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Gator Bites Newsletter
September 28, 2017
Our school wid e virtue this week is: 
COURAGE

COURAGE is the ability to face difficulties and overcome fear with faith.
Safe Environment Training: TONIGHT, September 28th
There will be a Safe Environment training session here at St. Catherine on TONIGHT at 7:00pm in the Barrett Complex. All volunteers who work with children in our parish or school must have a training class every three years and a background check and must appear on our parish Compliance List. This list can be found on the parish and school websites under Safe Environment.
 
For more information, contact Michelle Alley malley@stcatherineparish.com
Program Coordinator Needed
The K4J clubs program is in need of a coordinator in order for the program to begin this year. We would love to be able to offer it for the 2 nd quarter. 


Please contact Michelle Alley malley@stcatherineparish.com or Abigail Reller areller@scsgators.org if you’re interested in helping.
Blue & Gold Shop
Several items purchased through the e-shop must be picked up at the Blue &
Gold Shop with a receipt. These items include: PE uniforms, car magnets,
garden flags, calendars, pencil pouches, and sweatshirts/general hoodies.
The Blue & Gold Shop is open on Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8:00-8:30 AM.
SCS Sports Visors for Sale
Please support SCS athletics by purchasing
this Royal and White Sporty visor with moisture wicking technology; $18 with the SCS logo embroidered on front.
Sale ends this Saturday, September 30th.

One size fits most. Fabric: 91% nylon 9% cotton twill. Closure: Hook and loop Velcro.

The Back to School Bash is this weekend!
Saturday, September 30th
Time: 7:30
Place:  At the home of Danny and Denise Douglass
This is an SCS favorite that you don’t want to miss! Leave the kids at home and celebrate the start of a new school year while supporting SCS! To purchase tickets go to www.stcatherineshop.com . Tickets are $75 per couple. Single tickets are also available.
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:


  • PK3 will not be served chocolate milk for snack or lunch, due to a recent state regulation change.

  • PK4 will not be served chocolate milk during snack.
St. Catherine of Siena Night with the New Orleans Pelicans
November 13, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Save the Date for Middle School Open House

Please save the date for our informational, Middle School Open House Night, which will be held on Tuesday, October 3rd from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Our meeting location will be in the Barrett Complex. Our goal in providing this information night, is to allow for our 3rd and 4th grade parents an opportunity to learn more about our Middle School program changes and high school readiness measures that are in place. 
“SCS Asks For You”

$ 1,000 Fair Ticket Raffle
Every family should have received 1 packet of raffle tickets. Each family is responsible for selling $25 worth of raffle tickets. However , if you are able to sell more, we have many more tickets available. Each ticket purchased has 2 chances to win $1,000.There will be a drawing on both Saturday and Sunday nights of the fair. Again, you have two chances to win $1,000.

On the morning of Friday, October 20th, the student who has sold the most raffle tickets will receive either 300 Redemption Tickets or $25 . We must have all tickets returned into the office by Thursday, October 19th to be counted for the ticket contest.
Please return your raffle tickets money along with the ticket stubs in the envelope either through your child classroom or to Mrs. Sharon’s desk, located at the school office, labeled “Fair Tickets”.

If you would like more tickets, please contact me and I will be happy to send more tickets home through your child.

Thank you in advance for your support and generosity. We are looking forward to a successful fair!

Nicole Allen                                                                                                                               504-329-7181
nstaranto@aol.com                       
Don't Miss the Family Movie Night this
Friday, September 29th!
Travel to Italy and/or Ireland! Summer 2018!
Mr. Hernandez invites parents with children in grades 7-11 interested in either traveling to Italy in June of 2018 or Ireland in July of 2018 to reach out to him. Family members above the age of 18 are are also invited to tag along. You can receive more information by either emailing Mr. Hernandez at neworleansyouthtravel@gmail.com or visiting the New Orleans Youth Travel facebook page he manages that you can find by going to www.facebook.com/neworleansyouthtravel/
Confetti Egg Stuffing Parties
It’s Confetti Egg Stuffing time! We have 1400+ dozen empty egg shells ready to stuff for the upcoming Parish Fair! We need your help getting them all stuffed before the Fair. Please join us every Tuesday and Thursday morning in the CYO Room immediately following morning drop off. Stay for a little or stay for a lot! We usually stuff eggs for a couple of hours, so you can join us at any time. No experience necessary! We have highly qualified, experienced confetti egg stuffers who can train you. You too can become an expert Confetti Egg Stuffer!
 
New Moms – don’t be afraid to join us! It’s a great way to meet other moms and get involved in the preparations for the Fair. If you have infants, bring them with you. Little ones are welcome – as long as they don’t smash the eggs! The CYO Room is located on the second floor of the Incarnate Word building. That’s the building to the right of the school office, in between the office and the Barrett Building. Please check in at the front desk and Ms. Debbie will direct you to the room.
 
We hope to see you on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Questions?? Contact the Confetti Egg Booth Chairs – Karen Reinhardt kcreinhardt@att.net and Mary Hawes maryheimer@cox.net .