Weekly Reminder - 8/28/19

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Weekly Reminder


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St. Monica School Golf Outing

The annual SMS Athletic Booster Club golf outing will be held on September 13th at Brown Deer Golf Course.

All proceeds from this event go directly to the SMS Athletic department and are a critical part to their annual funding.   Your donated dollars help to pay for uniforms, referees, gym time, gym and equipment maintenance, etc.

The entry fee is $135.  (includes golf, lunch and appetizers following the round.  Lunch will be served at 11:30 and golf will begin at 1:00.

If you are not a golfer there are other ways for your family to support SMS Athletics.  You can make a straight donation or sponsor a hole.  In the link provided below you will have the option to register a foursome, sponsor a golf hole for $150 or make a donation. 

The registration link is here: https://app.eventcaddy.com/events/sms-booster-club-2019-annual-golf-outing

Thank you,

SMS Booster Club

Home & School

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Happy First Week of School!

We would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our new SMS teachers and families, and welcome back all of our wonderful students, teachers, staff and parents. It was great to see so many new and familiar faces at both Forms and Fees Day last Thursday and at the St. Monica Parish Feast Day & Fair last weekend – what a fun way to kick off the new school year!

We would like to give special thanks and recognition to Mrs. Foy and Mrs. Hawley for all of their help with organizing and coordinating the work that goes into Forms and Fees Day! Likewise, thank you to Mr. Chris Stemwell and his team for their hard work getting Donovan Hall ready for this day.  Thank you to all of our volunteers from that afternoon that helped make it a success.

Everyone should have received an invitation to the St. Monica School Auction Warm-up party, which will take place on Saturday, September 7th beginning at 4:30 pm at the Barbi/Bell home, 6620 North Lake Drive.  We hope to see you there!

Watch for our logo here in the Weekly Reminder and “like” our page on Facebook (SMS Home & School) for news and upcoming events. Feel free to join us at our first Home & School meeting of the year, which will be held on Thursday, September 5th in Donovan Hall at 8:15 a.m.


Kelly Balthasar and Connie Place,

2019-2020 Home and School Co-Presidents

Notes from the Gym

It is going to be an exciting year here at St. Monica, so I want to keep all of our families in the loop and involved in everything we have to offer!  As we successfully work through our first week of school, I want to share as much athletic information that I can.

First, I want to let our families know that we are utilizing our spiritwear program through Burghardt Sporting Goods.  Burghardt’s offers spiritwear through an online store, where you do your shopping, place the order right on the site, and then the items are delivered here to school in about 3 weeks.  The online store is open for one more week to start the school year, so if you would like something for the fall athletic season, please place your order by next Tuesday, September 3rd.  Please realize that we will open this same online store up the week of Halloween, so an order can be placed at that time as well.  That would be the perfect time to order any of the basketball items, or think about Christmas gifts.  Those returning families will see that we have added some Under Armour items to the store this year, so there are many options at various price points for our St. Monica families to choose from.

Finding this online spiritwear store is simple:

Log in to www.burghardtsportinggoods.com

Click on the Spiritwear tab (it is in blue in the right top of the home page)

Scroll down to St. Monica School

Choose the sport or general

Have fun shopping!

Show your St. Monica School Athletic pride with this cool gear!

Next, I want to put in a strong, positive plug for the annual ST. MONICA BOOSTER CLUB GOLF OUTING, which will take place on Friday, September 13 at Brown Deer Golf Course.  Every year, we have surpassed our previous year’s number of golfers, and expect to do the same this year.

This is a fun event with guaranteed nice weather open to all at St. Monica Parish and School.  The cost of the event is $135 per person.  We're going digital again this year, which will allow you to both register and pay online.  You can simply register yourself or an entire 4-some.  (Note: You can still register online and pay in person at the event).  If you are registering yourself and wish to be either randomly paired up or you have a specific foursome, please indicate that in the comments section at the time of registration.

The registration link is here: https://app.eventcaddy.com/events/sms-booster-club-2019-annual-golf-outing

Event Cost Includes:

*18 hole scramble format, shot gun start beginning at 1:00 pm, registration, warmup and lunch served starting at 11:30 am
*Lunch and drink tickets
*Each golfer receives raffle tickets for door prize packages given away after golf
*Post-golf appetizers
*Surprises on the course!
*A wonderful afternoon spent with St. Monica People!

All proceeds go toward offsetting the cost of running our school athletic programs.  We are also looking for a title sponsor, as well as any donated door prizes.  Also, with the golf outing growing in numbers, we can always use volunteers to assist in the planning and during the day of the event.  You can also promote your business with a hole sponsorship or other opportunities. Contact Jason Cook for sponsorship at jasonmichaelcook@hotmail.com.

Finally, all of our sports teams are starting practices this week.  The cross country team will practice from 3:30-4:30pm on Monday and Thursday afternoons.  The volleyball practice schedule is as follows:

5th Grade Girls - Wednesdays from 5:00-6:30pm, Fridays from 3:30-5:00pm

6th Grade Girls - Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00pm

7th Grade Girls - Mondays from 5:00-6:30pm and Thursdays from 6:30-8:00pm

8th Grade Girls - Tuesdays from 5:00-6:30pm, Thursdays from 3:30-5:00pm

5th Grade Boys - Tuesdays from 3:30-5:00pm and Thursdays from 5:00-6:30pm

6th Grade Boys - Tuesdays from 3:30-5:00pm and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00pm  

7th & 8th Grade Boys - Mondays from 3:30-5:00pm and Tuesdays from 6:30-8:00pm

Once I have the schedule for the games, I will let everyone know.  I know that it will be an exciting fall of cross country races and volleyball matches.

Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions about athletics, physical education, and anything happening in the gym.

Blessings for a great 2019-2020 school year!

Mrs. Wallner

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Robotics Club

Grades 5-8

Wednesdays 3:15 - 4:15pm

Innovation Center

August 28th - January

If your 5th - 8th grader is interested in the Robotics Club please join us for the kickoff meeting on Wednesday Aug 28th 3:15 - 4:15pm in the Innovation Center.

Please note that students must be in the Club for 1 year before they can join the Robotics Competition Team (FLL). Please see attachments for additional information and registration. If you have further questions please contact:

Mike Bradford (mbradford@stmonica.school)

Kate Began (katebegan@gmail.com)

Angie Kachelski (angela@kachelskilawfirm.com)

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Important Dates

Thursday, Aug 29 – 6:30pm Safeguarding at SMS

Friday, Aug 30 – NO SCHOOL

Monday, Sept 2 – NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, Sept 3 – Magazine Sale Starts

Wednesday, Sept 4 – 8:30am Mass

Thursday, Sept 5 –

8th Grade Picture Day

8:15am Home & School Mtg

6:30pm School Committee Mtg

Friday, Sept 6 –

SMS Spirit Wear Day

7pm Jr. High Dance

Saturday, Sept 7 – 4:30pm-8pm SMS Auction Warm-Up Party

Monday, Sept 9 –

Parent Orientation Night

5:30pm-6:30pm Grades 1-3

6:30pm-7:30pm Grades 4-5

7:30pm-8:30pm Grades 6-8

Tuesday, Sept 10 – 6:30pm Band “Try it Out” Mtg

Wednesday, Sept 11 – 8:30am Mass

Our Mission

We, St. Monica Parish School, are a Catholic community of learners.  We are disciples of Christ whose lives are rooted in faith and service.  We are committed to challenging the intellect and inspiring individual potential in an environment of growth, passion and possibility.  

We learn, live and love through Jesus.

St. Monica School