Principal’s News- October 25, 2017



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St. Monica Catholic School News!
From Principal Marybeth Bohm
October 25, 2017

Upcoming Schedule


27- Fall Raffle Tickets Due
27- 7th Grade Field Trip to St. Vincent de Paul
27- 2nd Grade Musical- St. Francis and the Wolf
29- Trunk or Treat, Fall Raffle Drawing
30- Free Dress – Fall Colors

1- All Saints Day 8:30am Mass
2- Shop for a Cause @ Tesori
6-17- Food Drive for Knights of Columbus
9- Veterans Day Assembly
10- No School, Veterans Day, No ASC
14- Auction Theme Reveal Party at The Mazure’s
17- Wine Case & Magnum Delivery
22- Noon dismissal No ASC
23-24- No School, Thanksgiving Break
28- Shop for a Cause @ Island Books 
28- Poinsettia & Wreath Delivery

Main Office News

The Reid Group Update
Sign-ups for Parent Focus Groups are available on SchoolSpeak. Please refer to the October 11, 2017 Principal’s News for more information about The Reid Group,

Raffle tickets due Friday, October 26th
Our 2017 Fall Raffle is in the final stretchand we are hoping to finish strong!   With such great prices, it should be easy — at $2 a ticket or $20 for a book of 10, they really do sell themselves!  You can return your raffle stubs and money to the school office.  Remember, more tickets can be requested by contacting Pam Hayden ( or picked up in the school office, but we need them back on Friday!   Need more time?  Reach out to Pam to make arrangements.   And remember, unsold tickets also need to be returned to the school for accounting purposes.
 Raffle Reminders:
·  Fill in your name & phone number. You can skip the address!
·  Leave the tickets stapled together. Easier for you & easier for us to log them!
·  Unsold tickets must be returned for accounting purposes
·  Drawing to be held Sunday, October 29th 5:30pm at Trunk or Treat.
Winners need not be present.

All Hallows Eve Challenge – AKA Halloween
Students are invited to come to school dressed as a Saint.  The goal is to be creative; making their costume out of supplies you have around the house.  Research the saint and create a costume that symbolizes their life, or their cause of death (get the Halloween spooky effect), or what are they the patron saint of (do NOT buy an astronaut costume and say you are the patron saint of asteronauts).  The goal is to be creative and artistic without spending a ton of money purchasing a costume that might not ever be worn again.  We will end the day, schedule E, with a parade of the saints and a chosen few will explain their saint of choice and how their costume reflects their saint. Then we will all exit the gym with a Halloween goodie (with or without a costume).  Those that choose to not wear a costume must come to school in uniform. No NUT coupons may be used.

Please remind your children to NOT share lunch or snacks with one another – even if they think they know what is inside.  As we have students with varying food allergies we want to make sure everyone is safe while enjoying their snacks and lunch.  With students’ varied allergies, we are not able to be an allergen free zone, students need to eat what has been packed for them or what is provided from our hot lunch provider, Little Toby.  If your child has allergies or restrictions, please remind them to not take any food from classmates or people at lunch.
Starting in November, we will have a peanut free table, as that is generally the most severe of the allergens, for those that would prefer to eat away from the possibility of nuts / granola bars / PB&J sandwiches.  Once again, remind your child(ren) of the importance of not sharing food, eating with proper table manners (so food mess and possible contamination will not occur – eating with one’s mouth open or talking with your mouth full increases the risk of food possibly being shared or passed unintentionally).

Tuition Assistance for 2018-19
Fulcrum Foundation Tuition Assistance Grants Program is OPEN! (10.1.17 to 1.5.18)

Community Life

Second Annual Trunk or Treat

What is Trunk or Treat?

Trunk or Treat is a fun, safe way to celebrate Halloween. Participants of the event decorate their cars/trunks in the upper parking lot and children walk from trunk to trunk to look at the decorations and receive candy and treats. This event provides a controlled and safe family environment for trick-or-treaters of all ages.

How to participate:

Parents/Guardians: Decorate your car/trunk and give out candy or other treats (pencils, stickers, small trinkets, etc.) Please no nuts or nut products.

Children: Come dressed in costume, bring a bag to collect your goodies and have a great time walking from car to car “trunk or treating!”. Please leave weapon accessories at home.

Things to know:

Sunday, October 29th 5:00-6:00 pm at St. Monica’s upper parking lot * All are welcome to participate in this free event.

November is Shop for a Cause Month!
We have two local businesses offering 20% of all sales donated back to St. Monica School. Great times to start your holiday shopping early and bring in money for our school.
November 2- Tesori, a unique boutique with treasures old & new. Bubbles & Sweets provided while you shop, 11am-7pm, 2836 West Mercer Way #A.
November 28- Island Books, an independent bookstore proudly serving Mercer Island for over 40 years. Drinks and Treats provided while you shop, 10am-4pm, 3014 78th Ave SE.
Hosted by Parent Club!

Faith & Service

We have two special donation drives planned during the month of November. Thank you for your generosity to those in need during this time.
November 6-9- 7th Grade St. Vincent de Paul Toiletry Drive
November 6-17- Knights of Columbus Food Drive
Drop off your donation at the main school entrance in the designated boxes.


Fall is here and so are some big promotions ! You don’t want to miss the upcoming deals so make sure you’re prepared by signing up for both ShopwithScrip and PrestoPay today!
How to Enroll

  1. Email to get our Enrollment Code
  2. Go to
  3. Register (if you do not have an account)
  4. Click on Join a Scrip Program
  5. Enter the Enrollment Code (for security purposes, contact the school coordinator
  6. Now enter all the required information to set up your account

You are now ready to order.  You will find all of our local vendors listed under Best Sellers. They will not appear in the general list of cards available.

Great anniversary deals will be happening October 21-31 on hundreds of vendors. Be sure to have your account ready to go!

Photo Sharing

We would love to use your photos taken on class field trips or athletic events for the yearbook. Please email to Pat Porter (, Regina Park (, or Caroline Gaskill ( labeled with the grade of the students.  Thank you for sharing the fun memories with us!

Sports FYI
Thank you to all of the coaches for your support of the CYO athletic program and your time and energy in helping our students develop their love of the sport and good sportsmanship.

The mission of St. Monica Catholic School is to cultivate critical thinking and creativity skills, while instilling moral values in a Christ-centered environment , where academic excellence and servant leadership skills are modeled and embraced.

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