Dragon Roar: 11.3.19 Week 12

Daring Greatly in Faith, Academics & Service since 1960

Welcome, November!

Good evening, Dragons!

We are entering November, our gratitude month. We will be celebrating our appreciation to the many communities that make us St. Monica throughout the month. If you would like to lead or support any part of this, please let me know!

Today's Gospel

In today's gospel, Jesus stays at the house of Zacchaeus, the tax collector.

Lk 19:1-10

Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

Family Connection

In Jesus' day, tax collectors were not popular people. They were collaborators with the Romans and were despised by many Jewish people. The tax system allowed them to charge more than what was required so that they could make a profit for themselves. Jesus recognizes the faith of this tax collector exhibited in his search for salvation. In the hospitality, he extends to Jesus and in his conversion of heart, Zacchaeus is raised up by Jesus as a model of salvation. (Citation) Jesus models for us putting the relationship ABOVE the rule. How do we build relationships that offer forgiveness and unconditional love even when the rules are broken?


Ms. Salazar | Principal

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Veterans Day Mass

Friday, Nov. 8th, 8:15am

515 North Street

Converse, TX

All veterans, retirees and active-duty military are welcome to join us for 8:15AM Mass for a special blessing. We will have a small reception to thank you for your service in the cafeteria after Mass.
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Gratitude = Highest Virtue, Ignatian Prayer Guide for Family

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Early Dismissal

Friday, Nov. 8th, 12pm

515 North Street

Converse, TX

Early Release this Friday!

PK to 2nd Grade: 12:00PM

3rd to 8th Grade: 12:15PM

How to Help Your Child Study

Week at a Glance

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PREK 3 wins Pizza Party, Free Dress AND a Field Trip with 163lbs of Candy!! Dates TBA

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Heading your Way

St. Cecelia Music Concert

Tuesday, Nov. 12th, 6:30-7:30pm

501 North Street

Converse, TX

Come join us to celebrate the hard work of our music program! See the debut of our Orchestra and cheer on the Mariachi, Recorders, Ukelele's, Choir, Piano and Guitar programs.

Collection at the end of the concert to support instrument repair and maintenance.

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Fall Semester Events: See Website for More Details and Downloadable Calendar

November: Gratitude Month

11-8-2019 Veteran’s Day, 8:15AM, Mass and Assembly

11-8-2019 Early Release Day, 12PM for PK to 2nd, 12:15PM 3rd to 8th

11-9-2019 Archdiocesan Assembly, 8AM-3:30PM

11-11-2019 Veteran’s Day, No School

11-12-2019 Photo Retake Day

11-12-2019 St. Cecelia Music Concert (All Music Students: Guitar, Recorder, Violin, Mariachi, Choir), Church, 6:30-7:30PM

11-19-2019 School Mass @ Parish 11AM

11-20-19 Q2 Progress Report Cards Sent Home

11-21-19 Gratitude Lunch with Fire Department and Police Department

11-25-2019 to 11-29-2019 Thanksgiving Break

December: Advent

12-5-2019Santa Pictures, Free Dress

12-12-2019Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass and Celebration, 8:15AM

12-13-2019No School Mass, Last Day for Fall Clubs

12-14-2019High School Placement Test

12-17-2019Christmas Program, Church 5:15-6:15PM PK-2nd, 6:45-7:45PM 3rd-8th

12-19-2019School Mass, 8:15AM, Classroom Christmas Parties

12-20-2019No School, No School Mass, ASC Care Closed

12-20-2019No School

23-31Christmas Break

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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