Cougar Connection

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015
  • Reminder: Carpool Guidelines

    Parents, we ask that you please not drop off or pick up students in the circle drive by the swimming pool. Instead, pull through the regular carpool line that follows the main drive.

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    Join Us on Labor Day

    Flag Raising Ceremony
    Monday, September 7 at 11:00 a.m.
    E. L. Wiegand Amphitheatre

    Lower and Middle School Family Picnic
    Monday, September 7 at 12:00 p.m.
    Front Lawn

  • Dates to Remember

    Middle School Back-to-School Night for Parents
    Wednesday, September 9, 6:30 p.m., Assembly Room

    PreK–Grade 5 Back-to-School Night for Parents and Students
    Thursday, September 17, 6:00 p.m., Assembly Room

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    Widening Our Social Circles

    While the students and teachers were enjoying their summer break, our Communications Office launched distinctive social media accounts for the Lower and Middle School.

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    School Picture Day Information

    Individual school pictures are coming up on Wednesday, September 16 and class pictures on Thursday, September 17. Find out details about these important days.

  • We're happy to welcome new faculty members Kelly Miller, Katie Gaggini, and Kristen Lansdale.

    Welcome, New Faculty Members!

    As we begin the 2015–2016 school year, we'd like to introduce our new faculty members. Each comes to us with excellent credentials and great enthusiasm for the school's mission.

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    Grateful Cougars

    As we begin school year, we celebrate all that we are grateful for in the Catalina community and in our lives.

    In the spirit of giving thanks, all families are invited to our Welcome Mass on Thursday, September 10 at 11:00 a.m. in the Rosary Chapel.

  • Grade 8 SSAT Prep Class

    During grade 8 orientation, parents received received a letter from Christy Pollacci mentioning that learning specialist Mary Callagy will again offer an SSAT Preparation Class this year. Please refer to this letter for sign-up information and to order the required book. If you any have questions, email Mary at

    The class will meet Wednesday mornings from 7:00 to 7:45 a.m., beginning September 9 and ending November 4 (no class Wednesday, October 21 because of parent-teacher conferences).

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    Private Music Lessons

    If you would like your child to participate in Santa Catalina's private music lesson program, there's still time to submit your request form.

  • School Performance DVDs

    Throughout the school year, Stephen Spaulding of Isomer Productions will be on site to film several performances. We will be using this one order form for all DVDs. Stephen has offered the following promotion: Buy four different DVDs and get the next one free. If you have any questions, please call the office at 831.655.9324.

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    PreK's Project of Passion

    Every year, the PreK's "Project of Passion" benefits the SPCA for Monterey County. If you will, help us collect aluminum cans, plastic bottles, old towels, and blankets now and throughout the school year.

  • Family Access

    We are pleased to remind you about Santa Catalina's Family Access, an online module that allows you to submit changes to directory information and access to your child’s report cards and schedule in grades 6 through 8.

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    Coach's Corner

    In this issue, Coach Hrepich touches upon the topics of time management and commitment. He offers a few points to consider when your child is participating in extracurricular activities.

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    Chess at Santa Catalina

    Fall chess classes are about to begin. Session I begins Thursday, October 1, and session II begins Thursday, November 12. Download the registration form and return it with payment (payable to Lev Frenklakh) to the Lower and Middle School office.

  • In the Community

    Monterey Bay Sports League
    Kindergarten through grade 12
    Sign up now through September 5.
    Download the registration form for more info.

    Monterey Public Library
    September 2015 Kids' Events.
    Download the flyer for more info.

    Monterey Sports Center
    Youth Programs
    Click here for more info.


Issue: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015