Monroe Elementary News
October 15, 2021
From the Principal
This week, the kindergarten and first grade classes had a Fire Safety presentation. This presentation included 3 adorable black lab dogs. The students learned about fire safety and got to pet cute dogs. They had a great time. I have included some pictures below.
Fall parties are coming up soon. They will take place on Friday, October 29th. Due to Covid and us limiting our visitors inside the building, parents will not be able to attend the classroom celebrations. Pre-packaged snacks will be permitted. In addition to classroom celebrations, students will be having a character costume parade starting at 2:30. Parents can attend this parade, it will be outside along the front sidewalks. Following the parade, please plan to stay and enjoy a snack and hear information about what being a Title One school means to your child's education while our students are in their classrooms celebrating fall.
A few details about your child's character costume:
* Please, no masks to prevent students from easily seeing to walk the parade route.
* "Merry not scary" character costumes, please.
* We ask that students not bring make up that would need to be applied, because of limited time.
* There will be time for your child to change into their character costume right before their parade.
Have a great weekend!
Phone: (614)873-8503 OR (740)857-1711
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Scholastic Book Fair
If you are interested in volunteering to help in our book fair, please contact the school. We are looking for parent help each day that week.
Remote Day- October 20th
From the School Nurse:
Just a friendly reminder to turn in updated immunization records either to the office or via Final Forms.
Thank you! -Nurse Cici
Madison County Prevention
Teacher Spotlight- Mrs. Wethington
My name is Lauren (Hoffmann) Wethington and I teach kindergarten!
What's one thing you couldn't live without?
My family-my husband and my dog, Sister! Less seriously though-food delivery and Netflix :)
What is your FAVORITE thing to do?
Spend time with family & friends-especially on vacation or weekend trips!
Where is the best place you've traveled to?
We went to St. Lucia in January and it was amazing! I also studied abroad in college and got to travel all over Europe so I don’t think I can pick one favorite.
Who is your biggest inspiration? Why?
My grandparents- They’ve been married for 72 years and are in their nineties. They still live in the same house my Pa built and I got engaged and married at their house! They’re the most wonderful people.
What is the best book you've ever read?
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
What is your favorite thing about working at Monroe Elementary School?
My co-workers! They are the absolute best. I have been so lucky to work with such great people.
Tell us something that might surprise us about you.
I almost decided to teach high school English before changing my mind to kindergarten.
October 20- Remote Learning Day- students will be learning from home
October 20- PTO meeting at 5:30
October 22- Picture retakes
October 29- Fall classroom parties-2:45/character costume parade-2:30
November 2- Professional Development Day- No School
November 4 and 9- Parent Teacher Conferences from 4:00 PM-7:00 PM both evenings
Jonathan Alder will be hosting a Destination Imagination (DI) program in our Elementary through Junior High schools for the 2021-2022 School Year!
DI is a national competition program that engages participants in project-based challenges that are designed to build confidence and develop extraordinary creativity, critical thinking, communication, and teamwork skills. The goal is for our students to be inspired and equipped to achieve anything they can imagine in life. That means students have a fun learning experience that is kid-powered STEM centric and team driven. This friendly competition motivates teams to reach for the stars while also rooting for each other and celebrating differences in ideas. If your child is interested in participating please fill out this form, to participate as a Team Manager or volunteer please fill out this form. More information about DI can be found here.