Dragon Roar: 9.20.20, Week 6

Daring greatly in faith, academics, and service since 1960.

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Happy Fall, y'all!!


Wow. We learned a lot in our first full hybrid week. We thank you for your patience as we worked getting our virtual students out of waiting rooms and balancing teaching virtual and in person. We are still working out our process and would love your feedback so we can continue to grow.

We are all in this together, firmly rooted NO MATTER WHAT!


Ms. Salazar | Principal

First Hybrid Week and Hot Lunch Ordering, DUE TUESDAY by 8PM

We are eager to keep improving our two schools: virtual and in person! Please complete the survey below on your experiences in week 1 of our full phase in.

ALSO! We need help ordering inventory for our lunch. Please complete the survey to let us know if you will be ordering hot lunch in October by Tuesday at 8PM.

Lunch is $3.50 for PreK to 2nd Grade, $3.75 for 3rd to 8th Grade.

1) Get Ready: Adjusting for Success

Updates for Week 6

We need to make a few tweaks to the day to support smoother operations and safety.

  • Mass times changed to support safety.
  • MASS SCHEDULE ADJUSTMENT: PK to 4th: 1:30PM on Wed, 5th to 8th: 2:30PM on Thurs.
  • Teachers will post the schedule on your homeroom classroom on Tuesday.

  • Schedule Adjustment---Middle School Arrival: we need to adjust to 7:45AM to 7:55AM to allow for morning announcements at 7:55AM and an on-time start to first period at 8AM
  • All middle school classes need to be logged on and ready for morning announcements by 7:55AM.


On Monday, we will continue to ask COVID19 screening questions upon arrival.

You may speed up our process by completing your COVID 19 Survey online prior to your arrival from 6AM to 7:45AM.

Log onto your RenWeb/FACTS account and complete your screening in the AM.

Next week, we will use RenWeb FACTS see below on how to set up if you have not already---directions below if you need it!

After School Care RSVP

Open Monday to Friday until 5:30PM. RSVP needed for drop-ins.
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2) Get Set: Upcoming Events & Schedule

Set Up and/or ReLog into your RenWeb/FACTS account

We use RenWeb/FACTS for our accounting and student information system (official grades, COVID screening, lunch menu).

Please make sure you can log in this week and email bookkeeper@saintmonica.net if you cannot.

Directions below for NEW accounts:

Steps to Set Up:

1) Go to FACTS/RENWEB Site and click start a new account.

2) Our district code is SMC-TX

Click the PDF below for full directions.

September -October Dates to Save


Tuesday, Sept. 22: First Day of Fall!!!!

Friday, Sept. 25: Progress Reports Go Home


Thursday, October 1: Hot Lunch Service Begins!
Friday, October 9: Half Day, Early Dismissal, Archdiocesan Professional Development Day

11:30AM Dismissal for Prek/K

11:45AM for 1st-4th

12:00PM for 5th-8th

Friday, October 16: End of 1st Quarter

Friday, October 23: 1st Quarter Report Card Sent Home

Friday, October 30: Half Day, Early Dismissal

Halloween Dress as Your Favorite Book Character!!

Halloween Celebration: Dress as Your Favorite Book Character!!

Friday, Oct. 30th, 9pm

515 North Street

Converse, TX

We will spend time sharing our favorite books on Halloween!

All students virtual and in-person may dress up as their favorite book character for Halloween!

We ask for no scary, gory or violent costumes including toy weapons or fake blood.

Full Year Academic Calendar

Reminder: Please Review Face to Face Safety Plan

3) Let's Go: Highlights from the Week, Links for Virtual School and Today's Gospel

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Need Help? Need Team Emails?

Tech Support Help Desk

Hours to be added!

Before School: Tuesdays at 7AM-8AM by Appointment (email office@saintmonica.net to schedule)

After School: Mondays at 5:30 to 6:30PM by Appointment (email office@saintmonica.net to schedule)

During School: See TECH SUPPORT tab on Schedule.

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25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

7-12-20 / Children's Liturgy of the Word / 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time


Above all, trust in the slow work of God.

We are quite naturally impatient in everything to reach the end without delay.

We should like to skip the intermediate stages.

We are impatient of being on the way to something unknown, something new.

And yet it is the law of all progress

that it is made by passing through some stages of instability—

and that it may take a very long time.

And so I think it is with you;

your ideas mature gradually—let them grow,

let them shape themselves, without undue haste.

Don’t try to force them on,

as though you could be today what time

(that is to say, grace and circumstances acting on your own goodwill)

will make of you tomorrow.

Only God could say what this new spirit

gradually forming within you will be.

Give Our Lord the benefit of believing

that his hand is leading you,

and accept the anxiety of feeling yourself

in suspense and incomplete.

Prayer of Teilhard de Chardin

Saint Monica, PRAY FOR US!!!

St. Monica Catholic School

Daring greatly in faith, academics, and service since 1960.