Your Weekly Update from Memorial Elementary School
Dear Memorial Families and Caregivers:
We are definitely in full swing as we just completed or first full week of the school year. Please remember the importance of attendance and being on time. Students arriving to school with time to spare have the luxury of settling in, greeting their teachers and classmates, and focusing their minds on the lessons to come. Students arriving late miss out on this natural transition period, and chronic tardiness may cause students to struggle with academic focus and relationships with peers. Showing up on time to school every day can help students develop the habit of being punctual, illustrates to them your commitment to their learning and friendships, and helps reduce classroom interruptions and distractions for all students.
As we prepare for next week, please note that there is no school on Monday and that next Wednesday is our first early dismissal day. Our calendar also includes our two Curriculum Nights. Please see dates and information below.
POINT OF PRIDE
Farewell Rose Foran
Things You Need to Know
1. No School on Monday, September 25th/Yom Kippur
3. Wednesday, September 20th is early dismissal for Professional Development Day. All students will be dismissed at 12:40PM.
4. Annual Curriculum/Open House Nights are as follows:
- Wednesday, September 20th, from 6pm- 7pm for Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade
- Thursday, September 21st, from 6pm-7pm for 3rd and 4th grade
We look forward to seeing all of you!
5. BOKS has had a name and logo change. They are now Active Kids + Minds. The program is the same fun activity filled morning program designed to get your kids moving and ready for a day in the classroom. They are a before school physical activity program, at Memorial School. Active Kids + Active Minds prepares children for a day of learning and is an important step in helping children gain an appreciation of the benefits of exercise and healthy choices that will last a lifetime. Active Kids + Active Minds was inspired by Dr. John Ratey’s book “Spark”. Dr. Ratey, of Harvard Medical School, states that “exercise is the single most powerful tool that we have to optimize the function of our brains.” Classes are filled with team-oriented games and provide plenty of opportunity for play, since the program focuses on fun! Please see the attached flyers with more information about this program and registration information.
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