August 19, 2020
This week, students in the Elementary, Adolescent Community and High School programs, including the four members of SCM's Class of 2021, joined their classmates and guides for the first day of Distance Learning. Our Primary Remote Choice learners also began their first day of instruction, and we began the first week of phase-in for our new Infant Community and Primary children.

Excitement was in the air as students saw familiar and new faces, talked about their summers, and learned about all the new adventures that await them in the coming academic year.

Click here to see more photos of our students in action.

We would love to see your first week photos; please send them to globe@stcathmont.org so we may include them in our online photo galleries.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Thursday, August 20
  • All-day Distance Learning begins for Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, Adolescent Community & High School, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Monday, August 24
  • Parent/Student Handbook Acknowledgement and Annual Income Eligibility Parent Survey due
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Virtual Mass Dates Announced
Join us live on Facebook as Fr. Jeremy Zipple, SJ celebrates Mass with the SCM community from his home parish in Belize City.

As we must gather virtually rather than in-person, these dedicated Mass times allow for us to to come together as a community to be with one another in unified prayer.

Wednesday, September 16 at 6:00 PM

Wednesday, October 7 at 5:00 PM (The Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary)

Monday, November 2 at 5:00 PM (All Souls)

Tuesday, December 8 at 5:00 PM (Solemnity of Mary Immaculate Conception)

We will share Facebook Live details as Mass dates approach.
Forms Due by Monday, August 24
There are two forms due on Monday, August 24. The Parent/Student Handbook Acknowledgement and the Annual Income Eligibility Parent Survey.

Please note that students in Elementary, Adolescent Community, and High School are also required to sign the Parent/Student Handbook Acknowledgement.

Additionally, parents must return the COVID-19 Parental/Guardian Acknowledgement before your child returns to campus for in-person instruction.

All three forms are posted on FACTS Family Portal. The Income Eligibility form must be submitted in an sealed envelope - either dropped in the wire basket located outside the Welcome Center entrance or mailed to 9821 Timberside Houston, TX 77025. The others may be submitted via email to Emily Blackman at eblackman@stcathmont.org.

Reminder: The District Code for the Family Portal login is STCM-TX
Request for Community Photos
As the old saying goes, "A picture is worth a thousand words." Photos are one of the best ways to communicate discovery, wonder, and joy. They keep us connected even though we are apart for a short while.

Last school year, we requested you send us photos of your children while they were learning remotely, enjoying family time, exploring the outdoors, learning a new skill, or baking bread. We would like to carry this practice into this school year.

Please send your photos to globe@stcathmont.org so that we may include them in online photo galleries, on the website, or in the yearbook.
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Tip of the Week: Create a Morning Ritual
Message from Sandra Espinosa, SCM Counselor and Health Care Coordinator
Welcome back and congratulations on making it through the summer!

I hope you were able to unplug a little from the noise of the news, and the heaviness of these uncertain times, and enjoy some peaceful and fun moments with family. 

As we go through life, we can get caught up in the day-to-day grind, so I will be providing weekly wellness tips to remind us of simple ways to create connection and improve daily life. 

Click here for the tip of the week: Create a Morning Ritual
PARENT SERVICE ORGANIZATION (PSO)
Message from the PSO Book Club - Join us September 11 at Noon
Our first book club selection may bring comfort to those who have been anxious about “homeschooling” your children during COVID-19. Jim Trelease, a former educator and expert in children’s literacy, argues in “The Read-Aloud Handbook” that reading to our children of all ages is the single most important thing we can do to promote development in all academic domains and deepen our relationship with them in the process.

Please join us to discuss this inspiring book with your fellow SCM parents during our PSO Book Club Zoom call on September 11 at noon.
Volunteers Needed For 2020-2021 School Year
The PSO seeks volunteers to serve on committees this school year. We recognize that many PSO activities and events will probably look quite different in 20-21, but we will still need parents and guardians (and grandparents too) to help!

The following committees are in search of volunteers:

  • Casa de Esperanza
  • Friends of the Arts
  • Friends of Athletics
  • Friends of the Garden
  • Friends of the Library
  • Faculty and Staff Appreciation Luncheon
  • Fall Fest
  • Spring Fling
  • Square 1 Art

Click here to learn more about the PSO, and email pso@stcathmont.org if you are interested in joining a committee. We are more than happy to discuss these committees' needs with you before you sign up.
If you would like to submit something for the Globe, please send it for approval to globe@stcathmont.org by Monday at noon.

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