Monroe Middle School

School News

Updated Mon, Apr 6th

Dear Monroe Families,

 

We hope this newsletter finds you still doing well.  We miss all of your students very much and appreciate how hard you are all working during this time of learning at home.  

 

I have made a brief video introduction.  I will continue making videos throughout our time of school closure in an effort to build some connections and different ways of communicating.

 

Spring Break

As a reminder spring break is April 6th through 10th.  There will be no virtual instruction during the break.

 

Distance Learning

Distance Learning begins April 13th.  Teachers will be communicating with students through google classroom and office hours.  The office hours may include the use of tools like zoom or google hangouts. Please have your student contact their teachers with questions.

 

Community Resources

If you are in need of additional community support please references this resource list.

Community Resources - English

Community Resources - Spanish

 

Middle School Student Email

Middle school students can visit https://gmail.google.com and sign in with their district credentials to begin using the platform. Please note that at this time, students can only send and receive emails to district staff, as well as district services such as TechHelp. That means:

 

  1. Students cannot receive any email/notice from outside our organization unless approved by the Technology Department. Google notifications have been approved so students can receive Google Classroom/Drive updates. 

  2. Students are not able to email other students. 

  3. All email interactions between students and staff will be monitored by Gaggle.net, logged and retained to help ensure safe use. 

 

Be well, be safe, and do not hesitate to email if you have any questions.

 

Regards,

 

Mrs. Radle

rstephensradle [at] campbellusd.org ()

Twitter:

 

Estimadas familias de Monroe:

 

Esperamos que este boletín los encuentre todavía bien. Extrañamos mucho a todos sus estudiantes y apreciamos lo duro que están trabajando durante este tiempo de aprendizaje en casa.

 

He hecho una breve introducción en video. Continuaré haciendo videos a lo largo de durante este tiempo que las escuela este cerrada, con un esfuerzo por construir algunas conexiones y diferentes formas de comunicación.

 

Vacaciones de primavera

Como recordatorio, las vacaciones de primavera son del 6 al 10 de abril. No habrá instrucción virtual durante estas vacaciones.

 

La educación a distancia

El aprendizaje a distancia comienza el 13 de abril. Los maestros se comunicarán con los estudiantes a través del aula de Google y las horas de oficina. El horario de oficina puede incluir el uso de herramientas como zoom o Hangouts de Google. Asegúrese que su estudiante se comunique con sus maestros con preguntas.

 

Recursos de la comunidad

Si necesita apoyo comunitario adicional, consulte esta lista de recursos.

Recursos de la comunidad - Inglés

Recursos de la comunidad - español

 

Correo electrónico del estudiante de secundaria

Los estudiantes de secundaria pueden visitar https://gmail.google.com e iniciar sesión con sus credenciales del distrito para comenzar a usar la plataforma. Tome en cuenta que en este momento, los estudiantes solo pueden enviar y recibir correos electrónicos al personal del distrito, así como a servicios del distrito como ayuda con tecnologia (TechHelp). Eso significa:

 

  1. Los estudiantes no pueden recibir ningún correo electrónico/aviso  fuera de nuestra organización a menos que lo apruebe el Departamento de Tecnología. Se han aprobado las notificaciones de Google para que los estudiantes puedan recibir actualizaciones de Google Classroom/Drive.

  2. Los estudiantes no pueden enviar correos electrónicos a otros estudiantes.

  3. Gaggle.net supervisará todas las interacciones por correo electrónico entre los estudiantes y el personal, las registrará y las retendrá para garantizar un uso seguro.

 

Esté bien, esté seguro y no dude en enviar un correo electrónico si tiene alguna pregunta.

 

Saludos,

 

Sra. Radle

rstephensradle [at] campbellusd.org ()

Twitter:

 

Updated Tue, Mar 31st

If your child needs to pick up materials from the classroom we have arranged for staff to support this.  Here is the schedule. Families and students must stay in their car or on the sidewalk.  Please come based on your last name initial.

