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5_22_2019

Good Morning Mustangs -


Happy Wednesday!  Today is May 22nd and it is the last day of the regular school year here at Monroe!

Today's Lunch Options:
  • Chicken Nuggets with a Tea Roll
  • Pepperoni Wedge Pizza
  • Manager's Choice Sandwich
  • No Chef Salads
 
Announcements:
  • Yearbooks will be on sale for $20.  We do NOT currently have the  yearbooks, but they will be mailed to you if not here by next  Wednesday.  Please see Ms. Uher to buy a yearbook.  CASH ONLY!!!!
  • The last day for MAC will be today (May 20th).  Only 8th Graders that have turned in permission slips will attend Dave and Buster's ton Tuesday 5/21.   For all other students there is no MAC on Tuesday or Wednesday
  • There is not more transportation to Girl's Inc for the remainder of the year - please plan accordingly.  
  • The S.T.E.A.M. summer program is for 7th-11th  grade girls who are interested in the fields of science, technology,  engineering, agriculture and math. Students will see presentations from and job shadow professionals, engage in hands-on  projects and tour companies/facilities in the fields of their interest.  The program will be held at UNO from June 3rd – July 10th. Please see attached brochures for the flier and registration forms.  
  • This is the 20th year of Creating Fine Lines writing summer camps for students of all ages.  Join writers who add clarity and passion to their lives with the written word at Beveridge Middle School on June 24th-28th from 8:30am - 12:00 pm.  At this camp there will be fun with sentences, learning to play while developing poems, stories, essays and discovering creative corners of our minds that you might not know existed.   The cost of the camp is $150.00 per camper and the information and registration is attached above.
  • Download free books through the end of July!  This week you can get "Spill" by Leigh Fondakowski and "Meet the Sky" by McCall Hayle. These are available to anyone 13+ including teachers.   

    <a href="https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.audiobooksync.com%2Fcontent%2Fuploaded%2Fimages%2Ftoolkit2019%2FPoster-Sync-2-8.5-11.jpg&data=02%7C01%7CMichele.Mulder%40ops.org%7Cb7473a8824c8460cc2f508d6de69ed47%7C58e66db6211b4a37b7e80ef6967420c1%7C1%7C0%7C636940945225852222&sdata=oCIfWlCPCAb7meVvgHA1Q40mlj2GmZ7dlEhQRn3zyIg%3D&reserved=0" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="Verified" id="LPlnk550827" title="Original URL: https://www.audiobooksync.com/content/uploaded/images/toolkit2019/Poster-Sync-2-8.5-11.jpg Click or tap if you trust this link.">https://www.audiobooksync.com/content/uploaded/images/toolkit2019/Poster-Sync-2-8.5-11.jpg

  • All library books are due back at the library now!   Remember, books not returned will result in a fine that must be paid before you receive your diploma.  Look for your books!
  • Today is the LAST day of the regular school year - enjoy the time you have with your peers today.  Good luck to our 8th graders who are moving on to high school and we will look forward to seeing the 6th and 7th graders back after a much needed break!  
  • Omaha North High Magnet School has hands-on summer enrichment opportunities in the STEM fields for students from across the area.  Join them for their Summer STEM Camps:
    • Week 1- June 3-7 (Robotics Camp for students entering grades 6-8)
    • Week 2-June 10-14 (Robotics Camp for students entering grades 4-6)
    • Week 3-June 17-21 (STEM Camp for students entering grades 7-8)

      Check out the link below to learn more about each camp and sign up. If you have any questions, please feel free to email/call me for details.
      <a href="https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fnorth.ops.org%2FAbout%2FSummerPrograms%2Ftabid%2F198%2FDefault.aspx%23313295-summer-technology&data=02%7C01%7CMichele.Mulder%40ops.org%7Cb7473a8824c8460cc2f508d6de69ed47%7C58e66db6211b4a37b7e80ef6967420c1%7C1%7C0%7C636940945225862213&sdata=y0Xgqu2uXMLikA5GOEq%2FC3tccoOeVcMgnEyc3zE2EwU%3D&reserved=0" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="Verified" id="LPlnk893973" title="Original URL: https://north.ops.org/About/SummerPrograms/tabid/198/Default.aspx#313295-summer-technology Click or tap if you trust this link.">https://north.ops.org/About/SummerPrograms/tabid/198/Default.aspx#313295-summer-technology

Next Year in Sports:
  • Please make sure to get your sports physicals over the summer if you are thinking about participating in any of the following sports next school year:
    • Cross Country, Football & Volleyball (in the fall)
    • Basketball, Swimming & Wrestling (in the winter)
    • Soccer & Track (in the spring)

A Little Randomness:
  • Today is Buy a Musical Instrument Day!  

    Isn't it obvious how to celebrate Buy a Musical Instrument Day? If you are a musician in need of a new instrument, today could be a very good day indeed! If you have been considering taking up a musical instrument, today can be your starting point. And, the good news is you're never too old to begin playing a musical instrument. Many senior citizens pick up musical instruments as a hobby. They even form senior bands, often playing in public.

    Okay..... Just in case you haven't figured out how to participate in this day...........

    Go out and buy a musical instrument!  With summer break starting tomorrow, you will have lots of time to practice!


Today's Bit of Inspiration:
  • Do something that scares you, that makes you a little uneasy, that takes you just a little out of that comfort zone because if its your dreams that don't scare you, they're not big enough." - Nolan Mauro, 8th Grader

Have a terrific last day of school and a fantastic summer break!

5_21_2019

Good Morning Mustangs -


Happy Tuesday!  Today is May 21st and it is the last A Day of the year here at  Monroe!

Today's Lunch Options:
  • Crispy Chicken Patty on a Bun
  • Pepperoni Calzone with Pasta Sauce
  • Manager's Choice Sandwich of the Day
  • Baja Chicken Salad
 
Announcements:
  • Yearbooks will be on sale for $20.  We do NOT currently have the  yearbooks, but they will be mailed to you if not here by next  Wednesday.  Please see Ms. Uher to buy a yearbook.  CASH ONLY!!!!
  • The last day for MAC was yesterday (May 20th).  Only 8th Graders that have turned in permission slips will attend Dave and Buster's today (5/21).   For all other students there is no MAC on Tuesday or Wednesday.
  • There is not more transportation to Girl's Inc for the remainder of the year - please plan accordingly.  
  • The S.T.E.A.M. summer program is for 7th-11th  grade girls who are interested in the fields of science, technology,  engineering, agriculture and math. Students will see presentations from and job shadow professionals, engage in hands-on  projects and tour companies/facilities in the fields of their interest.  The program will be held at UNO from June 3rd – July 10th. Please see attached brochures for the flier and registration forms.  
  • This is the 20th year of Creating Fine Lines writing summer camps for students of all ages.  Join writers who add clarity and passion to their lives with the written word at Beveridge Middle School on June 24th-28th from 8:30am - 12:00 pm.  At this camp there will be fun with sentences, learning to play while developing poems, stories, essays and discovering creative corners of our minds that you might not know existed.   The cost of the camp is $150.00 per camper and the information and registration is attached above.
  • Download free books through the end of July!  This week you can get "Spill" by Leigh Fondakowski and "Meet the Sky" by McCall Hayle. These are available to anyone 13+ including teachers.   

