3rd Quarter MoES Newsletter
Monocacy Gator Families
As we move into the second half of the school year, please take time to communicate with your child's teacher to determine areas of strength and where additional support is needed. Help to develop a plan with your child's teacher, so that we can provide every student with the essential skills and learning that they need to be successful this year and in the years to come.
The second half of the school year focuses on progressing through the grade level standards and preparation for the essential knowledge needed to be successful in the upcoming school year. The work we do now will lay the foundation for continued success. Thank you for your ongoing support as we help all students reach their maximum potential.
Early Childhood Registration
Pre-K Registration: Student Needs to be 4 by September 1, 2019, Full Day Possibility
Current Proof of Residency (Electric, Gas, or Water Bill)
Food Stamp or TCA Letter or Proof of Income (W2's or the last 3 current and consecutive pay stubs)
Kindergarten Registration: Student needs to be 5 by September 1, 2019
Current Proof of Residency (Electric, Gas. or Water Bill)
Please mark the following dates on your calendars. Be sure your child gets a good night's sleep, a healthy breakfast, and is prepared to do their best work.
NAEP Assessment Grade 4: March 5th
MiSA Grade 5 (Science): March 11th - March 15th
PARCC Reading and Math (3rd - 5th): April 23rd to May 17th
Monday, Feb. 11: Students will receive Kindness Challenge Cards to complete throughout the week
Tuesday, Feb. 12: Give a peer or staff member a Kindness Card
Wednesday, Feb. 13: Share an act of kindness during morning circle
Thursday, Feb. 14: Love of Learning Parties: Wear red or pink to show your kindness
Friday, Feb. 15: Turn in completed Kindness Challenge Cards for a drawing during all lunches
Students at Moes have been learning about kindness and ways to demonstrate it throughout the school. Check out the Kindness Tree in the hallway created by 2nd grade! It’s covered with examples of students showing kindness to one another. Another way students are showing examples of kindness, is by recognizing each other through Gotcha Tickets. Students hand a Gotcha Ticket to a peer for being kind.
“A seed of Kindness can go further than you think!”
Our goal is to have students in school everyday. Students who miss days of school fall behind socially, emotionally, and academically from their peers. We want all of our students to achieve at a high level and to excel beyond our walls.
Please make sure that your child is ready for school every morning and comes to school on time. We want to surpass a 96% attendance rate for our entire school (no more than 8 days absent). In order to do so we need your help and support!
If your child is absent due to an illness, please contact your child's teacher for make-up work and send in a signed parent/guardian letter or note from a physician. You may also email a note of absence to Mrs. O'Connor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We appreciate your help in getting your child to school every day and on time.
From the Front Office
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2 Hour Early Dismissal Half Day Pre-K Schedule
AM: 11:00 - 12:30pm
PM: 2:00 - 3:00pm
Lost and Found
With the fluctuating weather that we've had this winter season PLEASE remind your child to make sure they have their coats/jackets/gloves with them before they leave the building to go home. Out Lost and Found table has grown a lot and once the season's change, any coats that are left on the table will be donated.
Change of Clothes
Please remember to put an extra set of clothes into the bottom of your child's back pack for accidents (bathroom, recess, lunch, etc.).
If at ANYTIME during the school year your income changes and you feel that you may qualify for Free or Reduced lunches, you can find the application online at www.fcps.org in the front office, or call Mrs. Arnold confidentially at 240-236-1367.
Absent and doctor notes can be sent in with the student or emailed to email@example.com .
Early Dismissal Notes
Early dismissal notes should be sent in with the student the morning of the change or called in to the front office at 240-236-1400. Please do not email dismissal changes.
Have you moved?
Please make sure the front office has any new contact information including a new proof of residency if you have moved so that we can update our records.
Provided free of charge to all students. We encourage all students to take a breakfast. We are working hard to increase the number of breakfasts received by students this year.
Please sign up online to check your child's balance and to add money to their lunch accounts.
The magnet program is designed for academically gifted students in grades 3-5 with superior performance in both language arts and mathematics. Nomination booklets, which will be available beginning January 25, 2019, may be obtained from the school office, the FCPS Office of Advanced Academics or online at https://www.fcps.org/advacademics under Elementary Magnet Program. Beginning January 25, 2019, the Office of Advanced Academics will be accepting nominations of present second through fourth grade students for possible placement in the magnet program for the 2019-2020 school year.
Students may be nominated for the magnet program by school staff, parents, or jointly. Parents and teachers are encouraged to review information, including some characteristics of gifted students, that is posted at https://www.fcps.org/advacademics. Teacher nominations, parent nominations and a completed Parent/Guardian Rating form are due in the school office by February 28, 2019, so that information required to complete the nomination packet may be gathered by school staff.
If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Advanced Academics at 301-696-6891.
Out of District Attendance
Calendar of Events: February
February 5th: PTA Staff Treats
February 6th: 5th Grade Field Trip South, Report Cards Sent Home
February 8th: PTA Father-Daughter Dance
February 13th: MoMs meets with 5th Graders 9:15 - 10:00
February 14th: Love of Learning Parties
February 18th: School Closed
February 20th: Dental Visit (Pre-K to 3rd), Jump Rope Club
February 21st: Gator on the Go Dance, Jump Rope Club
February 22nd: Semester 1 Award Program (Invites sent home with Report Cards), Perceptual Survey Closes
February 27th: Jump Rope Club, Grade 5 ESSL Field Trip, Dental Visit (PreK - 3rd)
February 28th: Jump Rope Club, Grade 5 ESSL Field Trip
Calendar of Events: March
March 4th: Spirit Week-Hat Day, ESSL Grade 4 Trip
March 5th: Spirit Week-Fun Sock Day, NAEP Assessment Grade 4, PTA Staff Treats
March 6th: Spirit Week-Mix/Match Day
March 7th: Spirit Week-College Apparel
March 8th: Read Across Monocacy: 9:15 - 11:00 (MoES Shirts), PTA Mother Son Event
March 11th - March 15th: Grade 5 MiSA Assessment (Science0
March 14th: Math Night 6:00 - 7:30pm
March 15th: History Bee 10:00 - 3:00pm
March 20th: PTA Meeting
March 21st: Claire's Fundraiser Begins: Wild Heart Award
March 25th: Grade 3 ESSL Trip
March 29th: ESSL Grade 4 Trip
Calendar of Events: April
April 3rd: Claire's Fund Raiser Ends
April 4th: End of Quarter 3
April 5th: No School: Teacher Work Day
April 6th: YMCA Magic Spectacular
April 8th: Quarter 4 Begins, Book Fair Week
April 10th: 2nd Grade Walking Field Trip
April 12th: Book Fair Ends, Grade 2 Walking Field Trip, Grade 5 Hood College Trip
April 18th to April 22nd: School Closed
April 24th: Picture Day