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  • December 2013

    Issue #79

    James Howard Monroe Middle School

    Wishing you a joyful holiday season!Wishing you a joyful holiday season!Wishing you a joyful holiday season!Wishing you a joyful holiday season!


    In an effort to conserve re-sources, newslet-ters will be sent to you electronically to your email address that you have pro-vided the school with. If you wish to have a paper copy of the newsletter please contact the main office. You may also view the newsletter on our web-site at www.cusd200.org

    and then choose Monroe.

    Inside this issue:

    PTA Information


    Monroe Minutes


    Monroe Minutes Nurses Office

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    Monroe Contact Info. Sports Information Calendar


    James Howard Monroe Newsletter

    Scholastic Book Fair

    December 9th-13th

    in the Monroe LLC

    Monday Thursday 7:30 AM 6:00 PM

    Friday 7:30 AM 3:30 PM

    Students will visit with their language arts classes.

    Parents may shop during or after school.

    All proceeds benefit the Monroe LLC.

    Books make great holiday gifts!

    Shop our online fair

    November 23 December 13




    December 17thDecember 17thDecember 17thDecember 17th

    7:00pm7:00pm7:00pm7:00pm Come and hear our school Chorus and Swing Choir sing in our

    Holiday Choral

    Concert!!! As well as...

    Jingle Jazz Jingle Jazz Jingle Jazz Jingle Jazz


    December 2ndDecember 2ndDecember 2ndDecember 2nd


    Holiday Band Holiday Band Holiday Band Holiday Band


    December 10thDecember 10thDecember 10thDecember 10th


    Holiday Holiday Holiday Holiday

    Orchestra Orchestra Orchestra Orchestra


    December 12thDecember 12thDecember 12thDecember 12th


  • PTA Briefs:

    Magazine Sales:

    If you are looking for a holiday gift, please remember that sales are accepted

    all year long. Please go to:

    GaSchoolStore.com and enter Monroe

    Middle School. Our code number is:


    Locker Ladders:

    If your children are struggling with keep-ing their locker organized, we still have locker ladders left. The cost is $18.00 and please make the check payable to Monroe PTA. Your child can pick one

    up in the office


    Thank you to everyone who ordered cheesecakes! We will continue to fund grants for teachers and provide addition-al cultural arts activities. The PTA can-not thank you enough for your contin-ued support. A special thanks to Lisa Musleh and Carol Swinney for run-

    ning this committee.

    PTA Meeting:

    Our next PTA Meeting is:

    Tuesday, January 14th

    At 7:00pm in the Conference Room

    Please join us to learn more about what

    your PTA is doing at Monroe!

    Cooks Night Out::

    Is scheduled for Thursday, December 19th from 5pm-8pm at Potbellys in Rice Lake Square. Potbelly will give

    25% of pre-tax sales back to Monroe!

    Giving Thanks.

    Thank You to Chris Crabtree, Helen Fidel and the Staff Appreciation Committee for providing dinner for the Monroe Staff during Conferences. Thanks to Lisa Musleh and all 38 bak-ers and volunteers for setting up the

    Cupcake Flag.


    Monroe Directories are printed and have been distributed. A big thanks to Kathy Johnson for pulling the infor-mation together and getting those out the door! Directories included in your PTA Membership. Not a member? Join today! Membership forms can be found on the PTA page of the Monroe website or contact Kimberly McNamara for an

    electronic copy: kmac0929@yahoo.com

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    Monroe Middle School

    Mark your


    Eagle Extravaganza!Eagle Extravaganza!

    Friday, January 31, 2014 at Monroe!

