The Monroe Messenger
A Message from the Principal
Dear James Monroe Families,
The year is quickly coming to an end with just one and half months left. There is still much to accomplish over the final weeks of school and a lot of celebrate.
Important May Dates:
- May 8th-16 NJSLA Testing & Teacher Appreciation Week
- May 9th PTO Meeting
- May 17th Bookfair Bingo
- May 19th Field Day
- May 26th, 29th and 30th School Closed
- May 31st & June 1st The Lion King Jr
Families, please remember school starts at 8:55am. Please leave enough time to park and walk your child to the school if you are a walker. There has been an increase in tardy arrivals. Supervision on school property begins at 8:45.
Cynthia Tufaro, principal
Maggie Callahan, assistant principal
Bubbles for Autism Awareness
NJSLA - State Assessment
All NJ students across the state in grades 3, 4 & 5 will take the following standardized tests.
May 8 - May 9 - ELA
May 10 - May 11 MATH
GRADE 5 ONLY - May 15
You may use the following items from previous tests with your children:
Teacher Appreciation Week
May 8th - 12th
There is not enough to be said about the tremendous work and dedication of the James Monroe teaching staff. We are so grateful for their professionalism day in and day out to help our children thrive and grow. To honor them, let's show our spirit for Teacher Appreciation Week!
This year’s concert was a collaborative effort by the talented Ms. Ford and Mrs. Sanchez! We rocked and clapped along with contemporary tunes of our harmonious chorus and were impressed by the skills of our instrumentalists. Thank you also to Ms. Joy Russell for accompanying the performance and to our staff who volunteered to chaperone the evening.
April's Whoos News
Our Media Club has been busy creating and capturing content for their monthly video report. Check it out!
Congratulations to ...
Jayden Virdi for placing in the International Academics geography competition. We wish him all the best as he moves on to the next round at Nationals!
Nivaan Shrivastava for qualifying to participate in the Chess Nationals to be held in Baltimore this month. We look forward to more happy news!
Lion King - May 31st and June 1st
Drama Club News
“Don’t Lose Your Strength”- The drama club is far from losing strength as we gear up for May- our performance month!
We will be moving to 3 days a week of rehearsals for our 33 Lead roles and 66 Ensemble roles! Our Kindergarten, First and Second grade Citizens of Pride Rock have been hard at work learning their “Opening Number” songs and choreography.
Costumes and props are being created by our Production team and our Public Relations team is generating a buzz throughout the building as they visit rooms to share the wise words of Rafiki to our James Monroe community.
It truly takes a village to put on a production and we are so excited to share our story with an audience very soon!
Stay tuned for ticket sale information.
Field Day - May 19th
It's almost Field Day! We're going to have a blast with our new rockwall, stations, parachute, basketball, art/music/spanish activities, dancing, and much more! If you'd like to run a station to help our students understand the activity, participate safely, and have fun, click the link HERE. There are options for volunteering in the morning, afternoon or all day. Thanks in advance for helping make our field day a success!
Thank you to our PTO for all of the hard work and planning that went into the 2nd Annual Tricky Tray which raised significant funds to support future field trips and school endeavors! Also, many thanks to the school community and staff for all of their donations to our baskets and to the JPS and EHS National Honor Societies for volunteering to assist with the baskets.
PTO meeting - May
Please join us in the cafeteria or virtually at or next PTO meeting on May 9th at 6:00 pm. A link will be shared to join virtually as well before the meeting.
Our Math Carnival was the greatest show on earth! Thank you to Mrs. Amin and the intervention team for planning a spectacular evening that incorporated math skills with carnival like games and a performances by a professional juggling act. Each participant went home with snacks, prizes and a math game.
Our Science Fair showcased our future scientists! Thank you to Mrs. Somes for organizing this wonderful opportunity for the students to research, test and conduct experiments related to the areas of STEM. We were lucky to have several volunteers including family members and teachers who provided feedback and interacted with the students about their projects.
Field Trip Flashback
Highlights from our recent field trips sponsored by the PTO!
Thank you for supporting our PTO fundraising efforts. Our students were able to explore and go on exciting adventures to build their experiences!
Third Grade Field Trip - Urban Air
Fifth Grade Field Trip - Franklin Institute
Kindergarten - Eyes on the Wild
Kindergarten Registration 23-24 Now Open
Visit the Edison Public Schools Website to learn more about how to register your incoming Kindergarten student.
Dual Language Academy
Visit the Dual Language Academy website for more information.
The Public Schools of Edison Township is proud to offer a Dual Language Academy (DLA) to be located at Washington Elementary School. In this dual language program, students will be taught literacy and academic content in both English and Spanish. The DLA will be a full-time program of instruction running from Grade K through 5th grade that provides structured English language instruction, as well as instruction in Spanish, in all core content areas.All Edison School District students are eligible to apply for the program prior to the start of kindergarten.
A Message from Mrs. Sclafani - School Nurse
Breakfast and Lunch Information
Children can purchase ONE snack after they eat lunch on Tuesday and Thursdays!