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Dear Monument Elementary Families,

With the start of the 2020-2021 school year upon us, I would like to extend a heartfelt welcome to everyone as we begin our educational journey at Monument Elementary School. I understand that this letter is likely arriving at a time of uncertainty and confusion about what this upcoming school year  will look like. Let me assure you—our staff are working hard and committed to ensuring that your child(ren) will be receiving the very best education possible. But before we get too far, introductions are in order:

Who am I? I am Phillip Averill, the new Principal at MES. I graduated from Mariner High School in Everett, Washington and received my Bachelor of Arts and Master of Education degrees from Eastern Washington University. My family and I have lived in Quincy for the last ten years. We moved here from Spokane, where
I was teaching in a residential treatment facility, so that I could be an ELA teacher at Quincy Junior High and my family quickly fell in love with the Quincy community and its surrounding area. I taught at the Junior High for eight years and then moved into the Assistant Principal position, serving in that capacity for the last two years. Prior to becoming an Assistant Principal,
I served as a coach for football, wrestling, and track. My family and I have enjoyed being active in the community, volunteering at a variety of community events and supporting youth athletics, in which our children have also participated. Above all, we have loved being welcomed into Quincy community and treated like family.

My Beliefs. I believe that all children are capable of learning and that education provides a pathway to achieving your dreams.   I believe that good teaching weaves together curiosity and hope to create a tapestry of possibilities that is unique to every student.   I also believe that when you foster that curiosity and hope in each student, they are capable of achieving great things—believing in themselves, believing in their impact, and believing in their own worth. I want every parent and family to believe that when they send their child(ren) to Monument that we are going to “inspire and equip every student for success.”

Our Building. Monument Elementary School’s Mission Statement is “We inspire and equip every student for success in their endeavors by partnering with students, families, schools and community.” Every moment of every day is dedicated to inspiring every student to aspire for success—and then equipping them to achieve it. The staff that will be carrying out that mission are:

           

Kindergarten:

Sara Hausken, Leticia Baughman

1st Grade:

Laurie Norton, Kyla Schaapman

2nd Grade:

Heather MacDonald, Megan Meulman

3rd Grade:

Ciara Van Dyke, Madeline Loomis

4th Grade:

Maria Vader, Alissa Compton

5th Grade:

David Itterley, Bradly Jones

Specialists:

Alan Rasmussen-PE, Carol Cooke-Music

Enrichment:

Pauline Baughman

TBIP:

Berta Sorto

Reading:

Carol Golay

Counselor:

Dianne Stewart

Librarian:

Imelda Hernandez

The most important presence in any child’s education does not appear on that list—you, the parent. An integral part of the
Mission Statement is to partner with parents and families. I want to extend an invitation to all of our parents to contact us at any time and,
when the opportunity becomes available again, join us in the building to be an active participant in the learning that takes place in our classrooms. Your presence and endorsement of your child’s learning is vital to their academic growth.

I am excited to join the excellent learning community that is in place here at Monument Elementary. The entire staff here have dedicated themselves to making the educational experience special for your child(ren). Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, comments, or concerns that you may have. Please follow Monument Elementary on Facebook and check our school website at www.qsd.wednet.edu for updates as they become available or for Remote Learning information. Additionally, you are always welcome to contact the office at 509.787.9826 weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m..

I look forward to getting to know each and every student, as well as their families. I know that together our achievements will be monumental.

Best regards,


Phillip Averill
Principal, Monument Elementary

 

 

Estimadas familias de Monument Elementary,

Con el comienzo del año escolar 2020-2021 sobre nosotros, me gustaría extender una cordial bienvenida a todos al comenzar nuestro viaje educativo en la Escuela Primaria Monument. Entiendo que esta carta probablemente llegue en un momento de incertidumbre y confusión sobre cómo será el próximo año escolar. 

Permítame asegurarle que nuestro personal está trabajando duro y comprometido para asegurar que 
su (s) hijo (s) reciba la mejor educación posible. Pero antes de llegar demasiado lejos, las presentaciones están en orden:

¿Quién soy? Soy Phillip Averill, el nuevo director de MES. Me gradué de Mariner High School
en Everett, Washington y recibí mi licenciatura y maestría en educación de Eastern Washington University. Mi familia y yo hemos vivido en Quincy durante los últimos diez años. Nos mudamos aquí desde Spokane, donde estaba enseñando en un centro de tratamiento residencial, para
poder ser maestra de ELA en Quincy Junior High y mi familia se enamoró rápidamente de la comunidad de Quincy y sus alrededores. Enseñé en la secundaria durante ocho años y luego
pasé al puesto de subdirector, desempeñándome en esa capacidad durante los últimos dos años. Antes de
convertirme en subdirector, me desempeñé como entrenador de fútbol, lucha libre y atletismo. Mi familia y yo hemos disfrutado ser activos en la comunidad, ser voluntarios en una variedad de eventos comunitarios y
apoyar el atletismo juvenil, en el que nuestros niños también han participado. Sobre todo, nos ha encantado ser recibidos en la comunidad de Quincy y tratados como familia. 

