Your Weekly Update from Memorial Elementary School
Dear Memorial Families and Caregivers:
Reflecting on this first half of the school year, I am so proud of what we have accomplished together as a community. We are staying true to our mission, so all our students can recover both academically and social-emotionally. As partners and as a community, I remain hopeful that we can continue to address our challenges and make progress toward our goals, providing our learners with the relationships, a nurturing climate and culture, and supports they deserve.
Winter break begins today, December 23rd. We look forward to seeing all our students back in school on Tuesday, January 3. Attendance matters, all day, every day.
I am truly inspired and deeply appreciative of your commitment to ensuring that all our students receive the learning and support they need to succeed. From the Memorial School family to yours, I hope you have a holiday filled with peace, love, and joy.
POINT OF PRIDE
M.U.S.T.Y. (Memorial Un Sung Thank You Award)
We end the year by giving a big shout out to Jean Souza, paraprofessional, for all her support to the students at our school. She is this weeks MUSTY Award recipient. Paraprofessionals provide instructional, behavioral, and other support to students in and outside of the classroom. Congratulations Jean!
Things You Need to Know
1. Winter Breaks begins on Friday, December 23rd. Students will return back to school on Tuesday, January 3, 2023.
2. The Natick High School girl’s hockey program coaches along with varsity players will be providing on ice instruction for any girls in 1st grade up to middle school who may be interested in learning how to play ice-hockey.
Date and Time: 12/29 @ 8:30am to 9:50am
Location: William Chase Arena/Natick
If you have any questions or concerns contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (774) 270-0710
3. As we head into the holiday season, I want to share with you a wellness programs from Spark Kindness, a wonderful community resource that “makes sure no one feels alone, bullied, unsupported, or unconnected—every day and especially in the most challenging times”. Attached is the link to all their upcoming events of interest: Spark Kindness
4. LABEL, LABEL, LABEL!!
Please remember to label all items coming in to school! Winter is a season of layers and free floating items, which often get left behind, lost or misplaced. Help us get them back to you by labeling each item with your student's name!
5. Please enjoy my weekend vibe: Can't Stop The Feeling (JT)
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:
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- 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