    <a href="https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.audiobooksync.com%2Fcontent%2Fuploaded%2Fimages%2Ftoolkit2019%2FPoster-Sync-2-8.5-11.jpg&data=02%7C01%7CMichele.Mulder%40ops.org%7C38678889ede244f9055008d6dd99c7b9%7C58e66db6211b4a37b7e80ef6967420c1%7C1%7C0%7C636940051084749364&sdata=%2BNDvALPQjAk479oSUUUClK14a4krk9J5OIE3jsFGNdc%3D&reserved=0" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="Verified" id="LPlnk550827" title="Original URL: https://www.audiobooksync.com/content/uploaded/images/toolkit2019/Poster-Sync-2-8.5-11.jpg Click or tap if you trust this link.">https://www.audiobooksync.com/content/uploaded/images/toolkit2019/Poster-Sync-2-8.5-11.jpg

  • All library books are due back at the library now!   Remember, books not returned will result in a fine that must be paid before you receive your diploma.  Look for your books!
  • Counting today we only have 2 Days remaining before summer break (1 A Day and 1 B Day!  Work hard and finish out this year strong!
  • Omaha North High Magnet School has hands-on summer enrichment opportunities in the STEM fields for students from across the area.  Join them for their Summer STEM Camps:
    • Week 1- June 3-7 (Robotics Camp for students entering grades 6-8)
    • Week 2-June 10-14 (Robotics Camp for students entering grades 4-6)
    • Week 3-June 17-21 (STEM Camp for students entering grades 7-8)

      Check out the link below to learn more about each camp and sign up. If you have any questions, please feel free to email/call me for details.
      <a href="https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fnorth.ops.org%2FAbout%2FSummerPrograms%2Ftabid%2F198%2FDefault.aspx%23313295-summer-technology&data=02%7C01%7CMichele.Mulder%40ops.org%7C38678889ede244f9055008d6dd99c7b9%7C58e66db6211b4a37b7e80ef6967420c1%7C1%7C0%7C636940051084749364&sdata=ChabWWQJd%2BlX%2BF8PSvOKkSObt39O2gPivXstmcWvPgM%3D&reserved=0" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="Verified" id="LPlnk893973" title="Original URL: https://north.ops.org/About/SummerPrograms/tabid/198/Default.aspx#313295-summer-technology Click or tap if you trust this link.">https://north.ops.org/About/SummerPrograms/tabid/198/Default.aspx#313295-summer-technology

Next Year in Sports:
  • Please make sure to get your sports physicals over the summer if you are thinking about participating in any of the following sports next school year:
    • Cross Country, Football & Volleyball (in the fall)
    • Basketball, Swimming & Wrestling (in the winter)
    • Soccer & Track (in the spring)

A Little Randomness:
  • Today is World Meditation Day!  When the world around you is ensconced in madness, and you can’t quite seem to find a moment of peace in the storm of the day, it’s time to step back and remember those blissful moments as a child where we merely lost ourselves in the world. World Meditation Day is a call to the world to take time to participate in this millennia-old practice and clear our minds, remembering that we are people first, and workers second.

Today's Bit of Inspiration:
  • “Dreams come a size too big so that we can grow into them."  - Josie Bisset

Have a terrific last Tuesday!

5_20_2019

Good Morning Mustangs -


Happy Monday!  Today is May 20th and it is a B Day here at  Monroe!

Today's Lunch Options:
  • Mini Corn Dogs
  • Hamburger on a Bun
  • Cheeseburger on a Bun
  • Popcorn Chicken with a Tea Roll
  • Turkey Deli Sandwich
  • Diced Egg and American Cheese Chef Salad
 
Announcements:
  • Yearbooks will be on sale for $20.  We do NOT currently have the  yearbooks, but they will be mailed to you if not here by next  Wednesday.  Please see Ms. Uher to buy a yearbook.  CASH ONLY!!!!
  • The last day for MAC will be today (May 20th).  Only 8th Graders that have turned in permission slips will attend Dave and Buster's ton Tuesday 5/21.   For all other students there is no MAC on Tuesday or Wednesday
  • There is not more transportation to Girl's Inc for the remainder of the year - please plan accordingly.  
  • The S.T.E.A.M. summer program is for 7th-11th  grade girls who are interested in the fields of science, technology,  engineering, agriculture and math. Students will see presentations from and job shadow professionals, engage in hands-on  projects and tour companies/facilities in the fields of their interest.  The program will be held at UNO from June 3rd – July 10th. Please see attached brochures for the flier and registration forms.  
  • This is the 20th year of Creating Fine Lines writing summer camps for students of all ages.  Join writers who add clarity and passion to their lives with the written word at Beveridge Middle School on June 24th-28th from 8:30am - 12:00 pm.  At this camp there will be fun with sentences, learning to play while developing poems, stories, essays and discovering creative corners of our minds that you might not know existed.   The cost of the camp is $150.00 per camper and the information and registration is attached above.
  • Download free books through the end of July!  This week you can get "Spill" by Leigh Fondakowski and "Meet the Sky" by McCall Hayle. These are available to anyone 13+ including teachers.   

    <a href="https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.audiobooksync.com%2Fcontent%2Fuploaded%2Fimages%2Ftoolkit2019%2FPoster-Sync-2-8.5-11.jpg&data=02%7C01%7CMichele.Mulder%40ops.org%7C53c8f178ec25452503ee08d6dcc0d768%7C58e66db6211b4a37b7e80ef6967420c1%7C1%7C0%7C636939119517954353&sdata=8t1%2Bkzu1CS%2BFnMuEo%2FoUi2eT%2F7K2PTXr9H1cgVd42Ew%3D&reserved=0" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="Verified" id="LPlnk550827" title="Original URL: https://www.audiobooksync.com/content/uploaded/images/toolkit2019/Poster-Sync-2-8.5-11.jpg Click or tap if you trust this link.">https://www.audiobooksync.com/content/uploaded/images/toolkit2019/Poster-Sync-2-8.5-11.jpg

  • All library books are due back at the library now!   Remember, books not returned will result in a fine that must be paid before you receive your diploma.  Look for your books!
  • We have received all Honor's Night cover art design entries.  We will be selecting 4 designs to be used for our Honors Night Booklet.  Final selections will be made by our Honor's Night Committee.  We have some great artists here at Monroe!  You have made our jobs hard.  Best wishes to all those who entered into the contest.  We will let you know in the near future who's artwork was selected.  Way to go Mustangs!
  • Counting today we only have 4 Days remaining before summer break (2 A Days and 2 B Days!  Work hard and finish out this year strong!
  • 8th Graders - 
    • High School Placements/Transition Timeline
      • We hope that you are all satisfied with your placements.  With that said, if you are not, you are now able to get a Student Transfer Request in the Counseling Center or at the main office.
      8th Graders with a 2.5 or Higher GPA...
      • Apply for the Upward Bound Program - This program assists high school students in achieving the academic skills and personal growth necessary for successful completion of high school and admission to a four-year college/university.  Get applications in to be considered for the for the fall program as soon as possible.  
  • Omaha North High Magnet School has hands-on summer enrichment opportunities in the STEM fields for students from across the area.  Join them for their Summer STEM Camps:
    • Week 1- June 3-7 (Robotics Camp for students entering grades 6-8)
    • Week 2-June 10-14 (Robotics Camp for students entering grades 4-6)
    • Week 3-June 17-21 (STEM Camp for students entering grades 7-8)

      Check out the link below to learn more about each camp and sign up. If you have any questions, please feel free to email/call me for details.
      <a href="https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fnorth.ops.org%2FAbout%2FSummerPrograms%2Ftabid%2F198%2FDefault.aspx%23313295-summer-technology&data=02%7C01%7CMichele.Mulder%40ops.org%7C53c8f178ec25452503ee08d6dcc0d768%7C58e66db6211b4a37b7e80ef6967420c1%7C1%7C0%7C636939119517954353&sdata=abCrYcI4qPH9r5HTzYvuWtwiUupmj4pDi%2B5ptzVDGPg%3D&reserved=0" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="Verified" id="LPlnk893973" title="Original URL: https://north.ops.org/About/SummerPrograms/tabid/198/Default.aspx#313295-summer-technology Click or tap if you trust this link.">https://north.ops.org/About/SummerPrograms/tabid/198/Default.aspx#313295-summer-technology

Monroe Club Central:
  • Wednesdays:
    • Sewing Club with Ms. Harris is from 3:15-4:15/4:30. 
    • Technology Mash-Up meets in Room 219B from 3:30-4:30 with Mrs. O.T. and Mr. Ruskamp.  
  • Thursdays:
    • Manga Club meets in the Library at 7:45 am with Mrs. Mulder.  You must have a pass to attend.  If you do not have a pass, see Mrs. Mulder to fill out the application. 
    • Chess Club meets in Room 209 from 3:15-4:15 with Mr. Ruskamp. 
    • Science Club meets in Room 104 from 3:15-4:30 with Mr. Shrum and Mrs. Strain.  

