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From the Principal

Hello Monfort Families,

Our Halloween festivities were a huge success and we have officially turned the page from ghosts and ghools to giving thanks for the people that enrich our lives.   I must begin my thanks with all of you, the families of Monfort Elementary School.  I must also give a great big thanks to all of the dedicated staff and volunteers who tirelessly work to make Monfort a great place to learn for our students. 

 Once again, through two Goodness Gorillas sponsored spirit days, we were able to donate $425.00 to Wigs for Kids.  This organization provides hair replacement systems and support services to help the self-esteem of children as they journey through their health challenge, empowering them to look and feel better. 

                Also, through everyone’s generosity, the Goodness Gorillas were able to raise approximately $450.00 to donate to the National Breast Cancer foundation.

                The outpouring of community support and generous donations are amazing and for this I say “Thank You”

                As we continue our journey through the month of November, please remember to mark your calendars for some important dates.  November 5th school will be closed for election day, this will also allow our teachers to participate in professional development as well.  November 13th and 14th, Monfort teachers will be hosting parent/teacher conferences.   Please be sure to schedule a conference with your child’s teacher if you haven’t done so already.   November 14th will also be a 1/2 day of school.   Finally, school will close on November 27th to start the Thanksgiving break.   School will resume on Monday, December 2nd. 

I hope that all the families at Monfort Elementary School have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and again I express my greatest gratitude to the staff and the community for making Monfort- AMAZING!

Mr. LaPorte

Mission: The Isaac Monfort community is dedicated to providing the essential skills necessary to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring children who will become contributing members, and future leaders, of a global society.

Theme: Leaders Light The Way

Monfort students will strive to be:

  • Inquirers: Their natural curiosity has been nurtured. They have acquired the skills necessary to conduct purposeful, constructive research. They actively enjoy learning and their love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.
  • Thinkers: They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to make sound decisions and to solve complex problems.
  • Communicators: They receive and express ideas and information confidently in more than one language, including the language of mathematical symbols.
  • Risk Takers: They approach unfamiliar situations without anxiety and have the confidence and independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are courageous and articulate in defending those things in which they believe.
  • Knowledgeable: They have spent time in school exploring themes which have global relevance and importance. In doing so, they have acquired a critical mass of significant knowledge.
  • Principled: They have a sound grasp of the principles of moral reasoning. They have integrity, honesty and a sense of fairness and justice.
  • Caring: They show sensitivity towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a sense of personal commitment to action and service.
  • Open-minded: They respect the views, values and traditions of other individuals and cultures, and they are accustomed to seeking and considering a range of points of view.
  • Balanced: They understand the importance of physical and mental balance and personal well-being.
  • Reflective: They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and analyze their personal strengths and weaknesses in a constructive manner.

September 6
First Day of School
Half Day for Elementary Students

October 31
Half Day for Elementary STudents

November 7
Professional Development Day
No School 

Utica Community Schools is Michigan's second largest school district.   

Student achievement in the district outpaces all county, state and national averages. The district's graduation rate is 12 points higher than the state average and students and staff are regularly honored for excellence.

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