Your Weekly Update from Memorial Elementary School
Happy Friday Memorial Families and Caregivers:
As I mentioned last week, there are a lot of Memorial Community events happening this month. Please be sure to look over the Mustang Memo that was sent out by our PTO. When talking with our children I can already hear all the excitement in the air about all upcoming events.
Parent Conferences are right around the corner and over the next few weeks teachers will be arranging for times to meet to discuss your child’s progress. Parent–teacher conferences are a great way to start talking to your child’s teachers. Conferences present a wonderful opportunity for teachers and parents to sit down together to discuss academic and social progress. They are a chance for you to ask questions, share relevant information, calibrate expectations, celebrate accomplishments, and set short- and long-term goals. In the past, I have encouraged parents to bring a short list of questions you intend to ask to use the limited time efficiently and to avoid forgetting what was on your mind prior to the meeting.
In addition, you will find an attachment with that was provided from the Transportation Department regarding Bus Expectation. I encourage our families that do utilize this service to please review them with our scholars. Over the next few weeks, we will be conducting a bus evacuation drill with ALL students to provide them with information on how to exit the bus in case of an emergency.
Our overall unit for our SEL curriculum continues to focus on Self-Awareness. Some of our classrooms have been participating in weekly Community Circle activities which provide our scholars with an opportunity to talk about emotions, personal strengths, challenges, and aspirations. In addition, these types of activities also provide our students with an inclusionary opportunity to connect and feel a sense of belonging.
Have a great weekend!
POINT OF PRIDE
School Nurses Do Great Work!
This week we would like to highlight the great work of our school nurse, Michelle LeBlanc. Not only does she provide a health and wellness service to our children each and every day, she also provides her coaching and mentoring skills to current nursing students. Through our partnership with local nursing programs, Michelle gets to spend time with Miss Adj each week to introduce her to the wonderful world of school nursing.
Five Things You Need to Know
1. Upcoming School Events:
Movie Night: 10/21
Boo Bash: 10/30, Sunday
Wicked Fun Run: 10/23
All information can be found on our PTO website at: www.memorialnatickpto.org
2. Costume Day is scheduled for October 31st
On Monday, October 31st, we will be allowing students to wear costumes to school. It will be a choose and not a requirement. Please see the following attachment at the bottom of this section for the criteria. If you have any questions, please reach out to your child's teacher for more information.
3.Reminder for Parents Who Want to Volunteer--CORI Checks (ongoing communication)
Reminder If you want to volunteer in schools, you must have a CORI check conducted and you must go into the building with identification (drivers license or passport) to do this. Click here for description of what a CORI check is and does. Without a CORI check, you cannot volunteer in the school. Here is the form to fill out for a CORI.
4. Early Release Day on October 26, 2022
Students in all grades will be dismissed at 12:40pm so that our teachers and staff can participate in Professional Development.
5. Please enjoy my current vibe:
The Memorial PTO is a parent and teacher run, non-profit organization committed to enhancing and enriching the education of our students and fostering a sense of community within our school. The PTO provides assistance to teachers within the classroom settings, raises funds for educational materials and experiences, advocates school and family social interaction, and provides an unbiased forum for sharing information on issues that impact our students. We believe in cultivating a positive learning environment to allow for students to achieve their highest potential. Please become an active participant in the PTO. Below is the link to their website:
or email them at:
- Title I: Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990Title II
- Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990Title VI
- Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964Title IX
- Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
- MGL, Ch.76, Section 5: Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 76, Section 5