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Updated Mon, Sep 18th
Updated Fri, Sep 15th
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Please join us on Tuesday, September 26, from 6-8 pm, for Monroe's Back to School Night. The main portion of the event will begin at 6:00 pm in the Event Center.  There will also be a Smoked BBQ Chicken Dinner Fundraiser for 8th East Coast Trip available from 4:00- 5:45 pm.

Back to School Night will follow an open house-like format; your Monroe student will lead you to his/her classrooms at the pace that works for you. This is a chance for you to meet your child's teachers and learn a bit about the class and what your child will be learning during the year. This is not a time for specific conversations with your child's teachers about your child's progress; Parent-Teacher conferences are scheduled Oct. 30 - Nov. 3, and you can also contact a teacher for a conference at any time.

We will have child-care available in the cafeteria for younger school-age children.

We hope to see you there!

Updated Mon, Sep 18th

Our first  planning meeting for the Tailgate Party is Wednesday, Sept 20th at 6:00 p.m. in the Monroe staff lounge.  

The Monroe Tailgate Party is on Friday, Oct 27, from 5:30 pm - 8:30 p.m. It will be an evening filled with fun, games, DJ music, a silent auction and so much more.  The Tailgate Party is one of the biggest fundraisers and community events of the year for Monroe. Proceeds go toward many programs at Monroe for our students (sports, music, field trips, library, science camp etc.).

This event is almost 1 month away, and we need parent helpers to help plan and organize the event. We have done this event for several years and have most of the planning process in place; we just need helpers to get tasks done. Most tasks will require just a few hours of your time and can be done with a small team of 2-3 parents to share the workload and accommodate your busy schedules.

Some of the areas where we need help are:

  • Games: 2-3 people
  • Volunteer management: 2-3 people
  • Food: 3 people
  • Popcorn/cotton candy/bake sale – 1 person each
  • After school ticket sales/event ticket sales (coordinated with Treasurer): 2-3 people
  • Staging/Set up: 2-3 people
  • Publicity: 2 people
  • Kids' raffle: 2 people
  • Crafts/activities (face paint/henna, etc)

Again, our first  planning meeting for the Tailgate Party is Wednesday, Sept 20th at 6:00 p.m. in the Monroe staff lounge.  Please come if you interested in helping or want to find out more about the Tailgate Party.

*If you are unable to make the meeting and still want to help, or if you have any questions,  please email mmstailgateparty [at]

Updated Mon, Sep 18th

There will be a Smoked Barbeque Chicken dinner available for our families prior to Back To School Night on September 26, starting at 4 pm that day. Order forms for dinners are going home today; it is $6 per dinner or $20 for a family of four. Dinner includes Chicken, Salad, and Garlic Bread.  Drinks and Desserts will be on sale separately.

After dinner, check out the books in the Scholastic Book Fair in the library.  Proceeds benefit classrooms at Monroe. 

Please return your forms to the office as soon as possible.  If you have any questions, please contact Miz Fran at fchambers [at]

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Updated 4 hours 1 min ago

Join the Campbell Union School District community in celebrating 12 talented student authors at the District’s 15th Annual Rising Young Authors awards, October 18, 2017, at 7 p.m., at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore on Stevens Creek Blvd., in San Jose.

The Rising Young Authors are a select group of students whose short stories, essays, research papers and poems were among hundreds entered in the District’s annual Writing Faire last May. After the Writing Faire, judges review eligible entries to select one Author of the Year per school to receive the Rising Young Author award in the fall.

The student authors will speak to the audience about their award-winning books and, later, they will autograph copies for fans who bring copies with them to the event. 

We have three students from Monroe who will be honored for their work:

The Authors

Read/Buy the Work

Author's School

Jamily Valdivias


representing Blackford

Griffin Gierke

The Playground (Top Secret Military Base)

representing Lynhaven

Emily Nguyen

Broken Hearted (poster)

representing Monroe Middle

Support from our co-sponsors makes this event possible.

Special thanks to Assistance League of Los Gatos-Saratoga, Barnes & Noble – Stevens Creek, and School Innovations & Achievement.
VIDEO: 2016 event.  To become a co-sponsor, please email Marla Sanchez, or call 408-341-7254. 

Updated Fri, Sep 15th

Please join us on Tuesday, September 19, at 7:00 pm, for the first PTA general meeting of the year.  We will meet in the Staff Room to make connections with each other, learn about upcoming events, and approve the budget.  

Updated Tue, Sep 12th

Wednesday, September 20, is Picture Day for the 5th and 6th graders; Thursday, September 21 is Picture Day for the 7th and 8th graders.  On the day that their grade level is taking pictures, students may wear free dress.  All students must still follow the guidelines for appropriate dress as found in the Student Handbook or in the Uniform Policy.

Updated Tue, Sep 19th

Sign up for the October 14 conference design for parents and families:

Meet parenting and education experts.  Gain insights and skills to give your child an educational edge.

When:  Sat., Oct. 14, 2017 • 8:30a-12p

Where: Monroe Middle School, 1055 S. Monroe St., San Jose

MORE INFORMATION: online and at your child’s school.

