Monrovia Elementary School

Listen, Learn, Lead, Love

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Contact Us

Dr. Renee Headen, Principal-

Kristi Long, Assistant Principal-

Karen Kiger, Clerical Aide-

Jennifer Glasscock,

Gayle Stevenson, Nurse-

Calendar of Events

3/8- Duty Free

3/9- All Read-a thon donations due

3/9-Math Competition forms due

3/12-3/16-Book Fair in the library

3/12-3/16-Shamrocks for Dystrophy

3/20-First Day of Spring

3/20-PTA Spirit Night @ Jason's Deli

3/21-Spring Pictures & Class pictures

3/22-Report Cards go home

3/23-School Wide Kite Day during PE time

3/26-3/30-Spring Break

Music Makers meets every Tues & Thurs mornings at 7:15 AM

Track Club meets every Tues. & Thurs 2:30-3:00 PM

Bucket Drumming Meets every Mon. & Wed. 2:30 PM-3:40 PM

2017-2018 Madison County Schools Calendar

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Progress Reports and Report Card Schedule

Progress Reports sent home:

Aug. 31

Nov. 7

Feb. 8

April 24

Report Cards sent home:

Oct. 12

Jan. 9

March 22

May 24

A Note From Nurse Stiles At Central Office

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MES PTA Car, Truck and Bike Show

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MES Spring Book Fair

The Spring Scholastic Book Fair is coming! Please "come, stay, and read a great tale" with us at MES!

Be sure to check out all the events that will be taking place. We can't wait to see you there!

Check out this link for our highlight video featuring some of the books that will be available.

Book Fair Highlight Video K-8

Link to paper flyer.

Book Fair Flyer

We need your help! Volunteers are always needed at the book fair. Please click the link below to sign up!

Book Fair Volunteer Sign Up

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UAH Reading Program

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Girls Golf Opportunity

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Cyber Safety at MMS

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Upcoming Events


Here is the info your child will be bringing home TODAY!

It is time to kick off our Spring PTA fundraiser! This year, Dr. Headen has asked the PTA for help to put new Smartboards in the classrooms. She has used as much of her school budget as she can to equip the 2nd – 5th grade classrooms. The goal for this fundraiser is to raise enough

to procure 10 more Smartboards for Kindergarten and 1st grade classes, as

well as a couple of the “Special” classes like the computer lab and art/music.

We need to raise $25,000 to be able to do this.

How are we going to get there? We’re holding a Read-A- Thon!

No Pledging! Students will not be asking for pledges based on pages or words read. They will instead be asking for a one-time donation to support them and MES. This will hopefully make it easier for people to decide to participate since they know up front how much they will be donating.

How to Donate: Please see the instruction sheet your student brought home for setting up your reader pages. You can share the link to the donation page with family members and friends no matter where they live, and they can easily make their donation online. We can take donations via cash or check, but online is preferred if possible.

What do MES and Students get? MES PTA will keep 90% of the amount collected in cash and prizes. Each reader will receive 15% of the amount he or she collects in credit to shop an on-line store on the Read-A- Thon website at the end of our event.

Important Dates

February 8: Kickoff – Information sent home. Small prize awarded to students whose pages are created TONIGHT!

February 8 – 14: Read-A-Thon reader pages created, donations collected

February 15: Reading Begins! Reminder sheet will be sent home. Share with friends and family members near and far!

February 15 - March 2: Reading sessions occur daily 8 - 8:15am

March 2 – Dr. Seuss Day and Final Reading Day!

March 2 – 11: Shopping/Final Donations - Students complete shopping with their prize credits in the online store with parents’ help at home.

Student Prizes – In addition to the 15% credit to shop the Read-A- Thon store, these incentives are also up for grabs:

* Students who create their pages on the first night, February 8th, will receive a small prize.

* Students who have 3+ sponsors/donors by February 12th can wear sunglasses to school on February 13th.

* Students will receive a Homework Pass once they have their 3rd sponsor/donor.

* Top 3 classes with most total donations by February 14th, can wear their PJs on the first reading day, February 15th.

* Class with the most total donations by February 22nd will have a Special Guest reader on February 23rd.

* Every student who has at least $50 in donations will be treated to a popsicle party in March.

* Every student who reaches at least $100 in donations will be treated to a pizza party in March.

* Top 3 over-all fundraising students will receive Scholastic dollars to use towards new books!

* The school’s top over-all fundraising student will get to be Principal for a Day!

Remember last year’s Slime Fest? Dr. Headen and Mrs. Long are not off the hook this year! They will be doing some crazy things as we complete milestones on the way to our goal. Ask your kids what those are.

But the kids love the Fun Run! We know how much the kids love to do the Fun Run, so if we reach our goal of raising $25,000, we will hold a school-wide celebration and Super Fun Color Run on the football field later in March.

Additional Opportunity – If you own a business, or know someone who does, and would like information about advertising on our Read-A- Thon website pages, contact Megan Farley at

We hope you will join us in making this Read-A- Thon a success for our kids in two ways: by encouraging reading and by providing great tools for their classrooms! We certainly cannot make it without your support.

