Monroe Elementary News

January 27, 2022

From the Principal

It's been a cold week! Unfortunately, there has been a lot of indoor recess. We are working to get as much movement for our students as possible during these cold days.


Just a reminder that tomorrow is a Professional Development Day. The Jonathan Alder staff will be taking part in hearing an amazing speaker as well as time to learn through small group book studies as a district.


Have a great weekend!


Julie Paige

email: paigeju@japioneers.org

Phone: (614)873-8503 OR (740)857-1711

Twitter: @MonroeElem2

Facebook: Monroe Elementary School

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching. Classroom parties will occur on Friday, February 11th. More information will be coming soon from classroom teachers about items that they could use for their parties. Parents will not be able to attend the parties but we will post pictures. Students will be able to decorate a Valentine box at home to bring to school to collect their Valentine cards in. If you have any extra shoe boxes or boxes of a similar size Monroe Elementary would appreciate if you could send them in for students that don't have boxes.

From The Guidance Counselor: Ms. Allen

Career Speaker Volunteers Needed:

This year, all 4th grade students at Monroe Elementary School will have the opportunity to participate in a career exploration and information program called Career Cafe. Students who choose to participate will be invited to eat lunch in a classroom while listening to speakers sharing information about a variety of career fields. If you, or someone you know, are interested in volunteering as a career speaker, please contact Allie Allen, School Counselor, at (740) 857-1711 or allenal@japioneers.org

Masks on Jonathan Alder transportation

Masks are still mandatory on Jonathan Alder busses. Please encourage your child to keep their masks to prevent needing a new mask on a daily basis. We are happy to provide masks if needed but we are giving out a lot of masks on a daily basis.

Monroe School Yearbook information

Yearbooks can be ordered online at ybpay.lifetouch.com. Monroe Elementary's Yearbook ID Code is 13563222 and the cost is $12. Online ordering is the ONLY way to order yearbooks this year. No orders can be accepted through the school. The deadline to order is March 11, 2022.

Chromebook/i-Pad Student Responsibility

Chromebook/i-Pad Student Responsibility

All Jonathan Alder schools are now equipped with one Chromebook or i-Pad per child. We hope that students handle their devices with great care; however,there are consequences for damage, loss and/or inappropriate use of their computers.

All JA schools will be following this fee schedule for damages on devices:


This fee schedule was approved by the JA Board of Education on 12/13/2021 and is supported by Board Policy that states: “users are personally responsible and liable” for use of district technology and that users are “fully liable for damage or loss” of equipment while being used by the student. (ref: 7540.03 Student Technology Acceptable Use and Safety and 7530 Lending of Board-Owned Equipment)

We encourage you to have conversations with your children regarding the resources provided, and general safety and security on the web. This is a great place to start: Common Sense Media.

Thank you for your assistance as we strive to keep the laptop computers working properly and in the hands of students.

Teacher Spotlight- Mrs. Sayer

What is your name and your position at Monroe Elementary?

Stacy Sayer, I am an intervention Specialist.


What's one thing you couldn't live without?

I couldn’t live without my faith and my family.


What is your FAVORITE thing to do?

My favorite thing to do is go camping with my family.


Where is the best place you've traveled to?

Traveling out west to Utah and seeing Bryce Canyon, Zion, and Arches National Parks.


Who is your biggest inspiration? Why?

My grandmother, because she had amazing perseverance, strength, faith and the best hugs!


What is the best book you've ever read?

Josiah’s Fire


What is your favorite thing about working at Monroe Elementary School?

The teachers and staff are my favorite thing about working at Monroe. They truly care about each and every student and work so hard to help them grow and learn.


Tell us something that might surprise us about you.

Our gardens, Angel’s Paradise were one of seven gardens in Ohio that was a part of the 2012 Daylily Society’s National Convention Tour. Also, all three of my sons are Eagle Scouts.

Important Dates

January 28- Professional Development Day- No School

February 4- Mobile dentist coming to Monroe

February 11- Valentine classroom parties

February 21- President's Day- No School

Madison County Prevention

Madison County Prevention (MCP) is offering evening workshops for Parents/Caretakers or anyone working with youth throughout the school year.
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Soccer Camp

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