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Message From The Principal

Greetings Mustangs!

We are rapidly approaching Spring Break, March 19-23, but before we leave for our break we will be having Parent Conferences on Thursday, March 15, 5-8 p.m. and Friday, March 16, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. We hope to see you!

Family Fun Night is just a few days away and is going to be SO MUCH FUN! Check out the flyer in this newsletter for more detailed information!

As a friendly reminder, students should not be dropped off at school before 7:25 a.m. unless they are eating breakfast, which begins at 7:15 a.m. Recently we have had several students dropped off at school as early as 7 a.m. Please understand there is no staff on duty to supervise your children when dropped off this early. Thank you for helping us keep all of our students safe!

Do you listen to podcasts? Recently I came across this list of 8 Great Educational Podcasts for Kids. I hope your children have a chance to check them out!

Don't forget to stay up to date with what is happening at school by checking out the calendar on the Monroe Website! A link is at the bottom of this newsletter. Looking forward to another great month at Monroe!

Lori Connery

Family Fun Night Info

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A Note From Ms. Kirk

Greetings Monroe Families! It is that time again... testing time! I am beginning the process of looking for Test Monitors. It is not a hard job and does not have to be a big time commitment at all! All you have to do is attend test monitor training and pick which days you would like to be a monitor.

Tests Monitor Slots (can pick one or more!):

  • Monday, April 2nd 8:00-10:00
  • Tuesday, April 3rd 8:00-10:00
  • Wednesday, April 4th 8:00-11:00**
  • Thursday, April 5th 8:00-11:00**
  • Friday, April 6th 8:00-11:00
  • Tuesday, April 10th 8:00-11:00**
  • Wednesday, April 11th 8:00-11:00**
  • Thursday, April 12th 8:00-10:00
  • Thursday, April 12th 12:30-2:30

**We need significantly more volunteers on these days. All times are approximate because it is not a timed test-- will likely be much shorter!

Test Monitor Training is offered at the following days and times (you only have to attend one). Your children are welcome to attend. It should not take longer than 30 minutes.

  • Monday, March 26th at 8:00
  • Tuesday, March 27th at 3:00
  • Thursday, March 29th at 12:30

If you would like to volunteer your time or have any questions at all, please email me at or give me a call at the school 366-5927. Thank you so much for all you do for your students and our school!

PTA Advocate Sponsor Feature

This month we would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to Dr. Darolyn Crow at Village Veterinary Care for being a PTA Advocate Sponsor. This year Advocate Sponsors will help provide art for Monroe students, we well as helping to provide Jog-a-thon t-shirts, new trash cans and benches and a new Rusty mascot!

Village Veterinary Care serves Norman and surrounding areas. They are dedicated to providing the highest level of veterinary medicine along with friendly, compassionate service. They believe in treating every patient as if they were their own pet, and giving them the same loving attention and care. The staff at Village Veterinary Care are a group of highly trained, experienced animal lovers who are devoted to giving their patients the best care possible. For more information this awesome PTA Advocate Sponsor click here!

We are so lucky at Monroe to have the support of Dr. Darolyn Crow at Village Veterinary Care! We cannot thank them enough!

The Parent Institute

Emphasize the importance of effort

When it comes to achieving in school, talent propels students only so far. It takes hard work to get the rest of the way. Let your child know you place a high value on effort. Then reinforce your message by showing him how effort pays off. When he gets a high grade on a test, for example, say, "I know how hard you studied, and this is the result. I'm proud of you."

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