February 3, 2021
UPCOMING EVENTS
Friday, February 5
  • Steps 4 Students registration deadline, 12:00 noon

Thursday, February 11
  • College Financial Aid 101, 6:30 PM (Zoom)

Friday, February 12
  • Re-enrollment deadline for current students

Monday, February 15
  • Presidents' Day. No School. After-school Program Closed

Wednesday, February 17
  • Virtual Mass - Ash Wednesday, 5:00 PM (Facebook Live)
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
2021-2022 Re-enrollment Deadline is Friday, February 12
Personalized electronic enrollment packets were emailed to currently-enrolled SCM families last week. As a reminder, your decision to enroll into or withdraw from the 2021-2022 school year is Friday, February 12.

Instructions for Re-enrollment:
1) Log in to FACTS Family Portal with your username/password (Type STCM-TX into the District Code field).
2) Click on the Apply / Enroll button in the left menu.
3) Click on the Enrollment / Re-enrollment button.
4) Pay the $750 non-refundable re-enrollment deposit for each child. The non-refundable deposit is applied towards tuition.

If you need assistance retrieving your login credentials, please contact Bruce Moses at ITmanager@stcathmont.org or by phone at (713) 665-2195.

If you have any questions about the re-enrollment process, please contact Vivian Blum at vblum@stcathmont.org or by phone at (713) 665-2195.
High School Food Drive for Casa de Esperanza Now Through February 12
The SCM High School is hosting a food drive for the children of Casa de Esperanza through Friday, February 12.

Please drop off non-perishable food items in the bin located outside of the Welcome Center.
SCM Library Books
Cleaning out closets and book shelves? Finding St. Catherine's library books from last school year? Wondering what to do with them?

Please bring them to school and place them in the marked box in front of the entrance.

If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Lopez at mlopez@stcathmont.org.
Montessori Parent Workshop February 12 -15
Special offer available to attend The Four Planes of Education for Parents: A Deep Dive!

Parents, caregivers, and family members from AMI/USA member schools pay just $49 through February 6th! 
ADVANCING THE MISSION
Register for Steps 4 Students by this Friday at noon!
Between February 20 and March 6, 2021, Steps 4 Students participants will run or walk their own route and log their results online. 

Registration fees and donations from Steps 4 Students support the St. Catherine’s Tuition Assistance Program, which provides tuition aid directly to SCM families. 
 
This Virtual 5K gives every member of the extended St. Catherine’s community the opportunity to participate in Steps 4 Students from their homes all over the world! We ask our families to register and share the event details with family, friends, and acquaintances to encourage them to join Team SCM and to cheer you on by donating to your personal fundraising pages.
 
There are four ways to participate; click the button below to learn more and sign up before Friday, February 5 at 12 noon. This is a firm deadline; team members who register after this time will not receive a signature pink t-shirt or other race items.
COLLEGE COUNSELING
RSVP for College Financial Aid 101 by Tuesday, February 9
Join us on Thursday, February 11 at 6:30 PM for a virtual presentation by Jennifer M. Beck, Senior Director of Student Financial Aid at St. Edward's University.

Attendees will learn the ins and outs of federal financial aid, institutional aid, and merit scholarships. It's never too early to start planning for college! All who are interested are welcome to register and attend.

Register by Tuesday, February 9. Zoom link information will be shared via confirmation email after you RSVP. Contact us at events@stcathmont.org with any questions.
This week Ms. Lewis recommends a new book on paying for college, “The Price You Pay For College” by Ron Lieber. Click here to listen to an interview with the author.

Ron Lieber has been the “Your Money” columnist for The New York Times since 2008. He is the author of “The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money” and other works.
INSIDE & OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM
Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards were founded in 1923 and is the nation's longest-running most prestigious recognition program for creative teens. For nearly a century, Scholastic has inspired bold ideas in creative teens throughout the country.

This year, two St. Catherine's students received the highest honor, in their respective age groups, at the regional level. Gold Key recognition was given to Aleena Gilani, AC 8th year, in the journalism and short story categories. Sarah Lopez, HS Senior, received Gold Key recognition in the sculpture category. Their work has automatically been submitted for consideration at the national level.
Valentine's Day Cards + Eggs Now On Sale
Hello, SCM Community!

Valentine's bundles include a card of your choice, envelope, and a small jar of honey. These would “bee” perfect for your queen or anyone in your hive! Click here to view the Valentine's cards.

You can still place your order today for honey and now eggs! Supplies are limited and will be available while they last. Honey and card bundles will be delivered on Friday, February 5.

Sincerely,
Your Market Managers, Aleena and Laura
HIGH SCHOOL CORNER
Fun with Science Memes
Welcome back to the High School Corner!

Many students are taking the AP Environmental Science course this year. This week, they were asked to create a selection of memes related to topics such as the Green Revolution and pesticides to give them a more creative way to explore these topics. While we couldn’t include all of the memes here, you can check out a collection of highlights, as well as an explanation of the science and history behind each meme written by the students themselves! We have also included some background information on the three overarching topics of the memes if you are interested in learning more.

Click here to see the memes.

Thank you for reading!
Jacob, Isabella, Julia, and Sarah
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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