Category: PTO News

The Week Ahead: 1/20 -1/24

Monday, 1/20:

  • NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, 1/22:

  • General PTO Meeting, 11:30 – 1:00pm

Friday, 1/24:

  • Monroe Cafe/Spirit Day

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Save the Date

Don’t Miss!

  • Saturday, 2/1: Parents’ Night Out
  • Tuesday, 2/18: Science Projects Due
  • Tuesday, 3/10: Science Night

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2nd General PTO Meeting – 1/22 @ 11:30am

 

 

 

 

Please RSVP here for the 2nd General PTO Meeting of the school year on Wednesday, January 22nd from 11:30am-1pm in the MRC. Lunch will be provided.

  • Hear about the newly approved Math trajectory & placement update from Mr. Horne
  • PTO Grants update & teacher highlights
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Science Fair

Science Fair is officially underway!

For anyone who was unable to pick up a board on Friday, there are plenty of extra boards. They have been left in the little house in the MRC, so please feel free to pick one up at your convenience.

Instructions for projects are available to download and print …

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Parents Night Out – 2/1

JOIN US FOR MONROE’S BIENNIAL TRADITION – PARENTS NIGHT OUT!

Alter will be pouring their Center Line (golden ale) and Alterior Motive (IPA) at Parents Night Out! We’ll also have plenty of wine, bubbly, delicious food, a DJ, and at least 100 other Monroe parents to hang with. Get your tickets ($75 each) HERE before prices …

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Monroe Mighty Writers is Back – starting 2/21!

The Winter Session of the Mighty Writers Club will start again on February 21st and run through March 27th on Friday mornings, 7:45 – 8:25 am in the MPR.  Spend your Friday mornings waking up your creativity and writing with Mr. Horne, Ms. Moser and parent volunteers.

If your child is interested, SIGN UP HERE and select …

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A Practical Guide to Helping Your Child with Homework – 1/21

Parents of 4th through 8th grade students, please join Bill Young of ClubZ Tutoring for a special event – A Practical Guide to Helping Your Child with Homework.

This presentation will offer time-proven methods for helping students succeed in school. The ideas and discussion are based on real world tutoring insights as well as scientific evidence. …

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Be Kind in 2020!

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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.

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5th Grade Art Club

All fifth grade students are invited to SIGN UP HERE for Art Club!

Art club will take place every Tuesday for 14 weeks during the students’ lunch recess time. This year each art club member will be creating either a mural sized painting or kinetic sculpture. Students will work together in small groups and …

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3D Printing Club – Deadline approaching 1/22

This winter, Monroe will be offering four different 3D Printing Clubs designed to help your child learn to customize and create using a 3D printer. Each session will be three days long. There will be a section for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. For each grade students will learn to use Tinkercad, customize a …

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Documentary Film: Screenagers Next Chapter – 2/5

Presented by The Community Speaker Series.

Join us on February 5th, 2020 at The Community House for a viewing of this new film followed by a discussion with Dr. Ruston.

Filmmaker and physician Dr. Delaney Ruston takes the conversation around screens and teens to the next level with Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience – a film that examines …

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Young Writers Night – 2/27

 

 

 

 

 

 

Young Writers Night – Registration is Open!

We hope you can join us for a fun evening celebrating student writers and writing. Open to all District 181 3rd – 8th grade students and their families. For more information please see the attached FLYER.

Thursday, February 27th 6:00pm …

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D181 Drive for Cradles to Crayons – 3/2-3/5

As you organize closets in the New Year, please keep in mind that the District is sponsoring an upcoming supply drive for Chicago-based non-profit, Cradles to Crayons. There will be a collection box at Monroe from March 2nd-March 5th. They are asking for new/gently used clothes, toys, books and shoes.

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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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Parents: School Climate Survey is Open!

We need your help!

Please complete the School Climate SURVEY.

From D181 : “The annual climate survey is not just a requirement for all school districts in the state, it’s an opportunity for you to share how we’re performing as a school district with audiences near and far. Results of the survey are published …

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Have you downloaded the My Membership Toolkit app?

Just a friendly reminder to download the My Membership Toolkit app to receive all Monroe PTO communications. The transition process to this app is underway and the dual communications via text will cease on December 8th.

If you are having issues downloading the app or if you have downloaded the app and are not receiving …

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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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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 …

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