Messages from Memorial
Memorial Elementary School Newsletter - January 2019
Happy New Year!
“The time is always right to do what is right” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Save the Date (s):
7 School Resumes today
11 2nd grading period report cards available on Skyward
11 Limo Ride and PIzza from Major Saver
16 Little Caesars Pizza Kits order form and payments due
16 PTO Meeting at 3:30 p.m.
17 Discovery Fair, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
21 MLK Day - No School
23 Science Bowl Competition
25 Little Caesars Pizza Kits Pickup at 3:30
9 Robotics Competition at MMEL
13 PTO Meeting at 6:00 p.m.
14 Valentine's Parties at School
15-18 No School for Winter Break
21 Math Bowl
15 School in Session Today - make up day for December's Snow Day
We hope you can come see the creative and interesting projects!
January's Habit for Happy Kids and Highly Successful People is Habit #5 "Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood."
Please Plan Ahead for ILEARN - New and Coming this spring!
Calling All Parents to Portage High, January 8. Learn how to be proactive to keep your child safe.
We recognize there are times when missing school cannot be avoided, such as in cases of illness or for a funeral. When this is the case, please contact the school as soon as possible the morning of the absence. Teachers will prepare make-up work and you may pick it up and work on it at home when your child starts feeling better. If you cannot pick up the make-up work, another possibility would be for the school to send work home with a student who lives close to you. Your child will benefit by having as much of the make-up work done as possible when he/she returns to school.
Some things that can be done to increase student attendance and limit time out of class are scheduling doctor appointments during off school days/hours and scheduling family vacations around school holidays. Additionally some students miss school because they are having anxiety about something at school. We would like to help you with that. Please call us so we can work together to help make your child feel more comfortable about coming to school.
Looking for Highlights of Memorial Students Making A Mark on the Community
Additionally, each visit to the school will require a state issued I.D. card or Driver's License. It will be scanned and you will be given a visitor's badge for your visit.
NOTES & REMINDERS:
- Because many of our buses are full, students will only be allowed to ride a bus that is not their own, in an emergency situation.
- Please send a note, or email Mrs. Remijan, in the morning with all changes in transportation. When calls are made during the busy school day, there is a chance that the message may get delayed and/or not delivered. If you have an emergency during the day, which merits a change in transportation, the best way to send the message is to Mrs. Remijan's email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you are sending a note to the school about transportation, please include your child's last name.
- Students may not carry medicine with them throughout the school day, this includes Inhalers. Please talk to on of the school nurses, Mrs. Scott or Mrs. Keenan, about your child's medical needs.
- If your child is late to school (after the 8:45 bell) please walk them into the office and sign them in.
- If you need a copy of the School Wellness Policy, please ask in the office. There is a list of acceptable birthday/classroom treats.
- If you need a sign for your car for the Pick-Up Line, please call the office.
General Dismissal Procedures
All students who are car riders should leave the building out the east door (Door C) and wait along the curb on Milton Street. The students should enter the car along the curb as directed by the staff.
Students who are walkers should proceed out the front door and follow the sidewalks along Park and Milton. If you are generally a walker, but plan to drive during the cold winter months, please send in a note and your child can become a car rider.
If you park on Park Avenue to pick up your child who is a walker, please be mindful of the cars that travel down Center Street and leave plenty of room for them to pass through.
Thank you for your assistance in keeping dismissal safe!
You can find the Memorial PTO News at: http://www.memorialelementarypto.com/
This year's PTO officers:
President - Debra Krieg Lewis
Vice President - Stephanie Edwards
Secretary - Leslee Davies
Treasurer - Trish VanTornhout
Dear Memorial Families,
We want to be sure we keep Memorial healthy!. Here are some helpful tips.
Please remember, in accordance with the VCS policy , children should be kept at home if they have the following:
- Temperature of 100 degrees or over
- Eye infections with discharge
- Cough associated with fever or continuous unrelieved cough
- Cold symptoms associated with other signs of illness
- Communicable diseases (chicken pox, scabies, impetigo, ringworm, head lice - until treated appropriately)
- Vomiting or diarrhea
- Undiagnosed skin eruptions or rashes
*We ask students to be on antibiotic treatment for 24 hours or fever free 24 hours without an analgesic (Tylenol, Motrin) before returning to school.
For more information, please contact our School Nurse
Copyright 1999 Dr. William P. Sawyer