Monday, February 27, 2017
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Monarch Matters



Monarch's annual STEAM Day is March 10, 2017!  

STEAM Day is coming up soon and we need volunteers, especially for the Kindergarten and 1st grade classes!  Our parents and community partners will lead sessions in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.  This year we have partnered with Clemson 4H Science on the Move, Cub Scout Troop #833/733, Bricks4Kidz, Mathnasium, Michelin, Roper Mountain Science Center, Sylvan Learning Center, STEM Scouts, The Governors School, and children’s author Jean Hunt to bring in fun and educational experiences for our students.Michelin is coming to work with fifth graders on making and launching Bottle Rockets on March 10th! Please send in empty 16.9 or 20oz plastic bottles with the labels removed.  All volunteers will get a free STEAM TEAM t-shirt, breakfast from Great Harvest Bread Company provided by Harrison Orthodontics, and lunch donated by Chick Fil A.  Sign up by Wednesday, February 22nd to be guaranteed your t-shirt size!       Questions?  Lori Stuart (704) 516-2306 | Volunteer


Jump Rope for Heart

It's time for JUMP ROPE FOR HEART!!
In PE, all students will be jumping for their hearts 
and
Jumping to raise money for the American Heart Association!
Sign up at heart.org/jump TODAY!!
Our goal is $8,000!!!


SC Ready and SCPASS Administration for Monarchs


Monarch is a TransformSC School

TransformSC

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.


Hansel and Gretel Auditions

All second grade students will begin practicing for their May 8th presentation of the musical, Hansel and Gretel. The performance will be held at 6:00 in the evening at Monarch Elementary. Each student will have a part in the musical, whether it is a lead role or as a part of Hansel and Gretel’s Grand Chorus Section. Student were able to hear the reading of the Hansel and Gretel script and were introduced to the four main character roles: The Mother, Father, Hansel, and Gretel.  In your email, you will find a link to a google doc survey which will allow you to sign up for child’s audition. Please discuss the character roles with your child and help them decide if they would like to audition for a lead role.  Please limit your child's auditions to their  first choice only. We will also have group and solo singing parts during each song which will be chosen in music class.  Due to the number of students in the 2nd grade, actual auditions will take place by a video submission that will be recorded at home. Each child that signs up to audition through this google link, will be given their personal Greenville County google drive udername and password. Click here to log in and “share” your video with Miss Bryan.  If you do not have a recording device, please email Miss Bryan at abryan@greenville.k12.sc.us and we will make sure your child has a video submission! 

Deadline to register: February 3rd 2017
Deadline to submit video: February 17th, 2017.
Auditions results will be posted on Monday, February 20th.

Once a student has registered, they will be given the audition material and can begin rehearsing for their video. Since this is a Musical, please know there will be a singing portion of the audition which should be recorded at the end. 


Palmetto's Finest School Finalist!

CONGRATULATIONS to Monarch students, parents, teachers, and our entire school community for being amazing! Monarch Elementary is one of nine schools in the state that has been named as a finalist for the 2017 Palmetto’s Finest Schools Awards.  Our school was chosen as a finalist following an extensive evaluation by educators and previous Palmetto’s Finest winners.  Our first visit was based on student achievement, instructional programs, professional learning communities and school culture. 


Monarch Yearbooks




A limited number of yearbooks are ordered.  Please order one to make sure
your child(ren) will receive one.

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

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