Monroe Elementary News

September 2, 2022

From the Principal

It has been a great week at Monroe Elementary! One of the highlights of the week was the JAHS marching band visiting Monroe. Our students enjoyed getting to see the high school students. Maybe some of them will even play in the band someday! I have added some pictures below when the band was at Monroe.

This week we also had our fall Map testing. We will be giving the Map test three times a year: fall, winter, and spring. Students took the Math, Reading, and Reading Fluency tests this week. We use Map scores to assist us in determining student academic growth and how we can intervene with students to help them grow as well as challenge their thinking. Your child's Map score report will be coming home soon. If you would like to learn more about Map scores and the reports, please plan to attend a parent meeting at Monroe Elementary on Tuesday, September 20th at 6:30. This will also be a time that you can ask questions about your child's report.

Reminder: There is no school on Monday due to Labor Day. Enjoy the long weekend!

Julie Paige


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

Twitter: @MonroeElem2

Facebook: Monroe Elementary School

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Parent Volunteers

If you are interested in volunteering at Monroe Elementary, we would love to have your help! There are volunteer opportunities such as: reading with students, copying, cutting out lamination, and other options. Please let your child's teacher know if you would like to volunteer.

Final Forms

If you have not already done so, please log in to your Final Forms account and update your student's information for the 2022-23 school year.

Academic Calendar for 2022-23 School Year

Please find the Academic Calendar for the 2022-23 school year here.


School fees are $30 for the 2022-2023 school year. Fees are due by September 30, 2022.

Food Services

There is no longer free breakfasts and lunches for all students. Final Forms contains free and reduced lunch applications for those that qualify. Money can be added to lunch accounts by sending cash or a check to school with your child. Checks should be made payable to Monroe Elementary Cafeteria. You can also add money to lunch accounts by using a credit card through MyPayments Plus. MyPaymentsPlus does charge a convenience fee for credit card usage. You can reach their account at:

Elementary & Middle School Breakfast -

FREE for free or reduced approved students

$1.50 for full pay students

Elementary & Middle School Lunch -

FREE for free students

$0.40 for reduced students

$3.00 for full pay students

Milk - $0.65

Teacher Spotlight- Mrs. Cumston

What is your name and your position at Monroe Elementary?

Michelle Cumston- First Grade teacher

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


Where is the best place you've traveled to?

Manarola, Italy

Who is your biggest inspiration? Why?

Bobby Bones because he has overcome so much and continues to strive to be better. He is always looking for ways to help people that are in a similar situation to him.

What is the best book you've ever read?

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

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

Everyone is so friendly!

Tell us something that might surprise us about you.

I spent a summer working at the YMCA of the Rockies in Colorado.

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From Ms. Allen- Guidance Counselor

Career Cafe Volunteers Needed!

If you or someone you know would be interested in conducting a brief presentation about your career to our 4th grade students please contact Allie Allen, School Counselor. (complete form below)

All trades, jobs, careers are welcome….

Thank you for your support!!

Positive Parenting Program (Triple P)

Raising children isn’t always easy. Would you like to feel less stressed and feel confident that you are raising happy, confident kids?

The Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) is designed to help parents set their own goals, become confident in their ability to manage parenting issues, and become self-sufficient problem solvers. This program is for parents and caregivers of children 0 to 12 years old and helps parents manage behavior and address problem behaviors. Perhaps it’s your toddler’s supermarket meltdowns… or nightly bedtime battles with your daughter… or your son’s disobedience or aggression. We give tips on how to settle the problem – quickly and calmly!

We won’t tell you how to parent. But we will give you simple, practical strategies you can adapt to suit your family’s values, beliefs and needs. Because we know happier families lead to better relationships… and successful kids! Sign up for small group discussions or one-on-one parenting support by phone on a wide variety of topics for parents and caregivers of young children, including:

  • Dealing with Disobedience
    Get tips on how to get kids to listen and follow directions—and what to do when they don’t.
  • Hassle-Free Shopping with Children
    See how to plan for easy, calm trips out in public and how to deal when kids act up.
  • Managing Fighting and Anger
    Learn strategies for teaching kids to solve problems and get along with others.
  • Developing Good Bedtime Routines
    Get advice on getting your kid to go to bed—and staying there.

Triple P is currently available in Madison, Marion, Pickaway, and Union counties. To sign up, email or call 614-585-9725.

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