Monrovia Elementary School

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Contact Us

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

Kristi Long, Assistant Principal- klong@mcssk12.org

Nikki Brewer,Registrar- nbrewer@mcssk12.org

Karen Kiger, Bookkeeper- kkiger@mcssk12.org

Gayle Stevenson, Nurse- gstevenson@mcssk12.org

Calendar of Events

Sept. 13- Duty Free Lunch

Sept. 17-21- PACK Week

Sept. 19- Talk Like a Pirate Day

Sept. 26- Fall Picture Day

2018-2019 Madison County Schools Calendar

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Upcoming Events

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PACK Week is September 17-21!

Dear Parents,

The Week of Sept. 17-21, is P.A.C.K. Week at Monrovia Elementary. What is P.A.C.K. Week you ask? It is an initiative to help students have fun eating more Fruits and Vegetables. P.A.C.K stands for Pick or Pack Assorted Colors for Kids. This is a week we focus on eating healthy foods by eating the colors of the Rainbow. Every day is a different color(s).

If your child brings their lunch you can follow the schedule below to match the color/s of the day. If your child buys their lunch they can eat the Fruits and Vegetables served in the cafeteria that will match the color/s of the day!

For more Fun, let’s all wear the Color of the Day. I plan to go in the cafeteria daily to take pictures of students eating fruits and vegetables and will post them in the hallway outside the cafeteria. I like to take the pictures of students eating and wearing the Color of the Day!

The colors of the day are:

Monday - Purple/ Blue Day

Tuesday - White/ Tan/ Brown Day

Wednesday - Red Day

Thursday - Yellow/ Orange Day

Friday - Green Day

Let’s have fun while Eating Healthy!!

Your assistance is greatly appreciated!

Gayle Stevenson, BSN, RN

Monrovia Elementary School Nurse

Talk Like a Pirate Day, September 19!

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Join Mrs. Alexander in using your Arrrgg (R sounds) to Talk Like a Pirate!

Bowling Field Trip

P.E. Bowling Field Trip Schedule

Tuesday, September 25- 4th and 5th Grade

Thursday, September 27- Kindergarten and 1st Grade

Friday, September 28- 2nd and 3rd Grade


Location: AMF Pin Palace Lanes, Huntsville

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Fall Picture Day is September 26th!

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Be a Champion and Read!

AEA's annual "Be a Champion and Read" contest is going on now! Students should have received their reading logs. K-5 students are challenged to read six reading-level appropriate books to qualify for the Grand Prize: IRON BOWL TICKETS! There will be one winner for Auburn and one winner for Alabama for the students and two guests. Each prize includes sideline passes and pre-game activities.

Students should complete the reading log that was sent home and return it to their teacher. Mrs. Willis will send those entries in to be included in the Grand Prize drawing.

All entries are due by Monday, October 29th!

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Birthday Book Club

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My School Fees

My School Fees

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.

https://youtu.be/XWOqi84ka8E

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 www.myschoolfees.com.
  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 Karen Kiger, our school bookkeeper, at kkiger@mcssk12.org

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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 Mrs. Brewer at nbrewer@mcssk12.org to let her know. You will need to come in the last week of school to fill out official paperwork and she will give you documents to take to your new school. Please call the front office with any questions.

2018 - 2019 PTA Board

President - Kathy Weaver

VP of Membership - Jamillah Heater

VP of Fundraising - Melissa Cleckler

VP of Volunteers - Ruby Blackburn

Treasurer - Manuja Gilleland

Secretary -Yushikau Howze

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Amazon Smile

Shop at Amazon? Be sure to use smile.amazon.com/ch/63-0799615 to send a donation to MES!

PTA Update

September 13, 2018


Hello Parents!

We are off to a charging start to the 2018-2019 school year. The PTA has lots of

exciting news to share with you.

We are offering a popsicle party to every class that can get 100% participation in the

PTA. If you haven’t already please do join us in working together for the best school

environment we can provide.

Something new this year we have partnered with all the PTA’s & PTO’s in the

Sparkman family of schools (all the schools that feed into Sparkman High School) to

bring the Harlem Wizard Basketball team to our area. They will be playing

principals and teachers in a game on February 10 th , 2019 at 2:00 PM at the

Sparkman High School Gym. The online ticket sales should start in October.

We have the Car Show combined with our Vendor Marketplace on Saturday, October

20 th , come out and enjoy the day.

Trunk or Treat is going to be on Tuesday October 30 th .

On fundraising notes, BoxTop contributions dropped by over $1,000 from

2015/2016 to last year. So please make an effort to send those BoxTops into school,

it does make a difference.

We ask that if you shop with Publix please register with Publix.com and signup with

Publix Partners choosing Monrovia Elementary School PTA. A percentage of your

shopping will be donated back to the school.

If you have a scan card that you use at Publix, be aware as of October 1 st they will no

longer work.

If you prefer Kroger we have an account set-up with them as well in their

Community Rewards, you can link it to your shopper card, our organization number

is UG939.

https://www.kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow/

No surprise we also have an account set-up with AmazonSmile too! So if you shop

on Amazon go to smile.amazon.com and look for Monrovia Elementary School PTA.

Thanks for your support!

Kathy Weaver

PTA President

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Faculty and Staff Birthdays

09/05 Mrs. Haynes

09/08 Mrs. Smith

09/23 Mrs. Sims

09/24 Mrs. Jones

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.

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