Monroe Elementary News

October 14, 2022

From the Principal

As I have shared before, Monroe Elementary is piloting a reading program called Amplify. The Monroe teachers have been working extremely hard in learning this new program. Teachers spent time during the recent Professional Development day using the materials to plan and collaborate with their teams. This week in fourth grade, the students were reading a personal narrative story about the polio virus. The “Future Doctors of America” used this opportunity to study other childhood viruses including their symptoms and treatments in small groups and shared their findings with the class. I have posted some pictures below.

If you are interested in being a classroom parent representative for your child's classroom, please reach out to your child's teacher. This would involve: planning classroom parties, recruiting classroom parents to help send in items for parties, and planning activities for parties.

Fall parties are coming up soon. They will take place on Friday, October 28th. Due to safety and capacity challenges we are limiting our visitors inside the building to 8 guests per classroom sign-up (room parents are not included in this count). This allows the opportunity for all parents, if they want, to attend at least one party. We have three parties planned this school year: Fall, Winter, and Friendship Day. We know that parties are a wonderfully fun experience, but we have to ensure that it is a safe experience too! Teachers will be sending out sign-ups for classroom parties.

Below are the details that we respectfully ask staff and community members to follow:

  • Parties will begin at 2:30pm.

  • Weather permitting, students will be having a character costume parade starting at 3:00pm. All families can attend this parade, and it will be outside along the front sidewalk.

    • If there is inclement weather (storming, downpour, etc.) the parade will be canceled.

  • After the parade, we will have a normal dismissal. Students will return to their classrooms and wear their costumes home. We are asking families not to sign students out early.

  • Parking is very limited. If parking on school grounds, do not park near the bus loop, as it is our emergency vehicle entrance, and bus dismissal must not be interrupted. Safety is our first priority, so please have patience as we dismiss students at the end of the day.

A few details about your child's character costume:

  • Please make sure masks do not prevent students from safely participating in the parade.

  • Costumes should be " merry not scary.”

    • Please do not send costume accessories that are not school appropriate (weapons, swords, scary, etc.)

  • There will be limited time for your child to change into their costume, so please keep the costumes simple and easy for students to put on independently.

    • Students should not bring make-up, because of limited time.

Have a great weekend!

Julie Paige


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

Twitter: @MonroeElem2

Facebook: Monroe Elementary School

Costume Donation

If you have any costumes at home that you are no longer using, Monroe would be happy to put them to use for students that are in need of a character costume for our Character Parade.

We could use girls and boys size: medium and large.

Monroe Elementary is a Title One school. What does that mean?

Scholastic Book Fair

We will be having a Scholastic Book Fair on October 31st-November 4th. Your child is welcome to bring money to purchase books during their library times during that week. We will be having a parent event on November 1st and 3rd during parent teacher conferences for anyone interested in shopping at our book fair. Scholastic has great books at reasonable prices and Monroe Elementary gets a portion of the sales.

If you are interested in volunteering to help in our book fair, please contact the school. We are looking for parent volunteers for both evening events.

In the past, there have been donations collected for students to purchase a book that might not be able to. If you are interested in donating, please send your donation to the school office.

If you have Facebook, please like the Monroe Elementary page so you can get updates.

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From Ms. Allen- School Counselor

October is a time many people enjoy watching Horror Films and Scary movies. Horror films can lead to anxiety, phobias, and sleep disturbances for kids.

Some things grownups can do to reduce the negative effects of horror movies:
1. Monitor what your student is watching
2. Utilize parental control on TVs and computers
3. Talk with children about their fears
4. Don't be afraid to set limits if your child wants to watch something you do not find appropriate.

Common Sense media is a great site to read about movies and reviews before your child watches something. They have a list specifically for scary movies
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School fees are $30 for the 2022-2023 school year. Fees were due on September 30, 2022.

Important Dates

  • October 14- The Mobile Dentist has been canceled. It will be rescheduled for December 8th.

  • October 19- Preschool Family Event at Pleasant Valley Fire Department

  • October 20- End of the first nine weeks

  • October 20- Pleasant Valley Fire Department at Monroe

  • October 21- No School

  • October 24- Plain City Police Department doing Preschool, K, and 1st grade presentations

  • October 25 and 26- 3rd grade state testing

  • October 25- Monroe Fundraiser kick- off

  • October 28- Grade Cards go home

  • October 28- Fall Parties-2:30 and Character Parade-3:00

  • October 31- November 4-Monroe Elementary Scholastic Book Fair

  • November 1 and 3- Parent- Teacher Conferences- 4:00-7:00 pm

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