Weekly Monarch eBulletin


Hello Monarch Parents,
I will keep this week’s message nice and short.  I just want to call your attention to a few things coming up:

  • Monday, January 15th  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day,  School Closed.
  • Wednesday, January 17  Family Dine Out at Miguel’s
  • Paper Drive:  Please see details below.


 Sal Embry, Principal
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Monday, January 15th  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day,  School Closed.
Got Queso?
It's time for our first Family Dine Out of the year at Monterey Ridge Elementary!!! Time to gather your friends and family for a fabulous dinner at Miguel's. Raise funds for the Monterey Ridge Educational Foundation AND indulge in Miguel's freshly made chips and famous "white sauce," along with an assortment of dishes to please any palate. Miguel's will donate 15% of your food and beverage purchases back to MRES. These funds help to support the enhanced curriculum our children benefit from here at Monterey Ridge. Please come to Miguel's and join the MRES family Wednesday, January 17th 2018 anytime from 11:00 a.m. - Closing. Make sure you bring the attached flyer which will need to be given to your server in order for us to receive the donation. We hope to see you there!

Paper Drive:
We are at the point in the year where our initial stock of donated paper is running low.
If you are able, we would appreciate any donations of copy paper.
All paper donations go to supply the copy machines in the workroom.
Donations can be turned in at the front office.

Used Book Sale
Clean out your bookshelves and donate your used children’s books for our used book sale.  Donations will be accepted through February 8. Books can be dropped off in the red bins in the office lobby. All proceeds to benefit our library.
Garden to Plate
This Thursday, January 18 will be the first garden to plate day in the school cafeteria.  All students that buy lunch that day will have an opportunity to try leafy greens from the school garden!

 Substitute Noon Duties Wanted:
Our school is in need of substitute noon duty personnel.  If you or someone you know is interested in applying, please contact Mrs. Boykin for details at: or 858-487-6887 x6104. 

Annual Science Fair
The annual Monterey Ridge Science Fair is coming up on February 5-7, 2018.  It’s time
to start thinking about what Earth, Physical or Life Science project your child
might want to submit this year.  The Science Fair is open to all MRES
students from preschool-5th grade.  Students may work in teams or
individually.  See attachment for detailed information. 
(Deadline to Register 2/1/18)

Date:  Feb 5-7, 2018

  • Who:  All Preschool-5th Grade MRES students are invited to participate
  • Why:  It’s a great learning experience for all ages
  • Last year we had over 100 entries.  Let’s see if we can double that this year!
  • For more information and a complete list of rules, please see the attachment.  

Classroom Interruptions

Please be aware the teachers have a lot of work to do with your students
and we ask for your help in reducing the number of interruptions to the
classrooms.  Our office staff has been instructed not to interrupt the
classroom during the school day unless there is a family emergency.  You
can help by discussing with your child alternate pick up plans for the days you
may be running later or when the weather is rainy or alternate plans in case
lunch/homework  are forgotten at home.  The office staff cannot
guarantee that these items will get to the students in time.  We greatly
appreciate your support in helping us create a successful learning environment
for our students.

Dogs on Campus
Except for service dogs, dogs are not allowed on our campus.
 Please do not bring your pet dogs onto campus when dropping off or
picking up your child.  Thanks!

Mark Your Calendar

Feb. 2 Professional Growth No School
Feb 5 - 7 Science Fair Week  
Feb. 19 - 23 District Recess No School
Mar. 9 Professional Growth 12:45 Dismissal
Apr. 9 - 13 Spring Break No School
May 28 Memorial Day No School
June 14 Last Day of School 12:45 Dismissal



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