Next Year in Sports:
  • Please make sure to get your sports physicals over the summer if you are thinking about participating in any of the following sports next school year:
    • Cross Country, Football & Volleyball (in the fall)
    • Basketball, Swimming & Wrestling (in the winter)
    • Soccer & Track (in the spring)

A Little Randomness:
  • Today is Be a Millionaire Day!  The term “millionaire” first appeared in the English language in a letter written by Lord Byron in 1816. There were only a few millionaires at the time, but thanks to the Industrial Revolution, more millionaires were created outside of the aristocracy. Today there are more than 12 million millionaires scattered around the globe. The origins of Be a Millionaire Day may be unknown, but the day honors the desire to enjoy the freedom and power associated with being financially secure.  If you’re an aspiring millionaire, and who isn’t, why not celebrate Be a Millionaire Day by following the advice of the most successful sports performance coaches. Use visualization techniques to see yourself surrounded by luxury, free of monetary concerns, and living your life on your terms. Then get down to business – get financial advice, find extra sources of income, save, live within your means and commit to becoming a millionaire.

Today's Bit of Inspiration:
  • “Go confidently in the direction you have dreamed.  Live the life you imagined."  - Thoreau


5_17_2019

Good Morning Mustangs -


Happy Friday!  Today is May 17th and it is an A Day here at  Monroe!

Today's Lunch Options:
  • A+ Cheese Pizza
  • Lemongrass Chicken with Steamed Brown Rice
  • A+ Italian Sausage Pizza
  • Hoagie Sandwich
  • Chicken Caesar Salad
 
Announcements:
  • Yearbooks will be on sale for $20.  We do NOT currently have the  yearbooks, but they will be mailed to you if not here by next  Wednesday.  Please see Ms. Uher to buy a yearbook.  CASH ONLY!!!!
  • There will be no MAC (or late bus) today - please make arrangements to leave at 3:05 pm.  Also, the last day for MAC will be Monday, May 20th.  Only 8th Graders that have turned in permission slips will attend Dave and Buster's ton Tuesday 5/21.  
  • There is not more transportation to Girl's Inc for the remainder of the year - please plan accordingly.  
  • The S.T.E.A.M. summer program is for 7th-11th  grade girls who are interested in the fields of science, technology,  engineering, agriculture and math. Students will see presentations from and job shadow professionals, engage in hands-on  projects and tour companies/facilities in the fields of their interest.  The program will be held at UNO from June 3rd – July 10th. Please see attached brochures for the flier and registration forms.  
  • This is the 20th year of Creating Fine Lines writing summer camps for students of all ages.  Join writers who add clarity and passion to their lives with the written word at Beveridge Middle School on June 24th-28th from 8:30am - 12:00 pm.  At this camp there will be fun with sentences, learning to play while developing poems, stories, essays and discovering creative corners of our minds that you might not know existed.   The cost of the camp is $150.00 per camper and the information and registration is attached above.
  • Download free books through the end of July!  This week you can get "Spill" by Leigh Fondakowski and "Meet the Sky" by McCall Hayle. These are available to anyone 13+ including teachers.   

    <a href="https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.audiobooksync.com%2Fcontent%2Fuploaded%2Fimages%2Ftoolkit2019%2FPoster-Sync-2-8.5-11.jpg&data=02%7C01%7CMichele.Mulder%40ops.org%7C2d3d0c336ede42552a5008d6da71fb92%7C58e66db6211b4a37b7e80ef6967420c1%7C1%7C0%7C636936581665059269&sdata=3B27KoK%2Fc0QKCx2zAmtnVdQMh3JE7xiufBjcrrBTYqM%3D&reserved=0" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="Verified" id="LPlnk550827" title="Original URL: https://www.audiobooksync.com/content/uploaded/images/toolkit2019/Poster-Sync-2-8.5-11.jpg Click or tap if you trust this link.">https://www.audiobooksync.com/content/uploaded/images/toolkit2019/Poster-Sync-2-8.5-11.jpg

  • All library books are due back at the library now!   Remember, books not returned will result in a fine that must be paid before you receive your diploma.  Look for your books!
  • We have received all Honor's Night cover art design entries.  We will be selecting 4 designs to be used for our Honors Night Booklet.  Final selections will be made by our Honor's Night Committee.  We have some great artists here at Monroe!  You have made our jobs hard.  Best wishes to all those who entered into the contest.  We will let you know in the near future who's artwork was selected.  Way to go Mustangs!
  • Counting today we only have 4 Days remaining before summer break (2 A Days and 2 B Days!  Work hard and finish out this year strong!
  • The last day for regular MAC and the late bus will be on Monday, May 20th.  There will be NO LATE BUS on 5/21 or 5/22.  
  • 8th Graders - 
    • High School Placements/Transition Timeline
      • We hope that you are all satisfied with your placements.  With that said, if you are not, you are now able to get a Student Transfer Request in the Counseling Center or at the main office.
      8th Graders with a 2.5 or Higher GPA...
      • Apply for the Upward Bound Program - This program assists high school students in achieving the academic skills and personal growth necessary for successful completion of high school and admission to a four-year college/university.  Get applications in to be considered for the for the fall program as soon as possible.  
  • Omaha North High Magnet School has hands-on summer enrichment opportunities in the STEM fields for students from across the area.  Join them for their Summer STEM Camps:
    • Week 1- June 3-7 (Robotics Camp for students entering grades 6-8)
    • Week 2-June 10-14 (Robotics Camp for students entering grades 4-6)
    • Week 3-June 17-21 (STEM Camp for students entering grades 7-8)

      Check out the link below to learn more about each camp and sign up. If you have any questions, please feel free to email/call me for details.
      <a href="https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fnorth.ops.org%2FAbout%2FSummerPrograms%2Ftabid%2F198%2FDefault.aspx%23313295-summer-technology&data=02%7C01%7CMichele.Mulder%40ops.org%7C2d3d0c336ede42552a5008d6da71fb92%7C58e66db6211b4a37b7e80ef6967420c1%7C1%7C0%7C636936581665069278&sdata=NQhgBTm6j%2Fd%2FGAh9tWmHCMTQhb1IkuOXMeDB49F5jj8%3D&reserved=0" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="Verified" id="LPlnk893973" title="Original URL: https://north.ops.org/About/SummerPrograms/tabid/198/Default.aspx#313295-summer-technology Click or tap if you trust this link.">https://north.ops.org/About/SummerPrograms/tabid/198/Default.aspx#313295-summer-technology

Monroe Club Central:
  • Wednesdays:
    • Sewing Club with Ms. Harris is from 3:15-4:15/4:30. 
    • Technology Mash-Up meets in Room 219B from 3:30-4:30 with Mrs. O.T. and Mr. Ruskamp.  
  • Thursdays:
    • Manga Club meets in the Library at 7:45 am with Mrs. Mulder.  You must have a pass to attend.  If you do not have a pass, see Mrs. Mulder to fill out the application. 
    • Chess Club meets in Room 209 from 3:15-4:15 with Mr. Ruskamp. 
    • Science Club meets in Room 104 from 3:15-4:30 with Mr. Shrum and Mrs. Strain.  

Next Year in Sports:
  • Please make sure to get your sports physicals over the summer if you are thinking about participating in any of the following sports next school year:
    • Cross Country, Football & Volleyball (in the fall)
    • Basketball, Swimming & Wrestling (in the winter)
    • Soccer & Track (in the spring)

A Little Randomness:
  • Today is Pizza Party Day!  ‘Mmm, pizzaaaa!’ as Joey Tribbiani from ‘Friends’ might once have said, or was it Michelangelo from ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’? Anyway, there is clearly nothing more delicious than a large pizza with its doughy yet crisp base, and its choice variety of savory toppings, tenderly amalgamated with molten cheese, onion and pepper.  Here are some ideas on how you might mark Pizza Party Day:
    • Have your own pizza party and invite all your friends to your house to make their own pizzas or at least choose their own toppings. Inexpensive and fun!
    • Visit a local pizza restaurant, ideally one where the chefs toss the pizza dough about in front of you, for an authentic Italian pizza-eating experience.
    • Spend the day meditating about great pizzas you have enjoyed in the past, maybe compiling an all-time top ten of your favorite toppings. Buon appetito!

