Monroe Staff Weekly Update

Integrity * Inclusiveness * Collaboration * Optimism

May 29, 2018

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I Will Always Remember

Dear Friends,

When I started as a teacher 27 years ago I never once thought I would become a principal, but my path led me here to this wonderful school. It has been an honor and a privilege to be your leader. Thank you for blessing me with smiles, hugs, and kind words these past seven years. I have learned something from each and every one of you. My time here with you will always be a special part of my life. As I look forward to what comes next for me, I sincerely hope to stay in touch. My personal email is My cell, if you don't already have it, is 405.826.2119. I hope you all have a peaceful, restful and blessed summer. YOU SO DESERVE IT!!

xoxo Lori


Nicole Gorman - May 8

Catherine Buckley - May 11

Samantha Young - May 21

Audrey Tomlinson - June 1

Amanda Allison - June 3

Mary Rice - June 12

Heather Pogue - June 24

Jennifer Raper - June 26

Jamie Bender - June 29

Stephanie Miller - July 1

Christina Sullivan - July 12

Emily Flores - July 19

Week at a Glance

Monday, May 28
  • No School

Tuesday, May 29

  • Happy Tuesday!

Wednesday, May 30

  • 5th Grade vs. Teachers Volleyball, 1:25 pm

Thursday, May 31

  • Last day of school
  • Math Benchmark window closes
  • 2nd Grade to Star Skate
  • 3rd Grade to Star Skate

Friday, May 25

  • Teacher Check Out
  • Staff End of Year Celebration, 4:15 pm, Lori's house (4817 Wellman Way)

News & Reminders

Staff Update

  • Holly Nevels says they hope to name a new principal at the June 4 board meeting. Waiting on pins and needles!! :)
  • Our half time music position has been increased to full time. This means next year you will have 2 music teachers!
  • We are saying goodbye to Emilee Shepard at the end of the year. She will be teaching at Madison and Jefferson next year and we wish her the best!
  • Elin Williams will be joining the Monroe staff next year as the second music teacher. I know you will make her feel welcome!
  • Kindergarten team next year: Laura Jaeger, Heather Pogue, Jordan Liddell
  • First grade team next year: Amber Cook, Amber Roxborough, Amanda Trujillo, Torrie Warren
  • Second Grade team next year: Tammy Marshall, Jennifer Raper, Kianna Stiles
  • Third Grade team next year: Mandi Bridges, Susan Roach, Audrey Tomlinson
  • Fourth Grade team next year: Sydney Bird, Terri McCracken, Lynette Wilson, plus one other fantastic teacher yet to be found!
  • Fifth Grade team next year: Julie Brewer, Joanna Brown, Amber Smith


  • As a reminder, teachers should not show full length movies in class. Showing clips of movies is acceptable, but showing full length movies is not. Parents are not happy when their children come home and tell them, "All we did was watch a movie today." Thank you for being respectful of my expectations and district expectations.

Energy Guidelines

  • Summer setback will begin at the end of the work day June 1, 2018 and last until August 6, 2018. During these times, buildings are expected to be shutdown and HVAC setback. Any activity that requires altering the guidelines to accommodate an activity must be approved.
  • Teachers are responsible for the shutdown of their individual room or area prior to leaving for the summer. Steps to be taken when shutting down for the summer:
    • HVAC with a manual thermostat, (units not controlled by an Energy Management System), should be set up to 85 degrees. If the HVAC is controlled, teacher does not have control, thermostat should be placed at 75 degrees.

    • Unless being used for summer school, electrical equipment must be unplugged, i.e. computers, printers, intelligent classroom, electric radios, electric clocks, electric pencil sharpeners, power strips, etc...

    • You are encouraged to take all personal appliances home for the summer. If not taken home all-personal appliances must be emptied and unplugged. This includes refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, etc. Refrigerator doors should be propped open to prevent mildew. Remember that the District is not responsible for your personal appliances. Again, you are encouraged to take all personal appliances home for the summer.

