January 31, 2024

Montessori Night School is tomorrow, February 1 from 5:00 to 6:30 PM. This come-and-go event is a wonderful opportunity for parents to see Montessori work in action. Primary and Lower Elementary children will show their parents their classrooms and demonstrate the lessons they are learning, while Upper Elementary students will present research. 


Mr. Snow's UE classroom will host a geography fair; the students will focus on the countries of Africa. In Ms. Spesia's UE room, the students will present a colloquium featuring individual research stations on a variety of topics.


Classroom Schedule

Primary: 5:00 – 6:00 PM

Lower Elementary: 5:30 – 6:30 PM

Upper Elementary: 5:00 – 6:30 PM


Childcare is available in the gym for currently enrolled SCM Primary students only. Because space is limited in every room at all levels, we ask that you visit the room with only your child whose class you are in.



All parents are welcome to visit the Upper Elementary classrooms to enjoy the Upper Elementary geography fair and research colloquium.

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

All members of the greater SCM community are invited to join us. You do not have to participate in Steps 4 Students to attend.


Kindly RSVP by Tuesday, February 6. Direct any questions to gpalmer@stcathmont.org.

Paney Family Meal Train

Lydia (LE) and Elise (Primary) have a younger sister, Kit (now 18 months), who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia type B late last year. Her prognosis is good. Treatment will be over 2.5-3 years at Texas Children's. Please consider signing up to provide a meal or restaurant gift card, which can be brought to school on the date of sign-up. Prayers or good wishes are also very much appreciated. 

Upcoming Parent Education Events

Tuesday, February 20

6:00-7:30 PM

Click here to RSVP by Feb. 15

SAVE THE DATE

Saturday, March 2

9:00 AM




2023-2024 Yearbook and Recognition Ads

This year, we've teamed up with Herff Jones as our new yearbook partner! Our yearbook is priced at $50 and will arrive in May. This cost also covers the supplement, which will feature April through May school activities and will be mailed home in the summer to all yearbook purchasers. The supplement is a high-quality, full-color insert with a sticky tab for easy placement in the back of the book. The yearbook order deadline is Monday, March 25. Click here to place your order using order number: 25676.


Families have the option to purchase recognition ads. These ads are a wonderful way to congratulate a graduate, celebrate a student, or acknowledge a guide. Ad space is limited and has sold out in the past; we recommend reserving yours soon! Prices vary by ad size. The deadline for recognition ads is Friday, March 1.


Click here to read more information regarding yearbook deadlines and how to design your own recognition ad.

Note: For students who missed Picture Day, there will be a re-take day scheduled in February. Parents will receive an email with more information prior to the re-take day.

2024-2025 Re-enrollment Deadline is Friday, February 9

Current SCM Parents: 


You should have received an email on January 9 regarding re-enrollment for next year. As a reminder, your decision to enroll into or withdraw from the 2024-2025 school year is due on Friday, February 9, 2024

 

Instructions for Re-enrollment:

Log in to FACTS Family Portal with your username/password. (Type STCM-TX into the District Code field)

Click on the Apply / Enroll button in the left menu.

Click on the Enrollment / Re-enrollment button.

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 Amy Walz at awalz@stcathmont.org or by phone at 713-665-2195.

2024-2025 Tuition Assistance Application Open

The FACTS application for 2024-2025 tuition assistance is open.

 

If you would like to apply for consideration in the first round of the Archdiocesan scholarship fund, please complete the FACTS application by Friday, February 9, 2024


If you have any questions regarding tuition assistance, please contact Holly Copeland at hcopeland@stcathmont.org or by phone at 713-665-2195.

INSIDE THE CLASSROOMS

For a glimpse of what's happening inside (and sometimes outside) our classrooms, click on the image above.

PARENT SERVICE ORGANIZATION (PSO)

PSO Meeting Minutes

The PSO met on Friday, January 19; click here to read the meeting minutes. As a reminder, parents are welcome as members of the PSO as soon as your child is enrolled at St. Catherine's, and we encourage you to attend meetings and gatherings, and to volunteer.

