Your Weekly Update from Memorial Elementary School
This week we honor our men and women who serve and have served in our armed forces. Veterans Day has always held special significance in my family. I have several family members who served in each of the branches of our military. Like millions of others, they swore an oath to defend our country, liberty and democracy. Their dedication has left a lasting impact on my life.
So please remember that November 11th isn’t just a day away from the classroom or work.
This is a solemn opportunity for us to honor our veterans, and their incredible service and sacrifice to protect our nation and preserve our freedom. They deserve our respect, admiration and eternal gratitude. We can never thank the brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces enough for risking their lives to ensure our safety and security.
POINT OF PRIDE
Veterans Visit Memorial
Both active and retired Armed Service members visited several of our classrooms to take some time to read to our young scholars and share their experiences with them. This was such a great opportunity for our active service members to make a difference in the lives of school children in our community.
"We get to do some amazing things in the military, but giving back to the community has always been one on my favorite things,” said Sgt. Weiss. " I am a big kid at heart, interacting with children is some of the most rewarding time I’ve had in my career".
Things You Need to Know
1. Lost and Found is REALLY OVERFLOWING. Please ask your children to check for anything that belongs to them. In addition, if you are stopping by the campus, feel free to rummage through it yourselves.
2. November is STRESS AWARENESS month: Please see the attached link from our Special Ed. Coordinator/Assistant Principal, Sophie Prevost: Sped Coordinator Letter
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. School Day Updates
- Early Release Day @ 12:40pm: November 16th- Parent Teacher Conference Days
- No School: November 11th- Veteran's Day
- Early Release Day @ 12:40pm: November 23rd- Thanksgiving Break
- Picture Retake Day: December 7th
5. Please enjoy my weekend vibe: AMERICA- Simon and Garfunkel
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