Dragon Roar: 1.6. 2020

Daring Greatly in Faith, Academics & Service since 1960

Welcome Back Dragons!!! Happy 2020!

Good evening, Dragons! Happy 2020!

We have missed you!

We had a blast today on campus for our Teacher Professional Development. Our teachers discussed supporting student socio-emotional needs with a senior professor and licensed therapist, set goals for the start of the year, and prayed together to bless each of our classrooms. You will see their chalking of the doors, an ancient tradition to ask Christ to protect each classroom! We thank you for the gift of time today to prepare our classrooms and spend time together in training and prayer.

That being said, we are eager to welcome your students tomorrow morning!!

This Dragon Roar is a quick overview of our Spring Semester Dates and an RSVP for Family Conferences. Please pay careful attention to the dates below and always reference our master calendar attached below. If you see any inconsistencies, please let me know. I am always in search of an editor that I can pay in gratitude!


Ms. Salazar | Principal

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Reminder: NWEA Testing Resumes. Round 2 of 3.

We will begin round 2 of NWEA testing starting Wednesday of this week and conclude by Thursday of next week. You will receive a data sheet by conferences to discuss with your teachers to see growth from the beginning of the school year.
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Sing at the Cross Competition

Monday, Jan. 6th, 8am

6425 West Avenue

San Antonio, TX

Our second graders will be competing at Sing at the Cross on Saturday! Join us to cheer them on. More details to follow.

8th Grade High School Applications for Catholic Schools

Mrs. Ortiz will send home reference letters that are required for each student applying to a Catholic High School. All forms are due by January 8. Only the FIRST THREE LINES NEED TO BE COMPLETED.

How on Earth do I apply to Catholic High Schools? What scholarships can I apply for?

Wednesday, Jan. 29th, 6-7:30pm

St. Monica Cafeteria

Information for applying to Catholic High Schools for all of our families. 8th grade families strongly encouraged to attend. All are welcome, great for any grade to get ahead and prepare!
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Dragons doing Service: Zeke in Action at Catholic Charities!

Check out our Dragons serving the community! Zeke supported Catholic Charities of San Antonio in the Family and Children's Sevices Department. Families are invited to do fun holiday-themed activities. Zeke looks forward to helping us out every year by running a booth and/or taking pictures. This year he proudly sported his St. Monica sweater!

Free dress for Zeke on a day of his choice this week. We thank you for living our St. Monica Mission in the community!

Last Weeks---Fall Fundraiser: Sell those Catholic Life Tickets!

This month, you will see on your accounts a $100 charge per family for the Catholic LIfe Tickets Fundraiser to be paid by Jan. 15, 2020. This is our one mandatory fundraiser each year. Please remember the actual cost to educate at St. Monica's is $5,900. Fundraising helps us keep our tuition at a lower rate currently paid.

This year, as noted in your registration packet, all families are asked to sell at least $100 worth of tickets (20 tickets at $5 each). You can, of course, sell even more and are encouraged to as 100% of the proceeds we make per ticket comes directly to us!

Your student came home with tickets. If you need more or they did not make it home, please Ms. Rosa know.

St. Monica Prizes for those that go above and beyond:

1) Number 1 top seller--Free Tuition for a Month and VIP Lunch Party with Classmates

2) Number 2 top seller--Free Enrollment Fees for 2020-2021 and Student gets to be Principal for the Day

3) Number 3 top seller--1/2 off Enrollment fees for 2020-2021 and Free Dress for a week

4) Number 4 top seller--Free Dress for a week

Catholic LIfe Prizes

1) One Grand Prize: A choice between a new Ford F-150, a new Ford Focus, or a $20,000 Prepaid VISA Credit Card (this is between ALL participating schools)

2) One prize per school: A $1,000 VIsa Prepaid Credit Card


1) Where do these tickets come from and why do we do this?

Catholic Life Raffle Tickets are a free fundraising opportunity provided to us through Catholic LIfe Insurance (they provide the grand prizes). Catholic Life provides prizes, printing, and promos. Started in 2007 as a way to help struggling Catholic Schools, the Catholic Schools Sweepstakes has raised more than $8 Million, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the schools. Over 60 schools participate all over Texas. Please remember the actual cost to educate at St. Monica's is $5,900. Fundraising helps us keep our tuition at a lower rate.

2) I don't have lots of family or a workplace that allows me to sell. How can I participate?

We will have sign ups to sell after Mass at St. Monica Parish every Sunday starting next week!

3) I don't believe in fundraising. Can I just buy the tickets myself?

Yes. All families will have a $100 automatically placed on their account (not per child, just for the family). You are more than welcome to just pay the fee.

4) What do I do with the money collected?

You may keep the money up to $100 or turn in and the credit will be applied to your account. Any money past $100 for additional tickets needs to be turned into St. Monica or the tickets will be charged to your account.

5) How long do I have to sell?

Until January 15

PTC Corner: Homeroom Helpers Still Needed!! Talking to you 1st to 8th Grade.

