St. Monica School  
The Pride of South Philly

August is upon us and that can mean only one thing--the First Day of School is right around the corner!  I am very excited about being able to continue my ministry here at St. Monica School as principal.  I look forward to working with all of those whom I have met and those who are new to our school.

This year will be an exciting year at St. Monica School, as we will be working on renewing our Middle States Accreditation.  In addition, we will be using the program My Student's Progress whereby parents and guardians will be able to access your child's grades and performance online.

I would also like to remind you that if you plan to volunteer in any capacity for us here at St. Monica, you must have the necessary clearances.  Please visit the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Office for Child and Youth Protection website for clearance requirements and links to necessary forms using the following link:

All students are to report to school in complete uniform beginning the first day of school.  Students are to report between 7:45 AM and 7:55 AM on the assigned first day for his or her grade as listed below. Dismissal for the first week of school is 11:30 AM.  Full days begin Monday, September 8.  The schedule for the opening days of school is as follows:

First Week of School Schedule

Grades 3 to 8 Wednesday, September 3
Grades 1 and 2 Thursday, September 4
Grades 1 through 8 Friday, September 5
*Kindergarten Monday, September 8

*Kindergarten orientation days are scheduled by the Kindergarten teachers

Back-to-school nights for grades 1 through 8 will begin at 7:00
PM (two, 30-minute sessions) and are scheduled as follows:

    Back-to-School Night Schedule

Grades 1 and 2 Monday, September 8
Grades 3 through 8 Tuesday, September 9

These are important meetings for the parents and guardians of our children.  Very important information about the requirements for the year will be shared.  At least one parent/guardian should attend.

Our school buildings are clean and shining and ready to receive our children.  We are grateful to those who have worked tirelessly during the summer to accomplish this.

The tentative 2014-2015 school calendar is available as a link in the left hand navigation bar of this webpage.  Updates and changes to the school calendar will be posted to this website and sent out monthly.

I am looking forward to a great year for all of us.  May God continue to bless you and your families during the rest of your summer days.  Know that you are in my prayers.


Miss Barbara Inforzato