If you completed the Chatham County device survey between noon on Wednesday and 5PM on Friday, your may pick up your child's Chromebook on Tuesday between 9AM and 2PM. If you are unable to come during these hours, please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will arrange a time that meets your schedule.
WI-FI Hot Spot
Moncure School currently has a wi-fi hot spot located outside of the school in the bus parking lot. There are signs posted. Please park in the parking spots closest to the building when accessing the wi-fi. Please feel free to access this at anytime to assist in At-Home Learning.
Thanks to all of you that came out to pick up your child's work on Friday. Over 230 packets were picked up, that's about 85% of our student population. Your willingness to work with your children on academic activities at this time is so very important. We will all be learning together on how to make At-Home Learning as beneficial to Moncure students as possible. On Friday, you received a packet of work designed by Chatham County Schools and a packet of work designed by your child's teacher. Together, this work is designed to last approximately 4 weeks. Teachers will be providing guidance on completion of these materials. You all received information on how your child's teachers plan to communicate. Some teachers are using applications such as Remind, Google Classroom, Class Dojo or Seesaw, others are utilizing email or phone. All teachers have also provided "office hours." This will be a time during the teacher's day that their sole attention will be monitoring questions and concerns from students and parents. Information regarding the packet of work that Chatham County Schools has provided and other resources can be found here: https://sites.google.com/chatham.k12.nc.us/ccs-ahl/. Due to a multitude of variables, Moncure School will not be grading At-Home work for report card purposes. However, teachers will be working with you all to provided input on student progress. Teachers will be providing information on how this will be communicated; the method will be determined by each teacher. Please don't hesitate to contact your child's teacher regarding student progress. As we continue to receive more information regarding the coronavirus, please know plans and procedures may change. Moncure School will continue to do all we can to stay in communication and provide guidance regarding At-Home work. Again, I thank you all for helping keep our students engaged in academics during this time.
MONCURE PANTHER PROWL 5K CANCELLED
Due to ongoing health concerns, this year's Moncure PTA 5K Panther Prowl has been postponed. Any further details regarding the 5K will be shared on future updates.
GRADE 7 FIELD TRIP REFUNDS
As soon as possible, seventh graders will receive refunds for Thursday's cancelled field trip. I will send a message to the parents of seventh graders on the day refunds are distributed.
Moncure is accepting applications for pre-kindergarten for next school year. Any child that is 4 years-old by August 31, 2020 is eligible for pre-k. The sooner you apply the better...the number of slots open for next school year is limited. Please call the school at 919-542-3725 to apply.
FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH FORMS
If you are in need of a free or reduced lunch form for your children, copies are available at the front office. Your child's homeroom teacher can also send these forms home with your child. Please send a note or email your child's teacher if you would like a form sent home. Also, you can apply online for free and reduced lunch forms here.
STUDENT LUNCH ACCOUNTS
You are now able to track your students lunch money account and make payments online. If you are interested please visit this site and enroll!
There will be a community meeting for a proposed housing subdivision on March 9 at 6PM here at Moncure School. The development being proposed would be located off of Moncure School Road.
Want to know more about upcoming events at Moncure? The PTA is now using Remind to help keep you informed. Remind is a free service that allows you to get messages directly on your phone. Joining is Easy! Click this link: https://www.remind.com/join/moncurept or Text the code @moncurept to the phone number 81010 or (941)900-3396.
Be sure to sign up for the PTA! All members will be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card! The enrollment form is attached below. Additional information and enrollment forms will also be sent home next week with students.
DROP OFF/PICK UP PROCEDURES
-During both arrival (7:30AM) and dismissal (2:55PM) times school staff are stationed at the carpool lane to monitor students and provide additional safety.
-Please use extreme caution in the traffic circle and in all parking lots.
-PLEASE ENTER MONCURE SCHOOL ROAD/TRAFFIC CIRCLE VIA OLD US 1.
-All parents need to drive and park in a single car line. Staff will escort children to/from the appropriate vehicles.
-If you need to park in the morning or the afternoon, please park in the side lot near the playground.
-Carpool students will wait for their rides under the front shelter area unless escorted by a staff member. Students will sit on the front benches and wait quietly for their rides. Carpool students may exit the building from the front doors only. Students are not allowed to walk to the street or the staff parking lot to meet parents.
-School personnel will unload and load from the right side only. This places your child close to the walkway into the school and an accident is less likely to occur.
-The carpool lane is considered a single lane road and passing is not allowed.
-Parking on the left side of the front loop is NOT permitted between the hours of 7:30-8:00 a.m. and 2:30-3:00 p.m.
-PLEASE NOTE: Parents are discouraged from parking in the lot in the afternoons and walking to the front of the school for their children. Without a barrier between the sidewalk and street, using the sidewalk is a safety issue when traffic is moving through the front loop. Traffic in the parking lot is also a concern. You are asked to drive through the car rider line to pick up your children. NO parents may park in the bus lot to pick up students.
Renaissance Home Connect for Parents
If you would like to see your child's progress on Accelerated Reader, please visit the following website, Renaissance Home Connect. You will need to enter your child's user name and password.