Welcome Back Mustangs!
I hope this finds you all well and enjoying the school year. I have been around to visit all the classrooms and meet all of our students.
We started our “wheel” schedule. The “wheel” is a schedule that allows all students to consecutively rotate through music, art, and physical education (PE). The “wheel” allows our students to learn from experts and allows teachers to have common time to plan, prepare, and implement the CCSS and NGSS.
At our morning assemblies, students learn about our rewards program, pizza with the principal, and meet Monty the Attendance Bear. Students earn green slips throughout the year and can earn rewards at certain levels. If students receive 30 green slips, they can eat pizza with me. Pizza is my favorite food so I am hoping a lot of students earn this! Monty the Bear visits classrooms every week. Classrooms with the best weekly attendance earn a visit from our friendly furry friend. And just a gentle reminder that regular school attendance is so very important for both your child’s learning and for schools.
One of our goals is to increase parent participation in schools. Elementary school years go by quickly and opportunities to participate get more challenging. I would encourage all parents to get involved every day with Monroe either through volunteering in classrooms or supporting your child with their learning at home. I would also invite parents to join Parent Square, which is an online community website where teachers and other stakeholders can collaborate about school events.
If you would like to take a more active role in school, stop by, email, or call me and we can talk about what is available. We have many school and district committees in which parent input is needed. Committees like ELAC, DELAC, School Site Council, etc. include parents and help parents have a voice and input to our school. And of course we have a fantastic Parent Teacher Association (PTA). Joining our Monroe PTA would be a great way to make a difference for in the lives of all of our students.
Have a great year! Go Mustangs!