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Weekly Monarch eBulletin

01/09/2017

Hello Monarch Parents,
2017 is off to a fast start and to go along with it we have a pretty crazy schedule as well.  This Friday, January 13th is a Professional Growth Day and a non-school day for students.  Our staff will be attending training in three areas: Next Generation Science Standards, Physical Education Standards, and School-wide Math Tasks.  
The following Monday, January 16 is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and again no school for staff or students.  We finally settle into a normal 5 day school week beginning January 23rd.  I hope all this information helps you with planning out the month.

News & Updates:
TALENT SHOW 2017

The annual MRES talent show is coming soon!  Please follow the link below to register! https://goo.gl/forms/p7oxDEadv5agXX7f2
Registration will be open until 1/15/2017. We will have two shows again this year, Show 1 will be a music recital and will be on Thursday, 3/23/2017 at 6:00pm and Show 2 will be a variety show and will be on Friday 3/24/2017 at 6:00pm.
If you are interested in volunteering and helping to make these shows a success or if you have any questions please contact Ying Tao (yingt0305@gmail.com)

Save The Date
As a follow-up to our Town Hall evening event, I will be hosting a Principal’s Coffee in the multipurpose room following our Friday Flag Ceremony on Friday, January 27th.  It will be a time for me to discuss PUSD’s 2017-2018 Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) and collect your input on the the plan.  Additionally, it is a chance for me to hear your questions and receive input about our own school initiatives.  All parents are invited to attend.

Donate your used books to the Used Book Sale to benefit the MRES library!
Clean out your bookshelves! Donate your used books by bringing them to the red bins in the office lobby. We will then be hosting a Used Book Sale for students and parents to come and purchase these fantastic books on January 27th!  All proceeds to benefit our library.

Family Valentine's Dance
“It’s time for Family Night!  Our annual MRES Family Valentine’s Dance is coming up on Fri., Feb. 10th  @ 5:30pm – 8:00pm in the MPR.  ADMISSION IS FREE!  Bring a picnic dinner or there will be food trucks on site if you wish to purchase.  It’s a “50’s Sock Hop” theme this year so you’re invited to dress up 50’s style (OPTIONAL)!  We hope you all can join us to dance your socks off, take fun pictures in our photo booth and decorate a Valentine's cookie.”

Elementary Parenting Workshops!
Only as parents do we expect that love will be enough.  Often it just isn’t.  Parents also need skills!  Sign up for our fun, highly acclaimed parent workshops.  No boring lectures, not just theory, but fun, interactive learning. Get results you can see immediately!  Isn’t your child worth it?

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk!
Back by popular demand!  This series is based on the best seller by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish.  Learn to create a climate where cooperation occurs and behavior changes!  Also included - the problem solving steps from the Second Step research-based curriculum your children are currently learning at school!
Tuesdays:  1/10 & 1/17 & 1/24 from 6:00-7:45 p.m. @Shoal Creek Elementary

Helping Your Child Manage Strong Feelings With Consequences That Work!
Does your child struggle with anger or anxiety?  Teach your child to manage these emotions.  Learn how to get your child to do what they need to do even though they don’t want to! (ex: morning and bedtime routines or homework struggles).  What are logical and natural consequences and how do they help children with boundaries and self-control?
Tuesdays:   1/31 AND 2/7 from 6:00-7:45 p.m.  @Sundance Elementary
*Reserve your space online today at www.theparentworkshops.com.  Each SERIES is $35/individual or $59/couple if you register online prior to the first class.  Tuition is due on the first evening.  Cash or check made out to PUSD only.  Walk-in registration is $39/individual or $64/couple.  How to Talk So Kids Will Listen book will be available for $15 on the first evening.  The book is highly recommended.  Sorry, no refunds.

Third Annual Monarchs Celebrate Science / STEM Ideas in Action
How do you make cereal levitate?  Our Monarchs will have the opportunity to learn this and many more exciting science principles during our third annual Science Celebration. During the month of February, MRES Foundation will sponsor “Monarchs Celebrate Science,” a series of exciting and educational science events.  See below for the celebration line up.

Family Science Night
Friday February 3, 2017 5:30 pm – 7:45 pm
Sign up for hands on science activities. We will be offering two sessions of different science enrichment classes.  Grade K-2 students will have the opportunity to sign up for SDSCIENCEKIDS – Balancing Act.  Grade 3-5 students can sign up for Decomposing Detectives (earthworm dissection) and/or build with Bricks 4 Kids.  All grades can sign up for Fun with STEAM Maker for hands on stations and make and take projects. Classes are $5/class.  
Click link to register: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080A48ADAF22A13-mres1

Science Investigation Assemblies: February 6-8, 2017
Each grade level will be able to participate in hands on science experiences during assemblies held during the school day.  We need volunteers!  Please use the link to sign up.
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f4aa4ac2da46-volunteer

Science Fair
Our annual school science fair is coming up on Feb 13-15, 2017.  Please click on this link for complete rules as well as the Science Fair Schedule: Science Fair Link

Check out the latest Monarch TV Episode:
Our MTV students have just completed the final edits of their fall/winter episode.  Click on the link below to view it.  A big thanks to Ms. Mowat, Mrs. Lorenzen and Mr. Froebe for leading our MTV program.  
MTV Link

Reporting Absences
If your child is absent from school or you need to clear a previous absence, please contact the attendance 24-Hour hotline. Reporting absences is the responsibility of the parent/guardian. To report an absence, call the hotline each day (unless you give us a date range for multiple days) the student is absent. All absences must be cleared within 24 hours or they are coded as truant. Please be prepared to provide your student’s name, your grade, the date of the absence, the reason for the absence, your name and your relationship to the student. The hotline number is 858-487-8225.
 
Mark Your Calendar

  • January 13 - Professional Growth Day - No School for Students
  • January 16 - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School
  • January 27 - Principal’s Coffee - right after Friday Flag
  • January 27 - Used Book Sale
  • February 3 - Science Night
  • February 6-8 - Science Investigation Assemblies
  • February 7 - Monarch Parent Teacher Foundation Meeting in Room C8
  • February 10 - Family Valentine’s Dance: 5:30 - 8:00 PM
  • February 13-15:  Science Fair
  • February 20-24 - District Recess - No School

 


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