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November 22, 2019

Montini Catholic School Mission Statement

To integrate our Catholic faith and traditions within our lessons, imitate the lives of the saints, grow in knowledge, understanding, and promote service within our families and community.

Inspired by Saint Pope Paul VI

Upcoming Events

November 25 & 26th- Parent Teacher Conferences at PRIMARY-- No School

November 27- 29th- No School- Happy Thanksgiving

December 3- Middle School Mass @ St. Mary 9am

December 5- Primary Mass @ St. Patrick 9am

December 6- 7 & 8th Fluid Power Challenge Trip

December 7- Marian Placement Test for 8th Grade

December 10- Middle School Mass @ St. Mary, 9am

December 11- Band Concert @ 7

December 12- Primary Mass @ St Patrick 9am

December 12- K-5 and 6-8 Choir Concert and 8th grade Fundraiser Dinner

December 13- Parent Paint and Sip Night

December 17- Middle School Mass @ St. Mary, 9am

December 17- Peter Pan Jr. auditions at Middle School gym

December 18- Middle School Reconciliation

December 19- Primary School Mass @ St Patrick, 9 am

December 20- 11:30 Dismissal

Happy Holidays!!

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Spirit Wear is here!!

Below is the link for the new Spirit Wear store. If orders are being placed as gifts, please indicate this in the second step at check out, be sure to use the drop down for this option. Orders close on Dec 1st!

Notes from the Principal

Words cannot even express how proud I am of the Montini staff. We had an amazing Diocesan Evaluation on Wednesday. Eight visitors from the Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Regional Director of Religious Education and five principals came to evaluate our school in the areas of Catholic Identity, Leadership, Curriculum, Mission and Philosophy, and Facility. After the school day, the staff met with the team to discuss their findings. Wow! The team had so many wonderful things to say about our students, staff, and school. The kindness of our students was mentioned numerous times. I couldn't be any more proud of Montini!

As we learn more about SchoolSpeak, the staff and I, have been trying out some new reports the program offers - from a nurse's report to conduct reporting. This week we have tried out both. As a staff we will be using the conduct report for minor offenses including behavior and out of uniform. When a teacher fills out this report a copy is sent to the parents, Mr. Semcken and I. In the report, there is a section for the teachers to fill out comments about the offense, the consequences, should there be any, and a spot for parents to acknowledge that they viewed the report. These reports do not follow the student from year to year or to high school, they are used for staff as data to look for patterns to support the student. Reports will be emailed to parents to see. If the behavior warrants a parent and teacher conversation, teachers and administration will email or call the parents. As always, please do not hesitate to contact the school with any questions about these reports. Our number one goal is open communication.

As we enter Thanksgiving week, I would like to take a moment to thank each of our Montini families for entrusting your child in our care. We are thankful for our students who come to school everyday ready to learn - they give us a daily reminder of what is important and why they are here. We are thankful for the support of our parents in creating an outstanding partnership for our students. We are thankful for our teachers, assistants, bus drivers, secretaries, and support staff who really care about student achievement and have the best interests of our students at heart. We are also thankful for our volunteers who enthusiastically contribute so much to our school. We are a truly blessed community!

Enjoy your Thanksgiving break!

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8th Grade Pizza Fundraiser Dinner

8th grade students will be hosting a pizza dinner following the K-5 & 6-8 choir concert on Dec 12th. Order forms went home yesterday and need to be returned to school by December 10th to participate! This is a great way to break bread with our Montini family following the concert! Please help me in supporting our 8th grade class trips!
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Study Hall Helpers Needed at Middle

Middle School is looking for volunteers to assist in the Study Hall room during recess from 12:10-1pm. Volunteers may use this time towards Volunteer Hours.
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Paint- N- Sip

Montini paint party:

Sign up today to enjoy an evening with your fellow Montini parents and paint the the wonderful holiday scene shown below. No experience necessary and stencils are provided to insure your painting looks fabulous.


Use the link below to sign up for Paint party:

Date: Friday, December 13th

Location: The Studio in McHenry

Cost: $30

Time: 7:00 - 9:30

Bring your own snacks and beverages.

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