News from Memorial School

October 26, 2018

News from Memorial School

Staffing Updates

Title I- We are thrilled to welcome Mrs. Kathy Hickey back to Memorial School! Mrs. Hickey served as a fourth grade teacher at Memorial School for many years. Mrs. Hickey will be filling in for Ms. Ryan while Ms. Ryan covers Mrs. Munger's Maternity Leave. Mrs. Hickey will be working closely with both Ms. Ryan and Mrs. Webster, our other Title I Teacher.

Library- Mrs. Freeman, our school library teacher recently resigned from her position. We are working to fill that position and will update you once we have identified a replacement. We are happy to announce that Mrs. Nutan Mathew, will join us as a regular substitute until a long term replacement for Mrs. Freeman has been hired.


Students in grades 2-4 have completed the beginning of year iReady diagnostic assessment in reading and math. Teachers have started to use the data from this assessment to inform their daily instruction. On Friday, October 26, 2018 students will bring these results home via backpack mail. Please take a moment to review the parent report that summarizes your child's current level of performance on the iReady diagnostic tool. Should you have specific questions about your child's performance, please reach out to your child's classroom teacher or plan to discuss the results at your December conference.

Ms. Money and the Coins Assembly

This morning, our students were treated to an enrichment program called, "Ms. Money and the Coins." This program was developed by Blue Hills Bank Foundation's financial literacy program. "Ms. Money & the Coins" is a live musical about money management which focuses on making, saving, sharing and spending money. The program has been presented over 350 times in elementary schools throughout the state of Massachusetts. Be sure to ask your child about the program. Better yet, ask them to share some of the catchy tunes they heard today!

Family Literacy Night - Thursday, Nov. 8th

Save the date! We are excited to announce that we will be holding our Annual Family Literacy Night on Thursday, November 8th from 6-7 pm. Join Memorial School faculty and staff for an evening of Family Literacy Fun! Students and adults are invited to wear pajamas, bring a blanket and be ready to cuddle up and enjoy some great books! The evening will conclude with a Reader's Theater Event in our Cafeteria. Registration is necessary for planning purposes. Please take a moment to register for this fun-filled family event!

Black and Orange Day

On Wednesday, October 31, 2018, Memorial School students, faculty and staff are invited to wear black and orange to school. We look forward to seeing our hallways filled with the colors of the season

Picture Retake Day - November 8th

Lifetouch will return to Memorial School on Thursday, November 8th for Picture Retake Day. If your child was absent on Picture Day, you can still order individual photos. Information about how to order will be sent home in backpacks soon. If you want Lifetouch to retake your child's photos, simply return your original package on Picture Retake Day.

Book Fair- Thursday, November 15th 3-7 pm

It's that time of year again! The Scholastic Book Fair will return to Memorial School on Thursday and Friday, November 15th and 16th. Extended family shopping hours will take place from 3-7pm on Thursday, November 15th. Be sure to stop by the Book Fair to stock up on some great holiday gifts!

We are looking for a few volunteers to help with our Book Fair. If you are interested in helping with our fair, please take a moment to complete this Google Form.

T.H.R.I.V.E. Responsive Classroom Presentation

On Wednesday evening, November 24th, elementary administrators presented an overview of Responsive Classroom at a T.H.R.I.V.E. event. The event was well received by participants. We have included a copy of the presentation here. Be sure to reach out to your child's teacher or a member of the elementary administrative team if you have further questions about our adoption of Responsive Classroom.

Red Sox Day

Memorial students have been excited that the Boston Red Sox have made it to the World Series. Memorial school will host a Red Sox Appreciation Day on Friday, November 2nd. Students, Faculty and Staff are invited to show Fan Pride on Friday of next week!

PEek Week - November 13-19

You are invited to attend your child's Physical Education class during the week of November 13th-19th for our Annual PEek Week. Students will be engaged in their Dance Unit and parents are invited to dance along with their child. We invited you to put on your dancing shoes (sneakers) and join us for this interactive PE Class.

A link to class PE periods can be found here.

Lost and Found

Our Lost and Found is overflowing! Believe it or not there are already items filling the racks. If your child is missing sweaters, sweatshirts, lunch boxes or other items, please encourage your child to look through our Lost and Found. Our lost and found is located outside of the cafeteria. Any items not claimed by the Thanksgiving break will be donated to a local organization.

Please remember to include your child’s name or room number on personal items.

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District News

Wellness Updates

November Wellness Newsletter

In this month’s edition of the Medway Wellness Newsletter, you will find information about childhood/teen depression, how to “floss”, Responsive Classroom, a free family night out, and more.

Challenge Success: Free Family Night Out!

Medway T.H.R.I.V.E. and Franklin Public Schools invite you and your family to join us for a free night out. This family night will take place on Wednesday, November, 14 at Medway High School and will include, a free dinner, an interactive movie, and activity-based childcare. All adults and school-aged children are welcome! For more details click here.

Important Dates

October 31st - Black and Orange Day

November 2nd- Red Sox Day - Wear Red Sox colors or gear to school

November 8th - Picture Retakes

November 8th - Family Literacy Night

November 14th - School Council 3pm

November 14th -Challenge Success: Free Family Night Out - See above for details!

November 15th & 16th Book Fair

November 15th - Grade 3 Trip Plymoth Plantation - Upstairs Team

November 15th - Evening Book Fair 3pm-7pm

November 16th - Grade 3 Trip Plymoth Plantation - Downstairs Team

November 21st - Early Release- 11:30am Dismissal

November 22nd & 23rd - School Closed for Thanksgiving