Monroe Elementary News

November 19, 2021

From the Principal

It has been a great week at Monroe Elementary. Several of our classes got to visit the "Think Big Space" at the high school. There are more classes scheduled to go in the upcoming weeks. While visiting, the students are doing creative thinking/technology activities. This past week, students were working on coding and building with cardboard. I am so excited for this opportunity for our students!

Next week, we have a short week that will consist of a lot of fun. Monroe will be having their Mix It-Try It Days on Monday and Tuesday. Students will be working in small groups on different STEM activities. Our teachers have a lot planned for the week.

Since next week is such a short week, I won't be sending out a newsletter. I hope all of you enjoy a great Thanksgiving and spending time with family and friends.

Have a great weekend!

Julie Paige


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

Twitter: @MonroeElem2

Facebook: Monroe Elementary School

3rd Grade Music Performance

After nearly two years, our first live performance will be on Thursday, December 2nd at 6:30 in the Monroe Gymnasium. The third graders will be performing Each Snowflake is Different: Winter Folk Songs, Improvisation, and Compositions. Third grade students, please arrive at 6:15.

Covid vaccine clinic for students

In late October, the FDA authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children ages 5-11 years old. Earlier this month, the CDC accepted the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices' (ACIP) recommendation that children ages 5-11 be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Madison County Public Health will be offering the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to Jonathan Alder students ages 5-11.

Date: December 1, 2021

Time: 4pm-6pm

Location: Plain City Elementary School

Interested families may register using this link: Please print and bring with you the completed registration form. All students must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

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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-Mrs. Swartz

What is your name and your position at Monroe Elementary?

Bryce Swartz, Reading Intervention

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

Books and my collection of 30 ounce Tumblers :P

What is your FAVORITE thing to do?

Teach. This is where I feel I am at my best. I love what I do and am happiest when I'm doing it!

Where is the best place you've traveled to?

I absolutely adore Boston!

Who is your biggest inspiration? Why?

So many to choose from, but probably my son, Charlie. He never ceases to amaze me. He is curious beyond measure. He is a sweet, loving, gentle boy, but he doesn't fit into a neat little box. He still holds my hand, hugs me, and tells me that he loves me. He is a gentle soul who has taught me that it is okay to be vulnerable and that sometimes we all wear our hearts on our sleeves. He is as authentic as they come and he always challenges me to be a better person and mom.

What is the best book you've ever read?

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. I use quotes from it ALL the time.

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

I love that each day is different. I love being a part of those “lightbulb” moments when a concept clicks for a student. I love it when I’m looking for an answer from a student and their thought was completely different from mine, but it absolutely makes sense in a different way. And I love watching our students grow and knowing that I got to be a small part of their lives.

Tell us something that might surprise us about you.

That both of my parents were teachers and I grew up telling everyone I would NEVER be a teacher. :P

Important Dates

November 22-23- Mix It/Try It days at Monroe

November 24-28- Thanksgiving Break

November 29, 30, December 1- CoGat testing for 2nd grade

December 2nd- Third grade music program- 6:30PM

December 17- Holiday Parties

December 20-January 2- Holiday Break

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