Dear Monarch Teachers: I had to share with you that Noah is absolutely loving first grade and doing so well. I can’t thank you enough for encouraging the extra year at Monarch. I think the additional pre-school year gave Noah the right amount of time to move at good pace to learn and truly fall in love with learning. He’s reading and writing beautifully and excelling in math. Thank you again! (October 2016)

Dear Mrs. Kelly and Monarch Montessori – Just wanted to express my gratitude for all that you and your teachers have meant to Joshua. As you remember Josh was always determined, but had some struggles when her first joined your wonderful school! He has come so far and is so ready for the future. I truly believe that your patience and kindness and outstanding teaching has led him to where he is today! The principal at Mountain Christian School was so impressed with all of his knowledge and says he will be ahead in many areas. I know he will miss all of you. Tristan has a lot to look forward too!!! Thank you. (2005)


Dear Mrs. Kelly – As I write this I can’t believe it has been five years that you have been in our lives! I don’t know how to express my thanks to you for being such an inspiration and a guiding light, not only to my children, but to us as a family. From the very 1st day of Parent-Toddler with Julianna, you have always made us feel special. You have an incredible gift with not only our children, but with us as a whole. I truly believe this your calling in life! So thank you again for your years of dedication, love and guidance from the bottom of our family’s hearts. You will forever be remembered in our family! (2007)

Dana and Chris

Dear Mrs. Kelly – I hope you have a very excellent, very special, very amazing Valentine’s Day today… for there’s no other reason than the obvious. You are a very excellent, very special, very amazing person…and you deserve that! A wonderful teacher like you means there’s a lucky student like me 🙂 Lots of Love – Aleezay (2008)


Hi Mary Ellen, I just wanted to thank you and the staff for encouraging the students (especially Sydney of course!) to be more responsible for themselves. I have been talking a lot with Sydney about this, especially since Aubrey now takes a lot of my time. I think Syd has gotten used to me just doing things automatically for her because sometimes it seems easier, but I have made a conscious decision that she is old enough to be taking responsibility for herself and her actions. I will say that she is getting much better, and i think the message is starting to get clearer. so it is very refreshing to know that you are aware of this at school and have greater expectations for all of the students. Thank you so much for all the “little things” you do for them that mean so much! have a great weekend! (January 2009)


Dear Miss Mary Ellen – I want to thank you for helping Melody to be a stronger, happy little girl. I was one of the “neighbors” in your letter. I can see the proud face when she comes out of her room with the clothes she chose for the day. I used to pick to outfits and she decided which one to wear. But you’re absolutely right, she needs to feel capable and competent. Thank you again for taking the time to help us become better parents. (April 2009)


Dear Mary Ellen – Thanks so much to all of the counselors and helpers [during the summer program]! Chloe had a wonderful time. She is planning on returning next year but would like it to be longer!! Guess the kids are NOT as tired as all of you 🙂 Have a great summer! (July 2009)

Mary Lynn

Dear Ladies – This is one bill I don’t mind paying! Emma so enjoys her time with you! Happy Fall. (October 2010)


Dear Mary Ellen – Thank you again for letting me share about a country that is dear to our family. It was my pleasure. And we would love to meet other families with ties to Germany. We are looking forward to tomorrow! Emma was so happy with all of the goodies she brought home yesterday by the way. She could hardly contain herself. Little does she know the greatest gift she has been given; being a student at Monarch is such a blessing and we are very thankful for all that you and your staff do. See you tomorrow! (December 2010)


Just wanted to send a quick thank you to you all for a wonderful unit on the body! Both the girls really enjoyed it and it is the only topic discussed at school that they have told me anything about. They still tell me little bits of info each day. Thanks again for all your hard work! (February 2011)