Monroe Elementary News

October 1, 2021

From the Principal

Good Afternoon Monroe Families! I can't believe it is already October 1st. We are excited for our Walk-A-Thon next week. The students will be participating in this event during their related arts time on Tuesday. Next week is also Monroe Elementary's Spirit Week. This is in conjunction with Jonathan Alder High School's Spirit Week in preparation for homecoming. Monroe just made each day more elementary student-friendly. Information about the different days for Spirit Week came home today. It is also listed below.

Have a great weekend!

Julie Paige


Phone: (614)873-8503 OR (740)857-1711

Twitter: @MonroeElem2

Facebook: Monroe Elementary School

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A Huge Shout-Out!!

A huge shout-out to Lauren and Dave Tumblison and their family. They have donated pavers for a front space of the building that will soon have a picnic table. We appreciate their donation and the work to install the pavers.

Monroe Elementary's PTO deserves another shout-out. They are providing the picnic table and supplies to install the pavers.

Check out this great new space when you are at Monroe Elementary!

PTO-JA wear sale

The PTO is having a spirit wear sale. Please use the link to order Alder/Monroe gear.

Please consider joining the Monroe Elementary PTO. This group does a lot to support the students and staff. They are looking for volunteers. Please follow them on Facebook at Monroe Elementary PTO to learn more information. Look for the profile picture below to like their page.

Madison County Prevention

Madison County Prevention (MCP) is offering evening workshops for Parents/Caretakers or anyone working with youth throughout the school year.
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Teacher Spotlight- Ms. Crespo

What is your name and your position at Monroe Elementary?

Rachael Crespo - Fourth Grade Teacher

What's one thing you couldn't live without?

I cannot live without pasta and books.

What is your FAVORITE thing to do?

Spend time with family, friends and Lemmy (our Bulldog)

Where is the best place you've traveled to?

Boston, Massachusetts

Who is your biggest inspiration? Why?

My biggest inspiration is my Nonna (great-grandmother). She was a PSR teacher, strengthened my faith and always taught me to approach my students with reasoning and a kind-heart.

What is the best book you've ever read?

The War that Saved My Life

What is your favorite thing about working at Monroe Elementary School?

We are a family and the students are a part of our little family. We pay attention to what each student truly needs to be a strong learner and strong human being.

Tell us something that might surprise us about you.

I am a massive metal head!

Important Dates

October 5- Monroe Walk-A-Thon

October 7- Rain date for Walk-A-Thon

October 13- Fire Prevention presentation for grades K and 1

October 20- Remote Learning Day

October 20- PTO meeting

October 22- Picture retakes

October 29- Fall classroom parties

November 2- Professional Development Day- No School

November 4 and 9- Parent Teacher Conferences

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Destination Imagination

Jonathan Alder will be hosting a Destination Imagination (DI) program in our Elementary through Junior High schools for the 2021-2022 School Year!

DI is a national competition program that engages participants in project-based challenges that are designed to build confidence and develop extraordinary creativity, critical thinking, communication, and teamwork skills. The goal is for our students to be inspired and equipped to achieve anything they can imagine in life. That means students have a fun learning experience that is kid-powered STEM centric and team driven. This friendly competition motivates teams to reach for the stars while also rooting for each other and celebrating differences in ideas. If your child is interested in participating please fill out this form, to participate as a Team Manager or volunteer please fill out this form. More information about DI can be found here.

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