September 14, 2022
Registration is Open: The Montessori Journey
The Montessori Journey is a unique opportunity for parents to experience Montessori education as a participant in the classroom. Designed by a Montessorian and guided by our faculty, this annual two-day event provides parents with a hands-on tour of each level from Infant Community through High School.

The first evening is spent in silent observation of each level, followed by the second day when parents are presented with lessons and encouraged to work with classroom materials as their children do each day. Participants also have a chance to discuss the day with other parents and faculty.

The registration fee is $20/participant, which covers the cost of beverages and snacks, as well as lunch on Saturday.

We recommend that every parent attend The Montessori Journey during their time at St. Catherine's. Space is limited, and for currently-enrolled families only. Attendance is required both days.
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Complete Your Volunteer Interest Form by September 19
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We ask that all parents review and complete the Volunteer Interest Form by Monday, September 19 to assist our committee chairs, faculty, and staff members in efficiently recruiting volunteers. With many events and PSO activities on the horizon, we are eager to form committees and organize the engagement opportunities scheduled for the year. Volunteering is a great way to connect with the school community and many long-time friendships have been forged around planning tables, in our gardens, and on the soccer field.

The form is available year-round, and you can edit it at any time using the link in your confirmation email.
We are excited for a fun year of volunteer opportunities, social engagements, and fundraising opportunities and look forward to seeing you throughout the school year!
Blessing of the Animals is October 4
ADVANCING THE MISSION
Fundraising Activities in 2022-2023
This year, St. Catherine's will coordinate two school-wide fundraising efforts: the SCM Annual Fund and our biennial gala. Each is important to the school's growth and financial health, and we invite every member of our extended community to participate. Please mark your calendars and read ahead to learn more.
The SCM Annual Fund begins 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.
Gala is Saturday, April 15, 2023 and will be our first in-person gala since 2018! We are looking forward to hosting our community for a fun evening of dinner, dancing, and live and silent auctions.

Stay tuned this month for more details and click here to join the planning committee.
Thank you for making St. Catherine's a part of your charitable giving. It is our community's continued generosity and faith in our mission that support our daily operations, keeps tuition low, provides professional development for our guides and staff, awards tuition assistance to help families remain at St. Catherine’s, and funds campus expansion and improvement projects.

If you have any questions please contact Lyndsey Ray, advancement director, at lray@stcathmont.org.
A LOOK INSIDE OUR CLASSROOMS
To see a glimpse of what's happening in the classrooms, click on the images below.
PARENT SERVICE ORGANIZATION (PSO)
Morning Child Playdate
Friday, September 16 | 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

The PSO Ambassadors are excited to bring back playdates on the SCM soccer field! Please join us for the first AM dismissal playdate on Friday, September 16 at 11:30 AM of light snacks and play time. The families of all Infant Community and Primary AM children (new and returning) are invited.

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!
Fall Fest Volunteers Needed
PSO Fall Fest is scheduled for Saturday, October 22 and the committee is seeking volunteers to help with planning. Please contact Tracey Ledoux at Tracey1023@aol.com if you would like to lead or join any of the following committees. Planning meetings are held on Zoom every two weeks at 9:00 AM on weekdays leading up to the event. The next meeting is Thursday, September 29.

  • Popsicle Committee: Order popsicles, arrange delivery and payment, return cooler to vendor after the event.
  • Decorations: Order/pickup decorations, set up, and dismantle/clean-up/distribute.
  • Grounds/Facility: Do preliminary walkthrough with Facilities Manager and communicate with Naturalist about Garden Work Day.
  • Music and Sound: Contact DJ about event, arrange for A/V set up, and introduce Lina to deliver the blessing at 5:00 PM.
  • Volunteer Coordinators: Set up SignUpGenius to recruit volunteers and manage volunteers at event.
  • Event Crews: Volunteers will be needed the day of the event to set up, clean up, and manage food and beverage stations.
Garden Work Days - Every Friday after Morning Drop off
SPORTS ROUNDUP
Yesterday St. Catherine's welcomed back divisional volleyball for the first time since 2019! Our varsity team beat out St. Francis De Sales 25-18 and 28-26. Go Owls!

TODAY - Varsity volleyball will play again (vs. Holy Ghost) at 4:30 PM in the SCM gym.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Wednesday, September 14
  • Varsity Volleyball vs. Holy Ghost, 4:30 PM (SCM Gym)

Thursday, September 15
  • Varsity Soccer vs. Holy Ghost, 4:30 PM (SCM Soccer Field)

Friday, September 16
  • Garden Work Day, 8:30 AM (SCM Grounds)
  • Morning Child Playdate, 11:30 AM (SCM Soccer Field)
  • Parent Potluck - Ms. Kathy's PR class

Saturday, September 17
  • Parent Potluck - Mr. Jaime's LE class

Monday, September 19
  • Enrollment applications open for new families

Wednesday, September 21
  • Mass, 2:15 PM (SCM Gym)

Friday, September 23
  • Garden Teaching Day: Planting a Fall Garden, 8:30 AM (SCM Grounds)
  • Parent Potluck - Infant Community
  • Parent Potluck - Mr. Snow's UE class
For more calendar events please check our website.
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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