Weekly Reminder - 3/11/19
Week of March 11th, 2019
Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2019. Sign up will begin at 9:00am Monday, March 11th and run through 9:00am on Thursday, March 14th.
Parents should visit the Option C website to schedule spring conferences. You could also utilize Option C if you'd simply like an update on your child's general academic progress. Here, you'll find information on assignments, missing work, and grading. If you'd like to sign up for a conference with a specials teacher, please email that teacher directly.
Home & School
Please continue to bring in new packages of adult-size underwear and socks to help the St. Francis of Assisi Social Justice Committee with their drive to assist the Saint Anthony Center in downtown Milwaukee. A “Seats and Feets” donation bin is located outside of the main school office, adjacent to the water fountain and school clinic.
If you have not done so already, please gather some friends and form a team for the second Trivia Night, which will be held this Thursday, March 14th at 6:30 PM in Donovan Hall. It is a fun way to support the St. Monica Annual Fund and to show off your trivia skills. You can sign up online and register your team with the following link:
Our March Home and School meeting is on Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. in Donovan Hall. An agenda is attached. Please join us!
Emily Horsfield and Bradley Wabiszewski,
2018-2019 Home and School Co-Presidents
“Go Out to the World”
St. Monica School
Home and School Association
March 13, 2019
a. Opening Prayer
b. Principal’s Report – Mr. Landgraf
c. Co-President’s Report – Emily Horsfield & Bradley Wabiszewski
i. Approve February Minutes
d. Co-Vice President’s Report – Kelly Balthasar & Connie Place
e. Treasurer’s Report – Kate Began
f. Athletics Report – Tonia Wallner
g. Home and School Committee Reports
· Battle of the Books – Maggie Brown
· Lego and Robotics – Kate Began, Angie Kachelski
· Chess – Meghan Fetherston, Gianna Szatmary
· Primary – Nora Barry, Sarah Imbert
· Intermediate – Sarah and Gus Justin
ii. SCRIP – Connie Place, Michelle Whitaker, Molly Kanter
iii. Variety Show – Bridie Mooney, Gretchen Caraher, Jennifer Deslongchamps, Barbara Diamond, Kelly Steinberg
h. Requests for April Agenda – meeting 4/3 @ 8:15 AM
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.
Notes from the Gym
The 2018-2019 basketball season was extremely successful on many fronts, and I have asked our coaches to share their thoughts about their teams with our St. Monica community.
5th Grade Boys Red Team – The 5th Grade Boys Red team finished the regular season at 7-2, which earned them third place in the North Shore League. They were able to take part in two tournaments, which was a great way to play different teams and see how they measured up....and took 3rd place at the St. Matthias Tournament. This team played fantastic defense all season long, and that kept us in every game that we played. They also showed great sportsmanship while playing hard from the opening tip to the final buzzer, and all of the boys scored, participated, and tried hard.
5th Grade Boys White Team – The 5th Grade Boys White team finished the season 9-0 and in first place in the North Shore Parochial League. Playing in their first tournament of the season, the team won the consolation championship at the St. Dominic’s Tournament in Brookfield. The team also won the consolation championship at the Holy Apostles Tournament, and to close out the season, took 2nd at St. Anthony’s on the Lake tourney in Pewaukee. Our overall record was 16-3.
5th Grade Girls Team – The St. Monica 5th grade girls basketball team finished with a record of 3 wins and 8 losses. Throughout the season, their focus on defense, motion offense, and proper shooting technique was on display as their opponents were increasingly held to lower scores and a progressively more potent offense. There is no question these young ladies will be prepared to represent St. Monica in 6th grade and beyond. Go Raiders!
6th Grade Boys Team – The 6th grade basketball team had a great 2019 campaign. The team of 15 boys had a league record of 7-4, including a season ending win over University School, avenging an early season loss. The team entered 3 tournaments. We took 2nd place at the St. Dominic tournament, beating the host team in an exciting overtime victory before losing in the championship game. The team was also runner-up in the St. Agnes tournament, having won our first two game but coming up short in the finals. Finally, we played in the St. Boniface tournament where we went 2-1. Overall, it was a successful year with all of the boys showing improvement from the previous season.
6th Grade Girls Team – The 6th grade girls basketball team had another exciting season, capped off by repeating as champions of the North Shore League with a record of 9-2. The girls also played in three competitive tournaments at St. Agnes, St. Dominic, and St. John Vianney (third place finish). The girls best demonstrated their talents when able to push the ball up the court and overwhelm their opponents with their relentless full court press. Way to go, girls!
7th Grade Boys Red Team – The 7th grade boys improved from game to game throughout the season. Even though their record does not reflect their skill and determination, they represented St. Monica well in every game. The boys showed strong teamwork, and played in many close games in the last month of the season. Those close games prepared them to end the season on a winning note, and will propel them positively into their 8th grade season.
