Monroe Elementary News
January 21, 2022
From the Principal
We had a special visitor at Monroe Elementary this week. Vicki Yoder and her dog Shadow visited some of the classrooms. Shadow is a trained therapy dog. Monroe students enjoyed getting to meet Shadow and hear about all of the great things he gets to do to help people. I have posted some pictures below.
There are some updates to the Valentine Day section of the newsletter so please take a few minutes to check out the updates. If you have any extra shoe boxes at home, we would love to use them for student Valentine boxes.
Have a great weekend!
Phone: (614)873-8503 OR (740)857-1711
Facebook: Monroe Elementary School
When you are out purchasing Valentine cards and would like to help out by purchasing an additional package of Valentine cards for students that don't have cards, we would gladly accept your help.
From The Guidance Counselor: Ms. Allen
This year, all 4th grade students at Monroe Elementary School will have the opportunity to participate in a career exploration and information program called Career Cafe. Students who choose to participate will be invited to eat lunch in a classroom while listening to speakers sharing information about a variety of career fields. If you, or someone you know, are interested in volunteering as a career speaker, please contact Allie Allen, School Counselor, at (740) 857-1711 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Health Department updated Covid guidelines
Masks on Jonathan Alder transportation
Monroe School Yearbook information
Yearbooks can be ordered online at ybpay.lifetouch.com. Monroe Elementary's Yearbook ID Code is 13563222 and the cost is $12. Online ordering is the ONLY way to order yearbooks this year. No orders can be accepted through the school. The deadline to order is March 11, 2022.
Chromebook/i-Pad Student Responsibility
Chromebook/i-Pad Student Responsibility
All Jonathan Alder schools are now equipped with one Chromebook or i-Pad per child. We hope that students handle their devices with great care; however,there are consequences for damage, loss and/or inappropriate use of their computers.
All JA schools will be following this fee schedule for damages on devices:
This fee schedule was approved by the JA Board of Education on 12/13/2021 and is supported by Board Policy that states: “users are personally responsible and liable” for use of district technology and that users are “fully liable for damage or loss” of equipment while being used by the student. (ref: 7540.03 Student Technology Acceptable Use and Safety and 7530 Lending of Board-Owned Equipment)
We encourage you to have conversations with your children regarding the resources provided, and general safety and security on the web. This is a great place to start: Common Sense Media.
Thank you for your assistance as we strive to keep the laptop computers working properly and in the hands of students.
Teacher Spotlight- Mrs. Johnston
What is your name and your position at Monroe Elementary?
Janet Johnston, 4th Grade Teacher
What's one thing you couldn't live without?
I couldn't live without my family.
What is your FAVORITE thing to do?
My favorite thing to do is spend time with my grandchildren (and kids!).
Where is the best place you've traveled to?
The best place I have traveled to is Huntington Beach, CA. Even though we were out there for a softball tournament for our daughter, we had lots of fun, and saw/did things we had not done before, not to mention it's beautiful!
What is the best book you've ever read?
I am currently working on a masters degree in Gifted and Talented Education through Ashland University. Getting this degree will allow me to better meet the needs of all my students.
What is your favorite thing about working at Monroe Elementary School?
I love the size of Monroe and how close everyone is. All teachers support each other.
Tell us something that might surprise us about you.
I seriously considered getting a degree in music education before I switched to elementary education. Music makes everything better!
January 25- Kindergarten Music Performance- 6:30pm
January 28- Professional Development Day- No School
February 4- Mobile dentist coming to Monroe
February 9- Remote Learning Day
February 11- Valentine classroom parties
February 21- President's Day- No School