Maltby Messenger


MARCH 23, 2023


Dear Mustang Families,

Parent Teacher Conferences

We will be hosting our Spring Conferences March 27th-30th. These four days will be early release days and students will be released at 12:55pm. Friday, March 31st students will be released at 2:25pm. You should have received information on Monday, March 13th from your child's teacher about how to sign up for a spring conference. Students benefit when teachers, students, and families are able to build strong, positive relationships.

It’s time to register for kindergarten for 2023-2024

All Monroe elementary schools offer all day, every day kindergarten at no cost to families. Students attend from 8:55 a.m. to 3:25 p.m. State law requires incoming kindergarten students to have received current immunizations by the first day of class and be age 5 by August 31, 2023 to enroll for the 2023-2024 school year.

  • New families may register online for the current year. Learn how here.

  • Families with children currently enrolled can log into Family Access to enroll additional children.

If you cannot access the online registration packet, you can obtain the paper packet at any school office or at the District Administration Office, located at 14692 - 179th Avenue SE, Monroe.

We are Seeing an Uptick of Students with a Stomach Virus at School

What to Do:

#1 Stay Home when experiencing symptoms of fever, vomiting or diarrhea

#2 Hand Washing at Home and School:

  • It is critical that students, parents, and staff wash their hands often.

  • Proper hand washing includes covering all parts of the hands, including fingernails, with soap; rubbing lathered hands together vigorously for at least 20 seconds; thoroughly rinsing hands with water; and drying hands with a paper towel.

  • Supervise the handwashing of young students to ensure that hands are thoroughly washed. Hand-sanitizers are not an acceptable substitute for handwashing because they are not as effective

  • Wash hands after using the restroom, changing diapers, sneezing or coughing, cleaning up vomit or diarrhea, handling soiled items, or helping students in the restroom.

  • Wash hands before eating, preparing or serving food, or feeding children.

#3 We are disinfecting those classrooms where we are seeing more incidents

Thank you for bringing your students to us for their academic and social learning. If you have questions or concerns, please contact me at or at 360-804-3500.

In Partnership,

Christine Hillestad

Important Upcoming Dates!

3/24 ~ Movie Night - SCOOB!

3/27-3/30 ~ Conference Week, Early Dismissal 12:55pm

3/31 ~ Regular School Day - Release at 2:25pm

4/3-7 ~ Spring Break - No School


Looking for a great way to support Maltby Elementary? Bid on our Awesome Sundae Funday Basket as part of the Monroe Public School’s Foundation Auction, and ALL funds go directly back to the school! Our basket is full of everything you need to make your own ice cream sundaes, including an ice cream maker! But, if you don't want to make your own ice cream, there is also a gift certificate for Snoqualmie ice cream.

Register here to bid:

The Virtual Auction will take place from Friday, March 24th 10:00am- Saturday March 25th 12:00pm.

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PTO Movie Night

Come watch SCOOB!, in the Maltby Elementary gym tomorrow, Friday, March 24th. Doors open at 6:00pm. Concessions will be available.

Read 4 Adventure Program

Our friends at High Trek Adventures understand how important it is to be encouraging young people to develop strong reading habits. They also know the value of getting the youth outside to enjoy the beautiful PNW.

With that in mind, they have partnered with us to offer a voucher to those students who complete 8 hours of recreational reading minutes during the month of March.

Students can earn a voucher for one of their locations in the surrounding area.

Students will be bringing home their Reading Logs next week, after their library class. You can look on the first page of the Reading Log for more information about High Trek Adventures and the vouchers they will be offering.

The Read 4 Adventure program will run through the month of March. Have your student record their minutes on the Reading Log as they go. The goal is 480 minutes! Beginning April
1st, you can submit your student’s minutes and voucher request online using the Student
Submission Link on the Reading Log, or with the provided QR code. Please contact Mrs. Spahman at with any questions.

Happy reading!

Mrs. Spahman

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Maltby Fun Run!

Maltby Elementary families—this year’s main event is the Maltby Fun Run! Our goal is to raise $10,000 for teacher & classroom funds, family night events & activities, yearbook, and so much more that strengthen our school community.

