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Updated Thu, May 17th

Order your Yearbook to be delivered to your home!

 Flyers with ordering after the deadline information are available in the office. 

Click here to access the website.  Enter our school code:  1013402154572370 and order your softcover, or upgrade to a hard cover yearbook.   You CAN pay by check, just click on the payment method drop down menu and choose "check".  Credit cards and debit cards are also accepted.

If you have already ordered a yearbook, personalized pages must be marked "Ready to Print" in order for the yearbook to be delivered with the bulk shipment to school, if it is past the deadline for bulk delivery, you could be charged for shipping.  Books ordered prior to May 5 will be delivered at the end of the year. Yearbooks ordered after May 5 may have to pay for shipping. There will be NO individual yearbooks for sale in June - all orders are online.

Updated Wed, May 2nd

Come and celebrate the wide variety of cultures represented here at Monroe.  On Friday, June 1st, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 7 pm we will be having our first International Day Festival.  Click here for the flyers:  international_day_english.pdf (2.57 MB)PDF icondia_internacional_espanol.pdf

Featuring:

  • Music
  • Food
  • Dance
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Resource Fair

Bring or wear an outfit that represents your culture!  If you are interested in volunteering, would like to make a donation or have additional questions, please contact Maria Sagrario Garcia, magarcia [at] campbellusd.org or at (408)556-9463 x5084.

Updated Tue, Apr 24th

The PTA Nominating Committee is in the process of finding parents for next year's PTA board. It is imperative that we find some new members as many of the parents on the board have 8th graders and will be moving on from Monroe. The PTA provides support and funding to most programs at the school.

Please consider being on the board--it is a fun way to be involved! Each job is very manageable and much information is passed down each year to give you what you need to do your job.  The job positions are listed below, but we will need help in other areas as well. The PTA Board meets monthly for about 1 1/2 hours in addition to our General PTA meetings that occur about 4 times during the school year.  
If you are interested in one of the positions below or would like to nominate someone, please contact PTA Nominating Committee Chair, Tiffany Hayes, attiffany.hayes [at] gmail.com

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Board Positions:
  • President
Preside at all meetings of the general PTA and board.  Appoint chairmen 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 --can have committee of their choice to help. Examples of fundraisers can include fall wrapping paper sale, Poinsettia's, See's Candy, popcorn sales, Jog-a-Thon, Escrip, etc...(Tailgate Party has it's 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 2 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 
  •  Publicity 

Help keep PTA website and Facebook up to date and post PTA events. Work with all committees to do flyers/ posters.
Updated Thu, May 17th

300 guests came to celebrate literacy expression in its many forms

The Campbell Library was a-buzz as 300 people—students, families, teachers and principals—came out for Campbell Union School District’s 40th annual Writing Faire. The event features displays of student writing and celebrates literacy expression in its many forms.

Families clustered around the library stacks to read the stories, poems and reports as their students excitedly explained their work to them. 

Adding to the excitement was a drawing for prizes donated by Assistance League Los Gatos-Saratoga, Office Depot, and others, cookies from the Friends of the Campbell Library, and a green-screen photo booth to commemorate the anniversary.

Updated Thu, May 17th

 Watch the Video

The new 2-story building planned for Monroe will add modern classrooms and beautiful landscaping to our campus. Construction has come above ground-level now and will continue over the next 5-6 months.

For a peek at what's planned, see a "fly-by" rendering from our architects on campbellusd's youtube channel.

Updated Wed, Apr 25th

Dear Monroe Community:
As we approach the final months of the school year, we also begin planning for next year. In 2018-19, there will be some changes in Monroe Middle School’s administrative team.

After 10 years here at Monroe, Principal Sonntag has informed us that she is ready for the next step in her career and is seeking advancement positions in the greater Bay Area. She has served the MMS community well, and we thank her for her years of dedicated service to the students, staff and families of Monroe.

We are excited to announce that Mr. Gilbert Rodriguez will become Monroe’s new principal next school year. He has more than a decade of administrative experience in education, impressive leadership skills, and strong abilities in making positive connections with staff, parents and students. We are pleased to provide this consistency for the school.

Completing the Monroe administrative team will be Veronica Flores and Pablo Viramontes. Since 2007, Ms. Flores has been an instrumental leader at Monroe as a teacher, teacher coach and now as an administrator. Mr. Viramontes came to our district as a counselor in 2007 and was a Monroe Maverick for five years before becoming Dean of Students at Campbell Middle School in 2016. He is looking forward to returning to Monroe.

In our district, we believe in a strengths-based approach and that applies to our staff as well.  The strengths of this administrative team will provide a smooth transition for the MMS students and staff, and it will enable MMS to continue to make great academic strides and ensure that all students learn at high levels.

Sincerely,

Shelly Viramontez, Ed.D.

