January 6, 2021
Happy New Year, St. Catherine's Community!
Thursday, January 14
  • Friends of the Atrium Virtual Rosary, 9:00 AM (Zoom)

Friday, January 15
  • Sibling Applications due
  • PSO Virtual Meeting, 9:00 AM (Zoom)

Monday, January 18
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. No School. After-school Program Closed.
January 6 is an Important Day in Montessori History 
The first Casa dei Bambini in San Lorenzo, Rome opened in 1907. Click the image to read the story in Dr. Montessori's own words.
Sibling Applications due Friday, January 15
St. Catherine’s is accepting sibling applications for the 2021-2022 school year. As siblings of current SCM students have priority in the admission process, your application is due by January 15, 2021.

Simply click this link to enter the FACTS Family Portal, click on “Apply/Enroll” to complete the application.

Please email me at vblum@stcathmont.org if you have any questions!

Vivian Blum
Dean of Students
2021-2022 Tuition Assistance Application Open
The FACTS application for 2021-2022 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 February 19, 2021. The application will use the information from your 2019 federal tax return. This application also automatically applies you for the St. Catherine's Montessori Tuition Assistance Program.
To apply for St. Catherine's tuition assistance only, complete the application by February 26, 2021. 
If you have any questions regarding tuition assistance, please contact Holly Copeland at hcopeland@stcathmont.org or by phone at 713-665-2195. 
Ms. Kristen's Class Finds a Garden Surprise
After returning from a long break, students sometimes find surprises in their classroom gardens. This week, Ms. Kristen's Lower Elementary class found radishes. The students harvested them, washed them clean, and prepared to take them home.
What's for Sale This Week at the AC Market?
Hello, SCM Community!

Today we have available several varieties of our 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

Your Market Managers, Aleena Gilani and Laura Lopez
Words to Live By
A Message from Sandra Espinosa, SCM Counselor and Health Care Coordinator
Dear St. Catherine’s Community, 
It’s the start of a new year and I don’t know about you, but I have always loved this time of year. In my mind, it is a clean slate, and a vast feeling of hope arises in me that all things are possible in the New Year. It is also a great time to reflect on the past year on what we have learned through our many varied life experiences and what we want to let go of that is no longer serving us.

So moving forward, what do we want to call in? In other words, what intention or quality do we want to cultivate in the coming year? How will we choose to bring forth things that we want to feel more of in this, “one wild and precious life of ours?” (As poet Mary Oliver posed). 

Click here to read more.
Winter PSO Meeting is Friday, January 15, 2021
SCM Teacher and Staff Holiday Appreciations
Dear Parents,

Thank you for the outpouring of words of appreciation to the staff and teachers at SCM. Because of your kind contributions, the PSO created personalized notes for everyone who works so hard to nurture the growth and development of our children. And because of your financial contributions, the PSO provided a catered lunch for the January 4 Employee In-service Day.

Thank you for your help with these projects!

Jennifer Schwartz
Chair, PSO Faculty and Staff Appreciation Committee
PSO Book Club Meets Thursday, February 25
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 25th at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom.

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.

Meeting ID: 671 548 4578
Passcode: PSO

Tracey Ledoux and Amber McCarthy
Co-chairs, PSO Book Club
High School Corner
Boston Tea Party
Welcome back to the High School Corner!

To ring in the New Year and celebrate our first day back at school after Christmas Break, the High School had a Hamilton watch party! While this was inspired partly by our discerning taste in musical theatre, the musical was a perfect tie-in to our focus on the American Revolution in Humanities class this semester. To ensure this was a top-notch Hamilton watch party we paired it with a (literal) ‘Boston Tea Party.’

Check out the High Schoolers in action drinking delicious tea and dunking shortbread cookies!

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.