To Whom It May Concern,
Last week Monroe Elementary was named a “School of Distinction” for Highest Overall Performance by the Connecticut State Department of Education. On behalf of the entire Monroe Elementary Parent Teacher Organization, we would like to congratulate the staff of Monroe Elementary for this well-deserved honor. As parents, we know how lucky we are to send our children each day to a school where they are nurtured and educated by a caring and dedicated staff. Though this honor is based on Monroe Elementary’s exemplary performance on the Connecticut Mastery Test, we know that the beauty of this school goes far beyond the academics. Monroe Elementary’s motto, “A Community That Cares” rings true to all who are familiar with the school’s many service projects, where students become actively involved in helping others. The staff leads the children by example, demonstrating kindness and caring to others throughout the school day. There is a feeling of family in that building, where visitors are always greeted with a smile and every event feels like a family reunion. As more and more weight is placed on the results of standardized tests, Monroe Elementary has not lost sight of the much more important goal of fostering responsible and caring community members. How fortunate and proud are we that our children get to spend each day in such a place. Congratulations on this wonderful honor; we could not appreciate your hard work more!
Lauren Moreno and Lisa Dutkowsky
Monroe Elementary PTO