January 10, 2018 | Cougar Connection


Admission Open House – Spread the Word!


It's not too late to encourage your friends and family to attend our Open House on Monday, January 15. Here are some ways you can help us get the word out:


  • Download the image above and share it on Facebook, Instagram, or any other social media platform.
  • Share our Open House Facebook Event as a post or invite your friends.
  • Tell your neighbors about the Open House in Nextdoor.


You can just copy and paste the following wording, and you're on your way!


Santa Catalina Lower and Middle School invites families of boys and girls in PreK-Grade 8 to its Open House on Monday, January 15, from 9:15–11:30 a.m.


Take a student-led tour, visit classes in session, explore the campus facilities, and see how they're using technology in the classroom. RSVP today!

Thank you for helping us reach out to prospective families so they can see what it means to be a Catalina Cougar!


School News

MLK Assembly

Please join us on Monday, January 15, at 11:00 a.m. in the PAC to commemorate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Student speakers and singers will present a moving tribute to the late civil-rights leader.


Donate to winter coat drive

Sonoma County is still recovering from the devastating fires in October. We can help. We will come together as a school community during the month of January to collect coats and new socks for an elementary school in Santa Rosa. Our giving is focused on helping Kindergarten-grade 6 students and their families. New socks above the ankle are preferable and gently used clean or new coats are desired. Help share the warmth this month.


Grade 5 Riley's Farm fundraiser at Chipotle

Fifth grade is doing a fundraiser for Riley's Farm at the Del Monte Center Chipotle on Tuesday, January 16, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Show them this flyer or just mention that you are there for the Santa Catalina fundraiser and we will receive 50 percent of the proceeds! 

PJ Story

Get cozy at Pajama Story Night

Pajama Story Night for PreK–Grade 3 takes place in the Lower School Library on Thursday, January 18, from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. Click here to RSVP by Monday, January 15. 


Giving News

Kwon Family Endowment for Unrestricted Support

We are excited to announce that current Upper School parents, Angela Park and Henry Kwon have committed $100,000 to unrestricted endowment. An unrestricted endowment fund enables the Head of School and the Board of Trustees to direct funds to school's highest priorities in a given year and will benefit all students at Santa Catalina. The Kwon family's gift is among the first unrestricted endowments in the Legacy Campaign, and we are grateful for their support!

Outside Opportunities

Lots of classes at Lyceum

The Lyceum of Monterey County has opened registration for its Winter/Spring 2018 Enrichment Classes for kids as young as grade 1. See the list of classes. 

Important Dates

Monday - January 15, 2018
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday - January 18, 2018
8:45 AM - 11:45 AM
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LS Library
Thursday - January 25, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Assembly Room

Photo of the Week


PreK's Christmas play was the perfect start to a festive holiday season! View photos from the play and Compass Christmas caroling.


Santa Catalina School

1500 Mark Thomas Drive, Monterey, CA 93940