Your Weekly Update from Memorial Elementary School
Dear Memorial Families and Caregivers:
I am so proud of all our 4th graders as they exhibited perseverance through their two days of ELA MCAS testing this week. With the support of our great teaching staff, they all did such an amazing job.
It was great to spend some time with those of you that were able to attend the coffee chat and book fair last Saturday. It was nice to engage in some purposeful dialogue, meet some new families that will joining us from Johnson next year, and receive great feedback about how the school year has been going for you and your family. Thanks for your continued support.
Have a great weekend!
POINT OF PRIDE
Art with Coach T
Parents took their kids' seats in the art room and got the full Coach T art-teaching experience. They talked about the power of resilience, self-discipline, and positive mindsets as they made pottery from newspaper strips--the most challenging project in the elementary curriculum! These parents showed courage before confidence as they built their beautiful pieces. Each cup and/or bowl was a different shape and size, showing the unique personality of each artist. It was an amazing night filled with connection and creation!
Things You Need to Know
1. FOURTH GRADE FAMILIES (Important Info): Please see the information that is included regarding timelines and course selections for the upcoming school year at Kennedy Middle School:
2. 4th Grade Physicals: If you are a 4th grade family and have not submitted an updated health form dated after September 1, 2021, please do so as soon as possible. This is required by the state of Massachusetts. Please submit it to our school nurse, Michelle LeBlanc.
3. MCAS is approaching for our students in grades 3 .
- 3rd ELA is Tuesday and Thursday, April 11th and 13th
Math is coming up in May and we will announce those dates as we approach. Please contact your teachers if you need more information.
4. The following link is a reposting of information regarding registration for ASAP and Early Riser for our new families only: NEW FAMILY ASAP/EARLY RISER Registration Information
5. Parent/Teacher conference are approaching. Shortened Day is scheduled for April 12th. Your teachers will contacting you for scheduling purposes.
6. All Aboard! Public input requested for accessible cycling.
The Town of Natick is launching a trial program for accessible/adaptive cycling on the Cochituate Rail Trail, and we need your input. Thanks to grant funding from the MetroWest Health Foundation and the MathWorks Community Grant Program, Natick will be acquiring an accessible bicycle and a storage unit, and setting up a program in 2023 to offer rides to people with disabilities. To help us get started, we have launched a survey to ask…
- What style of bicycle would work for you or a family member/friend?
- Are you interested in being a volunteer?
- Do you have any questions or advice?
Please take a few minutes to complete this survey by Friday, April 14. If you are not able to complete the survey, you can contact Melissa Carter, Coordinator of Adaptive Programs for Recreation and Parks at firstname.lastname@example.org. All Aboard is being launched in partnership with the Friends of Natick Trails and the Natick Public Schools.
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