Thank you to our PreKinder and Kinder families for filling up our homeroom helper support. We are so thankful for your support during our Christmas Parties!!

We are still looking for helpers for 1st to 8th Grade!!


Thursday, Jan. 23

Thursday, March 26

PTC Executive Committee

President: Liz Dodd

Vice President: Lynsay Hernandez

Secretary: Rosalind Preiss

Bookkeeper: Shawna Griffith

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Spring Semester Events: See Website for More Details and a Downloadable Calendar

January National Thank You Month

1-1-2020 to 1-6-2020 Student New Year Break

1-6-2020 Teacher Work Day

1-6-2020 to 1-24-2020 NWEA Testing K-8

1-16-2020 Family Conferences, 4PM-7:30PM

1-17-2020 Celebrating Martin Luther King Day: Daring Greatly for Justice

1-17-2020 Early Dismissal, Family Conferences, 1PM to 5PM

1-20-2020 No School, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

1-22-2020 8th Grade PSAT

1-23-2020 PTC Meeting 6:15PM to 7:30PM

1-26-2020 Catholic Schools Week School Mass @ Parish 11 AM, Sponsored by PreKinder 3 and PreKinder 4

1-26-2020 to 1-31-2020 Catholic Schools Week, Early Registration Begins

1-27-2020 Spring Clubs Begin

1-29-2020 Converse Local Business Open House 11AM to 1PM

1-30-2020 School Group Pictures for Classrooms and Clubs. Mass Uniform.

February Social Justice Month

2-3-2020 to 2-7-2020 National School Counselors Week

2-7-2010 Early Release, ARCH Professional Development, NO ASC

2-12-2019 Q3 Progress Reports Sent Home

2-17-2020 No School, President’s Day Holiday

2-23-2020 School Mass @ Parish 11 AM, Sponsored by Kinder, 1st Grade and 2nd Grade

2-25-2020 Mardi Gras at St. Monica!

2-26-2020 Ash Wednesday Mass, 8:15AM, No Mass on 2-28-20

2-28-2020 Early Release, Teacher Professional Development

March Lent

3--2--2020 Read Across America Day, School Read In

3-9-2020 to 3-13-2020 No School, Spring Break

3-20-2020 Early Release, Professional Development

3-20-2020 Q3 Report Cards sent home

3-26-2020 Quarter 3 PTC Meeting, 6:15PM to 7:30PM

3-29-2020 School Mass @ Parish 11 AM, Sponsored by 3rd and 4th Grade

April Month of the Military Child

4-22-2020 Q4 Progress Reports Sent Home

4-6-2020 to 4-10-2020 National Library Week

4-8-2020 Holy Week Mass, 8:15AM

4/10/2020 to 4/13/2020 Holy Week Break

4-13-2020 Easter Monday Holiday, Inclement Weather Makeup Day

4-23-2020 Fiesta Field Day

4-24-2020 No School, Battle of Flowers

4-26-2020 School Mass @ Parish 11 AM, Parish Festival, Sponsored by Middle School

4-29-2020 Spring Clubs End

Athletic Banquet, TBD

May Mental Health Awareness Month

5-1-2020 Crowning Of Mary at Mass

5-2-2020 2nd grade 1st Communion Mass, 9:30AM

5-4-2020 to 5-8-2020 Teacher Appreciation Week

5-14-2020 Simply Guitar End of Year Program, 7PM

5-15-2020 Early Release, Beta Club Dance, 5PM to 7:00PM

5-19-2020 Talent Show, All Grades, Gym 6:15-7:30PM

5-25-2020 Memorial Day Holiday, Inclement Weather Makeup Day

5-26-2020 8th Grade Q4 Report Cards sent home

5-27-2020 8th Grade Graduation and Mass, Last Day for 8th Grade!

5-31-2020 School Mass @ Parish 11 AM, Sponsored by 8th Grade


6-1-2020 Kinder Graduation, 8:30AM All School Awards Assembly, 2:00PM

6-2-2020 Last Day of School, Early Release

6-3-2020 to 6-4-2020 Teacher Work Days

What are ways I can get free dress?

  • Birthday (or half birthday if birth date falls during school holiday).
  • Taking a picture of yourself in St. Monica gear out in the city and emailing to Ms. Salazar. If you get featured in the Dragon Roar, you get free dress!
  • Attending school meetings (Parent Conferences, PTC, etc) and after school events.
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Uniform Cheat Sheet--Updated to Reflect Handbook

Click the Website Button Above to Access the Website

On the main page you will find:

  • Lunch Menu
  • School Events calendar for the year
  • Links for RenWeb/Facts SIS to support your tuition payment and grade viewing for classrooms.

Ren Web: Parents Web

Stay plugged in to your student's academic needs! Please make sure you have a family account on Ren Web to see the lunch menu, your student's grades and much more. Attached is a tutorial to create your account in english and espanol.

District Code for St. Monica's: SMC-TX

How do I create my Ren-Web Account?

Handbook for 2019-2020