Charger Check-In

June 23, 2022

A Note from Ms. Owens

I apologize. I inadvertently began editing in the June 23 Charger Check-In. There is no easy way to recover that earlier Check-In. You can expect a Check-In to come out this week. That edition will have information on Packet Pick Up Day and other start of the year events.

A Bit More News

  • Please note the school office's summer hours below! If you need to contact the school outside of our summer hours, you can email either Mrs. Kehoe or me.
  • The supply lists for the 2022-23 school year for grades K-8 are available at the link below.
  • The tentative calendar for the 2022-23 school year is available below.
  • Summer reading assignments for rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders are available below.
  • Even though we're just nearing the end of June, you can already register for the 11th Annual Charge On 5K. Scroll down for more information!
  • 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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The 11th Annual Charge On 5K

The kick off to the 2022-23 school year will start with the 11th Annual Charge On 5K - Saturday August 13 at 8AM. Dust off those gym shoes, grab the family or a friend and sign up to run or walk!

  • You can register via the button below or you can download and print a paper form (also available below) if you prefer.
  • Please make sure to register by July 27th to guarantee your shirt size!

Also attached, you can find this year’s sponsorship opportunities, including a new FAMILY Sponsorship.

  • For $100 you would get your name on the back of the race shirt, a sign with your family name on the route, and 2 free entries into the race.
  • The FAMILY sponsorship is reserved for St. Catherine School and Parish families.
  • Once you turn in your sponsorship, we will provide you with a code to use when signing up on line.
  • You can also use the attached paper registration.

Stay tuned for volunteer opportunities coming up in the week leading up to the race and race day itself!

Please feel free to reach out with any questions to Kelly Evans at

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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

Wednesday, August 10

  • Paperwork envelopes available for pick up from 8AM-1PM in the church vestibule

Thursday, August 11

  • Packet Pick Up from 4-7PM in the gym (sign up for a time slot above)

Saturday, August 13

  • Charge On 5K
  • Parish Picnic

Wednesday, August 17

  • Supply Drop Off for PK3-1st grades (time slots will be shared after Packet Pick Up Day)

Thursday, August 18

First Day of School

  • PK3 & PK4: 8AM-10AM
  • K-8: 8AM-11AM

Friday, August 19

  • PK-8: 8AM-1PM (first day of lunch)

Monday, August 22

  • First Full Day of School: 8AM-2:45PM

Wednesday, August 24

  • Back to School/Curriculum Night