If you have any questions, please contact Pattie Xinos at


Yearbooks are on sale until March 9. Forms are in the front office or you can order at The code for MES is 7735018.
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3rd Nine Weeks Reading Challenge

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K4 Readiness Program at MES

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K4 Readiness

Monrovia Elementary School, along with the other non-Title 1 elementary schools in Madison County, will be offering a daycare program for all students who will be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2018. The Readiness 4K will be a fee-based program costing $400 per month (regardless of # of days in the school month). Students will be enrolled in INOW, will have the opportunity to ride the school bus, and be allowed to participate in the school nutrition program (purchase a school lunch).

To enroll your child for Monrovia's Readiness 4K program, you must pick up a registration packet at the front office on or after March 12 between the hours of 7am and 4pm. The registration fee is the first week's payment of $100. The fees will be charged on a monthly basis thereafter (10 payments of $400). Students will attend 5 days per week and will have a normal school day lasting from 7:45-2:30. Students enrolled in the program must be zoned for Monrovia Elementary School. Registration will be on a first come, first serve basis and will be limited to 18-20 students in each unit. We plan to have two Readiness 4K units for the upcoming school year. All other Madison County Schools enrollment requirements apply, including immunization records.

The purpose of the Readiness 4K program is to prepare future kindergarten students who are zoned for Monrovia Elementary School. The students will gain a basic understanding of school rules, structure, and discipline. Early exposure to the school environment is crucial for some student's success. Our approved Madison County Daycare workers will provide them an academic preschool setting while allowing them the opportunity to explore their interests freely. More information regarding the curriculum and the daycare workers will be coming soon.

If you are zoned for Monrovia, and will have a child that is 4 years old on or before September 1, 2018, we hope you will decide to allow us the opportunity get to know your child before they start kindergarten with us at Monrovia Elementary School. If you are interested in becoming an approved Madison County Schools Readiness 4K Daycare Worker, please send your resume to me at

Kindergarten Registration 2018

March 19-23 2018. Come in to the front office for a registration packet.
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For your convenience, Monrovia Elementary School is implementing My School Fees. We will start by taking after school care payments for now. Within the next few weeks, we will add payment activities to included field trips, yearbooks, donations, class t-shirts and fundraisers.

If you are interested in using My School Fees, please take a moment to view the below video for detailed instructions.

Here are some basic instructions you will need to follow to ensure a successful experience with My School Fees.

  1. Visit our school website under resources then payment and you will find the My School Fees page. You may also pay by going to
  2. From the Guest Login section of the page, select Monrovia Elementary from the drop down box.
  3. Select the category of the item you would like to pay.
  4. Click the Checkout button.
  5. Enter the name(s) of the person(s) receiving the item(s) and continue.
  6. At the Summary Page make sure that everything looks right and then click Check out.
  7. At the Checkout page, enter personal information, your credit card information, and click the Pay Fees button.
  8. Within a few minutes, you will receive an email confirmation of your transaction.

If you need any assistance, please contact Jennifer Glasscock, our school bookkeeper, at

Flu Information from Nurse Gayle

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How do I enroll at MES?

Registration for NEW students at MES

Registration packets are available for NEW students to MES at the front office. If you know anyone that has moved to the area or are transferring please tell them to come during office hours to pick up a packet!


Are you moving out of zone or out of state? Is your child not attending MES next year? Is your child not attending MMS next year? Then you need to officially withdraw. Please email me and let me know. You will need to come in the last week of school to fill out official paperwork and I will give you documents to take to your new school. Please call the front office with any questions.

MES is on Social Media

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Follow MES on TWITTER @MonroviaElem

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Note from Dr. Headen

Breakfast will be served daily between 7:10 and 7:35am.

School will begin at 7:45 AM and end at 2:30 PM. Students are considered tardy after 7:45AM and must be accompanied by a parent and sign in .

Please remember all visitors must park in front of the school. ALL STUDENTS MUST BE DROPPED OFF IN THE CAR RIDER LINE BEHIND THE SCHOOL BETWEEN 7:10 AND 7:40. After 7:40 parents must PARK in a parking spot in the front of the building, walk child/ren in, and pick up a tardy pass to submit to the teacher. ALL students will be dismissed to go to their classrooms at 7:35AM every day. It is very important that your child is on time. Teachers will not be required to review work students missed due to being tardy on a regular basis.

We anticipate a great beginning of school. Please be patient as we “adjust” schedules, bus routes, and procedures. Bus routes may have to be adjusted depending on student enrollment. You will be notified of any changes made before they are implemented.

August 2nd is a full day of school. We look forward to seeing each of you. I credit Monrovia’s success to the involvement of parents and to the hard work of the teachers and staff. Building relationships between school and home starts with participation. I ask that you be involved with school activities throughout the year. I encourage EVERY parent to get involved in PTA. Our goal is for home and school to work together to ensure the best learning environment possible.