7th Grade Boys White Team – The 7th grade boys finished the season with a 6-6 record. The boys worked extremely hard, and came to practice ready and excited to learn. That hard work in practice definitely transferred over to the games. The boys showed great displays of effort and teamwork, and we are very proud of their output this season.
7th Grade Girls Team – In 7th grade, we combined our girls teams to create a 12 person super team and went 5-5 in league play. The girls brought their heart and soul to two tournaments this year, winning the St. Agnes “Mayhem at the Mural” tournament after pushing the hard fought final to OT with a 3-pointer at the buzzer. They finished off the season by returning to the championship game at St. Mary’s HC and playing an EPIC game before finally falling in the 4th OT. The girls performed best when their press was suffocating, leading to a lot of fast break points. Onto the Padre Serra next year!
8th Grade Boys Team – The 8th grade boys had a successful and rewarding season. You couldn’t say it was highlighted by our Padre Serra invitation or our 1st Place finish in the St. Francis Borgia Tournament, however, I will remember this team for the intense and passionate practices we had from 6:30-8:00 every Tuesday and Thursday night from early November until late February. All of the boys worked very hard. By that, I mean they listened intently to the coaches and pushed their bodies physically to get the best out of their God-given abilities. Coach Reardon and I are very proud of these young men, but more importantly, they should be proud of themselves. Thanks Guys! Coach Kuesel
8th Grade Girls Team – #NotDoneYet The 8th grade girls team has had an amazing season. They started the season strong and really came together as a team. A few injuries and two mid-season losses to Lumen Christi and Messmer tested the team’s fortitude. They then won the rest of their games, including the rubber matches against Lumen Christi in the final game of the season and then Messmer in the year-end tourney to claim the League Championship and earn their invite to the Padre Serra Tournament. The girls won their first Padre game against All Saints in convincing fashion and scored a Sweet 16 victory against St. Joe’s Grafton. They have advanced to the Elite 8 this Thursday at 8:45pm at Mount Mary against St. Alphonsus. The student and fan support has been energizing for this team. Thank you, Raider Nation, and see you Thursday at Mount Mary University for the Elite 8!
I appreciate all of our coaches, and the dedication shown to our student-athletes. Our basketball coaches from this past season are as follows:
5th Grade Boys – Scott Campbell, Robert Sullivan & BJ Westfahl (Red team), Brian Bailey & Erin Cary (White team)
5th Grade Girls – Carrie Gerke & Matt O’Malley
6th Grade Boys – Joe Clements & Chris Mehring
6th Grade Girls – Sarah McNally & Dan Renouard
7th Grade Boys – Andy Began, Kareem Benson- White, Tim Gerend & Bryan Ortwein
7th Grade Girls – Eric Cherveny, Dan Renouard, EJ Strother & Tim Yarbrough
8th Grade Boys – Bob Kuesel & Dan Reardon
8th Grade Girls – Tim Martin & Tim Yarbrough, along with Holy Family parents
I would like to echo the excitement about our 8th grade girls winning their first two Padre Serra games. We would love a huge crowd to be at Mount Mary on Thursday night at 8:45pm to cheer them on. I realize it is late, but the fans have a huge impact on the game!
Now that the season is over, I would ask our families to return their basketball uniforms to school as soon as possible. They should be laundered and ready to be put away until next season. Thank you so much for your help with this!
On another basketball note, the 8th Grade vs. Staff basketball game will take place on Wednesday, March 20th at 2:30pm. We are looking forward to a fun and competitive game!!
I would like to let everyone know that the March Donuts & Devotions meeting will take place on Wednesday the 20th at 7:30am. A reminder e-mail will be sent out the week of, but I am hoping that you can pencil this in on your busy family schedules.
I was hoping to share more detailed information about the success of our Kids Heart Challenge, but I will save it for next week.
Thank you for your support of everything that goes on in the gym!!
Blessings, Mrs. Wallner
Shooting Stars Basketball Camp
Sunday, April 7th
Pius XI High School
Boys 9-noon, Girls 1-4 pm
Find more information & register at www.shootingstarsbasketballcamps.com
Coach Dan Carey first started running basketball camps as a fresh out of high school 18-year-old with a passion for basketball. It all began at his grade school alma mater, Christ King School in Wauwatosa, WI.
The vision was to have a camp where kids would have FUN while learning the fundamental skills of the game in a high-energy, supportive environment with outstanding coaching and mentoring.
Over 20 years later, the vision remains the same - Shooting Stars Basketball Camps are for kids of all ability and experience levels, who simply love to play the game and want to get better in a fun environment.
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