May 15, 2024

The St. Catherine's community gathered on Saturday, May 4th, for our annual PSO Spring Fling, this year led by co-chairs Adam Bayer and Kathleen Bertolatus. Families, including alumni and newcomers to SCM, joined in the festivities, catching up with friends and enjoying food from the potluck. The event featured several tables of interest, including SCM's 4-H Club, The Houston Zoo, Peaceful Lawn & Garden, the AC Market, and the High School's coffee shop, "The Nest". Attendees also had the chance to participate in the Friends of the Library book exchange and a student-created scavenger hunt. The event was accompanied by lively music from alumni parent, Nuri Nuri.

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The RSVP Deadline for Commencement is Today, May 15!

All St. Catherine's community members and friends are invited to join us in celebrating the Class of 2024 this Friday, May 17, 2024 at 7:00 PM in the gymnasium. 

After the commencement ceremony, at approximately 8:00 PM, the graduates, their parents, and siblings will gather at the labyrinth for an intimate candlelit ceremony. All other guests are invited to remain in the gym to enjoy dessert and refreshments during this time.

To assist with our planning kindly RSVP by completing this form today, Wednesday, May 15, 2024. Contact Brian Tucker with your questions.

Join us on Thursday May 23 at 6:00 PM in the SCM gym for the Adolescent Community's Portfolio Showcase. During this event, each adolescent will have the opportunity to formally present the process behind their favorite work from this year. The showcase will be set up in a fair-like manner in the gym. We invite the SCM community and visitors to explore the showcase and hear presentations from students.

No School on Monday, May 27 in Observance of Memorial Day

Carpool Reminder: Careful Driving on Campus

As a reminder, please be safe and courteous while driving on campus. Your patience with other drivers, as well as cooperation and support of our carpool procedures will keep the arrival and dismissal periods as safe as possible for all of our families and visitors.

The speed limit on campus is 15 mph at all times. For safety, it is essential that drivers proceed slowly and carefully, and refrain from using cell phones and devices while driving on campus.

Please click here to review SCM procedures for carpool.

Limited Spots Available for 3-Year-Olds in 2024-2025 School Year

We are still accepting applications for 3-year-olds for the 2024-2025 school year. Do you know any families still looking for a school this coming fall? We have limited spots available. For more information, please contact Amy Walz at

Save the Date: Dominican Family Educational Meeting

You are invited to learn more about the Dominican Family on Monday, August 26, 2024, at the Dominican Sisters Conference Center at 6501 Almeda Road. Wine and snacks begin at 6:00 PM with the gathering beginning at 6:30 PM. Attendees will hear about our story of walking side by side with the Dominican Sisters of Houston and the formation process for the Dominican Family. 

This Fall marks the Dominican Family's 16th anniversary. Since its beginning in 2008, more than 175 women and men have committed to promoting the principles of St. Dominic through prayer, study, community, and ministry. Please contact Sr. Carol Mayes, O.P. for more information and to RSVP at or 713-440-3817.


First Communicants, Confirmation Students, and May Crowning Mass

Congratulations to the children who made their First Communion this year and to those who are newly confirmed! As part of this special occasion, each first communicant received a prayer table kit for home.

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Last week, student musicians held a Chamber Night. Students performed solos and played music together, while the choir sang, all dressed in their finest attire. It was a wonderful celebration of their talent!


PaperPie Virtual Book Fair Extended Through May 31 - Sale Now Through May 19

The PSO Friends of the Library are hosting a virtual book fair until May 31. Shop now through May 19 and receive discounts of up to 60% off on selected items. 9. Our partner, PaperPie (formerly known as Usborne Books), publishes high-quality, beautifully illustrated books for children of all ages. This is a perfect opportunity to refresh your young reader's bookshelf for the summer while supporting St. Catherine's library.

Visit the online store and view the library's wishlist.

Book Ordering Instructions

Help Get the Library Ready for the Summer

We are looking for volunteers to help prepare the library for summer on Tuesday, May 28 and Wednesday, May 29 at 9:00-11:00 AM and 1:00-3:00 PM on both days. You must be Safe Haven certified. Please verify your status with Emily Blackman at and email Melissa Lopez at to let her know you'll be volunteering.


Congratulations to the Alvarez Family on the birth of their son, Liam Alexander, born on April 11th. Leyla is a big sister!


Friday, May 17

  • Garden Work Day, 8:00 AM 
  • Commencement, 7:00 PM (SCM Gym)
  • Rising 7th-year activity with Adolescent Community
  • PaperPie Virtual Book Fair

Monday, May 20

  • PaperPie Virtual Book Fair


Tuesday, May 21

  • Friends of the Library Workday, 8:00-9:00 AM 
  • PaperPie Virtual Book Fair


Wednesday, May 22

  • Parent Meditation Group, 8:15-8:35 AM 
  • PaperPie Virtual Book Fair


Thursday, May 23

  • AC Portfolio Showcase, 6:00-8:00 PM (SCM Gym)
  • PaperPie Virtual Book Fair


Friday, May 24

  • Rising 10th-year activity with High School 
  • Garden Work Day, 8:00 AM 
  • PaperPie Virtual Book Fair

Monday, May 27

  • No School – Memorial Day Holiday. After-school Program Closed.
  • PaperPie Virtual Book Fair


Tuesday, May 28

  • High School Conferences - No school for High School students
  • Library Maintenance Day: Get the Library Ready for the Summer, 9:00-11:00 AM & 1:00-3:00 PM
  • PaperPie Virtual Book Fair


Wednesday, May 29

  • AC Affirmation Ceremony 
  • High School Conferences - No school for High School students 
  • Library Maintenance Day: Get the Library Ready for the Summer, 9:00-11:00 AM & 1:00-3:00 PM
  • Parent Meditation Group, 8:15-8:35 AM 
  • PaperPie Virtual Book Fair


Thursday, May 30

  • Splash Day
  • Last Day of School. Early Dismissal for All Students, 12:00 PM. After-school Program Closed
  • PaperPie Virtual Book Fair

Friday, May 31

  • No School - In-service Day for employees
  • Last Day of PaperPie Virtual Book Fair

For more calendar events please check our website.

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