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Principal Message from Mrs. Hershaw

Monument Elementary School

Mission: We encourage, educate, assist and challenge our students to grow as lifelong learners.

We just finished another fabulous year at Monument Elementary School!  All of our students accomplished so much this year!  Our mission is to provide encouragement and challenging learning opportunities to develop lifelong learners, and we had a lot of great learning happen this year at Monument!  Our students’ favorite thing at Monument is the monthly PBIS experience!  Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports is the system we use to teach students our expectations, and then reward them, sometimes with Monument Money, for doing what’s expected.  Each month students can redeem their Monument money for a fun PE type-activity, craft, or game.    

At Monument we are excited each day to serve every student in their efforts to improve and grow academically and socially.  We believe that each student can succeed with the proper supports available.  We strive to understand each student and their individual learning needs.  The following opportunities allow for targeted support and development, the primary component of our school improvement plan:

  • Interventions for math, reading, and writing, specifically designed for small groups’ specific academic needs
  • Higher-level daily interventions are included in our support plan for qualifying students
  • Academic Competition Groups (Math is Cool, Math Counts)
  • After School Tutoring
  • Band, Choir, and Recorder Club
  • Clubs (Drama, Math)
  • FAB 5 – After school program (Quincy Recreation Department)

In our quest to increase family involvement opportunities, which is an important part of our school improvement plan, we hosted some fun and informative events this year:

  • Family Engineering Night
  • 6th Grade Math Night
  • Student-led conferences
  • Open House
  • Muffins with Mom
  • Doughnuts with Dad
  • Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students—any adults are welcome to fill this role!)

Family members are invited to fill out volunteer packets in the office and arrange with their child’s teacher to chaperone field trips and/or help in the classroom. 

Our personal standards are 1) Show Respect, 2) Make Good Decisions, and 3) Solve Problems. The three personal standards are emphasized at Monument each day with a set of clear and concise expectations for all common areas of our school (playground, hallway, classroom, gym, cafeteria, bus area, etc).  Our behavioral system has provided for a more consistent learning environment, which helps students know what to expect in every school setting.  

We believe in fostering learning opportunities outside of the classroom and therefore we try to strategically plan educational field trips and activities for students.  Here is a list of some of the trips and activities students participated in:

  • Annual 4th Grade Field Trip (Seattle, Woodland Park Zoo, Pacific Science Center, Padilla Bay Estuary Center, Ferry Ride)
  • 4th grade Geology tour
  • Solar Car building and races (5th
  • Canoe trip and museum tour (5th
  • Campus visit at Central Washington University (6th

Next year we will include a visit from the Seattle Science Center van, and fifth grade plans to visit the state Capitol in Olympia!

At Monument we celebrate student success!  Each month we invite family to celebrate Students of the Month.  Students are nominated for Student of the Month by their teachers for having success academically or for the Character Trait of the month. 

Monument’s facilities served the Quincy community in many ways this year.  Many local youth sports teams used the building and fields for events, including the Quincy Junior High Basketball teams (boys & girls), QJHS Softball team, and Local Youth Basketball leagues.  Of course the building is also home to over 600 students and 70 staff members every day – Monument is a busy place!  Thankfully we have a wonderful facility to meet all the school and community needs and a top-notch custodial and maintenance team that keep the school in tip-top shape.

We appreciate the support of parents in our improvement endeavors.  As a team, we can help every student succeed.  There are some basic expectations that we have at Monument for each student when they go home each night.

  1. Sleep at least 8 hours
  2. Students should read for 20 minutes every night (Spanish or English).
  3. Students should practice basic math facts (1-9, division, multiplication).  Flash Cards!
  4. Complete other assigned homework

Our school breakfasts and lunches are delicious!  Plan to have your students eat right before morning recess each day.  Students who do these things experience success during the day.  We look forward to working with you at your convenience to help your student succeed.  This message represents the feedback, ideas, and initiatives proposed and offered by numerous parents, staff members, and students.  I am always looking for feedback and ideas on how we can better serve our students.  Please call if you have questions and ideas.

Marcia Hershaw                                      Sue Sartain      

787-9826 x 3533                                  787-9826 x 3570

Principal                                              Assistant Principal


Monument Elementary

1400 13th Ave. SW
Quincy, WA 98848

Phone: 509-787-9826
Fax: 509-787-8974

Hours: Mon 9:30-2:55, Tues-Fri: 8:10-2:55

Principal: Marcia Hershaw

Assistant Principal:
Sue Sartain

School Counselor:
Dianne Stewart

Administrative Assistant:
Jan Alexander

Administrative Assistant:
Donna Zepeda-Lopez

Parent Liaison:
Mary Castro

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