James Monroe Principal's Update

January Updates

Welcome 2021!

We hope you and your family had a healthy, safe and joyous holiday season! As we start this new year, we are hopeful that good things are on the horizon! Please find updates and reminders for this month below.


Mrs. Tufaro


Mrs. Callahan

assistant principal

Return to Hybrid - February 1st

School will reopen for hybrid instruction on February 1st, delayed from January 19th.

Please see the letter from Dr. Bragen and complete the survey informing us of your decision to send your child or remain remote.

Updates & Reminders:

  • Single-session day on Wednesday, January 13th (no afternoon groups)
  • School is closed Monday, January 18th for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Last day of MP2 is January 31st

Chromebooks for 1st & 2nd Grade

Stay tuned! New Chromebooks for 1st and 2nd grade students will soon be available! More information to follow regarding distribution dates. We hope to have the new devices out before the start of the 3rd marking period.

What Makes You...YOU?

This month's virtual event celebrates the rich diversity of our students. Tell us what makes you special. Think about your family's culture of origin, race, religion, etc. and tell us something about it in our Flipgrids.

Use these links to get started!

PTO Announcements

January 29-February 11 online virtual book fair!

If you have any ideas please contact the PTO board. As always, the PTO is here for our families if they are in need of any assistance, do not hesitate to reach out! (monroeowlspto@gmail.com).

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Free Teachers College Parent & Caregiver Workshop!

Join expert Teachers College Reading and Writing Project staff at their upcoming workshop day for parents and caregivers of students in grades K-8. Learn more about ways to support your child’s literacy education at home, what or how they are learning in school, how to best engage in home literacy projects, and more.

Click the link below to register.


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Digital Citizenship: Media Use

Please review this resource from our School Counselor about appropriate media use and digital citizenship!

COVID-19 Vaccine Registration

Use this link from the state of New Jersey to enroll in the state's vaccination registration portal and to learn more about the vaccine.