Dragon Roar: 09.29.19 Week 7

Daring Greatly in Faith, Academics & Service since 1960

We are blessed. How are we blessing others?

Good evening, dragons!

I hope you have had a restful weekend.

In today's gospel, " Jesus tells the parable of the reversal of fortunes between the rich man and the poor man, Lazarus. Jesus observed that the actions of some Pharisees betrayed misplaced priorities: they spoke one way but acted in another. The story of the rich man and Lazarus demonstrates the importance of the care of the poor and is a reminder to those who would follow Jesus of the unimportance of wealth in the eyes of God." (Taken from https://www.loyolapress.com/our-catholic-faith/liturgical-year/sunday-connection)

Fr. Thumma at today's 5:30PM Mass challenged us to reflect on our blessings and give back to others. How are you as a family giving back to those who most need our blessings?

Here's to the start of October and SOLIDARITY month!


Ms. Salazar | Principal

We need YOU!!! Seeking Parent/Grandparent/Guardian Volunteers

Thursday, Oct. 3rd, 6-7pm

St. Monica Cafeteria

We are looking for leaders, event planners, pinterest lovers, donors of time or money, hands to help, movers and shakers, fundraisers and SO MUCH MORE to help with....

1) 5K Booth Decoration (for Oct. 27)

2) Trunk or Treat Event Coordinator (for Oct. 31)

3) Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4-8)

4) Fundraising Committee

5) School Service Saturdays (Landscaping, Painting, School Beautification)

6) General PTC leadership, Room Parents, and support for school improvements

Join us for a quick meeting on Thursday at 6PM to establish our PTC for the year and sign up to volunteer.....or email asalazar@saintmonica.net with your interest if you cannot attend. We need you.

Please RSVP below so we can get a headcount. Dinner provided. Bring your kids if you would like or just bring the adults---we need YOU!!!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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TIME TO SIGN UP!! Hope for the Future 5K, FULL DAY pass to Morgan's Wonderland

Sunday, Oct. 27th, 8am

5223 David Edwards Drive

San Antonio, TX

Last we were only a few registrants away from a top participant with almost 300 participants. Now is the time to register!!! If you can't go, you can still support us as a "sleep in"! Get your family and friends to sign up!!

Your $15 gives you: full access to Morgan's Wonderland for the day (regular entry is $17), entry to run or fun walk in the 5K, money directly back to St. Monica's, a t-shirt and a spirit day filled with food, fun and fellowship.

All registrant fees before October 7 come directly back to St. Monica! After October 7, prices go up to $20 with only $15 coming back to us.

This year we have some great prizes!!

100 Registrants: Free Dress for the School

200 Registrants: Cowboy Dress and Cowboy Breakfast Day

250 Registrants: Dunk Coach Garcia

350 Registrants: All Teachers, Admin and Fr. Thumma in School Uniform, Students in Free Dress with Friday Half Day School Party planned by 4th and 8th Grade

Class with the Most Registrants: Free Dress Every Monday in November and an Ice Cream Sundae Party

Class with the 2nd Most Registrants: Ice Cream Sundae Party

Student/Family that gets the most registrants: $100 off of Tuition and $50 worth of Spirit Gear (debuting SOON).

Go to https://www.archsa.org/fun-run-with-a-mission-2019 to sign up. Make sure to put St. Monica Catholic School as your affiliate.

Help us win!! REGISTER HERE by OCTOBER 7!!! ANYONE can register: your neighbor, the parish, your relatives or your dog---get them all signed up!!!

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Solidarity Day (and Month) Heading Your Way!

We are excited to announce that our school community will be celebrating the Third Annual Solidarity Day on Tuesday, October 1 this year!

Solidarity Day is an annual event that will kick-off our National Bullying Prevention Month in October. All Catholic Schools in the San Antonio area come together as a community in observance of National Unity Day . We want to spread a message of hope and show that we are united against bullying and committed to kindness, compassion, caring, and respect.

Please show your support and wear orange on that day. We will all assemble and take pictures of our students as a reminder throughout the year. This campaign was started by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center in 2011 and is now celebrated around the world.

We hope you’ll take this opportunity to talk to your children about bullying prevention and all the positive things we can do to make healthier communities. For more information on the history of Unity Day and its impact, please click the link below!

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What is Solidarity Day? October 1, FREE DRESS, Wear Orange

Feast of St. Francis: Blessing of the Pets

Friday, Oct. 4th, 2:30-3pm

Soccer Field

Bring your family pet (be sure to have a leash or receptacle to carry pet) for a blessing for the Feast of St. Francis. Parent or Guardian must bring pet at 2:30PM (no pets will be held in school during the day) for your blessing!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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LAST WEEK TO JOIN: SPARK on fire on Wednesdays for the Semester: Dinner and Childcare Provided!!

Have you ever wanted to understand your child's behavior? Are you looking for other families to connect with at St. Monica's? Would like to learn more about brain development?

Join Vicky Rine from Boysville for our Parenting/Guardian support class each Wednesday. See flyer below. RSVP information below! Can't start this week? Let Vicky know and we can see you for the next one!

We had over 10 families participate last year with rave reviews!

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How do you build lifelong readers? Drop the phone and model!

Week at a Glance

Heading your Way

Are you a Crafter looking to sell? Do you want to buy locally made goods? Catholic Daughters Craft Show!

Saturday, Oct. 12th, 9am-3pm

St. Monica Cafeteria

Catholic Daughters Fall Arts and Craft Show | Free Admission

Baked Goodies, Food available.

Vendors and Shoppers Welcome!!!

Contact: Herlinda 210-658-0062

The Catholic Daughters support St. Monica each year by providing over $1,000 in scholarships each year for our graduating 8th graders. We love our Catholic Daughters!

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1st PTC Meeting: Family Math Night, Seeking Volunteers

Tuesday, Oct. 22nd, 6-7:30pm


We will have 3 official PTC meetings this year. Our first will have a special visit from Mathanisium to lead a family Math Night for our community. Grand Prize will be a free 3 month scholarship to Mathanisum as well as gift cards. We are excited for Mathanisum to sponsor us and support our curriculum.

Dinner Provided. Math Games and ways to support your student with Math! Bring your younger kids to play too!

We need volunteers to lead our Math Games, the arrival time of 5PM and volunteers can be older high school students needing hours. Please email asalazar@saintmonica. net to sign up to volunteer (volunteers can be in 8th grade or up!).

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

October: Solidarity Month (New Dates Added)

10-1-2019 Solidarity Day, Wear Orange, 8th Grade HS Tour to JPII

10-3-2019: 8th Grade Girls to UIW for HS Tour, 7th Grade ALL & 8th Grade Boys to City Hall

10-4-2019 Feast of St. Francis, Blessing of the Pets 2:30 PM, Soccer Field

10-11-2019 Early Dismissal, Archdiocesan Professional Development, NO After School Care

10-12: Cathoic Daughters Fall Craft Show in School Cafeteria

10-14-2019 No School, Columbus Day

10-17-2019: 8th Grade HS Tours: Antonian and St. Anthony

10-22-2019 PTC Meeting, Q1 Awards, 6:00-7:30PM

10-23-2019: 8th Grade HS Tour to Holy Cross

10-24-2019: 8th Grade HS Tour to Providence and Central, Kinder to 2nd Grade to Magik Theater

10-27-2019 Hope for the Future 5K, 7AM-12PM (No School Mass)

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

10-31-2019 Halloween Dress as Your Favorite Book Character 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

11-18-2019 to 11-22-2019 NWEA Testing Round 2, Kinder to 8th

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

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