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February 14th, 2022

Happy Valentine's Day greetings to you as we reach this midway point in the month of February. Our second semester started quickly as we seek to build upon the progress of our first half of this school year. Please remember that next week marks our mid-winter break with no school on Monday, 2/21 and Tuesday, 2/22.


Below are a number of mid-month updates including a big thank you to everyone who voted in last week’s special election.

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February:

  • Friday, February 18 - Learning Improvement Friday (1:35pm dismissal)
  • Monday and Tuesday, February 21 & 22 - Mid-Winter Break (No School)
  • Thursday, February 24 - Natural Leaders Event: Learn English Online (6:00pm to 7:00pm via Zoom)
  • Friday, February 25 - Learning Improvement Friday (1:35pm dismissal)


March:

  • Friday, March 4 - Learning Improvement Friday (1:35pm dismissal)
  • Friday, March 11 - Learning Improvement Friday (1:35pm dismissal)
  • Thursday, March 17 - PTA Membership Meeting (6:30pm via Zoom)
  • Friday, March 18 - Learning Improvement Friday (1:35pm dismissal)
  • Friday, March 25, through Friday, April 1 - Parent/Teacher Conferences (please note the earlier, 12:20pm dismissal on each of those school days)
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Thank you to everyone who participated in the February 8th Special Election. Initial counts last week indicated that both levies received passing rates with the 2022 EP&O levy receiving 55.84% of the vote, and the capital levy receiving 55.48% of the vote. The passage of both levies means that our school and district will be able to continue providing critical programs and services for our learners. Additionally, this vote provides funding for essential technology and needed capital projects across our district.


On behalf of everyone on our team here at Monroe, we want to thank each person who took the time to vote. Additionally, thank you to all who shared important levy information and volunteered time in an effort to increase voting across our Everett community. Please take a moment to read the thank you from our Everett Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Ian Saltzman (click here).

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As a school, we continue our collective celebration of Black History Month including daily opportunities to learn together in the classroom and through our regular morning announcements. Thus far, we have been able to study the exemplary lives of Black American leaders including author/historian Carter G. Woodson, mathematician Katherine Johnson, poet/author Amanda Gorman, Civil Rights leader Ruby Bridges, and dancer/author Misty Copeland. With each leader, we seek to learn from their story and character, exploring how we can apply a characteristic from their life into our own. Please see the below for example prompts.


Additionally, as part of our every-Wednesday focus on various colleges and career fields, we celebrated Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and took a closer look at the alma mater of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Morehouse College.


Please continue to check-in on our Monroe Twitter account across the coming weeks for updates related to our collective opportunities.

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Our current school gear ordering window will come to a close this coming Friday, February 18th. We have received a wonderful response related to our Monroe "MOE gear" but certainly have the capacity for additional orders.


Please contact our school office should you need a new order form, like the one pictured below. Please complete and return order forms to school, and we will ensure that these are forwarded to our PTA.


Additionally, please click here for our February Update from our wonderful Monroe PTA.

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Next month, we will begin our annual survey cycle as we seek feedback from our Monroe families, students, and colleagues. In early March, you will receive a school-specific note for all Monroe families. This note will include a link for parent/guardian feedback with an open date through April 1. Additionally, our Eagles will take part in a student-specific survey as we seek to better understand how we are serving you and your family as a school.


For more information specific to the upcoming student survey, please see the attached letter below.

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Thank you again for your time in reviewing this mid-month update - Please reach out with any follow-up requests and/or questions.


On behalf of everyone on our MOE team, thank you again for the opportunity to serve you and your children here at Monroe.


Best,

Tyler & Catarino


Principal & Assistant Principal

Monroe Elementary School

tream@everettsd.org - crodriguez@everettsd.org

Phone: 425-385-7300

Fax 425-385-7302 Fax

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Below are links to previous Monroe Updates: