January 27, 2021
Steps 4 Students has Gone Virtual
This year the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston community cannot gather to race downtown, so area Catholic schools will run and walk on campus and in our own neighborhoods – in Houston and beyond! Between February 20 and March 6, 2021, Steps 4 Students participants will run or walk their own route and log their results online.

Now is the time to join Team SCM! Register by Sunday, January 31, 2021 before registration prices increase by $10.

Click here to read more.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Friday, January 29
  • Deadline to order personalized 2020-2021 yearbooks

Monday, February 1
  • Steps 4 Students registration prices increase by $10
  • Individual Picture Day for Infant Community + Primary, 9:00 - 11:00 AM

Tuesday, February 2
  • Individual Picture Day for Elementary, 9:00 - 11:00 AM
  • Anti-bias at Home virtual presentation, 6:00 - 7:30 PM (Zoom)

Wednesday, February 3
  • Individual Picture Day for Adolescent Community + High School + Remote Learners, 9:00 - 11:00 AM
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Anti-bias Education at Home Presentation - Tuesday, February 2
Thank you to everyone that has registered to attend this virtual presentation with Britt Hawthorne. As a reminder to those that have registered, your Zoom link to the event was included in your confirmation email. Please consult that email before February 2 to add the login details to your calendar.

If you did not register before the Tuesday, January 26th deadline and now are able to attend, please contact us at events@stcathmont.org.
Individual Picture Days February 1-3
Individual Picture Days are scheduled for next week. In keeping with our health and safety procedures, photos will be taken outdoors and all participants will maintain classroom cohort and social distancing protocols. Our photographer, Ms. Jocelyn, will wear a face covering; students will follow established face covering rules until it is time to remove coverings for their individual photos.
 
St. Catherine’s will email parents a digital file of their student's photo. We will not take group photos this year.
 
Parents of remote learners have been asked to submit a photo of their child to jochoa@stcathmont.org by Monday, February 8 for inclusion in the yearbook. Please check your email for portrait composition requirements. If you are unable to submit an image and would like to schedule a time to bring your child to campus for an outdoor photo session on February 3, please email eblackman@stcathmont.org immediately.

Photo Schedule (all photos taken between 9:00 and 11:00 AM):
 
  • Monday, February 1: Infant Community and Primary*
  • Tuesday, February 2: Elementary
  • Wednesday, February 3: Adolescent Community, High School, Remote learners (Wednesday is also the makeup day for any IC-EL students who missed their assigned day
  • *Wednesday, February 17: Ms. Romesha's Primary Class
 
Contact Emily Blackman at eblackman@stcathmont.org with any questions. 
Friday is the Last Day to Order a Personalized Yearbook
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
COLLEGE COUNSELOR UPDATE
Class of 2021 College Updates
A Message from Sarah Lewis, Director of College Counseling
It was a busy fall for our seniors but applications are mostly complete and they already have a number of acceptances and an impressive total of merit scholarships. So far, students have received $956,000 in scholarships and been admitted to: 
 
California State University Maritime Academy 
Drake University 
Loyola University New Orleans (2 acceptances) 
Maine Maritime Academy 
Marymount Manhattan College 
Savannah College of Art and Design 
Southwestern University 
St. Edward’s University 
Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University at Galveston
Trinity University (2 acceptances) 
University of Houston 
University of Iowa 
University of St. Thomas 
Please join us on February 11 at 6:30 PM for College Financial Aid 101, presented by Jennifer 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. All are welcome to attend. It is never too early to start planning for how to pay for college! Click here to register and receive Zoom details.
INSIDE & OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM
Valentine's Day Cards + Eggs Now On Sale
Hello, SCM Community!

AC students, Blaire and Ava, have created bee-autiful Valentine's cards for The Hive’s special Valentine bundles! The artists, who specialize in watercolor and digital art, used class-generated bee and honey puns as inspiration. These Valentine's Day cards are now available to purchase in our virtual market. Each bundle includes a card of your choice, envelope, and a small jar of honey. These would “bee” perfect for your queen or anyone in your hive!

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.
Purchase yours today while supplies last.

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
PARENT SERVICE ORGANIZATION (PSO)
PSO Minutes from Winter Meeting
Thank you to everyone that gathered virtually for the Friday, January 15, 2021 Winter Meeting. For those unable to attend, please click here to review the approved minutes from the meeting.

The next virtual meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 9 at 7:30 PM. All are welcome to attend.
HIGH SCHOOL CORNER
Food Drive for Casa de Esperanza
Welcome back to the High School Corner!

The High School has focused much of its community service efforts on Casa de Esperanza, a facility that houses children whose parents are unable to care for them. This year, due to the pandemic, we were unable to do in-person community service work at Casa de Esperanza. However, we will be hosting a canned food drive starting February 1 that will last for two weeks. This felt like an ideal way to help support the house parents and children during the pandemic as well as include the entire SCM community in our service. There will be labeled bins put out during carpool in order to allow families to drop off their donations. It is recommended that the students drop the food off in the bin either during arrival or dismissal so that parents are not having to get out of their cars. We hope that you will donate as many non-perishable food items as possible to this amazing cause!

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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