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Message From The Principal

Greetings Mustangs!

It is unbelievable to me that we are in the last month of the school year. May has come too quickly! We have many activities scheduled in May. Author David Titus will be at Monroe on Thursday, May 3 working with our students. Friday, May 4 is our Volunteer Appreciation Assembly at GMM and Super Kids Day. We hope that you're able to join us! Wednesday, May 9 is Walk or Ride Your Bike to School Day! We had many students and families participate last year and look forward to even more participation this year! The final PTA meeting of the year will be held Thursday, May 10 at 7:45 a.m. in the library. Please make plans to attend if at all possible! Our annual Principal's Reading Challenge Celebration is scheduled for Friday, May 11...IF our students reach the goal of reading 3000 books! I have a feeling they will exceed their goal! If so, I will be working on the roof that day! Wednesday May 16 at 7:30 a.m. is Senior Day at Monroe (and across the district). We look forward to welcoming Monroe Mustangs from the Class of 2018! We will hold our annual Talent Show on Friday, May 18 at 1:15 p.m. in the gym. Look for more information coming from Ms. Buckley about auditions. 5th Grade Recognition will be held on Tuesday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the gym. We look forward to celebrating our awesome 5th Graders that evening! Yearbook Signing will be held Thursday, May 24 at 8 a.m. in the gym and later that day 5th Grade students will challenge Monroe Staff in a game of volleyball! Kindergarten Recognition will be held Friday, May 25 during GMM. And coming quickly, our last day of school will be Thursday, May 31. There are many other events happening, such as field trips, etc. Please check the Monroe Calendar to stay updated!

Next week, May 7-11, is Teacher Appreciation Week! Monroe has an exceptional staff of teachers and support personnel that are truly deserving of recognition and appreciation! Teachers and support staff are experts at instruction while also remaining focused on the social, emotional and behavioral needs of our students. They truly are the heart of our school! Our staff also devotes hours of time away from work to make sure students have the best educational experience in Norman! It is an honor to work with the teachers and staff at Monroe!

This time of the year often brings changes to our staff at Monroe. Sadly, we have some teachers and staff who will not be returning next year. At the end of this year we will say goodbye to Mrs. Katheryn Le will be staying home with Baby Le next year. Mrs. Ali Smith will be moving to Texas this summer with her husband. Ms. Katrina Wilson will be moving on to new adventures when school is out. Mrs. Susan Young is leaving at the end of the year to return to California. Mrs. Lopez will be taking a year away from teaching. Finally, Mrs. Carol Stevens, Monroe's fabulous secretary, will be leaving us to move to Colorado with her husband. We are so sad to say goodbye to these wonderful people! They will be missed!

As we wind down this school year, I'd like to say how special it is to work at a school like Monroe. We could never accomplish the dreams we dream without the support of parents and the surrounding community. Thank you for your support each and every day! It is second to none!

Kind Regards,

Lori Connery

Summer Arts Opportunities

The Oklahoma Center for Arts Education, is pleased to again offer a variety of camps/workshops in Dance, Music, and Theatre Arts for students (ages 7-18) this summer on the campus of University of Central Oklahoma. Elementary School students can attend the Dance Workshop as well as the Drama Day Camp (some age restrictions apply). Information and registration for all of our camps can be accessed from the OCAE website at

6th Grade Information

5th grade students and parents should put these two important events on your calendar:

  • 6th Grade Orientation, May 3, 6:30-7:45 pm @ Alcott Middle School
  • Camp Turning Point, Aug. 15, 8 am - 12 pm @ Alcott (registration due June 1)

PTA Advocate Sponsor Feature

This month we would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to Oklahoma Sports and Orthopedic Institute, Dr. Brian Clowers and Leslie Clowers for being a PTA Advocate Sponsor! This year Advocate Sponsors have helped provide art for Monroe students, as well as helping to provide Jog-a-thon t-shirts, new trash cans and benches and a new Rusty mascot!

OSOI is Oklahoma's source for Orthopedic and Sports Medicine treatment. They evaluate and treat musculoskeletal injuries of all kinds, including sports related injuries, fracture diagnosis and management, and comprehensive spine care. They perform arthroscopic surgery, spine surgery, foot and ankle surgery, as well as hip, knee and shoulder reconstructive surgery. Both the administrative staff and clinical staff are OSOI are dedicated to giving each and every patient individual attention. Their goal is to deliver excellent orthopedic care with courtesy and compassion.

We are so lucky at Monroe to have the support of Oklahoma Sports and Orthopedic Institute, Dr. Brian Clowers and Leslie Clowers We cannot thank them enough!

The Parent Institute

There are lots of ways to celebrate this May!

Think beyond Mother's Day and Memorial Day and plan to celebrate (and learn) with your child on other May holidays. Practice kindness to a pet during Be Kind to Animals Week (May 6-12). Write limericks on Limerick Day (May 12). Write letters to faraway relatives on Visit Your Relatives Day (May 18). Read about aviation on the anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's historic solo flight across the Atlantic (May 21).