Monrovia Elementary School

Listen, Learn, Lead, Love

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Dr. Renee Headen, Principal-

Kristi Long, Assistant Principal-

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2017-2018 Madison County Schools Calendar

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Upcoming Events

7/20 Class Lists posted after 1PM

08/01 Orientation

K-2 1:00-1:45

3-5 2:00-2:45

08/02 First Full Student Day of School

2017-2018 Supply List

Kindergarten Supply List

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1st Grade Supply List

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2nd Grade Supply List

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3rd Grade Supply List

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4th Grade Supply List

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5th Grade Supply List

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Registration for NEW students for 2017-18

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.


MedWatch - The FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program

EpiPen and and EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector: Recall - Failure to Activate Device

AUDIENCE: Consumer, Pharmacy

ISSUE: Mylan N.V. announced that Meridian Medical Technologies, a Pfizer company and Mylan’s manufacturing partner for EpiPen Auto-Injector, has expanded a voluntary recall of select lots of EpiPen (epinephrine injection, USP) and EpiPen Jr (epinephrine injection, USP) Auto-Injectors to now include additional lots distributed in the U.S. and other markets.

This recall is being conducted as a result of the receipt of two previously disclosed reports outside of the U.S. of failure to activate the device due to a potential defect in a supplier component. The potential defect could make the device difficult to activate in an emergency (failure to activate or increased force needed to activate) and have significant health consequences for a patient experiencing a life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis). Both reports are related to the single lot that was previously recalled.

The recall impacts the 0.3 mg and 0.15 mg strengths of EpiPen Auto-Injector. The recalled product was manufactured by Meridian Medical Technologies and distributed by Mylan Specialty between December 2015 and July 2016. None of the recalled lots include the authorized generic for EpiPen Auto-Injector, which is also manufactured by Meridian Medical Technologies. See the news releasefor a list of affected product lot numbers.

BACKGROUND: The expanded voluntary recall is being initiated in the U.S. and also will extend to additional markets in Europe, Asia, North and South America.

RECOMMENDATION: Patients, customers and distributors are being notified and should refer to for updates on product return and replacement instructions. We are asking patients to keep their existing product until their replacement product can be secured.

Patients may receive either EpiPen Auto-Injector or the authorized generic for EpiPen Auto-Injector at the pharmacy as a replacement based on availability. The authorized generic has the exact same drug formulation, has the exact same operating instructions and is therapeutically equivalent to EpiPen Auto Injector, and may be substituted for EpiPen Auto Injector.

It is important that patients continue to carry their current EpiPen Auto-Injector until they receive a replacement device.

Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:

  • Complete and submit the report Online:
  • Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

Read the MedWatch safety alert, including a link to the news release, at:

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Note from Dr. Headen

Dear Hawk Family:

Thank you so much for a wonderful 2016-2017 school year. I anticipate an even better 2017-2018. Although I believe that great strides were made in building positive relationships with the faculty, parents, students, and Monrovia Community, I feel it is necessary for me to continue with the focus of “Building Relationships, One Stakeholder at a Time! However, I would like to combine my focus of building relationships with with the exceptional reputation held by the community of Monrovia. Every great leader reflects on the past and present to determine future decisions made and makes changes when needed. As I reflect on last year, I am most proud of the time I spent getting to know the students, staff and parents of MES. I am a firm believer that trust/respect is not given it is earned. Earning the trust/respect of the stakeholders of Monrovia Elementary School is a priority of mine. I would like to remind you that I have an open door policy so please feel free to contact me at any time. With your support, I am positive that together we can continue to move Monrovia from “Good to Great”!

As we work to move Monrovia from “Good to Great”, we must stop to reflect on our accomplishments for the past two school years. Thanks to you, the parents of Monrovia Elementary School, we were able to raise $15,000 from our Boosterthon fundraiser. The funds from this fundraiser will go to renovate our playground. Please remember this is a multi-step process and will take some time to complete.

This year, we will look to our past to improve the future of Monrovia. Afterall, Monrovia Elementary is where it all began for many of us. We have planned a couple of dates that we are asking parents, students, teachers, and community supporters to volunteer a few hours of their time to help paint and restore the character of Monrovia Elementary. Please stay tuned for dates and times for our very first “Spruce up Monrovia” community event.

As the school year rapidly approaches, I would like to clarify a few dates to ensure a successful start to the new year. The orientation date and times are listed below. Students in grades K-5 are encouraged to attend orientations with their parents.

Date of Orientation – August 1, 2017

Grades Orientation Time

K-2nd 1:00-1:45

3rd-5th 2:00-2:45

Class lists will be posted outside in the display cases, July 20th at 1pm. *Letters including information concerning teacher placement and phase in dates for Kindergarten were sent home on July 5 to all Kindergarten parents.

Every student will be assigned a car rider number this year. This will help with early dismissals and with those rare occasions you need to pick your child up instead of having them ride the bus or stay in after school care. You will receive your car rider numbers from your child’s teacher at orientation on August 1st. If you are unable to attend the orientation, you may pick up your car rider number from the front office beginning August 2nd beginning at 7:30am. Numbers are to be displayed hanging from your rear view mirror for easy visibility. No child can be picked up without the proper car rider number. Only the original 2017-2018 car rider number will be accepted. For safety reasons, staff members have been instructed to send all cars without proper car rider numbers to the main office.

Supply lists are available in the school office and on the school website. Go to the and click on supply list.

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.

Note from Mrs. Long

Dress Code Reminders:

With spring right around the corner, please keep in mind of our school dress code when dressing your child. I met with all the students at the beginning of the year and reminded them of the dress code. I demonstrated each example.

Leggings: When wearing leggings, the shirt must be at or longer than the middle finger when the arm and hand are stretched down toward the floor. The shirt must be that long around the entire body, not just the back.

Shorts/Skirts: Shorts and skirts must be at or longer than the middle finger when the arm and hand are stretched down toward the floor.

Tanks: Tanks must be at least the width of two fingers. This does include sundresses.

Spaghetti straps, sundresses (with smaller straps) , etc: If the straps are not at least two fingers in width, a sweater or jacket must be worn at all times, even during PE and recess.

Attendance Reminders:

When your child is absent from school, please send an excuse to the teacher within three days. Each student has 8 personal illness notes that can used during the year. A personal illness note is a note from the parent saying the child wasn’t feeling well enough to attend school, but not sick enough to see a doctor. After the 8 personal illness notes have been used, a doctor’s note is required for the absence to be excused. If an excuse isn’t sent to school, a warning notice will be sent home. After three unexcused absences, the social worker or me will contact you for a meeting.

Math Tournament:

We will continue our annual MES Math Tournament for grades third-fifth. More information will be sent home at a later date. The tournament is held in May.

Safety Patrol:

If you have a fourth grader that might be interested in being on the Safety Patrol Team next year, applications will be available in April. I’ve had several students to already ask about it. I will announce on HNN when the process will begin.

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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PTA Volunteer Update

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PTA Fundraising Report

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Kindergarten News

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First Grade News

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Second Grade News

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Third Grade News

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Fourth Grade News

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Fifth Grade News

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P.E. News

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March Art News from Mrs. Sweet-Mikell

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MES Music Class of the Year

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Faculty and Staff Birthdays

07/02 Mr. Sanderson

07/06 Mrs. Lawrence

07/13 Mrs. Willis

07/15 Mrs. Bielat

07/17 Mr. Parker

07/23 Mrs. Cleaves

07/25 Mr. Schmitt

07/28 Mrs. Schockley

08/13 Mr. Slater

Front Office Procedures

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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.

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