Today's Bit of Inspiration:
  • “Keep your face to the sunshine and you can never see the shadow.” - Helen Keller

Have a fabulous Friday!

5_16_2019

Good Morning Mustangs -


Happy Thursday!  Today is May 16th and it is a B Day here at  Monroe!

Today's Lunch Options:
  • Spanish Hamburger with a Tea Roll
  • Chicken Nuggets with a Tea Roll
  • BBQ Rib Sandwich
  • Classic Sandwich
  • Smoked Turkey and Mozzarella Cheese Chef Salad
 
Announcements:
  • Yearbooks will be on sale for $20.  We do NOT currently have the  yearbooks, but they will be mailed to you if not here by next  Wednesday.  Please see Ms. Uher to buy a yearbook.  CASH ONLY!!!!
  • Congratulations to the following 8th Graders who have been selected to represent Monroe Middle School as Rotary recipients: Azzy C., Westyn S., Way O., Vicki B.S., Tyeleak G., Willow M., Mu Si S., Hel Tha H., Eryk T., Amber Y., Johnah S., Ayiana W., Andrew K. & Karen L.B.  These students will be honored today at a luncheon at the CHI Center.  
  • There will be no MAC (or late bus) this Friday - please make arrangements to leave at 3:05 pm.  Also, the last day for MAC will be Monday, May 20th.  Only 8th Graders that have turned in permission slips will attend Dave and Buster's ton Tuesday 5/21. 
  • There is not more transportation to Girl's Inc for the remainder of the year - please plan accordingly.  
  • The S.T.E.A.M. summer program is for 7th-11th  grade girls who are interested in the fields of science, technology,  engineering, agriculture and math. Students will see presentations from and job shadow professionals, engage in hands-on  projects and tour companies/facilities in the fields of their interest.  The program will be held at UNO from June 3rd – July 10th. Please see attached brochures for the flier and registration forms.  
  • This is the 20th year of Creating Fine Lines writing summer camps for students of all ages.  Join writers who add clarity and passion to their lives with the written word at Beveridge Middle School on June 24th-28th from 8:30am - 12:00 pm.  At this camp there will be fun with sentences, learning to play while developing poems, stories, essays and discovering creative corners of our minds that you might not know existed.   The cost of the camp is $150.00 per camper and the information and registration is attached above.
  • Download free books through the end of July!  This week you can get "Spill" by Leigh Fondakowski and "Meet the Sky" by McCall Hayle. These are available to anyone 13+ including teachers.   

    <a href="https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.audiobooksync.com%2Fcontent%2Fuploaded%2Fimages%2Ftoolkit2019%2FPoster-Sync-2-8.5-11.jpg&data=02%7C01%7CMichele.Mulder%40ops.org%7C2e122861db5d48bf46e808d6d9a9beaa%7C58e66db6211b4a37b7e80ef6967420c1%7C1%7C0%7C636935721572057770&sdata=TEv6eyPbn8KdcYryoJHZ%2FU02T9yFsrddWKXUC6utzW8%3D&reserved=0" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="Verified" id="LPlnk550827" title="Original URL: https://www.audiobooksync.com/content/uploaded/images/toolkit2019/Poster-Sync-2-8.5-11.jpg Click or tap if you trust this link.">https://www.audiobooksync.com/content/uploaded/images/toolkit2019/Poster-Sync-2-8.5-11.jpg

  • All library books are due back at the library today!  Remember, books not returned will result in a fine that must be paid before you receive your diploma.  Look for your books!
  • We have received all Honor's Night cover art design entries.  We will be selecting 4 designs to be used for our Honors Night Booklet.  Final selections will be made by our Honor's Night Committee.  We have some great artists here at Monroe!  You have made our jobs hard.  Best wishes to all those who entered into the contest.  We will let you know in the near future who's artwork was selected.  Way to go Mustangs!
  • Counting today we only have 5 Days remaining before summer break (2 A Days and 3 B Days!  Work hard and finish out this year strong!
  • The last day for regular MAC and the late bus will be on Monday, May 20th.  There will be NO LATE BUS on 5/21 or 5/22.  
  • 8th Graders - 
    • High School Placements/Transition Timeline
      • We hope that you are all satisfied with your placements.  With that said, if you are not, you are now able to get a Student Transfer Request in the Counseling Center or at the main office.
      8th Graders with a 2.5 or Higher GPA...
      • Apply for the Upward Bound Program - This program assists high school students in achieving the academic skills and personal growth necessary for successful completion of high school and admission to a four-year college/university.  Get applications in to be considered for the for the fall program as soon as possible.  
  • Omaha North High Magnet School has hands-on summer enrichment opportunities in the STEM fields for students from across the area.  Join them for their Summer STEM Camps:
    • Week 1- June 3-7 (Robotics Camp for students entering grades 6-8)
    • Week 2-June 10-14 (Robotics Camp for students entering grades 4-6)
    • Week 3-June 17-21 (STEM Camp for students entering grades 7-8)

      Check out the link below to learn more about each camp and sign up. If you have any questions, please feel free to email/call me for details.
      <a href="https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fnorth.ops.org%2FAbout%2FSummerPrograms%2Ftabid%2F198%2FDefault.aspx%23313295-summer-technology&data=02%7C01%7CMichele.Mulder%40ops.org%7C2e122861db5d48bf46e808d6d9a9beaa%7C58e66db6211b4a37b7e80ef6967420c1%7C1%7C0%7C636935721572067779&sdata=955pykFkgVIYSgtV4aPZjHh2uK2ovKGB14ur3E8i2xo%3D&reserved=0" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="Verified" id="LPlnk893973" title="Original URL: https://north.ops.org/About/SummerPrograms/tabid/198/Default.aspx#313295-summer-technology Click or tap if you trust this link.">https://north.ops.org/About/SummerPrograms/tabid/198/Default.aspx#313295-summer-technology

Monroe Club Central:
  • Wednesdays:
    • Sewing Club with Ms. Harris is from 3:15-4:15/4:30. 
    • Technology Mash-Up meets in Room 219B from 3:30-4:30 with Mrs. O.T. and Mr. Ruskamp.  
  • Thursdays:
    • Manga Club meets in the Library at 7:45 am with Mrs. Mulder.  You must have a pass to attend.  If you do not have a pass, see Mrs. Mulder to fill out the application. 
    • Chess Club meets in Room 209 from 3:15-4:15 with Mr. Ruskamp. 
    • Science Club meets in Room 104 from 3:15-4:30 with Mr. Shrum and Mrs. Strain.  

Next Year in Sports:
  • Please make sure to get your sports physicals over the summer if you are thinking about participating in any of the following sports next school year:
    • Cross Country, Football & Volleyball (in the fall)
    • Basketball, Swimming & Wrestling (in the winter)
    • Soccer & Track (in the spring)

A Little Randomness:
  • Today is Drawing Day! You know you’ve always wanted to, to grasp a piece of charcoal and strike your creativity out across the world in a million shades of grey. To pick up a pencil and create the world in your head on the page in front of you, maybe its crayons that’s your thing. Whatever your medium, Drawing Day is dedicated to the artist inside of us and encouraging it to come out, and then letting it flourish every day of the year to follow!

Today's Bit of Inspiration:
  • Don't stop until you're proud."

Have a terrific Thursday!

5_14_2019

Good Morning Mustangs -


Happy Tuesday!  Today is May 14th and it is a B Day here at Monroe!

