Cougar Connection

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
  • (L to R) Courtney Hamilton, Jessica Bungcayao, Colleen Zellitti '10, and Theresa Clarkson.

    Welcome, New Faculty and Staff

    We'd like to introduce you to our new faculty and staff members. Each comes to us with excellent credentials and great enthusiasm for the school's mission. If you see them on campus, please give them a warm Catalina welcome.

  • Mrs. Pollacci speaks to Middle School students during orientation.

    Week One Recap

    We are thrilled to have our new and returning students on campus for the 2014-15 school year. Check out what happened in the first week!

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    Flag Raising Ceremony

    At Monday's Flag Raising Ceremony, Christy Pollacci welcomed students, teachers, staff, and parents to the start of the new school year.

  • Aviva Klompas, speechwriter to UN Ambassador Ron Prosor, speaks to grade 8 students about the Middle East.

    United Nations Speechwriter Visits Grade 8

    On Friday, August 29, Aviva Klompas was a guest speaker in Mrs. Lotz's grade 8 history class. Based in New York City, Ms. Klompas is a speechwriter for Ron Prosor, Israeli ambassador to the United Nations.

  • Upcoming Dates to Remember

    Welcome Mass
    Thursday, September 11
    11:00 a.m., Rosary Chapel

    Middle School Back-to-School Night
    Thursday, September 11
    7:00 p.m., Assembly Room
    This is an opportunity to meet the Middle School teachers and hear news about the 2014-2015 school year. Please join us.

    Middle School Outing to San Francisco Giants Game
    Sunday, September 14
    Go, Giants! Beat L.A.!
    Middle School Families: Students in grades 6 through 8 will be attending the Giants vs. Dodgers game at 1:05 p.m. Students will leave Santa Catalina by school bus. The cost of the event is $45, and checks are payable to "Santa Catalina School." Space is extremely limited, so please sign up soon in the Lower and Middle School office. If you have any questions, please contact Anthony Schipper.

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    School Picture Information

    Individual and class pictures will be taken on September 16 and 17. Find out what your children should wear in their photos.

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    Middle School Leadership Workshop

    On Saturday, September 6, we are hosting a leadership workshop for all Middle School students — grades 6 through 8.

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    Matsiko World Orphans Choir

    On Monday, September 29, Santa Catalina Lower and Middle Schools will welcome the Matsiko World Orphans Choir at 11:00 a.m. in the E. L. Wiegand Amphitheatre.

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    Grade 4 Flower Bulb Sale

    Grade 4 is selling Dutch Mill Bulbs to raise money for its trip to California's Gold Country.

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    PreK's Project of Passion

    Every year, the PreK's "Project of Passion" benefits the SPCA for Monterey County. We are asking all Cougar families to help us collect aluminum cans, plastic bottles, old towels, and blankets now and throughout the school year.

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    Coach's Corner

    Coach Hrepich is happy to be back on campus and teaching your children. In this issue, he offers tips for starting off the school year right.

  • Voice lessons are available for students in grades 5 through 8.

    Private Music Lesson Sign-up

    It's not too late to sign up for private music lessons. The cost is $680 per semester and is billed to you by the Business Office.

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    Learn more about the Upper School!

    Have a daughter in grade 7 or 8? The Upper School Admission Office invites you to an informative reception on Tuesday, September 16 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the home of Ann and Rich Patterson.

  • Dr. Laura Markum will speak at the Sunset Center on Tuesday, September 16, 2014.

    In the Community

    Dr. Laura Markham, author of Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids, will speak at the Sunset Center on Tuesday, September 16 at 7:00 p.m. Find out more about this event and local soccer and choir programs.


Issue: Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014