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Upcoming Events

5 - 7 Early Release (10:30 am) NO AFTER SCHOOL CARE OR STUDY HALL
Date: 5/29/2015
Dads' Club End of Year Backyard BBQ -Food, Beverages & Music Provided - CANCELED Due To Weather
Date: 5/29/2015
Location: Football Field
K - 4 Early Release (10:15 am) - note NEW TIME - NO AFTER SCHOOL CARE OR STUDY HALL
Date: 5/29/2015
Last Day of School Mass (All School) & Awards Ceremony
Date: 5/29/2015, 8 AM 10 AM
Location: St. Monica Catholic Church
Autumnfest Kickoff Party
Date: 6/12/2015, 7 PM
Location: Hartman's Home -Please RSVP to SMSAutumnfest@gmail.com
Used Uniform Drop off
Date: 8/13/2015
Location: Cafeteria
Used Uniform Sale
Date: 8/14/2015, 11 AM 4 PM
Location: Cafeteria

News and Announcements

Congratulations to Sally Goebel, the PTO’s 2014-2015 “Volunteer of the Year”!

Congratulations to Sally Goebel, the PTO’s 2014-2015 “Volunteer of the Year”! Sally’s contributions are great and many and often go unseen. She always asks, “How can I help you?”
Congratulations to Sally Goebel - Volunteer of the year for the PTO - Congratulations to all the Volunteers of the Month and Nominees for this school year!

Congratulations to Sally Goebel - Volunteer of the year for the PTO - Congratulations to all the Volunteers of the Month and Nominees for this school year! St Monica School APPRECIATES ALL YOU DO!
ST. MONICA COMPETES AT DESTINATION IMAGINATION GLOBAL FINALS

ST. MONICA COMPETES AT DESTINATION IMAGINATION GLOBAL FINALS We are so proud of the St. Monica Destination Imagination team, The Mini Brainiacs, who just returned from the Global Finals competition last week at The University of Tennessee! They competed with over 9,000 participants from 17 countries and 48 states. The third grade team earned a place at Global Finals by placing in the top teams at the Texas tournament, the largest tournament in the DI system worldwide.
Congratulations to the first recipient of The Michelle A. Mendez Lifetime Service Award, for her 20 Years of Service: Maureen Mitchell Hafertepe

Congratulations to the first recipient of The Michelle A. Mendez Lifetime Service Award, for her 20 Years of Service:    Maureen Mitchell Hafertepe This year’s recipient has a humble and enduring devotion to improving the lives of others. She has been an inspiration to our community and a role model for those who strive to be more like Christ. She is passionate about supporting our children, not just her own, and has served the St. Monica Church with faithfulness.
The Dads' Club invites you to attend an End-of-Year Backyard BBQ at the Football Field on Friday night, May 29 beginning at 6pm.
There will be great food, beverages and music so please make sure to invite everyone to join us.
Congratulations to our JV Soccer Team

Congratulations to our JV Soccer Team They went undefeated in the regular season.
5 v 5 Football Tournament & Cheer Competition - May 29 - 31
Deadline to Enter is May 22. $125 per Team. Football is max of 6 per team / Cheer is 5 per team. Click on this story for the flyer to sign up. Questions - email stmonica5on5@gmail.com
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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. Rita of Cascia - May Saint of the Month  (Virtue is Perservance)
 
The saint of the month for May is St. Rita. St. Rita grew up on a farm and was naturally very smart. From her very religious parents Rita learned her prayers by heart. Rita’s parents wanted her to marry but Rita desired to be a nun. Rita followed her parent’s wishes and married the man of her parents’ choice. The man turned out to be a brute and a murderer. Rita’s prayers and patience caused grace to fill the soul of her husband and he repented. Later on Rita’s husband’s enemies murdered him. Their sons sought revenge but caught a fatal fever and they repented. Rita was now all alone so she entered the convent of the Augustinian nuns where she died on May 24, 1457. Having fulfilled the vocations of daughter, wife, mother, widow, and nun. On May 24, 1900, Pope Leo XIII canonized St. Rita, making her the saint of impossible and desperate cases. St. Rita’s body is incorrupt which means her body does not decay. Her feast is observed on the anniversary of her death on May 22.




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