February 15, 2023

The Adolescent Community’s curriculum is driven by an overarching theme that weaves throughout their yearly studies, discussions, and trips. This year’s theme is Peace and Conflict, and tonight the AC returns from their Peace Trip. The trip took the adolescents and their guides on a memorable journey through many significant locations related to Black History and the civil rights movement.

Working together, the adolescents researched and planned the experience – from travel, lodging, meals, and itinerary. Additionally, in preparation and as part of their integrated curriculum, each member of the community chose a topic and presented their research at historical landmarks and cultural sites throughout their travels. Topics included: Freedom Rides, the Black Lives Matter movement, the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, early enslaved people in America, the African American experience during the Civil War, and lynching’s impact on the current relationship between law enforcement and Black citizens.

Click here to read more.


Steps 4 Students Recap

We want to express our sincere gratitude to all the families who joined us on Saturday at the annual Steps 4 Students 5K event. Your participation and support made this event a great success. We hope that you enjoyed the day as much as we did and that the event brought your family together for a fun and active time. We also want to thank all of our Snoozers and those who gave in honor of Team SCM. Together these contributions will support our athletics program. Thank you again for making memories with us!

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Montessori Night School Photo Album

Thank you again to everyone who attended Montessori Night School earlier this month! Click here to view the photo album.

Join us for Mass: Ash Wednesday

We would like to extend a warm invitation to all families to join us for Ash Wednesday Mass in the gym on Wednesday, February 22 at 1:45 PM. This is an important and solemn occasion that marks the beginning of the Lenten season. We welcome all members of the community to come together in prayer and reflection as we begin this period of spiritual renewal.

Labyrinth Garden Work Day on Saturday, February 25

Dear SCM community,

We are planning to revamp our labyrinth and the surrounding area this spring to enhance the entrance to the school. I am seeking volunteers to kick-start the process!

We will have a work day on Saturday, February 25, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. I will provide tools, water, and light snacks. If you are interested in volunteering, please email me at [email protected] or Kelley Bruso at [email protected], so we can ensure we have the correct amount of supplies.

Any assistance will be highly appreciated, whether it's for an hour or the whole day. Children are also welcome.

Many thanks,

Samuel Hemming

Facilities & Athletics Director

Update Grandparent Contact Information by Wednesday, February 22

On Thursday, April 6 we will welcome grandparents and special friends to share the school day morning and celebrate the love and support they give to the children of St. Catherine’s Montessori. 

Grandparents will soon receive printed invitations in the mail. We are asking parents to please make sure that grandparent contact information (names and mailing and email addresses) is up-to-date by reviewing the information you have on file in FACTS Family Portal. Please review the records and make updates by Wednesday, February 22.


RSVP for Warehouse Rave by this Friday, February 17

We invite you to chill with us this Fat Tuesday to help stock the Wine & Spirits Pull for Raise the Roof for Japhet. Guests will spend the evening in Spec’s third-floor warehouse enjoying wine, nibbles, and the store’s employee discount.


Space is limited for this cool event; click here to learn more and to RSVP by Friday, February 17, 2023.


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Focused and engaged - the Primary children are hard at work in the classroom, mastering new lessons and discovering their full potential. Witness the beauty of Montessori education as they build independence, confidence, and a lifelong love for learning.


Chili Lunch for Faculty and Staff

Dear SCM Parents,

The Annual Chili Lunch for our SCM Faculty and Staff is happening again this year!  

Please sign up here and choose the type of chili you would like to cook. There's an option to make corn bread and to buy tortilla and corn chips. We also need toppings.

Please bring your chili in a crockpot, if you have one. If you don't have a crockpot, no worries, we will make it work.

Please drop off your chili in the morning on Thursday, March 9 after drop off, or bring it hot by 10:30 AM.

Thank you all in advance for your help!

P.S. SCM is a nut-free environment, please keep that in mind.

Join Friends of the Atrium for Christian Meditation

Friends of the Atrium invites you to join us for Christian Meditation.

When: February 17, 2023 from 8:20 to 8:40 AM

Where: Locations vary; ask at the Front Desk

What: Meditation is prayer in a simple form that dates back to the earliest Christian tradition. It is pure and undivided attention to God.

Click here to learn more about Christian Meditation.

Book Club Selection for Friday, March 10

The PSO Book Club will meet in the SCM gym on Friday, March 10, 2023 from 8:30 to 9:30 AM. The group will discuss Why Good Kids Act Cruel by Carl Pickhardt, Ph.D. All are welcome to join, and you do not have to complete the book to participate in the discussion.

Friends of the Garden Teaching Day: Friday, February 24

Upcoming Spring Sociables

Spring Sociables are in full swing, and anyone who missed out on sales in October can still purchase tickets by visiting the online store. Below are just a few of the parties you can enjoy between now and the end of May.

Sip and Savor Spring

Saturday, March 4

6:30-9:30 PM

Gubitz Residence

Bubble Soccer

Saturday, April 1

10:00 AM-12:30 PM

SCM Soccer Field

Sporting Clays Shoot

Sunday, April 2

1:00-4:00 PM

Greater Houston Sports Club

Sociables Photos Request

We love to see you enjoying Sociables! Please share your photos and videos with us at [email protected].


Friday, February 17

  • Christian Meditation, 8:20-8:40 AM
  • Garden Work Day, 8:30 AM
  • Early Dismissal, 12:00 PM After-School Program Closed.

Monday, February 20

  • No School: President's Day

Tuesday, February 21

  • Warehouse Rave: A Pull Party for SCM's 2023 Gala, 6:00 PM (Spec's Downtown; 2401 Smith St.)

Wednesday, February 22

  • Mass, 1:45 PM (SCM Gym)

Friday, February 24

  • Garden Teaching Day: Planting Tomatoes, 8:30 AM

Saturday, February 25

  • Labyrinth Garden Work Day, 9:00 AM-2:00 PM

Thursday, March 2

  • No School for All Students. Conferences for Lower School.

Friday, March 3

  • No School for All Students. Conferences for Lower School.

For more calendar events please check our website.

If you would like to submit something for The Globe, please send it for approval to [email protected] by Monday at noon.

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