Messages from Memorial

Summer 2021


Dear Parents and Guardians

Thank you so much for you patience, flexibilty, and care during this school year. In reflection, the year started with apprehension and ended in celebration. It was a great year after all. The Memorial students were amazing, as they were learning and practicing new procedures. Families were diligent about following the Return to Learn Plan and monitoring for health concerns, helping keep the school healthy. The teachers and staff worked hard to enforce the Return to Learn Plan and provide relevant and viable learning opportunities. It makes me very proud to be a part of the Memorial community.

I hope that you all enjoy your summer. Memorial has sent home a summer reading and writing challenge for all the students. We hope that students will read and write this summer so they keep their skills sharp in the summer. Research has shown that students typically slide back 2 reading levels in the summer. We want better for our students. I have attached the forms to this email as a back up.

With Great Respect,

Mrs. Misecko, Principal

Some Important Dates

June 10 - School Office Closes for the Summer

July 19 - School Office Opens

July 20 - 23 - Online Registration for returning students

August 11 - First Day of School

Summer Food Service Information


All children ages 18 and under.


Free Meals for all kids continues this summer! Students attending summer school will automatically have access to free breakfast and free lunch daily in the cafeteria (no pre-order required). Parents of all other children 18 and under can pre-order a free daily meal kit with breakfast and lunch for curbside pickup at Thomas Jefferson Middle School from 10:00am-11:00am daily.


Curbside Pickup at Thomas Jefferson Middle School, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

1600 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso, IN 46383

Daily meal kits for curbside pickup must be pre-ordered by 9:00 am each day.

Instructions are here.


Click here for instructions on how to pre-order your daily meal kit.


June 3 - 25, 2021 Monday through Friday

June 28 - July 2, 2021 No Meals Served

July 5 - 23, 2021 Monday through Friday

Summer Parenting Classes - Now Available


We are so grateful for the hardworking PTO Executive Board. The officers have agreed to continue in their roles for the 2021- 2022 school year. We greatly appreciate their willingness to work in these valued positions.

President - Kristen Elinkowski

Vice President - Rose Gutshall

Treasurer - Megan Taylor

Secretary - Rae Smedley

If you are interested in helping and being involoved, there are many committees still in need of a chairperson. Please contact Kristen Elinkowski if you are interested in chairing a committee or just being more involved. The following committees are in neeed of a chairperson(s):

Book Fair

Cookie Kits

Silent Auction (Multiple Chairs)

Fifth Grade Celebration (2 people)

SNL (2 people)

Spirit Wear

Staff Appreciation Week (2 people)

Walk-a-thon (2 people)

Pizza Kits

Junior Achievement

A Letter from Eleanor

Dear Memorial Students,

Now that it is time for summer vacation, I am sure I will miss you. Mom (Mrs. Misecko) said I could come home with all of you, so here I am. I would love to be included in your summer plans. Please cut me out and include me in the fun. If you go to the library, to the beach, on a trip across the country, or any other place, please take me with you. I’m not sure how I feel about roller coasters, horseback riding, or white water rafting. It might not be good if I get wet. I love to be read to and help bake/eat cookies. My mom would love some pictures of you and me. Please send her one of me and you together. You can email it, send it through ClassDOJO or post it on my Instagram account. She wants to follow all our adventures.



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