Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Upcoming Events

  • Cloninger's class
    First Grade PBL Project: Waste Not, Want Not
  • Walk to School Day
    Walk at School Day
  • Boosterthon
    Boostherton Fun
  • Swiger's Class
    Second Grade PBL Project: Weather

Monarch Matters

2016-2017 Monarch's Got Talent SHow



 If your child is interested in becoming an act in the talent show, please use the Google Survey link in order to sign-up.  Auditions will be submitted online through Google Drive this year and will be viewed by the MGT Planning Team.  The deadline to sign-up for Auditions is November 28, 2016.

 A How to Submit Audition video using Google Drive information will be posted on Miss Bryan’s website. Please contact the teacher listed for your child’s grade level if you plan to submit the audition video through your child’s Greenville County Google Drive account and need their information.

Kindergarten

First

Second and Third

Fourth and Fifth

K-Fifth

Mrs. Smoak

Mrs. Marsh

Mrs. Poynter

Mrs. Gray

Miss Bryan

The video audition submission deadline is January 6, 2017. 


Congratulations to our Read Your Way to the Big Game winners!

Supporting your writers and readers at home...

Let your children see you read for pleasure. Share vocabulary, quotes, characters, and the story with them. Compare similarities and differences between your book and the books your children are reading.

Let your children see you write for pleasure. Send family letters to relatives or friends. Let everyone in the family contribute a part or an illustration.

When you’re riding in the car, tell your children a story about when you were little or tell them a story about something that happened at work that day. Leave off the ending and let them provide an ending.
 
 Visit bookstores and libraries with your child. Window shop as you pass a bookstore, look at the books and imagine the storylines inside them. Then go in and see if your predictions came true.

Take books on trips with you. Read to your child on vacation or during a long wait at the doctor’s office. Encourage the people you are visiting to read to your child aloud.

Subscribe to a children’s magazine and have the magazine sent directly to your child. Show interest when it arrives. “Show me your favorite article.” “I love that picture of ______.” Popular magazines include: Ranger Rick, Sports Illustrated for Students, and National Geographic Junior.




Chorus Alumni

It's time to call back all our Monarch Chorus members from years past to participate in our December performance as a Monarch Mistletone! If you have a chorus student that is now in middle or high school that would like to participate, please fill out this quick survey and refer to Miss Bryan's website underneath the "Chorus" tab for the rehearsal schedule. It's Mistletone time!!   Take the survey!


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

HANDBOOK HIGHLIGHTS
  • 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