Friday, March 24, 2017
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Monarch Matters

Palmetto's Finest Winner

Monarch Elementary School earned one of South Carolina’s highest achievements today with the receipt of the 2017 Palmetto’s Finest Schools Award. 

The Palmetto’s Finest application process includes elements on student achievement, instructional programs, professional learning communities, and school culture, as well as extensive evaluations by fellow educators and previous Palmetto’s Finest winners.  The South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA) presents the awards each year to schools which offer the best in innovative, effective educational programs. The Palmetto’s Finest Awards Program is celebrating its 39th year and is one of the most coveted and respected awards among educators.

Please click here to view a brief video of the presentation of the award.

Palmetto's Finest Logo  

STEAM Day Media Gallery

To all the volunteers that helped with STEAM Day, THANK YOU!! The students had great fun with the hands-on learning experiences you presented them with. Please click here to view videos and pictures from STEAM Day.

Steam Sign

PTA Nominations for the 2017-2018 Executive Board

Monarch benefits from a very active and involved PTA.

Please remember, if you are interested in serving on the PTA, in any capacity, for 2017-2018 please complete the following Interest Survey!

SC Ready and SCPASS Administration for Monarchs

Monarch is a TransformSC School


Congratulations to our students, parents, teachers, and our school community! Monarch has been recognized as a TransformSC school! Following an application process that included an on-site visit from members of the SC Council on Competitiveness, Monarch is proud to be an innovative school meeting the Gold Project-based Learning (PBL) standards. Monarch is the first school in Greenville County to be recognized as a TransformSC school.

Monarch Yearbooks

A limited number of yearbooks are ordered.  Please order one to make sure
your child(ren) will receive one.  The deadline to order a yearbook is April 1, 2017.

Learn more about the Monarch yearbook by clicking here.

School Visitor and Volunteer Guidelines
Greenville County Schools (GCS), in an effort to ensure the safety of all of our students, is implementing additional security checks for school volunteers.   Effective immediately, all volunteers must submit an application to the school and receive clearance from the district before interacting with children in the school or chaperoning any school field trip.  Learn more...


Kindergarten Orientation

  • A signed parent note or medical excuse must be given to the office any time your child is absent.
  • Any changes in transportation must be in writing and signed by the parent.  Emails or phone calls cannot be accepted.
  • Per Greenville County School District (GCSD) policy, early dismissals must be before 2:00 p.m
  • Money is receipted by teachers first thing in the morning.  All money must be turned in to teachers by 8:00 a.m.  The office cannot accept any money.
  • According to healthy school guidelines, no restaurant/fast food of any kind is allowed – healthy or not.
  • Forgotten lunches will be placed on a designated table in the cafeteria.  Students can pick them up on their way to lunch.
  • To protect instructional time, forgotten items, except glasses, will be placed in the teacher’s mailbox.
  • After afternoon dismissal, no students are allowed back into classrooms to retrieve anything they have forgotten after they have left the building.
  • Due to class interruption and missed instructional time, students are not allowed to attend sibling performances.
  • Dress code:  Proper shoes or sandals with straps must be worn at all times. For safety reasons, heels should be no more than ½ “ in height.  Flip flops are not permitted.  All shirts/dresses must have straps at least one inch wide.  Shorts and skirts must be at least fingertip length. 
  • To support healthy choices, birthday treats must be healthy, such as yogurt, fruit kebabs, pretzels, graham crackers, and whole-grain muffins.  Foods with high-sugar content will not be allowed.   Our Healthy Choices café provides a monthly birthday treat for all students.
  • For safety precautions, balloons are not allowed in the building.
  • Per GCSD policy, school personnel are not allowed to touch birthday party invitations.  A student can distribute invitations if all students in the class are invited.
  • The back entrance where car riders enter the building closes at 8:00 a.m.  Even if a parent is in the line, students are considered tardy if they aren’t in the building when the bell rings.
  • All Greenville County Schools locations now offer Universal Free Breakfast to all students, regardless of the student’s free and reduced meal status.  Paid student lunches are $2.40 and reduced student lunches are $0.40.  

Grades 1-5 New Student Orientation