Dragon Roar: 09.15.19 Week 5

Daring Greatly in Faith, Academics & Service since 1960

We are firmly rooted!

Good evening, dragons!

In today's gospel, Jesus responds to those who criticize him for keeping company with the unworthy. Jesus tells three parables: the man that goes after the one lost sheep, the woman who searches for one coin even though she has ten and the prodigal son.

"Tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to listen to Jesus,
but the Pharisees and scribes began to complain, saying,
“This man welcomes sinners and eats with them."

LK 15:1-32

Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Each parable celebrates when the lost are found. When we are lost, God doesn't wait for our return. He actively seeks us out. And when the lost are found, how could we not celebrate and rejoice? How do we in our families celebrate each other even after a failure or setback? See below for some ideas!


Ms. Salazar | Principal

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SPARK Starts 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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Scholastic Book Fair: Ends on the 17th (Tuesday! Hurry!)

There are still some incredible books and goodies left!! Families may shop with students after dismissal until 6PM.

There are some great Religious books available for $5 and under.

See Ms. Fischer for any questions.

Grandparents/Family Gratitude Lunch: Please RSVP by Tuesday!!

Thursday, Sep. 19th, 10:30am-12:30pm

St. Monica Cafeteria

We want to say thank you! Sign Ups went home on Friday. Family members may join their student for lunch and lunch will be available for purchase. Join us! If the RSVP flyer did not make it home, flyer is attached below!

Please return RSVP and Payment by Tuesday!!

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Supporting Students with Failure

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

CONFERENCES! THANK YOU! Free Dress on Monday

Wow! Conferences!

We had a wonderful turn out for conferences. Thank you for your partnership in building a relationship with your classroom teacher! If you forgot to sign up, need more time or want to follow up, please make sure to contact your homeroom teacher, ASAP.

Students may have free on Monday if their parent/guardian attended conferences or scheduled an alternate time with homeroom teacher.

Handbook Policy Highlights!

Free Dress Policies


  • Appropriate attire can include jeans, dresses/skirts/shorts no shorter than a dollar bill’s width above the top of the knee with shorts under dresses/skirts or capris.
  • No skinny jeans, jeggings, yoga pants or leggings are to be worn.
  • All shirts must cover the midriff and completely cover shoulders – tank tops, spaghetti straps are not allowed.
  • T-shirts may not contain inappropriate graphics, gang symbols, messages, or markings.
  • Any torn/ripped clothing or extremely form-fitting clothing will not be acceptable.
  • Free Dress Shoes: Only flat, closed-toe shoes with a back may be worn. No sandals, heels or wedges. Be sure to bring appropriate shoes for PE.


Matthew Kelly on the importance of delayed gratification.

Week at a Glance

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Heading your Way

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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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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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!

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


9-5-2019 to 9-17-2019 Scholastic Book Fair, Students may visit during library time and after school.

9-9-2019 to 9-20-2019 NWEA Testing Window

9-19-2019 Family/Grandparent Gratitude Lunch, All families may eat with students in cafeteria, lunch available for adult and student purchase.

9-29-2019 School Mass @ Parish 11 AM


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


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


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


  • Volleyball Practice with Coach Bazany @ St. Monica 3:30-5:30pm
  • Soccer Practice with Coach Juarez @ St. Monica 3:30-5:30pm

Providence/St.Paul Cross Country Meet @ Woodlawn Park with Coach Garcia

Start time 4:15pm, 1103 Cincinnati Ave, San Antonio TX 78201

Students will be released at 3:00pm

Transportation: St. Monica bus will be provided

Please sign student out with the Coach if student is getting picked up from Woodlawn

If there are any parents who can assist by timing the students, that would help out greatly. This is a Coach timed event, we have 9 students entered and would want the most accurate time as possible. Please let me know if you can assist.


Volleyball Game vs. St. Anthony

B Girls 4:30pm

A Girls 5:30pm

Soccer Practice @ St. Monica



  • Cross Country Practice @ St. Monica 7-7:30AM
  • Volleyball Practice @ St. Monica 3:30-5:30

Dragons Soccer vs. Sts. Peter and Paul @ OLPH

Game time is at 4:00pm, Students will be released at 3:00PM

Transportation: Parents are responsible for transportation


  • Cross Country Practice @ St. Monica 7-7:30 AM
  • Soccer Practice @St. Monica 3:30-5:30pm

Dragon Volleyball Game has been cancelled by Holy Cross

Volleyball will begin the St. John Bosco Tounament @ St. John Bosco

5631 W Commerce St. San Antonio TX, 78237

B Team begins at 4:00pm

A Team begins at 5:00pm

Transportation: Based on the Bracket Schedule, Parents are responsible for transportation

B team Students will be released at 3:00pm

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