SCS Summer News

July 31, 2018

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Sr. Margo

Dear SCS community,

Sr. Margo Kavanaugh has recently moved to McAuley Hall. She is grateful for all the love she has received from the St. Catharine School community throughout these 25 years. She will hold you forever in her heart and prayers.

Her new address will be:

McAuley Hall

1633 US Highway 22 West

Watchung, NJ 07069-6588.


Sr. Carole

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Thank you SCS Community!

We wish to thank all members of our St. Catharine School community that attended the Candlelight Ball! It was a wonderful event and we wish to thank and recognize Kerryn Shaughnessy, Maureen Gilroy, Erin Quinn, Stacy Vitale and all of our parent volunteers for all of their hard work and effort in organizing such a special evening!

We also wish to thank our fantastic emcee, John Fudge!

We hope to see everyone join us next summer for the 53rd annual Candlelight Ball!

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Summer reading

Beautiful days at the beach are even more fun with a good book! Don't forget to enjoy reading over your summer break!

Summer Reading:

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Student Shoes and Dress Code

Summer is always a good time to re-familiarize yourself with our Student Dress Code policy.

Please pay close attention to our updated description of our shoe policy. While we do not require a specific brand or style of shoe, we have added more descriptive language to further clarify our school requirements. In recent years, many "sneaker-like" canvas shoes have become quite popular, however we require a more traditional shoe for our K-8 students. Please refer here:

2018-2019 School year

We look forward to welcoming our PK3, PK4, and Kindergarten students for their first day of school on Tuesday, September 4th from 9:00-11:00 AM.

We welcome back ALL STUDENTS on Wednesday, September 5th, at our normal start time of 8:00 AM. In tradition, we will have our first day of school gathering of students on the SCS recess area basketball courts. Once students enter the building, we will have light refreshments for parents, outside under a tent in the recess area to celebrate the start of another school year! Students will be dismissed from school at 12:30 PM.

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Student School Supplies

Student back to school supply lists can be found here:

Want to save a trip to the store? You may purchase student grade level kits through our school supplies provider, which will be delivered to your child at school. We will be following up with information to you soon.

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Welcome Back Mass & Picnic 9/15 at 4:30 PM

On Saturday, September 15th, Msgr. Cullen will be celebrating a special Mass at 4:30 PM on the SCS recess area field. We encourage all students to bring their backpacks as Msgr. Cullen will be doing a "Blessing of the Backpacks" providing prayers and blessing for our students starting another school year. Similar to last year, we invite all families to stay after Mass for a "bring your own" food and refreshment picnic experience. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us!