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Upcoming Events

Lost and Found

We have an abundance of lost and found items.  We will be displaying lost and found items in the cafeteria for students the week of 2/11/19-2/15/19.  Any remaining items on 2/15/19 will be collected and donated to the Green Clothing Donation Bin in the school parking lot.

February Break 2/18-2/22 No School

This is a friendly reminder that there is no school 2/18/19-2/22/19.  We hope everyone has a fun and relaxing week off.  See you back at school on 2/25/19!

August Date for Start of School

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.

Monroe Students Lead with Heart

These middle schoolers offer just one example of the many ways our students give back to the community.

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.
"My committee had to find a place nearby that would like support from students," said eighth grader Valerie M. Pictured above. "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."
student helping senior citizenWearing smiles, school uniforms and colorful tu-tus, students from the school's 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."

Feb. 15: Enrollment Deadline

The Open Enrollment period for 2019-20 school year ends at 4 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 15.

If you're requesting an elementary or middle school for your child, please be sure your registration is complete and verified by the deadline. More information is online.