Dragon Roar: 12.15.19 Week 18

Daring Greatly in Faith, Academics & Service since 1960

Happy Advent, Dragons!

Good evening, Dragons!

Happy THIRD Week of Advent! This week we light the pink candle and celebrate joy.

Today's Gospel

Jesus tells John the Baptist of the signs of the kingdom that are being worked through him and praises John as more than a prophet.

Matthew 11:2-11

Third Sunday of Advent

Family Connection

In today's Gospel, John the Baptist asks Jesus if he is the one, the prophet, the messenger of God. As family where do you see God present? Where do you see signs of hope? As we rush to shop and gather together, find moments to pause and acknowledge God's presence.


Ms. Salazar | Principal

PS We are still VERY short with Homeroom Helpers for 1st to 8th grade to host the Christmas Parties on Thursday. Please see below to support your child's classroom and teacher. Shout out and thank you to those that have volunteered!

Last Day of 2nd Quarter, MASS Day, MASS UNIFORM

Thursday, Dec. 19th, 8am

515 North Street

Converse, TX

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Reminder: Middle School Midterms

Reminder, testing begins tomorrow. See our Fall Semester dates below for testing schedule.

Please email your teachers before 9AM to secure any make-up work to be picked up after 3PM. Thank you.

Christmas Concert: PK to 8th Grade

Tuesday, Dec. 17th, 5:15pm

501 North Street

Converse, TX

We have two showtimes for our Christmas Concert that ALL grades have been practicing for!

5:15PM to 6:15PM for PK to 2nd Grade

6:45PM to 7:45PM for 3rd to 8th grade

We will see you at the Church on 12/17 to celebrate.

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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

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Week at a Glance

First to Complete the Hour of Code!!! Congrats!!!

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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 still looking for helpers for 1st to 8th Grade.

PTC Executive Committee

President: Liz Dodd

Vice President: Lynsay Hernandez

Secretary: Rosalind Preiss

Bookkeeper: Shawna Griffith

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

December: Advent

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

Monday, December 16 Middle School Math Midterm

Tuesday, December 17 Middle School Religion & Science Midterms

Wednesday, December 18 Middle School ELA & Social Studies Midterms

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

12-19-2019 Middle School Dance, 6PM to 8PM

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

12-20-2019No School

Dec. 20 to Jan. 6 Christmas Break

Monday, January 6: No School, Teacher Retreat Day

Tuesday, Jan. 7 School Resumes

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