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April 29th, 2022

Early May greetings to you!

With May comes the final full month of this 2021/2022 school year. Additionally, May is a busy month as more school events (and non-school events) are being added back to our calendars. The coming month is also associated with State Testing as our Washington Smarter Balanced tests begin for our third, fourth, and fifth grade students. Through it all, we ask one straight-forward expectation for each of our Eagles - "Give your best effort."

Our recent school assemblies introduced the phrase Win the Day to our students. Heard around our campus, this phrase calls each of us to give our best effort in the present moment. This intentional focus on today produces the best possible results and is an everyday reminder to maximize this day that we have been given.

As the weather warms and spring accelerates our already busy schedules, we wish you the same opportunity in focusing on the opportunities of today. To assist, below are a few updates related to all-things-Monroe across the coming weeks.

Thank you in advance for your time in reviewing this information - Enjoy!

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  • Teacher Appreciation Week - Monday, May 2, through Friday, May 6

  • Friday, May 6 - Learning Improvement Friday (1:35 pm dismissal)

  • Friday, May 13 - Learning Improvement Friday (1:35 pm dismissal)

  • Friday, May 20 - Learning Improvement Friday (1:35 pm dismissal)

  • Friday, May 20 - MOE Multicultural Fair (@ 6:00 pm)

  • Thursday, May 26 - First Grade Authors' Fair (5:30-6:30 pm)

  • Thursday, May 26 - 2022/23 Kindergarten Orientation (6:30-7:30 pm)

  • Friday, May 27 - Learning Improvement Friday (1:35 pm dismissal)

  • Monday, May 30 - Memorial Day (No School)

May also marks the scheduled dates for many of our Washington State assessments. Below is a list of those scheduled exams, by date and grade level. In addition, please view our WA State Assessment update for additional state-testing information.

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Field Day 2022!

One of our favorite year-end events is Field Day. For the past two years, this event was canceled but is scheduled to return this June (Monday, June 13th). This fun-filled day provides our Eagles with a chance to engage in a variety of outdoor games (hopefully in the sunshine). Not only do our Eagles enjoy this day, but it is also beloved by adults. If you are interested in assisting, we would love to welcome you as a volunteer.

Please see the below volunteer information sheet. Volunteers will need to be approved through our district's volunteer approval process - link here. This year's process does include either vaccination documentation or an approved exemption. Please allow at least two weeks for volunteer approval so, if interested in helping with our Field Day, please register as a volunteer as soon as possible.

Thank you for your time and consideration as we look forward to the fun-filled day in June!

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Daily Hot Breakfast is Returning!

On Monday, May 2nd, we will return to our normal morning breakfast procedures. This includes offering a full hot breakfast menu each morning. Students will be able to select a breakfast and eat with their peers in the cafeteria, prior to lining up with their class at their designated area. Some classes (Developmental Kindergarten, Transitional Kindergarten and Primary Achieve) will continue to eat in their classrooms.

Please note that we will reallocate our team during this transition to assist our younger students with this change. We are confident that each of our Eagles will do well in making this shift, and as we learn these more normal routines, we believe it will help us immensely as we return to school next fall.

Please know that school-provided breakfast and lunch continue to be free for all students' families.

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Preparing for the 2022/2023 School Year

As spring progresses, we are beginning our process for considering classes for the forthcoming school year (2022/2023). As we do so, we want to make sure that families are informed and involved in this multi-month effort. As an overview, our Monroe team utilizes the months of May, June, July, and August to cooperatively plan for the placement of our students into classes for the coming year. Current teachers, along with paraeducators, specialists, and administrators, work together to provide input. Our collective goal is to build a foundation for community by drafting balanced class rosters, which include the equitable placement of our learners in relation to each child’s strengths and needs (academically, socially, and emotionally).

As part of our process, we look to you as parents/guardians for insight related to your child’s needs. Please note that this is different from requests for placement with a specific teacher as that is feedback we cannot consider. Teaching assignments for the coming year have not been determined, and it is important that we keep our class formation process focused on the needs of our students and creating the best possible classroom community for every child. Feedback is most impactful when it describes the unique qualities of the child. The below-linked feedback form has been designed for that purpose, and we encourage you to spend a few minutes providing insights that will assist us in drafting classes across the coming months.

Monroe Student Placement Information – Parent/Guardian Input

Please note that class rosters are not finalized until late August. Placements are communicated prior to our planned Meet Your Teacher event in early September.

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Assistance Available for Monroe Families

Through your generous donations and the efforts of our PTA and Monroe team, our food pantry has been stocked and is ready for service. Should you or your loved ones need assistance with food and/or necessities, please contact our Monroe Counselor or our front office (information below). We would be pleased and honored to assist you and your family.

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Celebrating Asian-Pacific Heritage Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPI Heritage Month), also referred to as Asian Pacific Heritage Month. As a school, we look forward to learning and celebrating together as we explore and honor the historical and cultural contributions of individuals and groups of Asian and Pacific Islander descent across our United States.

Heritage is a term that we have collectively explored as a school. We know that heritage encompasses a full range of our inherited traditions, including shared history, customs, and practices. Together, we know that our collective learning and honoring of heritage builds a more inclusive, collaborative community. Honoring Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month provides us all with a wonderful opportunity, and we welcome your involvement as we learn and celebrate during the month of May.

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Monroe Multicultural Night on May 20th

Returning to an in-person format this spring is our beloved Monroe Multicultural Night. Planned for the evening of Friday, May 20th (6:00pm to 8:00pm), this family-friendly event celebrates the wonderful diversity of our community through learning opportunities, activities, games, music, and food.

We encourage everyone to get involved and participate in this fulfilling event. Information about how you can participate is included below. Please consider joining us on the evening of May 20th for the return of our Monroe Multicultural Night!

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2022-2023 Kindergarten Registration

Our Kindergarten Registration process for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year remains open and ongoing. If you have a future Eagle who will be 5 years old by August 31, 2022, then we look forward to welcoming them as part of our newest class this coming fall.

Please see the below informational flier and/or click here to learn more about our Kindergarten enrollment process. If you have questions, please contact our office at (425) 385-7300 or email BLewis2@everettsd.org.

We look forward to meeting and welcoming our newest Eagles, the Class of 2035!

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EPS May Newsletter

Each month, our Everett Public Schools sends a newsletter to all of our families with information pertaining to all of our schools/programs. The May version of our district's newsletter is attached below for your consideration. In this month’s newsletter, you will find updates on each of the below topics.

  • Application information for our ECEAP Preschool Program
  • Summer Academy Information
  • 22/23 Kindergarten Registration Information
  • Parent University Information
  • And, more!
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See Anything You Recognize?

As our weather is progressively turning warmer, our Lost & Found is steadily filling with sweatshirts and jackets desperate to return to their owners. Below is a snapshot of our Lost & Found as of this morning. As is our regular practice, we will continue rolling our Lost & Found out to the front of our school each Friday. However, if something needed did not come home recently, please feel free to stop in for a quick check.
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Thank you for taking the time to read through our (early May) MOE News. We wish you all of the best as spring progresses and our weather continues to warm. On behalf of our Monroe team, we look forward to seeing you at many of our upcoming family events!

Best Wishes,

Tyler & Catarino

Principal & Assistant Principal

Monroe Elementary School

tream@everettsd.org - crodriguez@everettsd.org

Phone: 425-385-7300

Fax 425-385-7302 Fax

Missed an Update?

Below are links to previous Monroe Updates: