The Week Ahead: January 14th-18th

Monday,  January 14th:

  • Board of Education Meeting 7:00p

Wednesday, January 16th:

  • Geography Bee – 3:15- 4:15p in the MRC

Thursday, January 17th:

  • Madison’s Pub and Grill 6:00-9:00 Referendum Kick -Off!

Friday, January 18th:

  • Cafe Monroe

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Photo of the Week!

OMG….Don’t be square and miss the best 80’s party of the year! Flashback Fundraiser tickets are on sale NOW! Early bird pricing ends 1/18/19! Don’t miss out!

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Geography Bee – Wed., Jan. 16th at 3:15p

The third annual Monroe School National Geographic Geography Bee will be held this Wednesday, January 16th at 3:15 in the MRC. The following  4th and 5th grade students will be participating: Billy G., Sammy G., Will H., Jack H., Graham M., Nick M., Elliot N., Luciana R., Ishaan S., and Declan S.

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Monroe Cafe

2019’s first Monroe Café is this week! There are still slots left for lunches this year if you can help- sign up here !

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Important: Capital Spend Survey

Thank you so much for continuing to support our wonderful school through your fundraising efforts and contributions! The reason we raise this money is to directly impact, improve and enhance our children’s experience at Monroe. Please take a few seconds to tell us here how you think our money is best spent …

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General PTO Meeting!

Please join us on Wednesday, January 23rd from 11 – 1PM for our 2nd annual General PTO Meeting in the MRC. Hot topics will include fundraising expenditure, PTO Staff Grants, and Mr. Horne will speak about Monroe’s curriculum. Teachers will be attending this meeting too! We plan on serving lunch, so if you plan …

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Family Hockey Night!

Join us for Hinsdale Central Hockey Club Family Night.

Attention All Hockey Fans. Come out and watch the Hinsdale Central Varsity Hockey team take on the DuPage Stars, Saturday January 19th at 4:45PM at the Willowbrook Ice Arena. It’s our Family Hockey Night where kids under 14 will receive a free light up stick …

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Young Writer’s Night- Thursday, February 21st

We hope your family will be able to join us at Young Writers Night this year. Scheduled for Thursday, February 21st, 6pm – 9pm at HMS, this special evening for D181 3rd – 8th grade students and families offers an opportunity for us to celebrate, share and encourage writing. The evening will include opportunities for …

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WIN A TRIP TO HAWAII!

Big news from the Flashback Fundraiser front … you can now buy raffle tickets for a chance to win an unforgettable week in tropical Maui at the luxurious Honua Kai Resort & Spa on Ka’anapali Beach! This AMAZING vacation is worth over $15K, but can be yours for only $100!! Only 150 tickets will …

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STEAM Club Session 2 begins– Parent Volunteers Needed

Session 2: Defined STEM begins on Tuesday (grades 4th -5th) or Wednesday (grades 1st-3rd). Please refer to the CHART for dates/time/location.

Parents, we need your help to make this a success. Please sign-up to volunteer for Session 2. Thank you!

Mrs. Wodka has e-mailed parents to confirm student enrollment in ALL sessions. We are not …

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HMS Ribbon Cutting

Please join D181 for the official Ribbon Cutting & Open House at the new Hinsdale Middle School on Thursday, January 17. Program begins at 6:30 pm, followed by self-guided tours of the building. All community members are welcome!

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Community Speaker Series Event: January 23rd & 24th

Mark your calendars for the next Community Speaker Series Event!

Dr. Lisa Damour Untangled: Guiding Girls Through Seven Transitions into Adulthood

Jan. 23, 2019 7-8:30 pm Hinsdale Central Auditorium Jan. 24, 2019 9:30-11 am Hinsdale South Auditorium

Dr. Damour draws on decades of experience and the latest research to reveal the seven distinct – and …

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THANK YOU FLASHBACK FUNDRAISER SPONSORS!

A huge THANK YOU to the following businesses who have supported our biennial fundraiser! Each is owned by an amazing Monroe family … please support them right back!

Beautycounter, represented by Sarah Richardson, creates super-safe, super-luxurious makeup, hair and skin care products you will LOVE. Get in touch with

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NEW FLASHBACK FUNDRAISER INFO!!

Monroe’s biggest fundraiser in 2 years (not to mention the best party ever) is on 2/23/19 and we need YOU to be there! Buy your Flashback Fundraiser tickets now to take advantage of early bird pricing. You won’t want to miss out on our LIVE AUCTION, including trips to Napa Valley for 6 adults, …

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Library Volunteers Needed

Please consider volunteering here in the library after the new year! We do some amazing programming for the students and it would not be possible without volunteers like you. There are so many different things that are needed on a daily basis. Books need to be shelved, cataloged, repaired, straightened, etc. Add …

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Shop in your PJ’s!!

We all know it’s more fun to give than to get. So why not give twice? Buy holiday gifts from the Flashback Fundraiser, and you’ll be giving to the Monroe PTO at the same time. In the past, funds raised by our biennial auction have funded items that enhance your child’s education every day, …

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D86 Referendum Campaign Kick-off

If you follow D86 Board Meetings you know that as a result of the referendum not passing in the November election, the BOE for Hinsdale Central and South High Schools need to look to make $5 million in cuts. Of those cuts, $1 million is being considered on sports and activities.

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Photo of the Week!

Did you know last week was International Hour of Code Week? 1st Graders are using Colby the Coding Mouse to code. All made possible by our wonderful Monroe Community! Flashback Fundraiser is just around the corner! Cheers to another successful fundraiser!

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Community Speaker Series: January 2019 Event

Mark your calendars! The Community Speaker Series 2018/19 season second event is just around the corner:

Dr. Lisa DamourUntangled: Guiding Girls Through Seven Transitions into Adulthood

1/23/19 7:00-8:30 pm Hinsdale Central Auditorium1/24/19 9:30-11:00 am Hinsdale South Auditorium

Dr. Damour draws on decades of experience and the latest research to reveal the seven distinct – and …

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Items needed for STEAM Lab

The school is in need of a few household items for upcoming STEAM lab activities. If you could please send in your extra plastic lids (yogurt and sour cream type containers), paper tubes (toilet and paper towel), and egg cartons, we would be very thankful! Items can be dropped of to Mrs. Wodka in the …

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5th Grade Culmination Photos!

Attention 5th Grade Parents! Please don’t forget to upload your child’s photos (Baby, Kindergarten, and two Candid) to the Dropbox created by Leslie Tornabene! All photos must be received by Friday, December 14th!

Thank You!

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The Parent List

DOES YOUR CHILD NEED HELP for a learning, emotional, behavioral or developmental issue?

Check out The Parent List, an anonymous platform containing nearly 80 positive reviews on health care providers that have helped local school district 86 and 181 children with issues that include: ADD/ADHD; dyslexia; peer relations; autism spectrum; anxiety; depression; school avoidance; grief …

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JUNIOR GREAT BOOKS

Attention 3rd, 4th, 5th graders – It’s JUNIOR GREAT BOOKS TIME!!

*AND THIS TIME, I REMEMBERED TO ADD THE LINK: Click Here! Junior Great Books is a fun, interactive lunch-time group for those who love to read and those who are still figuring it out. We use a ton of visual aides, …

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How Can You Support the Monroe PTO?

Funny you should ask! Over 25 awesome Monroe families have already donated either an item to the upcoming Flashback Fundraiser silent auction, or have hosted a sign-up party for kids or adults! These people are all totally rad, and you can be too! We’re still in need of auction items, including but not limited to …

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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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