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Updated Sun, Mar 24th

On Monday, March 18, 2019 we had 40 parents graduate from our ongoing collaboration with Foothill Community College - Family Engagement Institute sponsored Family STEAM Nights. Parents and students participated in a six week program that provided our families the opportunity learn in a design thinking environment every Monday night for two hours. CUSD Board Member Michael L. Snyder joined our families and awarded certificates to our parents and student families who completed the program. The event communicated our our ongoing connection to our school community through our school link services.

 

Updated Fri, Mar 22nd

Our Recognition Ceremony will take place on Friday, April 5, 2019

Award Recognition Criteria:

  • Gold Award: 4.0 GPA
  • Silver Award: 3.5-3.99 GPA

Recognition Ceremony Grade Level (Schedule): April 5, 2019

Grade 8 2nd period 9:02 - 9:56am

Grade 7 3rd period 10:10 - 11:04am

Grade 6 4th period 11:08 - 12:02pm

The ceremony should last about an hour. Students are encouraged to dress nicely for the ceremony.  We look forward to celebrating your child’s accomplishments with you.

We will be having a practice for students on Thursday, April 4th.  

The ceremony will take place inside of the Event Center. 

Please contact Gina in the office for further questions. 

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Updated Fri, Mar 22nd
clip art of musical notes

Families of Monroe come out and support our band students as they perform on Wednesday March 27th at 7:00 pm. The concert will be in our Event Center. 

Updated Thu, Mar 21st

Monroe school community! We spring forward in the start of the season and in the new Trimester with anticipation and excitement. We look forward to working in collaboration with you and your family this new trimester.

Parents, we need your continued support.  Please make sure to communicate to your students that they are not supposed to be using their cell phones during the school day. Also, continue to remind your students to be on time all the time  to classes. It is important that we teach our students puntuality both at home and at school.  Thank you, for your support with our school policies to help support our students' learning.

Updated Wed, Mar 13th

students of the 2019 world scholars cup teamMonroe students (pictured above) represented us very well at the 2019 World Scholar's Cup San Jose Regional Round at Del Mar High School last weekend.

Six teams of students competed in events, and three of our 8th graders competed in the high school senior division! Some students also qualified for a Global Round event which takes place overseas during the summer.

The World Scholar's Cup is an international team academic program with students participating from over 50 countries. Teams of three compete in four different events: Team Debate, Scholar's Bowl, Collaborative Writing, and Scholar's Challenge.  The competition was founded in 2006 “to motivate students of all backgrounds to discover new strengths and practice new skills, and to inspire a global community of future scholars and leaders.”

Updated Fri, Mar 8th

Key dates are listed here. More detailed calendar will be sent to families.

Student Start and End Dates

  • Students' first day of school:  August 22, 2019
  • Students' last day: June 11

Breaks/Holidays

  • Thanksgiving Break: Nov. 25-29. 2019
  • Winter Break: Dec. 23, 2019-Jan. 3, 2020
  • Presidents’ Break Feb. 17- 21, 2020
  • Spring Break: April 6-10, 2020
Updated Fri, Mar 8th

Interested in Running?

     Monroe Middle School PTA is looking for new board members for the 2019-20 school year. Below are the descriptions for all the positions on the PTA board. Please consider joining the PTA board, and help us bring education alive for our kids. 

     The PTA Board meets once per month starting at 7:00 p.m. for about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. We have five General PTA meetings per year that also start at 7:00 and take about one and half hours. 

     If you are interested, please email your name, ! the position(s) you are interested in and the grade(s) your child(ren) will be in next year to the PTA directly at monroemspta [at] gmail.com

     Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions:

  • Michele Goetowski: m.goetowski [at] gmail.com

  • Carrissa Lorenz: carrissalorenz [at] gmail.com

     Thank you for your time and consideration.  The Nominating Committee will contact those interested in the next few weeks and will present a Board slate. The PTA will then vote on the slate at the PTA General meeting in May.  

 

PTA Board Position Descriptions:

President

Preside at all meetings of the general PTA and board.  Appoint chairpersons and members of committees. Sign all authorizations for payment.  Prepare annual report. Represent Monroe at district meetings if needed. Have all outgoing PTA information approved! by the principal.  Have all contracts approved by PTA. Sign checks.

First Vice President--Fundraising

Perform duties of president in their absence. Organize and run fundraisers through the year, such as family night outs at restaurants and other local business --can have committee of their choice to help. (Tailgate Party has its own Chairperson(s)--see below.

