MES Communication

March 19 - April 1

Hello BEAR Nation!

I hope I’m finding everyone relaxed and refreshed for the final quarter of the school year. It’s truly amazing how fast this year has gone. In this communication, you will find information about our upcoming PTO Clothing Sale, PTO Fun Run, Take Home Science Activities, Multicultural Night, 6th Grade Parent Nights and Elective Enrollments, 2022-23 Yearbook ordering (LAST CHANCE to order!!!), and our Spring SOLs. We have a lot going on as we prepare for a busy Spring. I hope you will take a few moments to see what we have planned for our school and community. Thanks for your partnership!


Mr. Machi

Lunch Menu (Mar. 20-31)

FREE Breakfast and Lunch is available daily.

Students may decline a meal at any time.

Available Everyday: Yogurt Meal, Hummus, or Sunbutter & Jelly

Specials Rotation (Mar. 20-31)

Moncure is operating on a six-day rotation this year. Please look for specific Specials information from your child’s teacher!

SCPS 2022-23 Calendar

To help you to prepare for the year ahead, I encourage families to access the SCPS 2022-23 School Calendar. Please print or keep this link handy, as it will help you to prepare for holidays or periodic days off.

LAST CHANCE!!! Order your 2022-23 Moncure Yearbook Online! - $20 Each!

We are excited to offer our 2022-23 yearbooks to families. For $20 plus a .99 cent service fee, you can secure a yearbook that captures images, events, and memories from the past year. If you wish to order a copy, please follow the steps below. Order online through March 30, 2023. Limited extra copies will be available after this sale ends. Please reserve your own copy today!

How to order your Yearbook…

Step 1: Visit

Step 2: Login if returning or register as a "new user"

Step 3: Select “Home” (Under the Memory Book Jostens Logo)

Step 4: Select “Standard Yearbook”

Step 5: Identify the Quantity you would like to order

Step 6: Add and Select your child

Step 7: Continue to Checkout

Step 8: Yearbooks cost $20 this year and a .99-cent service fee will be added to all online orders. (All Yearbook orders are online this year.)

Step 9: Complete all Guest, Shipping, and Payment Information.

All yearbooks will be sent to Moncure for distribution.

Order Online through March 30, 2023

Moncure’s Spring Clothing Sale (April 14-15)

Why do kids keep growing? Seriously, we JUST bought them shoes and clothes! Now they need larger sizes? Don't fret - we're all in the same boat, and we've got the solution for you! Join us at the Bi-Annual Moncure Elementary Consignment Sale where you can either sell and/or buy gently-used clothes, shoes, toys, and other various kid items! We need your new or gently used clothes, shoes, toys, and other kid-related items which will be sold at a great discounted price and you can make some cash while earning some for our school?! Win-Win! Please help us spread the word!


We are excited to announce that we are using a NEW sales platform for our Consignment Sale! We believe this new platform is more user-friendly and easy to maneuver! Sales will be instantly updated on the website and Consignor/Volunteers should find it easier to understand.

Click here and Join/Create your Consignor Account here:

Be on the lookout for a How-To video if you need further assistance with how to use the new website! Also be on the lookout for Volunteer Shifts soon!

PTO Fun Run

We are excited to announce that our PTO Fun Run will take place April 6th. This opportunity is a fun way for our students to exercise, show spirit for one another, and for our community to support our PTOs primary fundraiser. It is through this funding that our PTO is able to provide House Shirts for all students, pay for assemblies, and support instruction. Look for more information soon about how to support your student, our school and our PTO.

Take Home Science Learning

During the week of March 20th, each of our students will begin hands-on science learning opportunities. In the past, Schools use to have Science Fairs to help students conduct experiments and practice the Scientific Method. Last year, Moncure’s staff provided all students with materials to conduct germination (plant/grass growing) experiments at home. This year, we are providing students with an opportunity to choose from 2 or 3 different scientific learning opportunities. To accomplish this task, students will be given various materials to conduct experiments and track changes at home. Our staff has worked very hard to design these opportunities and I ask families to stress that these hands-on experiences are NOT optional. Please ask your learner and remind them to track changes along the way. Look for more information from our classroom teachers soon.

Moncure Multicultural Night

We hope you will mark your calendars to share or celebrate the many cultures that make our Moncure Community special on Wednesday, May 3rd (6:00-7:30)

Look for a participant / contributor sign-up sheet during the first week of April for families who are interested in sharing through food, dancing, games, activities and traditional clothing.

We look forward to celebrating together!

