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Updated Mon, Oct 2nd
Updated Tue, Oct 17th
Updated Wed, Oct 11th
Updated Mon, Oct 2nd


Estamos muy emocionados de anunciar que empezaremos a transmitir las noticias de Monroe en español. Nuestro programa ¿Qué pasa Monroe? será pregrabada mensualmente para que todos los padres hispanohablantes puedan mantenerse al tanto de los eventos en la escuela Monroe.

Updated Wed, Oct 11th

Click here for a special report from KMMS & PTA on the Tailgate Party.

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 Tue, Oct 17th

A discussion of district boundaries as we prepare to open the new Campbell School of Innovation.

Preview the proposed school attendance area boundaries  for the District’s new TK-8 school.

Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., at the 
Campbell Middle School Cafeteria, 295 W. Cherry Lane, Campbell
Spanish interpreting service will be available.

Questions? Email contact [at], or phone 408-364-4200 ext. 6254

Updated Wed, Oct 11th

Due to poor air quality, the cross country meet for today has been cancelled.

Updated Tue, Oct 10th

Bookmobile. CalFresh. Health Services. County Immigration Program. Community Services and more.

The October 14 Parent University also features a community resource fair, available 8a-12p, at Monroe Middle School. Open to the public.


Assistance League of Los Gatos - Saratoga

Cal Fresh Nutrition Program - U.C. Extension

Campbell Library - County Library District

CUSD Preschools

CUSD Student Info & PowerSchool Parent Tools

Family Engagement Institute (FEI)

Jr. Achievement of Northern Calif.

Montalvo Arts Center

Office of Immigrant Relations


San Jose City College

School Linked Services

Second Harvest Food Bank

Sylvan Learning

Uplift Family Services

Updated Tue, Oct 10th

Monroe’s Tailgate Party will take place 5:00 - 8:30 pm at Monroe and will feature: Silent Auction (opens at 5:00 p.m.), Games and Activities (opens at 5:30 p.m.), Kids Prize Drawing, music by DJ Mike Lopez and lots of food choices (tacos, tamales, pizza, nachos, Miz Fran’s Fried chicken, popcorn, cotton candy, churros, Kona Shaved Ice). The Event Center will be open for fun, high energy activities.

 The Silent Auction and will feature fabulous items available for bidding and 3 Raffle prizes.

 4 Disneyland Park Hopper tickets

2 SF 49ers tickets

2 Oakland Raider tickets

Raffle tickets are $10 each.

Pre-order your early discount food/game tickets to get 25 tickets for $20 before Oct. 27th. Pre-order tickets will be at Will Call on Tailgate Party day (opens at 4:30 p.m.). Food/game tickets will be $1 each on Tailgate Party day. There is a 5 ticket minimum purchase to enter.  Pre-order forms are available in the office or downloadable here: (pre-order flyer)

For your convenience, to pick up or drop off order forms, or ask questions, we will have a pre-order ticket sales table set up after school near the drop off circle by the office:

 Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 11th - 12th

Tuesday – Thursday, Oct 17th – 19th and Oct. 24th – 26th

We need your support to make this a successful fundraising event. So please join us and invite your friends, family and neighbors to come. Feel free to share this Tailgate flyer with them.

We also need volunteers to help plan and run this event. If you are able to help, please sign up at (make this a clickable link).

We hope to see you at the Tailgate Party.

Updated Mon, Oct 9th

Three times in October, students and families will have a chance to plan and practice how to prepare for emergency situations.

  • Oct. 14: Family Emergency Preparedness at Parent University. Know how to protect your family from natural disasters the way professional first-responders do around their own homes. Sign up for Parent University online or walk in Saturday morning, 8 a.m., at Monroe Middle School. 
  • Oct. 19: Great Shakeout. Earthquakes are a fact of life in California. Is your family prepared? On Thurs., Oct. 19th, our school will join in the Great Shakeout, at 10:19 a.m. all over California.
  • Oct. 23: Testing the Emergency Contact system. The District will conduct a test of its system for phoning and emailing the people listed on your child’s emergency contact form. If there have been any changes in those contact numbers/emails, please notify the school office as soon as possible or update the information using your PowerSchool Parent log-in and choosing the "school information" option from the left menu.
Updated Mon, Oct 9th

Attention, all girls interested in playing basketball!  All this week, there will be basketball conditioning on the 7/8 grade black top, and you will have the opportunity to meet the coaches. Official tryouts will begin on Monday, Oct. 16th. Come on out and have some fun!

