This Week Ahead Nov. 12th-Nov. 16th

Monday,  Nov. 12th:

  • Veterans Day Program
  • Book Fair Week- see below for details and there is still time to volunteer!

Wednesday, Nov. 14th:

Hinsdale Village Caucus Meeting -Hinsdale Library 7-9pm Room 20E

Thursday Nov. 15th:

  • Spirit Wear sales available Thursday and Friday during the Book Fair …

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Book Fair is here!

The ever-popular book fair is rolling into Monroe this week!

We need YOUR help! There are shifts for set up, helping children pick books and on sale days. Sign up here for a spot that works for your schedule and join us for some fun!

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I haven’t read that. . .”YET” ~ What’s HOT at the Book Fair

There are so many great books to read and sometimes the book fair can be overwhelming. So many books, so little time. I’ve put together a list ( click here ) by grade level of 5-10 books that have been popular at the other elementary school fairs, constantly on reserve in our …

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Spirit Wear Available at Book Fair and Volunteers Needed!

Bring your cash or checks to the Monroe Book Fair this Thursday and Friday to pick up the latest Monroe gear. Also, we are looking for volunteers to help run the table between 8:30-4 both days. If you can spare an hour or two, please email us at spiritwear@monroeschoolpto.com.

Thank you!

Jane …

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Hinsdale Village Caucus Upcoming Event -Nov 14th

The Hinsdale Village Caucus, which vets and recommends candidates for the Community Consolidated School District 181 Board, Hinsdale Public Library Board of Trustees, and Village of Hinsdale Board of Trustees, did not reach a quorum at its November meeting, and as such, is not able to endorse candidates in the April 2019 election. In response, …

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Monroe Welcomes the Arroyo Family!

Please welcome the Arroyo family to Monroe and their child in Mrs. Demopoulos’ 3rd Grade Class!

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Don’t forget…where do YOU shine?

Please remember to submit a photo of your child before Thanksgiving for the special “shine” slide show Mrs. Wodka is planning to play in the foyer as Monroe wraps Fish in a Tree! This will give everyone an opportunity to show what they are great at, especially if it isn’t school related. This can be …

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Monroe Cafe

No need to pack lunches Friday! Monroe Café is this week, November 16th. If you’d like to help with lunch, please sign up hereThanks!

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Spare Change Collection Friday!

As part of the student fundraising efforts for the Flashback Fundraiser this year, we’ll do our first spare change collection on Friday, 11/16s (same day as Monroe cafe). Your student should have received a nifty pouch that hangs on their book bag this week to conveniently collect change.

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Cold Weather Reminders

The cold weather is upon us! Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the current temperatures. Here are a few important reminders: – The school policy for cold weather is that students will go out for recess if the “Real Feel” is above zero. – Students are not let into school before …

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Before and After School Teacher Needed at the Community House!

The Community House of Hinsdale is seeking a Before and After School teacher. The person selected for this position will be responsible for providing an appropriately safe, caring and enriching environment for the children enrolled in the Before and After-School program.

For more information, please visit here. communityhouse.org/employment.

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Photo of the Week!

STEAM Club Lego WeDo Session

All smiles from the 1st and 2nd graders, plus the 5th grade helpers in a session of STEAM Club! Thanks to our fundraising efforts from our auction in 2017, plus Monroe’s wonderful librarian Meredith Wodka, we are able to have this popular club for all of our students. We …

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Art and PE teachers of the day!

Here are the raffle winners for PE teacher and Art teacher of the day!!

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Mighty Writers Open Mic

Parents, please join your Mighty Writer for our final session, on Friday, November 16 at 7:45 – 8:25 am. Each Mighty Writer will share a piece on our open mic if they’d like.

To capture the artsy coffee house open mic vibe, coffee will be provided for parents and we will give snaps to applaud …

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Getting Closer to our Goal – Less than a week to go!

Please keep the folders coming in! In partnership with all District 181 schools, we are all coming together to support the Robeson County Schools in North Carolina after the impact of Hurricane Florence. Monroe School has the goal of collecting 3,000 two-pocket folders by this Wednesday, November 14. 1200 folders have been collected so far …

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Volunteers Needed: 5th Grade Outdoor Ed Sale

The 5th grade Outdoor Ed sale greens/poinsettias arrive right after Thanksgiving. We can use some help unpacking and distributing greens as 5th graders come to pick up their orders. Daytime and after school slots available. Please sign up here!

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Volunteers Needed for Spirit Wear Pop Up!

Spirit wear pop up stand will be held during the Book Fair (11/15 and 11/16) between the hours of 8:30am-4pm. Please consider volunteering for any time slot if you are available. Great opportunity to pick up the newly designed spirit wear items!!!

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Birthday Lunch Reminder: November and December birthdays will be celebrated together on 12/6

Just a reminder that there will not be a birthday lunch in November. We will celebrate November and December birthdays on Friday, December 6.

Remaining dates: 12/6 (celebrate November and December birthdays), 1/25, 2/22, 3/8, 4/26 (celebrate April and June birthdays), and 5/9 (celebrate May and July birthdays)

Questions? Email birthdaylunch@monroeschoolpto.com

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Thank you Bella Cosa Jewelers!

A great big THANK YOU to Bella Cosa Jewelers and the Molfese family for being a Gold sponsor of the Flashback Fundraiser! Located in the Willowbrook Town Center, Bella Cosa Jewelers has one of the largest showrooms of fine jewelry in Chicagoland. Check out their website or stop in at 7163 …

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Help Needed in MRC. Join us!

The MRC is the hub of Monroe. So many activities from checking out books, lessons for each grade, STEAM activities and more! To make it all run, we need your help!

Sign up here to join us in the MRC.  You can sign up for one shift, or commit to the same …

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Veteran’s Day Photos

The Veteran’s Day committee is looking to honor Monroe family veterans to showcase during our Veteran’s Day assembly again on November 12th. Please send photos of any family members (grandparents, great-grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles etc.) who have served in any branch of the military to agolden@d181.org by Friday, November 2nd.

Thank you, Veteran’s Day Committee

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Buy a Thanksgiving pie and holiday decor from a 5th grader

Attention all parents and staff members: the 5th graders will be selling frozen pies from The Elegant Farmer (delivered just in time for Thanksgiving) and wreaths, garland and poinsettias (delivered just in time for holiday decorating). Please consider supporting a 5th grader in their sale as they earn funds for the ” 5th grade outdoor …

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D86 Referendum Information

The following is information we received from D181 to share with you about the D86 Referendum.

The projects in the referendum were identified by hundreds of people—community members, parents, faculty, staff, administrators, Board members and industry experts—for over three years. These projects would fix our infrastructure, make our schools accessible, increase school security, and would …

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Apollo After School Program

Need Some After School Time to Get Things Done? Many parents would love to have a couple of days to run errands, schedule a doctor’s appointment for themselves, or finish projects. Apollo After School program can accommodate that need by engaging with your children for 3, 4 or 5 days a week. Each day …

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