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!


Julie Paige

email: paigeju@japioneers.org

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

Twitter: @MonroeElem2

Facebook: Monroe Elementary School

Thank you!

Thank you to the Miller Family. They have donated a table for our outdoor space that will be used for outdoor learning and eating when the weather is warmer. We appreciate their contribution!
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Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching. Classroom parties will occur on Friday, February 11th. More information will be coming soon from classroom teachers about items that they could use for their parties. Parents will not be able to attend the parties but we will post pictures. Students will be able to decorate a Valentine box at home to bring to school to collect their Valentine cards in. If you have any extra shoe boxes or boxes of a similar size Monroe Elementary would appreciate if you could send them in for students that don't have boxes.


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

Career Speaker Volunteers Needed:

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 allenal@japioneers.org

Health Department updated Covid guidelines

Below are the updated health department guidelines.

Masks on Jonathan Alder transportation

Masks are still mandatory on Jonathan Alder busses. Please encourage your child to keep their masks to prevent needing a new mask on a daily basis. We are happy to provide masks if needed but we are giving out a lot of masks on a daily basis.

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!

Important Dates

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

Madison County Prevention

Madison County Prevention (MCP) is offering evening workshops for Parents/Caretakers or anyone working with youth throughout the school year.
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Soccer Camp

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