The Weeks Ahead

Week of 3/30 – 4/3:

  • Spring Break

Week of 4/6 – 4/10:

  • Wednesday, 4/8:  Earliest Day to Return to School: Be on the lookout for District communication
  • Friday, 4/10:  Last day to order yearbook custom pages

Save the Date:

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Stay Connected Mustangs!

Hey Mustangs! We miss our #monroeproud community! Let’s continue to stay connected during our social distancing: please post a pic on Instagram of your eLearning techniques, how you are staying active and any family fun you want to share! Tag @themonroemustang in your photo with either the #monroeproud or

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Announcing the 2020/2021 PTO Board!

Please join us in welcoming, and thanking, this talented group of parents for taking on leadership roles in the PTO  next year.  Their commitment ensures the continued success of our PTO programs in support of our students, teachers, and the entire Monroe Community.

Thank you and congratulations to each of you!

Co-Presidents: Megan Maduri and …

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Be Kind This Week!

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E-learning and Informational Updates

We made it through our first week of e-learning!  Thank you teachers, parents and students for being flexible in support of continued learning.

You can continue to reference the District elearning site here, including staff contact information.

Note the following updates per the District 181 updates sent on 3/19 & …

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Stay Connected With Our Monroe Community!

Hey Mustangs!

We miss our #monroeproud community! Let’s stay connected during our social distancing: please post a pic of your eLearning techniques, how you are staying active and any family fun you want to share!

Tag @themonroemustang in your Instagram photo with either the #monoreproud or #meangreenelearningmachine hashtag. We will share to our stories so everyone can …

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D181 eLearning Information

eLearning is the opportunity for students and staff to engage in continued learning while D181 schools are closed Monday, March 16th – Friday, March 27th.

You can find daily lessons at the D181 eLearning website. Visit the link and scroll down to click on Monroe School to access the lessons.

Note that students will …

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Living Classroom Committee Members Wanted

Did you know that one of the most powerful partnerships at Monroe is the through the Living Classroom? The committee includes parents, current staff, and retired teachers. When classrooms go out in the garden, additional parent volunteers are gathered to help. We’d love to have you join this committee that meets 3-5 times a year …

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CHMS Pizza Wars: Postponed

Please note that the Pizza Wars scheduled for March 24 at CHMS has been postponed.

We will let you know when we hear of a make-up date.  Thanks for your understanding.

 

 

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Coding Clubs Coming

Monroe will be offering Coding Clubs featuring Coding Awbie and Coding Jam for 1st and 2nd grade, and Ozobots for 3rd-5th students. The Ozobot coding will take place exclusively on the iPad. Most students are familiar with the marker coding method, so we will be leveling up for this club. If your student is in …

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Note from the Nurse

Dear Monroe Families,

Since flu season is upon us, we want to remind you of what to do when your child is sick.  When your child is absent please call the attendance line (630-861-4200) and communicate the presenting symptoms.  Please REVIEW the sickness guidelines and influenza fact sheet.

Additional

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Raging Waves Waterpark Fitness Log Time!!

Grades K-5: Plunge into Fitness with Raging Waves Waterpark!

Print out your FITNESS LOG and keep track of your exercise; color in one item on the log for every 30 minutes of exercise.  After you have completed 25 hours of exercise, turn in your completed fitness log to your teacher by April 6th. Don’t forget …

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We’re “Linked Together” in Kindness

To help students visualize the power of kindness, Monroe students made a Kindness Chain” during Kindness week. Each link in the chain highlights an act of kindness done by one of our students. Wow!

The chain is hanging in the front hallway and really helps us all to see how each …

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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. Developed by the Hinsdale Central PTO, the Parent List is an anonymous platform containing over 80 positive reviews of health care providers that have helped local school district 86 and 181 children with issues …

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Box Top Collection is Back!

Please start collecting your Box Tops and grocery store receipts! There are 2 ways to submit Box Tops:

  1. Use the new Box Tops App and scan your grocery receipt. The digital box tops will be automatically added to Monroe Schools earnings.
  2. We will still collect the paper Box Tops in the office and on …

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Wanted: Plastic Bottle Caps and Lids!!!

Green Club is continuing to collect plastic bottle caps and lids as part of an upcyling project! Our goal is to reach 400 pounds in order to get a Monroe bench made out of the recycled bottle caps and lids! All lids and bottle caps must be CLEANED out before donating.

Thank you for your …

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PTO Grants: Your Generosity at Work!

Please consider JOINING our committee; we can’t approve these grants without you!

Thanks to our wonderful Monroe community, the PTO has already approved over $1,600 in grants this year. This money has purchased:

– Sensory stickers and music for the Movement Lab

– Cyber acoustic headsets

– Family Reading Night supplies

– Breakout EDU …

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Volunteering in the Library

The library is up and running with some amazing programming coming to your families in the next few weeks. Family Reading Night is just around the corner and we need some help gathering and organizing supplies for our reading stations. We could really use your help.  Our greatest needs are daily in the mornings and …

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Technology tips for kids!

Randy Wooten, District technology specialist, presented at the October 23rd PTO meeting. His presentation was about how to manage technology with our kids in this ever increasingly digital landscape in which we live.

View the presentation, including lots of resources, HERE.

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Celebrate with a Book!

Celebrate with a Book is back with a whole new look, but same great meaning!

Choose a special book from the library to celebrate your child’s achievement. Ideas include learning to read, extra time studying for a test, overcoming a fear, birthday, etc. We will take your child’s photo, send home their photo in a …

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