The Magic of Monarch


The Boosterthon Fun Run program involves all students in a fun, team building, fitness event while helping our school raise much-needed funds. The central focus of this year’s character program is COMMUNITY. This year’s character theme is ROCK’N TOWN LIVE, and the Boosterthon Team will take students on a fun-filled journey teaching them the importance of building community with this fun, music festival theme. 
Through the Boosterthon, our entire school is raising support to go toward New Technology at Monarch Elementary. My goal for our class is to raise as much as we can. If everyone contributed  $1 per lap per child we would raise at least $770.​

Here’s how you can help:
•    REGISTER YOUR STUDENT- To log in pledges, please register your child on using our class access code.  Students receive a FREE GIFT just by having their parent or guardian register them on
•    GET PLEDGES by connecting your student with 10 sponsors. You can also use social media in the pledging process and pay online—all of this is on Be sure to capture and record the e-mail address of each sponsor, as they will have an easy opportunity to pay for your student’s pledge by credit card online.

•    COME TO THE BOOSTERTHON FUN RUN NEXT WEEK! Remember, students will be running 30-35 laps, and we would love to have lots of support for our team!

Monarch's Got Talent

Monarch's Got Talent is just around the corner!  This year it will be held on Monday, January 26 from 6-8pm at Mauldin High.  If your child is interested in auditioning, please select an available slot.  Please note- all children who will be staying after school will need to send in a change of transportation letter the day of auditions so their teacher will have documentation.   Most children, however, go home as usual and return with their parents for their auditions.  We will have a cd player, please bring your music and anything else that you will need. Sign-up for an Audition Time Slot!

Monarch Elementary is excited to announce that we have chartered a new National Junior Beta Club starting in the 2014-2015 school year.  Fifth grade students are invited to join based on academic achievements.  In addition to academic recognition, The National Junior Beta Club is an honor organization that promotes character, leadership and service for participating students. To learn more about Beta Club you may visit

Academic criteria used to identify prospective fifth grade members:

  1. Exemplary Performance Levels on PASS Math 2014 and PASS ELA 2014  
    If these PASS data was not available, MAP Reading Fall 2014 and MAP Math Fall 2014
    RIT scores had to be in the 85th percentile or higher.
  2. A's and/or B's in all academic subjects for the Quarter 1 2014 Report Card
Membership in The National Junior Beta Club is by invitation only to qualified fifth grade students. Qualifying students will bring home an invitation along with additional information on November 12, 2015.

Original Works Art

Whether you are looking for a unique gift to give family members during the holiday season or just want to show your child how much you support their artistic talent, Original Works products are here to offer you a variety of options.  You will have the opportunity to have you child's creative masterpiece printed on a variety of products such as iPhone covers, coffee mugs, pot holders, magnets, and so much more!  Not only does purchasing products through Original Works benefit you and your family, it also is a great fundraiser for Monarch Elementary's Art Program!  Original Works packets containing product information, order forms, and your child’s artwork will be sent home no later than Friday, November 6, 2014.  All orders and artwork (even if you choose not to purchase any products) are to be turned back in to your child’s homeroom teacher NO LATER than November 12, 2014. Orders will be mailed the next day, November 13th.  Thank you so much for not only supporting your child’s creativity, but also supporting Monarch’s Art Program!

ParentsNetSmartz at Monarch
Internet Safety Awareness Day on November 11, 2014 from 12:00-1:00

Do you want to learn more about keeping your kids safe in our on-line world? Come hear retired detective Rick Floyd speak on this important topic. Rick Floyd is a member of the S.C. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, and is presently a Certified Security Technician for Greenville County School District. He will talk about on-line security as well as devices children are using today. This presentation utilizes the latest statistics, online resources, videos, and expert tips to educate, engage, and empower children and adults to be safer on and offline. (NOTE: This specific Internet safety presentation is tailored for adult audience only.)

In addition to our parent and community presentation, on Tuesday, November 11th, Mr. Floyd will also give age-appropriate presentations to our 4th and 5th Grade students. If you have additional questions about Internet Safety or the presentations you can learn more at or contact Rick Floyd

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 Sen. 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.