Charger Check-In

September 15, 2022

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A Note from Ms. Owens

We had our first fire/evacuation drill of the school year today, and I have to share that is was successful. We had a smooth and fast exit from the building. Students were silent and attentive throughout the drill. Prior to the drill, I encouraged students to offer a prayer of thanksgiving for the first responders who would be coming to our aid if this had been an actual crisis.

Beginning next Wednesday, September 21, our Extracurricular Activity Eligibility Guidelines for 5th-8th grade will begin. Parents and guardians with children in grades 5-8 should read the guidelines linked above so they are familiar with eligibility criteria and ramifications for becoming ineligible.

Our newly-elected Student Council has jumped right in to their work. They have planned some fun activities for next week which will culminate in an all-school pep rally on Friday, September, 23. Please scroll down for more information!

When reporting a child's absence, please contact Mary Nelson with that information. Parents/guardians can call the school number - 708-425-5547 - or send an email to

A Bit More News

  • Picture Day is set for Wednesday, September 21. All students - PK3 through 8 - will take a school picture. This is a non-uniform day for students. Information about Picture Day went home in the last two white envelopes and is also available further down in the Check-In.
  • Check out the article from Chicago Catholic featuring SCA's Blue Mass - held on August 6.
  • 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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Spirit Days at SCA!

Next week, Student Council has planned some spirited events for Homecoming. The details are in the above flier designed by Mia Havelka, our publicity commissioner.

  • Classes will be able to participate in St. Catherine-themed trivia questions throughout the week.
  • On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, students can dress out of uniform. The themes for each day are listed above.
  • On Friday, we will have an all-school pep rally at 1:30PM. The pep rally will be outside so we can more easily accommodate the parents and guardians we expect will want to attend. If you plan on attending, we encourage you to bring a lawn chair.
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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.

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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, September 16

  • All-School Liturgy at 8:30AM
  • Student Council Induction following Mass

Tuesday, September 20

  • Tuition Exclusion Day
  • 7th Grade Parent-Student Confirmation Meeting in church at 7PM

Wednesday, September 21

  • Picture Day for PK3-8th

Friday, September 23

  • All-School Liturgy at 8:30AM
  • Fall Sports Pep Rally at 1:30PM

Saturday, September 24

  • Homecoming

Sunday, August 25

  • All Family Mass (hosted by 6th grade) at 9:30AM
  • 6th Grade Bible Presentation

Thursday, September 29

  • Dress Down for Pediatric Cancer Awareness ($1 donation requested)

Friday, September 30

  • All-School Liturgy at 8:30AM

Saturday, October 1

  • Pack the House - Girls Volleyball

Thursday, October 6

  • Walk-a-thon
  • First Trimester Progress Reports (3rd-8th only)

Friday, October 7

  • No School - Professional Development for Faculty

Monday, October 10

  • No School

Wednesday, October 12

  • Early Dismissal Wednesday at 1PM (Spirit Day, extended care is available)