James Monroe Principal's Update

December Edition

Happy Holidays to your Family!

We wish you and your family a healthy, safe and joyous holiday season. Hoping you are able to enjoy the break from the chaos and stress of this year and find joy being together. The best gift you can give is the gift of time. Try to make some time over the break to read with your child, play a game together or talk about their favorite things!

Best wishes in the new year!

Mrs. Tufaro


Mrs. Callahan

assistant principal

A few reminders:

  • School is closed from December 24th - January 4th
  • At this point, the Board of Education has decided to postpone returning to school in person until January 19th. More information to follow!
James Monroe Holiday Greetings

Our First Remote Snow Day

Magical Music

Our talented students have found a way to share their music with the world. Thank you to Mrs. Sanchez for leading our first virtual sing-along! We aplogize for the technical difficulties on Monday evening, so the sing-along was held again on Wednesday morning for the entrie school to live stream after their morning meetings. Please feel free to replay the recording of the sing-along over the winter break!

Also, many thanks to Mrs. Ford for organizing this fabulous Flipgrid Winter Concert 2020 with recorded performances of her students! The children have been able to learn their first song of the season and would appreciate an audience to share their new talent.

James Monroe Sing Along SD 480p

Parenting in the Pandemic

Thank you to Mrs. Julie Bourgeois, our Rutgers PATH counselor, who shared a very informative presentation on strategies to help parents during the pandemic. Please see her slideshow if you were unable to attend the meeting which took place earlier this month.

Parenting in the Pandemic Presentation

Digital Citizenship: Media Use

Please review this resource from our School Counselor about appropriate media use and digital citizenship!

Safe Ways to Celebrate this Holiday!

Please follow the CDC guidelines over the holiday break to reduce transmission of COVID-19. See this helpful infographic for suggestions to celebrate the winter holidays. Please stay safe!
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