 

4/1/2020

4/2/2020

4/3/2020

8:30-9:30

GR 8 A-D

GR 7 A-D

GR 6 A-D

9:30-10:30

GR 8 E-Li

GR 7 E-Li

GR 6 E-Li

10:30-11:30

GR 8 Lo-Ri

GR 7 Lo-Ri

GR 6 Lo-Ri

11:30-12:30

GR 8 Ro-Z

GR 7 Ro-Z

GR 6 Ro-Z

Updated Thu, Apr 2nd

Dear Monroe Families.

We hope that the email finds you and your family safe and healthy during this extraordinary time.  As you may know, Monroe Middle School, as well as schools across the district, and county, will be closed through May 1, 2020.  Please see the press release from the Santa Clara County Office of Education.  Additionally, you hopefully received an update from our District Superintendent Dr. Shelly Viramontez.  She gave an overview of how we will be continuing student learning over the next several weeks.

Furthermore, we wanted to share some specific information and guidance as it relates to the needs of Monroe Middle School.

  • Distance Learning will begin on April 13th.

  • Completion of the distance learning work is expected of all students. 

  • Class assignments will be posted in Google Classroom.

  • Student-teacher communication is key.

  • The work assigned does count and we are still working out the details around how best to assess and grade assignments.  We want to balance accountability with understanding during this distance learning time.

  • Teachers will be available for contact with students via virtual office hours.

  • Google Classroom resources for parents:

If your child needs to pick up materials from the classroom we have arranged for staff to support this.  Here is the schedule. Families and students must stay in their car or on the sidewalk.

 

4/1/2020

4/2/2020

4/3/2020

8:30-9:30

GR 8 A-D

GR 7 A-D

GR 6 A-D

9:30-10:30

GR 8 E-Li

GR 7 E-Li

GR 6 E-Li

10:30-11:30

GR 8 Lo-Ri

GR 7 Lo-Ri

GR 6 Lo-Ri

11:30-12:30

GR 8 Ro-Z

GR 7 Ro-Z

GR 6 Ro-Z

 

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.  Continue to check out updates on our school website and on the district website.

We hope you are well.  We miss your students very much.  

Regards,

 

Mrs. Radle

Ms. McAvoy

Ms. Flores

Please follow Mrs. Radle on Twitter for updates and information.

Mensaje familiar

 

Estimadas familias de Monroe.

Esperamos que este correo electrónico lo encuentre a usted y a su familia seguros y saludables durante este tiempo extraordinario. Como sabrán, la Escuela Intermedia Monroe, así como las escuelas de todo el distrito y el condado, permanecerán cerradas hasta el 1 de mayo del 2020. Consulte el comunicado de prensa de la Oficina de Educación del Condado de Santa Clara. Además, con suerte recibió una actualización de nuestra Superintendente del Distrito, Dra. Shelley Viramontez. Ella dio una visión general de cómo los estudiantes continuaran aprendiendo durante las próximas semanas.

Además, queríamos compartir información específica, guiandolos con relación a las necesidades de la Escuela Intermedia Monroe.

  • La educación a distancia comenzará el 13 de abril.

  • Terminar el trabajo de aprendizaje a distancia es una expectativa de todos los estudiantes. 

  • Las tareas de clase se publicarán en Google Classroom.

  • La comunicación de profesor-alumno es clave.

  • El trabajo asignado cuenta y todavía estamos trabajando en los detalles sobre la mejor manera de evaluar y calificar las tareas. Queremos equilibrar la responsabilidad con la comprensión durante este tiempo de aprendizaje a distancia.

  • Los maestros estarán disponibles para mantener contacto con los estudiantes a través del horario de oficina virtual.

  • Recursos de Google Classroom para padres:

Inglés

Español 

Si su hijo necesita recoger materiales del aula, hemos hecho arreglos para que el personal lo apoye. Aquí está el horario. Las familias y los estudiantes deben permanecer en su automóvil o en la cera.

