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!
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.
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 https://www.shop.memorybook.com/school/229950moncureelementary/
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
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)
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:
email@example.com -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!