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Gator Bites Newsletter
September 21, 2017
Our school wid e virtue this week is: 
CHARITY.

CHARITY is a gift from God that enables us to love him above all things and to love our neighbor as we love ourselves.
Safe Environment Training: September 28th
There will be a Safe Environment training session here at St. Catherine on Thursday, September 28th 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
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.
Gatorette Dance Clinic
Join the 2017 American All-Star State Champions St. Catherine of Siena Gatorettes, for a fun-filled dance clinic and performance! Learn an exciting dance, practice dance technique, meet new friends, and perform with the Gatorettes at the SCS fair!
Refreshments will be provided and children will be supervised by adults at all times.
All participants will receive a Gatorette Dance Clinic T-Shirt and Bow!   

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.
Before and After Care Payments
Please note that you can pay your Before Care and After Care balances on the First Bank and Trust website. Click here to create an account.
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 School Board Meeting Summary
Following is a summary of the third meeting of the SCS School Board on Thursday, September 14, 2017.

SUMMARY
Our SCS School Board meeting was held on September 14, 2017. During this meeting we discussed the new Leadership Team at SCS. We were updated on the accreditation process that the school is currently undergoing. We looked at ACT scores and how they are used to identify areas of development for SCS students. Mr. Hill gave an informative presentation on middle school and its new enhancements. With these new improvements, SCS is trying to create a school experience closer to that of high school; this will help our students with an easier transition into high school. We went over finance reports for the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 school years. We heard from Fr. Tim about the facilities enhancements that are completed as well as plans for future enhancements to SCS.


Summary respectfully submitted by: Lori Lundgren, Secretary
Date: September 20, 2017
Travel to Italy and/or Ireland! Summer 2018!
Mr. Hernandez invites parents of current students in grades 7-11 interested in either traveling to Italy in June of 2018 or Ireland in July of 2018 to contact him at ehernandez@scsgators.org . Family members above the age of 18 are also invited to tag along with their 7-10th graders. You can receive more information by either reaching ou to Mr. Hernandez or visiting the New Orleans Youth Travel facebook page he manages that you can find by clicking here. ( https://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 .