Mustang Messenger


Message From The Principal

Greetings Mustangs!

I'd like to begin by saying a heartfelt thank you for the amazing support parents and the community of Norman have shown as we advocated for Oklahoma education at the capitol the past two weeks! Our PTA went above and beyond to make sure our staff knew they were loved and supported each day. We can never say thank you enough!

The last two weeks of April will be super busy at Monroe! We will begin our state testing on Wednesday, April 18. Please see more detailed information below. We are also gearing up for our annual Monroe Arts Festival on April 24th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm. This is such a fun evening filled with dinner, silent auction, live auction. We will end the evening with a Manyawi! informance! Friday, April 27th we will have a school wide Pajama Day to celebrate the end of state testing! The Principal's Reading Challenge has been extended for two weeks! The new end date is Friday, April 27 for students to meet the goal of reading 3000 books. Our Principal's Reading Challenge Celebration has been moved to Friday, May 11. If our students meet their goal I will spend the day working on the roof!

As we return to our school routines it will be important to access the Monroe Elementary Calendar for the most up to date information for events, field trips, etc. Most scheduled activities will remain the same, but there may be a few adjustments if needed. We will also do our best to communicate any changes. Also, please be watching for important updates from Dr. Migliorino regarding the adjusted schedules for elementary, middle and high schools in Norman.

Kind Regards,

Lori Connery

State Testing Update

3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Monroe Parents,

State Testing has been rescheduled. We will now be testing on the following dates (with some small groups at other times throughout the next two weeks):

  • 3rd and 4th Grade ELA: Wednesday, April 18th and Thursday, April 19th
  • 5th Grade ELA: Wednesday, April 18th, Thursday, April 19th, and Friday, April 20th
  • 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Math: Tuesday, April 24th and Wednesday, April 25th
  • 5th Grade Science: Thursday, April 26th

**It is so important that all students are at school on time on these days to ensure a smooth testing process. Thank you for your help with this.

IMPORTANT: Because of all of the changes, Ms. Kirk is in need of additional test monitors. If you are interested and available to help, please contact Ms. Kirk or the Monroe office. Test Monitor training is required. Please let us know as soon as possible if you are willing to help with test monitoring. Thank you!

Important Info

  • We will not have GMM on Friday, April 20 as 5th grade will be testing.
  • Math Morning, originally scheduled for Friday, April 20, will be rescheduled for a later date.

Monroe Arts Festival

Tuesday, April 24th, 5:30-7:30pm

1601 McGee Drive

Norman, OK

Join us for dinner, silent auction, live auction and a Manyawi! Informance!

6th Grade Information

5th grade students and parents should put these two important events on your calendar:

  • 6th Grade Orientation, May 3, 6:30-7:45 pm @ Alcott Middle School
  • Camp Turning Point, Aug. 15, 8 am - 12 pm @ Alcott (registration due June 1)

PTA Advocate Sponsor Feature

This month we would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to Dirk and Stephanie O'Hara and Tribute Memorial Care for being a PTA Advocate Sponsor! This year Advocate Sponsors will help provide art for Monroe students, as well as helping to provide Jog-a-thon t-shirts, new trash cans and benches and a new Rusty mascot!

Tribute Memorial Care is Norman's only family-owned and operated funeral home. The Care Team at Tribute Memorial Care is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief. For more information about Tribute Memorial Care click here.

We are so lucky at Monroe to have the support of Dirk and Stephanie O'hara and Tribute Memorial Care! We cannot thank them enough!

The Parent Institute

Surround your child with reading

Experts say that encouraging your child to read may be the most important thing you can do to ensure her school success. To promote reading, set an example. Make sure your child sees you reading. You can also have family members take turns reading favorite parts of books aloud to one another. Keep lots of books, newspapers and magazines around, and go to the library often with your child to find new ones.