October 1st, 2021
Monroe Eagles and Families,
Happy October Eagles! As the weather turns colder and the leaves start to change color, we are thankful for the first three (plus) weeks of school that we have spent together. We are rediscovering our rhythm as a school and community and it feels wonderful.
As you know, October is a busy month including our 2021 Fall Curriculum Night (below) this coming Thursday evening (10/7). Please see the below calendar and updates for important information related to all that is to come in this festive month of October.
Important Upcoming Dates:
- Thursday, October 7th - Monroe Fall Curriculum Night (Zoom at 6:30pm and 7:00pm)
- Thursday, October 14th - PTA Membership Meeting (Zoom at 6:30pm)
- Friday, October 15th - No School (Teacher Work Day)
- Monday, October 18 - EPS Let's Connect October Meeting (Zoom at 5:00pm)
- Friday, October 22nd - PTA's Great Pumpkin Night Event (times/format TBD)
- Tuesday, October 26th - WA State 4th/5th Grade English-Language Arts Assessment (Fall)
- Wednesday, October 27th - WA State 4th/5th Grade Math Assessment (Fall)
- Friday, October 29th - Early Release Day (12:20pm dismissal)
- November 1st through November 5th - Parent/Teacher Conferences
- Thursday, November 11th - No School (Veterans Day Observed)
- November 24th through November 26th - No School (Thanksgiving Break)
Our 2021 Fall Curriculum Night is right around the corner and takes place this coming Thursday evening (10/7) at 6:30pm and 7:00pm.
This will be a live Zoom event with two identical sessions offered by grade level and/or teacher. These live, 30-minute sessions will be designed to allow our educators to provide parents and guardians with an update on our year-to-date and the planned teaching and learning for forthcoming months.
Please see the attached document (below) for session times and Zoom links. Please use this schedule to access the session or sessions that you would like to attend.
We look forward to seeing you all this coming Thursday evening for our 2021 Fall Curriculum Night.
Our Everett Public Schools continue to work with County Health Officials to update our COVID-19 protocols. These protocols include guidance for students that become ill while at school. We anticipate continued updates and will relay that information as quickly as possible. For now, our protocols include the below actions steps:
- County Heath Officials have revised the quarantine time period, reducing the mandated time in quarantine from 14 days down to 10 days.
- Based on the type and severity of symptoms, students may be required to remain home for ten (10) days or until symptoms have resolved and they have been able to receive a negative COVID test. Our School Health Attendant and/or School Nurse will provide information in this regard should your child become ill.
- Please continue to check your child’s for any symptoms each day. If your child is symptomatic in any regard, please keep them home until the symptom/symptoms have resolved.
- For up-to-date COVID information from the Everett Public Schools, please see our webpage at https://www.everettsd.org/domain/4908
As a school, our month-long celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month continues both across our campus and within our classrooms. As a school, we have been able to utilize our morning announcements to highlight and celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of our several prominent leaders including the below. Our celebration will continue across the next two weeks as we further explore, learn, and celebrate the gift of our collective diversity, both as a school and as a community.
Once again, we thank you for your continued support and shared commitment to ensuring that our Eagles inherit a truly just, inclusive, and united world.
Celebrated Leaders include:
- Dr. Ellen Ochoa: First Latina to go to space (Space Shuttle Discovery)
- Justice Sonia Sotomayor: First Latina elected to the United State Supreme Court
- Jose Andres: Founder of the World Central Kitchen to fight hunger
- Sylvia Mendez: Helped end school segregation in California
- Lin-Manuel Miranda: Composer/playwriter famous for the musicals Hamilton and In the Heights
- Sophie Cruz: Then five-year-old Sophie advocated for immigration reforms in 2015
- Delores Huerta: Civil Rights activist who improved living conditions for farm workers
- Elizabeth Acevado: Renowned poet and best-selling novelist
As part of our ongoing efforts to connect and communicate across our Everett community, our Everett Public Schools produces a monthly newsletter. Filled with important information and upcoming events, this monthly resource is an excellent way to stay up-to-date with all of the happenings across our schools and community. Please check out both the English and Spanish versions of our EPS October Newsletter below.
Thank you for taking your time to read this week's MOE News update. We wish you a wonderful weekend and the start to a terrific season of fall. On behalf of our entire Monroe team (Go Team MOE!), thank you again for the honor to serving you, your child, and your family as part of our Monroe Community.
Please take care, stay safe/healthy, and be well.
Tyler & Catarino
Principal & Assistant Principal
Monroe Elementary School
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Missed an Update?
Below are links to previous Monroe Updates:
- September 17, 2021: English Version - Spanish Version
- September 7, 2021: English Version - Spanish Version
- September 1, 2021: English Version - Spanish Version
- August 26, 2021: English Version - Spanish Version
- August 18, 2021: English Version - Spanish version
- July 30, 2021: English Version - Spanish Version