Monroe Elementary News

October 8, 2021

From the Principal

We had amazing weather for our Walk-A-Thon this past week. It was a sunny day and our students had a great time walking. I have included some pictures below of our Monroe family having fun at this event. Thank you for your generous donations!! The money raised will provide great experiences for our students. We appreciate you supporting our school. Our prize winners will be announced soon.

Fall parties are coming up soon. They will take place on Friday, October 29th. Your child's teacher will be sharing more about these celebrations soon. Due to Covid and us limiting our visitors inside the building, parents will not be able to attend the classroom celebrations. Pre-packaged snacks will be permitted. In addition to classroom celebrations, students will be having a character costume parade starting at 2:30. Parents can attend this parade, it will be outside along the sidewalks. Following the parade, please plan to stay and enjoy a snack and hear information about what being a Title One school means to your child's education while our students are in their classrooms celebrating fall.

Have a great weekend!

Julie Paige


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

Twitter: @MonroeElem2

Facebook: Monroe Elementary School

Costume Donation

If you have any costumes at home that you are no longer using, Monroe would be happy to put them to use for students that are in need a character costume for our Character Parade.

Remote Day- October 20th

Monroe teachers have been planning fun and engaging learning for your child to take part in on the Remote Learning Day. There will be more information coming next Friday, October 15th in the parent newsletter as well as from your child's teacher. Each teacher is planning activities that can be completed with or without a device.

From the School Nurse:

Just a friendly reminder to turn in updated immunization records either to the office or via Final Forms.

Thank you! -Nurse Cici

Monroe Elementary is a Title One school. What does that mean?

PTO-JA wear sale

The PTO is having a spirit wear sale. Please use the link to order Alder/Monroe gear.

Please consider joining the Monroe Elementary PTO. This group does a lot to support the students and staff. They are looking for volunteers. Please follow them on Facebook at Monroe Elementary PTO to learn more information. Look for the profile picture below to like their page.

Madison County Prevention

Madison County Prevention (MCP) is offering evening workshops for Parents/Caretakers or anyone working with youth throughout the school year.
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Teacher Spotlight- Ms. Maust

What is your name and your position at Monroe Elementary?

Betha Maust - EL (English Language) Teacher

What's one thing you couldn't live without?

Iced coffee and my passport.

What is your FAVORITE thing to do?

Travel! I try to leave the country every summer. I also love to bake.

Where is the best place you've traveled to?

I think my most recent favorite places are Lisbon and Madrid.

Who is your biggest inspiration? Why?

My grandma was one of the kindest, most hospitable people I’ve ever known. She’s definitely my biggest inspiration!

What is the best book you've ever read?

Pride and Prejudice is my favorite.

What is your favorite thing about working at Monroe Elementary School?

The people! The staff is so caring and I love that it’s small enough to know most of the kids.

Tell us something that might surprise us about you.

I taught adult English classes in South Dakota for two years after college.

Important Dates

October 13- Fire Prevention presentation for grades K and 1

October 20- Remote Learning Day- students will be learning from home

October 20- PTO meeting at 5:30

October 22- Picture retakes

October 29- Fall classroom parties-2:45/character costume parade-2:30

November 2- Professional Development Day- No School

November 4 and 9- Parent Teacher Conferences from 4:00 PM-7:00 PM both evenings

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Destination Imagination

Jonathan Alder will be hosting a Destination Imagination (DI) program in our Elementary through Junior High schools for the 2021-2022 School Year!

DI is a national competition program that engages participants in project-based challenges that are designed to build confidence and develop extraordinary creativity, critical thinking, communication, and teamwork skills. The goal is for our students to be inspired and equipped to achieve anything they can imagine in life. That means students have a fun learning experience that is kid-powered STEM centric and team driven. This friendly competition motivates teams to reach for the stars while also rooting for each other and celebrating differences in ideas. If your child is interested in participating please fill out this form, to participate as a Team Manager or volunteer please fill out this form. More information about DI can be found here.