Monroe Elementary Newsletter

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Trait of the Quarter: Only Kind

Looking Ahead

November 1 Monroe Night at Idaho Steelheads

November 3 Daylight Savings Ends

November 4 - 8 Monroe Fall Book Fair

November 4 Read-a-thon BEGINS -- We Got This!

November 4-10--Read-a-thon PLEDGE Week

November 8 Rake Up Boise (Students will be working on this throughout the day!)

November 8 Mobile Rec at lunch

November 8 Fall Harvest Dance/Chili Feed

November 11-14 Mobile Rec 3:15

November 11-17--READ, READ, READ Week

November 18-20--FUND WEEK

November 20--All Funds, Pledges and Reading Due Today!

November 22 - Readathon final awards assembly

THANKSGIVING BREAK --November 18-22!

Monroe Rakes up Boise

This year, several classes will be participating in Rake Up Boise 2019 to show our KINDNESS in the community. On Friday, November 8th, we will rake up the leaves at our assigned houses. PLEASE join us and/or send a rake, bags or gloves with your child. It is going to be an amazing day! There will be signs along the fence line for all of the rakes to be placed. Make sure to label your rake as well. Thanks!

Quarter of Kindness

At Monroe, being KIND is part of what makes a ROAR. This quarter, we will have different events and activities that help us focus on being kind to ourselves, our families, our school, community and world. Please help us in any way you can during this quarter.


November 4-15

Canned Food Drive--TWO WEEKS--500 Cans


November 4-8

Remembering the Veterans in Our Community

*Have your student put the name of someone who has served on a STAR for our Wall of Honor.

November 8

Rake Up Boise--We need rakes brought in!

November 8

Harvest Night Dance

5:00--Chili Contest and Feed


**5 cans brought in--FREE bag of POPCORN

November 11-15

Kindness at Home

November 18-22

Kindness at School

December 2-6

Kindness to Yourself

December 9-13

Kindness in our World

Morning Drop Off

If you are dropping off your kiddo in the front of the school in the morning, please ask them to use the sidewalk or the driveway where cones are located. Even though the parking lot is closed to traffic, we are still unable to see kids when they come through the cars. Thank you!

Girls Who Code Club

Operation Wish Book

Cold Weather has arrived!!

The outside temperature has definitely made a turn for the colder. Please make sure your student is bundled up with a warm jacket, gloves, hat and scarf. We will be outside for recess most days and we have a very limited supply of warm weather gear available. Also, remind your student to check lost and found if they are missing anything. All coats left on the playground are brought into lost and found.

Monroe Night with the Idaho Steelheads!

Friday November 1st - 7PM @ CenturyLink Arena

All friends, family, students, staff and alumni of Monroe Elementary School are invited to cheer on the Idaho Steelheads as they take on the Utah Grizzlies!

$15 gets you a ticket to the game and a meal voucher for the concession stands.

No limit to how many tickets you can purchase!

$5 from every ticket sold goes back to the school!

To Place an Order…

Fill out an order form and return it to school with cash, credit card number, or check made payable to Idaho Steelheads.

Turn order form in no later than Tuesday, October 29th.

No limit to the number of tickets you can purchase for the game!

Thank you for supporting Monroe Elementary School!



Book it Forward

Book It Forward has now begun! Book It Forward is a non profit organization that helps get books to kids who don’t have them. Did you know that 14% of people in the United States cannot read or write? We learned that the majority of brain growth happens before the age of five, so kids need to be looking at and hearing books read when they are little to have the best chance to become literate. If you can’t read or write as you get older, it is much harder for you to have a successful life. Idaho is one of only 6 states that does not fund public preschool, so lots of Idaho kids aren’t seeing or hearing any books when they are little. In order to help, we need to get more books to children who don’t have books in their home.

You can help by donating children’s books throughout the month of October by bringing them in and putting them in the large metal bins located around the school. The books can be gently used and do not need to be new. But they need to be in decent shape. Books can be in Spanish or French or other languages too. Think about what books you may have at home that you no longer read. Ask your neighbors if they have children’s books they no longer use. Make sure the books are appropriate for children ages 0-12. Our goal is to collect 1200 books to give to kids who need them, but we will bump that up if we get lots and lots of donations from everyone. Make sure to check with your parents before you bring in those books. Let’s all help kids in our community build literacy!

Fall Book Fair

Friday, November 1 - Friday, November 8

Come see the amazing selection of books to purchase from Idaho Book Fairs.

Book Fair Hours

8:10 - 8:40 - Before school sales

12:00 - 12:45 - Lunch sales (students must ask duties for permission to go to the fair)

3:10 - 3:40 - After school sales

Friday, November 8, Harvest Dance - Open 6-8 pm