2020 -2021 School Year
Kindergarten packets are available for pick up on Monday's and Tuesday's from 10:30 - 12:30 pm and on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 - 7:30PM at Monument. Please complete the packet and provide a birth certificate and Proof of Residence.
After completion, please return the registration packet to Monument Elementary on Monday or Tuesday mornings between 10:30am - 12:30pm or Tuesday evenings, from 5:30 - 7:30pm
Registration packets for students grade 1-5 are also available on Monday and Tuesday mornings. Parents can register children early for Fall 2020 school year. Please contact the school office at 509-787-9826 for assistance.
New assignments for the week will be available this morning in each teacher’s Microsoft Teams classroom. Click on the link below for instructions on how to find the assignments online.
Hello Monumnet Families! Teachers have been working to gather your student's items that were left in the classroom. The supplies have been individually bagged with your child's name listed.
Items left in desks are workbooks and other materials that can be used at home for distance learning.
It is important that we get your child's materials back to your student.
We have scheduled 2 pick up days to gather the materials:
*Tuesday May 26th from 10:30-12:30**
**Wednesday May 27th 10:30-12:30**
Please drive to the parent pick up area. Please stay in your vehicle. Your child's supplies will be delivered to you.
We highly encourage you to come during these times as it will be difficult to get these items after this time. Thank you for your assistance!
WEEKDAY AND WEEKEND MEALS FOR STUDENTS!
We are happy to announce that we will be providing students with meals daily between 10:30am - 12:30pm. On Friday's each student who shows up to one of our meal distribution sites will receive 3 DAYS worth of meals (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) for a total of 6 MEALS (Breakfast & Lunch)!
Can't wait to see you there!
Please make every effort to communicate with your child's teacher(s) through email or remind. Communication with your child's teacher is important and meets OSPI guidelines for learning. Teachers are reaching out to all their students. Please help facilitate this time of learning.
CLEVER PORTAL ACCESS
the Clever portal, which has many links to Quincy School District approved websites including Connect Ed which has your student's reading content. This can be accessed through many forms of technology devices at:
The username is your student’s email (ex. studentIDfirstname.lastname@example.org) and the password is the student’s date of birth in the YYMMDD format (ex. If birthday is March 17th, 2020, password is 200317).
The Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction has recommended guidelines for maximum student commitment each day. Below you will see the maximum amount of time your students should be engaged in either online learning or printed material learning by grade level.
WEEKLY SPECIALIST ASSIGNMENTS
LIBRARY MESSAGE FROM MRS. HERNANDEZ
Hello Monument Families,
I want all of you to know how much I miss seeing all those smiling faces! I hope you are reading a lot of books in your free time. Be sure and check our FaceBook page as well as this web page. I will be posting weekly with some resources and ideas for things you can do at home. We miss you all!
We are beginning the process of collecting library books. Our plan, starting April 20th, is for books to be returned to the school on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10:30-12:30 when families stop by to pick up work packets. It is important that we collect as many of the library’s books as possible before June.
Additionally, as we will not be returning this school year, we are unable to check out additional books. In the coming weeks, we will send out resources our students can use to find literature and enrichment online.
P.E.MESSAGE FROM MR. RASMUSSEN
PE Paddlebox Challenge - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFeT3Z5qPfk&t=1s
PE Challenge - Juggeling Fun! https://youtu.be/DLcjd_SyIGo
PE Challenge - Help Around the House https://youtu.be/OcHRmqWSuis
Sox Tail Challenge for this week! https://youtu.be/nWpBWuj--lY
Fun workout Bottle Flip! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujiR6Xxp5DI&feature=youtu.be
MUSIC MESSAGE FROM MS. COOKE, MUSIC TEACHER
Hello Marvelous Music Makers!
Check out this week’s video and challenge!! Try different items around your house and create different sounds. You’ll create vibrations and SEE SOUND MOVE!!!
Marvelous Music Makers - For this week let's work on Tempo! Watch the video and try it yourselves!!
Monument Music Makers - Hi MONUMENT MUSIC MAKERS! Try the Shaker Maker!
