September 9, 2020
In-person Learning Begins for SCM's Older Students!
We have enjoyed having more students on campus and hearing the hum of activity throughout the building and grounds. In-person students, remote learners, and their guides are adjusting to new rhythms and activities and everyone is coming together to live and learn responsibly.

Thank you to everyone for helping to make the arrival and dismissal procedures work as smoothly as possible. We are constantly fine-tuning and strive to keep students and their families safe and on time each school day.
Please click here to view a photo album of the first day of in-person learning for Elementary - High School. Continue sending photos to be used in online photo galleries to globe@stcathmont.org.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Friday, September 11
  • PSO Friends of the Atrium - Intro to Christian Meditation, 9:00 - 10:00 AM (Zoom, click here to sign up for the 6-week class)
  • PSO Book Club Meeting, 12:00 PM (Zoom)

Tuesday, September 15
  • Welcome Back Meeting, 6:00 - 7:00 PM (Zoom)

Wednesday, September 16
  • Mass, 6:00 PM (Facebook Live)

Friday, September 18
  • PSO Friends of the Atrium - Intro to Christian Meditation, 9:00 - 10:00 AM (Zoom)
  • Virtual PSO Meeting, 10:15 - 11:15 AM (Zoom)
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
We invite all parents – new and returning – to virtually join this event where Head of School Susan Tracy will welcome everyone to the 2020-2021 school year, and acknowledge the many ways St. Catherine’s families build and sustain our community.
 
You also will have the opportunity to learn how you can get involved in the various service, social, and fundraising activities that will take place this year by hearing from our Parent Service Organization (PSO) President, Dean of Students, and Advancement Director.
SCM Business Directory
Do you operate your own business? Then consider listing your business in the free online SCM business directory.
 
We are creating an online directory that will allow SCM families to support the many local businesses that have been created by our community.

This directory is a service to the school community for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as an endorsement of these businesses or services by St. Catherine's Montessori.
Subscribe to the SCM Web Calendar
Stay up-to-date by subscribing to the SCM web calendar. This calendar can be downloaded on your smartphone, tablet or computer.

The web calendar is found on the homepage of the school website – www.stcathmont.org – and also linked from the site’s Parents tab. The “Subscribe” link is found on the top right-hand corner of the page.
OUR FAITH IN ACTION
Join us for Virtual Mass on Wednesday, September 16
Join us on Facebook Live on Wednesday, September 16 at 6:00 PM for the first Mass of the school year.

Fr. Jeremy Zipple, SJ, will celebrate Mass from his home parish in Belize City.

The event link will post to Facebook this week, and we will be sure to send a reminder as the date approaches.
INSIDE & OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM
Mr. Tim's Class Learns About Raptors
Mr. Snow's Upper Elementary class recently took to Zoom to learn more about raptors from guest lecturer Becky Collier, Education Director at the Teton Raptor Center near Jackson Hole, WY.

Click here to learn more about the Teton Raptor Center.
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Tip of the Week: Set an Intention for 2020/2021 School Year
Message from Sandra Espinosa, SCM Counselor and Health Care Coordinator
Now that the school year is getting back into full swing, I find myself inundated with all the things I need to do! I imagine many of you are feeling the same way. I would invite you to step back for a moment though, and consider who you want to BE. Said differently, what are your intentions for this new school year?

Click here to continue reading.
We 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.
PARENT SERVICE ORGANIZATION (PSO)
SCM On a Whim
NEW FAMILIES
You were invited over Labor Day weekend to join the informal, PSO-sponsored Google email group SCM On a Whim. The email invitation expires one week from issue. If you did not see an invitation, please look in your spam/junk folder. If you still do not have the invitation please contact me. If you choose to join the group at a later date, please see information for returning families.

RETURNING FAMILIES
If you have not joined in the past and wish to join now, please click here

Trey Palmer, Group Coordinator, trey.palmer@gmail.com
Message from the PSO Book Club - We Would Love to Hear from You
We may not have parent potluck parties, new parent day at the park or other in-person events to build community this year, but there is still BOOK CLUB! Please take 5 minutes to complete this survey to help us select this year's books and meeting times.

As a reminder, join us for the first PSO Book Club of the school year on Friday, September 11 at noon. Zoom link was delivered in the PSO email sent out on Friday, September 4.

Happy Reading!
Tracey & Amber
HIGH SCHOOL CORNER
Meet the Class of 2023
Welcome back to the High School Corner!

This week we are excited to give our new sophomores an opportunity to introduce themselves! They have each created a video of themselves answering some questions about school as well as a bit about their personal lives. Check back next week for similar videos created by our juniors!
Meet Madison, Class of 2023
Meet Owen, Class of 2023
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.

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