February 24, 2021
Steps 4 Students is Under Way!
These last two days of Steps at SCM have been a great time. Elementary and Adolescent Community students, guides, and assistants traversed the campus race course yesterday and today, and the High School will race, run, and walk tomorrow. A big thank you to Coach Sam for designing the course and keeping time for our serious racers, and to those who staffed the course, cheered on participants, and captured the moments. Click here to visit our photo album.
 
Classroom races will wrap up this week, but that doesn’t mean the fun is over. Families can race, run, and walk in their own neighborhoods and towns through March 6. We encourage you to grab your spirit wear and lace up your sneakers to show your support of St. Catherine’s and your commitment to providing tuition aid for our families!
Participating at home? Send your Steps 4 Students photos to jochoa@stcathmont.org so we can share them with our community.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Thursday, February 25
  • PSO Book Club Meeting, 7:00 PM (Zoom)

Thursday, March 4
  • Virtual Conferences for Infant Community-Adolescent Community. No school for all levels. After-school Program closed

Friday, March 5
  • Deadline: Recognition Ads for 2020-2021 Yearbook
  • Virtual Conferences for Infant Community-Adolescent Community. No school for all levels. After-school Program closed

Saturday, March 6
  • Final Day of Steps 4 Students

Tuesday, March 9
  • Virtual PSO Meeting, 7:30 PM (Zoom)
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
St. Catherine's Montessori Tuition Assistance Application Deadline is Friday, February 26
St. Catherine’s Montessori is committed to making its educational programs accessible to families of all socio-economic backgrounds. 
 
If you would like to apply for consideration for the St. Catherine's Montessori Tuition Assistance Program, please complete the FACTS application by this Friday, February 26, 2021. The application will use the information from your 2019 federal tax return. If you already submitted an application for the Archdiocesan assistance program this school year (also through FACTS), you are automatically considered for St. Catherine's Montessori tuition aid.

If you have any questions regarding tuition assistance, please contact Holly Copeland at hcopeland@stcathmont.org or by phone at 713-665-2195.
Place Your Recognition Ad in the 2020-2021 Yearbook by Friday, March 5
Yearbook recognition ads are a great way to celebrate student successes and milestones and reflect on the person your child has become. All ads must be created and purchased through the Jostens website by Friday, March 5, 2021. Take advantage of this final weekend to design and finalize your ad!

Ad sizes and prices:
1/8 size: $30, 1/4 size: $60, 1/2 page: $100

Creating a recognition ad is easy! 
1. Choose your ad size and layout
2. Enter your text and upload your photos

If you have any questions, please contact Jocelyn Ochoa at jochoa@stcathmont.org.
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Human Connection
A Message from Sandra Espinosa, Counselor and Healthcare Coordinator
Dear St. Catherine’s Community,

What a whirlwind of a week it has been. I hope by the time you read this that all of you are waking up in warm homes, with an abundance of clean, running water and home repairs behind you (or at least scheduled!) I know many of us, especially our children, were eagerly anticipating the promise of that 1 rare snow day in Houston. Even better if school got canceled for a day! Surely few of us imagined we were just starting what a dear friend of mine described as “the camping trip from H***, with some silver linings.” 

As we come back together, I foresee our children readily sharing their stories with each other and in doing so feeling the warmth, comfort and understanding from listening ears and hearts.

Click here to read more.
INSIDE & OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM
PARENT SERVICE ORGANIZATION (PSO)
Virtual Spring PSO Meeting
PSO Book Club Meets Virtually Tomorrow, February 25 at 7:00 PM
The SCM Book Club is pleased to announce our next book selection. We will be discussing the book “Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do” by Jennifer L. Eberhardt, Ph.D. on Thursday February 27th at 7:00pm via Zoom.

The discussion guide we will be using can be found here. While we can’t be together in person, we can still share a drink together. Here is a recipe for a fun spring cocktail you can make before settling into this conversation.
Square 1 Art Submission Deadline is March 11
Message from the Square 1 Art Chair, Hadley Cogan
Wouldn't you love to share your child's artwork with family and friends? The Square 1 Art project provides you the opportunity to purchase keepsakes and gifts featuring your child's art! All proceeds from this fundraiser support social justice continuing education for SCM guides.
 
NEW to this year, your child will be creating art at home for the PSO Square 1 Art fundraiser. Also, all items will be shipped directly to your home. Shipping for orders over $75 are free.

Once you upload the art to Square 1 Art online, you may begin to shop for art keepsakes! The school earns funds from every order!
 
Please create and upload art by: 3/11/2021
Order Deadline is: 4/13/2021
 
3 EASY STEPS
 
1. CREATE ART
2. PHOTOGRAPH & UPLOAD ART
3. SHOP
 
TO START:

Click here!

Together, we can help support St. Catherine's Montessori and create keepsake memories of your child's art to enjoy for years!
HIGH SCHOOL CORNER
The High School Begins Filming Clue!
Yesterday, the High School officially began filming CLUE! While The Grand Manor Mansion in Galveston usually operates solely as an Airbnb, the owner, Brian, graciously allowed us to use it as a shooting location. We were joined by our very own Mr. Bruce Moses who controlled audio, and Mr. Pin Win, our wonderful videographer! Take a look here at some behind-the-scenes photos from our first day of filming!
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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