Lost and Found – (Donation Day, Friday, March 31st)

And just like that… Our Lost and Found is FULL again! It’s amazing how many jackets and sweatshirts can accumulate in such a short period of time. As spring approaches, we need for our winter gear to find their way back to your closets. If you believe you have a lost clothing item, please ask your student to take a look. Families are also welcome to drop by the building to look. Unfortunately, to make room for more lost treasures, we need to donate our current lost items at the end of March. We hope you will take a look!

Moncure’s Spring 2023 SOL Schedule

Moncure’s Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade students will take Virginia’s SOL (Standards of Learning) assessments this spring. The schedule below displays our upcoming testing schedule. To learn more about SOL assessments and how you might support your student, I ask that you mark your calendars for the upcoming April 6th SOL Bear Talk. With approximately 450 students to test, it is important that students are present, fed and well rested for their SOL testing sessions. Thanks for your support!

Rising 6th Grade Parent Information Night – March 23, 2023

The transition to Middle School is a big deal. Sixth graders able to select electives of their choice and students will have to change classrooms to go to Language Arts, Math, Science, and History. For our rising sixth graders and families to learn more, you are invited to attend a parent information night at your future school on Thursday, March 23rd. Please refer to the list of schools and times below for specifics.

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School Calendar of Events

Mar 24: 3rd Report Cards go LIVE in ParentVue

Mar 24: House Celebration

Mar 25: Stafford County Fine Arts Festival at BPHS (11AM-4PM)

Mar 26: Stafford County Fine Arts Festival at BPHS (11AM-4PM)

Apr 7: No School

Apr 10: No School

Apr 13 & 14: Spring Picture Day

PTO Upcoming Events

Moncure’s PTO has a few events in the works that need to be on your calendars. While more information will be distributed in the coming weeks about each of these events, we are excited about each of these events and look forward to having community fun together.

Mar 27: Daryl Cobb – Author Visit

Apr 6: “Glow” Run

Apr 14-15: Spring Clothing Sale

May 12: Family Movie Night (Under the Stars)

Substitute Teachers Needed

Have you ever considered being a substitute teacher. Stafford County Public Schools is always looking for substitutes to support our schools. To learn about the application and hiring process, access the link below. We are always looking for energetic and positive substitutes to support our school. SCPS Substitute Hiring Information

REMINDER: National School Lunch Program Application (School and Family Benefits)

As a Title 1 school, Federal funds are allocated to Moncure to support our students. These funds can be used to hire staff, purchase supplies, pay for professional development, as well as provide funds to support our families and community. One way funding is determined for Stafford County and Moncure Elementary School is through the National School Lunch Program. With Moncure currently offering free meals for all students, it is easy for our families not to apply for this support. However, if your family has received financial meal support in the past, or if you believe you would need this support to provide school meals to your children, we ask that you use the link below to complete a National School Lunch Program Application. Applications for the National School Lunch Program must be completed annually. Should you have any questions, please contact our school or Stafford County’s Nutrition Department. Free School Lunch Application Link

A Note to School - Communication

Plans change and communication makes everything easier. Should you need to report an absence or adjust your BEAR’S dismissal plan, please contact our school. One way to communicate is by completing our “A Note to School” form and sending it through email to our office and your student’s teacher or by simply sending the form or a note to school. To access digital forms of this note, you can go to the parent portion of our webpage or simply use the link below. Thanks for keeping us informed. The earlier the better.

How to communicate with Moncure: -or- "A Note To School"

Please include in all emails:

Student's Name, Teacher's Name, and your name

Office Dismissal Hours (“No Student Office Dismissals” after 2:30PM)

It is not uncommon for our office and elementary schools across our county to receive multiple emails each day with dismissal changes from parents. The notifications require our office to contact teachers to prevent students from being dismissed incorrectly. Student office dismissals after 2:30PM only add to this confusion. Please understand that our “No Student Office Dismissal” restriction after 2:30PM is based on student safety. Thanks for your understanding!

“Pawsitive” and “Caught Ya” Citations

“Pawsitive” and “Caught Ya” Citations are great ways to recognize students and staff for being awesome! Staff members are responsible for submitting “Pawsitive” Citations for students and students and parents are welcome to submit “Caught Ya” Citations for staff. Check your email for these citations! They are a highlight of our day to send and often a highlight for students and families to receive. They also provide students with an opportunity to earn House points. Everyone wants to be a member of the “House of the Year!” If you would like to recognize one or more of our staff members, simply use this link. “Caught Ya”–Staff Citation Link Thank you so much!

Time to do More Great Things! #BEARNATION!
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