Monrovia Elementary School

Listen, Learn, Lead, Love

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Contact Us

Dr. Renee Headen, Principal- rheaden@mcssk12.org

Kristi Long, Assistant Principal- klong@mcssk12.org

Karen Kiger, Clerical Aide- kkiger@mcssk12.org

Jennifer Glasscock, Bookkeeper-jglasscock@mcssk12.org

Gayle Stevenson, Nurse- gstevenson@mcssk12.org

Calendar of Events

10/02-10/06 Fall Break

10/09 Welcome back to School

10/09 Math-a-thon Kick Off

10/10 PTA Meeting 6:30PM

10/12 Duty Free Lunch Please Volunteer

10/12 Report Cards

10/12 1st Grade Field Trip Lyon Family Farms 8:00AM-2:00PM

10/13 Cookie Dough Pick-Up 12:00PM-5:30PM

10/14 Spruce Up Monrovia 8:00AM-1:00PM

10/17 PTA Spirit Night Uncle Maddio's Pizza 5:00PM-8:00PM

10/18 2nd & 3rd Grade Field Trip Super Citizen Kick-Off SHS 8:30AM-11:00AM

10/18 Art to Remember Orders Due

10/20 Birthday Book Club

10/21 PTA Marketplace 9:00AM-3:00PM

10/23-27 Red Ribbon Week See Below for Dress-Up Days

10/26 Fall Picture Retake

10/30 Trunk or Treat 5:00PM-7:00PM

10/31 Book Character Day 8:15AM

10/30-11/03 Fall Book Fair

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. 6

April 19


Report Cards sent home:


Oct. 12

Jan. 9

March 15

May 31

Upcoming Events

Red Ribbon Week

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Fall Book Fair- Saddle Up and READ!

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Fall Book Fair- 10/31-11/03

The Fall Book Fair is coming!

Please use this link to view the PARENT VIDEO

scholastic.com/bookfairs/parentvideo


We need your help! Click on the link below to volunteer!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0B4FA4AE2FAA8-mesfall

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Trunk or Treat

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Kona Ice will be at Trunk or Treat!!!
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Have Fun With Math and Help a Child

It’s Math-A-Thon Time!

Parents,

We will be raising money again this year for St. Jude’s Hospital. This has been a tradition for MES, since 1999. Our students have a heart for others. St. Jude holds a very special place in our hearts, since we have had students receive St. Jude’s services. I know St. Jude is looking forward to our help again. If you are not familiar with Math-A-Thon, here is some information that I copied from their website.


For more than 35 years, St. Jude Math-A-Thon has been America's largest education-based fundraiser. St. Jude Math-A-Thon is a free, education-based fundraising program for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The program includes a free math curriculum supplement for grades K-8 that students complete after obtaining sponsorships from family and friends. The funds raised by the students benefit St. Jude, where doctors and scientists work to eradicate childhood cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases.

St. Jude designed St. Jude Math-A-Thon to supplement a teacher's existing curriculum, while also teaching students the importance of helping others. To participate, students ask family and friends for pledges to solve math problems in the St. Jude Math-A-Thon Funbook.

The Funbook contains a curriculum developed by Scholastic, the world's leader in educational technology and children's media. Each Funbook level meets national standard requirements that will help your students practice and prepare for standardized testing.

Your child will have an opportunity to practice their math while helping others. However, we must have your permission before your child can participate. A permission form was sent home Oct. 9. This form will have information about the Math-a-thon and how it works. It allows the parent to set up a donation page, just like Boosterthon. This is the best way to donate, so out of town family members can donate easily. Then, you can just print out the donation page and return it to school in the envelope. However, you may send checks in the envelope, too. Just don’t record a donation online if the money is being sent to school. Make all checks out to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, NOT Monrovia Elementary.


Here are some dates to remember:

October 16- Permission forms are due- We only need the part that says “Please detach and return.” You keep everything else for now. Funbooks will be ordered.

Oct 23. week - I will pass out the Funbooks. Remember, the child may also do an online Funbook. Just be sure to mark on the form which option your child is doing.

Nov. 14- All donations are due to receive prizes. However, you may continue to donate online until June 2018. You just won’t receive donation prizes. Our school goal is $2000.

Prizes will be handed out when they arrive at school. It usually takes 2-3 weeks.

Thanks for helping us help others!
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MES YEARBOOKS $35

ORDER YOUR MES YEARBOOK AT


WWW.YBPAY.LIFETOUCH.COM


ID CODE: 7735018


ORDER DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 1, 2017

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Flu Information from Nurse Gayle

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Sparkman Senators Football

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MPRA Basketball information

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PTA Craft and Vendor Marketplace

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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?