4/1/2020

4/2/2020

4/3/2020

8:30-9:30

GR 8 A-D

GR 7 A-D

GR 6 A-D

9:30-10:30

GR 8 E-Li

GR 7 E-Li

GR 6 E-Li

10:30-11:30

GR 8 Lo-Ri

GR 7 Lo-Ri

GR 6 Lo-Ri

11:30-12:30

GR 8 Ro-Z

GR 7 Ro-Z

GR 6 Ro-Z

No dude en comunicarse si tiene alguna pregunta. Continúe revisando las actualizaciones en el sitio web de nuestra escuela y en el sitio web del distrito.

Esperamos que estén bien. Extrañamos mucho a sus alumnos.

 

Saludos,

 

Sra. Radle

Sra. McAvoy

Sra. Flores

Siga a la Sra. Radle en Twitter para obtener actualizaciones e información.

 

Updated Mon, Mar 30th

CUSD schools will close from March 16-May 1st due to concerns associated with the COVID virus. We wanted to make resources available for families so that the learning can continue at home during this time.  Below please find a suggested schedule to establish a routine with your child/children and suggested instructional activities that you can ask your child to do throughout this week. We will provide you with additional resources on a weekly basis. Las escuelas de CUSD cerrarán del 16 de marzo al 1 de mayo debido a preocupaciones relacionadas con el virus COVID. Queríamos poner recursos a disposición de las familias para que el aprendizaje pueda continuar en casa durante este tiempo. A continuación, encuentre un horario sugerido para establecer una rutina con su hijo / hijos y actividades instructivas sugeridas que puede pedirle a su hijo que haga durante esta semana. Le proporcionaremos recursos adicionales semanalmente.

 

Social Emotional Learning Resources English

Social Emotional Learning Resources Spanish

 Dates: 3/30-4/3

6th Grade Sample Schedule

Links/Resources

8:00-8:30

Math

Math Lessons

Ms. Kiehl’s Math/Science Classes

9:00 - 9:30

Science

Science Lessons

Break

9:45 - 10:15

ELA

ELA Lessons

Ms. Danzig’s ELA/SS Classes

9:15 - 10:45

Social Studies

SS Lessons 

Break

11:00 - 11:30

PE

PE Lessons:

11:30 - 12:00

Elective

Art:  

Drawing:

Tech:  

Spanish:

Band/Choir

ELD Lessons:

Lunch

1:00 - 1:30

POG 

  • Day 1: Interview a family member about their experiences in school.

  • Day 2: Sit silently for 10 minutes while you write down every sound you hear. When you are done, classify the sounds (high/low pitch, high/low volume, human-made/naturally occurring, etc.)

  • Day 3: Learn, practice, and perform a magic trick.

  • Day 4: Using one type of paper (constant), build 3 different paper airplanes (independent variable) and test to see how far they fly (dependent variable).

  • Day 5: Write or tell a story titled “What if humans had to leave the Earth and no one remembered to turn off the last robot?”

1:30 - 2:30

Inside or outside play such as 

puzzles, biking 

Free Choice

 

7th Grade Sample Schedule

Links/Resources

8:30 - 9:00

Math

Math 7

Ms. Kiehl’s Math/Science Classes

Math 7 Cap:

9:00 - 9:30

Science

Science Lessons

Break

9:45 - 10:15

ELA

ELA lessons 

Ms. Danzig’s ELA/SS Classes

9:15 - 10:45

Social Studies

SS Lessons

Break

11:00 - 11:30

PE

PE Lessons:

11:30 - 12:00

Elective

Lunch

1:00 - 1:30

POG 

  • Day 1: Interview a family member about their experiences in school.

  • Day 2: Sit silently for 10 minutes while you write down every sound you hear. When you are done, classify the sounds (high/low pitch, high/low volume, human-made/naturally occurring, etc.)

  • Day 3: Learn, practice, and perform a magic trick.

  • Day 4: Using one type of paper (constant), build 3 different paper airplanes (independent variable) and test to see how far they fly (dependent variable).