Second Vice President--Membership

Hold membership drive at beginning of year and mid-year.  Retain membership records. Report membership numbers to the Sixth District. Complete and distribute membership cards. 

Secretary

Keep minutes of all PTA meetings.  With president, sign authorizations for payment.  Record all PTA expenditures in the minutes. 

Treasurer

Keep current accounting books of the PTA.  Prepare PTA budget. Secure signatures of all authorized signers.  Pay all bills, with two signatures on all checks. Pay district, State and National PTA dues.  Present treasurer's report at each meeting. File necessary reports to State PTA. File necessary taxes.

Financial Secretary

Works with Treasurer. Prepare all authorizations for payment.  Keep an accurate record of receipts. Make deposits. 

Auditor

Audit the books and financial records of the association semiannually.  Present a written report to the PTA board semiannually. 

Historian

Assemble and preserve a record of activities, achievements and volunteer hours of the PTA.


Parliamentarian

Give necessary advice in parliamentary procedure when requested.  Call the first meeting of the nominating committee. Review the bylaws annually.  

        

Appointed and Other Positions

Hospitality Co-Chairs

Arrange for snacks at teacher staff meetings as well as PTA general meetings.

Family Fun Night (TAILGATE PARTY) Co-Chairs

Organize the! event with theme, food, and entertainment for the evening. Arrange the Silent Auction portion of the night--can also appoint a Silent Auction Chair.

8th Grade Promotion Party Co-Chairs 

 

Arrange theme, food, decorations, and entertainment for evening.

Volunteer Coordinator

Promote volunteer opportunities for events both PTA and other. Post opportunities on-line using ivolunteer. Work volunteer table (or arrange for someone) at PTA events.

Website Coordinator

Keep PTA website and Facebook up to date and post PTA events 

 

We are also looking for people who can help out with promotion of PTA activities--making posters, flyers, etc...

Updated Wed, Mar 20th

Community support and solid fiscal management has protected schools from worse impacts.

A Message from Superintendent Shelly Viramontez, Ed.D.
Preparing our students for success in the yet-to-be-defined workplace of the future is rewarding and challenging. Recently, the challenges have increased with changes to economic conditions.

A few major factors have placed new strains on school and district budgets for our district and many others in the region.

  1. Declining enrollment due to families moving to more-affordable places to live;
  2. Flattening State revenue
  3. Unexpected, State-imposed increases to our pension program costs; and
  4. Increased cost and demand for special education services for students.

The bottom line: Campbell Union School District will need to make $2 million in adjustments to our operating budget for the coming school year. 


We are up to the challenge. We have taken some steps already to mitigate some the impacts of that large funding cut:

  • Our energy and water conservation systems are complete,
  • We have secured several grants to support students’ education and wellness,  
  • We trimmed $1.8 million from the current year’s budget, and
  • We are exploring ways to further reduce costs for services outside of the classroom.

Our fiscal responsibility has earned us the public’s confidence and support. Our community shares our commitment to educate all students to their highest potential, approving school bonds to maintain and modernize our buildings and grounds and a parcel tax to provide competitive teacher salaries and up-to-date classroom technology.

Despite serious fiscal challenges coming our way, we are committed to maintaining both our financial solvency and the integrity of our instructional programs as we prepare our students for the opportunities of their yet-to-be-defined futures.  

Updated Thu, Mar 14th

Come see how our STEAM-powered education is energizing students across the district.

All students and families are invited to this annual celebration of the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics marvels our students have discovered and created.

When: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 • 4 – 7 p.m.
Where: 295 Cherry Lane, Campbell (Campbell School of Innovation campus)

The event features:

  • Hands-on activities for students of all ages!
  • Demonstrations and performances by students from all Campbell
    Union School District schools, including: Engineering & Design
    Thinking, Computer Science & Robotics, Student Passion &
    Creativity, Film Festival, and Performing Arts.
Updated Mon, Mar 11th

Profile of a Graduate is our commitment to students, families, and community.

 Watch the Video

See how the Profile of a Graduate is taking hold in our first year of aligning instruction to the key competencies:
self-directed, innovative, critical thinker, collaborative, empathetic.

Updated Wed, Mar 6th

Remember to "Spring Forward" on your clocks this weekend.

Daylight Savings Time starts at 2:00 a.m. this Sunday, March 10.

Set your clocks ahead one hour!

Updated Tue, Mar 5th

An Internet Safety Message from Superintendent Shelly Viramontez. Ed.D.

