"Education is the Future"
8535 Garfield ave.
Riverside, CA 92504
Phone (951) 352-8241
Fax (951) 328-2505
Hearts After Hours #
Student of The Month
Award Schedule & Categories
"Creating, Imaging, Innovating"
"Gathering data through all senses"
"Taking Responsible Risk"
"Questioning & Posing Problems"
"Remaining Open to Continuous Learning"
"Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations"
During the month of April, we will be working on projects to beautify our school campus. Please join us on Friday, April 21, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. to work in our gardens, enjoy a picnic lunch with your child, and take a look at our recycled art projects that our students and teachers have created. We invite you to bring gardening tools, if you have them, and don't forget a picnic lunch to share with you child.
Activities for the day include: gardening, P.E. games, picnic lunch, student-led tours of the school, clean campus opportunities and more! We hope you can join us for this fun day of working together on our school campus.
Teacher Spotlight (Ms. Eaton)
For Spanish click on "Select Language"
Family Event @ The Scholastic Book Fair
April 13th from 5:00pm-7:00pm
Room 31 (in kindergarten area)
*Join us & the Easter Bunny for our Spring Book Fair
*Raffle *Pizza + soda *Easter Bunny Pictures ($$$TBA)
Cash & check ONLY on non book fair sales
(Checks payable to Monroe PTA)
April 10th 2017
Kindergarten Registration starts March 20th.
Please come in between the hours of 8am-11am or 1pm-3pm.
Thank you & happy registration!
Read Across America @ Monroe Elementary
No School for Students this Thrus. & Fri. (December 1st & 2nd)
No school from November 18th-November 27th
Be back on November 28th
Happy Thanksgiving & enjoy :)
Make-up Pictyre day 11.8.2016
Halloween at Monroe Elementary
Free Kid's Meal at Famous Daves!
Any scholar who recieves a Student of The Month
award during January will be presented with this coupon.
Famous Daves is located in the parking lot of the Galleria at Tyler!
Hello Monroe Families!
Starting on Monday, January 23, we will partner with Make A Wish Foundation to raise some much needed funds for very sick kids. For two weeks, we will have a PENNY WAR! Bring in as many pennies as you can and the scholars can drop it off in the bucket in the cafeteria during lunch.
Here are the simple rules:
1. Bring as many pennies as you can and drop them off in the cafeteria during lunch in the right bucket. It is competition between Primary and Upper Grades.
2. The team with the most pennies wins!
3. Drop other coins and money in the OTHER team's bucket and then we SUBTRACT that many pennies. For example, if someone drops a dime in the other team's bucket, then that team loses 10 pennies.
4.The winning team will get a longer recess and maybe an extra prize!
5. This fundraiser is only for 2 weeks and ends February
The State of the District Luncheon
with our Student Rep. Eli Green.
RALLY AGAINST DRUGS #ALLRED
Friend's don't let friends do drugs!
Monroe Students are saying
NO TO DRUGS and
YES TO PURSUING DREAMS!
Pajama Day/Red Ribbon Week
When you're CRAZY about being
DRUG FREE and even your HAIR knows it!
A wonderful volunteer day at Monroe. A big thank you to all the family and staff that gave us their time. And thanks to L<3ve Riverside for making it all happen.
Red Ribbon week will be October 24th-28th.
Monday - Crazy Hair Day
Tuesday- Pajama Day
Wednesday- Twin Day
Thursday- Sports Day
Friday- Wear All Red
Event is on Saturday, October 22nd !
All RUSD schools have an assigned Student Assistance Program (SAP) Counselor. The SAP Counselors are licensed clinicians who provide a variety of services in our schools including individual and group counseling, socials skills groups, and classroom presentations. Students are referred to the counselors by staff members, parents, and other concerned people. Students may also refer themselves to the counselors. Upon receipt of the referral, the SAP Counselor will connect the parent/guardian to schedule a Family Interview. In some cases, minors over 12 may consent to working with their school’s SAP Counselor. For questions about SAP Counseling at __Monroe_, please call _Jonathan Peaslee__ at (951) 352-8241 EXT. 44246_ or Katarina Roy Schanz, SAP Coordinator at (951) 352-1200 x83013.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
Save, Support, Survive!
United Way Campaign
"Your support empowers people across the world to succeed in school, get on solid financial ground and live healthier lives."
Donate to a good cause.
In support of United Way, Monroe will be holding a raffle that includes themed gift baskets.
When:October 14th- 23rd.
Where: In Office and In front of school
Who: Monroe Elementary
What: A chance to when a beautiful basket full of goodies
Why: To give all proceeds to United Way to help others
Winners will be announced on October 24th.
$1 for 1
$5 for 6
$10 for 13
Dr. Churchwell loves Monroe Tigers
October 29, 2016
Eyeglass clinic near you!
Jurupa Middle School
8700 Galena Street Riverside, CA 92509
Free Vision Screening & Free Glasses
When Will the California Lion's Club be near by?
February 11, 2017 ~ First Presbyterian Church
1900 North D. Street San Bernardino, CA 92405 @ 8am
February 25, 2017 ~ Sesser Chavez Community Center
2060 University Ave. Riverside, CA 92506 @ 8am
March 11, 2017 ~ Home Garden Academy
13550 Tolton Ave. Corona, CA 92882 @ 8am
May 20, 2017 ~ Monroe Elementary
8535 Garfield Ave. Riverside,CA 92504 @ 8am
Looking for Halloween Costumes?
