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Weekly newsletter to parents
The Dialogue 02/22/2019
St. Catherine of Siena
The Dialogue
February 22, 2019
Thank you to St. Catherine's School! (Letter attached)
As part of our Catholic School's Week activities, our students participated in making Birthday Boxes for our local FISH Food Pantry. This event allows our children to help out local families who may have difficulty finding a way to celebrate family birthdays. On Friday, February 8th, Mary Graziano from the FISH Food Pantry was at our school watching as our students filled 50 Birthday Boxes with the donations sent in earlier that week. She then spent some time talking with all the students and faculty about the mission of the food pantry. Please see the attached letter she wrote as a thank you to our school community. 
Science Fair News!
Last week our 7th & 8th graders participated in our annual school science fair. Students have been working extremely hard over the past 6 months on their projects. Students presented their projects to judges last Wednesday to determine which students would be moving on to the regional competition at the Illinois Junior Academy of Science Project or Paper Sessions. We are proud to announce the following students will be representing St. Catherine's at the regional competition in March at Northern Illinois University. Congratulations students!!
            7th Grade   8th Grade
            Max Astacio   Maya Dagamac
            Anna Bubala   Ava Gatenby
            Michael Bubala   Nico Maloney
            Tommy Bubala   Emily Nnodi
            Cadence Cunningham   Stephanie DeWitt & Kara Michonski
            Sabrina Diamond   Jason Jardiel & Dansel Urbano
            Chloe Djordjevic    
            Mckenzie Everett    
            Taylor Gassman    
            Caitlyn Madsen    
            Brendan Mangan    
            Taylor Petruczenko    
Tonight's the night for  St Catherine of Siena’s Mother Son Night!  We are looking forward to seeing everyone who has registered at the game tonight when the Windy City Bulls face off against the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.  Mothers & Sons will be participating in the Red, White & Blue Crew holding the giant American Flag on the court during the National Anthem! Thank you to Heather Michalski for organizing this event for our moms and sons! See you tonight!
Thank you for supporting St. Catherine's Athletics!
Thank you to everyone who came out to Chipotle this past Tuesday to help raise funds for our Athletic program. Over $130.00 was raised which will help to purchase new basketball carts for our program. A special thank you to Mrs. Holland for organizing this Dine and Share for Athletics.
Spring Band Concert for St. Catherine Students
St. Catherine's students who participate in our band program, will be performing at Einstein Academy in Elgin on Tuesday, March 5th at 7:00 PM for their Spring concert. Please come out to support our students, along with several other local schools, as they share their talents, hard work, and music! 
Last week to register for the 2019-2020 school year before fees increase on March 1st
Registration for current school families for the 2019-2020 school year is now open! Please login to your Schoolspeak account and click on the tab "Register for 2019-2020". In order to ensure your child's spot for next year, please complete the online registration process by Wednesday, February 28th. The non-refundable registration fee is $100.00 per family if paid on or before February 28th. After February 28th, the registration fee will be $175.00 per family.
Please make sure to complete your registration by February 28th to confirm your child's placement for next year. We are not able to reserve a spot for your child if the registration has not been turned in. If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact the school office.
TRIP (Tuition Reduction Incentive Program)
Looking to save money on your next tuition bill and help raise money for the school? Many school families already participate in our TRIP program and earn back monthly rebates towards their tuition. Families order gift cards through the Great Lakes Scrip Program and receive back a rebate percentage on each card which is then applied towards tuition. We would love to add new families to this program!
Create your own online TRIP account by signing up at and place an order for next week to start earning money towards your tuition. The code to create an account is 2CL3966D181. Our next TRIP order will be placed on Monday, February 25th. Please have your payment into the school office by 9:00 AM. If you have any questions about the program, please contact the school office.
Have you registered your Pre-K child yet?
Do you have any younger children at home that you are planning on sending to St. Catherine’s next school year? St. Catherine's offers a Pre-K3 program that meets three days a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30 a.m.-11:00 AM. Our Pre-K4 program is held Monday through Friday from 8:30-11:00 AM. If you would like more information about our Pre-K classes, please contact Mrs. Johnson for Pre-K4 or Mrs. Urena for Pre-K3. We would love to tell you more about our programs. If you're ready to register, please use the new student registration form attached to this Dialogue. St. Catherine’s Pre-K is a place where faith, friendship, and learning begins!
Last day to place an order for March Lunches
Friday, February 22nd is the last day to place your order for March lunches. There are a few menu changes being made to the lunch days beginning with Ash Wednesday on March 6th and for Fridays during Lent. The Texan BBQ will now provide lunch for our students on Fridays in place of Culvers. Please check out the great options being offered. Please remember to get your orders placed before the link closes tonight as we are not able to add on orders once the site is closed. Thank you!

Thom McNamee Memorial St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Have you ever marched in a St. Patrick’s Day parade? Now’s your chance! This year our school will again take part in the annual Thom McNamee Memorial St. Patrick’s Day parade held in East Dundee! We are hoping for LOTS of our students to join in the fun! The parade will take place on Saturday, March 9 at 11:15 a.m. Let’s show our St. Catherine of Siena School pride! Parents are welcome to join in the fun as well. Those that have participated in the past have had a great time. Get together with your scout group, basketball team, volleyball team, classmates etc… and join us! Students from all grade levels are encouraged to participate. Bring a bag or two of candy to distribute along our parade route! Please contact Mrs. Johnson to let her know if you will be marching. More detailed information will be sent out as to the parade route and our parade number. There are many exciting activities happening in Dundee for St. Patrick’s Day for more information be sure to check out

St. Patrick's Day Dinner and Dance - flyer and registration form attached
Come on out to St. Catherine's on Saturday, March 9th for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner/Dance sponsored by the Knights of Columbus! This is a wonderful family event so bring the kids and make a night of it! There will be great food, fun, dancing and entertainment!! Please see the attached flyer and registration form attached to this Dialogue. RSVP's are required for this event. Any inquiries can be sent to Jim Mangan at
Important Dates:
  • Friday, February 22nd - Last day to place hot lunch orders for March
  • Friday, February 22nd - Mother/Son Date Night at the Windy City Bulls
  • Thursday, February 28th - Last Day to Register for the 2019-2020 school year at discounted rate
  • Friday, March 1st - Registration Fee for the 2019-2020 school year increases to $175.00 per family
  • Sunday, March 3rd - Girl Scout Sunday at 11:30 Mass
  • Tuesday, March 5th - Spring Band Concert 7:00 PM at Einstein Academy
  • Wednesday, March 6th - Ash Wednesday School Mass at 9:00
  • Saturday, March 9th - St. Patrick's Day Dinner Dance 6:00 - 11:00 PM in the school gym
  • Friday, March 15th - No bus service available after school
  • Friday, March 15th - 7th and 8th Grade Dance at St. Laurence School 7:00 - 10:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 16th - Regional Science Fair at Northern Illinois University
  • Saturday, March 16th - 8th Grade Confirmation Mass 10:00 AM
  • Wednesday, March 20th - Panera Bread Dine and Share
Have a wonderful weekend!





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