    The Extravaganza Committee has been hard at work planning our an-nual family event. Silent Auction, Scavenger Hunt, Food and more! Additional details will be shared in the coming weeks via email. Stay tuned! Ques-

    tions? Contact Lisa Cunningham at


    Or Colleen Kiehn: colleen@kiehn.net

    James Howard Monroe Newsletter

    To the following students whose entries have ad-

    vanced to the District Level:

    Marissa BuehlerPhotography

    Emma ChoMusic

    Sophia Crabtree2 Photography entries

    Rachel HuangVisual Arts & Music

    Natalie MoeLiterature

    Lauren MuslehLiterature

    Jacquelyn NguyenVisual Arts

    Thanks to Lisa Volle for chairing Reflections this


  • From the Nurses Office: Kris Fontanarosa, RN

    Emergency Contacts/ Health Updates In an effort to best serve your student, please notify the office if emergency phone numbers have changed since registration. We also appreciate notification if your student has experienced any significant health or medication changes.

    School Day Dismissals

    Remember: unless you have prearranged for your student to leave school during the school day through the office, students that are ill during the school day must sign out through the nurses office to be excused from school. To assist the efficiency of school day dismissals, please remind your student not to text you or call on their cell phones to leave school from outside the

    nurses office. Direct them to go to the nurse if ill during school.

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    Yearbook Information

    Last Chance 8th Grade Parents!!:

    Dont forget to create a memory by submitting a favorite picture of your child along with a message to be placed in the year-

    book. The funding from this project allows us to have color pages in our yearbook. To participate, please do the following:

    1. Make sure your childs name is on the back of the photo.

    2. Place photo, message (not to exceed 25 words) and $20.00 in the yearbook box in the front office. Please make checks

    payable to Monroe Middle School.

    3. Please turn in by February 21, 2014

    Thank you for your support and contribution!!

    The deadline to purchase a yearbook for the 2013-2014 school year is December 20th. Please send a check for

    $27.00 payable to Monroe Middle School to the front office. Beginning January, yearbooks will cost $30.00



    Our school musical this year is The Wizard of Oz. There will be an Informational Meeting on Monday, December 2 (the day we return from Thanksgiving break), from 3:10 4:00 in the Auditorium. At that meeting, students will receive a packet of audition material and will be able to sign up for an audition time. Students who want to work on a technical crew (props, publicity, costumes, set,

    lighting, sound, or make-up) should also attend the meeting.

    Auditions will be held the following week, on Monday, December 9 and Tuesday, December 10 from 3:10 5:30 in Monroes Auditorium. Students will be asked to sing and read from the script (song selections and scenes are contained in the audition packet). Callbacks will be held Thursday,

    December 12 from 3:10 5:30.

    All students are welcome to audition, but you MUST sign up for an audition time. If you cannot attend the Infor-mational Meeting, sign-up sheets will be posted on the wall outside the Auditorium, and students should see Mr.

    Pemberton or Mrs. Prather for an audition packet.

    Performance dates are March 20, 21, and 22, 2014.

  • Monroe Minutes

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    The decision to close school because of snow, extreme cold, or other emergency will be made as close to 6 a.m. as possible. Dr. Brian Harris, Superintendent, will record a telephone message to be delivered to the households of all District 200 families and staff announcing the closing by 6 a.m. For you to receive this message, your current phone number must be on file with your child's school. Families may also check school and District answering machines and the District's home page (www.cusd200.org) for closing information. Local radio and TV stations will also be informed and announcements should be made over the following

    radio and television stations:

    Closing information is also available by: Online: www.EmergencyClosings.com E-mail: Sign up for personalized e-mail notification at www.EmergencyClosings.com Facility Search: You will need to enter " Dist. 200" or your child's school name along with the city that the school

    is located in at www.EmergencyClosings.com to search. You may also search for the school's phone number.

    Radio and TV stations are likely to report closings as Community Unit School District 200 or CUSD 200 and not list individual

    schools. Please listen to these announcements carefully as there are several District 200 school systems in the metropolitan area.

    If it is necessary to close school once classes begin, students will be dismissed based on information parents provide at registra-tion. While the school will make every attempt to reach parents, it is not always possible. In those cases, the emergency infor-mation provided by parents at registration will be used. Please be certain that the school office has current names and phone numbers