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November 18, 2022

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Important Dates to Remember

School Events

November 23 - No School (conference comp day)

November 24, 25 - No School (Thanksgiving break)

December 15 - Winter music concert at Park Auditorium (2nd grade 6pm, 3rd grade 7:15pm)

December 20 - 2nd Quarter Hilltopper Awards

December 21 - End of 2nd Quarter

December 22 - Winter Break Begins

PTO Events

November 19 - "Parent Escape" night at Chardon's Best Summer Camp/After School

November 26-December 2 - Five Below Fundraiser

November 30 - Moe's Taco Kit fundraiser

December 2 - Cookies with Santa, 5-8pm

December 14-15 - Candy Cane Shop

December 21 - Winter Class Parties

February 4 - Parents Night Out

**See flyers within newsletter or visit for more details about upcoming PTO events!**

Contact Information

Mathew Prezioso, Principal

Sandy Henderson, Secretary

Jen Cline, Clerical Assistant

Sarah Park, Nurse

Renee Kolenich, Medical Assistant

Main Office Phone


Community Flyers

Dismissal Forms

A Note From the Principal

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The cold weather seems to be here to stay! Please be sure to send your student to school with boots, snowpants, warm coats, gloves, and hats EVERY DAY. We go outside for recess as long as the temperature is above 15 degrees. Also, please take a moment to ensure that all winter gear is clearly labeled with your student's name. If your student is missing anything, remind them to check the lost and found in the main hallway at school. Thanks for your cooperation.

Wishing you a happy and safe Thanksgiving!

Thank you,
Mathew Prezioso

Principal, Munson Elementary

Topper Ticket Winners

T - Take Responsibility

O - Offer Kindness

P - Participate

P - Persevere

E - Encourage Others

R - Respect Everyone

S - Strive for Excellence

Congratulations to this week's Topper Ticket winners!

1st: Leona Schott, Dawson Robbins, Fiona Cole, Elliot Karlson, Ally Kelley, Chase DiFranco, Lilly Smith, Marlee Winkfield, Emma Fletcher

2nd: Paige Kocevar, Presley Chenoweth, Declan Sutter, Harper McPeek, Micah Bernardo, Zoey Ulmenstine, Emme Kolehmainen, Marshall Udovic, Lillian Devonshire, Benton McClung

3rd: Zadist Massey, Bristol Landies, Machy Sage, Miles Harris, AJ Phelps, McCayla Horvath, Rozalyn Budziak, Stephen Belt

Lunch Menu - November 21-25

Please note the change on Tuesday's menu!

Monday - Bosco sticks with marinara sauce, green beans, fruit, milk

Tuesday - crispy chicken sandwich on a whole grain bun, green beans, fruit, milk

Wednesday - No School

Thursday - No School - Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday - No School

Complete Annual Update

Please complete your student's Annual Update in Infinite Campus as soon as possible. This must be completed every year, for every student, even if there are no changes. You can access Infinite Campus at Instructions for completing the Annual Update can be found at Thank you for your cooperation in this important matter!

Sing for Santa with the Cleveland Monsters!

All 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students and their families are invited to participate in the Sing for Santa event at the Cleveland Monsters game on Saturday, December 17 at 12pm. This will be our second year participating and we had a great time last year! To purchase tickets, you can visit Chardon's Hometown Ticketing website at and scroll down to the bottom of the page. Student tickets are $10 and family/staff tickets are $20. Tickets must be purchased by December 1. Parents are responsible for their children at this event - there will be no staff supervision. Please email Mrs. Puterbaugh at with any questions.
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Holiday Craft Fair at CHS

Mark your calendars for the Holiday Craft Fair at Chardon High School on Saturday, November 26 from 10am-3pm! Two CHS seniors have organized this event, and all proceeds will be donated to Jeremy's Kids, so you can enjoy holiday shopping while supporting our community. Click the picture below for more information.

Veterans Day 2022 Recap

We have just finished another successful Veterans Week at Munson Elementary. We provide a variety of activities and experiences to help students and families learn more about and honor our veterans, both through classroom experiences and family activities outside of school. Here are a few highlights from our week!

-Students contributed to our bulletin board display with pictures of special veteran family members and why these veterans were important to them.

-Students, families, and staff filled over 100 stockings for veterans in conjunction with the DeJohn's Funeral Homes Stockings for Soldiers project. (We even had a parent offer to take and fill ALL the stockings that were left after requested stockings were sent out!)

-Many students participated in the Veterans Bingo game with their families and returned completed game sheets for a prize.

