Gator Bites Newsletter
January 24, 2019
Dress Down Day

Tomorrow, Friday, January 25 will be a Pennies for Patients Dress Down Day. Please bring in $1.00 and dress down in red.
Happy New Year St. Catherine Family! With each new year we make resolutions to improve ourselves. Let's start off 2019 by helping the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society raise money to support their mission. Spread God's Word by your actions! 

A note from the CRE: Pasta for Pennies Starts Next Week!

Starting next week, St Catherine of Siena School will be taking part in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Pasta for Pennies. Pasta for Pennies will run Jan 16 - 25.  During this program, students will collect funds to support LLS’s mission: cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma and improve the quality of life for patients and their families. 

How we can help:
Our support will be helping to fund cancer research, patient support, and advocacy. Here’s how we will help:
1.        Students will be given their own personal collection box to collect donations from family members and friends.
2.        Students can also create their own Pasta for Pennies online giving page by going to clicking “Join a Classroom Team”. They can share their online link with family members and friends to raise donations online too. Any student that raises $50 or more on their online page will earn an LLS T-Shirt
3.        Students can also do service activities at home too (start a lemonade stand or do extra chores around the house for donations).
4.        There will be classroom competitions with rewards for the homerooms with the most donations.
5.        Dress down day on Friday January 25 th with a $1 donation. (Wear Red )

Our school goal:
Last year, St Catherine of Siena School was the 4 th place fundraising school in the Mississippi/Louisiana Chapter, and we would love to be in the Top 10 this year too! We have set a school goal to raise $9,000 . So, we would love to see each classroom set a personal goal to raise $100, $200 or $300 to be a Bronze, Silver or Gold Champion. We would love to see students set their own personal goal too. Any student that raises $5 (online or offline) will earn a cool Hero Squad Power Ring !

50 State Online Giving Challenge: Let’s create a world without blood cancers by seeing if we can get an online donation from every state in the US. Send your online giving page to friends and family across the country to help support our Pasta for Pennies!  
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
Collecting Box Tops and Community Coffee Proof of
Purchases is an easy and great way to raise money for SCS!
Each Box Top & CC Proof of Purchase is worth 10 cents!
Look for the Box Top labels on your household and food items and Community Coffee Proof of Purchases on all Community Coffee products. Cut out and place in a Ziploc bag labeled with your child’s name and homeroom number. Send to school in your child’s folder.

Box Tops Contest
The submission deadline for our last contest of the year will be February 15th.
The homeroom class that collects the most Box Tops will win a doughnut party!!
On December 29, 2018, Sr. Imelda Moriarty died at the age of 94. She was buried on January 3, 2019 in San Antonio, TX. To honor the life and the ministry of Sr. Imelda, St. Catherine of Siena Parish will be celebrating a Memorial Mass on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 6 pm in the Church. There will be a reception immediately following Mass in the Barrett Complex. Everyone is invited to take part in the celebration.

In lieu of flowers, if anyone would like to make a donation in Sr. Imelda’s name, please send them to St. Catherine of Siena, 105 Bonnabel Blvd., Metairie, LA 70005. All donations will be used to help restore the school’s playground which she was instrumental in getting built.

If you would like to help with the reception or if you are a former faculty member and would like to participate in the Mass, please contact Peggy Fisk ( ). 

“Eternal rest, grant unto her, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace.”
The SCS choir will perform at Lakeside Mall for Catholic School Week on Tuesday, January 29 at 5:00pm.
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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