week of January 20, 2020


Hello Monarch Families,

I am writing this month about our desperate need for volunteers to help run our Fun Run, Talent Show, and Monarch Nights. Without volunteers these events may end up being cancelled. Here are the details:

~~Fun Run Team- Volunteers Needed ASAP: The Annual MRES Fun Run is coming up Wednesday, March 11. Lisa Herndon has run this event for years and needs to train a new team, since it is her last year at MRES. Please let me know if you can help out on the team!


~~Talent Show Team- Volunteers Needed ASAP: The Talent Show is scheduled for 3/12 & 3/13, but it needs a dedicated team to lead it. If we don't find a solid team of at least 5 individuals to lead this event, it might not happen. If you'd like to have the talent show, please contact me and let's form the team!!


~~Monarch Nights Team- Volunteers Needed ASAP:Monarch Nights is the evening parent night out Fundraiser for the Foundation that's so much fun! This team could use some support, so if you like planning events and want this event to happen, please contact me to join the team!

Contact Info: Louise at: or Katie at:


Sal Embry, Principal

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What Science Project will you choose for the Annual MRES Science Fair: Feb 3-5, 2020?

Don’t forget, completed Science Fair Registration forms are due to the office on/before Wednesday, January 29, 20. Registration forms must be turned in on time if you want to have your science fair project in the running for a 1st, 2nd or 3rd place ribbon or for a Principal’s Award.

Please bring your student’s fully completed science fair project to the MPR before or after school on Monday, February 3. All projects must be received by 4:30pm.


Pay close attention to the rules in the attached packet so your project doesn’t lose points during judging.


If your child is interested in participating, please see the attached packet for all the details.


MRES Annual Used Book Sale

It's time to donate your used books for the annual MRES Book Sale to benefit the MRES library. Any children's books will be accepted from preschool to 5th grade. Donations can be placed in the red bins by the front office.

X-Ploration Day Lunch Schedule

Our lunch schedule is slightly different on the Fridays when the X-Ploration teachers are on our campus. Here are the dates and the lunch schedules for those dates.

Lunch times on X-Ploration dates:
Dec 6 & 20, Jan 10, Feb 7 & 28, Mar 13, Apr 3 & 24, May 8 & 22 and June 5
TK/K: 12-12:40
1st Grade: 12:15-12:55
2nd Grade: 11:45-12:25
3rd Grade: 11:30-12:10
4th Grade & 5th Grade: 11:00-11:40


Mark Your Calendar

January 20 - Martin Luther King Day / No School

January 31 - Professional Growth Day / No School

Feb 3 - Science Fair Projects are due by 4:30pm

Feb 5 - Science Fair Family Night
Feb 17-21  February Break
Mar 6 - Pro Gro Day  / 12:45 dismissal



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