October 12, 2022

PSO Fall Fest is just round the corner and we are so excited that we are once again able to host this beloved event in person. This fall picnic provides an opportunity for the entire St. Catherine’s community to gather for food, fun, and fellowship on our beautiful campus. Each year we ask families to bring a favorite potluck dish to share so we can all connect and celebrate our community over a casual meal. Such events are where deep and lasting friendships have grown for children and parents alike, and it is always a joy to attend a gathering whose sole purpose is to connect and build community. We invite you to join us on campus Saturday, October 22nd from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.

Click here to learn more about PSO Fall Fest and to access the volunteer sign-up link. Volunteers are essential to making Fall Fest a success and we hope to recruit at least 4-5 parent volunteers per class. Many hands make light work!


Calling All Artists - Submissions Requested for SCM Christmas Card

Every holiday season, St. Catherine's mails a Christmas card featuring student art to our families, alumni, and community friends.

It is now time to plan for the 2022 card, and we invite all students to submit their designs. The artwork must depict the Holy Family and fit on a 4x6 postcard. Students may submit as many drawings as they like.

Students should place their submissions in the large envelope on the Welcome Center desk by Monday, October 31. All drawings should include the artist’s full name on the back!

Blessing of the Animals Photo Gallery

Thank you to everyone who joined us on October 4th for Blessing of the Animals! Click here to view photos from the event.

Welcome Renee Smith, Primary Specialist

Please join us in welcoming Renee Smith to the St. Catherine's team. As our part-time Primary specialist she will support the Primary classrooms three days a week. Renee brings over a decade of experience in Montessori education, having previously served as a guide here at St. Catherine's and at The Post Oak School. She is also an SCM parent. We are excited to have Renee's skill set, passion, and collaborative spirit back in our classrooms!

Now Accepting Applications for the 2023-2024 School Year

If you know any families who many be interested in St. Catherine’s, please share that we are now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year. The first step in the process is to complete our Inquiry Form to schedule a tour. For more information, families can visit our Admissions pages or email admissions@stcathmont.org.

Picture Days are Next Week

Individual and Group Picture Days are scheduled for October 18-21. Student and classroom portraits will be taken according to the schedule below. Parents will later receive a link to purchase photos. These portraits will also appear in the 2022-2023 yearbook.

Tuesday, October 18

  • Ms. Catherine
  • Ms. Jennifer
  • Ms. Erica 

Thursday, October 20

  • Infant Community
  • High School

Wednesday, October 19

  • Mr. Jaime 
  • Ms. Kathy
  • Ms. Meg

Friday, October 21

  • Adolescent Community
  • Mr. Snow
  • Ms. Hannah


Fundraising Activities Launch this Month

The SCM Annual Fund will launch next Tuesday, October 18. We ask that every member of our community give or pledge by November 29, and the deadline to complete pledge payments is April 30, 2023.


Click here to learn more about the Annual Fund and our operating needs for this school year.

Raise the Roof for Japhet is Saturday, April 15, 2023! We are looking forward to hosting our community for a fun evening of dinner, dancing, and live and silent auctions, all in support of our Japhet Campus.

We invite you to join us for the first gala volunteer meeting of the year to learn how you can get involved. We'll see you in the gym on Thursday, October 27 at 8:30 AM.


For a glimpse of what's happening in the classrooms click on the image below, then click on the photos to read captions.


Friends of the Garden Activities

Friends of the Garden will host two activities this week for those interested in learning about gardening and assisting with the school's gardening needs. 

Garden Teaching Day:

Backyard Composing

Friday, October 14

8:30 to 9:30am

See how we manage the different types of compost piles at St. Catherine’s and learn how to start one at home that suits your space and needs.

Garden Work Day:

Fall Fest Preparation

Saturday, October 15

9:00 to 11:00am

We will be readying the campus for Fall Fest as well as working together to beautify the labyrinth area. We will have water, snacks, and gardening activities for all ages! Everyone is welcome! Feel free to bring your own water bottle and a hat.

PSO Book Club to Meet Friday, October 21

The first PSO Book Club selection for this school year is Montessori Madness: A Parent to Parent Argument for Montessori Education by Trevor Eissler.


We will meet on Friday, October 21 at 9:00 AM in the SCM gym. All are invited to join the discussion and you do not have to complete the book to attend.

Morning Child Playdate

Please join us for the next morning dismissal playdate on Friday, October 21 from at 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Families of Infant Community and Primary AM children will gather on the school soccer field for light snacks and play time.


For those who wish to attend, please drive through the carpool line as usual to pick up your child, then park and walk through the side gate to the soccer field. We hope to see you there!

Sociables Sales Open October 25

Sociables are parent-sponsored parties and activities hosted throughout the school year that help build community. They are a great way to get to know fellow St. Catherine’s families and have fun! Proceeds from ticket sales support the school.

Online ticket sales will open on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at 6:00 AM and close on Wednesday, October 26 at 6:00 PM. This is a 36-hour sale! We advise all parents to review the Sociables Catalog when it drops next week and organize your purchasing plan so you will be ready when the online store opens. Click here to learn more.