Today's Lunch Options:
  • Buffalo Chicken Munchins with a Tea Roll
  • Pepperoni Pizza Wedge
  • Fish Wedge Sandwich
  • Cheese Pizza Wedge
  • Turkey and American Cheese Sandwich
 
Announcements:
  • There will be no MAC (or late bus) this Friday - please make arrangements to leave at 3:05 pm.  Also, the last day for MAC will be Monday, May 20th.  Only 8th Graders that have turned in permission slips will attend Dave and Buster's ton Tuesday 5/21. 
  • The last day for transportation to Girl's Inc will be tomorrow (5/15) - please plan accordingly.  
  • Any 8th grader or staff who would like a Prom key chain, please e-mail Ms. Sitzman.  We have a few extras, but when they are gone, they are gone!  Delivery will be during Advisory time.  DO NOT STOP BY HER ROOM!
  • The S.T.E.A.M. summer program is for 7th-11th  grade girls who are interested in the fields of science, technology,  engineering, agriculture and math. Students will see presentations from and job shadow professionals, engage in hands-on  projects and tour companies/facilities in the fields of their interest.  The program will be held at UNO from June 3rd – July 10th. Please see attached brochures for the flier and registration forms.  
  • This is the 20th year of Creating Fine Lines writing summer camps for students of all ages.  Join writers who add clarity and passion to their lives with the written word at Beveridge Middle School on June 24th-28th from 8:30am - 12:00 pm.  At this camp there will be fun with sentences, learning to play while developing poems, stories, essays and discovering creative corners of our minds that you might not know existed.   The cost of the camp is $150.00 per camper and the information and registration is attached above.
  • Download free books through the end of July!  This week you can get "The Epic Crush of Genie Lo" by F.C. Yee and "Meet the Sky" by McCall Hayle. These are available to anyone 13+ including teachers.   

    <a href="https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.audiobooksync.com%2Fcontent%2Fuploaded%2Fimages%2Ftoolkit2019%2FPoster-Sync-2-8.5-11.jpg&data=02%7C01%7CMichele.Mulder%40ops.org%7Cfa8160ac790444cf058f08d6d8127244%7C58e66db6211b4a37b7e80ef6967420c1%7C1%7C0%7C636933972130632153&sdata=7nsIc524%2FBSrRYlLQfkI5wC4eoHyHxw0B55F0zYlvKU%3D&reserved=0" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="Verified" id="LPlnk550827" title="Original URL: https://www.audiobooksync.com/content/uploaded/images/toolkit2019/Poster-Sync-2-8.5-11.jpg Click or tap if you trust this link.">https://www.audiobooksync.com/content/uploaded/images/toolkit2019/Poster-Sync-2-8.5-11.jpg

  • All library books are due back at the library today!  Remember, books not returned will result in a fine that must be paid before you receive your diploma.  Look for your books!
  • We have received all Honor's Night cover art design entries.  We will be selecting 4 designs to be used for our Honors Night Booklet.  Final selections will be made by our Honor's Night Committee.  We have some great artists here at Monroe!  You have made our jobs hard.  Best wishes to all those who entered into the contest.  We will let you know in the near future who's artwork was selected.  Way to go Mustangs!
  • Counting today we only have 7 Days remaining before summer break (3 A Days and 4 B Days!  Work hard and finish out this year strong!
  • The last day for regular MAC and the late bus will be on Monday, May 20th.  There will be NO LATE BUS on 5/21 or 5/22.  
  • 8th Graders - 
    • High School Placements/Transition Timeline
      • We hope that you are all satisfied with your placements.  With that said, if you are not, you are now able to get a Student Transfer Request in the Counseling Center or at the main office.
      8th Graders with a 2.5 or Higher GPA...
      • Apply for the Upward Bound Program - This program assists high school students in achieving the academic skills and personal growth necessary for successful completion of high school and admission to a four-year college/university.  Get applications in to be considered for the for the fall program as soon as possible.  
  • Omaha North High Magnet School has hands-on summer enrichment opportunities in the STEM fields for students from across the area.  Join them for their Summer STEM Camps:
    • Week 1- June 3-7 (Robotics Camp for students entering grades 6-8)
    • Week 2-June 10-14 (Robotics Camp for students entering grades 4-6)
    • Week 3-June 17-21 (STEM Camp for students entering grades 7-8)

      Check out the link below to learn more about each camp and sign up. If you have any questions, please feel free to email/call me for details.
      <a href="https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fnorth.ops.org%2FAbout%2FSummerPrograms%2Ftabid%2F198%2FDefault.aspx%23313295-summer-technology&data=02%7C01%7CMichele.Mulder%40ops.org%7Cfa8160ac790444cf058f08d6d8127244%7C58e66db6211b4a37b7e80ef6967420c1%7C1%7C0%7C636933972130642149&sdata=eqS2cd49gvIP4rK%2BLhFGFVS8huS34kgu6Esf%2B5wzv04%3D&reserved=0" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="Verified" id="LPlnk893973" title="Original URL: https://north.ops.org/About/SummerPrograms/tabid/198/Default.aspx#313295-summer-technology Click or tap if you trust this link.">https://north.ops.org/About/SummerPrograms/tabid/198/Default.aspx#313295-summer-technology

Monroe Club Central:
  • Wednesdays:
    • Sewing Club with Ms. Harris is from 3:15-4:15/4:30. 
    • Technology Mash-Up meets in Room 219B from 3:30-4:30 with Mrs. O.T. and Mr. Ruskamp.  
  • Thursdays:
    • Manga Club meets in the Library at 7:45 am with Mrs. Mulder.  You must have a pass to attend.  If you do not have a pass, see Mrs. Mulder to fill out the application. 
    • Chess Club meets in Room 209 from 3:15-4:15 with Mr. Ruskamp. 
    • Science Club meets in Room 104 from 3:15-4:30 with Mr. Shrum and Mrs. Strain.  

Next Year in Sports:
  • Spring Sports Results:
    • City Soccer
      • Girls Soccer:  11th place
      • Boys Soccer:  5th place 
    • City Track
      • 7th Gr. Girls Track:  2nd place
      • 7th Gr. Boys Track:  8th place
      • 8th Gr. Girls Track: 5th place
      • 8th Gr. Boy Track:  11th place
  • Please make sure to get your sports physicals over the summer if you are thinking about participating in any of the following sports next school year:
    • Cross Country, Football & Volleyball (in the fall)
    • Basketball, Swimming & Wrestling (in the winter)
    • Soccer & Track (in the spring)

A Little Randomness:
  • Today is Chicken Dance Day.  We’ve all seen it, it’s utterly ridiculous and usually performed in a bout of intoxicant driven lunacy. You tuck your hands into your arm-pits to make ‘wings’, and then you flap like an idiot in time with some particularly unfortunate music. All that aside, you’re having complete giggle fits with a bunch of your friends while you behave in a fashion that has the local sanitarium eyeballing you for membership. What are we talking about? The Chicken Dance of course! Chicken Dance Day commemorates this dance and its origins, and even gives you a chance to learn WHY anyone would do this terrible, terrible thing.

Today's Bit of Inspiration:
  • One of the happiest moments in life is when you find the courage to let go of what you cannot change."  


5_13_2019
Happy Monday!  Today is May 13th and it is an A Day here at Monroe!

Today's Lunch Options:
  • Hamburger on a Bun
  • BBQ Pulled Pork Nachos
  • Chicken Quesadilla
  • Cheeseburger on a Bun
  • Smoked Turkey and Mozzarella Cheese Sandwich
  • Diced Egg and Cheddar Cheese Chef Salad
 
Announcements:
  • The last day for transportation to Girl's Inc will be Wednesday, May 15th - please plan accordingly.  
  • Any 8th grader or staff who would like a Prom key chain, please e-mail Ms. Sitzman.  We have a few extras, but when they are gone, they are gone!  Delivery will be during Advisory time.  DO NOT STOP BY HER ROOM!
  • The S.T.E.A.M. summer program is for 7th-11th  grade girls who are interested in the fields of science, technology,  engineering, agriculture and math. Students will see presentations from and job shadow professionals, engage in hands-on  projects and tour companies/facilities in the fields of their interest.  The program will be held at UNO from June 3rd – July 10th. Please see attached brochures for the flier and registration forms.  
  • This is the 20th year of Creating Fine Lines writing summer camps for students of all ages.  Join writers who add clarity and passion to their lives with the written word at Beveridge Middle School on June 24th-28th from 8:30am - 12:00 pm.  At this camp there will be fun with sentences, learning to play while developing poems, stories, essays and discovering creative corners of our minds that you might not know existed.   The cost of the camp is $150.00 per camper and the information and registration is attached above.
  • Download free books through the end of July!  This week you can get "The Epic Crush of Genie Lo" by F.C. Yee and "Meet the Sky" by McCall Hayle. These are available to anyone 13+ including teachers.   

