Welcome to Monument Elementary! It is an honor to be returning to Monument Elementary during our reconfiguration process! I look forward to meeting all of our new MES families as we begin a year filled with new opportunities. We welcome all of our K-5 students!
Our staff is excited at the opportunity of providing a safe and nurturing learning environment for all our Monument students. We look forward to collaborating with you, to support your child as a successful learner. An important part of our partnership is communication. Please contact us whenever you have a question or concern. We look forward to an exciting year of learning and growing. Thank you for sharing your child with us!
We think our school is a very special place. As we move forward to establish new traditions we will provide students with the kind of opportunities that will enhance each day and secure their future. The following is our mission and commitment to our students and the Monument community:
Monument Elementary School Mission
We inspire and equip every student for success in their endeavors by
partnering with students, families, schools and community.
The foundation of our school’s success is respect for every unique individual in our school family.
We live each day promoting our three personal standards:
- Show respect - Make good decisions - Be a problem solver
In addition, research shows student success is linked to good attendance. I advocate parents to make sure that your children are here at school and arrive on time. It takes an effort, but one that will show in your student’s successes in school.
We encourage our parents to be very involved in their student’s academic success at school. One of our goals this year is to use more avenues for communication. We will be using Facebook, our website, email as well as our monthly newsletter to communicate programs and upcoming events with our families. If you are new to Monument Elementary this year, I look forward to meeting you! Please feel free to stop by and introduce yourself. I would be happy to meet with you, answer any questions, or be of assistance to you.
We are energized about starting the new school year with a sustained focus on reading and math instruction and a strong desire to continue our academic success! We are very excited at the opportunity of providing a safe and nurturing learning environment for all our Monument Elementary students. Thank you for your trust. It is a true privilege to have the opportunity to educate and live each day in the presence of your children.
Let’s make it a great school year and always keep smiling! Jacks, Ready…let’s go!
Mrs. Lisa P. Uvila, Principal
The Importance of Student Attendance
If you are a parent of a school aged student I am sure you have heard someone say “attendance matters” or “attendance is important.” But what does that truly mean? How important is it really to attend school regularly?
So first let’s start with some basic facts. The school calendar we work with accounts for 180 academic school days for our students. Research shows that a student should be present 95% of the time to meet regular attendance standards. In a 180 day school year, that means the student should be present at least 171 school days to be considered in regular attendance. This means that if a student misses 10 or more school days in the school year they fall into the “at risk” category. If your child misses an average of one school day per month then your child falls into the category of an “at risk” student.
So what is the danger of being an “at risk” student? Research clearly shows that students who miss 10 or more school days will be adversely affected in their learning. In fact, 64% of students who have regular attendance will meet reading standard by the end of 3rd grade. However, only 43% of students who are “at risk” in attendance during their Kindergarten or 1st grade year will meet reading standard by the end of their 3rd grade year. Research also shows, that students who do not meet grade level in reading by their 3rd grade year or 4x less likely to graduate high school.