News from Manchester Memorial Elementary School!
April 8, 2016
The feasibility study is a big step towards potentially addressing the facility issues at MMES. Although we have a long road ahead of us, it is exciting to think about what potentially could be on the horizon for our students!
Another quick "thank you" goes out to the second grade parents who served our staff an amazing lunch on Wednesday. To quote Mr. Boria, "Oh...I love staff luncheon days!" We all appreciate the support from all of you greatly.
Have a great weekend!
11 - Parent Workshop @ MERMS - All invited!
12 - 1:00 PM - 1st Grade Concert "Hooray for the USA"
18-22 - Spring Break
26 - 1:30 PM - 3rd Grade Recorder Recital
4- Bike/Walk to School Day
4 - 12:00 PM Early Dismissal
4 - Student Showcase Night @5:30 PM (MMES)
4 - Student Showcase Concert @7:00 PM (MERMHS)
10 - Gr. 5 Math MCAS I
11 - Gr. 5 MCAS II
17 - Gr. 3 & 4 Math MCAS I
19 - Gr. 5 Science I
19 - Gr. 3 & 4 Math MCAS II
20 - Gr. 5 Science MCAS II
1 - 12:00 PM Early Dismissal
9- 1:00-2:30 Grade 5 Step Up Day visit to Middle School
15 - Crossing the Bridge Ceremony - Gr. 5 (MERMHS)
21 - Last day of school (based on 3 snow days)
Pennies for Patients Collection Extended
The 5th grade student ambassadors collected classroom boxes for our Pennies for Patients fundraiser earlier this week. Some very strong 5th grade students struggled to carry these boxes through the hallways because they were overflowing from our incredible efforts! Way to go Memorial!!!!
Unfortunately, the Pennies for Patients coin counting machines are experiencing temporary difficulties. So let’s use this opportunity and take advantage for having extra time to bring in money! Coincidentally, we appear to be a bit short of our “hula hoop goal.”
Therefore, we will be extending our fundraising efforts for Pennies for Patients and accepting donations until next Friday, April 15th.
Let’s keep those coins rollin’ in so that we can see our teachers show off their hola hooping skills at our next School wide meeting!
This years choice for the One Book One School Hooper grant fund is Zen Ties by Jon J. Muth. The two main characters are panda bears that teach three young children the importance of compassion and friendship towards an older neighbor. During the May 4th Student Showcase, each student will have made clay a panda bowl to give to a family member. The symbolic gesture of giving away something for someone else is shown in the book . Other art work inspired by the Zen Ties book will also be on display in the school’s cafeteria the night of the Student Showcase. Students will be able to take their panda giving bowl with them the night of the showcase to give to someone in their family. Below is a photo of the Zen Ties book cover and a photo of the many panda giving bowls getting ready to be fired. Claudette Yutkins
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4th and 5th Grade Parent Volunteers Needed!
4th and 5th Grade Parent Volunteers Needed!
District-Wide Spring Concert
Manchester Essex High School Auditorium
Dress Rehearsal Tuesday May 3, 2016 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Concert Wednesday May 4, 2016 7:00 p.m.
I need parent volunteers to supervise our young musicians during the dress rehearsal on Tuesday May 3rd from 7:30-8:30 a.m. while I conduct the 2 bands. An extra set of eyes would also be helpful at the concert on May 4th 6:30– 8:00 p.m. The children will be in their warm up room prior to performing on stage and your presence in the room would be extremely helpful. Thank you! - Richard Carpenter
Easy Ways to Support Your Child and Adolescent at Home
April 11, 2016
6:30-9:00 p.m. - Middle School First Floor
1. Self-Advocacy: Fostering the skill development in our students (For all parents, by Gillian Polk, Counselor)
2. Standardized testing accommodations for students with disabilities (For all parents of high school students, by Karen D’Amour, Counselor)
3. Supporting positive behavior at home (For parents of children PK-5, by Ashley Sartell and Melissa Goldner, SWING teachers)
4. Promoting positive play dates for children with learning disabilities (For parents of elementary age children, by Kim Egan, SAIL teacher)
5. Next steps: Transition planning and vision development (For parents of middle and high school age children, by Louise Vose, Special education chair)
6. Helping your child identify passions and interests (For all parents, by Kerri Schaub, Reading specialist)
Parents will be welcome to choose three of the six workshop sessions on the night of the event. Each session will approximately run for thirty minutes. Light refreshments will be served in between each session.
RSVP to Rosie Read at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-525-6060
Organized by the Manchester Essex Special Education Parent Advisory Council
Announcements from our Friends
SAVE THE DATE for the PTO's Party with a purpose...
The Great Gatsby Gala
Saturday, May 14
See the Gala page on the MMPTO's website to purchase your tickets, make a donation, see the Gala menu, and more
Link to the website: http://www.mmpto.org/#!great-gatsby-gala/r3fzb