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 xinospi@gmail.com

Treasurer - Yushikau Howze yushikau@yahoo.com

Secretary - Telia Norg telianorg@yahoo.com

Vice President of Membership - Jada Hamm jadahamm@gmail.com

Vice President of Fundraising - Megan Farley megansfarley@gmail.com

Vice President Volunteers - lesliewells57@gmail.com


Sincerely,

Renee’ A. Headen, Ed.D

Principal


Did you know…

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

Note from Mrs. Long

St. Jude Math-a-thon information was sent home today. You may register your child on line if you wish to receive online donations. The information sent home today explains how to do this. You may also send donations to the school in the attached envelope. Be sure to write the check to St. Jude Research Hospital. Please no cash. Our school goal is $2000. Thank you for your support in cancer treatments."

2017 - 2018 PTA Board

President - Pattie Xinos - xinospi@gmail.com

VP of Membership - Jada Hamm - jadahamm@gmail.com

VP of Fundraising - Megan Farley megansfarley@gmail.com

VP of Volunteers - Leslie Wells - lesliewells57@gmail.com

Treasurer - Yushikau Howze - yushikau@yahoo.com

Secretary - Telia Norg - telianorg@gmail.com

PTA PRESIDENT UPDATE

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

Coming soon!

PTA MEMBERSHIP UPDATE

Coming soon!

PTA Fundraising Report

Coming Soon!

Kindergarten News

Coming Soon!

First Grade News

Welcome back from what was hopefully a restful and fun Fall Break! This month first graders will learn about pumpkins and how they grow. Our classes will be taking a field trip to Lyons Farm on October 12th. Everyone is excited to participate in all the activities they have planned for us. Class shirts will come home October 10th, so look for them in your first graders backpack.

Second Grade News

Coming Soon!

Third Grade News

Third graders will begin a Super Citizen program with a kickoff at Sparkman High School in October. We are working on cursive and learning our multiplication facts. We are looking forward to our fall book fair and the book character parade. We also have a field trip being planned for December. Stay tuned for upcoming details.

Fourth Grade News

Coming Soon!

Fifth Grade News


5th graders are getting into the swing of things beginning the 2nd nine weeks. Students will be learning about colonial life and how to trade with each other. Students will participate in a book character parade in October. Students are learning through hands on activities which include STEM activities. Students will again take a trip in May to the Farm School. We will have a parent meeting about this field trip on October 25, at 5:00 in the library. More information will be coming home about this trip. Please encourage your students to tell you about their day. We are working on organization and responsibility.

P.E. News

Coming Soon!

March Art News from Mrs. Sweet-Mikell


Parents, we have several art exhibits going on at MES and in our community!


Display Cases at MES (by the cafeteria entrance)


9 students were selected to have artwork featured in the Monrovia display cases during October-November, 2017

These students were given letters about their art being chosen for the display! Please check out their work if you are visiting our school. Also, several students also will have their expressive self-portraits on display inside the cafeteria. These were inspired by Edvard Munch's painting The Scream.


Huntsville Museum of Art Children's Community Gallery


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students at our school have artwork featured at the Huntsville Museum of Art in the Children's Community Gallery

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October 3-November 12, 2017. The Children's Community Gallery is always free to visit

​, so stop by and have a look sometime​

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be receiving a letter from the Huntsville Museum of Art with free passes to the main gallery and a certificate of achievement.

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​Huntsville Botanical Gardens "Galaxy of Lights"

2 students at our school will have artwork featured in the "Galaxy of Lights" this year!! Only twelve students from local schools were chosen for this honor! Our two Monrovia artists will be painting their artwork onto giant plywood boards that will be displayed so that thousands of visitors to the Gardens will be able to enjoy their winter card design. Be on the lookout for a smaller reproduction that will be displayed at our school soon.


October Art projects

All students are making a three-dimensional art during art class right now. These range from Native American inspired-weavings to plaster masks (5th grade). We really appreciate your supply donations so far! We still need raffia, faux fur, and baby wipes. Thanks so much to those who have already helped out!!


Art to Remember forms were delivered to your child this week. This is a great opportunity to purchase keepsake items with your child's artwork AND help raise money for our school. They make great gifts too! You can order online at www.order.arttoremember.com or you can fill out the order form that comes home with your child. Checks should be payable to Monrovia Elementary and include a physical address and phone number.

All orders are due by October 18!!









Vinchenza Sweet-Mikell

Art Teacher

Madison County Schools

MES and EES

MES Music Class of the Year

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Faculty and Staff Birthdays

09/02 Mrs. Stovall

09/05 Mary Beth Haynes

09/08 Sonya Smith

09/10 Gayle Stevenson

09/23 Darlene Sims

09/24 Gwen Jones

10/01 Jenny Sandlin

10/06 Patty Jarboe

10/07 Vinchenza Sweet

10/12 Rebecca Beshears

10/18 Peggy King

10/21 Lisa Ryan

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