Dear St. Monica families,
I want to wish you a wonderful Presidents’ Day holiday and a restful mid-winter break!
Receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation
We are proud of and happy for our students who are coming of age and are being sealed with the Holy Spirit at Mass on Thursday. Congratulations, Nathan, Anna, Kayley, Cruz, Abigail, Mary, Pearce, and Tessa! Through the Sacrament of Confirmation, they complete the Sacrament of Baptism and are receiving renewed strength in faith.
Measurement of Academic Progress fall scores will be mailed to families in grades 2-8 tomorrow. Please watch for them in your snail mail.
Hearing & Vision Screening Day Results
I’d like to thank all of our parent volunteers for assisting with the important vision and hearing testing yesterday, and especially Dr. Laura Connelly-Smith and Monica Tracey. The office will be mailing the results to all families this week.
Tuition Assistance Reminders
For in-house 2017-2018 tuition assistance applicants: Tax information (W2 form) must be completed, uploaded and submitted by March 3, which is the deadline for application. Applications will be considered complete only when they include this information.
Ash Wednesday – March 1st
We begin Lent with Ash Wednesday Mass at 8:30am, please join us!
Noon dismissal will be at the School’s front entrance on 87th Ave. SE due to the Liturgy of the Word service with Distribution of Ashes taking place in the church. There will be a soup lunch in the gym following the service.
Evening Mass with Distribution of Ashes will be at 7 pm at St. Monica Church.
The students will be bringing home Rice Bowls to collect cash for Catholic Relief Services (CRS). The pamphlet inside each rice bowl contains a calendar to guide your Lenten journey. It also features stories of families receiving assistance from CRS, prayers, as well as international recipes. We hope that you will use these resources as a family. At the end of Lent, please drop off your rice bowl at the St. Monica Parish Office.
Remember to pre-register for the 2017-2018 school year. Families must complete this process through SchoolSpeak.
Anca Wilson, Principal