week of December 2, 2019


Hello Monarch Families,

I hope you all had a wonderful week off and are ready for three very busy weeks of school in December.

If you plan on having lunch with your child this Friday, please note the lunch times below as Friday is an X-Ploration Day.

Sal Embry, Principal

Follow me @embrymres #monarchs

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 Spirit Day is Wednesday, December 4th

Our December Spirit Day is Wednesday, December 4, and the theme is “Winter Holiday Wear”. So whatever you celebrate this season, it’s your chance to show your spirit with things like holiday socks, leggings, shirts, hats, headbands, etc...


5th Grade Band Concert

Reminder for parents of 5th grade band and orchestra students:  You are invited to the winter music concert on Thursday, Dec. 19 at 10:15am in the Monterey Ridge multi-purpose room.  Doors for audience seating will open 5 minutes prior to concert time.  Please remind your musician to wear nice school clothes on the day of the performance. Looking forward to seeing you at the concert!"


Annual MRES Science Fair:  Feb 3-5, 2020

The annual school science fair is right around the corner!  This year completed Science Fair projects will be due Monday, Feb 3, 2020.  Judging will take place on Feb 4th. On Wednesday, Feb 5th, students will have the opportunity to show off their projects during the Science Fair Family Night.  Start thinking about topics for your project! More details will be coming in the following weeks.  


Thankful Campaign

Our students wrote over 700 letters for our troops, and brought in 1,732 cans of food for Interfaith Shelter in Escondido!

  • First Place went to Mr. Forebe and Ms. Larson - 221 cans

  • Second Place went to Mrs. Kennison and Mrs. Cummings - 162 cans

Thank you for your generosity!


Yearbook Sales

Yearbooks have officially gone on sale! The first 300 students to purchase their yearbook will have the option to add a FREE NAME STAMPING (up to 1 line). So don’t wait, and purchase your yearbook before pricing goes up!

To purchase your yearbook, follow these simple steps:


⭐Search for Monterey Ridge

⭐Select your options & pay for your yearbook

Email Theresa with any yearbook questions.

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

December 23 - January 3 - Winter Break / No School

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



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