  • Day 5: Write or tell a story titled “What if humans had to leave the Earth and no one remembered to turn off the last robot?”

1:30 - 2:30

Inside or outside play such as 

puzzles, biking 

Free Choice

 

8th Grade Sample Schedule

Links/Resources

8:30 - 9:00

Math

Math 8

Ms. Kiehl’s Math/Science Classes

Math 8 Cap:

9:00 - 9:30

Science

Science Lessons:

Break

9:45 - 10:15

ELA

ELA Lessons:

Ms. Danzig’s ELA/SS Classes

Monday-Friday Tasks     

9:15 - 10:45

Social Studies

SS Lessons:

Break

11:00 - 11:30

PE

PE Lessons:

11:30 - 12:00

Elective

Lunch

1:00 - 1:30

POG 

  • Day 1: Interview a family member about their experiences in school.

  • Day 2: Sit silently for 10 minutes while you write down every sound you hear. When you are done, classify the sounds (high/low pitch, high/low volume, human-made/naturally occurring, etc.)

  • Day 3: Learn, practice, and perform a magic trick.

  • Day 4: Using one type of paper (constant), build 3 different paper airplanes (independent variable) and test to see how far they fly (dependent variable).

  • Day 5: Write or tell a story titled “What if humans had to leave the Earth and no one remembered to turn off the last robot?”

1:30 - 2:30

Inside or outside play such as 

puzzles, biking 

Free Choice

Updated Mon, Mar 30th

Update on Monroe Middle School’s Yearbook this year:

Yes, you can still order a yearbook – Go online to https://www.treering.com/ , if you don’t already have an account, Click on SIGN UP and copy and paste this passcode: 

1013402154572370

Soft cover yearbooks are $21.99 and include two personalized pages that you can customize. A hard cover yearbook is an additional $6.95.  You can purchase additional personalized pages: 2 for $0.99. 

NEW this year:

•           We are changing it so that TreeRing will mail the yearbooks to your home.  Please check your address on your account, that is where your yearbook will be mailed.

•           I have extended the deadline to customize your pages until April 30.  At or before that time, submit your pages to print.  If you do not do that, your yearbook may be delayed.

•           Online Signatures are now available for personalized pages. You can send and request signatures. You can send a photo or a sticker or a message with your signature. Include a message with a photo or sticker by selecting Add Photo or Add Sticker and add your message.

•           Shared photos are available – Do you have some great pictures of times at school that you would like to share for others to include in their yearbook?  Share them online.  Make sure they are school appropriate!

This will be a great yearbook to help remember this unusual time.  A yearbook is also a history book, so if you have pictures of what you are doing at home during this time, please upload them to Google Drive in full resolution and share with Mrs. Eitner for yearbook. 

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Eitner.

deitner [at] campbellusd.org

Updated Mon, Mar 23rd

Dear Monroe Families,

We hope that this message finds you well during these interesting and challenging times. In an effort to provide additional guidance our teachers have put together resources for each grade level and class.

MMS Flexible Learning for March 23rd - March 27th

Campbell Union School District will be offering free meals, available for pick-up from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, Monday through Friday at Monroe Middle School. These meals will be free to all children aged 18 years and younger and will not be consumed on-site. We will offer a pre-packaged lunch and a pre-packaged breakfast for the following day.

Flexible learning packets can be picked up in the meal distribution area.  

If your student has technology questions they can submit a help ticket online and our Tech Department will provide support.

Additional flexible learning resources for all grades

For all CUSD updates on school closure and COVID-19 visit https://www.campbellusd.org/covid19.

As always, we appreciate all that you do for your children each day.  Be good to yourself and do what is best for your family.

 

Regards,

Mrs. Radle rstephensradle [at] campbellusd.org

Ms. McAvoy cmcavoy [at] campbellusd.org

Ms. Flores vflores [at] campbellusd.org

Updated Mon, Mar 23rd

Dear Monroe Families,

We hope that this message finds you well during these interesting and challenging times. In an effort to provide additional guidance our teachers have put together resources for each grade level and class.

