fair 8:30 am - 1:30 pm in the gym
  • Monday, November 25th - All School Mass 8:45 AM in the church
  • Wednesday, November 27th - Friday, November 29th Thanksgiving Break No School

For all the men and women who have so bravely and selflessly served to protect our country,
freedoms, and way of life, we honor and thank you! God bless you and your families for the sacrifices you have made.