New Games painted on the Fire Lane

This summer volunteers painted games along the fire lane in front and back of Monarch. These games should add to the students’ fun at recess. In the back of the school, there is enough 4square games for an entire class to play! Monarch’s PE teacher, Mrs. Bowman, requested these games for use during her related arts classes as well. Over the course of a month, there was such a wonderful response for volunteer help to paint! The PTA chairs would like to thank the following for their time and talent:
Lori, Addison, and Keaton Stuart
Jami Gregory
Karen Vaughn
Tonya, Madelyn, and Aubrey Baumbach
Suzanne and Ryan Long
Amber, Aubrey, and Savannah Cason
Cassie, Abigail, and Madelyn McKay
Jason, Jeanne, McKenna, and Isabella Mills
Christe James, and Alexandra Calton
And big thanks to Nancy Skelton for running this wonderful project!!

Best wishes to the students as they participate in the new activities!

Volunteer Approval Status

If you are new to Monarch make sure you have your Volunteer Level II Clearance completed. Click the link below to complete your application.

Click here to complete application

Current Level II Volunteers – keep an eye out for a renewal email. It has been two years since this system has been put in place so a lot of us will be up for renewal!

Traffic Patrol Officer

We are very excited to announce, Monarch PTA has hired a traffic patrol officer from Greenville County Sherriff’s Department to direct traffic at the back car line entrance and Five Forks Rd from 7:15 to 8am on school mornings.

Steam Day Authors

We will be visited by two authors on Steam Day.

Matt Pelicano in Kindergarten  and Stephanie Morgan in 2nd grade.

If you would like to order their books please click the links below.

4th Grade Challenge Popsicle Bridge Building Competition

The 4th Grade Challenge Popsicle Bridge Building Competition was this past weekend and our Monarch Students did great!

The students spend approximately three months in the classroom learning about bridge design and the challenges of creating a strong, yet lightweight bridge which is essential in today’s real world scenarios of cost efficient design.  The 4th grade students construct their bridges with Popsicle sticks and Elmer’s wood glue and must adhere to certain constraints regarding height, length and width.  The bridges are then brought to the competition for final weigh-in and testing as part of the competition.

Bridges are judged by a panel of judges and winners are chosen for the following categories:

1.    Best Architectural Design
2.    Most Original Design
3.    Best Craftsmanship
4.    Best Structural Design

Click here to see the teams, their bridges, and awards.

Mom’s Night Out

Join us for a FREE Monarch Mom’s Night Out on Friday, February 1st at barre3 in Five Forks!  Class will run from 7:15-8:15, and we’ll have time to socialize after with light appetizers and libations until 10pm.  The class has room for 27 people, and no child care will be provided.  We hope to see you there!

Click here to sign up