WELCOME TO MONETT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL!
Cub Pride - April 11th, 2014
Full-Day Preschool Session
Monett Elementary School will be offering one full-day preschool class next year! This decision was made after reviewing the needs of our students and their families. Currently, morning and afternoon sessions are offered and parents have to provide mid-day transportation. This is difficult for many working parents. By offering a full day class, students who were unable to attend preschool because of transportation will now have an opportunity.
Parents were asked after screening if they would be interested or needed a full-day program. The clear majority of parents expressed a desire for a full-day program. Hearing the needs of parents Monett R-1 made the decision to convert two half-day sessions to one full-day class. We are excited about the new offering and how it will help students and families. Next year we will continue to offer four half-day sections along with the full-day class. This will enable us to serve a similar number of students while providing an opportunity for some students to attend that were unable to in the past.
Each year we see incredible growth that carries over to kindergarten in our preschool students. Students are screened using the DIAL 4 before entering preschool and again before kindergarten. In the past two years, preschool students have shown a growth of more than twenty-five percentile points. This growth enables them to enter kindergarten with the skills needed to be successful. We look forward to reviewing this year’s data and anticipate that the trend will continue.
If you have a child who has not been screened and are interested in the Monett R-1 preschool program, please call the school (235-3411) to set up a time for your child to be screened. All students must turn four by July 31, 2014, and be screened in order to attend preschool.
We look forward to the new adventure and the opportunity to provide the opportunities for families and students.
Grade Levels: Pre-K - Second
Susie Gasser, Principal (email@example.com)
Sarah Garner, Asst. Principal (firstname.lastname@example.org)
601 Learning Lane
Monett, MO 65708
Office Hours: 7:30am - 4:00pm
Instructional School Day: 8:05am - 3:00pm
CUB RUN 5K 1 mile walk: April 26, 2014
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Cub Pride - February 28th, 2014
We need you!!!! Mark this date on your calendars-April 26th! That is the date of the 2nd Annual Cub Run sponsored by our MES PTO, and we want you to be a part of it! The run will be a 5k/1 mi. run/walk beginning at 8:30 a.m. with registration opening at 7:30 a.m. at the entrance to the elementary school. The proceeds will support the Monett Elementary Parent Teacher Organization-100% of the profits will directly benefit MES students and staff!!
Our PTO generously assists with funding portions of the annual field trips taken by each grade level as well as showing support and appreciation to teachers throughout the year with quarterly luncheons or breakfasts. This organization also funds our annual Field Day for students during the last week of school. Each year PTO organizes two book fairs that provide hundreds of additional books for classrooms and is also able to provide teachers with extra money for classroom supplies and materials. Many PTO volunteers also assist weekly in the building with clerical tasks for teachers that free up plan time for those teachers to spend analyzing student data, working on lesson plans, meeting with students, etc. Proceeds from the Cub Run will also go toward the annual Family Fun Fest held each fall.
Cub Run registration forms will be distributed to students on each campus and will also be available in the MES office for pick up. Cost is $25, with no cost to children 10. All pre-registrations need to be returned to the MES office by April 12th (601 Learning Lane). Each pre-registration will include an official Cub Run t-shirt, and each participant will get a medal. Additional shirts can be purchased for $10 when you pre-register. Cash prizes will be awarded, and healthy snacks will be provided. This would be a great time to start a healthy tradition with your family and benefit MES students at the same time!
Yearbooks for sale!
Elementary School (K-6) yearbooks are now available to order. Order forms will be coming home with students next week. The cost of a basic yearbook is $16, with upgrade options available at extra cost. Yearbooks may be ordered via mail or online. To order online, go to ybpay.lifetouch.com and use the yearbook ID code: 10424514.
Student of the Week April 14, 2014
Students of the Week were named at Monett Elementary on April 14, 2014. These students were honored for "Working Hard" at school. Front Row: Josue Rodriguez, Chloe Riska & Michelle Baidon. Back Row: Giovanni Reyes, Osiel Serrano, Audree Wormington-Cox & Cesilia Reveles. Absent from photo: Yvette Romero & Ruby Smith.
Student of the Week April 7, 2014
Recognize our Local Teachers
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The winning teacher will receive $250 for classroom use, a special recognition plaque,and a featured article/photo in the Monett Times.
At MES, we envision a safe environment that works in partnership with our community to ensure student success in the following ways:
*Implementing a school-wide positive behavior support system
*Continually celebrating student/staff success across all areas
*Focusing professional development on specific needs of staff and students
*Providing differentiated, data-driven instruction
*Active involvement in school-sponsored activities