-We held our annual Penny Wars and through the kind generosity of our Munson students and parents, we raised $2,691.55 for veterans charities. This is a new record!!! For the first time ever, we had so much money to count that we were unable to announce our winner until Monday. Congratulations to Mrs. Hardman's class for their victory; they will receive a party of their choosing from the PTO!

-Our Little White Table was set up in the main hallway, as well as a Thank You Veterans bulletin board with pictures depicting the different branches of the military and the tools and equipment they utilize to do their jobs.

-Third graders spoke on the morning announcements all week sharing facts about veterans and Veterans Day.

-Teachers provided even more veteran themed classroom experiences throughout the week.

-The high point of our week was on Friday afternoon when we had the honor of having 8 veterans visit with students, sharing their experiences in the military and answering students' questions. Our visitors were Marcus Schott (father of 1st grader Leona), Ryan Tasler (father of 1st grader Landon), Doug Davidson (uncle of 2nd grader Owen Gaspar), Steve Szeredy (grandfather of 2nd grader Reese Cubranich), William (Chris) O'Dell (grandfather of 2nd grader Elora Smith), Mike Gonzales (father of 3rd graders Abran and Leo), and Joel Ovanic (father of 3rd grader Ethan and 1st grader Avery). Our most heartfelt thanks go out to these veterans and their families.

The Veterans Day committee (Mrs. Burress, Mrs. Dinko, Mrs. Cohn, Mrs. Soulsby, Mrs. Turk, Mrs. Elliott, Mrs. Diehl, Mrs. Romans, Mr. Prezioso, and Mrs. Thomas) would like to thank all Munson students, parents, staff, and the PTO for making it a successful and informative week of learning about and honoring those heroes who have given so much for our country!

Munson PTO News and Upcoming Events

See below for Munson PTO news and upcoming events! Also, follow us on Facebook ( and Instagram (@MunsonPTO) for more frequent updates. Thank you for supporting Munson!

**The next open PTO meeting will be on Thursday, December 8 at 4:15pm at school. We hope you can join us!**

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Parents' Escape Night this Saturday!

The floor is lava! Parents, make your escape!!! Register now to drop your kids off at Chardon's Best Summer Camp & After School this Saturday, November 19 from 6-9pm. Cost is $20 per child and all proceeds will be donated to the PTO. Kids will enjoy pizza, games, and "floor is lava" themed fun, while parents can "escape" for the evening! Registration is limited to 45 children! Scan the QR code above to sign up and for more details.
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PTO Moe's Taco Kit fundraiser

Treat yourself to a night off from cooking - and help Munson's PTO! Order a delicious Moe's taco dinner kit for $39.99 and pick it up at Munson Elementary on November 30 between 5:30 and 6pm. Each kit serves 4-6 people, and comes with 12 soft flour tortillas, your choice of two proteins, lettuce, shredded cheese, pico de gallo, southwest seasoned rice, black beans, sour cream, and a bowl of queso! Best of all, the Munson PTO earns 25% from all sales!

**All orders must be placed by November 29 at 10pm. Orders cannot be placed on site!**

**Pickup is November 30 from 5:30-6pm at Munson. Payment must be submitted when you order, not when you pick up!**

Sign up by clicking the photo below! (Make sure you hit Submit and check your email for a confirmation from "Jot" to ensure your order has processed.)

Cookies with Santa

Santa's coming to Munson! Join the PTO on Friday, December 2 from 5-8pm in the Munson Elementary gym for photos with Mr. Claus, cookie decorating and cocoa, and fun holiday games and activities. Cost is $5 per participant (observers/non-cookie decorators are free), and all RSVPs are due by November 30. (Please don't wait to RSVP - late registrants will not get cookies to decorate.) We can't wait to celebrate the season with you!
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Munson Spiritwear Sale!

Spiritwear is available for purchase through December 1! This is a great way to help the PTO, as we receive a portion of all sales. Thank you to WH Farm for partnering with the PTO to show our Chardon spirit! Click the photo below to place your order.

PTO Shopping Event at Five Below

Help the PTO while you shop for the holidays! When you show the flyer above at Five Below in Chardon between November 26 and December 2, Five Below will donate 10% of your purchase back to the PTO! Please reach out to the PTO at with any questions. Thanks for your support and happy shopping!
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Save the Date! Parents Night Out is Back!

Mark your calendars - Munson's Parents Night Out is back in 2023! Spend a fun evening relaxing with friends and enjoying dinner, drinks, dancing - and lots of exciting auction items and experiences. All proceeds will go back to Munson! More details to come - stay tuned!
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