Christian Meditation New Start Time: 8:15 AM

Enjoy a quiet time of prayer midweek. Please join Friends of the Atrium for 20 minutes of silence and reflection on Wednesday mornings from 8:15-8:35 AM. The group typically meets in the Music Room, but please check with the front desk each week to confirm the location. Contact Edith Napoleon at e_napoleon@yahoo.com with any questions.

Chili Lunch for Faculty and Staff

Dear SCM Parents,

 

The Annual Chili Lunch for our SCM faculty and staff is coming up soon! 

 

You can sign up here and choose the type of chili you would like to cook. There's an option to make cornbread 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 problem; we will make it work.


Please drop off your chili in the morning on Tuesday, February 13, right after drop-off, or bring it -HOT- by 10:00 AM.


Thank you all in advance for your help!


P.S. SCM is a nut-aware environment; please keep that in mind.

Dominican Study Group

The PSO Friends of the Atrium invites you to the next session of the Dominican Study Group, Thursday, February 22 at St. Catherine's after drop-off. Our guest presenter is Sr. Carol Mayes, OP, a Dominican Sister and member of the Dominican Family leadership. Parents of all beliefs are welcome, and refreshments will be served! Please email pso@stcathmont.org with questions.

HIGH SCHOOL CORNER

UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday, February 1

  • Catholic Schools Week
  • Girls Varsity Basketball Game @ Corpus Christi Catholic School, 4:30 PM (Corpus Christi; 4005 Cheena Dr, Houston, TX 77025) 
  • Parent Education: Montessori Night School, 5:00-6:30 PM 

 

Friday, February 2

  • Catholic Schools Week
  • Garden Work Day, 8:00 AM 
  • Library Maintenance Day, 8:15-9:30 AM & 1:00-2:00 PM


Tuesday, February 6

  • Friends of the Library Workday, 8:00-9:00 AM 
  • Pancake Breakfast RSVP Deadline

 

Wednesday, February 7

  • Parent Meditation Group, 8:15 AM (Check front desk for location)
  • Coed C-Team Basketball Game vs. Corpus Christi Catholic School, 4:30 PM (SCM Gym) 
  • Boys C-Team Basketball Game vs. Corpus Christi Catholic School, 5:30 PM (SCM Gym) 


Thursday, February 8

  • Girls C-Team Basketball Game vs. Corpus Christi Catholic School, 4:30 PM (SCM Gym) 

 

Friday, February 9

  • Reenrollment Deadline and New Student Application Deadline
  • Tuition Assistance Application Deadline
  • Garden Work Day, 8:00 AM 
  • Coed C-Team Basketball Game vs. St. Francis de Sales Catholic School, 4:30 PM (SCM Gym) 


Saturday, February 10

  • Steps 4 Students 5K Run/Walk, 8:00 AM (Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart; 1111 St. Joseph Pkwy.) 
  • Pancake Breakfast, 9:30-11:30 AM (SCM Gym) 
  • Sociables: Gal-entines Bunco-Be-Mine, 7:00-9:30 PM (Gremillion Residence) See host communications

 

Monday, February 12

  • Boys Varsity Basketball Game vs. Corpus Christi Catholic School, 4:30 PM (SCM Gym) 

 

Tuesday, February 13

  • PSO Faculty/Staff Chili Lunch
  • Friends of the Library Workday, 8:00-9:00 AM
  • Garden Education Day, 8:00-9:00 AM (Cypress Patio) 
  • Girls Varsity Basketball Game vs. Sacred Heart Catholic School of Crosby, 4:30 PM (SCM Gym) 

 

Wednesday, February 14

  • Parent Meditation Group, 8:15 AM (Check front desk for location)   
  • Mass: Ash Wednesday, 1:45 PM (SCM Gym) 
  • Boys Varsity Basketball Game @ Saint Theresa Catholic School, 4:30 PM (Saint Theresa; 705 St. Theresa Blvd., Sugar Land, TX) 
  • Coed C-Team Basketball Game vs. Holy Rosary Catholic School, 4:30 PM (SCM Gym) 
  • Coed C-Team Basketball Game vs. Holy Rosary Catholic School, 5:30 PM (SCM Gym) 

For more calendar events please check our website.

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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