Gator Bites Newsletter
February 21, 2019
Spirit Week Schedule

Wednesday, February 27
  • No dress down due to exams
  • Assembly at 2:00 – 3:15 for Grades 1-7  

Thursday, February 28
  • Grades PK3, PK4, K, 1, 2, 3, 4 will have "We Woke Up Like This" dress down. Students may wear pajamas to school. Socks and tennis shoes must be worn. No onesies or nightgowns.
  • Grades 5, 6, and 7 will have a SAINTS dress down.
  • Middle School will have a guest speaker and competition in the afternoon (1:30-3:00)  

Friday, March 1
  • Students must wear full school uniforms but can wear Mardi Gras accessories (hats, beads, sunglasses, etc.)  

Distinguished Alumni Nominations

The Office of Catholic Schools has asked each Catholic school to nominate a Distinguished Alumni. The graduate will be recognized by the Archbishop during an award ceremony. If you would like to nominate an SCS graduate for the Distinguished Alumni Award, please email our principal, Mrs. Kilroy, at providing the name, graduation year, and briefly sharing why you have nominated this person.

  The Distinguished Alumni Candidate must meet the following criteria:
  • Be a graduate of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School
  • Have achieved significant recognition or accomplishment in their chosen field (business, academic, military/government, the arts, etc.), community service, parish school or parish service.
  • Lives out Catholic Identity within their community.
It is now time to purchase your tickets for the annual Mother/Daughter Luncheon and Style Show on March 16th! Please go to to purchase your tickets and to find out more details about the event. If you and your daughter are interested in modeling please email me ASAP at . Tickets are limited so please purchase soon! It’s going to be a fantastic event! All girls from PreK-3 to 7th grade are invited! 
Thank you so much,
Denise Douglass and Danielle Hinyub
Girl Scouts will be selling girl scout cookies after each mass this weekend in the back of church.

Thank you for your support.
Dear St Catherine of Siena Parent:

We are pleased to inform you that First Bank and Trust and St Catherine of Siena School will partner for the 2019-2020 school year for the management of tuition and fees. First Bank and Trust offers a convenient, secure portal for the one-time payment of tuition and fees or for the financing of tuition and approved fees with a First Bank and Trust tuition loan. The following are some important highlights regarding your payment options.
Easy Online Sign-Up : If you are new to the First Bank and Trust website, you will need to create a User ID and password by clicking “I want to Register” on the sign in page of the website. If you are an existing user on the website, you will only need your login ID and password to set up your student(s) for the 2019-2020 school year. Instructions for navigating through the website are included with this communication. 
Payment Options : St. Catherine of Siena’s Tuition, Out Of Parish Fee , Supply Fee and Building Use Fee will be programmed on the FBT website. The online payment of tuition and fees will be accepted via a one-time bank draft or with a credit or debit card. If you choose to use a credit or debit card, a 2.99% convenience fee will be added to the total amount charged to the card. There is no fee for the automatic bank draft. You may elect to finance your child’s Tuition and Out of Parish Fee with a (10) month tuition loan through First Bank and Trust, however the Supply Fee and the Building Use Fee cannot be financed and is due in full by May 15, 2019. 
Financing Option and Loan Terms : If you choose the financing option, you may set up a (10) month tuition loan no later than May 15, 2019, by logging into the bank’s secure web portal. The annual percentage rate on the tuition loan for St. Catherine of Siena School is 7.5%. This rate is fixed over the school term and there is no pre-payment penalty if you decide to pay the loan off early. In addition, there is no pre-qualification and no credit check required for the applicant(s). If completed by the May 15 th deadline, your ten month tuition loan will fund on June 1, 2019 and monthly payments will begin in July 2019. An annual fee of $35.00 will be assessed on the funding date of your loan and billed on your first statement.
Convenient Automatic Payments: If you choose to finance tuition, you will be required to set up automatic bank drafts for the monthly tuition loan payments. You may choose a payment due date of the 3 rd or the 15 th of each month. A $25.00 fee will be charged to your account for any payment returned by your bank and FBT will notify you of when the payment will be re-processed. If a returned payment results in a delinquent status on your account, an additional $15.00 will be assessed.  
Beginning in March, the First Bank and Trust website will be open and available for you to review your options and to make payment selections. Bank representatives are ready and available to assist you with the online process. Feel free to call our Tuition Solution Center at (504) 584-5967 or 1-877-426-2376 for assistance. We appreciate your business and we are looking forward to working with you for the 2019-2020 school year!
First Bank and Trust
Education Division
SCS Summer Camp will run from June 3 - July 12, 2019. SCS camp is open only to SCS students and parishioners entering PreK4 - 7th Grade (for the 2019-2020 school year). Registration is limited to 250 campers. Camp Registration Forms and Staff Applications for the 2019 SCS Summer Camp are available online at

For more information, visit our camp website or contact Matt Orillion at
St. Joseph Altar
We are accepting donations for the St. Joseph Altar.
Please consider donating Sugar, All Purpose Flour, Powdered Sugar, and Pecans.
Donations may be placed in the St. Joseph basket located in the Church Narthex. 
Monetary donations are also accepted and may be dropped off at the Parish Office between 8:30-4:30.

Thank you for your generosity. 
SCS Gala Sponsorship Opportunities
The SCS Gala is quickly approaching!!! We are looking for sponsors & auction items. If you are new to SCS & are a business owner this is a great way to get your name out there.
To sponsor the event click here !

If you would like to donate an item please contact Christine Corrigan or Anne Mahia.

Tickets are also on sale now here. This was a fabulous event last year & we are looking forward to another great Gala!

Please contact us with any questions.

Christine Corrigan

Anne Mahia

Bobby Brulet

Mike Cascio

SCS Gala Chairs 2019
Service Hour Opportunity Available
St. Catherine's child care is looking for help, from 5th graders and above, during the Sunday masses at 9:00 and 11:00. Advanced notice is appreciated. We meet in the Melancon Center.  Please contact Madylin Schneller at for more info or to sign up.
Yearbook Information
School Support
Cafeteria News

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

No food or drink from outside establishments are allowed in the cafeteria.

The HOT LUNCH program will no longer accept cash starting in January.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
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