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Gator Bites Newsletter
March 22, 2018
Our school wide virtue this week is: 
GENEROSITY

GENEROSITY is a readiness to give to others in the way God gives to us, free from smallness of mind or character.

When you give, give generously and not with a stingy heart; for that, the Lord, your God, will bless you in all your works and undertakings.
Deuteronomy 15:10
Please mark your calendars with the following dates:
  • NO 2:30 dismissal on March 28th and April 25th
  • NO School Mass on March 28th

Mark your calendar for the 2018 Fair

"SCS Sets Sail" October 19-21, 2018

It’s now time for the
Fair “Spring Cleaning” Drive!
 
March 19-23 

Our fair depends on your help to make some of our largest booths successful. Any child that participates in the drive will receive a dress down day on Friday, March 23, 2018. For this dress down day students need to wear a FAIR (or Shout) shirt and appropriate bottoms as outlined in the student handbook.
 
 
Items needed:
  • Basket Booth – ANY new items…Saints/LSU/Pelicans, Vera Bradley, LOL Dolls, Star Wars, Lego, Nerf, DVD, games, home décor, beach gear, holiday items, and GIFT CARDS!
 
  • Parade of Prizes – Mardi Gras stuffed animals and balls, dollar store items, new or gently used small toys, etc
 
  • Stuffed Animal Wheel – New or gently used stuffed animals
 
  • Confetti Eggs – egg shells (stuffed or unstuffed) and empty dozen cartons

Huge thanks in advance for your participation. The success of the fair depends on you!
SCS Sets Sail
 FAIR T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST
 
 
Details to enter contest:
 
·   Drawing may be done in pencil or black marker only – No color!
·   Drawings must be submitted on 8 ½ x 11 white paper
·   Student name and homeroom on back of paper
·   Submit all drawings to the front office
·   Deadline to enter is Wednesday, April 5, 2018
 
Winning design will receive a free fair shirt!
Gator Time offerings are now posted on the SCS website. 

Registration is now open for the Spring session. You can view classes and registration form here.


  • Young Minds, Big Thinking registration can be completed at here.


  • Little Scholars Registration can be completed at here.
SCS is currently participating in a school-wide fundraising project called Pennies for Patients. All money collected will go to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society whose mission is to find a cure for blood related cancers and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. 
Your child was sent home with a coin box !
We are asking students to fill their coin boxes with spare change, dollars or even checks over the next couple of weeks.  
We are asking children to send in the money that they collected tomorrow! 
The homeroom that raises the most money will be awarded a “pasta party” courtesy of the Olive Garden! Thank you for helping us be HEROES and fight blood related cancer!
SAFE ENVIRONMENT TRAINING
All volunteers must be safe environment compliant to work with children. We will have a training class here at SCS on Monday, April 23 at 7:00 pm in the Barrett Complex. These classes are for first time applicants only. Those who have taken a class in the past, can renew online. 
Contact Michelle Alley at the parish office for details malley@stcatherineparish.com or 504-835-9343.
Deadline next Wednesday, March 28!

K4J (Kids 4 Jesus) Vacation Bible School registration is now OPEN! It is a wonderful half-day Summer Camp that will surround your children with loving faith-filled virtues and activities. Dates will be June 4th, 2018 through June 8th, 2018 . Children entering PreK-4 through 5th grade are invited! And NEW this year, aftercare will be offered!

Please register your child online at this link:
 
 
Registration deadline is March 28, 2018
 
If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Tram Jacobs at vujacobs@cox.net .
Our SCS Lenten offering will be participating in Operation Rice Bowl. This is a program through Catholic Relief Services to fight world hunger and educate others on the issue. Each homeroom and Middle School religion class will have a rice bowl that we will work together to fill with a financial offering. We will also follow lesson plans based on a different country struggling with hunger each week. We will finish with the USA. We encourage families to decide to put aside a quarter or some change to donate each time they offer a Lenten sacrifice. This ties our FASTING to our ALMSGIVING and reminds us to PRAY. Let's remind and encourage one another to participate fully and have a holy Lent!
Please join our team SCS Gators when you register online. There is a prize for the elementary school with the most participants.
SCS Summer Camp

St. Catherine of Siena Summer Camp registration is still open!
Summer camp registration forms are available online click here !

Paperwork can be turned into the school or parish office. Don't wait- spots are limited!


Session 1: June 11 - 22 
Session 2: June 25 - July 6  
(Camp Holiday on July 4) 

Summer camp registration forms are available online click here !
ATTENTION SCS DADS: 
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Child Care Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed to assist with the Sunday child care at both the 9:00 and 11:00 masses as well as 10:00 for the RCIA candidates. Volunteers must be in 5th grade or higher. Adults are also encouraged to help out. Service hours are available to those who need them. Those interested should contact Madilyn Schneller at mschneller@scsgators.org.
Middle School Concessions at Recess
Concessions available to Middle School during middle school recess EVERY Thursday. Everything is $1.00. All proceeds benefit the SCS Athletics department.
Cafeteria News

The SCS Hot Lunch Program does not allow students to charge the school when money is not available in their lunch account.