Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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PTA Reflections: What is Your Story?

What is Your Story?

PTA Reflections
 is a nationally-acclaimed, student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home. Students of all grades and abilities may participate and explore the arts based on the 2016-2017 theme: What Is Your Story? Annually, thousands of students will reflect on a common theme and create original works of art in the categories of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts.                                                                                                         

Monarch's Educational Extenders

 Extended Day Application for 2016-2017

Mark Your Calendars

New Student Orientation for Grades 1-5
Wednesday, August 3 – 8:00 am

Orientation and Meet the Teacher for 4K/5K/ all ID Moderate
Wednesday, August 10 – 5:30 pm

Meet the Teacher for Grades 1-5
Parents may choose either date: Thursday, August 11 between 4:30 pm-6:00 pm or Friday, August 12 between 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Staggered Start – The first three days of school Monarch will have a staggered start.
August 16, 17, 18: A staggered start is for families wanting to park and walk their child(ren) into school.  Buses will run on the normal schedule; any parent that needs to drop-off their children from 7:15 am- 8:00 am in the carline may do so.

The staggered start times for the 16-18 is as follows:
Fifth Grade -7:30 am -8:00 am
Fourth Grade – 7:30 am -8:00 am
Third Grade – 7:30 am -8:00 am
Second Grade – 8:00 am – 8:30 am
First Grade – 8:30 am – 9:00 am
4K /5K Kindergarten – 9:00 am – 9:30 am

On Friday, August 19, school will run on a normal schedule.  All students need to be in their classrooms and ready to begin the day by 8:00 am.

iPad Orientation for Parents who have children in 4th or 5th grade
Parents may choose either date: Friday, August 19 at 9:00 am or Monday, August 22 at 5:30 pm 
A parent must attend an orientation before an iPad can be issued to a child.

Volunteer Orientation
Monday, August 22 at 9:00 am or 6:00 pm

5- No School – Labor Day
8- Fall Pictures
12 - PTA Open House – (4K/K5, 1st, 2nd, all ID Moderate) -5:30 pm 
13 - PTA Open House – (3rd, 4th, 5th) - 5:30 pm

Supply Lists
Click on  supply lists to see what students will need for the upcoming school year. 

Job Fairs
The school district is hiring bus drivers/aides, custodians, and food and nutrition workers for the 2016-2017 school year.  Job Fairs are scheduled in June and July. To learn  more about these exciting opportunities please click here.

Summer Hours
Monarch will operate on Summer Hours from Monday, June 8 through Friday, August 7. We will be open Monday – Thursday of each week from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

Rosetta Stone Partners with GCSD ESOL
The Greenville County School District is providing access to a language program from Rosetta Stone to our English Language Learner parents The online lessons allow parents to use this program at home, work, on their phone, or anywhere they have access to the internet. If you would like access to this program, contact your child's ESOL teacher. Learn more... |  Spanish version.

Monarch Summer Reading
Calling all Monarch Readers! Summer is just around the corner. Are you ready to read? Summer is a great time to visit the public library and become a summer reading super hero! Check out our summer reading program here and download the log here. Grade level bookmarks with suggested titles can be found here. Please visit Overdrive for our South Carolina Book Award Nominees available in e-book and audiobook formats.