Again, please remember my open door policy and feel free to contact me at any time. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

2017-2018 PTA Board Members:

President - Pattie Xinos

Treasurer - Yushikau Howze

Secretary - Telia Norg

Vice President of Membership - Jada Hamm

Vice President of Fundraising - Megan Farley

Vice President Volunteers -


Renee’ A. Headen, Ed.D


Did you know…

The original Monrovia School was built in 1918 to 1920 with much assistance from the community.

2017 - 2018 PTA Board

President - Pattie Xinos -

VP of Membership - Jada Hamm -

VP of Fundraising - Megan Farley

VP of Volunteers - Leslie Wells -

Treasurer - Yushikau Howze -

Secretary - Telia Norg -

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Amazon Smile

Shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday at and Amazon donates to Monrovia Elementary School PTA.


Hello MES Family!

It doesn’t seem possible that we can be through the first month of school already, but here we are! Thank you to everyone who has signed up for PTA membership and filled out a volunteer form. It’s not too late! We have already had a few volunteer opportunities and I want to send out a big thank you to the parents who came out to: help our Kindergarten classes figure out how to do lunch the first week of school; support the year’s first Box Top counting; and help Mrs. Sweet with the Zoe's Kitchen Spirit Night Art project. Next week we will have our first duty free lunch for the teachers, which is a great way to show your support for them. We will have more opportunities soon and remember to ask your teachers if they need help in their classrooms as well.

I hope to see you all at the first PTA Meeting of the 2017-18 school year on Tuesday, September 12 at 6:30. We will introduce and ask for a vote to accept the budget for this year, present a status on the current playground gravel replacement project, and discuss PTA fundraising for this year. Please make plans to attend! Together we can do great things at MES!

Pattie Xinos

PTA Volunteer Update

Volunteer Opportunites!

Daddy Daughter Dance- FEB 9th- There is a sign-up genius that was emailed out for opportunities to help decorate and set up, attend the dance and help with check in and make sure food is replenished, then clean up.

Mother Son Dance- MARCH 16- We really would like a person to step up and help coordinate this event. The DJ is already booked, so the theme and decor needs to be decided on and then set up and attend the event!

Teacher Appreciation Week- This will be here before we know it!!!! it is time to start preparing and planning. If you would like to help in the input of what we do to honor our teachers, please let me know and we will get you plugged in!

This is the time to get involved, especially to help prepare in the transition of the board to next year. It truly takes a team to make everything run smoothly, and we could use anyone willing to help.


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PTA Fundraising Report

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Kindergarten News

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First Grade News

We will have fun celebrating the 100th day of School and Valentine’s Day this month. Our first-grade girls are looking forward to attending the Father/Daughter Dance on Friday, February 9th.

Our first-grade students will be reading everything independently. I will help them with words that we haven’t learned the phonics pattern for and high-frequency words that we haven’t gone over yet. You might see this reflected in their reading grades if they are not reading on grade level. Please encourage them to read, read, read at home.

Second Grade News

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Third Grade News

Third graders attended the celebration of our Super Citizen program @ SHS. The hero we honored is Mr. Eddie Self, grandfather of Natalie Gaylord.

We will have a Valentine exchange on Valentine's Day. More info on this will be sent home.

Students will be planting Wisconsin Fast plants and using them to study heredity and traits.

Fourth Grade News

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Fifth Grade News

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P.E. News

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Music News

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MES Music Class of the Year

Art News

Kacee Payton and Elizabeth Howe will represent MES at the 2018 Youth Art Month exhibit! This art show will take place at the Huntsville Museum of Art, and will feature Kacee's mask sculpture and Elizabeth's 3-dimensional pop out chair drawing. Only two students are selected from each school for this special honor.

The opening reception for Kacee, Elizabeth, their friends, family and other local students will be at the Huntsville Museum of Art on Sunday, March 11th from 1:30-3:30 p.m. It is FREE for all visitors to enter the museum on this day. Hope to see you there! - Mrs. Sweet

Vinchenza Sweet-Mikell

Art Teacher

Madison County Schools


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Faculty and Staff Birthdays

03/08 Karen Kiger

03/15 Peggy King

Front Office Procedures

Please join our email parent list.

Please go to this site and join to receive important information from Madison County schools and Monrovia Elementary.

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In order to enter the building you must ring the doorbell located to the left of the main door. Ring the bell and wait for someone to answer and they will buzz you in.

All K-5 children must be dropped off in the car rider line between 7:10-7:40. If you have items that need to be dropped off to the front office please take your child through the car line first and then come to the office. Children cannot be brought through the front doors prior to 7:40 for school.

Children are late after 7:45 and must we walked in by a parent and signed in at the front office and receive a tardy pass. When checking in your child during the day please make sure a note is given to the front office so the tardy can be coded as excused or unexcused. Also when a child is absent a note must be provided so the absence can be coded correctly. We want to avoid truancy issues. Children cannot be checked out after 2 pm. To arrive on time for any appointments please have your child checked out prior to 2 pm to avoid any confusion.

The front office welcomes your calls with questions and concerns. Please feel free to call between 7:10 and 3 PM. The front office number is 256-851-4570. Our fax number is 256-851-4571.

Important Forms