Monroe Elementary News

August 11, 2022

From the Principal

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! The building has been buzzing with bulletin boards going up, students being enrolled, teachers getting their classrooms ready, and finishing up cleaning. We are so excited to see our students again and to welcome our new students and incoming Kindergarten students.

For those of you that don't know me, my name is Julie Paige. I am the Principal at Monroe Elementary. This is my 2nd year as the principal. I'm so excited to be at Monroe. This is my 16th year in the JA District. I was a classroom teacher then took 10 years off when I had my son. I returned back to the district as a classroom teacher then transitioned to literacy coaching and then the Dean of Students at Plain City Elementary.

I live in Plain City with my husband, Grant and our 19 year old son, Alec. There is a picture of us below. I also have two step children: Justine and Zach. They are older and have already moved out of the house. I grew up in Plain City and graduated from Jonathan Alder along with my sister and my parents. Fun fact: My grandpa's graduation picture is hanging up in the Monroe Elementary hallway.

I am very committed to creating a positive culture at Monroe Elementary. I want the students, parents, and staff to enjoy coming to Monroe. Please reach out to me with any questions or anything that I can do to help make your child's experience at Monroe to a great one.

I look forward to partnering with you!

Julie Paige


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

Twitter: @MonroeElem2

Facebook: Monroe Elementary School

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Monroe Elementary "Waffles The Therapy Dog"

This year at Monroe Elementary, we will have a therapy dog. Waffles is a 1 year old Bernedoodle. While at Monroe Elementary, he will be under the care of School Counselor, Allie Allen. Waffles will be providing emotional support to our students. Waffles will be certified with Alliance of Therapy Dogs. For your child to interact with Waffles complete the Final Form for your opt- in or opt-out permission form.
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Monroe 's Mission Statement

This is Monroe Elementary's mission statement and what we strive for each day.
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Back to School Night

Back to School Nights:

August 15: 5:30-6:30- Preschool and Kindergarten

August 16: 5:30-6:30- Grades 1,2,3, and 4

This will be a time that students can meet their teacher, drop off their school supplies, and see their classroom.

Class Lists

Class Lists will be posted tomorrow, Friday, August 12th at 4:00 on the Monroe Elementary front doors.

Final Forms

If you have not already done so, please log in to your Final Forms account and update your student's information for the 2022-23 school year.

Transportation Questions

If you have questions regarding transportation or busing, please contact our Transportation Coordinator, Misti Albanese, at or by calling 614-873-4642.

Academic Calendar for 2022-23 School Year

Please find the Academic Calendar for the 2022-23 school year here.


School fees are $30 for the 2022-2023 school year. Fees are due by September 30, 2022.

School Supply Lists

Please use the link to view the school supply lists by grade level.

Kindergarten Staggered Start

We will have a staggered start to help our kindergarten students get to know their teachers and the routines as they settle into school. Kindergarten classes will be divided into group A and group B. Only the students in group A will attend on Wednesday, August 17th. Only the students in group B will attend on Thursday, August 18th. Both groups will attend on Friday, August 19th. Your child's group assignment was mailed to you on Tuesday, August 9th.

School Day

Doors open at 8:40 am.

The tardy bell rings at 8:50 am.

The school day ends at 3:30 pm.

Walkers/Pick up and drop offs- please enter into the front doors of the building.

Food Services

There is no longer free breakfasts and lunches for all students. Final Forms contains free and reduced lunch applications for those that qualify. Money can be added to lunch accounts by sending cash or a check to school with your child. Checks should be made payable to Monroe Elementary Cafeteria. You can also add money to lunch accounts by using a credit card through MyPayments Plus. MyPaymentsPlus does charge a convenience fee for credit card usage. You can reach their account at:



Student and Adult - $1.50

Reduced Students - $0.00


PK-6th Grade Students - $3.00

7th - 12th Grade Students - $3.25

Reduced - $0.40

Adults - $4.25

Milk - $0.65

Monroe PTO

One way to get involved at Monroe Elementary is with PTO( Parent-Teacher Organization). We have a new PTO President who is excited to get started. She has included information about herself below. There is also a flyer for upcoming events.
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