MMS Flexible Learning Plan

Campbell Union School District will be offering free meals, available for pick-up from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, Monday through Friday at Monroe Middle School. These meals will be free to all children aged 18 years and younger and will not be consumed on-site. We will offer a pre-packaged lunch and a pre-packaged breakfast for the following day.

Flexible learning packets can be picked up in the meal distribution area.  

If your student has technology questions they can submit a help ticket online and our Tech Department will provide support.

Additional flexible learning resources for all grades

For all CUSD updates on school closure and COVID-19 visit https://www.campbellusd.org/covid19.

As always, we appreciate all that you do for your children each day.  Be good to yourself and do what is best for your family.

 

Regards,

Mrs. Radle rstephensradle [at] campbellusd.org

Ms. McAvoy cmcavoy [at] campbellusd.org

Ms. Flores vflores [at] campbellusd.org

Buenas tardes familias de Monroe,

 

Esperamos que este mensaje lo encuentre bien durante estos tiempos interesantes y desafiantes. En un esfuerzo para proporcionar orientación adicional, nuestros maestros han reunido recursos para cada grado y clase.

MMS Flexible Learning Plan

El Distrito Unido Escolar  de Campbell ofrecerá comidas gratis, disponibles para recoger de 11:00 a.m. a 12:00 p.m., de lunes a viernes en la Escuela Intermedia Monroe. Estas comidas serán gratuitas para todos los niños de 18 años y menores y no se consumirá en Monroe. Ofreceremos un almuerzo preenvasado y un desayuno preenvasado para el día siguiente.

Si su estudiante tiene preguntas sobre tecnología, puede enviar un ticket de ayuda en línea y nuestro Departamento de Tecnología le brindará asistencia.

Recursos de aprendizaje flexibles adicionales para todos los grados:

Additional flexible learning resources for all grades

Para obtener todas las actualizaciones del Distrito Unido de Campbell sobre el cierre de las escuelas y a COVID-19 visite https://www.campbellusd.org/covid19.

 

Como siempre, apreciamos todo lo que hace por sus hijos cada día. Sé bueno con ti mismo y haz lo que sea mejor para tu familia.

 

Saludos,


Mrs. Radle rstephensradle [at] campbellusd.org

Ms. McAvoy cmcavoy [at] campbellusd.org

Ms. Flores vflores [at] campbellusd.org

Updated Tue, Feb 25th
Monroe Middle School PTA is looking for new board members for the 2020-2021

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:

Shannon Silva ssilva [at] stanford.edumonroemspta [at] gmail.com

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.  Thank you for your time and consideration.  

 

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 (Spring Community Festival)

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.

Communications Coordinator

Keep PTA website and Facebook up to date. Post PTA events on school website and

PTA email distributions lists.

 

We are also looking for people who can help out with promotion of PTA activities--making

posters, flyers, etc...

Updated Wed, Mar 18th

Clean out those closets and bring your donations to our Goodwill Donation Drive and E-Waste Event at Monroe.  Sunday, March 1 from 8am-2pm

All donations are tax deductible and we will help you unload your car.

Thank you for supporting Monroe PTA!

Accepted Items Include:

E-Waste:

Monitors

Towers

Keyboards

Printers

Fax Machines

Holiday Lights

iPods

Cameras

Tablets

Laptops

Cell Phones

Gaming Systems

Personal Electronics

TV's

Household Items:

Books

Shoes

Clothing

Linnes

Sports Items

Pots & Pans

DVD's, CD's, VHS

Cups & Plates

Small Electrical Household Items

Lamps

Kitchenware
Updated Tue, Feb 25th

Congratulations to our 8th grade boy's basketball team for winning the WVAL title on Tuesday afternoon.  Our Mavericks defeated the Rolling Hills Eagles in a tough fought game.  Congratulations to all our players and coaches!

Congratulations to our 6th grade boy's basketball team for their great effort in a tough loss in the championship game.  You are all champions to us.