James Monroe May Update

2021

Hello Families,

Our return to hybrid instruction got off to a very strong start. With half of our students back in-person, our hallways, classrooms and cafeteria are filled once again with the buzz of students reconnecting in safe yet familiar ways. Our remote students continue to learn and participate throughout the day so that we are all coming together for learning. Thank you for your support and assistance through all the various changes this year.


During the month of May, it is also a time we show appreciation for our teachers and school nurse. The James Monroe staff is absolutely stellar! Their training, dedication and creativity in adapting to these unique expectations has been tireless. Our community is successful because of our wonderful staff.


Please take a moment to continue reading about important news and upcoming events.


With warm regards,


Mrs. Cyndi Tufaro

principal


Mrs. Maggie Callahan

assistant principal

Breakfast & Lunch

FREE breakfast and lunch is currently available for ALL students in Edison! Parents do not need to order breakfast or lunch in advance, our previous survey sought to identify any families who wanted to opt out of the meal options as to not overprepare and potentially waste any of the prepackaged meals! Starting next week all students;


  • will receive a take-home breakfast at the end of each day
  • will be given a weekend bag with lunch and breakfast
  • will have the option to eat school lunch or eat a lunch from home (students will have the option of a vegetarian option if needed).


If you have any questions do not hesitate to reach out! Here is the link for the menus.


For remote famines, please click the links to order weekly or daily meals for pick up.

Important Attendance Reminders

  • The school day starts at 8:55 am. Teachers will be taking attendance daily. Please make sure your child is logged on or arrived to school and ready to start each morning at 8:55.


  • If your child is attending in-person, you must call the school to notify the main office if they are not coming to school.


  • In-person students must be present because the classroom teacher is prepared and expecting them to attend their classroom.


  • Please email your child's teacher and school administration if your child needs to stay remote due to sickness or quarantine, which is the only acceptable reason.

Owl Cookbook!

Thank you to all of our families who participated in our Recipe Challenge in April! There are so many delicious dishes to cook. Check out the recipes and videos submitted by our families!

Virtual Field Trips

Thanks to our PTO for sponsoring these special events!

  • 5th graders toured the American Revolution Museum and the Constitution Center in Philadelphia.


  • 2nd and 3rd graders participated in hands-on science experiments!


  • Kindergarten and first graders learned all about rescued wild animals with Eyes on the Wild!

May Events

Join us for fun events throughout the Month of May!

May 3rd-May 7th: Teacher Appreciation Week!

Wednesday, May 12th 6:00pm-7:00pm: Mathemagical Night! Join us for a night of math fun including games, read alouds and activities.

Friday, May 21st 5-7pm: Outdoor Book Fair!


Reminders:

Thursday, May 13th: No School, Eid

Monday, May 31st-June 1st: No School, Memorial Day

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Join us for Math Night!

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PTO Spring Bookfair!

Please join us for our Spring Scholastic Sidewalk Book Fair on Friday, May 21st! Shop for books and support our school.


If you prefer, you can shop online from May 13th - May 26th. Click HERE for the online store.

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