Welcome to the 2023-24 school year at Monterey Ridge!

Good Afternoon Monarch Families,

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year. We are very excited to welcome you all back for another great school year at Monterey Ridge.

Please review the information below carefully and let me know if you have any questions. More updates and information will be coming in the next two weeks.

Sal Embry, Principal


Who’s My Child’s Teacher?

Tuesday morning, August 15th, families will be able to see who their teacher is by logging into Synergy through ParentVue.  Here are the Directions to log in and how to reset your password if necessary. You will also receive an email and an automated phone call with your teacher and room number.


Meet Your Teacher, Tuesday, August 15

Students in grades TK, K, and 1st are invited to meet their teacher at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, August 16th. We will have adults in front of the school to direct you to the appropriate classroom if you are not familiar with our campus.

Campus Tour for New Families @ 2PM on August 15 

For families new to Monterey Ridge this year, we will offer a short walking tour of our campus. If you want to take the tour, meet at the flagpole in front of the school at 2:00 PM.  The tour will end in the lunch area where the popsicle party will take place.

Welcome Back Popsicle Party, Tuesday, August 15

All students are invited to our Welcome Back Popsicle Party hosted by the Monterey Ridge Foundation from 2:00 - 2:30. Come by, get a free popsicle and see your friends.

Who are the MRES Teachers?

➽TK: Ms. Reed, Mrs. Singelyn

➽Kindergarten: Ms. Baumback, Mrs. Fleurbaaij, Mrs. Haff, Mrs. Marino

➽First Grade: Mrs. Newlin, Mrs. Quartararo, Ms. Savage, Ms. Trandem

➽Second Grade: Mrs. Araiza, Mrs. Cummings, Mrs. Delos Santos, Mrs. Kennison,

Mrs. Mahoney 

➽Third Grade: Ms. Cofrancesco, Mrs. Flores, Mrs. Jennings, Mr. Romanowski, Mrs. Scioscia,  Mrs. Smoot

➽Fourth Grade: Ms. West, Mrs. Heaton, Ms. Larsen, Mr. Froebe, Ms. Einspar

➽Fifth Grade: Mrs. Callum, Mrs. Currey, Mr. Donohue, Mrs. O’Malley, Mrs. Wie, 

Mrs. Wilson

➽Education Specialists: Mrs. Vonderhaar, Mrs. Schindler, Ms. Hober


First Day of School Only, Drop Off Procedures, August 16th

For the first day of school, August 16th only, our campus will be open for parents to walk their children to class. Gates will open at 8:30 AM.  Our campus will then close at 8:55 AM. We will be asking all families to be leaving at this time. We will have staff on campus to help anyone who has questions or needs directions to classrooms.

Beginning August 17th, Monterey Ridge will be a closed campus. Parents will drop off students at the main 1st - 5th grade playground gate or the TK/K playground when gates open at 8:25 AM.

Dismissal Procedures:

For the first day of school only, parents may enter the campus to pick up their child. Beginning August 17th, our school will be a closed campus.

Students in TK/K can be picked up at the gates to the kindergarten playground.

Students in First Grade  will be released at the main gate to the playground by the teachers for the first week of school. Beginning the second week of school, first grade students will follow the same procedures as 2nd - 5th grade.

2nd - 5th grade students are released from their classrooms and will exit using one of our exit gates.


Prior to the start of school, make sure you and your child have set up a meeting location for pick up such as the flagpole, Patriot Park, etc.  

Students attending ESS are picked up directly from ESS.


First Week Schedule:

Wednesday, August 16th

TK and K: 8:45 to 1:00

1st - 5th Grade: 8:45 to 3:05


Thursday, August 17th 

TK and K: 8:45 to 1:00

1st - 5th Grade: 8:45 to 1:25


Friday, August 18th

TK and K: 8:45 to 1:00

1st - 5th Grade: 8:45 to 3:05


From our Foundation:

WELCOME to the 2023-2024 school year at Monterey Ridge Elementary School (“MRES”).  The Monarch Parent Teacher Foundation("MPTF") is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization providing financial support for MRES to expand and enhance the quality of education for all students attending our school.  We focus on bringing the community together to provide enrichment to our students.  We not only provide financial support, we also coordinate volunteers for school activities and events. All of our members donate their time and energy to provide support to our students, staff and teachers at MRES.  With a student enrollment of over 800 students, we are always in need of more volunteers.  We welcome you to become a part of our Board by joining our monthly meetings, but if you aren’t able to commit due to scheduling, we can still use your help with chairing a committee (or two).  You can also get involved from the

classroom level by signing up as a Room parent.  We encourage you to get involved - visit our website at https://mptfonline.org and reach out to us today at

[email protected] to learn more about our volunteer opportunities - every bit helps!

We want to welcome you and wish you a fun & successful 2023-2024 school year!