​Checking in with Ms. Tannous

Dear Marymount Community,

After returning from our class trips two weeks ago, we checked in with our students to ask them how these trips pushed them outside their comfort zones and helped them grow. Below are anecdotes from students on each trip. Enjoy hearing their voices and seeing photos of them in the middle of the action! 


Kate Tannous ​
Middle School Division Head

8th grader Mark S. reflects on his time in Iceland: 
“I’ve never walked on a glacier before, and seeing all the formations it has made over time felt like walking on a piece of history. Drinking water straight off the glacier was incredible. Using our ice axe to maneuver through the ash and ice was tiring but very rewarding. This was a historical and memorable moment for me. It was so thrilling and exciting to go inside little caves and squeeze through narrow openings in the glacier. I grew closer and stronger to my classmates, and built off my already existing bonds to develop true friendships.”     


8th grader Hailey S. reflects on her time in Iceland:
“The glacier hike pushed me out of my comfort zone and getting to the highest point was the most difficult, but it was an amazing experience to have with my friends. Seeing streams of water on the glacier and drinking from them was incredible. Even though I am a lifer, I made new friendships.” 



7th grader Nathan L. reflects on his time in the Sierras: 
“Rock climbing was out of my comfort zone because I’m scared of heights, and there was no clear place to grip your hand. I’m not going to lie, but I shed some tears. I’m glad I did it because I am always stuck in my comfort zone, and I learned I can feel good outside it. I loved spending time on the river because it was cold, clean water. I will always remember my friends who made me laugh and the WOLF staff who were awesome.”  

7th grader Kiera H. reflects on her time in the Sierras: 
“I have never been camping before. It was fun to be able to swim in the river and get ice cream after we hiked a mountain. This trip helped me grow because I have not done a lot of activities that we did on the trip. It helped me feel like an outdoor person. The thing I will find myself remembering in 20 years is swimming in the river and laughing with my friends.”


6th grader Luana A. reflects on her time at Catalina Island Marine Institute (CIMI):
“The CIMI instructor made me fish for an eel and I thought I was going to get bit. I caught an eel and it was slimy and disgusting and weirdly long. Then I found myself screaming with another friend out of excitement because I actually caught one. Throughout the trip, I found myself cracking up with friends I never thought I would get so close to. A memory that will stay with me forever was the blanket of stars that I pulled over myself every night as I went to bed.”  

6th grader Mia G. reflects on her time at Catalina Island Marine Institute (CIMI):
“I will always remember the kayak on my day trip to Emerald Bay.  It was a struggle, but I got through it. I realized that I actually had a great time on the kayak ride because I learned so much about myself and the people around me. I grew very close to my classmates and teachers during my CIMI experience. My knowledge of the sea and animals around me also grew largely. I will always remember the day trip because it took a lot of strength and effort to get there. This experience taught me so much, and I will value it forever."

Join Us at the Maker Fair This Sunday!
We hope you can make our Annual Maker Fair, this Sunday, October 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Middle School campus. Fun for all ages!


Coffees with Chris
Coffees with Chris are a great opportunity for parents to have casual conversations and a cup of coffee with the Head of School, Chris Broderick. See the schedule below for your child(ren)'s class date, time and location.

1st Grade - Tuesday, October 16 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the MPR

Kindergarten - Tuesday, October 23 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the MPR

JK - Thursday, October 25 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the MPR

Development's Corner​
The Gary Messineo Classic
Thank you to the sponsors, donors, committee members, volunteers, and golfers of The Gary Messineo Classic!
We so appreciate the efforts of the enthusiastic and committed golf committee and volunteers who put on a fantastic golf tournament. This year’s 12th annual tournament was another huge success! A huge thank you to our alumni and alumni families who joined us this year! It was an absolutely picture perfect day and a tremendously successful benefit for Marymount of Santa Barbara and the Marymount Athletic Programs.
With gratitude!

