August 31, 2022
Today we celebrate Maria Montessori's birthday. She was born on August 31, 1870 in Chiaravalle, Italy. Montessori was trained not as an educator but rather as a medical doctor who later studied philosophy, psychology, and anthropology. Dr. Montessori viewed education as an "aid to life," serving the development of the whole child and integrating the spiritual with the intellectual. She recognized that the way to create a peaceful world was through the child – work that earned her three nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize.

You can learn more about Maria Montessori by visiting the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) website.
We invite all parents – returning and new – to attend the Welcome Back Parent Meeting. Head of School Lina Delgado, the administration, and our Parent Service Organization will welcome everyone to a new year at St. Catherine’s and share many of the ways families can get involved in the life of the school.

The 22-23 school year is a big one – not only is it the return of a full slate of in-person activities after two years away, but this is also a gala year. Volunteer opportunities and social engagements abound, and we are looking forward to reconnecting as a community!

Join us for breakfast and a first opportunity to visit with PSO committees, parents, and staff about the various service, social, and fundraising activities that will take place this year.


7:45 – 8:30 AM  Light Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45 AM  Welcome Remarks

8:45 – 10:00 AM Visit with PSO committees, parents, and staff, and sign up to volunteer


Please follow your usual morning drop-off procedure, then park in the school lot and join us inside.

RSVP Information

Kindly RSVP here by Wednesday, August 31, 2022
To see a glimpse of what's happening in the classrooms, click on the images below.
Our Naturalist, Kelley Bruso, has organized Garden Teaching Days for parents to attend throughout the year. Click here to learn more.

Additionally, beginning Friday, September 9, parents are invited to meet every Friday following drop off to assist with caring for or tending to the fruit trees in the orchard, beautifying outdoor spaces in preparation for school events, setting up new beds, and harvesting herbs and produce, as well as assisting with any other need that arises.

New Families
Over the Labor day weekend, you will be invited to join the PSO sponsored, informal, Google email group SCM On a Whim. The invitation expires one week from issue. If you did not see an invitation, please look in your spam/junk folder. If you still do not have the invitation please contact me. If you choose to join the group at a later date, please see information for returning families.
Returning Families
If you have not joined in the past and wish to now, please follow the instructions found by clicking here.

~Trey Palmer, Group Coordinator,
Book Club Survey

Please take a moment to take this survey to assist the chairs of the PSO Book Club in selecting books for this school year. This survey will close on Friday, September 9.
The first book club meeting of the school year will take place on Friday, October 21 at 9:00 AM in the gym. Stay tuned for the announcement for the first selection.
Hosts Needed for Parent Potlucks

PSO Class Potlucks are adult-only events that allow parents from each class to get to know one another. One family in each class hosts a potluck in their home, and guests all bring a special dish to share. These meals are a wonderful opportunity for parents to connect with each other early in the school year. Many long-lasting friendships have started at a parent potluck.

Each classroom has been assigned a date and time for its potluck, and we are now in search of hosts. Please click here to check out the sign up and consider hosting for your child’s class!
A warm welcome to the babies born over the summer!
Nolan Lau - Audrey and Colette's new brother.
Friday, September 2, 2022
  • Welcome Back Parent Meeting, 7:45 AM (Gym)

Monday, September 5, 2022
  • No school - Labor Day
For more calendar events please check our website.
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