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A note from the principal

It's hard to believe that the first quarter has ended and the first eight weeks of school are in the books. We have experienced growth in several areas. First, our newest students and teachers have adjusted well largely due to the support and camaraderie of fellow staff and students. St. Catherine of Siena School is a kind, loving and helpful community. Second, our students have shown growth in their prayer life. By responding to the needs of others, praying together as a class and as a school, participating fully in our faith assemblies and actively paying attention during Mass demonstrates our spiritual growth. Third, a good number of our students have shown growth with their Fall MAP scores. It was fun to plan and carry out the incentives for those classrooms and students who met or exceeded their goal(s). 

 

As we begin the second quarter, I want to thank you for your support and partnership. We have enjoyed small and large successes thus far this school year and look forward to more successes in the coming months. Please keep all of us in your daily prayers that we continue being helpful, kind, and loving; that we continue to increase our prayer life and conversations with God; and that we increase our spiritual and academic knowledge. I'm blessed to be part of a community where each person makes a Christian difference.

 

Blessings to you and your family,

 

Mike Jacks

uniform update

Since we still have the possibility for warm (or hot) weather in October, children are allowed to continue to wear shorts and skorts until the end of October.  The last day for shorts will be Friday, October 29th.

nominate a teacher or staff member

We have amazing educators here at St. Catherine of Siena School. I would like to encourage you to recognize teachers and staff members who have positively impacted your child/children. Check out information below:

                                                                                                                                       

Do you know a St. Catherine of Siena teacher/staff member that has really helped you or your child? Has a teacher/staff member been highly effective, engaging, and motivating?

 

Our staff takes great pride in helping students achieve their spiritual, academic, emotional, social, and physical potential. Take a few minutes and let your teachers/staff members know how much you appreciate their work!

Recognize a teacher/staff member by clicking here.

dine to donate

Our next Dine to Donate event is this coming Monday, October 18. If you go to Frisch's in Bellevue, from 4:00-9:00, they will give St. Catherine 20% of all food and drink sales. 

Picture retake day 10/25

If you would like to have your child's picture retaken, all you need to do is send them in to school with their picture packet from the first picture.  No need to sign up in advance.

Also, if your child was not in school for the first round, please plan to have their picture taken on 10/25.  If you need a picture form, there are some in the school office. 

Feeding god's children

This month we are collecting boxed potatoes and stuffing for St. Bernard food pantry.  Our collection is not until 10/29, but if you like to shop early you can put this on your list.  Another item that they said is always helpful are 1 gallon storage bags.

PTO Fall tailgate 10/24

In lieu of the traditional chili cook off, PTO would like to host a Fall Tailgate on October 24th after mass.  Please mark your calendars!!  Bengals will be playing the Ravens.  We will have some fall treats and events for the whole family.  Event will take place in the lower lot.  Please mark your calendars and keep your eye out for more details on THE STABLE or through email!  We will be also posting any needs that we may have for the event if you want to chip in! 

PTO Fall Adult's night out 11/13

Who is ready for an adult night?  Come to a night of fowling, food, and fun!

What is fowling you ask?  Think of a hybrid of football and bowling.  Similar layout to cornhole!

Mark your calendar for November 13th.  Times and RSVP’s to follow. 

Event located at:  Fowling Warehouse Cincinnati – 2940 Highland Ave #230  -  Cincinnati, OH 45212

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Blue Short Pants
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Hamburger and Fries