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Upcoming Events

We need your help for the Tailgate Party!

Our first  planning meeting for the Tailgate Party is Wednesday, Sept 20th at 6:00 p.m. in the Monroe staff lounge.  

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]

Dinner and Books!

There will be a Smoked Barbeque Chicken dinner available for our families prior to Back To School Night on September 26, starting at 4 pm that day. Order forms for dinners are going home today; it is $6 per dinner or $20 for a family of four. Dinner includes Chicken, Salad, and Garlic Bread.  Drinks and Desserts will be on sale separately.

After dinner, check out the books in the Scholastic Book Fair in the library.  Proceeds benefit classrooms at Monroe. 

Please return your forms to the office as soon as possible.  If you have any questions, please contact Miz Fran at fchambers [at]

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Bound for Success - 2017 Rising Young Authors

District Celebrates 12 budding authors Wednesday, October 18, 2017.

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. 

Meet the authors.  See their work.
Bring a copy to the event for autograph.

The Authors

Read/Buy the Work

Author's School

Jamily Valdivias



Taylor Mackey

Depression and Anxiety

Campbell Middle

Amanda Kappenman

The Story of Betsy Ross


Tyler Slade

Pete the Cat is Too Cool for a New Day


Natalia Batiz-Blanco

The Hedgehog and the Snail

Forest Hill

Griffin Gierke

The Playground (Top Secret Military Base)


Noah Hirsch

The Other Side

Marshall Lane

Emily Nguyen

Broken Hearted (poster)

Monroe Middle

Olivia Pocat

The Foul Ball

Rolling Hills Middle

Juanita Macias Ortega

$20 Stolen (for No Reason)


David Hernandez

Paradise (poster)

Sherman Oaks

Taylor Urquhart

My Name is Cumulus


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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. 

Back to School Night

Please join us on Tuesday, September 26, from 6-8 pm, for Monroe's Back to School Night. The main portion of the event will begin at 6:00 pm in the Event Center.  There will also be a Smoked BBQ Chicken Dinner Fundraiser for 8th East Coast Trip available from 4:00- 5:45 pm.

Back to School Night will follow an open house-like format; your Monroe student will lead you to his/her classrooms at the pace that works for you. This is a chance for you to meet your child's teachers and learn a bit about the class and what your child will be learning during the year. This is not a time for specific conversations with your child's teachers about your child's progress; Parent-Teacher conferences are scheduled Oct. 30 - Nov. 3, and you can also contact a teacher for a conference at any time.

We will have child-care available in the cafeteria for younger school-age children.

We hope to see you there!

PTA General Meeting

Please join us on Tuesday, September 19, at 7:00 pm, for the first PTA general meeting of the year.  We will meet in the Staff Room to make connections with each other, learn about upcoming events, and approve the budget.