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Weekly newsletter to parents
The Dialogue 12/21/2018
St. Catherine of Siena
The Dialogue
 Christmas Mass Schedule at St. Catherine of Siena Church

Christmas Eve Mass

4:00PM (3:30PM Music Prelude)
6:00PM (5:45PM Music Prelude)
Midnight Mass (11:30PM Music Prelude) (With incense)  

Christmas Day Mass

9:30AM (9:15AM Music Prelude)
11:30AM (11:15AM Music Prelude)
(No 7:30AM Mass on Christmas Day) 
Help needed this weekend after 11:30 Mass
We are in need of several volunteers to help decorate the church for Christmas. The fun will begin right after the 11:30 Mass this weekend. The more the merrier and what a great way to get into the holiday spirit too! Please RSVP to Mrs. Oskorep at if you can come to help. Can't wait to see you there!!!
Pictures needed for our School Yearbook!
This is a plea for your help!!!!! I am working on the 2018-19 yearbook and I am in desperate need of pictures from you. Any photos of classroom parties, any school events, and/or sporting events are needed to fill the pages of our upcoming yearbook. I would greatly appreciate any contributions. Photos can be submitted via email if you have a few that you want to share. If you have a larger number of photos to share, then you could also send them to school copied to a flash drive or CD and mark them to the attention Mrs. Oskorep. I will be prompt in copying the images and returning the materials to you. (If you wish to send actual photos, then I can scan them and return the photos to you.) PLEASE submit your images as soon as possible.
Home and School Newsletter - attached
Please check out the latest newsletter from our Home and School Association. There are several events coming up after the Christmas Break so please take a moment to check out all the fun events planned for when we return to school! The next meeting for Home and School will take place on Tuesday, January 15 at 7:00. Hope to see you there!
Morning Spartan Care Program
The before school program continues to grow and is going very well. We consistently have students on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday but have not had very many students on Mondays or Fridays. With this in mind, rather than canceling the program on Monday and Fridays, Mrs. Cunningham who runs the program is willing to have early morning care on Monday and Friday on an as needed basis. If you want to drop your child off on Monday, please let Mrs. Cunningham know via email at before noon on Sunday. If you want to come on Friday morning, please email her before noon on Thursday. We are happy that this program is helping the families who need child-care before school. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will continue as a drop in program and Monday and Friday will be available if you notify Mrs. Cunningham in advance.
"Let's Build It" Winter Program - flyer attached
St. Catherine of Siena School is excited to share the news that we will be offering a winter session of our Let's Build It program for students in 1st - 6th grade. The program will be taught by Ms. Ruden, our 4th - 8th grade science teacher, in coordination with Afterschool Enrichment Solutions. The theme for the winter session is "Wacky Waves". In this unit, students will design, build, and test various circuits and electronic projects. Students will use hands-on projects and experiments to explore how electricity is part of our daily lives. Registration is required for the class. There is a discount for students registered by January 7th, 2019. The class begins on January 17th and will meet on Thursdays. Please see the attached flyer for more information about the program.
TRIP (Tuition Reduction Incentive Program)
It's not to early to start your 2019 New Year's resolution to create a TRIP account! Start ordering Scrip cards today, and by January 1st, 2019 you will already have earned rebates back on your tuition. Our next TRIP order will be placed when we return to school on January 7th but you can always order Scripnow cards and reload current cards anytime.
To set up a new account go to and click on the green "Get Started" tab at the top of the page. Enter in the school code "2CL3966D181" and start shopping! If you have any questions about the TRIP program, please contact the school office.
Winter Reading Challenge - flyer attached
The Fox River Valley Library located in East Dundee is sponsoring its first annual I-DID-A-READ library challenge! The challenge runs from December 9 - February 16. Shake off the cold, step into the cozy library, and sign up for this fun challenge. Complete the challenge to win prizes! Please see the attached flyer for more information. 
Important Dates:
  • December 24th - January 4th Christmas Break  No School
  • Monday, January 7th - Return to School
  • Wednesday, January 9th - Education Commission Meeting 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, January 15th - Saturday, January 19th - 8th Grade Class attending March for Life in Washington
  • Tuesday, January 15th - Home and School Meeting 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, January 16th - Art Club 3:05 PM
  • Friday, January 18th - No bus service available
  • Monday, January 21st - Martin Luther King Day No School




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Updated on 12/21/2018 11:24:54 AM