January 20, 2021
UPCOMING EVENTS
Wednesday, January 20
  • Virtual Mass, 5:00 PM (Zoom)

Tuesday, January 26
  • RSVP deadline for Anti-bias Education at Home presentation
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Virtual Mass Tonight at 5:00 PM
Anti-bias Education at Home Presentation - Tuesday, February 2
Join us for a virtual presentation by Britt Hawthorne, anti-bias/anti-racism educator and Montessorian. This presentation shares concrete ways families can support their children’s developing racial and ethnic identities. Families learn how to empower their children, affirm their numerous identities, and accept differences.

Click here by Tuesday, January 26 to register and receive Zoom login details. The presentation is open to St. Catherine's current parents, guardians, grandparents, faculty and staff, and board members. Adolescent Community and High School students are welcome to attend with their parents/guardians.
2020-2021 Yearbooks on Sale
Don't miss out on all of the memories from this school year! Order yearbooks and recognition ads at the Jostens website. Click here for more information on pricing, designing ads, and spring delivery.

Order deadlines are as follows: 

  • Friday, January 29: Order a personalized yearbook with your child's name or monogram on the cover
  • Friday, March 5: Submit a recognition ad
  • Friday, March 26: Order a yearbook with a plain, non-personalized cover
ADVANCING THE MISSION
Annual Fund Update and What's Next in Fundraising
Thank you again to everyone who has contributed to the SCM Annual Fund. With 75% of our parents participating and with gifts from our grandparents, alumni, alumni families, board members, faculty/staff and friends, St. Catherine's has raised $155,206 in support of our operating needs. If you have yet to make your Annual Fund gift, there is still time. Donate online any time at www.stcathmont.org/annualfund, or contact Lyndsey Ray at lray@stcathmont.org. Every gift makes a difference in the educational lives of our children.

As we look ahead to the remainder of the school year, we turn our focus to Steps 4 Students and support of our Tuition Assistance Program. Stay tuned this week for information about Steps. This year, the race is going virtual!
INSIDE & OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM
Purchase Your SCM Honey Today
Hello, SCM Community!

We are about to harvest honey from our SCM Bee Hives. You can start placing orders today. Supplies are limited and will be available while they last. Honey will be delivered on Friday, February 5. We also have citrus from our Japhet gardens, new handmade soap and the AC Cookbook.

Purchase yours today while supplies last.

Click here to visit our market website.

Click here to learn more about the AC micro-economy, The Hive.

If you have any complications or questions, do not hesitate to contact us! Contact information: acmarket@stcathmont.org.

Sincerely,
Your Market Managers, Aleena Gilani and Laura Lopez
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Remembering the Message of Dr. King
A Message from Sandra Espinosa, SCM Counselor and Health Care Coordinator
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

As I write this, a sunny, cool day is dawning in Houston and it is a fittingly beautiful day to remember the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. There seems to be an urgency now for us all to reflect on his work and his powerful words of wisdom and truth, not just today but throughout this week as we transition to new beginnings with a new presidency, and throughout the year as we contemplate the past and think about the changes and internal shifts that we want to bring forward for the better of our community and nation. 

Click here to read more.
PARENT SERVICE ORGANIZATION (PSO)
A Message from Friends of the Atrium: Getting to Know the Doctors of the Church - St. Thérèse of Lisieux
A Doctor of the Church, also referred to as Doctor of the Universal Church (Latin: Doctor Ecclesiae Universalis), is a title given by the Catholic Church to saints recognized as having made a significant contribution to theology or doctrine through their research, study, or writing. The Catholic Church has named 36 Doctors of the Church.

Click here to learn more about St. Thérèse of Lisieux.
HIGH SCHOOL CORNER
Welcome back to the High School Corner!

The best moments in Montessori learning come when the stars align just right in a way that allows us to apply the knowledge we have acquired in class to the present moment. Over the course of the past school year, we have delved into the stories, events, and ideals that make up the origin points of America as a nation. In Humanities, we have traced the history of the North American continent from the first indigenous settlers to the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. In Literature Seminar, we have read and discussed Common Sense by Thomas Paine, a piece of literature that proved key in stoking the flames of revolution in the American colonies. And finally, in Current Events, we have connected our origins to the present day stories and struggles of America. All of these threads came together as we watched history unfold before our eyes today watching the 59th presidential inauguration as a class. The importance of this ceremony was amplified by all the previous knowledge we have of American history.

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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