Registration on MYBOOSTER.COM opens on 04/14/2023

Maltby Fun Run starts off on 04/14/2023

Event Day on 04/26/2023

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Family Fun Night

Maltby PTO Bingo & Book Fair Night, April 21st

Book Fair - 5:30-8PM in the Library

Bingo - 6:30PM in the gym


Maltby Elementary will be highlighting an employee for Staff Star of the Week.

This employee will be the “Star” for two weeks. A staff member will be drawn every other Friday. A picture and information will be posted on the bulletin board near the front office.

Staff members will be able to leave sweet notes or a shout out on the bulletin board.

Next week we honor Carissa Alexander, as one of our amazing Paraeducators.

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5th Grade - Shout Out Ads

Make your student's last Maltby yearbook memorable with special recognition in the back of the book! Ordering is open from Jan 12th - March 31st. The cost is $12 for 1/6 page with a 2 photo maximum, plus tax and transaction fee. To create and purchase your 5th grade shout out, use the following site - This is for 5th grade students only

MHS Spring Break Baseball Camp

Monday, April 3. 9-11:30 AM and Wednesday, April 5 9-11:30am

CAMP DESCRIPTION: Please join us for the 2023 Monroe Baseball Spring Break camp hosted by the high school boys’ baseball program. The 2-day, 2.5 hour camp will consist of fundamental practice in throwing, catching, base running and hitting but will also consist of skills contests and fun games. The current boys’ baseball players will be our special guest coaches along with all of our Varsity coaches for this spring camp, and we are excited to have you join us for this fun event.

Camp is open to both Boys and Girls

CAMP STAFF: The camp will be run by the Monroe High School Baseball Players and Coaches

COST: $50 and includes a camp T-shirt (This is a fundraiser for the Monroe Baseball Program) Please Make Checks Payable to: Monroe High School

WHAT TO BRING: Water Bottle, baseball glove, helmet and bat (limited amount will be available if you don’t bring one, but please make sure to have your name on it!!!)

LOCATION: Monroe High School Baseball Field 17001 Tester Rd., Monroe, WA 98272

Online Registration Link:

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2023 Monroe Softball Camp

Come meet and learn skills from the 2023 Monroe Bearcat softball team. The camp will consist of skills & drills designed for the growth and development of players in the 2nd through 6th grade. Players will be grouped upon their age and skill level.

  • Camp staff: The camp will be run by the MHS softball players and coaches
  • Cost: $35 includes camp t-shirt and prizes throughout camp
  • What to bring: Glove, bat, helmet and water
  • Make checks payable to: Monroe High School
  • Mail to: Jennifer Garcia, 17001 Tester Road, Monroe, WA 98272
  • Questions?
*A confirmation email will be sent once registration and payment are received*

About Us

Principal, Christine Hillestad

Assistant Principal, AJ Adamski

Counselor, Amber Newman

Office Manager, Karen Gorham


Office Support, Jamie Porter

Health Room & HR Assistant, Becky Urstad

Nurse, Stephanie Colunga

Family Engagement Liaison, Kathy Jackson

Fax ~ 360-804-3599

Health Room ~ 360-804-3532

Attendance Hotline ~ 360-804-3501

Bus Delay Information ~ 360-804-2951

Transportation Office ~ 360-804-2650

School Hours: 8:55 am-3:25 pm (Monday-Thursday)

8:55 am-2:25 pm (Fridays)

MSD Notice of Non-Discrimination

The Monroe School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

Title IX Coordinator, Compliance Coordinator for 28A.640 and 28A.642 RCW
Dan Johnston
14692 - 179th Avenue SE, Monroe, WA 98272
(360) 804.2530

Section 504/ADA Coordinator
David Paratore
14692 - 179th Avenue SE, Monroe, WA 98272
(360) 804.2609

The Monroe School District will also take steps to assure that national origin persons who lack English language skills can participate in all education programs, services and activities. For information regarding translation services or transitional bilingual education programs, contact:

Chris Cronas
14692 - 179th Avenue SE, Monroe, WA 98272
(360) 804.2558