 Mis creencias. Creo que todos los niños son capaces de aprender y que la educación proporciona un camino para lograr sus sueños. Creo que la buena enseñanza entrelaza la curiosidad y la esperanza para crear un tapiz de posibilidades que sea único para cada estudiante. 
También creo que cuando fomentas esa curiosidad y esperanza en cada alumno, éste es 
capaz de lograr grandes cosas: creer en sí mismo, creer en su impacto y creer en su propio valor. 
Quiero que todos los padres y familias crean que cuando envíen a sus hijos a Monument, vamos a "inspirar y equipar a todos los estudiantes para el éxito". 

Nuestro edificio. La Declaración de la Misión de la Escuela Primaria Monument es "Inspiramos y equipamos a cada estudiante para el éxito en sus esfuerzos al asociarnos con los estudiantes, las familias, las escuelas y la comunidad". Cada momento de cada día está dedicado a inspirar a cada
 estudiante a aspirar al éxito, y luego a equiparlos para lograrlo. El personal que llevará a cabo esa misión es: 

Jardín de infancia: 

Sara Hausken, Leticia Baughman 

1er Grado: 

Laurie Norton, Kyla Schaapman 

2do grado: 

Heather MacDonald, Megan Meulman 

3er Grado:  

Ciara Van Dyke, Madeline Loomi4s 

4to Grado:  

Maria Vader, Alissa Compton 

5to Grado:  

David Itterley, Bradly Jones 

Especialistas: 

Alan Rasmussen-PE, Carol Cooke-Music 

Enriquecimiento: 

Pauline Baughman 

TBIP:  

Berta Sorto 

Leyendo:  

Carol Golay 

Consejera: 

Dianne Stewart 

Bibliotecario: 

Imelda Hernandez 

La presencia más importante en la educación de cualquier niño no aparece en esa lista: usted,
el padre. Una parte integral de la declaración de misión es asociarse con los padres y las familias. 
Quiero extender una invitación a todos nuestros padres para que se comuniquen con nosotros en cualquier momento y, cuando la oportunidad esté 
disponible nuevamente, se unan a nosotros en el edificio para ser un participante activo en el aprendizaje que tiene lugar en nuestras classes. Su presencia y respaldo del aprendizajede
 su hijo es vital para su crecimiento académico. 

 Estoy emocionado de unirme a la excelente comunidad de aprendizaje que existe aquí en Monument Elementary. Todo el personal aquí se ha dedicado a hacer que la experiencia educativa sea especial para 
su (s) hijo (s). No dude en ponerse en contacto con nosotros con cualquier pregunta, comentario o
 inquietud que pueda tener. Siga a Monument Elementary en Facebook y visite el sitio web de nuestra escuela en www.qsd.wednet.edu para obtener actualizaciones a medida 
que estén disponibles o para obtener información sobre aprendizaje remoto. 
Además, siempre puede comunicarse con la oficina al 509.787.9826 de lunes a 
viernes de 7:30 a.m. a 4:00 p.m .
Espero conocer a todos y cada uno de los estudiantes, así como a sus familias. Sé que juntos nuestros logros serán monumentales. 

Atentamente, 

 Phillip Averill 

Director, Primaria Monument 


                                                                   Welcome Mr. Averill


We would like to introduce and welcome Monument's new Principal, Mr. Phillip Averill.

Mr. Averill has been with the Quincy School District since 2010 and most recently served as Assistant Principal at Quincy Middle School.

Prior to becoming an assistant principal with the Quincy School District, Mr. Averill served as a teacher at the Quincy Middle School as well as head Junior Wrestling and Boys Track coach.

He earned his Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Eastern Washington University and received his Residency Principal Certification from Washington State University.

He brings to the principalship his reputation as a skilled instructor, knowledge of best educational practices, and warm and friendly demeanor. Mr. Averill is committed to collaborating with staff, students, and families to build long lasting relationships and a love of learning.

Mr. Averill lives in Quincy with his wife, Elizabeth Averill who is a teacher at Quincy High School and their three children.

Welcome Mr. Averill!

        

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.

 

Monument Elementary

                 1400 13th Ave. SW
                 Quincy, WA 98848

                 Phone:  509-787-9826
                 Fax:      509-787-8974

     Hours:      Mon:           9:30-3:00
                      Tues-Fri:     8:10-3:00

Principal: Mr. Phillip Averill

Maxine Marshall
Administrative Assistant, Principal

Alejandra Ramos
Administrative Assistant, Attendance

Cecilia Garcia
Parent Liaison

Dianne Stewart
Counselor

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