The Week Ahead, 11/18 – 11/22

Monday, November 18th

  • Fall Book Fair begins (Mon 11/18 – Fri 11/22)

 

Friday, November 22nd

  • Mighty Writers, Open Mic  7:45-8:25 am
  • Last day to submit 5th grade photos for yearbook/culmination
  • Monroe Cafe and Spirit Day

Permanent link to this article: https://monroeschoolpto.com/the-week-ahead-11-18-11-22/

Save the Date

Don’t Miss!

  • Monday, 11/25 to Friday, 11/29:  Thanksgiving Break – no school
  • Monday, 11/25 & Tuesday, 11/26:  Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Monday, 11/25 & Tuesday, 11/26:  Book Fair (during Parent Teacher Conferences)
  • Friday, 12/6:  December Principal Birthday Lunch

Permanent link to this article: https://monroeschoolpto.com/save-the-date/

Monroe PTO Holiday Local Gift Card Sale Begins!

Please support the Monroe PTO by purchasing $25 gift cards that can be used at the following local businesses:

  • Fuller’s Car Wash
  • Harry & Eddie’s
  • Nabuki
  • Il Poggiolo
  • Vistro
  • Wild Ginger

Gift cards are available for purchase on the Monroe School …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://monroeschoolpto.com/monroe-pto-holiday-local-gift-card-sale-begins/

Book Fair is headed to Monroe! – 11/18-11/26

Monroe’s Book Fair begins this week – November 18th- 26th.

On Monday & Tuesday students will be previewing the books. They will come home with a wish list to discuss the books they would like to purchase.

Wednesday & Thursday are purchasing dates. Each classroom has signed up for a specific time slot.

Friday is …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://monroeschoolpto.com/book-fair-is-headed-to-monroe-11-18-11-26/

Book Fair Volunteers Needed

The Book Fair is a magical time in the library!

Plenty of beautiful books and students filled with wonder as they truly express their love and excitement for reading.

Volunteers are needed to help students fill out wishlists and handle purchases. Want to sign up when your student will be visiting?  CLICK HERE for more …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://monroeschoolpto.com/book-fair-volunteers-needed/

Mighty Writers – Open Mic, 11/22

All parents are welcome to join us for a coffee-house style Open Mic at our final Mighty Writers session of the fall season this Friday, November 22 from 7:45-8:25 am.

Please enter through the gym doors and bring your own coffee mug while you listen to the students share their favorite pieces from this season …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://monroeschoolpto.com/mighty-writers-open-mic-11-22/

Monroe Chess Club – Winter Registration Now Open

Winter registration is open for the most popular after-school program at Monroe!

www.monroechess.eventbee.com

Chess improves academic performance, concentration, logical thinking, strategic thinking, judgment, creativity, problem solving, emotional intelligence and social skills. CLICK HERE to see why students should learn how to play chess.

But that’s not all… Playing chess is FUN!!

Winter session …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://monroeschoolpto.com/monroe-chess-club-winter-registration-now-open/

5th Grade Parents – Photos due 11/22!

Please don’t forget to send in your 5th grade photos for yearbook and culmination. Photos are due by Friday, November 22nd. Please send them to: monroeschoolculmination@gmail.com

Photos needed & labeled as follows:

  • Last Name – Baby
  • Last Name – Kindergarten
  • Last Name – Candid 1
  • Last Name – Candid 2

Requirements: Photos …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://monroeschoolpto.com/5th-grade-parents-photos-due-11-22/

5th Grade Outdoor Ed Sale – LAST PICK UP DATE, 12/2

Attention parents of 5th graders who sold Vern Goers items:

PICK UP of wreaths/garland/poinsettias will be Monday, December 2 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. at Monroe School.

Please bring your order form. We will have an itemized receipt for ease of pick up.

Any questions, please contact Jen Coffey at outdooredsale@monroepto.org.

 

Permanent link to this article: https://monroeschoolpto.com/5th-grade-outdoor-ed-sale-last-pick-up-date-12-2/

STOP: Don’t Throw Out Those Plastic Bottle Tops and Lids!

Green Monroe Families:

As you begin preparing for your Thanksgiving feasts and celebrations, please save plastic bottle tops and lids to support Green Club!!!

Green Club is collecting plastic bottle caps and lids throughout the school year as part of a recycling/upcycling project. Our goal is to collect 400 pounds of plastic caps/lids in order to …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://monroeschoolpto.com/stop-dont-throw-out-those-plastic-bottle-tops-and-lids/

Be Kind This Week!

Permanent link to this article: https://monroeschoolpto.com/__trashed-5/

REMINDER! My Membership Toolkit app communications start 11/11

REMINDER!

All Monroe PTO communications will be sent via the My Membership Toolkit app starting this week – November 11, 2019. We will continue to send duplicate communications through the current Remind text system during our transition process ending December 8, 2019. If you are a 5th grade parent, many key communications will be sent …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://monroeschoolpto.com/reminder-my-membership-toolkit-app-communications-start-this-week/

Monroe Chess Team is Awesome!

Congratulations to the Monroe Chess Team who won a 5th Place Team Trophy for Monroe at last week’s Illinois Chess Teachers “64 Square Chess Championship” tournament.

Eight of the 13 Monroe students competing won individual awards, including 1st Place for 2nd and 5th grades. Keep on checkmating!

Permanent link to this article: https://monroeschoolpto.com/monroe-chess-team-is-awesome/

Thank you Maduri family!

In October, we raised the Mizzou flag at Monroe for the Maduri family, winning bidders on February’s Flashback Fundraiser live auction item. Thanks so much for the generous donation to the PTO!

Permanent link to this article: https://monroeschoolpto.com/thank-you-maduri-family/

Lost and Found Items

There are many items in the lost and found that need to find their way home. Tables are set up in the foyer by the Learning Commons. There are many hats, coats, sweatshirts, tops, and miscellaneous items.

Please stop by this week to claim your items!

Permanent link to this article: https://monroeschoolpto.com/lost-and-found-items/

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 …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://monroeschoolpto.com/volunteering-in-the-library/

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.

Permanent link to this article: https://monroeschoolpto.com/technology-tips-for-kids/

Note from the Nurse

Monroe Families,

With the changing weather and upcoming cold and flu season please see the attached FLU INFORMATION SHEET for your reference. For the safety of your child, no cough drops or hard candy will be allowed. They are encouraged to carry a water bottle instead.

When calling school to report your child’s absence, please …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://monroeschoolpto.com/note-from-the-nurse/

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 …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://monroeschoolpto.com/celebrate-with-a-book/

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 that include: anxiety, ADD/ADHD, …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://monroeschoolpto.com/the-parent-list/