Updated Mon, Oct 9th
Please note that by Oct 16., all 8th graders need to have their exhibition research completed and uploaded in their science Google classroom.   They  can come in for help or work on this at home.  Please note they had over  seven days to work on this during science class time, plus additional time to pick their topics and instructions on how to research.
Updated Wed, Oct 4th

Campbell School of Innovation will offer a TK-8 education option to local families.

Find out about plans for:

  • Design Thinking, Academics and Skill Building
  • Construction
  • Year-1 Enrollment (grades TK-4)

Scheduled information meetings:

  • Oct. 14, 2017, 8:30 a.m., Parent University session at Monroe Middle School
  • Nov. 14, 2017, 5:30 p.m., Information meeting at Campbell Middle School
  • Dec. 5, 2017, 5:30 p.m., Information meeting at Campbell Middle School

More meetings and tours will begin in January 2018.

Updated Fri, Sep 29th
As a tradition and Board-mandated promotion requirement for 8th graders in the Campbell Union School District, the exhibition 3-part project can cause excitement and anxiety.  However, this year, our students are receiving support from all of their content-area teachers and can seek guidance from their exploratory teachers as well.  
In order to help your student achieve success with their exhibition, please review the exhibition schedule and talk to your student about what they’re learning about their exhibition idea.  Consult with the teacher your student is scheduled to work with during different parts of the exhibition if you have questions or concerns.  
-English teachers helped students to determine their original topics.  
-Science teachers are helping students research the problem and their STEAM solutions.  
-Math teachers will help students to understand the statistics and mathematical data they learned during their research.  
-English teachers will help the students to write their argumentative research papers.  
-Social Studies teachers will help students to prepare and present their digital presentations in a slideshow format. The final presentation day will be March 1, 2018.
If you’re interested in being a volunteer exhibition panelist, please email brezzonico [at] and write “Exhibition Panelist Volunteer” in the subject line, and you will be contacted in the Spring with additional information.  Thank you in advance for your volunteerism and for supporting your 8th grade student with this tremendous responsibility.
Updated Tue, Sep 26th

Monroe Middle School is in partnership with the San Jose Museum of Innovation – TheTech Museum.  We are extremely excited to announce that The Tech museum is donating FREE FAMILY MEMBERSHIP to all Monroe families. For 2017-18. 

-Tickets will be distributed through your child’s science teachers on  Monday, Oct 2.
-Membership includes unlimited visits to The Tech and free or discounted admission to over 300 science centers and museums ( “membership from the menu on top).
To redeem, please take the whole flyer to The Tech; DO NOT just cut out the voucher.
Updated Fri, Sep 22nd

We have received some questions about how Monroe prepares for disasters such as earthquakes. The school practices emergency drills with the students once a month, and the staff gets trained every year on how to respond in case of a disaster. 

If there is an earthquake, students are instructed to drop under their desks when shaking begins. Once it is safe to exit, classes evacuate to the back field. Each teacher has an assigned area, and the teacher takes role to make sure that all students were able to safely exit.   If a student is reported missing, we then mobilize a search team.
In case of minor injuries, each teacher has an emergency backpack with first aid materials; we also have a triage area set up that is monitored by staff with first aid/CPR training.  We would call 911 for more serious injuries.
If it is determined that students need to be sent home, we have procedures for checking students out to parents/family members.  The pick up place for Monroe is on Clifton, the street at the back of school.  Once all students are accounted for, we will set up a station right outside the back gates, and parents will check in with our staff, who will ask for ID, record who is picking the child up, and then call for the child to come to the gate. We will have several people manning this station so that release can happen quickly and safely. 
Sometime, families may have difficulty getting to the school to pick up their children. We have resources available to take care of students for a couple of days, including food, water, and blankets.  Our Event Center is able to withstand severe earthquakes, and if we needed shelter, that would be the area we’d go.
In case of a major disaster, we’d be in contact with the district office so they could help us mobilize services and outside resources.  Our goal is to keep our students and staff as safe as possible.
If you'd like more information on how to be prepared for a disaster, visit Great California Shakeout.
Updated Wed, Sep 20th

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 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.

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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