Dear Parents,

We want to make you aware of what seems to be the latest viral challenge targeting children. It is called the Momo Challenge, and it centers around a disturbing character suggesting dangerous tasks for kids to perform. From what we have learned, these and other suggestions can also be found spliced into some YouTube Kids videos, including Fortnite and Peppa the Pig. This challenge also occurs through an app called WhatsApp, which could function on both phones and tablets.

We recommend that you talk to your child about these kinds of challenges, in a way that you feel is appropriate for their understanding. Given the connection and concern with messages within YouTube Kids videos, we also recommend that you monitor what your child is watching and screen the videos, even if they appear to be safe, to ensure their viewing does not include harmful messages.

The links below offer some information about the Internet hoax and resources to help you set rules at home:

Learn more about how you can ensure cyber safety at home.
o   Media Guidelines for All Kids of All Ages
o   Safe Search Kids

In our schools, we are aware of this trending issue and continue working to ensure students follow safe Internet use. Throughout the school year, our teachers reinforce the expectations for safe use and responsible practices described in our Student Digital Safety contracts.  They also use the Common Sense Media resources and our lesson bank to teach grade-specific digital citizenship lessons.

If you have any further questions, please contact your child’s school.

Updated Fri, Mar 1st

Student safety is our top-most priority—even when they are traveling between home and school.

As students become more comfortable about walking or riding bikes between school and home, we want to be sure they stay alert and safe. Please talk to your child about how to stay safe while traveling to and from school.

Some suggested reminders are:

1.    If possible, don’t walk or ride alone.

2.    Stay aware of your surroundings. Watch where you’re going and what is happening around you.

3.    Tell someone where you are going and when you will return.

4.    Use cross walks and obey traffic signals.

5.    Avoid strangers, and tell an adult right away if any suspicious people approach you.

Thank you for being our partner in student safety.

Updated Wed, Feb 27th

After school and preschool program sign ups start March 1, 2019

Elementary & Middle School Programs

Our before and after school programs  offer safe, fun, and engaging programs where students develop current interests and discover new ones beyond the school day. Learn more.

Early Child Education Programs

Our high-quality infant, toddler, and preschool programs prepare children for successful educational journeys. Both fee-based and subsidized programs are available, year round, with part-time or full-time options. Learn more.

Updated Wed, Mar 20th
The Monroe PTA invites you to join us at our next Monroe General PTA meeting Wednesday, February 27 at 7:00 PM in the school Library.  
 
We believe that parent involvement in school life is one of the many factors that enriches a child's learning experience and improves the school. Getting involved in the PTA gives your child a voice. It shows them you care about their education and well being.
 
Please mark your calendars for future meetings:
February 27, 2019

March 20, 2019

May 15, 2019

 
We look forward to seeing you.
 
The Monroe PTA Board

Bell Schedule

  • Period 18:00–8:58
  • Period 29:02–9:56
  • Break9:56–10:06
  • Period 310:10–11:04
  • Period 411:08–11:57
  • Lunch (A/B)11:57–12:37 *
  • Period 512:41–1:36
  • Period 61:40–2:34

* (A) lunch starts at 11:57 (B) lunch starts at 12:07

  • Period 18:00–8:58
  • Period 29:02–9:56
  • Break9:56–10:06
  • Period 310:10–11:04
  • Period 411:08–11:57
  • Lunch (A/B)11:57–12:37 *
  • Period 512:41–1:36
  • Period 61:40–2:34

* (A) lunch starts at 11:57 (B) lunch starts at 12:07

  • Period 18:00–8:48
  • Period 28:52–9:36
  • Break9:36–9:46
  • Period 39:50–10:34
  • Period 410:38–11:17
  • Lunch (A/B)11:17–11:57 *
  • Period 512:01–12:46
  • Period 612:50–1:34

* (A) lunch starts at 11:17 (B) lunch starts at 11:27

  • Period 18:00–8:57
  • Period 29:01–9:54
  • Break9:54–10:11
  • Period 310:15–11:04
  • Period 411:08–11:57
  • Lunch (A/B)11:57–12:37 *
  • Period 512:41–1:36
  • Period 61:40–2:34

* (A) lunch starts at 11:57 (B) lunch starts at 12:07

  • Period 18:00–8:57
  • Period 29:01–9:54
  • Break9:54–10:11
  • Period 310:15–11:08
  • Period 411:12–12:00
  • Lunch (A/B)12:00–12:40 *
  • Period 512:44–1:37
  • Period 61:41–2:34

* (A) lunch starts at 12:00 (B) lunch starts at 12:10

 

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