Dragon Roar: 09.22.19 Week 6

Daring Greatly in Faith, Academics & Service since 1960

If you were given $1M to attend Adoration every week for a year, would you go?

Good evening, dragons!

Today we celebrated our All School Sunday Mass and the church was packed!! Thank you for coming. Deacon Jack gave our homiy reflecting on today's gospel.

In today's gospel, Jesus tells a parable about a dishonest steward who is commended for his prudence; one cannot serve both God and money.

We learn three lessons from today's parable: be prudent in the use of wealth, if we can trust with small things we can trust with great things and we cannot serve two masters--God and Money--we must put God first. Deacon Jack challenged us today to prioritize time with God giving the example that if we were given a million dollars to attend Adoration for a year, we would push everything in our lives aside to make sure we attend. How do we apply this drive to our relationship with God? How do we put time with God, including time with our God given families, above everything else? Are we serving money or serving God?

Luke 16:1-13

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time


Ms. Salazar | Principal

All School Mass Attendees! THANK YOU! Free Dress on Monday

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Handbook Policy Highlights!

Flu Season is Coming...FEVER FREE FOR 24 HOURS, unmedicated

Flu season is already starting and we need your help to keep the germs from spreading. PLEASE make sure your child is fever-free for at LEAST 24 hours, unmedicated before returning to school. See the policy below to help us!

Illness (Page 26 in the Handbook)

If a student becomes ill in school with an oral temperature of 100.4 degrees or greater, shows signs or symptoms of illness, or is vomiting or has diarrhea, the student will be cared for apart from other students and the parent/guardian will be contacted to pick up the student immediately.

We have eliminated the Perfect Attendance Award as we do not want to encourage sending students to school ill. Please do not send your student to school ill. ​

Students should remain at home when they exhibit the first symptoms of an illness. Parents/Legal Guardians will be advised when the school experiences many absences due to a contagious illness/disease. Students must be fever-free for 24 hours without the aid of fever reducers (Tylenol, Ibuprofen etc.), symptom-free, or have a written release from a physician that they are no longer contagious in order to return to school. ​ Students sent home for illness cannot return to school the same day for any and all after school activities.

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SPARK started on Wednesday 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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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!).

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After School Clubs Started Last Week: Still Time To Sign Up Below!

Week at a Glance

Mayors Fitness Council Meets with the Mayor!

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Heading your Way

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!

What is Solidarity Day? October 1, Wear Orange

How to Help Your Child Succeed (great, quick read!)

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

October: Solidarity Month

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

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

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

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

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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Go Dragons! Athletics Updates

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.
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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

How do I create my Ren-Web Account?

Handbook for 2019-2020