    <a href="https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.audiobooksync.com%2Fcontent%2Fuploaded%2Fimages%2Ftoolkit2019%2FPoster-Sync-2-8.5-11.jpg&data=02%7C01%7CMichele.Mulder%40ops.org%7Cd836c110cc3c4506897308d6d7a507fb%7C58e66db6211b4a37b7e80ef6967420c1%7C1%7C0%7C636933502381814346&sdata=SCKeOrtw2QePL66eO2%2FmficIukowzUD96DB3t9CScZ4%3D&reserved=0" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="Verified" id="LPlnk550827" title="Original URL: https://www.audiobooksync.com/content/uploaded/images/toolkit2019/Poster-Sync-2-8.5-11.jpg Click or tap if you trust this link.">https://www.audiobooksync.com/content/uploaded/images/toolkit2019/Poster-Sync-2-8.5-11.jpg

  • All library books are due back at the library on Tuesday, May 14.  The last day to check out books will be on May 13.  Remember, books not returned will result in a fine that must be paid before you receive your diploma.  Look for your books!
  • We have received all Honor's Night cover art design entries.  We will be selecting 4 designs to be used for our Honors Night Booklet.  Final selections will be made by our Honor's Night Committee.  We have some great artists here at Monroe!  You have made our jobs hard.  Best wishes to all those who entered into the contest.  We will let you know in the near future who's artwork was selected.  Way to go Mustangs!
  • Counting today we only have 8 Days remaining before summer break (4 A Days and 4 B Days!  Work hard and finish out this year strong!
  • The last day for regular MAC and the late bus will be on Monday, May 20th.  There will be NO LATE BUS on 5/21 or 5/22.  
  • 8th Graders - 
    • High School Placements/Transition Timeline
      • We hope that you are all satisfied with your placements.  With that said, if you are not, you are now able to get a Student Transfer Request in the Counseling Center or at the main office.
      8th Graders with a 2.5 or Higher GPA...
      • Apply for the Upward Bound Program - This program assists high school students in achieving the academic skills and personal growth necessary for successful completion of high school and admission to a four-year college/university.  Get applications in to be considered for the for the fall program as soon as possible.  
  • Omaha North High Magnet School has hands-on summer enrichment opportunities in the STEM fields for students from across the area.  Join them for their Summer STEM Camps:
    • Week 1- June 3-7 (Robotics Camp for students entering grades 6-8)
    • Week 2-June 10-14 (Robotics Camp for students entering grades 4-6)
    • Week 3-June 17-21 (STEM Camp for students entering grades 7-8)

      Check out the link below to learn more about each camp and sign up. If you have any questions, please feel free to email/call me for details.
      <a href="https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fnorth.ops.org%2FAbout%2FSummerPrograms%2Ftabid%2F198%2FDefault.aspx%23313295-summer-technology&data=02%7C01%7CMichele.Mulder%40ops.org%7Cd836c110cc3c4506897308d6d7a507fb%7C58e66db6211b4a37b7e80ef6967420c1%7C1%7C0%7C636933502381824359&sdata=PAGR5POtEv5TW6rxsLEYzLjoMjSsenx2nN9K5Il8Utw%3D&reserved=0" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="Verified" id="LPlnk893973" title="Original URL: https://north.ops.org/About/SummerPrograms/tabid/198/Default.aspx#313295-summer-technology Click or tap if you trust this link.">https://north.ops.org/About/SummerPrograms/tabid/198/Default.aspx#313295-summer-technology

Monroe Club Central:
  • Wednesdays:
    • Sewing Club with Ms. Harris is from 3:15-4:15/4:30. 
    • Technology Mash-Up meets in Room 219B from 3:30-4:30 with Mrs. O.T. and Mr. Ruskamp.  
  • Thursdays:
    • Manga Club meets in the Library at 7:45 am with Mrs. Mulder.  You must have a pass to attend.  If you do not have a pass, see Mrs. Mulder to fill out the application. 
    • Chess Club meets in Room 209 from 3:15-4:15 with Mr. Ruskamp. 
    • Science Club meets in Room 104 from 3:15-4:30 with Mr. Shrum and Mrs. Strain.  

Next Year in Sports:
  • Please make sure to get your sports physicals over the summer if you are thinking about participating in any of the following sports next school year:
    • Cross Country, Football & Volleyball (in the fall)
    • Basketball, Swimming & Wrestling (in the winter)
    • Soccer & Track (in the spring)

A Little Randomness:
  • Today is Leprechaun Day!  The origins of Leprechaun Day are just as mysterious as the hiding places of the pots of gold belonging to the little folk. But Leprechauns themselves have been part of Irish folklore for thousands of years, and even though these tiny fairies have reputations for playing tricks and being mischievous, they are well-loved and deserving of a day to call their own.  It is said that if you catch a leprechaun, he will have to give you his pot of gold, but leprechauns are resourceful when it comes to defending their gold, and they are not easily caught. If you are unable to catch one of the wee folk on Leprechaun Day, you can still honor the day by nourishing your own pot of gold. Adding to a savings account is a guaranteed method of increasing your wealth, and perhaps your pot of gold will lure a sly leprechaun.

Today's Bit of Inspiration:
  • Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."  - Nelson Mandela

Have a marvelous Monday!

5_10_2019

Good Morning Mustangs -


Happy Friday!  Today is May 10th and it is an B Day here at Monroe!

Today's Lunch Options:
  • Country Beef Cutlet with a Tea Roll
  • Homestyle Meatloaf with a Tea Roll
  • Hot N Spicy Chicken Tenders with a Tea Roll
  • Classic Sandwich
  • Beef Taco Salad
 
Announcements:
  • Over this past school year, Advisories have been competing to see who could collect the most pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald's House.  The Ronald McDonald's House recycles these pop tabs (the most valuable part of the can) and uses the money earned to continue help support the families of children in hospitals. Monroe's Pop Tab Results are in...
    • 1st Place -8A with 11.2 lbs
    • 2nd Place - 7A with 8.4 lbs
    • 3rd Place - 7B with 6.5 lbs.
  • Any 8th grader or staff who would like a Prom key chain, please e-mail Ms. Sitzman.  We have a few extras, but when they are gone, they are gone!  Delivery will be during Advisory time.  DO NOT STOP BY HER ROOM!
  • The S.T.E.A.M. summer program is for 7th-11th  grade girls who are interested in the fields of science, technology,  engineering, agriculture and math. Students will see presentations from and job shadow professionals, engage in hands-on  projects and tour companies/facilities in the fields of their interest.  The program will be held at UNO from June 3rd – July 10th. Please see attached brochures for the flier and registration forms.  
  • This is the 20th year of Creating Fine Lines writing summer camps for students of all ages.  Join writers who add clarity and passion to their lives with the written word at Beveridge Middle School on June 24th-28th from 8:30am - 12:00 pm.  At this camp there will be fun with sentences, learning to play while developing poems, stories, essays and discovering creative corners of our minds that you might not know existed.   The cost of the camp is $150.00 per camper and the information and registration is attached above.
  • Download free books through the end of July!  This week you can get "The Epic Crush of Genie Lo" by F.C. Yee and "Meet the Sky" by McCall Hayle. These are available to anyone 13+ including teachers.   

