October 9, 2020
A New Group of Students Arrive for In-person Learning
October is here! The weather is cooler, pumpkins decorate front porches, and a new group of students has returned to campus to begin in-person learning.

This Monday, several students previously working remotely returned to the SCM campus to join their classmates and were greeted with enthusiasm. They easily jumped back in to the rhythm of the classroom and left eager to return the next day.

Click here to see photos.
Wednesday, October 7
  • Mass - Our Lady of the Rosary Feast Day, 5:00 PM (Facebook Live)

Friday, October 9
  • Friends of the Atrium - Intro to Christian Meditation, 9:00 - 10:00 AM (Zoom)

Monday, October 12
  • In-service Day. No School. After-school Program Closed.

Thursday, October 15
  • Thursday Chat, 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM (Zoom) 
Join us TONIGHT for Our Lady of the Rosary Feast Day Mass
Thursday Chat Update
We had a nice turnout for last week's first Thursday Chat. Thank you to those who took the time to share your tips on the best masks for young children, your experiences with COVID-19 testing, and how you continue to navigate both in-person and remote learning. We hope that all attendees got something from the gatherings and enjoyed the opportunity to visit, and we look forward to helping with your lingering questions and ongoing challenges - in future chats and other parent communications.

For the next Thursday Chat, we will discuss the Netflix documentary-drama, "The Social Dilemma," and share how your families approach social networking and technology use. Click here to watch the trailer.

We will gather on Thursday, October 15 at 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM. An Eventbrite invitation with the Zoom details is forthcoming. You do not have to watch the film in order to join us!
Feast of St. Francis of Assisi and Blessing of the Animals
On Friday, October 2, SCM classes hosted small ceremonies to honor St. Francis of Assisi's love for all creatures by blessing their classroom animals. Families also received prayer cards and vial of Holy Water so they could bless their family pets this past weekend.

Click here to check out the many creatures, great and small, that were blessed this weekend.
Announcing the Launch of the AC's Timberside Chronicles
The Adolescent Community is proud to announce Timberside Chronicles! Timberside Chronicles is a newspaper being sent out to the entire community, filled with writing submissions from the Adolescent Community, High School, Upper Elementary, and Lower Elementary.

There will also be current event drawings from our cartoon team and interviews with students from all over the school! We will be releasing the newspaper on the 21st of October.

We hope everyone enjoys!

Timberside Chronicles Publicity Team
Tip of the Week: Supporting Our Immune Systems Through Regular Exercise

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

I hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful weather this weekend and found ways to be physically active - whether it was taking a long walk together, biking, gardening, throwing the ball around or simply walking the dog. In last week’s newsletter I discussed the benefits that consistent good-quality sleep has on our immune system and our overall well-being. Equally important is engaging in regular physical exercise. Research makes it abundantly clear that moderate-intensity physical activity, such as a brisk walk or a leisurely bike ride, not only supports our immune system and makes us less susceptible to infections and inflammation in the body, but also can improve cognition, such as work/academic performance, mental processing, memory and executive function (concentration and attention).  

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I Would Love to Hear from You
If you have any topics you would like for me to cover in the future, please email me at clinic@stcathmont.org.
Save the Date for PSO Fall Fest Week
Whodunnit? Where? Why?
All these questions and more will be answered in our High School production of Clue, a comedy based on the board game created in 1947. Over the past few weeks we have read several comedy plays in Literature Seminar, and worked with Mrs. Lindsey and Mrs. Snow to decide on which play to bring to the stage. Clue tells the story of a murder mystery taking place in a mysterious, old mansion. The guests, who seem to have been grouped together with almost nothing in common, must work together to solve the mystery and find the murderer. This fast-paced, comedic play is exciting and entertaining, and we can’t wait to perform it for you!
Here is the official cast list:
Wadsworth: Jacob Blackman
Ms. Scarlet: Isabella Godfrey
Mrs. Peacock: Madison Harding
Colonel Mustard: Jackson Uitenbroek
Mrs. White: Vittoria La Matta
Professor Plum: Julia Lewis
Mr. Green: Sarah Lopez
Yvette: Emma Nowlin
Ensemble Roles: Tesch Wheatley
  • The Cook
  • Singing Telegram Girl
  • Cop
Ensembles Roles: Owen Uitenbroek
  • Mr. Boddy
  • The Motorist
  • Chief of Police
  • Cop
Our scripts arrived last week, and we completed our first read through of the play on Thursday. The students are embracing their characters, and we can already see the play coming together! We are also beginning to work on set design, and with such an intricate set (if you have played the board game you will remember all the different rooms!) we are so excited to see how it will turn out. 

We look forward to bringing you more Clue-related content and information over the semester as we use our powers of deduction to find answers to questions such as: When will the play be performed? Where will it be performed? Why don’t you just answer those questions now? Wait, where are you going? Are you really just going to leave me hanging like this?

Thank you for your time; we hope to see you back next week! 
Jacob, Julia, Sarah, and Isabella
If you would like to submit something for the Globe, please send it for approval to globe@stcathmont.org by Monday at noon.