Dragon Roar: May 27

Daring Greatly in Faith, Academics & Service since 1960

We honor and thank our men and women who have given their lives to serve for us today.

Blessings to you, Dragons. Here we go into our last week of school.


Today we thank and remember our service members who have died in armed conflicts defending our country. Thank you to all that are currently serving. Know we pray for you as a school community.


Yesterday we celebrated the last all school mass of the year. Our 8th graders led our worship and sang for our choir. We are going to miss our Class of 2019!


In our Sunday Gospel, Jesus promises his disciples that the Father will send the Advocate, the Holy Spirit.


"Jesus said to his disciples:

"Whoever loves me will keep my word,
and my Father will love him,
and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him."


Sixth Sunday of Easter

John 14:23-29


Jesus is preparing his disciples in advance for his absence so that they will continue to believe in him and not feel all alone after his return to the Father. As our celebration of the Easter season is coming to an end, the liturgy reminds us that Jesus remains with us through the Holy Spirit, who teaches us everything we need to know, reminds us of all that Jesus taught, and brings us peace. May the Holy Spirit, our flames in our school crest, be with all of you as we celebrate the last 4 days of our school year.


Blessings,

Ms. Salazar

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

Friday, May 31st, 3pm

515 North Street

Converse, TX

Students must be present for at least 4 hours to be counted for a full day. Students may leave after our awards if your schedule requires. Please have a safe summer!


Next year's calendar will go home with your student this week.

I am going to miss SMCS this Summer!! Wait, you have a summer program?

YES! We are still accepting applications for summer fun rooted in STREAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math). Starting June 3!!


Contact me at asalazar@saintmonica.net if you have major scheduling conflicts/concerns or financial concerns and we can support you as our resources allow.


Click the link below to register today!!


We will be adventuring to field trips in San Antonio (Legoland, planetarium, and more!) and learning STREAM based activities at school. Available from 7AM to 6PM (students may arrive later or leave earlier).

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Magick Theater Visits SMCS

Wednesday, May 29th, 1:30pm

St. Monica Gym

Join us for a science theater extravaganza. All students will be able to see the Magick theater on campus for free (funded through profits from Fiesta Field Day) to celebrate the end of the year.
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End of the Year School Mass

Friday, May 31st, 8:15am

501 North Street

Converse, TX

Our last Mass of the year!

JP II Athletic and Extracurricular Summer Camps 4th to 9th grade!

End of Year Awards

Friday, May 31st, 11am-12:15pm

School Gym

3 more days for Early Registration Discount. We can deduct your payment in June or July.

It's our last week for the early registration discount. Know you can turn in your packet and let us know when you would like the fee deducted at any point this summer.


If you missed our deadline, it's not too late! Due to demand, we have extended our discount until May 30 for a June early registration billing date. Get those packets in!!

Need financial support? Apply for Tuition Assistance. We will use to provide support as resources allow.

Please know we will use your HFF application data to find additional support as our resources allow. We are building our in house Guardian Angel Tuition Assistance fund and have a few donors wanting to support our families. We must have a HFF application to provide support.


If you are not familiar, Hope for the Future (HFF) is the Archdiocesan Scholarship Fund to support families in need of tuition assistance. At St. Monica's we use the metrics provided by HFF to provide additional assistance. This means even if you do not receive a scholarship, we may be able to provide support. All families needing assistance from St. Monica's must apply.


The application takes about 30 minutes to complete and costs $35. Many of our families who submit timely applications receive awards either through HFF or funds as they become available to our school from donors. Our families received between $500 and $1,000 per student.


Applications close on June 28, 2019.


  • If you do not receive funding in the early round, know your application will remain open until June to potentially receive funds.



Those who apply earn:

  • $35 waived from School Registration Fee


Here is the link to apply!

https://www.archsa.org/hope/apply-now


If you need any help with the application process, please call Ms. Rosa or email her at bookkeeper@saintmonica.net

DATA DIVE: Results from our Parent Survey

This week I am sharing another section of your parent survey, sections 2 to 4. Last week we looked at Instructional Quality. This week we look at the areas that our school council will use as their foundation. Each section comes with further anecdotal data from your comments.


Top Bar is data from PK to 4th Grade

Bottom Bar (dark gold color) is data from 5th to 8th grade


What do the colors mean?


Dark Green is ideal and we must celebrate! Light Green means we are on the path to ideal and need to keep on strengthening. Yellow means an area that we are focusing on and needs more attention. Red means we need a major game plan!


*** Thanks to your feedback...We already have started building our next year schedule around more co-curricular opportunities that will integrate with our core classes!***


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Summer Exercise for the Mind!

Week at a Glance

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8th Grade Last Day, Class Walk Out, Gala Celebration Pancakes

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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