Saints + Scholars Press

January 2018 MCES Newsletter

Welcome Back!

We hope you had a restful and enjoyable Christmas break!


On January 19 we will have a $2.00 Jeans Day to benefit a specific project or need at each campus. Please follow normal jeans day policies as outlined in the handbook.


St. Michael: Donation to the Eagle Scout Pew Kneeler project in the Church

Click here & scroll to 2nd to last page for information

​ St. John: PA System for Assemblies in the Gym

St. Mary: New American & Michigan Flags, Basketball Nets


Each year, Catholic Schools across the country celebrate Catholic Schools Week during the last week of January. This year, it starts on Sunday, January 28th with our weekend masses at our three parishes. We celebrate as a community in the best way we know how- the Eucharist.


During the week of January 29-February 2, we have many exciting activities planned, including a canned goods drive to help the local St. Vincent de Paul food pantries, fun activities in school, an All-School Mass at St. Michael Campus, as well as a reminder of our theme for the year: Saints + Scholars.


Thank you for prioritizing Catholic education and supporting the mission of our school. We also want to say how grateful we am for our incredible teachers, pastors, support staff, families, School Advisory Committee, and everyone else who makes our school possible. Tuition rates for 2018-2019 school year and re-enrollment packets for current families will be distributed on the Monday of Catholic Schools Week.


God Bless,

The MCES Leadership Team

Coffee & Conversation: Marketing Discussion Rescheduled

We would like to extend an invitation to all of you to join us for our rescheduled Coffee & Conversation on Friday January 19th at 8:00 am in the St. John Campus Cafeteria. The focus of this conversation will be marketing our school, especially for the February 25th Open House and to attract new families to visit, shadow and enroll at Monroe Catholic Elementary Schools.

We hope to have a great group of people sharing ideas and collaborating to make a plan to market our schools.

Please RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/L3vfB0MTL7bIGMwK2

Service Hour Opportunity: Auction Raffle Ticket Stuffing Party

The annual auction raffle stuffing party will be held on Sunday, January 21 at 6:00 pm in the St. Mary PLC. As in past years, we will provide snacks, beverages and the chance to win some fantastic door prizes, and only ask that you provide a few hours of your time, which can be counted toward your school service hours. 8th grade and high schools students are also welcome for their service hours. Many hands really do make light work. This is Lisa Jorgensen's 8th and final year as the raffle chair, so please plan to attend and send her out with a bang!

Preschool, Young 5s, & Kindergarten Information Night

Thursday, Feb. 1st, 6pm

510 West Front Street

Monroe, MI

Parents and families interested in our Preschool, Young 5s, & Kindergarten programs for the 2018-2019 school year are invited to join us in the St. Michael Campus Archangel room (across from the Gym) at 6:00 pm on Thursday, February 1st to learn more about each program, including some important changes to the preschool program. Please click here to RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/OjEgzFWpbjLDHTiE2

Girls on the Run at MCES

Thanks to 4th grade mom, Karin Newsom, MCES will again be a Girls on the Run site. Information about this great program can be found here: https://www.girlsontherunsemi.org/.This program is designed for girls in 3rd-5th grades.


There is a possibility of expanding our offering to 6th-8th grades with the "Heart & Sole" program. Two coaches would be needed for this program. If you are interested, please contant Karin for more information. Her phone number is 734-497-3109. A full time coaching commitment consists of 2 practices a week for 90 minutes each starting the week of March 5th-the second week of May. The coach can determine the days and times of practices. All coaches also have to attend a conference for 1/2 day on February 24th. Please consider supporting programming in our school! (coaching would cover your 20 family service hours for the year).

MCES 5th Annual Auction

Saturday, March 17th, 5pm

151 North Monroe Street

Monroe, MI

And God is able to give you more than you need, so that you will always have all you need for yourselves and more than enough for every good cause.

2 Corinthians 9:8


We need your help in many ways to make our annual fundraiser a huge success! http://www.mcesmonroe.com/auction.html

Calendar

1/15 No School, MLK Day. Daycare, Preschool Childcare, and Latchkey OPEN at St. Michael Campus

1/16 Science Exam for 8th grade
1/16 End of the second quarter

1/19 $2.00 Jeans Day to benefit a specific need at each campus
St. Michael: Eagle Scout Pew Kneeler project in the Church
Click here & scroll to 2nd to last page for information
​ St. John: PA System for Assemblies in the Gym
St. Mary: New American & Michigan Flags, Basketball Nets
1/21 The annual auction raffle stuffing party will be held on Sunday, January 21 at 6:00 pm in the St. Mary PLC.
1/24 No afternoon MPS buses. SMCC shuttles and out county buses run as normal.
1/26 $2.00 to participate Auction Jeans Day
1/28-2/2 Catholic Schools Week - All Campuses
1/31- 2/4 Scholastic Book Fair - St. Michael Campus - Archangel Room
1/27 8th grade confirmation candidates: 5:00pm Mass at St. Michael Church, 6:30pm Sponsor/Candidate Event at St. Michael School