Congratulations Class of 2016 - We wish you the VERY BEST

Did you enjoy Autumnfest?          Thank you to the PTO and the Dads' Club for working together to make it happen.............  Save the Date for the Christmas Market - December 1st
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Upcoming Events

Red Ribbon Week
Date: 10/27/2016
Faith Formation: Divine Mercy - In the Second Greatest Story Ever Told
Date: 10/27/2016, 7 PM 9 PM
Location: Church
Red Ribbon Week
Date: 10/28/2016
Halloween Parties
Date: 10/31/2016, 2:30 PM
Safe Environment Renewal Class
Date: 10/31/2016, 5 PM 6:30 PM
Location: Family Center
All Saints
Date: 11/1/2016
Book Fair (delivery, set up & teacher preview party)
Date: 11/2/2016
Location: Library
School Rosary (every Wednesday during school days)
Date: 11/2/2016, 2:30 PM 3 PM
Location: right BEFORE carpool in our Church (it will be held in the Family Center if the Church is being used for an event)
Book Fair Class Previews
Date: 11/3/2016
Location: Library
PTO meeting
Date: 11/3/2016, 8 AM
Location: Family Center Upper Lounge

News and Announcements

Congratulations to John and Daisy Arnott, the PTO’s “Volunteers of the Month” for August!

This dynamic duo had an amazing Gap season this year, raising approximately $250,000.00 which is the second highest amount ever
raised. John served as President of the school board last year, is heavily involved with St. Monica Works and ran Pot of Gold for Dad’s Club. Daisy has served as PTO Treasurer, grade level representative, home room parent,
and currently serves a Girl Scout leader for one of our St. Monica troops.

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Mission Statement

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.


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. Francis of Assisi
October Saint of the Month

            St. Francis of Assisi was born in Italy around 1181 to a wealthy cloth merchant and a Frenchwoman. In his youth, Francis was a big partier and his greatest desire was to become a noble. When Assisi declared war on Perugia, a nearby town, Francis fought for Assisi and took his first step to becoming a noble. After the war between Assisi and Perugia was over, Francis went back to his old habit of partying. Later, there was a call for knights for the Fourth Crusade to the Holy Land and Francis was eager to go and make a name for himself. However, after only a one day ride from Assisi, Francis had a dream in which God told him to return home. He listened to God and came home. He came home to be humiliated, laughed at, and called a coward for not bravely fighting in the Crusade. His father was very angry with him. After this experience, Francis spent more time on prayer and wept for his sins. One day while he was riding through the countryside, Francis saw a leper. He jumped from his horse to kiss the leper’s hand. As he rode off, the leper disappeared. Francis always looked at this as a test from God that he had passed. A difficult relationship with his father pushed Francis deeper into his faith. Francis got rid of all his belongings and relied only on his faith. He started to preach about returning to God and obedience to the Church.. Francis’ passionate worship and service to God inspired other young men to give up their possessions and join Francis, wearing simple tunics, working with their hands to earn food to eat, and sleeping in caves or in crude huts they made out of branches. Francis and his followers were always filled with joy. When Francis wanted approval for his brotherhood, he went to Rome to see Pope Innocent III. The pope threw Francis out, but later had a dream about Francis and later called him back for permission. During the Fifth Crusade, Francis went to Syria to convert Muslims to Christianity. He was taken a prisoner, but was not killed because the sultan, who was the leader of the Muslims, was charmed by Francis’ preaching. When he got back to Italy, his brotherhood had grown to 5000. Francis, also had a special devotion to animals who he saw as his brothers and sisters because they were God’s creatures, just like people. He said of animals: “Not to hurt our humble brethren is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission -- to be of service to them wherever they require it.” It is even said that flocks of birds would gather when Francis would preach. Late in his life, Francis received the stigmata, the marks of the nails and the wounds that Christ had suffered on the cross. He had also become blind. Francis died on October 4, 1226. He is considered the founder of all Franciscan orders. He is the patron saint of animals, ecologists and merchants.