Weekly Reminder - 3/4/19
Week of March 4th, 2019
Lost & Found
It's the end of the trimester and that means it's time to clean out the lost and found. Please stop down this week and look for your belongings. All items not labeled with a name will be donated at the end of the week.
Battle of the Books
Congratulations to all of the students who participated in Battle of the Books this year!
The following teams advanced and will represent St. Monica at the Invitational:
4th Grade - The Lit Leaders - Janie Brown, Katie Dean and Rowan Williams
5th Grade - The Dog Ears - Charlie Cary, Lucy Halpern and Elizabeth Regan
6th Grade - The Reigning Readers - Isabella Bianchini, Daniella Honkamp and Ally Malin
Good luck St. Monica readers!
SMS Sleep Under
If you did not get the chance to sign up your 1st to 5th graders for the annual SMS Sleep Under Party – you still can! This year’s Sleep Under will be Friday, April 12th 6 to 9 p.m. in Donovan Hall! Pizza party, manicures, movies, sports, games – tons of fun! The cost is $40 per child. If you would like to sign your child up, please email Angie Mehring – firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know. You can then send a check made out to St. Monica Home and School for $40 for each child attending and put Sleep Under in the memo and put in an envelope labeled Angie Mehring, Sleep Under and route to the office.
SMS March Madness @ the Padre Serra Tournament!
Your North Shore Catholic League Champs combined team of St. Monica & Holy Family 8th grade girls basketball defeated All Saints Kenosha 34-18 this past Saturday in the first round of the Padre Serra Tournament! Thanks to so many fans that joined us. Now we need to pack the stands again!
Please bring your family and friends to cheer:
SMS & HF 8th Grade Girls in ROUND 2 vs St Joe's Grafton!
Sunday, March 10
at Mount Mary University's Bloechl Center.
2 awesome Catholic schools + 11 8th grade girls + 5 coaches =
One game that is NOT to be missed!
Wear St. Monica/RED and we will see you there!
Find more information, latest results, and photos here: www.ThePadreSerra.org__
Book Fair is Coming!
Book Fair will be held in Donovan Hall March 4-8, 2019.We will be open during lunchtime, after school until 4pm and during the FISH FRY.Please Join us . Easter is coming……there will be many Easter Baskets items to choose from.
If you can't make it to the Book Fair Shop on line. Click on the following link - http://www.scholastic.com/bf/stmonicaelementaryschool
Notes From the Gym
The basketball season is winding down, and there is so much to be proud of with our St. Monica teams! Our teams made great progress during League play, represented us well at tournaments, and played with a lot of heart from the opening tip to the final buzzer of every game played. I am extremely proud of all of our 5th-8th grade teams, both boys and girls, and will share a blurb about each team in next week's Weekly Reminder.
I would like to congratulate our 8th grade boys on a wonderful season, and they fell in a hard fought game last Wednesday night at the Padre Serra Tournament. They worked well as a team in the 24-20 loss to St. John Vianney, and made all of the fans in attendance quite proud.
Our 8th grade girls won their first round game in the Padre Serra Tournament on Saturday, and will be playing next Sunday at 4:30 out at Mount Mary University. The combined Holy Family/St. Monica team played tenacious defense and made some great passes to win their first game handily. I would encourage all of our families to go out and support the girls this Sunday, and you will see a separate message about the game in this Weekly Reminder. The bottom line....the louder the gym, the more fired up the girls will be - GO RAIDERS!!
Next, I would ask that our basketball players return their game uniforms to school AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Please make sure that they are laundered and ready to be put away. Getting the uniforms organized and stored right away makes a big difference, so I appreciate your prompt attention to this request. Please make sure that you put your child's name on the bag it is returned in, or clip a note to it, so that we can keep accurate track of the returns.
Our final sport of the year is track, and I wanted to let our families know the plans for this spring sport offered to our 5th-8th graders. Coach Gonzales has let me know that practices will start the week of April 1st, and they will be held on Monday and Thursday afternoons right after school. The student-athletes will participate in a couple of meets, which will be a great experience for them. There will be more information shared in the coming weeks, and yet, I wanted to get this on your radar if your son/daughter is interested in being part of the team this spring.
Finally, I am proud to announce that we met our goal for the Kids Heart Challenge, bringing in $13,500. The prizes have been ordered, but it can take up to 4 weeks to have them delivered. Thank you to all of our families for your support with this cause, and I am also pleased that our students' jump roping skills definitely improved during the event. I will share more detailed information about the results of our Kids Heart Challenge next week, but wanted to let everyone know that we did indeed meet our goal.
I look forward to seeing lots of red and white in the stands on Sunday afternoon, and also seeing basketball uniforms "pouring" into my office in the next few days. Thank you for your support of all that goes on in the gym.
Blessings, Mrs. Wallner
Dominican Summer Camps
Dominican is excited to announce the beginning of our Summer Activity Camp. This camp offers campers the opportunity to participate in a variety of fun activities throughout June & July. Camps include science challenges, tech workshops, sport, theatre, art and much more. Families are encourged to build the schedule that works best for them. Spend your mornings or afternoons having a great time at Dominican with us! We know your child will enjoy these unique educational and motivational camps.
Visit and sign up at this link: https://dominicanhighschool.com/summer-program
Hot Lunch Menu
Lunch Duty Schedule
1 - Spirit Wear Dress Day
6 - 8:30am Mass (Ash Wednesday)
8 - 11:30am Dismissal (end of 2nd trimester) / 4:30pm Fish Fry
10 - Daylight Savings
12 - 8:30am Mass
13 - 8:15am Home & School Meeting / 2:30pm Dismissal
15 - St. Patrick's Day Casual Dress
19 - 8:30am Mass
21 - 11:30am Dismissal / Conferences 1pm-7pm / School Committee Meeting 6pm
22 - NO SCHOOL
25 - School Day! (Make Up Snow Day)
26 - 8:30am Mass
27 - 2:30 Dismissal