Updated Mon, Sep 11th

The parent portal for PowerSchool is now open, and your children will be bringing home the web ID letters to you tomorrow.  PowerSchool is a great way to keep up with your children's grades and easily communicate with teachers; you can also set regular email alerts to notify you of your child's progress.  

Updated Tue, Sep 5th

A Message from the Superintendent

With news about changes in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), we want to remind our families that Campbell Union School District is committed to welcoming and supporting all students and their families, regardless of their immigration status.

Last spring, our Governing Board adopted a Resolution Reaffirming Support of Immigrant Students and Families, which reaffirms that support and provides guidance about how to provide it within legal parameters. The full text of the resolution is available online at, or in print from the District Administration, 408-341-7254 or ask_us [at]

Updated Mon, Sep 18th

We are currently seeking parent representatives for our Site Council.  The School Site Council is an elected body of staff and parents who oversee the school goals and related budgets.  We typically meet the third Wednesday of the month at 5:00 pm for roughly an hour.  If you are interested, please contact the principal, Dawnel Sonntag, at dsonntag [at]

Updated Mon, Aug 28th

Please do not drop off or pick up your student in the middle of the street or parking lot.  It cause a very dangerous situation that can lead to accidents and injuries.  

Also, please observe traffic rules and speed limits in our neighborhood; we want all of our students, parents, staff, and neighbors to be safe.

Updated Mon, Aug 28th

This year, Monroe has separate lunches every day except Wednesday.  This means that half of the school is in class while the other half is at lunch.  Because of this, we will not be making announcements during lunchtime.  If you need to pick up your child for an appointment during his/her lunch time, please make sure that you communicate with him/her ahead of time so s/he knows to come to the office.  If you need to drop off your child's lunch, please do so during 1-3 periods or let your child know to come to the office at the beginning of lunch.

Updated Wed, Aug 30th

A Message from Superintendent Shelly Viramontez

The recent events in Charlottesville and other divisive and hate-filled exchanges remind us of the importance of creating an inclusive and caring environment for our students, families and the surrounding community.

Building positive relationships is a key value for us in Campbell Union School District. In fact, preparing our students for successful futures requires that we teach them to be inclusive and to create positive relationships despite perceived differences.

We demonstrate that value through our commitment to inclusion, our intolerance of harassment and bullying of any kind, and our efforts to maintain positive learning environments for everyone in our schools.

In this way, we create:

  • Better decisions through inclusiveness. We encourage inclusiveness in our decision-making, and benefit from the diverse perspectives of our many advisory committee members;
  • Greater tolerance and respect for each other. Our employees and students represent diverse ethnicities, languages, and cultures, which we acknowledge as we celebrate what we have in common.
  • Effective and enduring education for students. The collaboration between our special education and general education staff as they help children gain the skills they will need for success in their lives beyond school.

Celebrating and respecting our diversity is essential to our charge of developing in our young students the empathy, compassion and other skills and knowledge they will need to meet the demands of their future – to ensure they are prepared for the challenges of college and career.  It is an awesome responsibility that we take very seriously.  

“Diversity is about all of us, and about us having to figure out how to walk through this world together.”  
(Author Jacqueline Woodson) 

Updated Thu, Aug 24th

Board Meeting News for August 17, 2017. Updates on Transformation and Strategic Plan

Click on the Board Meeting News e-flyer link to see a summary of August 2017 Governing Board presentations about District progress with creating a new school for TK-8th graders and about meeting our strategic goals.  

More information is available on the District Governing Board's webpage. (

Updated Fri, Sep 1st

Don't miss this Saturday morning event where parents and family members can:

  • Connect with other parents;
  • Gain practical tips for parenting and school success; and
  • Give their child an educational edge.

More details are coming soon to your school and online at

Bell Schedule

  • Period 18:00–8:58
  • Period 29:02–9:56
  • Break9:56–10:06
  • Period 310:10–11:04
  • Period 411:08–12:02
  • Lunch12:02–12:37
  • Period 512:41–1:36
  • Period 61:40–2:34
  • Period 18:00–8:58
  • Period 29:02–9:56
  • Break9:56–10:06
  • Period 310:10–11:04
  • Lunch11:04–11:39
  • Period 411:43–12:37
  • Period 512:41–1:36
  • Period 61:40–2:34
  • Period 18:00–8:48
  • Period 28:52–9:36
  • Break9:36–9:46
  • Period 39:50–10:34
  • Period 410:38–11:22
  • Lunch11:22–11:57
  • Period 512:01–12:46
  • Period 612:50–1:34
  • Period 18:00–8:57
  • Period 29:01–9:54
  • Break9:54–10:11
  • Period 310:15–11:08
  • Period 411:12–12:05
  • Lunch12:05–12:40
  • Period 512:44–1:37
  • Period 61:41–2:34
  • Period 18:00–8:57
  • Period 29:01–9:54
  • Break9:54–10:11
  • Period 310:15–11:08
  • Lunch11:08–11:43
  • Period 411:47–12:40
  • Period 512:44–1:37
  • Period 61:41–2:34

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