    • All lights must be off when the room is empty. Switches to lights with motion sensors should be turned off.

    • Intelligent Classroom Equipment (unless being used for Summer School) must be turned off and unplugged.

      1. Power Down Laptop

      2. Remove batteries from Student Response equipment

      3. Turn off Power Strip mounted to cart.

      4. Unplug cart from wall

      5. Unplug mounted white board from wall.

      6. In fall when reconnecting, reverse these steps.

    • Any equipment that is not covered by this list, which uses energy and is not a safety concern should be turned off and unplugged.

    • All personal plants and animals must be taken home.

Requires Action

Technology End of Year Procedures

  • Non-returning staff at the end of school year will need to turn in all MacBooks, iPads, and laptops and all appropriate cords and chargers to your Principal or Principal Designee, so Technology Services Center can inventory and re-image.

    • Staff Changing sites:

      • If you are changing sites, any classroom sets of equipment shall remain at the old sites.

      • Teacher provided MacBook will go with teacher to new site.

    • Returning Employees:

    • You must be a returning employee to take your teacher Mac, your Dell IC Laptop, and if applicable, one iPad home.

    • If over the summer, you resign your position and leave Norman Public Schools, please coordinate with Bonnie Selzer, ( at the Technology Service Center, to return all checked out equipment.

    • Optional: Checking in MacBook, Dell IC Laptop and if applicable iPad for Summer (If not taking your equipment home):

      • If you do not desire to take home your MacBook, Dell IC Laptop and, if applicable iPad, for the summer, please check in your devices with your school principal or principal designee so that the devices can be placed in the secured area at your site.

    • Remove your Batteries

      • Please remove the batteries from all your clickers with the screwdrivers provided to your site last year and place in boxes/totes located in the area designated by your principals.

        • If you no longer have screwdrivers, please coordinate with Troy Barnett ( so that he can provide replacement screwdrivers.

      • Again, only put batteries in boxes/totes provided.

        • Please do not place clickers in totes--clickers will be secured in your room.

    • Mobis /Dongles / Pens / Clickers / Remote

      • Leave your mobis on your cart.

      • Lock your dongles, clickers, pens and remote in your cart.

    • Need something repaired?:

      • If any of your Intelligent Classroom equipment (laptop, IC board, dock, Mobis, or projector) needs to be repaired over the summer, please let your principal know and request that your site contact, librarian, or site secretary submit a KACE ticket to the Technology Services Center (TSC).

      • How do I submit a technology work request (TWR) for a computer, projector, or other related technology repair?

      • If you would like assistance for this, please contact the NPS Help Desk at

    • All Intelligent classroom equipment must be turned off and unplugged:

      • Power Down Laptop

      • Turn off Power Strip mounted to cart.

      • Unplug cart from wall

      • Unplug mounted white board from wall. In August when reconnecting, reverse these steps.

    • All devices will be stored in the CONFERENCE ROOM.

Peer Observations

  • Due before the last day of school.

Lori's Schedule May 28 - June 1

Monday - No School

Tuesday - Monroe all day

Wednesday - Monroe all day

Thursday - Monroe all day

Friday -Monroe all day

Monroe Elementary Mission

The mission of Monroe Elementary is to provide a positive learning community that achieves academic excellence through creativity, independent thinking and teamwork. We are committed to meeting the physical, social and emotional needs of our school community where every member is valued.

NPS Mission & Values

MISSION: To prepare and inspire all students to achieve their full potential.


  • Integrity - Integrity is the cornerstone of everything we do.
  • Inclusiveness - We positively affirm the unique identity of every individual.
  • Collaboration - We collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to maximize our shared knowledge and resources to bring greater value to our students, staff and stakeholders.
  • Optimism - We aspire to maintain a positive attitude and expect the best possible outcome in every situation.
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