Charger Check-In

Thursday, September 12, 2019

A Note from Ms. Owens

Hello Charger Families,

Thank you for helping your students during this week's humidity. I'm glad to share that teachers have been taking their classes to the gym and that we've been able to turn on the HVAC in the church which has helped immensely!

Beginning today, families with students in 4th through 8th grades will be able to access ACT Aspire Summative scores. These are the scores from the tests that students took in the spring of 2019. The scores will be available via PowerSchool. (9/13 - I've added a button just below with directions for accessing scores.)

The induction ceremony for our new Student Council members will be held tomorrow following our regular 8:30 Mass and Adoration. Please remember that we are celebrating masses in the gym during renovation.

This weekend, there will be a bake sale to benefit the South West Special Recreation Association (SWSRA). Goods will be available for sale after all masses. Any donations (either monetary or baked goods) can be dropped off in the hallway of the Alexandria Center before mass.

To make access a bit easier, a link to the Virtual White Envelope has been added to the Charger Check-In just above the Upcoming Events section.

Thank you for all you do to support the St. Catherine community! Have a great rest of the week!


Kristine Owens

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A Witness of Faith

Rebecca Fleckenstein shared her faith with those school parents present for Back to School Night. She has given permission to share this faith reflection with all school parents. Use Mrs. Fleckenstein's story to reflect on your faith and the example you set for your family.

Remember that the Archdioceses asks all parishes to report the number of parishioners attending Mass during October in order to measure a parish's faith vitality. I'm looking forward to seeing you at Mass.

Fr. Dennis

Picture Day

Picture Day for all students is this Wednesday, September 18. Ordering information with an attached envelope was sent home last Thursday. You can order online by clicking on the button below and using our school code: EVTSGXTZJ.

If you do not order online, your child must give the completed envelope with exact payment to the photographer on Picture Day.

Tuesday Hot Lunch Ordering

Ordering for Tuesday Hot Lunch opened on September 3rd. The first hot lunch will be served on Tuesday, September 17th, and we are excited to that McDonald's has been added to our line up this year. In fact, they will be serving our very first hot lunch!

Ordering for next week will close at noon on Monday, September 16th. Be sure you have a confirmation email regarding your hot lunch order.

There will, of course, be days when parents have ordered a hot lunch and their child is absent. On those days, parents (or another designated person) are welcome to pick up the child's lunch. In order for this to happen, parents must notify the school of the hot lunch pick-up prior to 11 AM and then the actual lunch must be picked up before 12:30 PM. We cannot keep lunches beyond that or send them home with students due to food safety regulations

All families need to update their students' profile with their new classroom to ensure that lunches are delivered at the proper time and to the proper classroom table.

Morning Care and Extended Billing

Families who have registered for Morning Care and/or Extended Care will see the registration fee on their Smart Tuition invoice for October. The fee for one child is $25. The fee for two or more children is $50.

If you have questions about your bill, please contact Ms. Omiecinski.

Queen of Hearts Raffle

Queen of Hearts is rolling over. After the second week, the pot is $24,340!

This week, the Bears are playing the Broncos at 3:45. Come for the game and stay for the drawing! You can get more details by clicking on the banner just below. Keep buying those tickets!

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Church Renovation Update

Abatement is complete! I'm happy to share the process went smoothly. Right now, the floor is being prepped for the new tile and carpet, and fresh coats of paint are going up on the walls.

Because Laughter is Good for Us...

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Upcoming Events

Friday, September 13

  • All-School Liturgy and Adoration
  • Student Council Induction (following Adoration)

Sunday, September 14

  • Anointing Mass for the Sick at 4 PM
  • Bake Sale to benefit SWSRA after all masses

Tuesday, September 17

  • Hot Lunch begins - McDonald's
  • Athletic Board Meeting

Wednesday, September 18

  • Picture Day

Thursday, September 19

  • Tuition Exclusion

Friday, September 20

  • All-School Liturgy
  • Pep Rally at 1:30 PM

Sunday, September 22

  • Pigskin Classic

Monday, September 23

  • Regular uniforms begin

Tuesday, September 24

  • 7th Grade Confirmation Meeting at 7 PM

Thursday, September 26

  • Dress Down to Fight Pediatric Cancer

Friday, September 27

  • All-School Liturgy

Sunday, September 29

  • 6th Grade Family Mass - Bible Presentation at 9 AM

Tuesday, October 1

  • First Round of ACT Aspire Interims begins
  • 8th Grade Confirmation Meeting at 7 PM