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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
Updated Fri, Feb 15th

Please join Gilbert Rodriguez for Coffee With The Principal at 8:00am on Thursday, February 14th. This is an opportunity to learn what is going on around campus and ask any general questions you may have. 

Updated Wed, Feb 13th

Parents and planners ask: When will the NEXT school year start?

We know that many families want to plan summer vacations that won't conflict with the start of school. Although the full 2019-20 school year calendar is not yet official, we have determined that students will start school during the week of August 19, 2019. The exact date within that week will be determined by Governing Board action at next month's meeting, on March 7th. 

As you plan ahead, please bear in mind that our schools also schedule middle school orientations and kindergarten "round ups" in the days preceding the start of school. 

Once the school calendar is official, we will post key dates on our online calendars, websites, and on campus bulletin boards.

Updated Wed, Mar 13th

Showing both leadership and compassion, the students in Monroe's Leadership class made the arrangements to bring music, smiles and conversation to the residents of Caring Hearts senior care home this week.

mms leadership students helping seniors

"My committee had to find a place nearby that would like support from students," said eighth grader Valerie M. "We searched online for some place close, and I phoned the manager of Caring Hearts. We worked out ways we could be supportive, and scheduled our visit with them."

Wearing smiles, school uniforms and colorful tu-tus, students from our Leadership class and the Associated Student Body (ASB) joined the residents in making Valentine's Day bracelets, talking about school, and listening to a piano solo performed by one of the students. 

"Teaching the value of giving back to the community is important to us at Monroe," said Principal Gilbert Rodriguez. "At Monroe, Leadership students gain more than gratification from helping others. They also learn how to plan and coordinate events and activities, how to identify resources they need, and how to communicate and interact with diverse groups of people. They really represent our school well." 

purple circle says "empathetic"   green circle says "collaborative"

Updated Fri, Mar 8th

Monroe continues to work in partnership with our learning community to support student success. Last week, Monroe Middle hosted a Campus Collaborative that was designed to engage parents, school personel, community based organizations and the City of San Jose  Departments to collaboratively work together. As a result we were able to guage our collective efforts into four key areas Building Community, Academic Services Facilities/Services and Health/ Safety.  The school is representative of each of these key areas and by working together we in turn directly support one another. 

Working Together

Join our PTA General Membership. We look forward to your conitnued support and collaboration.

Meeting Dates (MMS:Library at 7:00PM)

  • February 27, 2019

  • March 20, 2019

  • May 15, 2019 

School and Home Partnership

Our learning community continues to provide resources and supports for both our students and families through our Parent Nights, ELAC, School Site Council and PTA.

Reminder: We have had an increase of students using their phones during the school day, which is not allowed "Away for the Day". Please be sure to communicate through the office if you need to get a message to your child and/or text/call before or after school when phone use is allowed. Thank you for your support.

Updated Wed, Feb 6th

California law requires that children have an oral health assessment as part of attending public school. Dental Society volunteers partner with our schools in promoting students' dental health.

Untreated dental problems can cause intense pain and adversely affect nutrition, growth, and ability to pay attention in class. This week, in observance of National Children's Dental Health Month, teams of volunteer dentists and their assistants are providing free dental screenings to more than 1,000 students in our schools. It is part of a nation-wide program that aims to identify dental problems early, educate children about good dental hygiene, and help to connect families to dental care if they need it.

Nurses at Campbell Union School District's schools will follow up with the families of children found to have serious dental issues. Those who do not have regular dentists will receive assistance in getting dental care through the Dental Society volunteers.

"We want to help catch dental problems early," says Dr. Zarkesh, President of the Santa Clara County Dental Society, pictured here providing a dental screening to a student. "And it's fun being with the kids."

The Dental Society coordinates the local event. This month, they will provide free oral assessments for more than 5,000 students county wide.

Updated Fri, Mar 8th

Volunteer panelists needed to listen to students’ presentations.

Even if your child is not yet in 8th grade, volunteering as a panelist is a great way to get to know the process and help the students have this authentic public speaking experience.

The Eighth Grade Exhibition project is a promotion requirement for all 8th grade students.  The pupils have researched topics, planned and completed a project related to their topics, and are ready to present their findings to panelists who will listen and evaluate their performance.  

It’s Easy!  We’ll show you what to do and even provide some refreshments!

If you are available any of the times listed below or have quesitons about being involved as a judge, please respond to Stephanie Day: sday [at] campbellusd.org (sday [at] campbellusd.org) or 408-364-4200, ext. 6244.

Yes, I would like to be a volunteer panelist:  

Which  Date Choose a Session
School Date Morning Afternoon Full Day
Monroe Mid. 3/1/19  __ 8a-11a  __ 11a- 2:35p  __ 8a-2:35p
Rolling Hills Mid.   2/26/19  __ 8:45a-1:10p  __ 12:45-3p  __ 8:45a-3p

Name:                               Phone:                                  Email:       

Updated Thu, Feb 7th

Today, we complete the month of January.

Yesterday, in conversation with a group of students in the lunch line, I took the time to explain to students that at Monroe we learn to complete tasks and goals each and every day.

Tomorrow, we begin the month of February and look forward with intentionality to complete the tasks and goals within the day, week and month.

Take the time today, to speak with your child about the tasks and goals they would like to complete today, tomorrow, this week and this comming month. 

Note: School theme this year "Everybody Matters and Every Day Counts"

High School Programming 

Each year our local high schools provide our 8th grade students with high school scheduling information, program/course offerings, extra curricula activites, and sport information. Our 8th grade students will be meeting with the associated high school they will be attending as determined by the High School District.

In preparation, our 8th grade students have been provided A- G graduation requirement information provided by our counseling team Mrs. Bowman and Mrs. Marquez. As a parent/ guardian continue to speak with your student about their scheduling options and the A- G graduation requirments. 

Facilities Update

The gate entrance on Van Sansul Ave will be closed begining Feb. 1, 2019. The portable area next to Van Sansul Ave. has been leased. Students will now need to be dropped in the front of school on Monroe or Clover entrances of the campus. Also, students will need to walk around to the front of the school since Van Sansul is now closed to accomodate lease ocupants.

School and Home Partnership

Our learning community continues to provide resources and supports for both our students and families through our Parent Nights, ELAC, School Site Council and PTA.  Remember to join our PTA to further support your learning community.

Updated Wed, Feb 6th

Each year our local high schools provide our 8th grade students with high school scheduling information, program/course offerings, extra curricula activites, and sport information. Our 8th grade students will be meeting with the associated high school they will be attending as determined by the High School District.

In preparation, our 8th grade students have been provided A- G graduation requirement information provided by our counseling team Mrs. Bowman and Mrs. Marquez. As a parent/ guardian continue to speak with your student about their scheduling options and the A- G graduation requirments. 

Updated Wed, Jan 23rd

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Updated Wed, Jan 30th

Register Now for the 2019-2020 School Year.
Evening Help Wed., Feb. 13, 2019

Convenient online registration for elementary and middle schools.

Special staff hours for in-person assistance and public-access computers
:
• Monday–Friday
: 8a-4p
• Evening Hours -  Feb. 13: 8a-7p
 (corrected date!)

See our enrollment page for answers to frequent questions about elementary and middle school enrollment.

Or call our enrollment desk: 408-364-4200.

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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