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Upcoming Events

1st Reconciliation & 1st Communion Church Tour & Scavenger Hunt
Date: 11/22/2014, 10 AM
Location: St. Monica Church
Faith Formation: Priest, Prophet, King
Date: 11/23/2014, 7 PM 8 PM
Location: Family Center Room 201
Preschool 4's & DK Thanksgiving Brunch
Date: 11/24/2014, 9 AM 10:30 AM
Location: Family Center Lower Lounge
School Board Meeting
Date: 11/24/2014, 5:30 PM 7 PM
Location: JCLC
Early Release: (Preschool) 11:45 (K - 4) 12:15 (5 - 8) 12:35
Date: 11/25/2014
All School Mass
Date: 11/25/2014, 8 AM 9 AM
Preschool 3's & 4's - Thanksgiving Brunch
Date: 11/25/2014, 9 AM 10:30 AM
Location: Family Center Lower Lounge

News and Announcements

Congratulations to Mireya Salas and Mike Hanners, the PTO’s October “Volunteers of the Month”!

Congratulations to Mireya Salas and Mike Hanners, the PTO’s October “Volunteers of the Month”! They Co-Chaired this year’s Platinum Anniversary Autumnfest. Mireya and Mike honored the long history of Autumnfest by taking it to the next level with more music, new attractions, and the beautifully revamped “Mendez Midway”, inspired as a posthumous tribute to Michelle Mendez, a much beloved past Autumnfest Chair.
SMS Parent Jennifer Chandler is one of the area's youngest market leaders.

SMS Parent Jennifer Chandler is one of the area's youngest market leaders. She recently built houses alongside Jimmy Carter at a Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity event, and serves on a number of local boards. Chandler is the mother of four children and strives to integrate them into her volunteer work—an effort that’s supported by her firm.
St. Monica Student Misha W. - continues to give back
Inspired to Work With Orphans
Book Fair - Author Talk - Kim Garrett (SMS Parent) - ADULTS ONLY When:11/17/2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Book Fair - Author Talk - Kim Garrett (SMS Parent) - ADULTS ONLY When:11/17/2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Roll With It - Living, Working, and Parenting by the Seat of Your Pants combined with an adults only happy hour
8th Grade Pines Trip

8th Grade Pines Trip
PTO General Meeting - Thursday @ 8 Family Center
Fr. Marco speaking, Christmas Market is hosting, Rockfish is providing Breakfast - Giveaways!
Book Fair is right around the corner - can you volunteer?

Book Fair is right around the corner - can you volunteer? Every year St. Monica Catholic School Library hosts a Book Fair in the fall. 100% of our proceeds go towards the purchase of new books for our library.
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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. Frances Xavier Cabrini:
Feast Day November 13

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin (Feast day November 13) St. Frances was born in Lombardi, Italy in 1850, one of thirteen children. At eighteen, she desired to become a Nun, but poor health stood in her way. She helped her parents until their death, and then worked on a farm with her brothers and sisters.

One day a priest asked her to teach in a girls' school and she stayed for six years. At the request of her Bishop, she founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart to care for poor children in schools and hospitals. Then at the urging of Pope Leo XIII she came to the United States with six nuns in 1889 to work among the Italian immigrants.

Filled with a deep trust in God and endowed with a wonderful administrative ability, this remarkable woman soon founded schools, hospitals, and orphanages in this strange land and saw them flourish in the aid of Italian immigrants and children. At the time of her death, at Chicago, Illinois on December 22, 1917, her institute numbered houses in England, France, Spain, the United States, and South America. In 1946, she became the first American citizen to be canonized when she was elevated to sainthood by Pope Pius XII. St. Frances is the patroness of immigrants.
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