Monroe Elementary News

August 19, 2022

From the Principal

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! We have had a great first three days. It has been wonderful to have our students back in the building. This week, teachers have focused on classroom routines/expectations and "Getting to Know You" activities. Our students have also learned about information about guidelines in common areas of the building such as: the cafeteria, playground, hallways, and restrooms. I met with each class so that they could learn about their Pioneer Pride chart. It is a school-wide system that students can earn hole punches in a card when they are making positive behavior choices. Students can earn prizes for their hole punches.

In the newsletter this week, there is information about some beginning of the school year information. Have a great weekend!

Julie Paige


Phone: (614)873-8503 OR (740)857-1711

Twitter: @MonroeElem2

Facebook: Monroe Elementary School

Monroe Elementary "Waffles The Therapy Dog"

This year at Monroe Elementary, we will have a therapy dog. Waffles is a 1 year old Bernedoodle. While at Monroe Elementary, he will be under the care of School Counselor, Allie Allen. Waffles will be providing emotional support to our students. Waffles will be certified with Alliance of Therapy Dogs. For your child to interact with Waffles complete the Final Form for your opt- in or opt-out permission form.
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Picture Day- August 30th

Picture information was sent home today with your student. This includes a paper picture form that you can complete and send back with cash or a check . Another option for ordering pictures is online. The link is included below. You can simply click on the link, select the package you want to purchase and pay with a credit card. Please PRINT their order confirmation to SEND with their child on picture day.

Monroe 's Mission Statement

This is Monroe Elementary's mission statement and what we strive for each day.
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Parent Volunteers

If you are interested in volunteering at Monroe Elementary, we would love to have your help! There are volunteer opportunities such as: reading with students, copying, cutting out lamination, and other options. Please let your child's teacher know if you would like to volunteer.

Final Forms

If you have not already done so, please log in to your Final Forms account and update your student's information for the 2022-23 school year.

Academic Calendar for 2022-23 School Year

Please find the Academic Calendar for the 2022-23 school year here.


School fees are $30 for the 2022-2023 school year. Fees are due by September 30, 2022.

School Day

Doors open at 8:40 am.

The tardy bell rings at 8:50 am.

The school day ends at 3:30 pm.

Walkers/Pick up and drop offs- please enter into the front doors of the building.

Food Services

There is no longer free breakfasts and lunches for all students. Final Forms contains free and reduced lunch applications for those that qualify. Money can be added to lunch accounts by sending cash or a check to school with your child. Checks should be made payable to Monroe Elementary Cafeteria. You can also add money to lunch accounts by using a credit card through MyPayments Plus. MyPaymentsPlus does charge a convenience fee for credit card usage. You can reach their account at:


Student and Adult - $1.50

Reduced Students - $0.00


PK-6th Grade Students - $3.00

7th - 12th Grade Students - $3.25

Reduced - $0.40

Adults - $4.25

Milk - $0.65

From Ms. Allen, School Counselor

Positive Parenting Program (Triple P)

Raising children isn’t always easy. Would you like to feel less stressed and feel confident that you are raising happy, confident kids?

The Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) is designed to help parents set their own goals, become confident in their ability to manage parenting issues, and become self-sufficient problem solvers. This program is for parents and caregivers of children 0 to 12 years old and helps parents manage behavior and address problem behaviors. Perhaps it’s your toddler’s supermarket meltdowns… or nightly bedtime battles with your daughter… or your son’s disobedience or aggression. We give tips on how to settle the problem – quickly and calmly!

We won’t tell you how to parent. But we will give you simple, practical strategies you can adapt to suit your family’s values, beliefs and needs. Because we know happier families lead to better relationships… and successful kids! Sign up for small group discussions or one-on-one parenting support by phone on a wide variety of topics for parents and caregivers of young children, including:

  • Dealing with Disobedience
    Get tips on how to get kids to listen and follow directions—and what to do when they don’t.
  • Hassle-Free Shopping with Children
    See how to plan for easy, calm trips out in public and how to deal when kids act up.
  • Managing Fighting and Anger
    Learn strategies for teaching kids to solve problems and get along with others.
  • Developing Good Bedtime Routines
    Get advice on getting your kid to go to bed—and staying there.

Triple P is currently available in Madison, Marion, Pickaway, and Union counties. To sign up, email or call 614-585-9725. Learn more about Triple P and register for upcoming classes.

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