The Monroe Messenger
Parent Newsletter - October
A Message from your Administration Team!
Hello James Monroe Families,
We are looking forward to fabulous fall weather, seeing you at our spectacular school events and continuing to build curious classrooms. Please take some time to learn more about our school activities.
We are very proud of our students and staff for their hard work during the first month of school! In September, we read "The World Needs more Purple Classrooms" to every class and we focused on getting to know each other by creating identity maps to share our special qualities. Our school-wide initiative will help us to build a supportive climate where curiosity and risk taking are always welcome.
Mrs. Cyndi Tufaro, principal
Mrs. Maggie Callahan, assistant principal
Week of Respect
James Monroe unites to show respect. Please join us each day and dress up for our theme days! Use the questions on the chart below to start a family discussion focused on each day's lesson.
Updated Breakfast and Lunch Ordering Procedures
Breakfast & Lunch Ordering Information
Please make sure you complete the monthly calendar to order breakfast and lunch (2 sided) for your child. This will help the cafeteria prepare enough food daily. If they change their mind or if they decide to order lunch, the kitchen will always have enough food prepared.
Remember! Children are eating lunch in the cafeteria daily. They have the option to bring lunch from home or to purchase lunches for $3.00, vegetarian or with meat, every day. See the tabs below to set up your child's account on My School Bucks. We highly recommend using this service which will allow you to monitor all purchases and account balances. For us, it will assist with expedited lunch lines. Also, please review the daily menu choices with your child so they are prepared with their order.
We hope to see you at our PTO Harvest Eve on October 14th from 5 pm - 8 pm. This special event is a tremendous source of revenue for our PTO which aims to finance many events at our school including upcoming field trips. Please join us with your family and enjoy the old-fashioned carnival style atmosphere on what will hopefully be a beautiful fall evening.
We are grateful for your assistance and volunteers are still needed. Email email@example.com if you want to help. If you can't be here, consider sending in something for the snack table. See the link below for more information.
Pumpkin Decorating Contest
Our Halloween Parade will take place on October 31st at 9:30 a.m weather permitting. Please send your child to school dressed in their Halloween costume.
Please remember that all costumes must be safe, non-violent and not cover the face. If your child will not be participating, please send a note to your child's teacher, and your child will not participate in the parade.
The parade route starts out the front doors and proceeds twice around the building. You can view the parade along all four sides of the building. Children will be walking on the sidewalk, please stay on the perimeter.
Spanish Language Class Information
Hispanic Heritage Month
Sidewalk Book Fair Information
Click on the blue bar to download the PTO membership form or use the QR code to join the PTO. We are looking for families to support our school community. Your membership fee goes to helping fund school events like our Ice Cream Social and resources for the children. Thank you for your partnership!
October is Fire Safety Month
Fire Safety Trailers and Fire Trucks Visit James Monroe
The Middlesex County Fire Academy will be bringing the fire safety trailers to conduct demonstrations with grades 2 - 5 for what to do in the event of a fire. The trailers are designed like homes and the firefighters help raise awareness for ways to be safe. Our local firefighters will also be visiting grades Kindergarten and first with demonstrations of their fire trucks and equipment. We are grateful for our their community service and education.
Fire Safety Poster Contest
Fire Safety Poster Contest
James Monroe Owls,
You are invited to participate in a Fire Safety Poster Contest! There will be a winner in every grade! Be sure to pick up poster paper and an entry form from the library! Posters are due October 19th. Please choose one of the following to include in your poster:
Never Play with Fire
Stop, Drop, and Roll
Check Your Smoke Detectors
Have Two Ways Out
Don’t Hide, Go Outside
Make sure your poster has your name and grade in the bottom right corner!
This year, our 5th grade classes will be going on a one day adventure to Camp Bernie on October 26th. This day will consist of outdoor experiences, team building and confidence exercises.
8:40 Arrive at school
9:20 – 9:30 Depart for Camp Bernie
10:45-11:45 Activity Block 1
12:45-2:15 Activity Block 2
2:15-2:30 Transitional Break
2:30-4:00 Activity Block 3
4:00-4:15 Transitional Break
4:15-5:45 Activity Block 4
5:45-6:00 Transitional Break
7:00-8:00 Depart for School
8:00 Parent pickup
Please make sure all forms must be turned in. Please contact your child's teacher or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
If you are a parent of a 5th grade student and would like to learn more information about Camp Bernie, check out the presentation from the Parent Information Meeting.
Our next newsletter will include photos from our adventure!
Payment for Service
Patients are responsible for paying all fees prior to the beginning of treatment on the day treatment is started. Fees are assessed using the most current dental hygiene clinic fee schedule.
Dental Scaling, Polishing and Dental Radiographs
$20.00 – Adult patients
$10.00 – Children up to age 17 years old
$ 5.00 – Senior citizens (65+), MCC students, faculty, staff and MCC Dental Hygiene graduates
$ 5.00 – per tooth/sealant (All patients, students and families)