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The Dialogue 03/08/2019
St. Catherine of Siena
The Dialogue
March 8, 2019
Stations of the Cross will be offered every Friday during Lent at 2:15 PM and 7:00 PM .   All are welcome to attend.
Virtue for the month of March: Respect
This month our school will be focusing on the Virtue of Respect. We show respect by speaking and acting with courtesy. We should treat people with dignity and honor the rules of our school, family, and country. We all have people in our lives whom we respect, but how often do we share our feelings with those people about the difference they have made in our lives? Do we respect ourselves enough to make good choices and decisions about our faith, health, family and children, and friendships? Are we respectful in the things we say and do in our daily life? As we begin our Lenten journey this week and set aside distractions in our life, please take some time to speak with your child(ren) about some ways they already practice respect. Ask them about how they feel when they are treated respectfully as opposed to being treated disrespectfully. Find out from them who they respect in their lives and why they respect them. And, when we go out into our community to serve those in need let us remember that "A person's a person, no matter how small." (Dr. Seuss), and the respect we show to those less fortunate is something we are all called to do as part of our Catholic faith.
New policy for picking up students
Beginning Monday, March 11th, we will be implementing a new policy for students who need to leave school early. Parents will need to come into the school office to sign out their child if they are being dismissed for any appointments, or are going home due to illness. This new policy is being started in an effort to help with our school record keeping. Thank you for your understanding. If you have any questions, please contact the school office. 
Snow Day Makeup Date
Due to the unexpected snow day on Monday, December 10th, we will be making up the missed day of school on Wednesday, April 24. We were scheduled to have a teacher institute day, but we will now have a regularly scheduled school day. Please mark your calendars with the updated information. No other snow days will need to be made up as they were considered virtual learning days. 
April lunch orders
The link is now open to place your orders for April lunches. The link will remain open through Wednesday, March 20th. Please make sure to place your order soon as we are not able to add on orders once the site has closed.    
Collection for F.I.S.H. Food Pantry
The Second Graders and NJHS will be taking up a collection of items for babies and toddlers during Lent for the F.I.S.H. Food Pantry. They could use our help in collecting diapers, wipes, blankets, pacifiers, etc., to help with the needs of babies and toddlers in our area. F.I.S.H. cannot take jar baby food.  Please help if you can! Anything you can give will be greatly appreciated. Please bring the item(s) to the 2nd grade classroom before or after school. We will be collecting these items until Wednesday, April 10th. Thank you!
Registration for the 2019-2020 school year
There is still time to register your child(ren) for the 2019-2020 school year. Please login to you Schoolspeak account and click on the link "Register for 2018-2019". This link will take you through the entire registration process. If you have questions about being able to register for the 2019-2020 school year based on a current outstanding tuition balance, please contact the school office to set up an appointment with Miss Cannon. If you have any other questions about the registration process, please contact Mrs. Wirkus in the school office.
7th and 8th Grade Dance at St. Laurence
St. Laurence School will be hosting a dance for all students in 7th and 8th grade on Friday, March 15th from 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM. The cost for the dance is $5.00 and light refreshments will be available for purchase. Students will need to present their school ID for entrance to the dance.
TRIP (Tuition Reduction Incentive Program)
It's almost Spring!! Time to start Spring cleaning and what better way to do it than by purchasing some gift cards for local vendors such as Home Depot, Lowes, Walmart, and Target! Each card will provide a rebate back towards your tuition! Our next TRIP order will be placed on Monday, 11th but you can always purchase Scripnow cards online and use them right away. Create your own online TRIP account by signing up at . The code to create an account is 2CL3966D181. If you would like more information about this program, please contact the school office.
Volleyball Coach needed at St. Edward High School  
St. Edward Central Catholic High School has an immediate opening for a boys’ volleyball coach for the spring, 2019 season. An opening is also available for a girls’ volleyball coach for the fall, 2019 season. If interested, please contact Mr. PJ White, Athletic Director at St. Edward High School, or (847)741-7535 ext 200.  Please contact me if you have any questions. Thank your help and support!
Chicago NFL Summer Football Program - flyer attached
This summer, the Chicago NFL Alumni Youth Football program will be hosting safe, non-contact programs near the West Dundee area. The programs are for boys and girls ages 6-14. Please see the attached flyer for more information if you think you might have a child interested in the camp.  
Important Dates:
  • Saturday, March 9th - St. Patrick's Day Parade 
  • Saturday, March 9th - St. Patrick's Day Dinner Dance 6:00 - 11:00 PM in the school gym
  • Thursday, March 14th - Pie Day Fundraiser served at lunch
  • 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
  • Monday, March 25 - Friday, March 29 - No school Spring Break 
Be Loving. Be Faithful. Be St. Catherine's.



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