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Welcome to Monett Elementary School
Cub Pride - August 28th, 2015
 

     MES students and staff have been busy the first eight days of the 2015-16 school year!  We have practiced, practiced, and practiced everything from how to walk down the hall, how to dump our lunch trays, how to clean up our spaces at the end of the day, how to get on the bus, how to come in from recess, and more!  For approximately one-third of our children, these last eight days have been their first experience with the institution of “school”!  There is a lot to learn before we even start on the ABCs!
 
     Each year some of our bus drivers spend their first day of school showing our preschool and kindergarten students appropriate bus expectations.  Each class practices how to get on and off the bus safely and learns what appropriate behavior looks like on the school bus.  We are thankful for our bus drivers who are willing to take the time to help us teach students how to be safe!
 
     Students in grades kindergarten through 2nd grade have also completed their first benchmark assessment of the year.  Comprehensive math and reading assessments were completed over the first full week of school to help us determine each student’s growth throughout the year.  These benchmark assessments will be given again in December, and the final benchmark will be completed in May.  In addition to the benchmarks, students will also be assessed with shorter, more skill-specific assessments throughout each quarter to help teachers make appropriate instructional decisions for each student.  Finally, students will also complete an individual reading assessment called the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) in September, January, and May that helps us to determine specific reading growth or concerns.
 
Students of the Week 8-24-15
Monett Elementary honored "polite and respectful" students to be named Students of the Week at Monett Elementary on August 24, 2015. The following were selected:
Front row: Ayushi Patel, Sara Hancock  and Kaine Peak
Back Row: Emily Rodriguez, Alexis Calzada, Taylor Bryan & Parker Doss
Absent from photo: Darey Ibarra

Car Dismissal
We have had a wonderful first week of school at MES! Students and teachers are happy to be back and we have been busy learning lots of new faces! Thank you to parents who have helped our car dismissal lines run smoothly and quickly by following the procedures we have in place to help keep students safe and get them to their cars as quickly as possible! Please refrain from coming in to get your child if they can be a car rider, as this causes confusion in the office and for the teachers on duty who are locating children in the holding areas. If they have to stop and look for your child, it slows down the line for everyone else. Just a reminder-if you are sending someone else to pick up your child, that person MUST have a car tag issued by the school with that child's name on it. (You may use a tag from last year if you have one). Children will not be loaded into cars without the proper car tag for safety reasons. Also, be sure to communicate the proper pick up location for your child if someone different is picking them up. If you have any questions about dismissal procedures, call the office, your child's teacher, or refer to the information sent home at open house.
Grade Levels: Pre-K - 2nd
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Susie Gasser, Principal (sgasser@g-apps.monett.k12.mo.us)
Sarah Garner, Asst. Principal (sgarner@g-apps.monett.k12.mo.us)
 
601 Learning Lane  
Monett, MO  65708
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Instructional School Day: 8:05 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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