Monroe Elementary Newsletter

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Character Trait for Second Quarter -- KINDNESS

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We did it! We made it through our first quarter, and I could not be any prouder of the teachers and students. I truly believe they have had to work extra hard each day in their learning. Don't get me wrong, there has been frustrations and tears as we continue to build the growth mindset in our students, but the ah-ha moments far outweigh those small points of frustration.


I also want to thank the parents and guardians who get their children to school each day ready to learn. The best part of my day is greeting the kids in the morning before school starts because if there is one thing I have learned through this whole thing it is to value seeing students in person everyday.


I look forward to seeing all of you at parent/teacher conferences either via google meet or in person. We wanted to make sure all of you had an option for your conferences this year, so that 100% of our parents are able to meet with the teachers at Monroe.


Thank you for joining us today and tomorrow. Enjoy a long weekend.


Mrs. Bronner, Principal

Help Monroe Win a Donut Party--Fill out Your Parent Survey

Good Morning,

We have been working with Agnew Beck to help us understand how to improve on the great work our schools are already doing to meet the needs of our students and families, this survey is vital to this work. We are encouraging all parents to take the survey. The link will only be live for 2 weeks so please complete as soon as possible.


Thanks in advance for your help with this survey. Please use the link below to complete the survey.


https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BoiseSchools2021ParentSurvey

Squid Games on the Playground

Parents, you may be aware of some of the hottest trends to hit popular culture, such as the joy of fidgets and pop-its. There is a new show on Netflix called Squid Games, that is taking the internet by storm. The show is about 456 people in debt who participate in a series of children's games such as "Red Light, Green Light" to win a massive cash prize. The penalty for losing is a brutal (and graphic) death. This show is NOT appropriate for kids. The content is rated M for Mature, and should not be viewed by anyone under the age of 15 or 16 years old. Unfortunately, we do have some students in our school who have seen this show, and are recreating the children's games of red light, green light, then pretending to shoot at people who move. While it has not gotten physical, we find it important to reach out to you to please help us address this issue with your child. Please make sure that your parental controls are on, review what your children are watching and what they have access to. We appreciate your help to make Monroe a safe and respectful place.

Some helpful articles:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2021/10/18/kids-playing-squid-game/

https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/violent-squid-game-playground-schools-warn


Anne Siron, Counselor

Julianne Bronner, Principal

Holiday Resources

Families- if you are need of any resources for the holidays please complete the following form and the School Counselor, Anne Siron, will connect with you to provide the assistance you need.

Holiday Resources


If you already know you are in need of support at Christmas, you can begin to fill out this form: Christmas Wish List

Mark Your Calendar for BOO BASH 2021 at Monroe Elementary!

If you haven't RSVP'd for Boo Bash, there is still time! Let us know how many people are coming and if you are going to have some tasty pizza. RSVP below!


Don't forget all attendees must have an adult present at the entire event. Thanks!

Tales from the Library

Mark Your Calendar for the Fall Book Fair: October 28 - November 5

Come see the amazing selection of books to purchase from Idaho Book Fairs! The fair will be open daily in the cafeteria from 8:15 am to 4:00 pm, with extended hours the evening of the Boo Bash on October 28. The book fair will also be open before/after school and during lunchtime on our Virtual Day on Tuesday, November 2. There are still a few open spots to help out with book fair sales. Please visit this link for sign-up information. Hope to see you at the fair!


Please note: The number of shoppers at the fair will be monitored to ensure adequate social distancing. Masks are required.


Feel free to contact me at 208-854-5639 or elizabeth.clovis@boiseschools.org


Thank you for supporting the library! Beth Clovis ~ Monroe Librarian



Monroe Helps Rake Up Boise

Our Bobcat Ambassadors will be helping us organize a Rake Up Boise event for Monroe classes. If you know of a family who lives within close proximity of Monroe who needs some assistance with raking up leaves, please reach out to Mrs. Bronner. We would love to help! Time/Date TBD.

Youth Rugby

Wolves Youth Rugby program is gearing up for Spring Rugby! Like many other sports the program has been modified a bit this season to conform with all COVID guidelines to make it a safe and fun experience for everyone. See the attached flyer with details.

Jingle Blades

See the attached poster for information for the December 4 show for Jingle Blades at Idaho Central Arena.

Young Rembrandts

The next session of Young Rembrandts will be from 10/25-12/6. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Flu Vaccine

Below is a list of dates, times and locations to get a flu vaccine.


Boise School District Vaccination Clinics:


Central District Health

Thursday, October 28, 2021

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Election Day - November 2--VIRTUAL DAY FOR ALL STUDENTS!

All classes districtwide will be held virtually for election day, November 2, 2021. We will be sending out more information as the date gets closer.

Boise State COVID Testing for Boise School District Students

This testing location is only for BSU faculty/students and/or Boise School District students, not the general public.

Before you go:

  • Scan the QR Code (below) and use the site to:

1) Create patient portal for the student being tested

2) Schedule an appointment

3) Appointments are made immediately, so you do not need to wait to go to the testing facility.

4) The system tells you an email will be sent with appointment details, but you may not receive this email until after you’ve already arrived at the facility.

5) Follow the arrows and signage to the appropriate testing area.

  • Do not eat or drink anything for 30 minute prior to appointment

  • Bring an ID (of student or parent) and Insurance Card if you have insurance. (There is no charge with or without insurance)


Directions:

  • Campus School, 2100 W University Dr, Boise, ID 83706

  • From University Dr., turn North on Brady St., turn right (East) into the Public Health Services Parking Lot across the street from the parking garage.

  • Park in the Covid testing parking spaces marked off by flags and signs. No payment necessary, UNLESS you are NOT parked in the designated parking spots.


Testing Details:

  • Observe the signs below for how the saliva test samples are taken.

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Fall Events -- Mark Your Calendars!

October 28 - Boo Bash

October 28 - November 5 - Book Fair

November 2 - Election Day - Virtual Classes

November 9 - PTO Meeting 6:00 PM

November 12 - Picture Retakes

November 22-26 - Thanksgiving Break, No School K-12

December 14 - PTO Meeting 6:00 PM

December 21 - Early Release 1:15 PM

December 22 - Early Release 1:15 PM

December 23-January 7 Winter Break, No School