    <a href="https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.audiobooksync.com%2Fcontent%2Fuploaded%2Fimages%2Ftoolkit2019%2FPoster-Sync-2-8.5-11.jpg&data=02%7C01%7CMichele.Mulder%40ops.org%7Cf559d6dc172f43c613aa08d6d4f3cf76%7C58e66db6211b4a37b7e80ef6967420c1%7C1%7C0%7C636930542184879252&sdata=FolRZMSZAEwW0vwaZnhY6OkR3jNlz0Eez06EPt5px18%3D&reserved=0" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="Verified" id="LPlnk550827" title="Original URL: https://www.audiobooksync.com/content/uploaded/images/toolkit2019/Poster-Sync-2-8.5-11.jpg Click or tap if you trust this link.">https://www.audiobooksync.com/content/uploaded/images/toolkit2019/Poster-Sync-2-8.5-11.jpg

  • All library books are due back at the library on Tuesday, May 14.  The last day to check out books will be on May 13.  Remember, books not returned will result in a fine that must be paid before you receive your diploma.  Look for your books!
  • We have received all Honor's Night cover art design entries.  We will be selecting 4 designs to be used for our Honors Night Booklet.  Final selections will be made by our Honor's Night Committee.  We have some great artists here at Monroe!  You have made our jobs hard.  Best wishes to all those who entered into the contest.  We will let you know in the near future who's artwork was selected.  Way to go Mustangs!
  • Counting today we only have 9 Days remaining before summer break (4 A Days and 5 B Days!  Work hard and finish out this year strong!
  • The last day for regular MAC and the late bus will be on Monday, May 20th.  There will be NO LATE BUS on 5/21 or 5/22.  
  • 8th Graders - 
    • High School Placements/Transition Timeline
      • We hope that you are all satisfied with your placements.  With that said, if you are not, you are now able to get a Student Transfer Request in the Counseling Center or at the main office.
      8th Graders with a 2.5 or Higher GPA...
      • Apply for the Upward Bound Program - This program assists high school students in achieving the academic skills and personal growth necessary for successful completion of high school and admission to a four-year college/university.  Get applications in to be considered for the for the fall program as soon as possible.  
  • Omaha North High Magnet School has hands-on summer enrichment opportunities in the STEM fields for students from across the area.  Join them for their Summer STEM Camps:
    • Week 1- June 3-7 (Robotics Camp for students entering grades 6-8)
    • Week 2-June 10-14 (Robotics Camp for students entering grades 4-6)
    • Week 3-June 17-21 (STEM Camp for students entering grades 7-8)

      Check out the link below to learn more about each camp and sign up. If you have any questions, please feel free to email/call me for details.
      <a href="https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fnorth.ops.org%2FAbout%2FSummerPrograms%2Ftabid%2F198%2FDefault.aspx%23313295-summer-technology&data=02%7C01%7CMichele.Mulder%40ops.org%7Cf559d6dc172f43c613aa08d6d4f3cf76%7C58e66db6211b4a37b7e80ef6967420c1%7C1%7C0%7C636930542184889262&sdata=PKl84%2B%2FDUvgqE8iJCUNNbYDuqLVrXn41u7VCiJeowtk%3D&reserved=0" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="Verified" id="LPlnk893973" title="Original URL: https://north.ops.org/About/SummerPrograms/tabid/198/Default.aspx#313295-summer-technology Click or tap if you trust this link.">https://north.ops.org/About/SummerPrograms/tabid/198/Default.aspx#313295-summer-technology

Monroe Club Central:
  • Wednesdays:
    • Sewing Club with Ms. Harris is from 3:15-4:15/4:30. 
    • Technology Mash-Up meets in Room 219B from 3:30-4:30 with Mrs. O.T. and Mr. Ruskamp.  
  • Thursdays:
    • Manga Club meets in the Library at 7:45 am with Mrs. Mulder.  You must have a pass to attend.  If you do not have a pass, see Mrs. Mulder to fill out the application. 
    • Chess Club meets in Room 209 from 3:15-4:15 with Mr. Ruskamp. 
    • Science Club meets in Room 104 from 3:15-4:30 with Mr. Shrum and Mrs. Strain.  

This Week in Sports:
  • Today (5/10) - City for Track...good luck to all our athletes!  Go mustangs!!!

A Little Randomness:
  • Today is Stay Up All Night Night!  

    Everyone has pulled an all-nighter at least once in their lives—some for fun, like singing songs around a campfire, others for something not so fun, like finishing homework due the next day or working a late shift. For one day of the year, you can stay up in unison as hundreds of people across the world celebrate Stay Up All Night Night!  This is a chance to let loose and make some exciting plans with your friends, or just see where the night takes you. Whatever happens, the rule is simple: no sleep till morning! So why not challenge yourself and see how long you can stay awake before nodding off, or why not have your friends stay over and place a bet on who will fall asleep first? As long as you don’t have anything important to do the next day, go for it!


Today's Bit of Inspiration:
  • Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success." - Henry Ford

Have a fantastic Friday!

5_9_2019
Good Morning Mustangs -

Happy Thursday!  Today is May 9th and it is an A Day here at Monroe!

Today's Lunch Options:
  • Breaded Spicy Chicken Patty on a Bun
  • Smothered Burrito
  • Cheese Breadsticks with Pasta Sauce
  • Crispy Chicken Sandwich
  • Country Boy Sandwich
  • Turkey Deli and Cheddar Cheese Chef Salad
 
Announcements:
  • Today - May 9th is the last day for Pop Tab Collection!  Please make sure to bring in all that you can in an effort to help your team go for the Big Win!
  • Any 8th grader or staff who would like a Prom key chain, please e-mail Ms. Sitzman.  We have a few extras, but when they are gone, they are gone!  Delivery will be during Advisory time.  DO NOT STOP BY HER ROOM!
  • The S.T.E.A.M. summer program is for 7th-11th  grade girls who are interested in the fields of science, technology,  engineering, agriculture and math. Students will see presentations from and job shadow professionals, engage in hands-on  projects and tour companies/facilities in the fields of their interest.  The program will be held at UNO from June 3rd – July 10th. Please see attached brochures for the flier and registration forms.  
  • This is the 20th year of Creating Fine Lines writing summer camps for students of all ages.  Join writers who add clarity and passion to their lives with the written word at Beveridge Middle School on June 24th-28th from 8:30am - 12:00 pm.  At this camp there will be fun with sentences, learning to play while developing poems, stories, essays and discovering creative corners of our minds that you might not know existed.   The cost of the camp is $150.00 per camper and the information and registration is attached above.
  • Download free books through the end of July!  This week you can get "The Epic Crush of Genie Lo" by F.C. Yee and "Meet the Sky" by McCall Hayle. These are available to anyone 13+ including teachers.   

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  • All library books are due back at the library on Tuesday, May 14.  The last day to check out books will be on May 13.  Remember, books not returned will result in a fine that must be paid before you receive your diploma.  Look for your books!
  • We have received all Honor's Night cover art design entries.  We will be selecting 4 designs to be used for our Honors Night Booklet.  Final selections will be made by our Honor's Night Committee.  We have some great artists here at Monroe!  You have made our jobs hard.  Best wishes to all those who entered into the contest.  We will let you know in the near future who's artwork was selected.  Way to go Mustangs!
  • Counting today we only have 11 Days remaining before summer break (5 A Days and 5 B Days!  Work hard and finish out this year strong!
  • The last day for regular MAC and the late bus will be on Monday, May 20th.  There will be NO LATE BUS on 5/21 or 5/22.  
  • 8th Graders - 
    • High School Placements/Transition Timeline
      • We hope that you are all satisfied with your placements.  With that said, if you are not, you are now able to get a Student Transfer Request in the Counseling Center or at the main office.
      8th Graders with a 2.5 or Higher GPA...
      • Apply for the Upward Bound Program - This program assists high school students in achieving the academic skills and personal growth necessary for successful completion of high school and admission to a four-year college/university.  Get applications in to be considered for the for the fall program as soon as possible.  
  • Omaha North High Magnet School has hands-on summer enrichment opportunities in the STEM fields for students from across the area.  Join them for their Summer STEM Camps:
    • Week 1- June 3-7 (Robotics Camp for students entering grades 6-8)
    • Week 2-June 10-14 (Robotics Camp for students entering grades 4-6)
    • Week 3-June 17-21 (STEM Camp for students entering grades 7-8)

      Check out the link below to learn more about each camp and sign up. If you have any questions, please feel free to email/call me for details.
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Monroe Club Central:
  • Wednesdays:
    • Sewing Club with Ms. Harris is from 3:15-4:15/4:30. 
    • Technology Mash-Up meets in Room 219B from 3:30-4:30 with Mrs. O.T. and Mr. Ruskamp.  
  • Thursdays:
    • Manga Club meets in the Library at 7:45 am with Mrs. Mulder.  You must have a pass to attend.  If you do not have a pass, see Mrs. Mulder to fill out the application. 
    • Chess Club meets in Room 209 from 3:15-4:15 with Mr. Ruskamp. 
    • Science Club meets in Room 104 from 3:15-4:30 with Mr. Shrum and Mrs. Strain.  

