SAVE THE DATE - St. Monica Dads' Club 2015 Gala - Saturday April 25, 2015          SMS has now solved over 3.5 million math facts on Reflex

Upcoming Events

5th Grade Pines Retreat
Date: 4/28/2015
5th Grade Pines Retreat
Date: 4/29/2015
5th Grade Pines Retreat
Date: 4/30/2015
Kindergarten & 1st Grade Art and Music Spectacular
Date: 4/30/2015, 2 PM
Location: School Cafeteria
4th Grade Field Trip
Date: 5/1/2015
5th Grade Pines Retreat
Date: 5/1/2015
All School Mass
Date: 5/1/2015

News and Announcements

Congratulations to Mr. Brian Ouellette - Notre Dame Club of Dallas Teacher of the Year Award
Come join us as a greeter :)

Come join us as a greeter :) We invite you to spend two to four hours at our Family Center Greeter’s Desk each week. Your role would be to welcome guests who are attending parish or school functions in our Family Center.
Dads' Club ONLINE AUCTION - did you know that your high bid on Thursday 4/23 @ 8 pm will win you the item!!!

Dads' Club ONLINE AUCTION - did you know that your high bid on Thursday 4/23 @ 8 pm will win you the item!!! That's right - THIS year the silent auction closes two days before the actual auction. So get out there now - there are TONS of great items to bid on :) click here for the link
Best Book I Read This Year Essay Contest Winners
Thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s Best Book I Read This Year Essay Contest. Everyone did a great job! Congratulations to this year’s essay contest winners!
SMS DI Team makes it all the way to NATIONALS - a 1st for St. Monica Destination Imagination.

SMS DI Team makes it all the way to NATIONALS - a 1st for St. Monica Destination Imagination. St. Monica is so proud of third graders Anjuli P., Lily D., Jules M., Grace M., Alessandra B., Ellie, Victoria A., and the team manager, Chrisette Dharma. CONGRATULATIONS!!
JV Track Winners - Congratulations

JV Track Winners - Congratulations
Congratulations to Lesli Roppolo, the PTO’s February “Volunteer of the Month”! Lesli ramped up her volunteer efforts long before school even started last August.

Congratulations to Lesli Roppolo, the PTO’s February “Volunteer of the Month”! Lesli ramped up her volunteer efforts long before school even started last August. She Co-Chaired the fabulous Back to School Picnic. Never slowing down, Lesli decorated, promoted, and managed the Autumnfest Wish Tree.
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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

St. Joseph - March Saint of the Month  (Virtue is Humilty)
 
No one knows exactly when St. Joseph was born, but it is believed that he was born around 100 BC. Saint Joseph is one of the three people in the Holy Family, also including Mary and Jesus. Saint Joseph was the husband of Mary and the foster father of Jesus. Initially when Joseph heard about Mary’s pregnancy he wanted to leave but an angel of the Lord came to Joseph in a dream telling him that the child Mary was carrying was the son of God. Upon hearing this information, Joseph immediately took Mary as his wife. Although he was a humble person, Joseph came from a royal lineage. He was a descendent of King David, a great king in the bible. It was because of Joseph’s family connection to King David that before Jesus was born Joseph and Mary had to travel to Bethlehem in order to be counted in the in the census. Joseph was a carpenter and a working man. It is also assumed that Joseph might have taught carpentry to Jesus. Joseph was a man of faith, obedient to God, and did whatever God asked of him. The date of Saint Joseph’s death is unknown, but it is said that he died in 11 AD. Joseph is the patron saint of the dying because he died in the “arms of Jesus and Mary” and he is considered the “model of the pious believer who receives grace at the moment of death, and prays especially for families, fathers, pregnant women, travelers, immigrants etc.  St. Josephs feast day is March 19th.




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