This Week Ahead Dec. 17th-21st

Please see PTO website for Monroe Holiday Spirit Days ….ALL WEEK!!!

Friday December 21st – Holiday Break begins…..Classes Resume January 7th! 

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Monroe Holiday Spirit Days

Celebrate the Holidays at Monroe

Monday, December 17th Holiday Headgear or Crazy Hair Day

Tuesday, December 18th Ugly Sweater or Holiday Bling Day

Wednesday, December 19th Red, Green, Blue, or Holiday Color Day

Thursday, December 20th Holiday Wear Day

Friday, December 21st Comfy Holiday Wear Day

Happy Holidays!

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Monroe at the Movies. “Mary Poppins Returns” this Saturday

Kick-off your holidays right with friends, teachers and families! Buy your tickets to a private Monroe screening of “Mary Poppins Returns”, 12/22, 10am at York Theatre in Elmhurst.

Click here for tickets and here for full info!

 

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Last Chance for Movie in the Gym Tix!

*** MORE SPOTS ADDED!! GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!! *** Finish your holiday shopping list or get some wrapping done while the kids enjoy a special showing of Despicable Me 3 on Thursday, 12/20! Each child can bring a small stuffed animal and/or a pillow if they wish. Skinny Pop popcorn, water and fruit snacks …

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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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Geography Bee Preliminary Round – Wed, Dec. 19th

Calling all 4th and 5th grade geography lovers!!!

The third annual Monroe School National Geographic Geography Bee is underway!! The preliminary round will be held at lunchtime this Wednesday, December 19th in the learning commons. All 4th and 5th grade students are invited to participate in the preliminary round. If your child is interested in …

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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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Auction Items Added! Early Bird Tix on Sale!!

Looking for some no-brainer holiday gifts? Then take a look at the Flashback Fundraiser Flash sale! Get gift cards to local restaurants, activities for the kids (Ninja, dance, chess, and yoga classes! Movie tickets!! Skyzone!!!) and something just for you (Botox!Facials!! Hair & Nails!!!). Every dollar goes toward funding Monroe’s many PTO programs that …

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In Need of Items for Upcoming STEAM Activity!

Please start collecting plastic lids, paper towel and toilet paper cardboard rolls . Have your kiddos bring them to school and drop them off in the MRC for a STEAM activity Mrs. Wodka is planning!

Thank You!

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Maison Monroe Open!

Do you still have Holiday shopping to complete? Help raise money for our school and check-off those last minute gifts. Maison Monroe (Charleston Wrap) is open year round. Monroe’s school code is 11831! Happy Shopping!

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Thank you!

We want to give a huge thank you to our Library Display Committee for going above and beyond by turning the house into a gingerbread house. The excitement and wonder this as created in Monroe students and staff really brings a smile to your face. This never would have happened without the creative genius …

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Photo of the Week!

Look at our Kindergarten’s coding!

This is all made possible because of our STEAM enhancement tools made possible by our 2016 auction. Early bird Flashback Fundraiser tickets are on sale now. Let’s make this another successful auction year to strengthen our children’s learning experiences!

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Please Participate in Our School’s Survey!

You should have received an email from the District asking you to participate in our School’s Survey, the CSCI. If you haven’t already, please click here and provide your feedback about our school climate. Your feedback helps us to foster positive youth development, build community and school pride, celebrate strengths, and …

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Monroe Cafe

Don’t forget – Monroe Café is this Friday! Please consider volunteering for these fun lunches – sign up to help. Thanks!

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Monroe at the Movies is Back!

Kick-off winter break with the second annual Monroe at the Movies! It was so nice to enjoy a movie together last year that we’re doing it again with a private screening of “Mary Poppins Returns”. Your $12 donation includes movie admittance and fundraises for Monroe’s Flashback Fundraiser.

Saturday, 12/22 at 10:00 am.

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Get Your Flashback Fundraiser Early Bird Tickets Now!

Get ready to dust off your fanny pack and tease up your hair! We’re turning back the clock for a night that will be totally radical. Buy your discounted early bird tickets for the 2.23.19 Flashback Fundraiser Click here

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Movie in the Gym: 12/20 After School!

Finish your holiday shopping list or get some wrapping done while the kids enjoy a special showing of Despicable Me 3 on Thursday, 12/20! Each child can bring a small stuffed animal and/or a pillow if they wish. Skinny Pop popcorn, water and fruit snacks will be provided. Cost is $12 per child; all …

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THANK YOU Flashback Fundraiser Sponsors!

We’re so grateful for event sponsorship and auction item donations from the following Monroe community members: Courtney McCarthy & Elysian Travel, the O’Malley Family & JB Construction and the Naccarato family & Nabuki Restaurant. Visit their websites for more information on these fantastic Monroe family-owned businesses:

Elysian Travel: https://www.elysian-travel.com Nabuki Restaurant:

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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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Photo of the Week!

Outdoor Ed Trip 2!

And off they go! Making memories at Camp Edwards is always a fun Monroe tradition for 5th Graders!

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November and December Birthday Lunch with Mr. Horne – Thursday 12/6

Each Month, Mr. Horne hosts a Birthday Lunch in the Learning Commons for 1st-5th graders. There will be music and a story courtesy of Mr. Horne, as well as photo taken with Mr. Horne for those who attend. The children will still go outside for their lunch recess on their usual schedule. This is a …

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