This Week in Sports:
  • Friday (5/10) - City for Track

A Little Randomness:
  • Today is Teacher Appreciation Day!  Teachers play a critical role in educating and shaping children’s lives: the future leaders of countries all over the world.  Good teachers are generally kind, patient, hard-working, dedicated and understanding professionals that mold children’s lives in a positive direction. Many people entrust their children to the teachers, and they affect their lives on a daily basis. That’s why there’s such a day called Teacher Appreciation Day. Read more to learn about how Teacher Appreciation Day came to be and how you can celebrate it.

Today's Bit of Inspiration:
  • A well-educated mind will always have more questions than answers."

Have a terrific Thursday!

5_8_2019
Good Morning Mustangs -

Happy Wednesday!  Today is May 8th and it is a B Day here at Monroe!

Today's Lunch Options:
  • Pork Tenderloin on a Bun
  • Hearty Chili with a Toasted Cheese Sandwich
  • Mini Corn Dogs
  • Turkey Deli Sandwich
  • Smoked Turkey and Mozzarella Cheese Chef Salad
 
Announcements:
  • Thursday, May 9th is the last day for Pop Tab Collection!  Please make sure to bring in all that you can in an effort to help your team go for the Big Win!
  • The S.T.E.A.M. summer program is for 7th-11th  grade girls who are interested in the fields of science, technology,  engineering, agriculture and math. Students will see presentations from and job shadow professionals, engage in hands-on  projects and tour companies/facilities in the fields of their interest.  The program will be held at UNO from June 3rd – July 10th. Please see attached brochures for the flier and registration forms.  
  • This is the 20th year of Creating Fine Lines writing summer camps for students of all ages.  Join writers who add clarity and passion to their lives with the written word at Beveridge Middle School on June 24th-28th from 8:30am - 12:00 pm.  At this camp there will be fun with sentences, learning to play while developing poems, stories, essays and discovering creative corners of our minds that you might not know existed.   The cost of the camp is $150.00 per camper and the information and registration is attached above.
  • Download free books through the end of July!  This week you can get "Othello" by William Shakespeare and "You" by Charles Benoit. These are available to anyone 13+ including teachers.   

    <a href="https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.audiobooksync.com%2Fcontent%2Fuploaded%2Fimages%2Ftoolkit2019%2FPoster-Sync-2-8.5-11.jpg&data=02%7C01%7CMichele.Mulder%40ops.org%7C61684bea37b14a88c4da08d6d3605ced%7C58e66db6211b4a37b7e80ef6967420c1%7C1%7C0%7C636928809419313869&sdata=64MFV0m6NO%2FAlNOLaWL5d%2FQpyrxgYo6mwgYG1soMc44%3D&reserved=0" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="Verified" id="LPlnk550827" title="Original URL: https://www.audiobooksync.com/content/uploaded/images/toolkit2019/Poster-Sync-2-8.5-11.jpg Click or tap if you trust this link.">https://www.audiobooksync.com/content/uploaded/images/toolkit2019/Poster-Sync-2-8.5-11.jpg

  • All library books are due back at the library on Tuesday, May 14.  The last day to check out books will be on May 13.  Remember, books not returned will result in a fine that must be paid before you receive your diploma.  Look for your books!
  • We have received all Honor's Night cover art design entries.  We will be selecting 4 designs to be used for our Honors Night Booklet.  Final selections will be made by our Honor's Night Committee.  We have some great artists here at Monroe!  You have made our jobs hard.  Best wishes to all those who entered into the contest.  We will let you know in the near future who's artwork was selected.  Way to go Mustangs!
  • Counting today we only have 11 Days remaining before summer break (5 A Days and 6 B Days!  Work hard and finish out this year strong!
  • The last day for regular MAC and the late bus will be on Monday, May 20th.  There will be NO LATE BUS on 5/21 or 5/22.  
  • 8th Graders - 
    • High School Placements/Transition Timeline
        • We hope that you are all satisfied with your placements.  With that said, if you are not, you are now able to get a Student Transfer Request in the Counseling Center or at the main office.
      • 8th Graders with a 2.5 or Higher GPA...
        • Apply for the Upward Bound Program - This program assists high school students in achieving the academic skills and personal growth necessary for successful completion of high school and admission to a four-year college/university.  Get applications in to be considered for the for the fall program as soon as possible.  
  • Omaha North High Magnet School has hands-on summer enrichment opportunities in the STEM fields for students from across the area.  Join them for their Summer STEM Camps:
    • Week 1- June 3-7 (Robotics Camp for students entering grades 6-8)
    • Week 2-June 10-14 (Robotics Camp for students entering grades 4-6)
    • Week 3-June 17-21 (STEM Camp for students entering grades 7-8)

      Check out the link below to learn more about each camp and sign up. If you have any questions, please feel free to email/call me for details.
      <a href="https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fnorth.ops.org%2FAbout%2FSummerPrograms%2Ftabid%2F198%2FDefault.aspx%23313295-summer-technology&data=02%7C01%7CMichele.Mulder%40ops.org%7C61684bea37b14a88c4da08d6d3605ced%7C58e66db6211b4a37b7e80ef6967420c1%7C1%7C0%7C636928809419323874&sdata=g419f4HaxtaiVfiwRRKzJ6dP2xwgWtTWIqAQItausfo%3D&reserved=0" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="Verified" id="LPlnk893973" title="Original URL: https://north.ops.org/About/SummerPrograms/tabid/198/Default.aspx#313295-summer-technology Click or tap if you trust this link.">https://north.ops.org/About/SummerPrograms/tabid/198/Default.aspx#313295-summer-technology

Monroe Club Central:
  • Wednesdays:
    • Sewing Club with Ms. Harris is from 3:15-4:15/4:30. 
    • Technology Mash-Up meets in Room 219B from 3:30-4:30 with Mrs. O.T. and Mr. Ruskamp.  
  • Thursdays:
    • Manga Club meets in the Library at 7:45 am with Mrs. Mulder.  You must have a pass to attend.  If you do not have a pass, see Mrs. Mulder to fill out the application. 
    • Chess Club meets in Room 209 from 3:15-4:15 with Mr. Ruskamp. 
    • Science Club meets in Room 104 from 3:15-4:30 with Mr. Shrum and Mrs. Strain.  

This Week in Sports:
  • Friday - City for Track

A Little Randomness:
  • Today is Lost Sock Memorial Day!  We don’t know where they go, but we know they’re always disappearing there. Is there some kind of vortex created within the whirl of hot air and tumbling wet clothes that exists within the drier? Or perhaps within the washer there is some form of strange kraken like creature that exists that eats them, and only the left one. Whatever the case, it is an inevitable fact of life that somewhere out there exists an ever growing pile of missing left socks, and Lost Sock Memorial Day is your opportunity to mourn your dearly departed foot warmers, wherever they may be.

Today's Bit of Inspiration:
  • Baby steps count, as long as you are going  forward. You add them all up, and one day you look back and you’ll be  surprised at where you might get to.” - Chris Gardner 

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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