Superintendent

Updated Tue, Apr 17th

More than 1,600 people participated, providing thoughts, ideas, and questions for the district leadership.

Input from parents, staff and other community members is very important to us in Campbell Union School District. Working closely with our community is essential to ensuring that the needs of all students are met. 

In January, we added ThoughtExchange—a new, online way for our community to engage and communicate with us about our district and schools. See the results here.

The response rate for this first-time, online forum was high, with more than 1,600 people generating and rating more than 2,700 thoughts, ideas, and questions for us. Results from this and future ThoughtExchanges will inform our goals and decisions for the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), our Profile of a Graduate, and other initiatives aimed at providing an education beyond the expected.

Thank you for engaging in this new way to converse with us.

Updated Wed, Apr 25th

Are you interested in helping to plan the 8th grade Promotion Party in June?  If so, the first planning meeting is on April 24 at 7:00 pm in the staff lounge.   We hope to see you there!

Updated Wed, Apr 4th

District Governing Board urges lawmakers to support greater school safety through increased funding and “common sense gun reforms.”

At their March 29 meeting, the elementary school district trustees passed Resolution 2017-18-25 calling on state and federal legislators to do more to bolster funding for services that support students’ mental, physical and emotional health and protect students from gun violence. 

“Gun violence on school campuses, while relatively rare, represents a particularly egregious and unacceptable threat to the lives of students, teachers, and staff across the country,” the resolution states. 

Prompted by the February 2018 mass shooting at a Florida high school, the resolution cites data about bullying, harassment, and student access to guns, and it asserts students’ and staff’s rights to safety at school. 

The resolution also requests for adequate funding to support students social and emotional needs in addition to their academic achievement.

“Our District partners with community health services to help students and families who need support with social-emotional and other non-instructional issues,” said Superintendent Shelly Viramontez. “The costs of educating and supporting students have been rising faster than state and federal funding, making it difficult to provide services that allow our teachers to teach while students get support for their social-emotional well-being.” 

A copy of the full resolution is available on the district’s website.

Updated Thu, Apr 5th

Report harassment, vandalism, bullying and suspicious activities.

Campbell Union School District announces its new Quick Tip system to support safety at its 12 elementary and middle schools.

There are three ways to access the Quick Tip system:

While reports can remain anonymous, providing contact information can assist greatly with the investigation.

Updated Wed, Apr 25th

Attention, all students interested in participating in track and field this year! Track and field practice will begin on Monday, April 16th. Track and field is a co-ed, no-cut sport; however, all students interested in being on the roster must attend practice the first week. Practice will be held from 3:00-4:30 starting Monday, and students will meet at the monkey bars on the 5/6th grade black top. Please come prepared with athletic clothing and water. See you there!

Updated Wed, Mar 21st

Join us for a community celebration of student inventiveness and creativity.

Here's a chance to see—all in one place—how our students are finding solutions to real-world problems, demonstrating scientific and artistic talents, and discovering new approaches to learning. Teachers, students, parents, administrators and community partners will be there and ready to show you the exciting learning that is happening in Campbell Union School District's schools.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 4-7 p.m.
1055 S. Monroe St, San Jose
(the whole Monroe Middle School campus)

Updated Tue, Mar 13th

A Community Event Featuring Student Innovations

Wednesday, March 28, 2018  •  4 – 7 p.m.
Location: Monroe Middle School campus, 1055 S. Monroe, San Jose

Hands-on activities for students of all ages!

Demonstrations and performances by students from all Campbell Union School District schools, including: Band and Choir, Engineering Design Challenges, Coding, Robotics, Interdisciplinary Science, Math, and Art Classroom Projects.

Information at:  408-364-4200 or contact [at] campbellusd.org

Updated Tue, Mar 13th

There's a lot to like about driving a school bus in Campbell Union School District:
Your work year can match your student's school year;  
You are trained and certified as an expert driver;
You get a really good benefits package; and
You work with a great team of professionals; .

Campbell Union School District will be offering free training designed to prepare attendees to complete all needed steps to becoming a state certified school bus driver.  Successful candidates will also be eligible for openings within the district’s Transportation Department.  Classes will be held on held in late April on T/Th evenings and Saturdays.  For further information, please contact Chrissie Stevenson (cstevenson [at] campbellusd.org). 

Updated Wed, Apr 4th

Congratulations to our Maverick World Scholars!  They did a terrific job at the World Scholar’s Cup competition, bringing home a host of awards, including 1st Place Junior Team and 1st Place Junior Scholar, among many others, and qualifying to attend the Global Competition this summer.  A special shout out to 7th grader Carol Gonzalez, who, because of her teammate’s illness, had to compete as a member of a high school team against high school teams; her team won all three of their debates!

We’d also like to thank Nicole Nguyen, a former and future MMS parent, who coached the MMS teams to their success!  Thank you, Nicole! Go Mavericks!

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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