May 5, 2021
Teacher Appreciation Month Begins!
This year, the SCM Parent Service Organization (PSO) is celebrating the guides and staff of St. Catherine's Montessori throughout the month of May. The PSO Faculty and Staff Appreciation Committee, under the guidance of Mary Tysor, have organized parents to provide each faculty and staff member with lunch, dessert, or flowers. Beautiful bouquets and yummy meals have been arriving daily.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Wednesday, May 12
  • PSO Friends of the Atrium Virtual Rosary, 9:00 AM (Zoom)

Friday, May 14
  • Virtual PSO Meeting, 9:00 AM (Zoom)
  • Last Day to Drop Off Books for AC Book Drive

Friday May 14 - Friday May 21
  • The Adolescent Community Presents Peter Pan JR.
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Peter Pan JR. Tickets on Sale Now
The Adolescent Community presents Peter Pan JR. May 14-21. Starting today, for the family price of $30.00, you can purchase online access to the performance link.

The AC Creative Expression class contributes to the AC Micro-Economy by producing a musical every other school year. Ticket costs cover all aspects of producing a musical, including the licensing fee, costumes and sets, sound, and the use of a videographer. Additional revenue helps us run our AC Market.

Visit the AC Market to order your tickets. Once the purchase is complete you will receive an email containing the show link, which you can access any time from May 14 to May 21.

For more information about the production, please read our press release or email acmusical@stcathmont.org.

Sincerely,
The Adolescent Community
Mother's Day Gifts Available at the AC Market
The Adolescent Community would like to announce that Mother's Day gifts are available to buy in the AC Market. Each gift bundle will include a Mother’s Day card designed by artists in the AC and one of their AC-made soaps. Items will be sent home with your oldest child on Friday.

Click here to buy your gift today.
OUR FAITH IN ACTION
The Crowning of Mary, Queen of Heaven

A Message from Sister Theresa Josephine, O.P., Catechist
To honor Mary during the month of May, the children in the Atrium have participated in the May Crowning to celebrate her as Queen of Heaven and Earth. A "May Crowning" is a traditional Roman Catholic ritual that occurs in the month of May. Children honor Our Lady with songs, prayers, flowers, and crown of with fresh flowers.
INSIDE & OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM
SCM High School Seniors Present Capstone Projects
The SCM High School senior class of 2021 presented their capstone projects virtually on April 28.

The senior capstone project is the pinnacle of the student-centered Montessori education at St. Catherine's. The capstone is an opportunity for young adults to immerse themselves in a self-designed project and to exercise adult-level independence as they transition out of St. Catherine’s High School and into the next chapter of their lives. 

Click here to view their individual project videos or the full Zoom recording of the April 28th presentation, which includes introductions and a Q&A.
HEALTH & WELLNESS
We Are Almost There!

A Message from Sandra Espinosa, Counselor & Healthcare Coordinator
Dear St. Catherine’s Community,

Can you believe it is May already? It feels like life was moving at a snail’s pace, and then in the blink of an eye I hear my son exuberantly announce this morning, “Only 18.5 more days until summer!” (More like 15.5 by the time you read this.) Where did the time go? After holding my breath and praying/hoping for an “as close to smooth as possible school year”, we arrived to the end of a better than expected - or I should say a “heck of a successful”?! – school year. 

Click here to read more.
Free Parenting Webinar Series
Child Builders is offering a free parenting webinar series geared toward parents with children six years of age and younger. Child Builders and this series were recommended by other Catholic and private school counselors.

The first session is tonight at 5:00 PM. Click here to register for one or all of the sessions.
PARENT SERVICE ORGANIZATION (PSO)
PSO Book Club Meeting on Friday, May 7 at Noon
Join us this Friday for our final book club discussion of the 20-21 school year. We will be meeting via Zoom at noon on May 7, 2021 to discuss Dr. Christopher Willard's book "Raising Resilience: The Wisdom and Science of Happy Families and Thriving Children."

It is a quick read, so if you have not started yet, there is still time to purchase a copy and read much of it by the meeting. 


Meeting ID: 671 548 4578
Passcode: SCM

Tracey Ledoux & Amber McCarthy
PSO Book Club Co-Chairs
 Virtual Rosary in Celebration of Mary's Crowning
Join the Friends of the Atrium on Wednesday, May 12 at 9:00 AM for a virtual Rosary celebrating Mary's Crowning.

All are welcome to virtually attend this last Rosary of the 20-21 school year.


Meeting ID: 671 548 4578
Passcode: SCM
Thank You, Parents!
A Message from the PSO Faculty and Staff Appreciation Committee
Dear SCM Parents,
 
The month of May is a perfect time to honor and appreciate our SCM faculty and staff. We have many reasons to be grateful during this unprecedented school year. Thank you to all of the parents who signed up to bring lunch, dessert, or flowers to the faculty and staff. 
 
SCM’s guides and staff have worked tirelessly to keep our children learning and loved. We cannot thank them enough for all their hard work. 
 
The PSO Faculty and Staff Appreciation Committee has organized several events to appreciate the faculty and staff over this school year. Please know that these events could not have taken place without our parent community – thank you! 
 
Thank you,
PSO Faculty and Staff Appreciation Committee
HIGH SCHOOL CORNER
Blessing of the Rings
Welcome back to the High School Corner!

Last week our juniors and seniors were finally able to have an in-person blessing of their school rings! This would not have been possible without Father Jeremy Zipple who very kindly offered to conduct the blessing while he was in town last week. We celebrated after the event with (individually packaged) cupcakes.

Jacob Blackman, Isabella Godfrey, Julia Lewis, and Sarah Lopez
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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