Saints + Scholars Press

Monroe Catholic Elementary Schools February Newsletter

Lent 2018: Live your best Lent!

Lent is quickly approaching with Ash Wednesday masses at each campus on Wednesday, February 14th. Because Ash Wednesday falls on Valentine's Day, no classroom parties or activities will be held on Wednesday.

We invite you to check out the Michigan Catholic's resources for "Live Your Best Lent" at the following link: or by checking out the latest issue of The Michigan Catholic at one of our parishes.

There are also Lenten resources available on our website:

Many Lenten Formation activities will be held at our three parishes throughout Lent, please visit their website for more information:

St. John the Baptist:

St. Mary:

St. Michael the Archangel:

Yearbook Orders

Class Composite Pictures went home with students on Thursday, Feb 8 along with a yearbook order form. Please note that yearbook orders are placed directly with Geskus Photography either online or by mail to Geskus. Please do not send yearbook orders to the school. Ordering deadline for the yearbook is March 15.

AOD Tuition Aid for 2018-2019 School Year

Time to apply for AOD aid:

For the information letter Click Here.

There are two steps to this process:

1- Submit the Pastor Signature form by February 26 to Mrs. Laureen Hussey our MCES FInance Director, she will collect your Pastor signature, please get this form (click here) to her as soon as possible.

2- Submit the online application form by April 30. This is the website that you will use to apply for aid:

Step one: AOD Tuition Assistance Online Application is Open. The online online form

MCES Open House

Sunday, Feb. 25th, 10:30am

All Three MCES Campuses

St. Mary Campus 10:30am till 12:30pm

St. Michael the Archangel campus 11:30am till 1:30pm

St. John the Baptist campus 1:00pm till 3:00pm

8th Grade Pancake Breakfast fundraiser for the D.C. Trip St. Mary PLC: 8:15am-11:00am St. Mary PLC, $5 per person


8th Grade Pancake Breakfast benefiting their Trip to Washington DC

Sunday, Feb. 25th, 8:15-11am

Parish Life Center 151 N. Monroe St. Monroe, MI 48162

During Open House, join us in the St. Mary Parish Life Center for a $5/person pancake breakfast to benefit the 8th Grade's class trip to Washington, DC!

MCES Annual Auction

Saturday, March 17th, 5pm

151 North Monroe Street

Monroe, MI

  • Get your sitter for Saturday, March 17 the annual school auction starts at 5pm at our St. Mary campus. Help support our great school!
  • Auction Volunteer sign-up is now available, we need everyone to volunteer... Many hands make a big job easier and fun! Click Here
  • Auction reserve tables and free RSVP is now open, please RSVP Click Here
  • Don't forget to turn in your parent giving donation and your auction ad book form, click here.

Don't forget to complete the Catholic School Survey!

Reminder please take part in the AOD online survey outlined below and share with other members of your family and friends before it closes Tuesday, February 13. The MCES School Advisory Committee, Leadership Team and our Pastors thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this important survey that is going out across all 6 counties of the Archdiocese of Detroit.

St. John Lunch Volunteers Needed!

We are in need of parents to volunteer for lunchtimes at St. John Campus. If you have the Volunteer Code of Conduct, Protecting God's Children and the Criminal Background Check, we could use your help! Feel free to drop in for lunch from 10:40-11:40 or email Melissa Maniaci at to sign up! Thank you in advance for your support.

The Month of February

2/15 Valentine's Skating Party - Gr. 5th through 8th - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm - Dixie Skateland, 5179 N. Dixie Highway
​2/16-2/19 No school President's Day weekend. Daycare, Preschool Childcare, and Latchkey OPEN at St. Michael Campus
2/20 Rescheduled ​4th Grade Spelling Bee, 9:30 am, St. John Gym
2/21 Final payment due for the 7th grade Mackinac Island Trip due. You paid a deposit of $80 for each person going for the deposit. Final payments for students is $240. The outstanding balance for chaperones is also $240, unless you have requested a single room which has a final payment of $320. ​Click Here for the payment form.
2/21 Girls on the Run Registration Due
2/23 $2.00 to participate Auction Jeans Day
2/25 MCES Open House all campuses: St. Mary Campus 10:30am till 12:30pm, St. Michael the Archangel campus 11:30am till 1:30pm and St. John the Baptist campus 1:00pm till 3:00pm
​2/25 8th Grade Pancake Breakfast fundraiser for the D.C. Trip St. Mary PLC: 8:15am-11:00am St. Mary PLC, $5 per person
2/26 AOD Tuition Assistance Program - Pastor Signature Form must be turned into Laureen Hussey MCES Finance Director click here for the form. This is the website that you will use to apply for aid: