Dragon Roar: 5.24. 2020

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Go Make Disciples of All Nations


It's our last week of classes! Today's Gospel is a perfect charge and call to action for us as we close out the year and head into summer. We are each called to be ministers of God's word and by our examples build the kingdom of God. Let's end this week with this call in our hearts!

Today's Gospel: The Ascension of the Lord, 7th Sunday of Easter, Matthew 28:16-20

"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age."

Family Connection:

Just as Jesus sent his disciples to make disciples, our family, the domestic Church, is called to bear witness to the life of discipleship. That act of witnessing can take many forms. First and foremost our family should call people to discipleship by the example of our love for one another. That example is only the beginning; our love must extend beyond the family, reaching out to others and to the world.

Together with your family, identify one or more ways in which your family lives the life of Christian discipleship. How can your family live out Jesus' call to action?


Ms. Salazar and the SMCS Team

NEED YOUR FEEDBACK: END OF YEAR SURVEY (Includes Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 Plans), DUE TUESDAY by 10AM

No Online School: Memorial Day

Monday, May 25th, 6am-6pm

This is an online event.

SIGN UP TODAY: PK3 to 7th Grade Carline Supply Drop off and Summer Supply Pick Up

Saturday, May 30th, 9am-4pm

SMCS Carline

Sign up below to help us close out the year strong.

BRING BACK: Library books, textbooks, Chromebooks/iPads PLUS the CHARGER, sports uniforms, and anything else that you borrowed that belongs to SMCS.

GIFT FROM US: Summer packet and materials to support summer enrichment, Lifetouch Class pictures that were ordered

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Tuesday, May 26th, 6pm


Click below to sign up. Submissions are all due by May 22 to music@saintmonica.net.

All are invited to tune in on Tuesday, May 26 to watch! Bring your dinner and sit back to enjoy the show!!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.




  • PreK to 7th grade closes out grading on Friday, May 29. ALL make up/late work is due by Monday, May 25 at 5PM for credit.

TBD and to you ASAP

  • The Archdiocese is updating our school year calendar for now. For now, plan on Aug. 17 as our start date for 2020-2021.

2020-2021 FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, Have you done HFF yet? If no, please complete ASAP.

  • Apply!! The sooner the better. First round awards have been released. Second round closes in June but it's better to apply NOW.
  • Even if you do not receive Arch HFF Funds or enough to support your needs, SMCS will use your data from the form to support you as resources allow.
  • For ALL families that RECEIVE HFF funds, we will reimburse the $35 application fee.
  • Open for Kinder to HS, however, if you are going into PreK, still complete as we will use the form for your financial assistance. You will be rejected by HFF AND we will use your app information for internal support as resources allow.


  • We are STILL here to help as resources allow! Thanks to the incredible generosity of our community AND potential PPP loan (application in processing---pray for us!), we can support on a family by family basis.
  • Has your financial status changed? Do you need support? Please email asalazar@saintmonica.net or call my remote learning financial assistance line at 210-650-2031 from 10AM to 5:30PM, Mon to Fri. We are here to help! If I miss you I will return calls in one business day.

Thank you for your patience. Please email if you are waiting on a callback, we want to make sure we do not miss you!!

2020-2021 Tuition Assistance from Hope for the Future

Please remember to complete HFF for 2020-2021 ASAP.

1) Complete OR relog on to your 2020-2021 FACTS Application at https://online.factsmgt.com/aid if you had already filled one out, you can just log back in!

  • You will have to pay $35 fee to FACTS (the Arch/HFF/we do not get this).
  • I will reimburse ALL families that get charged $35 to fill this out for COVID related assistance on your May tuition.

2) You will need:

  • 2018 OR 2019 tax documents along with their most recent W-2
  • You may take pictures of their tax docs with their phone and upload those pictures directly into their FACTS application.
  • Give a complete financial picture, be sure to turn in any financial effects of COVID19--furlough, loss of hours, etc.

3) Should you need assistance editing their application you can contact the FACTS parent line at 1-866-412-4637.

4) The deadline for the 2020-2021 school year extended until June.

Please complete ASAP.

ARE YOU A PREK FAMILY NEEDING ASSISTANCE? Please email me directly, asalazar@saintmonica.net Thank you!

Events this Week and Next: SAVE THE DATE!

CLICK for Master Zoom Schedule: REVIEW EACH WEEK

Please review EACH week as times are subject to change.

Wednesday Zoom Lunch: Guest Speaker and fun!

Wednesday, May 20th, 12pm

Zoom, 362-174-5604

Friday School Wide Zoom and Children's Mass

Friday, May 22nd, 8:45-10am

Zoom, 362 -174- 5604

Morning announcements and fun before we gather for Zoom Mass!

Weekly winner of family survey completion announced!

Join us if your schedule allows.

Children's Mass to Follow at 9AM.

Live Children's Mass Stream: Click Friday at 9AM

You do not need a FB account to view.

8th Grade Graduation: Private Ceremony for Students and Immediate Family

Wednesday, May 27th, 12am

This is an online event.

Details released in emails to parents. This event is ONLY for 8th grade and their immediate family. Campus is closed to all outside parties.


Your homeroom teacher will send you your Zoom code to enter. Below are the start times for each grade on June 1 for your end of the year classroom awards and closeout zoom end of year party!!

8:15-9:00 PK3

9:00-9:45 PK4

9:45-10:30 Kinder

10:30-11:15 1st

11:15-12:00 2nd

12:00-12:45 3rd

12:45-1:30 4th

1:30-2:15 5th

2:15-3:00 6th

3:00-3:45 7th

End of Year Prayer Service and All School Crest/Mission Awards PK3 to 7th Grade

Tuesday, June 2nd, 12-1pm


Save the Date: Summer School

Monday, July 6th, 8am to Thursday, July 16th, 12pm

St. Monica Catholic School

We will offer Summer School from 8AM to 12PM, Monday to Thursday, July 6 to July 16 at no charge for students that need remediation and meet requirements from testing data.

Sign up on the Summer Survey. Priority will be students needing additional academic support with recommendations from teachers. We will have a waitlist as well.

Learn MORE about Today's Gospel

05-24-2020 / Children's Liturgy of the Word / Ascension of the Lord

Counselor's Corner: Note from Mrs. Moncrief, Class Code: 72fdwe3

Join Mrs. Moncrief for guidance lessons and check ins!

We have three ways to connect:

1. Email: I will do my very best and reply by the next day. If there is an emergency, contact Ms.

Salazar and she can get hold of me.

2. Zoom: Every day from 2:00 – 5:00 pm, Meeting ID: 865-730-234

3. Padlets: digital bulletin board. I add new things every week. Just browse and click on the

tiles. Hopefully, some things will be helpful.

Padlet for Parents, Password: Parent

Padlet for Students, Password: Student

Looking forward to supporting you!

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There will be TONS of updates as we get moving. Please help us help you and let us know of issues and roadblocks you encounter.
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