Traffic Patrol

Starting next Monday, February 1, our traffic patrol officer will not be at his post until 7:15am.  This change will only be on Mondays.  Tuesday through Friday there will be a traffic patrol officer directing morning drop-off traffic starting at 7am. Please continue to be patient and drive carefully during drop off.  We appreciate everyone’s help in making morning drop-off run as smoothly as possible.

Wings Peer Buddy Program

As we prepare for the launch of WINGS, we have partnered with Able SC.

Able SC is a non-profit agency that has federal grant funding to help provide education to school staff.  Able SC is also a resource for strategic planning for schools and on how to create inclusive classrooms and schools.

The WINGS committee would like to invite you to an education session provided by Able SC this Friday, January 22 at 9:00 am via Zoom.  

We will be learning about disability awareness, first person language, disability history and advocacy.  

We are excited about the WINGS program and would love your involvement and support as we prepare to launch the program to school staff, parents, and students.

The Zoom Link is below to join the meeting on Friday.  

Topic: WINGS/Able SC Education Session

Time: Jan 22, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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The mission statement and goals of the WINGS program are included below.

What is the Mission Statement of WINGS?

The WINGS program at Monarch is a peer buddy program that exists to develop relationships and educational opportunities between students with disabilities and students without disabilities through leadership development, education, inclusion, and community partnerships.

 

What are the goals of WINGS?

1. Create an educational partnership between students with disabilities and students without disabilities

2. Create a Leadership Development Program for 4th and 5th grade students

3. Promote school and community-wide inclusion and advocacy

4. Transform the way we think, view, and include one another in school and in our communities

5. Create a school culture in which all students are equal, visible, and participating members

 

What is the Meaning of WINGS?

1. Monarch Elementary is represented by the monarch butterfly

2. When we think about a butterfly, most of us are reminded of the transformation that takes place for the butterfly to develop

3. Only with its wings can a butterfly begin to fly and ultimately survive

4. Our goal for the WINGS program is to help each and every student at Monarch develop “WINGS” to fly and ultimately soar

We hope to “see” many of you this Friday at 9:00 am.  Please let us know if you have any questions or need further information.  

Author Visit

New York Times​ bestselling children’s author
Eric Bruel will be doing a virtual visit at Monarch Elementary School on Wednesday, January 13th, to discuss his Bad Kitty chapter book series, including the new book, ​Bad Kitty Goes on Vacation​.

Book Order Forms Due Wednesday December 16th

Nick Bruel at Monarch_Book Order Form

Online Safety Live Webinar

Dear Parents,
We made it to December! Winter break and holiday celebrations are right around the corner! Kids will be on their devices or asking for devices over the break. Join Rick Floyd and Julie Valentine Center on Wed., Dec. 16th from 6:30-7:30, as we discuss internet safety over the holidays, and some tips to think about if your child will be receiving a device this holiday. Whether it’s a phone, computer, tablet, or gaming system, Rick will provide valuable information for you and for you to share with your child about online safety!
You can join us via zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84921713446…
or watch us live on Facebook at

Kelly Premo, Julie Valentine Center

Mom’s Night Out

Calling all Monarch moms. We need you!! 

Unfortunaely COVID-19 has taken its toll on businesses. One in particular is Barre 3, which is right here in our very own Five Forks community. They have reached out and they need us! As the VP of business partners for Monarch’s PTA, I have been blessed to have a relationship with them, and they have always been nothing short of gracious and generous to us.. They are the first to jump at the opportunity to donate free classes for moms night out, gift cards and free classes for Monarch’s amazing silent auction, and so much more!! They have become a staple in our community and I believe it’s time for us to give back to them.

We are going to be hosting a mom’s night out, the cost for the class will be $15 per person and all proceeds will go directly to Barre 3. Please join us in showing them some love and how the Monarch moms can come together for an amazing cause!!  Get your girls and meet me at the Barre!! We will supply snacks and beverages for all who attend!

* At this time there is a 12 person maximum in the studio

Click here to sign up!

Scholastic Book Fair

The Book Fair is coming and it will be online this year.  Shop for books from November 30- December 13 using the link below.

https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=monarchelementaryschool1

Free Breakfast and Lunch

Due to a recent USDA waiver, GCS is providing free school meals to all students for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year. No application is needed. Breakfasts and lunches are available daily at all schools.

Lunch Menu

Monarch Elementary Breakfast & Lunch Menu

Breakfast Menu Week of 10/19-10-22

10/19

Chicken Biscuit, Juice, Fresh fruit, Choice of milk

10/20

Cinnamon Roll, Juice, Fresh fruit, Choice of milk

10/21

Muffin Flat, Juice, Fresh fruit, Choice of milk

10/22

Sausage Biscuit, Juice, Fresh fruit, Choice of milk

10/23

No School

Lunch Menu Week of 10/19-10/22

10/19

Cheeseburger Baby Carrots, Fresh fruit, Choice of milk

10/20

Crispy Chicken Biscuit, Celery, Fresh fruit, Choice of milk

10/21

Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Cherry Tomatoes, Fresh fruit, Choice of milk

10/22

Pizza, Garden Salad, Fresh fruit, Choice of milk

10/23

No School

Breakfast Menu Week of 10/26-10/30

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10/26

Chicken Biscuit, Juice, Fresh fruit, Choice of milk

10/27

Cinnamon Roll, Juice, Fresh fruit, Choice of milk

10/28

Muffin Flat, Juice, Fresh fruit, Choice of milk

10/29

Sausage Biscuit, Juice, Fresh fruit, Choice of milk

10/30

Belgian Waffle, Juice, Fresh fruit, Choice of milk

Lunch Menu Week of 10/26-10/30

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10/26

Pizza, Carrots, Fresh fruit, Choice of milk

10/27

Crispy Chicken Sandwich, Celery, Fresh fruit, Choice of milk

10/28

Cheeseburger, Tater Tots, Fresh fruit, Choice of milk

10/29

BBQ Pork Sandwich Garden Salad, Fresh fruit, Choice of milk

10/30

Pizza, Celery, Fresh fruit, Choice of milk