Dragon Roar: 10.27.19 Week 11

Daring Greatly in Faith, Academics & Service since 1960

This is Halloween!

Go, Dragons!!

Wow. Thank you all for a great turnout and so much joy today at the 5K!! Our superintendent LOVED the band, our Shrek themed booth and seeing so many SMCS families there. Thank you for helping us build our community and for our strong representation today.

Today's Gospel

In today's gospel, Jesus tells the parable of the proud Pharisee who prayed from his self-importance and the tax collector who prayed humbly.

“Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee, standing by himself, was praying thus, ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people: thieves, rogues, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give a tenth of all my income.’

“But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even look up to heaven, but was beating his breast and saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’"

Lk 18:9-14

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Family Connection

"In contrasting the prayer of the Pharisee with the prayer of the tax collector, Jesus teaches his disciples to pray in humility before God. Yet, in this parable, Jesus offers the humility of the tax collector as a model for the prayer of a disciple. The parable reminds us that when we pray, we must remember our need for God in our lives. If we are too full of ourselves, there is too little room for God's grace to work in us." (Citation) How do we work together to SHOW rather TELL about our lives as Christians?


Ms. Salazar | Principal

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Dress Clarification for the Week


Here is clarification on all of the fun things happening this week for dress! I got so excited with the 5K I forgot about PIcture Day TOMORROW!

Monday: Free Dress for Picture Day, Be sure to bring order form or request another if it did not make it home.

Tuesday: Hope for the Future 5K Tshirt Day--if you participated or registered as a sleep in--wear your 5K shirt to school with UNIFORM BOTTOMS.

Wednesday: Normal Uniform Day

Thursday: Halloween. You may dress as your favorite school appropriate book character ALL day during school and at Trunk or Treat. No weapons or gory attire.

Friday: All Saints Day. Dress as your Favorite Saint for Mass if you would like to process in for Mass.

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Pope Francis Letter to Kids on Protecting our Earth

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We still have a few spots left to sign up for the car decorating competition!!

Bring that Candy in for Class Prizes!!!

Separate Email heading your way to sign up to help with the grill, set up and tear down on Thursday!

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Three Ways to Shape Math into a Positive Experience

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Halloween at SMCS: Dress as your Favorite Book Character, Trunk or Treat Competition!

Thursday, Oct. 31st, 5-7pm

St. Monica Catholic School

Students are allowed to dress as their favorite, school appropriate book character on Halloween. No gory, violent or weapon including costumes are allowed. Remember we have 3 year olds on campus!

After school, families may compete in our Trunk Decorating Contest for Trunk or Treating from 5PM to 7PM. We are thankful to our PTC for organizing!

Students went home with flyers to compete on Friday. Sign ups to help at PTC!

Week at a Glance

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Heading your Way

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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

October: Solidarity Month (New Dates Added)

10-28-2019 School Picture Day (Free Dress)

10-29-2019 Hope for the Future 5K Tshirt Day! Anyone that participated or registered may wear with uniform bottom!

10-31-2019 Halloween Dress as Your Favorite Book Character and Trunk or Treat, 5-6:30PM

November: Gratitude Month

11-1-2019 All Saints Day Mass, 8:15AM, Students May Dress as a Favorite Saint

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

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