Your Weekly Update from Memorial Elementary School
Dear Memorial Families and Caregivers:
Hard to believe that spring has sprung and how quickly this school year is moving along. With Parent/Teacher conferences and MCAS right around the corner, our 4th graders are preparing for their transition to middle school. This is an exciting time for them and we are so proud of all that they are accomplishing this school year.
In addition, I would like to wish a happy Ramadan Kareem to our family members of the Muslim community. Within our school we emphasize the values of Kindness, Honesty and Respect. In addition to this, Ramadan is a time for reflection and community, and very much for tolerance and consideration of others. This all fits in very closely with the aims that we all have for how our children grow up, and the kind of people we wish them to become.
Have a great weekend!
POINT OF PRIDE
Real World Connections
Our 4th graders had the opportunity to learn about archeology from one of our own Memorial parents this past Thursday. Adam Van Arsdale, a professor of Anthropology at Wellesley, came out to visit our 4th grade classrooms to provide a real-world experience, show artifacts and have some purposeful discussion. We are so proud and grateful for the learning opportunity he provided or young scholars.
Things You Need to Know
1. FOURTH GRADE FAMILIES (Important Info): If Kennedy Middle School is your feeder school, please see the information that is included regarding timelines and course selections:
2. NPS Parent Orientation Night - Thursday, March 30, 2023, @ 7:00 p.m.
Virtual Live Stream on YouTube with Elementary School Principals Parents of incoming Kindergarten students are invited to meet with the Elementary School Principals to learn more about the Kindergarten onboarding process, overall curriculum goals, and how Natick Public Schools works to support its youngest learners. Principals will discuss the orientation process (parent orientation, student assessment, and student orientation) and the modifications in place to support safety at school. Also discussed will be programming and services and the calendar of important events. This evening will help you prepare for your child’s transition into kindergarten. Building-based meetings will be hosted in May to review building-specific procedures. Links will be shared via email closer to these dates.
3. Scholastic Book Fair is happening. Please see the following link from our PTO with all things book fair: SCHOLASTIC BOOKFAIR INFORMATION
4. MCAS is approaching for our students in grades 3 and 4.
- Grade 4 ELA is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, April 3rd and 4th
- 3rd ELA is Tuesday and Thursday, April 11th and 13th
Math is coming up in May and we will announce those dates as we approach. Please contact your teachers if you need more information.
5. The following link is a reposting of information regarding registration for ASAP and Early Riser for our new families only: NEW FAMILY ASAP/EARLY RISER Registration Information
6. Parent/Teacher conference are approaching. They are scheduled for Wednesday, April 5th and Wednesday, April 12th. Your teachers will contacting you for scheduling purposes
7. Please enjoy my weekend vibe: Natalie Merchant- Kind and Generous
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