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Lent Begins This Week

NO SCHOOL FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16

NO SCHOOL MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday we begin Lent with Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Lent is the forty days (excluding Sundays) leading up to Easter. The number forty is significant as it refers to Jesus’ forty days in the desert prior to beginning his ministry of teaching.  On Ash Wednesday, Catholics and some other Christian denominations receive ashes in the shape of a cross on their forehead or sprinkled on top of their head. These ashes are created from the palms used during the previous year’s Palm Sunday Mass. They symbolize penance, which is appropriate as Lent is a season of penance, and remind us of our own mortality. During the Mass, as the priest or lay minister applies the ashes, he says “Remember you are dust and to dust you shall return.” Anyone who attends a Mass can receive ashes, not just practicing Catholics. CLICK HERE for this and more information.

St. Monica School’s Mission Statement

St. Monica Catholic School Ministry is a community of families united in values who celebrate differences, form lifelong learners in an academically robust environment, and  engage all students and families to grow as disciples of Christ.

Fish Fry - Fridays!

CLICK HERE to volunteer to work the fish fry, bring drinks or bring desserts. 

Yearbook Ads - LAST WEEK!

CLICK HERE for the form. We use the same form for 8th grade ads as we do business ads. All forms, ad information, and payment must be in the office by February 16th. Costs:Full Page $200, ½ page $100, ¼ page $60, and ⅛ page $40. 

Karaoke with a Twist!

We're gearing up for an electrifying Karaoke with a Twist Fundraiser and we need YOUR help to make it a smashing success! Join us as a volunteer for an evening filled with fun, laughter, and fantastic performances.

Date: February 17 Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm

Location: SMS Cafeteria

As a volunteer you can donate items, set-up and clean-up, and ensure everyone has a blast! No experience necessary—just bring your enthusiasm and positive vibes.

CLICK HERE to sign up. Let's make this Karaoke with a Twist Fundraiser an absolute hit! Can't wait to have you on board!

Parent Literacy Tip

Set a Reading Example - Demonstrate the importance of reading by reading in front of your children, whether it’s a magazine, brochure, or book.

MS Volleyball Tournament

On February 23, NJHS is sponsoring a middle school (6th-8th) volleyball tournament from 6-8 p.m. in the Saint Monica gym. Create your team of three and score your way to the top for the grand prize! In order to participate or watch this tournament you must bring $1, and all of the proceeds will go to the Riley Children's Hospital. Concessions will be available. Please join us for a fun and exciting volleyball tourney! Contact Audrey Wilcox, [email protected], with questions. 

The STEM Connection - Summer Camp

CLICK HERE for more information on the various camps The STEM Connection offers.    CLICK HERE to register your child for summer camp. There are a limited number of discounts available for St. Monica students.

Family Mentor Program!

We need families to support our new families. You can make a difference. Click here to sign up! 

Registration for 2024-2025 School Year

CLICK HERE to register for the 2024-2025 school year. We look forward to having your family return.

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