Cougar Connection

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
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    Add Us to Your Contact List!

    In the coming weeks, Santa Catalina will begin using an improved mail service to send out the Cougar Connection and other communications. To make sure these items are delivered to your inbox, please add the following email address to your contact list:

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    Grandparents' and Grandfriends' Day DVDs

    We thoroughly enjoyed having our special guests on campus. If you'd like to order a DVD, download this form and return it to the Lower and Middle School office.

    Click here to view additional photos from the event.

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    Coffee with Christy

    Don't forget about the "Coffee with Christy" event this Friday, October 24. We hope to see you in the Lower School Library from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

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    Veterans Day Wall of Honor

    We cordially invite all Cougar families and friends to attend our Veterans Day Ceremony on Tuesday, November 11 at 11:00 a.m. in the PAC. If you know any veterans, whether family or friends, kindly invite them to join us as our honored guests. (Chapel Dress)

    Please submit your honorees' names to no later than Friday, November 1. If you wish, you may include their military branch and dates of service. All names will be shown on a "Wall of Honor" as a part of the program.

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    Admission Open House

    Spread the word about the Lower and Middle School Open House on Tuesday, November 11 from 9:15 to 11:30 a.m.

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    Oh, the Things You Can Think!

    There's one more chance to catch Seussical, the Upper School fall musical. Join us on Friday, October 24 at 12:15 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Click here to reserve tickets for this colorful, family-friendly show!

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    Gift Wrap Fundraiser

    To raise money for the for the Grade 4 trip to California's Gold Country, the class is selling deluxe wrapping paper, home and kitchen goods, and tasty treats through Charleston Wrap.

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    Mark Your Calendar

    The Lower and Middle School private music lesson recital will be held on Thursday, November 13 at 3:45 p.m. in the Mary Johnson Recital Hall. Participating students must attend one rehearsal — either on Tuesday, November 11 at 3:15 p.m. or Wednesday, November 12 at 3:15 p.m.

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    Pumpkin Olympics

    It's that time of the year when we are filled with laughter, scares, and school spirit — it's Halloween! Students may come to school on Friday, October 31 in appropriate Halloween costumes. Check out the costume guidelines.

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    Internet Safety with Lori Getz

    On Monday, November 3, we will host Lori Getz of Cyber Education Consultants for specialized Internet Safety programs. Student programs for grades 4 through 8 will take place during the school day, and the parent presentation will take place at 7:00 p.m. in the Assembly Room.

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    Community Service

    In November, our community-service efforts will benefit the Food Bank for Monterey County and the Hope Center. We will be collecting nonperishable food items for those in need over the holidays.

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    Compass Sorting

    On Thursday, October 16, the gym was filled with excitement as our new students were welcomed into their Compass houses.

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    A JDRF Thank-you!

    On Sunday, October 12, the Lower and Middle Schools came together once again to participate in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes.

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    Your Participation Counts!

    This year's Santa Catalina Fund is officially underway! For parents, the fundraising drive is now just six weeks long. You will only be asked to give in the fall, reducing the number of appeals you receive.

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    Coach's Corner

    Are you basing your child’s success in sports on his or her playing time? In this issue, Coach Hrepich tackles this important question.

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    All Saints' and All Souls' Day

    On Saturday, November 1, All Saints' Day, and Sunday, November 2, All Souls' Day, Christians celebrate the lives of the saints and the lives of others who have died. We honor all the people who lived lives shining with God's love.

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    Holiday Shopping in the Bookstore

    Believe it or not, the holidays are just around the corner, and the school bookstore is the perfect place to shop for gifts!

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    Come Explore the Upper School!

    The Upper School Admission Office invites grade 7 and 8 girls and their families to attend one of two local receptions and our open house events on campus.

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    In the Community

    Find out about the youth opportunities that are available this fall at the Monterey Sports Center and the Monterey Public Library.


Issue: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014