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February, 2022

Family-Teacher Conferences Are Approaching!

Family-Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, February 17th, from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Your February conference time will be scheduled at the same time as your fall conference.

A note from your child's teacher should have come home with specific information regarding your child's conference time and type of conference. Please call the school office if you have not received that form from your child.

School will be dismissed at 11:30 on this day with a bag lunch provided by Chartwells for students who sign up.

Monroe School Calendar

Please check the Monroe School Calendar for all upcoming events and important information pertaining specifically to Monroe School. If you click on the title in each calendar box, even more information will pop up!

This calendar is frequently updated as new events are added to the school day

Click Here for The Monroe Calendar

Eastern Wisconsin Excellence In Education

The MPSD in partnership with Channel 5 and twenty-six other school districts is excited to announce the "Eastern Wisconsin Excellence in Education" awards.

This program is similar to the “Golden Apple” and “Shining Stars” programs in Green Bay and the Fox Valley.

This program allows parents, students, community members, and staff to nominate deserving school employees in the following categories:

Innovation in work (How has the employee demonstrated innovation in his/her work area?)

Culture creator in the work environment (How has the employee gone above and beyond in creating a positive school culture?)

Social/emotional well-being (How has the employee impacted the social/emotional well-being of students and/or the school environment?)

Community involvement (How has the employee positively impacted the community?)

Student connection (In what ways has the employee built positive relationships with students?)

Nominations need to be submitted by February 4, 2022. Following the submission deadline, a panel of judges will review each nomination to determine finalists. These finalists will then be asked to elaborate on the work outlined in the nomination. The judges will then select the award recipients in each of the five categories.

The awards show ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at the Kiel Area School District Performing Arts Center. The program will be live-streamed on Channel 5’s, website.

Please take a moment to nominate the amazing MPSD educators you know!

Updated Contact Information Is Important!

Please keep the Monroe School office updated with any address, email, or phone changes that you may have throughout the year. We must have current information in the event of an emergency. The MPSD and Monroe School also send out important school-based information via text and email messaging. We do not want you to miss out on any important news!

Important School Phone Numbers

Monroe 2502 S 14th Street

Fax: 920-663-9551

Main Line 920-663-9550

Monroe Attendance 920-663-9666

Brandt Bus Company 920-682-8823

Food Service 920-686-4773

Summer School 920-686-9891

Andrea Friis Principal 920-663-9552

Chris Callen Student Support Leader 920-663-9256

Sarah Kadow Nurse 920-323-0644

Kim Niespodziany Office Assistant 920-663-9554

Jeff Cole School Counselor 920-663-9316

Julie Spurney Secretary 920-663-9553

Red/Pink/White Day!

Monday, February 14th is Valentine's Day so what better way to celebrate than to wear red, pink, and white this day?

Rainbow Day At Monroe!

Friday, February 25th is Rainbow Day!

Each grade level will have a designated color to wear on this day.

Please see the picture for your child's grade level color!

A Message From Chartwells

Our elementary menu is going back to one entree choice which began on Monday, January 24th. The current plan is to continue with one lunch choice through the end of February. It is possible this change may extend beyond February and into March, but we are hopeful we'll be able to return to current operations, no later than when we return from Spring Break on Monday, April 4th.

We will continue to offer pre-portioned fruits and vegetables on the salad bar and a hot vegetable in the serving line.

Students who take only milk will continue to be charged $0.35 for this ala carte item as required by the regulations.

The updated January menu can be found at

We appreciate your understanding.

Monroe Mathematics Corner

Colder winter temperatures often have us spending more time indoors. If you’re looking for some different indoor activities to add a little more variety to your evening or weekend, there are lots to check out on the Bridges Math At Home page! Once on the page, click the grade level to find games and activities to help your student stay sharp with their math skills. There are a LOT of options to choose from. The icons and descriptions below will help you navigate through this huge collection of materials and find something the whole family will enjoy. Activities in purple are some of Mrs. Nelson’s favorites!

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Links for The Manitowoc Public Library Read-a-Thon

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Manitowoc Boys and Girls Club Information

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4K Information

4K Open Houses will be held on February 6th

Will your child be 4 years old by September 1, 2021? If you would like to learn about the Manitowoc Public School District’s 4K program for fall 2022 join us for our Open House event on Sunday, February 6th from 1:00-2:00 pm.

Visit any or all of these 4K locations:
* Head Start - 4400 Michigan Avenue & 1130 S 9th Street
* Lakeshore Child Care Center - 3400 Division Street
* Riverview School - 4400 Michigan Avenue
* YMCA - 205 Maritime Drive

During the open houses you can:
- Visit multiple sites
- Get your questions answered
- Pick up a registration form
- Learn about wraparound child care
- Get information about bussing

Registration will take place at Riverview School during the week of February 14 - 18. Hours are Monday 9am to 4pm / Tuesday 9am to 4pm / Wednesday 9am to 4pm / Thursday 9am to 6pm / Friday 9am to 4pm. Please bring your child’s immunization record and birth certificate to registration.
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Current Community Information

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Monroe Elementary School

2502 South 14th Street, Manitowoc WI


920-663-9666 attendance line