Check out the wonderful assortment of costumes at
Assistance League of Riverside
Thift Shop ***** Great Prices
3707 Sunnyside Riverside, CA 92506
Across from The Plaza (El Pollo Loco/ Chicos side)
Hours of Operation
Sunday/Monday - Closed
Tuesday - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Wednesday- Friday 10:00am to 2:00pm
Friday Evening - 6:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday - 10:00am-2:00pm
Thursday, September 1, 2016
5:00-6:00 p.m. – Salad Bar Samples in the Cafeteria
NO OTHER FOOD WILL BE SOLD
6:00-7:30 p.m. Classrooms Open
1st Session - 6:00-6:30 p.m.
2nd Session - 6:30-7:00 p.m.
School starts August 29, 2016 @ 8:20am
It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the newly appointed Principal of Monroe Elementary School. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with such a rich tradition that has produced so many outstanding scholars. I look forward to developing positive relationships and working with each and every one of you while continuing to provide a world-class educational experience for all of our scholars.
I have been dedicated to the field of education for more than fifteen years with a specific concentration in literacy development, the teaching of writing and vocabulary development and meeting the needs of all students especially those with disabilities.
Professionally, I started my career teaching in grades 9-12 at Westchester High School in Los Angeles, CA. I then had the opportunity to teach grades K-5 in the Special Day Class setting at Loyola Village Elementary School. In Riverside, I taught grades K-6 as a Resource Specialist and led the Read 180 Program at Castle View Elementary School. Most recently, I served as the Assistant Principal of Emerson Elementary School.
Educationally, I earned my B.A in Psychology and English at UCLA, my Teaching Credential and Masters in Special Education at CSUDH, my Administrative Credential at Brandman University, and my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
Personally, my wonderful husband Jason and I, moved to Riverside in 2010. We have been married for nine years and have an amazing, fun-loving, inquisitive, and energetic four year old daughter named Sarah. She lights up our lives. Just wait until you meet her! I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, going to the movies, singing in my church choir, and learning more about my strengths and the strengths of everyone around me.
My top 5 strengths based on the Strengths-Finders Assessment are: Positivity, Achiever, Learner, Communication, and Individualization. I enjoy finding the positive in every situation, working hard to get things done, learning with my staff, communicating to make sure everyone is heard, and finding the individual strengths in everyone I work with so we can all do what we do best at work.
This year is going to be incredible as we continue to provide academic experiences for our students that are rigorous, relevant, and help us delve deeper into content knowledge. As your principal, it is important to me that everyone who walks through our doors—teachers, staff, students and parents—are excited to be here! This attitude will enable us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun and nurturing environment. My door will always be open and I welcome your input. Please feel free to stop in, call, or email me to discuss any suggestions or ideas to help make this the best year yet!
I feel truly blessed to be the instructional leader of such an awesome school community. I’m looking forward to meeting you and finding out what you value most here at Monroe.
Dr. Tasceaie Churchwell, Principal
"Our formula for success is simple, since 1992 KRCB's beautification projects have provided opportunities for volunteers to receive hands-on stewardship with: litter prevention, graffiti eradication, planting roses along Victoria Ave., tree planting in local parks and community greening projects. Each month the KRCB staff partners with the City of Riverside's Public Works Department and organizes volunteers for multiple beautification projects in one of the seven council wards within the City of Riverside"
Monroe Elementary School's 2k16 Tiger Run!
June 1st, 2016 Wednesday 8:30am ~ 3rd & 4th grade 5k Run. 9:45am~ Preschool & Kindergarten 1k Run.
June 2nd, 2016 Thursday 8:30am ~5th & 6th grade 5k Run 9:45am ~ 1st & 2nd grade 2k Run.
Preschool and Kindergarten will walk/jog/run a 1k.
1st & 2nd grades will walk/jog/run a 2k.
3rd-6th grades will walk/jog/run a 5k.
If you are interested in volunteering to help, fill out the information below and return to your child's teacher by May 27th, Friday. We need 1-3 volunteers per classroom. You will be marking hands for laps completed, passing out the medals at the finish line, monitoring the corners, spraying water on runners, and handing out water bottles. Non-school age children are not allowed to attend. We also need donations of water and spray bottles. Please give donations to your student's teacher. Thank you for your help!
"Cinco de Mayo has come to represent a celebration of the contributions that Mexican Americans and all Hispanics have made to America" - Joe Baca
Monday 5/9 - Bring a flower to your favorite staff member Tuesday 5/10 - Write a note Wednesday 511 - Wear your teacher's favorite color Thursday 5/12 - Bring a staff member their favorite candy Friday 5/13- Bring a school supply
PLTW will partner with an additional 450+ elementary schools for the 2016-17 school year, growing PLTW Launch to more than 1,700 elementary schools across the United States. Since 2014, PLTW Launch has fostered the natural curiosity and imagination of students in grades K-5, while helping them develop a strong foundation and interest in the STEM subjects. Since 2014, PLTW has trained more than 11,250 elementary school teachers to lead engaging, relevant STEM curriculum. 5/2/16