Dragon Roar: 2.23. 2020
Daring Greatly in Faith, Academics & Service since 1960
An Eye for an Eye will just make everyone blind.
Good afternoon, Dragons,
It's officially our last Sunday before Lent. We had blast celebrating liturgy today together at our 11AM Mass. Thank you to all that joined us!
This week we will celebrate the day before lent, Mardi Gras with a Parade at 9:30AM. We will kick off our Lenten season with Ash Wednesday Mass on Wednesday at 8:15AM--in Mass uniform.
Today's Gospel: Matthew 5:38–48, Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
"You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous."
Jesus taught his disciples how to love others beyond those who are closest to them. Jesus tells us in today's Gospel to love even our enemies. As members of God’s family, we are called to do the same thing. As a family, talk about some concrete ways you can “love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you”
Remind your children that Jesus does not expect us to be perfect. Jesus knows that we are human and will not always do everything correctly. Explain that what Jesus wants us to do is to love others as if they were Jesus himself. If we reach out in love to others, we are doing exactly what Jesus did. That is what perfection looks like. How can we always respond to conflict from a place of love, even when we are hurting?
Ms. Salazar | Principal
Shout out to our Taco and Menudo PTC CREW!! BAKE SALE TOMORROW!!!
We had a few baked goods lovingly made leftover and they will be available during dismissal tomorrow outside the gym for a bake sale!
CONGRATULATIONS to TINACBA FAMILY!! $1,000 Winners!!!
Mardi Gras Parade on Tuesday!!
Ash Wednesday Mass: MASS UNIFORM, No Mass on Friday
Wednesday, Feb. 26th, 8:15am
501 North Street
Knights of Columbus Fish Fry: Every Friday during Lent until April 3.
Friday, Feb. 28th, 5-8pm
Saint Monica Cafeteria
Middle School Parents, we will need student volunteers if your student is seeking service hours. Please email email@example.com to coordinate.
Early Dismissal, ASC Open
Friday, Feb. 28th, 12-12:30pm
515 North Street
12PM: PreK to 2nd Grade
12:15PM: 3rd to 8th Grade
!!! LAST WEEKS FOR RE-ENROLL EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT: Fully Register by March 5 !!!! $300 (1st student), $500 (total for families with multiple students)
EARLY REGISTRATION: ADDITIONAL $60 off with Facebook Post!
You will receive your hard copy registration FORM for 2020-2021 school year on Monday. No new application to fill out. Whew!
I am attaching a digital copy below.
In lieu of last year's early registration discount---Any family that posts a review on our Facebook will receive $60 off for Registration---be honest! If you need help posting on FB, please let us know and we will help you!
Registration and Enrollment fees will remain the same from last year including military discounts and sibling discounts. See our website for last year's rates or your new form that will be to you this week.
Be sure to complete your Hope for the Future Scholarship Application (you need to complete your Taxes) ASAP for assistance.
Brand New Families:
We will be enrolling families brand new to St. Monica for only $60 in honor of our 60th anniversary. For any referrals you send our way, we will waive your mandatory Catholic Life Fundraising!
Editable PDF Enrollment Packet Below!
Larger Tuition Discount if you register by March 5 ($150 off and huge family rate discount).
New Summer Camps--Sports and Mariachi--and even MORE summer fun!!
Fill out the editable PDF below and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or return the hard copy coming your way!
Tuition Assistance for 2020-2021 Year? Apply Now!
Summer Fun for PreK3 to 8th Grade!
Summer Sports Camps Heading Your Way for 5th to 8th Grade!
Session 1: Basketball, 9AM to 12PM, $50 per student, M to F, July 20
Session 2: Soccer, 9AM to 12PM, $50 per student, M to F, July 27
Session 3: Volleyball, Time TBA, $50 per student, M to F, Aug 3
$50 for first sport, $75 for multiple! Registration Included in form below.
Summer Mariachi Camp for 4th to 8th Grade!
Before/After Camp childcare available.
Student must have basic proficiency in instrument: Violin, Viola, Trumpet, Guitarron (Bass), Vihuela, Guitar or Vocals
Mariachi Summer Camp, M to F, Aug. 3, 1PM to 3PM, $75
Registration Included in form below.
Week at a Glance
Wow! Shout to our Shark Tank Presenters and Mrs. V!!
PTC Brings us Financial Wisdome
Wow. A huge shout out to our PTC and the families that joined us for our financial empowerment night. We learned about investment strategies and options for college and even our current tuition. Such incredible and important information!! THANK YOU!!
SMCS celebrates Rodeo!
Shout to Ms. Mechtel and all of our PK3 to 2nd grade teams for making our mini rodeo possible on Friday! We had horses come visit us and learned more about these incredible animals!
Fr. Thumma asks us to forgive and love
At today's Mass, Fr. Thumma reminded us of Ghandi's own wisdom with today's Gospel "An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind." He challenged us to forgive, to forgive, to forgive!!
PTC Brings us Financial Wisdome
SMCS celebrates Rodeo!
Seeking Extra iPad Chargers and MacBook Air Chargers
Or extra iPads, any generation?
We are always looking for backups! Please bring your donations to the front office if you have any! Pictures below of what we are looking for! Thank you for giving us back up options when our current options are under repair.
iPad cable and USB adapter
Needing a 12 or 10-watt (2.1 amp) USB power adapter with Apple 30 Pin Cable.
iPad Cable and USB Adapter.
Needing a 12 or 18 watt USB power adapter with lightning cable.
MacBook Air Charger
60W MagSafe power adapter with MagSafe 2 style connector
PTC Corner: Homeroom Helpers Still Needed!! Talking to you 1st to 8th Grade.
We are still looking for helpers for 1st to 8th Grade!!
SAVE THE DATE: PTC MEETINGS, 6:15PM to 7:30PM
Thursday, March 26
Feb. 18: Financial Empowerment: Saving for HS, College and Beyond---Presented by Edward Jones, 6:15PM
March 28 Movie Night with City of Converse
April 23 Fiesta Field Day
May 4-8 Teacher Appreciation Week
PTC Executive Committee
President: Liz Dodd
Vice President: Lynsay Hernandez
Secretary: Rosalind Preiss
Bookkeeper: Shawna Griffith
Heading your Way
St. Monica + City of Converse Movies on the Lawn!
Saturday, March 28th, 7pm
St. Monica Soccer Field
Join us and the City of Converse for a family-friendly movie night with delicious dinner options!
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Spring Semester Events: See Website for More Details and a Downloadable Calendar
BOLDED DATES ARE UPDATED!
February Social Justice Month
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
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
4-20-2020 Guitar Program Dress Rehearsal
4-21-2020 Guitar Program Performance!
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
5-12-2020 School Talent Show, 6PM to 7:30PM
5-15-2020 Early Release
5-22-2020 BETA CLUB MIDDLE SCHOOL DANCE, 5:30PM to 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.
Uniform Cheat Sheet--Updated to Reflect Handbook
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- 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