Monroe Elementary News

September 30, 2022

From the Principal

Something new to Monroe Elementary but not to Jonathan Alder is daily fitness classes for our students. Plain City Elementary has incorporated daily fitness in the last several years. I have included pictures below. There is extensive research supporting an increased heart rate and academic success in the classroom. At Monroe Elementary, we have started trying this concept with our 3rd grade students. Our PE teacher, Cris Janda, provides daily fitness instruction to our third grade students. The third grade students wear a heart monitor watch to track their heart rates and work to get into the "green zone" during their 20 minute fitness time.

Today, the fourth grade students spent time at the "Think Big Space." This is at Jonathan Alder High School. They learned about heat and how to heat transfer. There were 6 different stations that they rotated through. I have included pictures below. They finished their time off with a slice an apple pie representing how heat transfers when it is cooking.

Have a great weekend!

Julie Paige


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

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Colder Weather at Recess

As the weather turns cooler, please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for going outside at recess. We will go outside for recess unless the windchill is below 22 degrees.
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Monroe PTO Spirit Wear Sale

If you are interested in updating your wardrobe with some Alder/Monroe Elementary gear, please use this link to place an order through the PTO's fundraiser.

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

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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