Mark your calendars now for Saturday, October 25th - Autumnfest goes Platinum!              Open House for St. Monica School - Friday November 14 @ 8:30 am  Raffle tickets.....big prize deadline Monday the 20th - we are almost there!!!

Upcoming Events

8th Grade Visit to Ursuline & Jesuit
Date: 10/20/2014
Autumnfest Raffle Tickets - turn in by 8 am today to qualify for the Final Prizes for the Top 5 Sellers
Date: 10/20/2014, 4 PM
School Board Meeting
Date: 10/20/2014, 5:30 PM 7 PM
Location: JCLC
Autumnfest Pick Up for Wristbands, Tickets & Tshirts
Date: 10/21/2014, 7:30 AM 8:30 AM
Location: McManus Hall
Autumnfest Pick Up for Wristbands, Tickets & Tshirts
Date: 10/21/2014, 3 PM 4 PM
Location: McManus Hall
Team Pictures: Cross Country, Volleyball, Swim
Date: 10/21/2014, 4 PM 5 PM
Autumnfest Pick Up for Wristbands, Tickets & Tshirts
Date: 10/22/2014, 7:30 AM 8:30 AM
Location: McManus Hall

News and Announcements

SMS Cheeleaders Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

SMS Cheeleaders Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
Early top 5 Sellers for Last Week's Raffle Contest - October 10

Early top 5 Sellers for Last Week's Raffle Contest - October 10 5th place: Tess, Olivia and Jack C.
4th place: Gabryella Z.
3rd place: Sarah and Allison G.
2nd place: Ben D.
1st place: Casey B.
GROW BOXES - October Orders $270 going back to SMS

GROW BOXES - October Orders $270 going back to SMS You have until 10/31 to order your November box of goodies :)
AF Raffle news! Casey B. is the Week 2 Top Seller! Congratulations!
Runners up are: Ben D. Kevin, Erin & Sarah O. and Gabryella Z.
8th Grade Girls Community Service Project - bring socks....October 6th through the 17th

8th Grade Girls Community Service Project - bring socks....October 6th through the 17th If they reach their goal of collecting 1,800 pairs of socks- there will be a crazy sock day on October 23
Congratulations to Ben D, Top Raffle Ticket Seller of the Week
You guys are Rockin' the Raffle! The runners up, in no particular order are: Gabryella Z, Will L., Gage R., Casey B., and Allison and Sarah G. - We will have another weekly top seller prize for those tickets turned in by 8am Friday (HAVE YOU SEEN THE LIST OF PRIZES - GET IN THE GAME NOW - with a little bit of effort you can get some UNBELIEVABLE prizes).



Thank you to all of the families who turned in a book of raffle tickets!
Bishop's Gala - Featuring Chicago - Tickets available online now

Bishop's Gala - Featuring Chicago - Tickets available online now The 17th Annual Bishop’s Gala will be held on January 31, 2015 at the Hilton Anatole! This year’s featured entertainment will be the legendary band, Chicago. For more information and to buy tickets, please visit www.ccdallas.org/gala.
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Mission Statement

Mission
 
The mission of St. Monica Catholic School is the development of the whole child by fostering the love of God, respect for self and others, and belief in gospel values, according to Roman Catholic principles, in an atmosphere of academic excellence.
 
It is the mission of our school to encourage self-confidence and school pride in a culturally diverse community, through a caring and disciplined partnership of Church, school and home.
 
It is the mission of our school to graduate students who are knowledgeable in the Catholic faith, academically prepared to continue their education, and ready to be the future of our Church, community and country.


Philosophy

The philosophy of St. Monica Catholic School is based upon a call to attend to the spiritual, emotional, intellectual, social, and physical needs of our students.
 
We seek to provide an educational program that challenges and nurtures each child's distinctive abilities.
 
We believe that the success of each child is enhanced by the collaboration of parents, faculty and staff working in a positive and trusting framework.


Facts at a Glance
  • The School: St. Monica is a ministry of St. Monica parish. It is a co-educational Blue Ribbon School accredited by the Texas Education Association and the Texas Catholic Conference Education Department.
  • Grades: PK3 to 8th Grade (including both Developmental Kindergarten and Kindergarten).
  • Enrollment: 854 (90% Catholic)
  • Faculty / Student Ratio: 1:11
  • Mascot: Bearcats
Average Class Size:
  • Preschool: 18 (with a teacher and an aide in each classroom)
  • Developmental Kindergarten: 18 (with an aide)
  • Kindergarten: 18 (with two aides for the grade)
  • First Grade: 20 (with an aide for the grade)
  • Second - Eighth Grade: 22
  • Middle School Math Classes: 18
Classes Per Grade:
  • Preschool Threes - 1 class
  • Preschool Fours- 2 classes
  • Developmental Kindergarten - 1 class
  • Kindergarten - 8th grade - 4 classes per grade
  • Middle School Math & Language Arts: 5 classes per grade


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Saint of the Month

October Saint:
John Paul II

The saint of the month for October is Pope John Paul II. John Paul II was born in Wadowice, Poland in 1920. As a kid John Paul enjoyed skiing and swimming. John Paul II had a hard life as a kid, his mother died when he was 9 years old, and his older brother Edmund died when he was 12. In 1938, John Paul II went to university in Krakow, Poland's capital city, where he began studying theater and poetry. The school was closed the next year by Nazi troops during the German occupation of Poland. John Paul II wanted to become a priest so he began studying at a secret seminary, since the Nazis had outlawed religion in Poland. The seminary was run by the archbishop of Krakow. After World War II ended, he finished studying at a Krakow seminary and was ordained in 1946. John Paul II became the bishop of Ombi in 1958 and then the archbishop of Krakow six years later. John Paul was made a cardinal in 1967 by Pope Paul VI. John Paul II was elected Pope in 1978. His election as pope made history because John Paul II was the first non-Italian pope in more than a hundred years. John Paul II was loved throughout the world. He traveled everywhere spreading the word of God. In 1981, an assassin shot John Paul II twice in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City. He recovered from his injuries and then went to visit the assassin in prisoner where he forgave the assassin for shooting him. As time passed, John Paul II developed Parkinson's disease, a brain disorder often characterized by shaking. John Paul II died on April 2, 2005, at the age of 84. On July 5, 2013 the Vatican announced that the Roman Catholic Church would declare Pope John Paul II a saint. Pope John Paul II’s feast day is October 22.
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