Cougar Connection

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
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    PLEDGE NOW: October 6 – November 14, 2014

    This year's Santa Catalina Fund is officially underway! For parents, the fundraising drive is now just six weeks long.

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    Grandparents' and Grandfriends' Day

    On Friday October 10, we will celebrate Grandparents' and Grandfriends' Day. The event will include a special mass, a reception in the dining room, classroom visits, and a student-provided picnic lunch.

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    JDRF: Santa Catalina Cougars Care

    It's not too late to support Santa Catalina's JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team! Students and teachers who participate in the event and/or whose families donate to the team will have a Free Dress Day on Monday, October 13.

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    Sweet Treats and Pumpkins

    On Friday, October 17 at 11:45 p.m, Grade 4 will host a bake sale fundraiser for its trip to the Gold Country. Pumpkins will also be available for purchase.

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    Newly Elected Grade 8 Leaders

    Congratulations to this year's Grade 8 class officers!

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    Grade 2 Pursues Scientific Endeavors

    Recently, Grade 2 began a scientific study of insects. They have begun caring for and investigating several different insects to find out about their lives.

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    Blessing of the Animals

    On Friday, October 3, the day before the feast of St. Francis, students in Grades 1 and 2 participated in a special pet blessing.

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    An Apple a Day Keeps Hunger at Bay

    On Thursday, September 18, Grade 7 picked apples in San Juan Bautista for Ag Against Hunger. Find how much the students picked.

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    Field Trip Features Furry Friends

    On Wednesday, September 24, the PreK students went on their first field trip of the school year.

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    Matsiko Shares Songs of Hope

    On Monday, September 29, the Lower and Middle School students were blessed to have the Matsiko World Orphan Choir share its songs of joy with them.

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    Grasping the Vastness of the Space

    After finishing a unit on the solar system, the sixth-graders recently took a field trip to the beachside bike path in Pacific Grove to "map out our solar system."

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    Coach's Corner

    In this issue, Coach Hrepich tackles a tough question: If and when should my child should specialize in one sport?

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    Spirit Items: Carry Catalina With You

    With the start of the school year comes new Catalina spirit items in the bookstore.

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    In the Community

    Find out about some community events that are coming up this fall at the Monterey Sports Center, the Monterey Public Library, and All Saints' Episcopal Day School and Church.


Issue: Wednesday, October 8th, 2014