Parents, if you want to pick up your child at the conclusion of the 2:00 performance, a form is coming home this week for you to fill out. The form, which keeps the safety and security of our students in mind, indicates who would be picking up the student, along with a spot for the parent's signature. The form is due on Wednesday, December 7.
Second Quarter Kindness Challenge
Monroe students will participate in a Kindness Challenge during November and December. Staff members will look for students who display kindness and empathy towards others. Acts of kindness that go "above and beyond" normal behavioral expectations will be recognized with a ticket. The goal is to fill up our Kindness Tower with tickets. Once the tower is full, students will enjoy a special reward for their hard work.
A team of Monroe staff members recently reviewed student behavior data. The team concluded that many behavior incidents could have been avoided, or their severity reduced, if students had been more kind and empathetic towards their peers. We hope that students will better understand how their actions affect others and that kindness creates a more positive learning environment for all!
Lakeshore Community Health Care Dental Clinic
The Lakeshore Community Health Care Dental Clinic will be at
Monroe, December 12 through December 15, and December 19 through December 22.
Students whose parents have filled out a dental care consent form and returned it to school will be seen at some point during these days. If you have any questions about this program, please call the school program coordinator at 920-973-9709.
Mrs. Jirikowic, Grade 5 Teacher
How many years at Monroe? 24 years
What do you love about Monroe? The community we have formed. It is obvious the students and staff care about each other.
What is your favorite kind of music? Country
When you were a child what did you want to be when you grew up? A teacher
What is the most daring thing you have ever done? Hang gliding in the Outer Banks
What kind of pets do you have? Golden Retriever named Augie
What is your favorite candy? Skor candy bar
Mrs. Vandenhouten, EL Teacher
How many years at Monroe? This is my 5th year at Monroe, but Monroe has been our family's school for a long time. My husband attended Monroe, as well as our four children.
What do you love about Monroe? I love the wonderful caring staff, the calm atmosphere, and the dedication of all to helping students learn.
Do you have a hero? Who is it? My hero is my mom she is one amazing lady who taught me all the important things in life.
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be some type of scientist, then a pharmacist!
If you could meet a famous person, who would it be? I would love to meet Martin Luther King Jr. and wish he could have lived longer.
What is your favorite candy? I enjoy most candy that is made with quality chocolate.
If you were given a $100.00 gift card, what would you buy? I would use the money to buy things that I know our students need.
Ms. Ziolkowski, Music Teacher
How many years at Monroe? This is year 3!
What do you love about Monroe? We are a real community. The staff support and take care of each other, and the students do too!
What is your favorite kind of music? I love folk and folk-inspired music.
Do you have a hero? Who is it? My mom!
If you could meet a famous person who would it be? Leonard Bernstein. He wrote the music for "West Side Story," my favorite musical, and he was an incredible conductor.
What kind of pets do you have? I have a dog named Dug (after the dog from "Up") and two cats, Penny and Archie.
If you were made to sing karaoke what song would you sing? My go-to's are "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" and "Landslide."
What is your favorite candy? Anything chocolate!
Ms. Niespodziany, Office Assistant
How many years at Monroe? Since August 2019
What do you love about Monroe? The positive atmosphere and how friendly & helpful our entire staff is to each other and our students!
What is your favorite kind of music? That's a toss-up...I love both old school 70's & 80's Pop
Do you have a hero? Who is it? My mom-She is the most kind, loving, strong, and supportive human being I know and I'm so proud to call her Mom!
Where is your favorite place on earth? Anywhere near a body of water...pool, lake, ocean...count me in!
What is the most daring thing you have ever done? I left my job of 25 years to start a new career here at Monroe
If you were made to sing karaoke what song would you sing? I Will Survive
What is your favorite candy? Sour Patch Kids