The Magic of Monarch

First Grade Book Reviews

As part of Character Day on December 16, 2014, first graders are showcasing their work using a Wax Museum format. If you are looking for a good book to read over the Winter Break, click here to read book reviews by Mrs. Moore's students.

A Huge Thank You from the Visual Arts Department!

Thank you so much for supporting your child's creativity and Monarch's Visual Arts Program through this year's Original Works fundraiser!  Through your purchases, we were able to raise more money this year than ever before!  Mrs. Kish and Mrs. Curlee are super excited about all of the new materials we are going to purchase for the visual arts curriculum and hope to add in new technology, as well.  Original Works products will be delivered to students during the week of December 8th-12th. We are can't wait for you to see the products and truly believe you will be blown away by their quality.   

Monarch Hoop Shoot

The Monarch Hoop Shoot will be held from 2:45-5:30 on December 11th in the gym. Registrations are due to Mrs. Bowman by December11th. Please send a note for transportation to your child’s teacher if necessary. Parents are welcome to attend or help.  Parents must sign-in before coming to the gym. If you are picking up your child afterward, please wait in the drop-off line in back.  Please arrive at 4:45 in case we are finished early. Participants will shoot 10 free throws.  The girl/boy in each age group with the most shots made is the winner.  In case of tie, the participants tied will have a 5 shot tiebreaker. Registration Form

The Great Monarch Hoop Shoot is here---Thursday, December 11 from 2:45-5:30
If your child is participating in the Hoop Shoot, here are a few reminders:

  1. Wear tennis shoes.
  2. Turn in your registration form to Mrs. Bowman by Thursday (preferably Wednesday).
  3. Bring a signed "Change of Transportation" note to his/her teacher by Thursday.
  4. PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!  If possible, please help score, rebound, or watch the free throw line.
  5. 8-9 years olds will start at 3:00 and be done around 4:00.  Pick up anytime after their contest is done.
  6. 10-11 year olds will start immediately after 8-9 year olds are done.  Should be done between 5:00-5:30.
  7. Parent pick up is in the back OR parents may sign in at the front office and come watch or help.
  8. Each student is allowed 5 practice shots and no more than 4 bounces before each shot.
  9. The winner is the person with the most shots made out of 10.  In case of a tie, a 5 shot playoff will determine the winner.
  10. Students are welcome to have a snack, read, or do homework.  
  11. School behavior expectations are the same as everyday--students may be removed from the contest if behavior is not appropriate.
  12.  Most of all...have fun!

Choice Lottery Window - During the two-week Change in Assignment Choice Lottery Window (December 8-19, 2014), parents/guardians should go to their number one choice school, complete a request form for up to three schools for their child, and submit the form at the number one choice school. Parents/guardians will receive a request form number that they can use later to check the result of the lottery for each requested school. Order of receipt of form during lottery window does not impact selection.

(Note: Parents of rising kindergarten students should submit choice requests in the early window, Monday, December 8, 2014 through Friday, December 19, 2014, and not wait until kindergarten registration in January.) Learn more...

Please adhere to the No Cell Phone Zone signs posted on campus. Safe Kids Upstate, a program dedicated to reducing the unintentional injury of children under the age of 14, would like for you to be aware of the risk of talking on your cell phone while driving.

No Cell Phone Zone Information | Zona de No Uso del Teléfono Celular

"Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful', our award-winning photographer's work has been on display at the Columbia Museum of Art. The exhibition showcases student photography capturing “main drag” streetscapes in counties across the state. The exhibition travels to Washington, D.C., where it will be installed in Senator Lindsay Graham’s Capitol Hill offices.

Middle School Information for Fifth Grade Students and Parents
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The Parent Portal

Parent Portal passwords are now available in the front office. If you have already set up a Parent Portal, you do not need this password! To obtain this password, a parent or legal guardian must come to the front office with a picture ID. We highly recommend you create Parent Portal for your children as this is a great way to keep up with lunch balances, attendance, and grades. You can also change name, address, and phone number information on this site. Please note...All address changes still require 2 district approved proofs of residency which must be submitted to the school's office. All Parent Portals can be consolidated into one account.  If you have a Parent Portal but have forgotten your password/user name, you will need to bring your ID to the front office. Thank you.

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Thank you to Caroline Otten and Colleen Barnes, PTA Co-Presidents for maintaining Facebook.