Marc Medina and Rich Schuette


Committee Members
Matthew Arnold
Valerie Arnold
Robert Ball
Norah Dunbar
Alex Dunn
John Gomez
Gary Messineo
Andrea McFarling
Koji Nomura
Robert Riechel
Nathan Rogers
Vijay Sharma
Robert Vannier
Mike Weaver
MarBorg Industries, Inc.
Double Eagle
Ventura County Radiation Oncology Medical Group, Inc.
The Danely Family
Berti Spechler Sarmiento McKay LLP
Avalan Wealth, Trudi and Rich Schuette
The Rogers Family
Santa Barbara Airbus
Tudor Wines
Corporate Athletic Booster
American Riviera Bank
BEGA & The Kinderdick Family
First Republic Bank
Corporate Food & Beverage
Trudi & Rich Schuette
The Sharma Family
Hammock, Arnold, Smith, & Company
Arnold Brothers Construction, Inc.
Angela Kile Insurance Services
Bartlett, Pringle & Wolf, LLP
The Blankenhorn Family
The Fazio Family
The Kanen Family
Mammoth Mountain Ski Area
Modern Laundry
Pediatric Orthopedic and Scoliosis Center
Recovery Road Medical Center
TKG Financial
Event Underwriters
Draughtsman Aleworks
The Dunn Family
The Medina Family
Morello Wines
Pacific Press
The Rogers Family
Trudi & Rich Schuette
Third Window Brewery
Toyota of Santa Barbara
Ventura County Radiation Oncology Medical Group, Inc.
Families and Businesses Who Have Graciously Donated to This Event
Dr. Gordon Abra &
Dr. Norah Dunbar
American Riviera Bank
Beachside Bar Café
Corks n’ Crowns
Mr. & Mrs. Travis Dunn
First Republic Bank
Glen Annie Golf Club
Islands Restaurant
Jaffurs Wine Cellars
Mr. & Mrs. John Gomez
Mr. & Mrs. David Hay
Mr. & Mrs. Rick Hubbard
Italian Pottery Outlet
Kyoto Japanese Restaurant
Mr. & Mrs. Doug McFarling
Mr. & Mrs. Marc Medina
Mr. & Mrs. Gary Messineo
Mission Linen
Modern Laundry
Montecito Bank & Trust
Morello Wines
Mr. & Mrs. Nick Morello
Mr. & Mrs. Koji Nomura
Pacific Press
Mr. & Mrs. Kristopher Parker
Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Rogers
Mr. Rich Schuette &
Mrs. Trudi Timm-Schuette
Ventura County Radiation
Oncology Medical Group, inc.
Mr. & Mrs. Vijay Sharma
Third Window Brewery
Toyota of Santa Barbara
Tudor Wines
Mr. & Mrs. Christian Tudor
Union Bank
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Vannier
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Weaver
Erin Gomez
Jan Gomez
Blanca Gorman
Adele Hubbard
Helen Lind
Fay McGovern
Marie Schumacher
Jessica Stovall
Trudi Timm-Schuette
Burton Tripathi
Lori Weathers
Alexis Weaver

​Grandparents' & Special Friends' Day - ​A Great Marymount Tradition
Our annual celebration of Grandparents' and Special Friends' will be taking place on Friday, November 16, and we are looking forward to hosting your family's grandparents and friends this day. Invitations will be mailed directly from Marymount to your loved one. Please click here to enter the mailing information for your guests to ensure they receive an invitation for this special day. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact Andrea McFarling at 805-569-1811, ext 234.​

Annual Fund​ 
Join this community-wide effort and support Marymount. The Annual Fund Committee will be making calls aiming for 100% participation. The Marymount Phone-a-thon is set for Tuesday, October 16.

Click here to make your gift online or send an email to Andrea McFarling at amcfarling@marymountsb.org with your pledge amount and payment cycle, and we will count your commitment towards our efforts. Every family makes a difference!


​Important Links to Bookmark

​In Our Community
Marymount Art at Here's the Scoop - All October!
Marymount artwork will be on display during the month of October at Here's the Scoop in Montecito (1187 Coast Village Road). Come see our Marymount student artwork and enjoy a refreshing gelato. Congratulations to the students that were chosen for the exhibit: 

Chloe -K
Deckard - K
Carrington -1st
Keaton -1st
Rad - 2nd
Lana - 2nd
LeAnne - 4th
Aliza - 4th
Dylan - 4th
Leighton - 4th


​After School Math Clubs

​Be sure to check out the various math clubs offered on Marymount's campus after school.  This is a terrific way for your child to get extra math support at no cost.
Click here for the Math Club Schedule.

PEAK2PACIFIC Adventure Half Days, Holidays + Family Weekend Adventures 
Join PEAK2PACIFIC for our Outdoor Adventures! Why stay at home when there is nature to explore and roam! Join Karen + Austin for Hiking, Climbing, Surfing, Boogie Boarding, Kayaking, Stand-Up Paddle Boarding, Sports Games and more. Click the registration button below for descriptions and dates! We look forward to adventuring with you soon! www.peak2pacific.com 805.689.8326

Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy at Dos Pueblos High School
The Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy at Dos Pueblos High School is a four-year integrated course of study in physics, computer science, art, and engineering design. Any interested community members, students (of any age), and/or parents can learn more about the Engineering Academy by attending one of these upcoming events: 

Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy Open House will be held on Saturday, October 20 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the DPEA facility on DPHS campus. 

Santa Barbara Unified School District Program Showcase will be held on Wednesday, November 28 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Earl Warren Showgrounds. 

Students interested in joining the DPEA are eligible to apply in 8th grade. You can learn more about the Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy by visiting www.dpengineering.org. 

​The Week Ahead

Sunday, October 14
Marymount Maker Fair form 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the MS campus

Monday, October 15
Lower School Morning Circle at 8:30 a.m.
1st grade field trip to Lane Farms Pumpkin Patch at 9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, October 16
1st grade Coffee with Chris in the MPR at 8:30 a.m.

Wednesday, October 17
Parent-Teacher Conferences.
Early dismissal. No Lunch Program. Extended Day available.

Thursday, October 18
7th grade Medieval Times field trip. Returning to campus at 3:30 p.m.
Parent-Teacher Conferences. 
Early dismissal. No Lunch Program. Extended Day available.

Friday, October 19

Parent-Teacher Conferences. 
Early dismissal. No Lunch Program. Extended Day available.

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