Principal’s Corner

Please keep Marty Brogan and Ella Siears in your thoughts and prayers!

Congratulations to Owen, Quinn, Sean and Joey for being this week’s Charge On winners.

 

This Week’s Precept

Kindness is not an act, it’s a lifestyle

 

Soup-er Stadium Challenge

We are participating in the Archdiocese of Chicago and Catholic Charities new initiative, the Soup-er Stadium Challenge, this fall, an effort to help eliminate hunger in our community. The Challenge asks every Catholic school student, teacher and staff member to donate (at least) one non-perishable food item to fill the shelves of Catholic Charities’ food pantries.

The goal is to collect enough food to fill every seat in Soldier Field…twice! This collection will provide more than 100,000 meals to Chicagoans in need. The Challenge has support from Soldier Field and Charles Tillman, retired Chicago Bears cornerback, who has agreed to be the spokesman for the initiative.

As part of our participation in the Challenge our school will be entered into a drawing to win a variety of prizes, including autographed items from Charles Tillman, a tour of Soldier Field, an American flag that has been flown over Soldier Field, and more!

If you would like to participate in the Challenge, please have your child bring in his/her donation(s) to school office between Monday, September 25th – Friday, October 6.   Together we can help eliminate hunger and make difference in the lives of those who are most in need.

 

OCS Household Income Survey

Thank you to the families who have completed  the  survey sent by the Archdiocese.  It should only take about five minutes of your time and impact the federal funds St. Catherine receives in the future. The OCS is requesting that 100% of SCA families complete the survey.   https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3580050/Federal-Funds-Eligibility-Survey

 

Digital Citizenship at SCA

In Computer classes during the first few weeks of school, all the students in grades K-8 have been learning about Internet Safety and how to be good Digital Citizens. The Archdiocese of Chicago is a certified school district and we are working on becoming a certified school again this year. Along with the other schools in the Archdiocese, we are using the Common Sense Media curriculum. They have a lot of information on their website for parents: www.commonsensemedia.org. It is not easy to keep up with our digital children in this ever-changing and fast-moving digital world. This website provides a lot of guidance to assist parents. Below are Family Media Agreements provided by Common Sense Media. Consider using these agreements as a way to open a discussion with your children regarding their use of technology, and to reinforce the importance of staying safe while they are online. Miss Soch has posted Family Tip Sheets on her webpage. We have also provided the link to the Common Sense website on our school website under “Useful Links”. Please keep the conversation going at home that we have started in school.

Family_Media_Contracts (1).pdf 

 

5th grade

We are still looking for volunteers to help with hospitality for the 6th grade Mass. If you can help, please contact Mrs. Lynch at melynch@scaoaklawn.org

6th grade

The 6th grade family Mass is this Sunday at 9:00am.  Student bibles will be blessed and presented at this Mass.  Participation in the family activity, following hospitality, is encouraged.

 

 

 

Boys Basketball / Girls Volleyball Registration

Thursday, September 21st from 5:30-7:30pm

Tuesday, September 26th from 5:30-7:30pm

Booster Raffle must be paid before or during registration for Girls Volleyball and Boys Basketball.

4th – 8th grade Boys Basketball

● 4th Grade–$65 per child

● 5th-8th Grade–$85 per child

An $80 uniform deposit check is required at time of sign up for Boys Basketball. This check will be returned when you return your uniform at the end of the season.

4th – 8th grade Girls Volleyball

● 4th Grade–$65 per child

● 5th-8th Grade–$85 per child

SCA Sports Registration Form

http://www.scaoaklawn.org/download/athletic-association/Sports_Registration_Form.pdf

 

Amazon Smile

St Catherine has joined the Amazon Smile Program.  Through Amazon Smile, you can now earn money for our school simply by shopping  through Amazon!  There is no cost to you for participating and all benefits of Amazon, including Amazon Prime, still apply to your Amazon Smile purchases.  Each qualifying purchase earns .5% for St. Catherine.      If you are an Amazon shopper, please bookmark https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-2392504 for all your future Amazon shopping.  

 

Upcoming Dates

September 24th    9:00 A.M. 6th Grade Mass – Bible Presentations

September 25th     Full Uniforms

                                  7th grade Confirmation Parent and Candidate Meeting 7:00 P.M.

September 29th        Pep Rally  – Spirit Day

September 30th       Pigskin Classic

October 2nd             8th grade Confirmation Parent and Candidate Meeting 7:00 P.M.

October 6th             Professional Development – No School

                                 8th Grade Girls Basketball Pack the House

October 9th             Columbus Day – No School