Hello BEAR Nation!
I hope I am finding everyone healthy. As many of us have experienced, this year’s flu season has already taken a toll throughout our community. As a reminder, students must be fever or vomit free for 24 hours to return to school. Please honor this way of protecting our students and staff from spreading sickness. We appreciate your help! In this communication, it is important to pay close attention to the unique week of November 7th. We are only in school on November 9th and 10th. Also, if you are planning to attend our Veteran’s Day Tribute on November, 10th, we ask that you let our office know ASAP. We appreciate our Veterans and want to be prepared for our guests! Thanks! Finally, on November 17th and 18th, we will have an author visit at Moncure. Students will have an opportunity to purchase her autographed books. You can learn more about Ms. Diana Perry Below. Thanks for reading this communication. We appreciate your partnership!
SCPS 2022-23 Calendar
To help you to prepare for the year ahead, I encourage families to access the SCPS 2022-23 School Calendar. Please print or keep this link handy, as it will help you to prepare for holidays or periodic days off.
We Salute our Veterans and Military Families!
With Veteran’s Day approaching, Moncure’s staff would like to take a moment to recognize our Veterans and Military Families for their dedication and sacrifice for our country. We are excited to celebrate you in person on Thursday, November 10th at 9:30AM. All veterans and families are welcome! We thank you!
Author Visit – Ms. Diana Perry
Ms. Perry is visiting Moncure on November 17th and 18th. She is looking to bring parts of her books, The Weather by Heather, The Snake That Could Bake and Andres, the Mighty Maya Warrior to life with our students. Ms. Perry has asked that we create a schedule where no more than 3 classes visit her at a time. She wants to make sure that all students have a good view of her presentation. Ms. Perry does not charge for school visits, but does offer students the opportunity to purchase autographed books. While we will send home fliers soon, you can learn more about the three books she is bringing along below.
School Calendar of Events
November 7: NO SCHOOL – Staff Professional Development Day
November 8: NO SCHOOL – Election Day
November 10: Moncure’s Veteran’s Day Tribute @ 9:30AM
November 11: NO SCHOOL – Veteran’s Day
November 17: Author Visit – Ms. Diana Perry
November 18: Author Visit – Ms. Diana Perry
November 21: SMILE Virginia – Mobile Dentist Registrations are Due
REMINDER: National School Lunch Program Application (School and Family Benefits)
A Note to School - Communication
Plans change and communication makes everything easier. Should you need to report an absence or adjust your BEAR’S dismissal plan, please contact our school. One way to communicate is by completing our “A Note to School” form and sending it through email to our office and your student’s teacher or by simply sending the form or a note to school. To access digital forms of this note, you can go to the parent portion of our webpage or simply use the link below. Thanks for keeping us informed. The earlier the better.
How to communicate with Moncure:
email@example.com -or- "A Note To School"
Please include in all emails:
Student's Name, Teacher's Name, and your name
Office Dismissal Hours (“No Student Office Dismissals” after 2:30PM)
It is not uncommon for our office and elementary schools across our county to receive multiple emails each day with dismissal changes from parents. The notifications require our office to contact teachers to prevent students from being dismissed incorrectly. Student office dismissals after 2:30PM only add to this confusion. Please understand that our “No Student Office Dismissal” restriction after 2:30PM is based on student safety. Thanks for your understanding!
“Pawsitive” and “Caught Ya” Citations
“Pawsitive” and “Caught Ya” Citations are great ways to recognize students and staff for being awesome! Staff members are responsible for submitting “Pawsitive” Citations for students and students and parents are welcome to submit “Caught Ya” Citations for staff. Check your email for these citations! They are a highlight of our day to send and often a highlight for students and families to receive. They also provide students with an opportunity to earn House points. Everyone wants to be a member of the “House of the Year!” If you would like to recognize one or more of our staff members, simply use this link. “Caught Ya”–Staff Citation Link Thank you so much!