Volunteers began bringing the food in first thing in the morning, and it just kept coming! Our wonderful teachers enjoyed quite a large potluck of delicious foods. All involved with the day had a good time, and lots of parents came at lunch to help supervise the crazy jail scene. Many kids enjoyed - with zeal - paying for a "warrant" to put their teacher in jail, and many more enjoyed the rewards that came from bailing a grateful teacher out. Watch for this event again next St. Patrick's Day!
Uniforms will be collected, sorted for stains and repairs and either donated to a charity or washed and made available for students in need. The clothing will be collected in 4th period classrooms, and the 4th period classroom that collects the most uniform pieces will get a pizza party.
Your child can earn community service hours at your side. To participate, call 408/535-4901 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and sign up. Lunch is free for volunteers.
Bring your own pick-up stick and gloves, and meet at John Mise Park at 8am (on Park Meadow Dr. at Moorpark Ave. and Mitty Way), and clean-up is 8:30-11:30 with lunch from 12-1pm. Community service hours will be awarded at the conclusion of the event. www.sjdistrict1.com
PTA has funded "Renaissance Day" at Monroe for many years, but it has jumped in cost from about $2500 to $4000 in the past 3 years (primarily the cost of the Renaissance troupe of performers). The 7th grade teaching team sees a need for change, so this year, the event is evolving into an "International Day" and will include many more cultures that are in the 7th grade curriculum.
The NJHS is the junior version of the National Honor Society (NHS). Any student in the second semester of the sixth grade or grades 7 through 9 in a school with both an official charter of the National Junior Honor Society and an up-to-date affiliation with the NJHS national office is eligible for consideration for membership in NJHS. Students who meet the attendance and scholastic requirements are then evaluated by the faculty council on the basis of leadership, service, citizenship, and character. Once selected and inducted, members must maintain these standards.
The selection criteria for the Monroe Middle School Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society:
Scholarship: A 3.5 cumulative scholastic grade point average
Citizenship: The student who demonstrates citizenship understands the importance of civic involvement, has a high regard for freedom, justice, and democracy, and demonstrates mature participation and responsibility through involvement with such activities as scouting, community organizations, and school clubs.
Character: The student of good character upholds principles of morality and ethics, is cooperative, demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability, shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others, and generally maintains a good and clean lifestyle.
Service: This quality is defined through the voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation and with a positive, courteous, and enthusiastic spirit.