Charger Check-In

August 25, 2022

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A Note from Ms. Owens

Thank you all the school families who were able to attend Curriculum/Back to School Night on Wednesday evening. Welcoming parents and guardians into the school building gave me so much joy. It has been too long since we've been able to do this regularly!

Thank you, also, to FSA, Mrs. Hutchinson and Mrs. Schultz for hosting and organizing last week's Ice Cream Social. We had a great crowd with lots of happy children running around with their friends.

Congratulations to the 2022 Ice Cream Social Raffle Winners

  • 1st prize $250 SCA tuition credit - Cara Hanrahan
  • 2nd prize one free SCA sport registration - Shannon Markey
  • 3rd prize $50 Culvers gift card - Catie Moriarty

We are thrilled that the Kane Hall bathrooms opened to student-use today! Thank you, thank you, thank you the Men's Club for funding this renovation for the parish and thank you to Ron Badali for the time and labor that he put into moving this project to the finish line.

Families who registered for Morning Care and/or Extended Care will see the registration fee on their October tuition invoice (from Blackbaud). Those families who have already paid the registration fee will see that payment has been made on their October invoice.

A Bit More News

  • On Saturday, August 27, we will kickoff the girls basketball season and dedicate the gym floor honoring Jack Roche. The schedule of the day's events is available below.
  • Our first Eat & Earn of the school year is on Wednesday, August 31 at Andy's Frozen Custard (95th & Ciciero). The flier is further down in the Check-in.
  • The window for the first i-Ready diagnostic opens on Monday, August 29. Our K-8 students will be taking their reading and math diagnostics over the course of the next few weeks.
  • The tentative calendar for the 2022-23 school year is available below.
  • If you know of an SCA family who owns a small business that we can publicize here to help support them, please reach out to me via email. Scroll down to see local businesses we can support.


Kristine Owens

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Bitty Basketball Season

  • Bitty Basketball is open to students in 1st through 3rd grades.
  • Families who want their child to participate in Bitty Basketball must register by Friday, September 2.
  • The fees will be collected on the first night of practices and shirts will be distributed after that week.
  • No child will be allowed on the court unless the registration fees are turned in.
  • Questions should be directed to
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Covid Vaccination Information

Anyone over 6 months of age is eligible to get the Covid vaccine. Please consult your health care professional regarding vaccinations and boosters.

If you or someone you know wants to get a vaccine, you will find a button below with easy-to-navigate information for Chicago, Cook County and surrounding counties.

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The Sunday Collection

As many of us still attend church virtually, we do not have the opportunity to contribute to the Sunday collection. However, parishioners can easily set up recurring contributions via Give Central.

Visit the link below to set up your recurring contribution. Donors can change the amount of the contribution or pause it at any time.

Ways to Support Our Local Small Businesses

For many years, our small business neighbor have been stalwart partners with St. Catherine through offering Eat & Earns, sponsoring SCA events and offering discounts when the school places orders. Now is the time for our SCA community to show our support of these amazing small businesses. Please take the time to visit the "live" buttons below, and, if you are able, support them.

If you know of an SCA family who owns a small business that we can publicize here to help support them, please reach out to me via email.

So Many On-going Ways to Support St. Catherine!

Upcoming Events

Friday, August 26

  • All-School Liturgy at 8:30AM

Saturday, August 27

  • Girls Basketball Opening Day
  • Blessing and Dedication of Gym Floor - Honoring Jack Roche - following 9AM game

Monday, August 29

  • Window for First i-Ready Diagnostic opens

Wednesday, August 31

  • Eat & Earn at Andy's Frozen Custard (95th & Cicero)

Friday, September 2

  • All-School Liturgy at 8:30AM
  • Early Dismissal at 1PM - Extended Care NOT available

Monday, September 5

  • Labor Day - no school

Friday, September 9

  • All-School Liturgy at 8:30AM