MES Communication

November 7-18

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!

Lunch Menu (November 7-18)

FREE Breakfast and Lunch is available daily.

Students may decline a meal at any time.

Available Everyday: Yogurt Meal, Hummus, or Sunbutter & Jelly

Specials Rotation (November 7-18)

Moncure is operating on a six-day rotation this year. Please look for specific Specials information from your child’s teacher!

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.

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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)

As a Title 1 school, Federal funds are allocated to Moncure to support our students. These funds can be used to hire staff, purchase supplies, pay for professional development, as well as provide funds to support our families and community. One way funding is determined for Stafford County and Moncure Elementary School is through the National School Lunch Program. With Moncure currently offering free meals for all students, it is easy for our families not to apply for this support. However, if your family has received financial meal support in the past, or if you believe you would need this support to provide school meals to your children, we ask that you use the link below to complete a National School Lunch Program Application. Applications for the National School Lunch Program must be completed annually. Should you have any questions, please contact our school or Stafford County’s Nutrition Department. Free School Lunch Application Link

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: -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!

Have a Great Week #BEARNATION!
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