Principal’s Newsletter-March 2, 2017

A Prayer for Lent

“Stay with me, Lord, because I am weak and I need your strength. You are my life and without you I am without fervor. You are my light and without you I am in darkness. Stay with me, Lord, for I desire to love you and be in your company. Stay with me, Jesus, in life with all its dangers, I need you. ” Padre Pio

Stations of the Cross

Every Friday in Lent at 2:30 pm, our students and teachers pray and meditate on the Stations of the Cross in the church. Please join us, starting this Friday. It’s a beautifully meditative experience, and a wonderful way to pray with our children.

Tuition Assistance Deadline, March 3

This Friday is the last day to submit applications for in-house tuition assistance. All applications must include W2 forms. Please call the school office if you have questions.

Grandparents’ Day Photos

Photos from Grandparents’ Day are available online this year in addition to being mailed to grandparents. We give many thanks to Pam Hayden, Jessika Mazure and Pat Porter for helping take photographs that day. And thanks to all of those helping our photographer, including Angela Navarro, Emily Ferrari, Kathryn Navarro and Allison Shearer. Pictures from mass and the reception are available to view and download
Pictures from the photographer are available to view and download

Please contact Shari Matheson or Stacey Hudson if you have questions.

We Welcome Our Substitute Librarian, Karen Gray

While Mrs. Jeanne Campbell is on maternity leave, we welcome Mrs. Karen Gray to our staff! Mrs. Gray is a wonderful and experienced teacher, and a graduate of University of Washington and University of Puget Sound. She has a teaching endorsement in Elementary K-8 and French, as well as an MBA in finance. In addition to her work in accountancy, Mrs. Gray has been working as a substitute teacher for the Bellevue School District and for various Catholic schools in the Seattle Archdiocese. She and her husband have been island residents since 1988. We are truly blessed to have Mrs. Gray with us until Mrs. Campbell returns at the beginning of June. We will keep you posted on the baby girl’s arrival!

Jump Rope for Heart Assembly, March 9

Jump Rope for Heart is coming to St. Monica on March 9 at 2:10 pm, in the gym. It will be a fantastic show featuring multi-aged jumpers with a variety of jump rope skills who will offer a fun, exciting and high energy performance coordinated with music. Students and some adults/teachers from the audience will be invited to try doing some Double Dutch jumping. Three of our talented St. Monica jumpers and their group have been selected to be in this performance. Be sure to join us!

Auction News

Online registration is open for the St. Monica Dinner Auction on Saturday, March 18.
Make your reservation HERE and join us Together in Tuscany, the key word being “Together” as a community.

When:  Saturday, March 18, 2017
Where: St. Monica School Gym
Seating: Reserved seating, Tables of 8, gather your friends!
Auctioneer: Tim Leahy
Doors Open: 5:30 p.m. Wine, Hors d’oeuvres, Silent Auction, followed by Dinner & Live Auction in the St. Monica Piazza
Admission: $100 per person, adults only
Raffle: Golden Ticket $100 for your choice of a Live Auction item
Dress Code: Cocktail attire
More info: Contact Jamie North

Sign-up Parties & Live Preview

Pre-sales: Sign-up parties now available for purchases HERE, limited space available
Brunch & Bouquets, Ladies Bunko Party, Men’s Poker Party, Kids Friday Night PJ Party, Middle School Bunko Party

Live Auction Preview

No School Friday, March 10

Next Friday there will be no school because of an Archdiocesan-wide in-service day. After School Care will be available between 8 am and 6 pm. Please email Mrs. Janicki at to let her know if your child will be attending ASC. Thank you!

Faithfully yours in Christ,

Anca Wilson, Principal