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Upcoming Events

Dress Down Day - Reward for Souper Bowl Of Caring Can Drive - ALL GRADES / FACULTY & STAFF
Date: 2/11/2016
PTO General Meeting
Date: 2/11/2016, 8 AM 9:30 AM
Location: Family Center
Dads' Club General Meeting
Date: 2/11/2016, 7 PM 9 PM
Location: 3366 Duchess Trail - Sparkman Clubhouse
No School Mass Today
Date: 2/12/2016
Preschool - St. Valentines Fun Day
Date: 2/12/2016, 9 AM 10:30 AM
Location: Family Center on Midway Road
Valentines Parties
Date: 2/12/2016, 2:30 PM
Location: Classrooms
JCDA Garage Sale collecting donations
Date: 2/12/2016, 6 PM 9 PM
Location: Small Gym
JCDA Garage Sale
Date: 2/13/2016, 8 AM 2 PM
Location: Small Gym
NO SCHOOL - Parent Teacher Conferences
Date: 2/15/2016, 8 AM 4 PM
Faith Formation: Mission of Mercy
Date: 2/16/2016, 7 PM 8:30 PM
Location: Church

News and Announcements

Nan Davis is PTO's November"Volunteer of the Month"!

Nan Davis is PTO's November"Volunteer of the Month"!

Nan Davis has been a wonderful addition and active volunteer for the PTO ever since she and her husband, Brian and her son Pierce, a second grader, joined St. Monica this past fall. In less than one school year Nan's efforts on behalf of the school have everyone abuzz singing her praises!

We would like to extend an enthusiastic congratulations to Karen Jones, the PTO’s October Volunteer of the Month!

We would like to extend an enthusiastic congratulations to Karen Jones, the PTO’s October Volunteer of the Month!

Karen is well known for her work as liaison between the school and church for religious happenings. Her efforts towards the St. Monica stop in the Maria Goretti Relic Tour were critical to its success. Through the Vatican Postcard Campaign Karen encouraged our SMS students to write Pope Francis prior to his U.S. visit this year (those postcards made their way all the way to The Vatican!)

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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. Brigid of Kildare
February Saint of the Month

St. Brigid was born in 451 to Brocca, a Christian woman, and Dubthach,  a Leinster cheiftan. Ever since she was a young child, Brigid served and helped the poor.  Brigid lived with her mother until she was 10, and when she moved in with her father he grew tired of her charitable works. Her father took her to the king of Leinster with the intention to sell her. The king spared her, and Brigid moved back in with her mother on a dairy farm where she gave the milk away to the needy. After a while, Brigid moved back in with her father who wanted her to marry, but Brigid refused because she wanted to remain chaste. Brigid was beautiful, and many men wanted to wed her, so Brigid prayed to God that her beauty would be taken away so no man would want to marry her.  Later in her life, Brigid founded a monastery in Kildare called the Church of the Oak which was built on top of a celtic pagan shrine. Brigid and seven friends organized communal consecrated religious life for women in Ireland and she founded two monastic institutions, one for men and one for women. Brigid invited a hermit called Conleth to help her in Kildare as a spiritual pastor. Brigid also founded a school of art. St. Brigid died on February 1, 525, of natural causes. Today, St. Brigid’s skull can be seen in the Church of St. John the Baptist in Lumiar, Portugal. Brigid is the patron saint of Ireland, dairymaids, cattle, midwives, Irish nuns, and newborn babies. Her feast day is celebrated on February 1.
 
“I would like the angels of Heaven to be among us. I would like an abundance of peace. I would like full vessels of charity. I would like rich treasures of mercy. I would like cheerfulness to preside over all. I would like Jesus to be present.”

                           ~ St. Brigid of Kildare