St. Catherine's Community Connection is a series of parent engagement programs that offer a variety of opportunities for conversation, learning and social connection. 
This new series will feature faculty-led sessions and programming across Lower, Middle and Upper Schools. It will cover topics related to student academics, development, well-being and more. St. Catherine's Community Connection will also feature new ways of enlisting feedback from parents through short surveys, small group listening sessions and lunches. Some Community Connection events are presented in partnership with our Parents' Association
St. Catherine's Community Connection will help us strengthen the important relationship between families and our school through big events like the Fall BBQ Bash and smaller discussion circles that allow us to learn from experts, talk about important issues and get to know one another better. 

We look forward to seeing parents at Community Connection events throughout the school year!

Winter and Spring 2023 Community Connection Events
Keep an eye on your inbox for more information about these events in our Weekly Parent Update emails every Friday. 

Leveraging Summer Opportunities for Your Student and St. Catherine's and Beyond (virtual event)
Jan. 9, 6:30-7:30 pm
Summer break is a great time for rest and relaxation, but it’s also a great time for students to explore, grow and gain experience in the world beyond the halls of St. Catherine’s! This session focused on a variety of summer opportunities facilitated by St. Catherine’s in the greater Richmond area and beyond. Panelists discussed how different kinds of summer activities, including classes, internships, service work and jobs are viewed in the college process. 

Saints on Social: Empowering Middle School Families to Navigate Social Media Together
January 11, 6:15-8 p.m. - Kenan Flagler Auditorium
This event focused on how families can navigate the world of social media together. Kristen Cavallo, CEO of the Martin Agency and Global CEO of MullenLowe Group, joined as a keynote speaker.

High Stakes, Healthy Conversations - March 15
More information coming soon!

Community Author Conversation Featuring Sadeqa Johnson
March 28 - Arts and Innovation Center
Sadeqa Johnson is the internationally best-selling author of four novels, including 2023’s The House of Eve. Her accolades include receiving the National Book Club Award, the Phillis Wheatley Award and the USA Best Book Award for best fiction. She is a Kimbilo Fellow, a former James River Writers board member, and a Tall Poppy Writer. Originally from Philadelphia, she lives near Richmond with her husband and three children.

Events in Partnership with Parents' Association
  • Brown Bag Lunch with Cindy Trask, Head of School - February 3

  • Parent Enrichment Speaker: Danielle Dick - The Child Code: Understanding Your Child's Unique Nature for Happier, More Effective Parenting - February 16 
    Dr. Danielle Dick, award-winning Professor of Psychology and Genetics and author of THE CHILD CODE, helps parents understand why one-size-fits-all parenting doesn’t work, and how to tailor your parenting to your unique child. 
  • All-Parent Parents’ Association Meeting – February 24, 8-9:30 a.m.

  • Daisy Days - April 28-29

We want to hear from you! 
Our second Community Connection survey is live! We invite all parents to complete this two-minute survey to help us understand your family's satisfaction with St. Catherine's School. 

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