Memorial News

February 2019

From Mr. Collier


Dear Parents/Guardians:


I hope this monthly update finds you and your family healthy and warm during the winter season. So far, the weather has been cooperating with mild temperatures and no major storms that would prevent our students from coming to school.


I would like to thank all the parents and teachers who attended the Montvale Educational Foundation’s Harlem Wizards game in January. It was an exciting and enjoyable night for everyone. As always, the members of the foundation continue to dedicate their time to coordinate these fundraising events that support the innovative programs for our students. I would like to extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to them for making this evening such a success.


Many of our students and staff are excited about the month of February. There are several special activities and celebrations at Memorial School during this month such as the Winter Carnival, Jump Rope for Heart, Valentine's Day, 100th Day of School, and so much more. February marks the half-way point of the 2018-2019 school year. Our school year continues to move at such a rapid pace that I want to take a moment and thank the Memorial School Community for being such active participants in their child’s education. Thank you for your continuous support for our teachers and students in this nurturing and stimulating school environment. Please continue to take time every day and ask your child(ren) how their day was, inquire about what they learned, and take a look at some of their work that they produced while at school. These are just some additional ways for you to stay involved in your child’s education.


During the month of February, we celebrate President’s Day by remembering and honoring the achievements of our past presidents. By learning about the accomplishments of these historic leaders, our students can learn about the characteristics and qualities that made them strong leaders in our nation. The one attribute that the students can learn from these men was their ability to make difficult decisions that impacted others for a better future. For our students, it is my hope they understand that just one person can make a difference in the world.


Providing there are no school closures due to inclement weather, Thursday, February 14, 2019 marks the 100th day of school. Students and teachers in several grades are working on some special activities that relate to this monumental occasion. Please look for additional information that will be disseminated by your child’s teacher.


Have a great month!

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Officer Phil Safety Program

The Officer Phil Safety Program will be returning to Memorial School on Wednesday, February 20th. For additional information please go to their website at: http://www.officerphil.com/char_officer_phil.html.


Once again, thank you to the Montvale Police Department for coordinating this program.

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Jump Rope for Heart

Memorial School’s Jump Rope for Heart will be held on Friday, February 15th. Since the start of Jump Rope for Heart in 1993, the students have raised over $220,000 for the American Heart Association. Students in grades one through four will participate in this fundraising event during the following times:


  • Third Grade: 9:00-10:00
  • Second Grade 10:10-11:00
  • First Grade 11:10-11:50
  • Fourth Grade 1:40-2:50
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Valentine's Day Celebrations

Our students will be celebrating Valentine’s Day on Thursday, February 14th. When purchasing Valentine cards, please make sure they do not include candy. Students will not be allowed to hand out any type of candy on this particular day. If your child is planning on handing out Valentine’s Day cards, please make sure that every student in the class receives one. Thank you for your cooperation.

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100th Day of School

Provided there are no additional school closures, Thursday, February 14th marks the 100th day of school. Students and teachers in several grades are working on some special activities that relate to this monumental occasion. Please look for additional information that will be disseminated by your child’s teacher.

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Kindergarten 2019 - 2020

Our kindergarten registration concluded on Friday, February 1st. So far, we have registered 68 students for kindergarten at Memorial School starting in September 2019. I do anticipate that there will be several new families registering their child for kindergarten before September.

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Family Night - PTO Winter Carnival

The Montvale PTO will be hosting a Winter Carnival at Memorial School on Wednesday, February 6th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The cost is $10.00 per child at the door. This will be Memorial School's Family Night activity. Hope to see you there!!

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Upcoming Events

February 6—Family Night at Memorial School (Winter Carnival)


February 15—Jump Rope for Heart


February 18 & 19—School Closed for President's Weekend


February 20 - Officer Phil Program