Steps 4 Students Registration is Open

Steps 4 Students is an annual event organized by the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. It's an exciting day of family fun that brings together the Catholic community for a sunrise Mass and 5K race. Each Catholic School forms their own team and St. Catherine's always makes a strong showing. The race is scheduled for Saturday, February 11, 2023 and registration is open.

If you'd like to take advantage of early-bird pricing, click here to join Team SCM by October 31. Registration fees and donations made in honor of team members support SCM Athletics.


Soccer and volleyball come to close next week with both varsity teams fighting hard to make the playoffs. Varsity Volleyball has 5 games left starting tonight at Holy Ghost. Varsity Soccer has 4 games left starting tonight at Corpus Christi. 


The SCM High School played their first ever game last week, defeating Emery/Weiner 2-0 in volleyball. The high school team will hit the court again next week vs. Post Oak.


C-teams will also play their final games of the season next week. See the remaining game schedules below and come out to cheer on the Owls!


  • 10/17 HS vs. Post Oak 5:00 pm SCM gym 
  • 10/18 C-team vs. Holy Rosary 4:30 pm SCM gym
  • 10/18 Varsity vs. Holy Rosary 5:30 pm SCM gym
  • 10/19 Varsity @ St. Theresa Sugarland 4:30 pm
  • 10/21 C-team vs. St. Theresa 4:30 pm SCM gym
  • 10/21 Varsity vs. St. Theresa 5:30 pm SCM gym


  • 10/17 C-team @ St. Anne 4:30 pm
  • 10/18 Varsity vs. Holy Rosary 4:30 pm SCM soccer field
  • 10/20 Varsity @ St. Francis de Sales 4:30 pm

Saturday Soccer for Primary and Elementary Students - Volunteer Coaches Needed

Click here to learn more about Saturday Soccer and to register by Friday, October 21.


Join Us for Haunt-cert on Thursday, October 27

Dressed in costumes, our Chamber Orchestra students will perform Halloween-inspired songs along with musicians from Pershing Middle School and Longfellow Elementary on Thursday, October 27 at 6:00 PM. This annual event is a wonderful opportunity for our student-musicians to perform in a concert venue in front of an audience. Haunt-cert is free and open to the public. Please join us at Pershing Middle School (3838 Blue Bonnet Drive) on the 27th!


Wednesday, October 12

  • Varsity Soccer @ Corpus Christi, 4:30 PM (4005 Cheena Dr.)
  • Varsity Volleyball @ Holy Ghost, 4:30 PM (6920 Chimney Rock Rd.)

Thursday, October 13

  • Varsity Soccer vs. Corpus Christi, 4:30 PM (SCM Soccer Field)

Friday, October 14

  • Garden Teaching Day: Backyard Composting, 8:30 AM (SCM Music Room)
  • Varsity Volleyball Game @ Corpus Christi, 4:30 PM (4005 Cheena Dr.)
  • Parent Potluck: Ms. Jennifer's PR class. See classroom communications

Saturday, October 15

  • Garden Work Day: Fall Fest Preparation (SCM Grounds)
  • Parent Potluck: Ms. Hannah's LE class. See classroom communications

Monday, October 17

  • C-Team Soccer @ St. Anne, 4:30 PM (2120 Westheimer Rd.)
  • High School Volleyball vs. Post Oak, 5:00 PM (SCM Gym)

Tuesday, October 18

  • Picture Day: Ms. Catherine, Ms. Jennifer, Ms. Erica
  • SCM Annual Fund Campaign Launches
  • C-Team Volleyball vs. Holy Rosary, 4:30 PM (SCM Gym)
  • Varsity Soccer vs. Holy Rosary, 4:30 PM (SCM Soccer Field)
  • Varsity Volleyball Game vs. Holy Rosary, 5:30 PM (SCM Gym)

Wednesday, October 19

  • Picture Day: Mr. Jaime, Ms. Kathy, Ms. Meg
  • Christian Meditation, 8:15–8:35 AM. Ask for location at Front Desk
  • Mass, 2:15 PM (SCM Gym)
  • Varsity Volleyball @ Saint Theresa, 4:30 PM (705 St. Theresa Blvd.)

Thursday, October 20

  • Picture Day: Infant Community, High School
  • Varsity Soccer @ St. Francis de Sales, 4:30 PM (8100 Roos Rd.)

Friday, October 21

  • Picture Day: Adolescent Community, Mr. Snow, Ms. Hannah
  • Weekly Garden Work Day, 8:30 AM (SCM Grounds)
  • PSO Book Club, 9:00 AM (SCM Gym)
  • Morning Child Playdate, 11:30 AM–12:30 PM (SCM Soccer Field)
  • C-Team Volleyball vs. Saint Theresa, 4:30 PM (SCM Gym)
  • Varsity Volleyball vs. Saint Theresa, 5:30 PM (SCM Gym)

Saturday, October 22

  • PSO Fall Fest, 4:00– 6:00 PM (SCM Grounds)

Tuesday, October 25

  • Sociables Online Ticket Sales Open, 6:00 AM

Wednesday, October 26

  • Christian Meditation, 8:15–8:35 AMAsk for location at Front Desk
  • Sociables Online Ticket Sales Close, 6:00 PM 

For more calendar events please check our website.

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