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November 5th, 2021

Monroe Eagles and Families,


November greetings to you and your family! As we enter this third month of the school year, we already over twenty-percent of the way through the 2021/2022 school year. We have come a long way together since early September and we are thrilled with the many successes we have already experienced. This week, we truly valued your time in meeting for our fall parent/teacher conferences. These important opportunities furthered our connections to one another and provided invaluable time to ensure a true home/school partnership – Thank you! November is also the traditional start to the coming holiday season. Please take a look below at our forthcoming dates specific to designated holidays.


Lastly, in advance of Veterans Day (11/11), we would like to honor and thank our military veterans for their service to our county. If you or a loved one served in our United States Armed Forces, please know our deep appreciation for the sacrifices that you have made in defending our county. As a school, we will utilize our morning announcements to specifically honor our military veterans.


Please keep reading as there are helpful updates below – Thank you!

Important Upcoming Dates:

November:

  • Sunday, November 7th - Daylight Savings Time Ends ("fall-back" one hour)
  • Wednesday, November 10th - Reflections Art Workshop (information below)
  • Thursday, November 11th - No School (Veterans Day Observed)
  • Monday, November 15th - Monroe Let's Connect Meeting (Zoom information below)
  • November 17th thru November 23rd - MOE Grateful Week (information below)
  • November 23rd - Dine-Out to Support Monroe Night at Chipotle from 4:00pm to 8:00pm (515 Everett Mall Way)
  • November 24th thru November 26th - No School (Thanksgiving Break)


December:

  • Friday, December 17th - 12:20pm Early Dismissal (Winter Break)
  • December 20th thru December 31st - No School (Winter Break)
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As a school, we honor and thank our veterans as next week’s Veterans Day fast approaches (11/11). We kicked-off our weeklong celebration of our nation’s veterans yesterday (11/4) and will seek to honor branches of the military each morning leading up to next week's Veterans Day.


If you or a loved one is a veteran, having served our county through military service, please know that we are truly appreciative. As we have discussed as a school, veterans are true (real life) heroes, having made sacrifices to keep us all safe and secure. As we prepare for a season of gratitude, please know how thankful we are for all of the veterans who have served our county.

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November is recognized nationally as Native American Heritage Month. In addition, it is also Indigenous Heritage Month, National American Indian Month, and Alaska Native Heritage Month. Together, this month provides us with an opportunity to collective learn, honor, and celebrate the diversity and ingenuity of Indigenous cultures and achievements.


This is a month dedicated to listening to Indigenous stories and voices as we seek to honor the past, present, and future of Native Americans locally, across our state, and throughout our region and nation. Along with opportunities in our classrooms, we will seek to honor the First Peoples of North America and Alaska through our Monroe Mornings (morning announcements). In doing so, we will learn about leaders (past and present) and the incredible resilience of Indigenous families and communities.


Furthermore, we will pay special attention to the Indigenous communities associated with our state. We will start with the Coast Salish people as our Monroe campus in on the traditional lands of the Coast Salish here in Everett. Please check-in to our school website as we learn together across this month of November.

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This month, each school within the Everett Public Schools will be hosting our own version of the monthly Let’s Connect meetings. These meetings will be tiered to allow elementary schools to meet from 5:00pm to 5:45pm followed by middle and high schools from 6:00pm to 6:45pm. We would like to invite you to join us digitally for this opportunity to come together and discuss, as a school community, what has gone well this year and in what ways our school should improve. Please consider joining us as we seek to celebrate, learn, and grow together.


Monroe Let’s Connect Meeting (Zoom)

Monday, November 15th

5:00pm to 5:45pm

Zoom – Please register in advance to attend (registration link)

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Our 2021 school gear has been designed and is ready for ordering. Please take a look through our online store (link) for school t-shirts, sweatshirts, and more! Our fall order window is open until Friday, November 12th so please order within the next week. A special thank you to our Monroe PTA for their efforts in designing our 2021 school gear and for their development of our school store.

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Reflections is a PTA-sponsored, arts-based contest for children, based on age-ranges, for students PK-12. Specifically, there are six areas in which students may submit original works including visual arts, dance/choreography, music composition, film/video, and literature. This year’s theme is “I will change the world by…” All submissions are due to Mr. Blaylock (Monroe Art Teacher), by Friday, November 19th.


To assist any student who is interested in participating in this year’s Reflections contest, Mr. Blaylock and our Monroe PTA will be hosting an after-school art workshop this coming Wednesday, November 10th (2:50pm to 5:30pm). This workshop opportunity is open at all students and will be designed to help students create/complete their original piece of art for the Reflections contest. Please note that a signed permission form is needed before a student can participate in this workshop. If interested, please sign the attached permission form and return it to our school ASAP.


Please note that all students will need to be picked-up by their family no later than 5:30pm as bus transportation will not be provided.

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As our Thanksgiving Break approaches our school will be celebrating through a designated week simply entitled, MOE Grateful Week (Wednesday 11/17 – Tuesday, 11/24). This intentional, five-day effort will provide us with needed time to consider all that we have to be thankful for and seek opportunities to express our gratitude. As part of this week, we will include several designated elements including notes of gratitude, writing/journaling opportunities, service projects, and spirit days!


Please see the below flier for more information including how your family can join us in celebrating MOE Grateful Week!

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Each month, our Everett Public Schools send a newsletter to all of our families with information pertaining to all of our schools/programs. The November version of our newsletter is attached for your consideration. In this month’s newsletter, you will find updates on each of the below topics.


  • Native American Heritage Month
  • School Visitor Protocols
  • WA State Report Cards
  • Out EPS District APP
  • Preferred Forms of Home/School Communication
  • Online Bullying Safety Tips
  • And more!
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Below is a snapshot of our Lost & Found as of this afternoon. Just a quick reminder that we will be rolling our Lost & Found out for dismissal each Friday. In addition, students walk past the Lost & Found several times each day and are prompted to spot any lost sweatshirts, jackets, and/or other belongings.
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Thank you all for taking the time to read through this rather lengthy version of our MOE News. We appreciate you and are grateful for the opportunity to serve you as part of our Monroe community.


Best,

Tyler & Catarino


Principal & Assistant Principal

Monroe Elementary School

tream@everettsd.org - crodriguez@everettsd.org

Phone: 425-385-7300

Fax 425-385-7302 Fax

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