October 21, 2020
Sunday, October 25 - October 30
  • PSO Virtual Fall Fest Week

Tuesday, October 27
  • Fall Fest Spirit Day - Wear owl-themed clothing to school or while learning at home
  • Admissions 101, 6:00 PM (Zoom)

Thursday, October 29
  • Fall Fest Spirit Day - Wear owl-themed clothing to school or while learning at home
  • Fall Fest Virtual Cooking Class, 4:45 PM (Zoom)
Calling All Artists - Submissions Requested for SCM Christmas Card
Every holiday season, St. Catherine's mails a Christmas card featuring student art to all of our families, alumni, and community friends.

It is now time to plan for the 2020 Christmas card. Between now and Monday, November 9 students are invited 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. Be sure to write your full name on the back of each submission!

We will get our artists started by passing out several pieces of blank 4x6 paper this Friday, October 23. For remote learners, paper will be available for pick-up outside the Welcome Center this Friday through Friday, November 6.
Admissions 101 - Remember to RSVP and submit your questions
Join us on Tuesday, October 27 at 6:00 PM on Zoom to learn more about college admissions. Representatives from Rice University and The University of Arizona will give an overview of the process and answer your questions.

Refer to the Eventbrite invitation you received via email for more information and to register by Monday, October 26. Your RSVP confirmation will include the Zoom login details. To submit questions before the event, email Sarah Lewis at slewis@stcathmont.org by tomorrow, October 22.
It's never too early to plan for college! Our college counselor, Ms. Lewis, recommends two pieces of writing by Jeffrey Selingo, author and higher education reporter.

MarketWatch Opinion piece, "How to use a Moneyball strategy for college applications and find excellent schools that are undervalued"

His recent book, Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions
Virtual Ofrenda for All Souls Mass
On Monday, November 2, the St. Catherine's community will celebrate All Souls Mass on Facebook Live.

In previous years, the Adolescent Community has organized an ofrenda in the Welcome Center to celebrate the lives and honor the memories of loved ones who have passed away. This year, we invite all members of the SCM community to submit photos for a virtual ofrenda, which will be shared during Mass on the 2nd.

Please submit photos to globe@stcathmont.org by Thursday, October 29 at noon.
NEW Timberside Chronicles Launch Date
Hello St. Catherine’s Community! 

The newspaper team has been hard at work publishing the newspaper. Due to time restraints, the publication of the newspaper is being moved from October 21 to October 28. Thank you for your patience.

Have a wonderful week!

Timberside Chronicles Publicity Team
Tip of the Week: Supporting our Immune System Through Healthy Eating: Part 1

A Message from Sandra Espinosa, SCM Counselor and Health Care Coordinator
Dear St. Catherine’s Community,

In addition to getting plenty of quality Zzzs and moving our body on a regular basis, good nutrition is essential to maintaining a strong immune system, which may offer protection from seasonal illnesses and other health issues. The sayings, “Food is medicine” and “You are what you eat” are often touted by nutritionists as words to live by. However, for many of you who have set out to eat healthier, you know firsthand how confusing and overwhelming the stream of nutritional advice can be. One day the headlines read that we should avoid grains, drink less milk, and that eggs and butter are bad for us. Then the next day, we are given the opposite advice. This can lead many of us to throw up our hands, give up on healthy eating, and head straight to the nearest drive-thru!  

Click here to continue reading.
PSO Virtual Fall Fest Week Begins Sunday
Join us for a week of Fall Fest fun, October 25-31. The PSO has provided activities and recipes to get you started in the Fall Fest Guide.

In addition, be sure to mark your calendars for these all-community events during Fall Fest week:

October 27 and 29: Spirit days – Wear owl-themed clothing to school or while learning at home.

October 29 at 4:45 PM: Virtual cooking class – An email will be sent this week with information on how to reserve your spot for this fall-inspired online cooking class.

Please take photos and upload them to the Fall Fest webpage to enter a raffle for one of several gift cards!

Click here to read the Fall Fest Guide, which includes ideas and activities that will bring the community together.
Native American Indian Law
Welcome back to the High School Corner!

This week we are excited to give you a chance to see some excerpts from our time with Ray Torgerson, a Houston attorney who practices Native American law. We have been studying issues affecting Native Americans, past and present, through our Humanities and Current Events classes. Some topics we've discussed include: the McGirt v. Oklahoma case, the Dakota Access pipeline, and recent name changes of professional sports teams. In our look at Native peoples thus far, each of us chose historical and contemporary topics to research such as the Navajo justice system, substance abuse in Native communities, Iroquois influence on the Founding Fathers and Constitution, the Comanche and the Texas-Indian wars, as well as many other fascinating topics! However, even after all this research and discussion, we felt there were some blind spots in our knowledge that would be best filled by an expert. This is where our guest came in. Mr. Torgerson was able to answer some lingering questions we had on the subjects we had researched as well as some we had not touched on. We are so grateful for Mr. Torgerson’s visit! Check out this video to see some highlights of our time with him!

Thank you for reading (and watching)!
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.