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Memorial Elementary School Newsletter

"Today a reader, tomorrow a leader." - Margaret Fuller

Save the Date (s):


10 PTO meets at 6:00 p.m.

11 5 Guys Family Night

13 No School - (Scheduled for Snow Day Make -Up)

12 & 26 Kindness Keepers Meet

12 First Grade study trip to Fair Oaks Farms

16 - 20 Book Swap continues

24 Fifth grade tours Ben Franklin Middle School

25 Second Grade's Fairy Tale Ball

26 Second Grade study trip to Washington Park Zoo

26 VCS School Board Meets at Memorial at 5 p.m.

31 Field Day


1 Fifth Grade celebration

3 Last Day of School for Students

Medicine at School

Please pick up all remaining medicine and medical supplies at school on or before June 3 or from, Mrs. Keenan, the nurse. These cannot be sent home with your child. All left over medication will be properly disposed.

Nutrition News

Did you know that you can view and manage your family cafeteria account and make payments online? Skyward Family Access allows you to view each of your child’s purchases and payments. You can set spending limits, request email low balance reminders, make payments and more. Sign in to Skyward and click the Food Service tab on the left. School Messenger will also contact parents by telephone weekly to alert them of negative cafeteria balances.

Need help? Call Food and Nutrition Services 219-531-3050 and we will be happy to assist you.

Spring Into the Arts - Continues

The Valparaiso Community Schools are partnering with the city of Valparaiso to celebrate the arts through "Spring Into the Arts." The activities will run from April 30 - May 28, 2016 at various city locations. For more information go to Spring Into the Arts.
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Boy Scouts - Pack 920 at Pinewood Derby Race

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Pack 920 serves Memorial and Northview Elementary, and would love to have boys who will be in first grade or older join us for this next year of scouting! If you are interested or just want more information, send Cubmaster Leslie Curry an email at or call/text 219.928.8194.

PICK-UP and DROP-OFF Reminder

In the interest of safety, please follow the school procedures when dropping off your child in the morning and picking up your child at the end of the day. The line for both starts at Bond Street and follows Milton Street to the school. Please do not cut into the line at Ridgeland. There is no pick up or drop off in either of the parking lots. Please inform others who may be picking up your child, i.e. grandparents and babysitters, about these procedures.

Miscellaneous NOTES & REMINDERS:

  • Follow Memorial Elementary on Twitter @Valpo_Memorial.
  • Please note that flip flops are not a good choice for school. For safety reasons, students wearing flip flops may not play on the playground equipment and must stay off the mulched area. We have had many foot injuries, as well as broken flip flops, during the school day.
  • For the well-being of others, please keep students at home 24 hours after the symptoms have passed, if they have had a fever or have vomited.
  • Please send a note, or email Mrs. Molnar, in the morning with all changes in transportation. When calls are made during the busy school day, there is a chance that the message may get delayed and/or not delivered. If you have an emergency during the day, which merits a change in transportation, the best way to send the message is to Mrs. Molnar's email:
  • Please remind your child to check the Lost and Found for any missing clothing or winter wear items. It is growing daily. You are welcome to come look through it as well, as sometimes the students do not look as thoroughly as adults.
  • If you need a copy of the New Wellness Policy, please ask in the office. There is a list of acceptable birthday/classroom treats. The teachers appreciate pre-packaged and pre-portioned treats.
  • A Background Check Application is required to be completed by school visitors and volunteers each school year. Anyone coming to help with holiday parties must have one completed a week in advance.


We are in need of Substitute Instructional Aides. Duties include: assisting teachers in the classroom, working with small groups of children, and supervising lunch and recess. Criteria for this position include at least 2 years of college or the passing of the ParaPro Praxis test. (Bachelor's Degree or Teaching License preferred.) If you are interested in applying to become a sub aide, please contact Mrs. Molnar or Mrs. Misecko in the office at 531-3090.

PTO News

A BIG THANKS goes out to the 2015-16 officers. They worked a lot of hours to help make Memorial Great:

Mrs. Kathy Danzi, President

Mrs. Chrissy Miller, Vice President,

Mrs. Kerry DeRubbo, Treasurer,

Mrs. Connie Bauswell, Secretary

Mrs. Danzi and Mrs. DeRubbo have completed two years in office and will be stepping down.

The 2016-17 officers will be:

Mrs. Debra Krieg-Lewis, President

Mrs. Chrissy Miller, Vice President

Mrs. Courtney Huttinger, Treasurer

Mrs. Connie Bauswell, Seccretary

You can find the Memorial PTO News at: