20th Anniversary of the Tuition GAP Campaign
One More Week of GAP!
Please continue to help support our school by giving to the 20th Annual Gap Campaign. For those grades that reach 100% Participation by this Sunday, September 9 at midnight, they will earn a Spirit Day on 9/19/18! Click here to learn more about how to give your
tax-deductible donation to SMS.
LEAF
“Connecting with the Connected Generation: Parenting in the Age of Screens.” 
Speaker: Dr. Kristen Ohlenforst
Date: Tuesday, September 11th 
Time: 7pm – 8:30pm
Location: Family Center Upper Lounge Room 201
Join Dr. Ohlenforst for a thoughtful discussion on how to better understand and respond to your child’s need to connect. In her presentation, she’ll review key changes in your child’s developing brain, and how these changes influence your child’s interests, choices, and decision-making. After highlighting current research on screen time, she’ll offer helpful tools and strategies for how you — as a mindful parent — can help your child foster healthy interpersonal relationships and increased self-awareness.
Dads' Club Blue Logo
GENERAL DADS'S CLUB MEETING
Thursday, September 13th
7 PM at the Sparkman Clubhouse
3366 Duchess Trail
Dinner provided by the 1st Grade dads!
St. Monica Dads’ Club
Annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
September 30, 2018 – 11:00am to 7:0 0 pm
St. Monica Catholic School Cafeteria
Dinner includes : Fresh Pasta Spaghetti, Lucido's Italian Sausage, Campisi's Marinara Sauce, Salad, Garlic Bread, Drink, and Dessert
Lucido World Famous Sausage* MUST be ordered in ADVANCE
*Pick up sausage at Spaghetti Dinner in cafeteria

  • September 10 - Cub Scout Informational Meeting (7:30pm)
  • September 11 - LEAF Meeting
  • September 12 - Progress Reports
  • September 13 - Dads' Club Meeting (7pm)
  • September 14 - NJHS Induction (after Mass)
  • September 18 - 8th Grade Parent Meeting (6:30pm)
  • September 19 - "Spirit Dress Day" for GAP
  • September 20 - Spirit Store Open During Lunch
BEARCAT ATHLETICS
Get your Fall Athletic Spirit Wear!
Order Deadline: September 16th
For detailed information on
St. Monica Athletics
please click the link below

Football and Volleyball are in full swing this weekend! Click below to find out what teams are playing at St. Monica this weekend.
SAFE ENVIRONMENT
If you would like to volunteer or plan to be on our campus, you must be Safe Environment trained. Please click the link below for more information.
QUESTIONS?? EMAIL:
(214) 366-7144

Volunteer of the Month
Please join the St. Monica Catholic School PTO in expressing our gratitude and recognizing the amazing volunteers who continuously bless our school and our children with their selfless gifts.
Nominations due by September 10th


JOIN SMS BOOK CLUB!
Book Club starts in October
Love Trivia?
Join Quiz Bowl!
Students in grades 5-8 are invited to join this fun and exciting knowledge-based competition among area schools. Questions range over the entire spectrum of a middle school curriculum and also include current events, sports, and
pop culture.


Becoming Catholic:
Families interested in becoming Catholic should contact Maria Jones  mjones@stmonicachurch.org

Baptism:
Parents of 1st grade or younger children, interested in having their children baptized should contact Eldie Diaz   ediaz@stmonicachurch.org .

Parents of 2nd grade children seeking baptism should contact Maria Jones   mjones@stmonicachurch.org

Sacraments for 3rd-8th grade:
Parents of 3rd-8th grade children seeking Baptism and/or First Communion will attend classes weekly on Mondays 3:30pm-4:15pm in C20.

Christina Harmon will prepare children in 3rd-8th grade for Baptism and/or First Communion and Reconciliation. Children receiving Baptism will begin Mon., Sept 17th, and children already Baptized, but receiving First Communion and Reconciliation will begin attending weekly on Monday's in January.

The parents of these students will also attend classes. When a child is signed up, someone will touch base with parents to give them more information and to work out details.
PTO Catholic Identity Committee
Virtues Class
Rocio Cordero (SMS Mom) will be teaching once a month on Thursday mornings in the  Family Center, Room 211   , fellowship will begin at 9:45am, class will start promptly at 10am - 11am.
All parents are welcomed to attend a one hour class on the Virtues as they pertain to parenting our children and family life.

Thursday, September 20th   Introduction to the Virtues   (What are they? And why are they important for your family?)

Thursday, October 11th   Obedience

Thursday, November 8th   Sincerity

Thursday, December 13th   Order

Thursday, January 10th Fortitude

Thursday, February 14th Perseverance

Thursday, March 21st Responsibility

Thursday, April 18th Generosity

Thursday, May 9th Patience  
JCDA Car Wash
WHE N: Saturday, September 15th
WHERE: Parking lot by the Cafeteria
8AM-1PM
NOWF - Caddyshack
Come meet more parents at this Night Out with Friends party. It promises to be a blast!
Want to have the school calendar at your finger tips?? Add it to your phone! Cut and paste this link into your phone calendar.

SMS Alumni, Jordan Spieth to Open Flag Pole Hill Playground

Jordan Spieth will be at Flag Pole Hill Park on September 13, at 9:00am, to dedicate the new signature play ground for people of all ages and abilities.

Welcome Deacon Tymo

Deacon Tymo will be joining us this school year. He is originally from Poland and will be ordained into the priesthood in June. Please make sure to give him a warm welcome when you see him.
Sisters Compete at
Skate Houston

Sisters, Peyton M. and Avery M. took to Houston, TX this weekend to compete at Skate Houston 2018. We’re so proud of these St. Monica Bearcats!
Do you have news to share with the St. Monica Community?
 We want to hear from you!
Be on the lookout for Bearcat Byte every Friday!

St. Monica School
PreSchool (4) - 8th Grade
4140 Walnut Hill Lane
Dallas, TX 75229