Here’s the music message for the week! Click and listen to the link below and sing away! Then, find a Friend or your Mom, Dad, Grandparent, sister, brother and sing the song to them. Or pick you favorite song and sing it!
Singing is always a special message and surprise to share with someone you love!
Ms. Cooke https://youtu.be/L14QtTGtjF4
Hello Music Makers,
TAKE THE HOT CROSS BUNS CHALLENGE! https://youtu.be/QqgUDlKmyZU
Hello Music Makers!
This week I challenge you to watch and listen to the children's book: "The Remarkable Farkle McBride" by John Lithgow. It is available on youtube. It is a great story and will introduce you to many instruments. As you watch, think about which instrument or group of instruments you would like to play! Sit back and enjoy the story and the instruments in the story and the music in it. It's a Great story!
Miss all of you!
Hello to all my awesome music students! I so miss sharing music with you! I encourage you to use your musical talents to help you continue to enjoy music!
Here are two activities for you to try!
Kindergarten-2nd Grades: Find two of your favorite songs (one fast and one slow). Try many ways to keep a steady beat. For example, pat your legs, tap your head, stamp your feet, clap your hands. Be creative…maybe even pat your pet?
3rd-5th Grades: Listen to three different songs in different styles of music. For example, a popular song, a Latino song, a rock song, country or classical.
You might use a journal to write about how the music made you feel or draw a picture while you are listening.
Keep making music!
ENRICHMENT FUN WITH MRS. BAUGHMAN
COUNSELING WITH MRS. STEWART
Now that schools have closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak, how can parents best help their children learn and complete work while avoiding counterproductive power struggles?
Much of the answer involves sharing control within the boundaries of firm yet loving limits. It’s an old concept made even more relevant by the current situation. Most of us feel that our lives have been turned upside down. We’re experiencing little or no control over so many things.
Do we all yearn for control? What happens when we feel like we’ve lost it?
Obviously our kids are also experiencing many difficult feelings, including a sense of losing much of their freedom. That’s why small choices around schoolwork represent one of the most powerful ways of minimizing the chaos during these already difficult times. Listed below are some examples. Please remember that the choices you provide will depend on your unique situation and value system.
• Will you be starting your schoolwork now or in five minutes?
• What do you want to start with? Math or reading?
• Do you want to make a goal of working for 30 minutes before your break, or would 25 minutes be better?
• Will you be doing your work while sitting or standing?
• Do you think it would be best to draft something on pencil or paper… or begin your work directly on the computer?
• Would you like my help or would you prefer working alone?
• Do you want to learn in the kitchen or in the family room?
• Will you be working while keeping your body still, or would you rather see how much you can wiggle while still getting it done?
• Should we start with the hardest part first or the easiest?
• Would you rather help me with chores or get started on your schoolwork?
The key to success with this technique involves remembering three things:
1. Give most of your choices before your child becomes resistant… not after.
2. With each choice provide two options, each of which you like.
3. Be prepared to choose for your child if they don’t select an option you provided.
While these ideas can’t solve all of the parenting challenges we face right now, they’ll increase the odds of getting through each day with fewer power struggles.
Thanks for reading. Thanks also for all of your support during these challenging times.
Shared Learning Videos
The Giving Tree
by Shel Silverstein
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
by Eric Carle
by Lauren Thompson
Animal Science by Mrs. Rumer
Good Afternoon Monument families,
Due to the governor extending the stay at home order through May 4th, I’m sorry to announce that this year’s 4th grade field trip will be moved to next year when these same students are in 5th grade. Again, the current 4th graders will all go on the field trip next year when they are in 5th grade. Please assure your kids they will still be able to participate in this great experience in the 2020-2021 school year. I don’t have any further details at this time. We will update you as more decisions are made and more information becomes available.
We Miss Our Kids!
Monument Communication Preschool
The Communication Preschool focuses on providing a language rich environment to help model and expose our preschoolers to effective communication. We also focus on correct sound/phoneme production throught the entire sessions.