MES Communication

February 27 - March 11

Hello BEAR Nation!

It’s hard to believe March is almost here. In this communication, you will find information about this week’s Virtual One Book One School kick off, our upcoming Spring Break, Spring Break Meal Kits, and our 2022-23 Yearbooks. I hope you will take a few moments to see what we have planned for our school and community. We appreciate your partnership!


Mr. Machi

Lunch Menu (Feb. 27 – Mar. 10)

FREE Breakfast and Lunch is available daily.

Students may decline a meal at any time.

Available Everyday: Yogurt Meal, Hummus, or Sunbutter & Jelly

Specials Rotation (Feb. 27 – Mar. 10)

Moncure is operating on a six-day rotation this year. Please look for specific Specials information from your child’s teacher!

SCPS 2022-23 Calendar

To help you to prepare for the year ahead, I encourage families to access the SCPS 2022-23 School Calendar. Please print or keep this link handy, as it will help you to prepare for holidays or periodic days off.

One Book One School – “JD and the Great Barber Battle”

Moncure’s One Book One School challenge is set to begin on Monday, February 27th. While I students will have kick-off assemblies throughout the 27th, we are hoping that entire families will join us for a virtual kickoff that same evening at 7PM. We are very excited about this whole community reading challenge. To learn more about the challenge and how to join us Monday evening, please click on the link below.

One Book One School

Spring Break

All Stafford County Public Schools with have Spring Break between March 10th and March 19th. Please plan accordingly as school will be closed. School will reopen on Monday, March 20th.

Spring Break Meal Kit

Stafford Schools Nutrition Department and Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank are partnering to provide Spring Break Meal Kits to families in need. Distribution to families will be held on Friday, March 10 at Colonial Forge High School from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. Families should use the traffic signal to enter the school. Distribution will be set up as a drive-thru located in the student parking lot. Volunteers will assist families to load their vehicles. More than 500 kits are available. Please see flier for additional information.

Order your 2022-23 Moncure Yearbook Online! - $20 Each!

We are excited to offer our 2022-23 yearbooks to families. For $20 plus a .99 cent service fee, you can secure a yearbook that captures images, events, and memories from the past year. If you wish to order a copy, please follow the steps below. Order online through March 30, 2023. Limited extra copies will be available after this sale ends. Please reserve your own copy today!

How to order your Yearbook…

Step 1: Visit

Step 2: Login if returning or register as a "new user"

Step 3: Select “Home” (Under the Memory Book Jostens Logo)

Step 4: Select “Standard Yearbook”

Step 5: Identify the Quantity you would like to order

Step 6: Add and Select your child

Step 7: Continue to Checkout

Step 8: Yearbooks cost $20 this year and a .99-cent service fee will be added to all online orders. (All Yearbook orders are online this year.)

Step 9: Complete all Guest, Shipping, and Payment Information.

All yearbooks will be sent to Moncure for distribution.

Order Online through March 30, 2023

School Calendar of Events

Feb 27: One Book One School Kick Off (Daytime and 7PM Virtual Family Sessions)

Feb 27-March 2: WIDA Testing Wraps Up

Mar 10-Mar 19: Spring Break

Mar 24: House Celebration

PTO Upcoming Events

Moncure’s PTO has a few events in the works that need to be on your calendars. While more information will be distributed in the coming weeks about each of these events, we are excited about each of these events and look forward to having community fun together.

Mar 9: “Glow” Run

Mar 27: Daryl Cobb – Author Visit

Apr 14-15: Spring Clothing Sale

May 12: Family Movie Night (Under the Stars)

Substitute Teachers Needed

Have you ever considered being a substitute teacher. Stafford County Public Schools is always looking for substitutes to support our schools. To learn about the application and hiring process, access the link below. We are always looking for energetic and positive substitutes to support our school. SCPS Substitute Hiring Information

REMINDER: National School Lunch Program Application (School and Family Benefits)

As a Title 1 school, Federal funds are allocated to Moncure to support our students. These funds can be used to hire staff, purchase supplies, pay for professional development, as well as provide funds to support our families and community. One way funding is determined for Stafford County and Moncure Elementary School is through the National School Lunch Program. With Moncure currently offering free meals for all students, it is easy for our families not to apply for this support. However, if your family has received financial meal support in the past, or if you believe you would need this support to provide school meals to your children, we ask that you use the link below to complete a National School Lunch Program Application. Applications for the National School Lunch Program must be completed annually. Should you have any questions, please contact our school or Stafford County’s Nutrition Department. Free School Lunch Application Link

A Note to School - Communication

Plans change and communication makes everything easier. Should you need to report an absence or adjust your BEAR’S dismissal plan, please contact our school. One way to communicate is by completing our “A Note to School” form and sending it through email to our office and your student’s teacher or by simply sending the form or a note to school. To access digital forms of this note, you can go to the parent portion of our webpage or simply use the link below. Thanks for keeping us informed. The earlier the better.

How to communicate with Moncure: -or- "A Note To School"

Please include in all emails:

Student's Name, Teacher's Name, and your name

Office Dismissal Hours (“No Student Office Dismissals” after 2:30PM)

It is not uncommon for our office and elementary schools across our county to receive multiple emails each day with dismissal changes from parents. The notifications require our office to contact teachers to prevent students from being dismissed incorrectly. Student office dismissals after 2:30PM only add to this confusion. Please understand that our “No Student Office Dismissal” restriction after 2:30PM is based on student safety. Thanks for your understanding!

“Pawsitive” and “Caught Ya” Citations

“Pawsitive” and “Caught Ya” Citations are great ways to recognize students and staff for being awesome! Staff members are responsible for submitting “Pawsitive” Citations for students and students and parents are welcome to submit “Caught Ya” Citations for staff. Check your email for these citations! They are a highlight of our day to send and often a highlight for students and families to receive. They also provide students with an opportunity to earn House points. Everyone wants to be a member of the “House of the Year!” If you would like to recognize one or more of our staff members, simply use this link. “Caught Ya”–Staff Citation Link Thank you so much!

Time to do More Great Things! #BEARNATION!
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