Your Weekly Update from Memorial Elementary School
Dear Memorial Families and Caregivers:
It’s hard to believe that it is October already! Our scholars have settled into their new classrooms and new friendships have formed. It’s exciting to visit classrooms and see the growth our children have made in such a short period of time.This week we had the pleasure of hosting our Superintendent, Anna Nolin, and a team of leaders from the Central Office. During the visit, we were able to visit many classrooms, interacted with lots of students, and observed great teaching and learning.
Since the beginning of the school year, our focus has been getting to know our students as learners and as human beings. For us this has meant prioritizing connections as the foundation for all that we do with your children. As we get to know your children this year, we are dedicating professional development time to digging into and discussing all that we know about the students in front of us. At Memorial this year you can expect a level of partnership with you in addressing your child's academic learning, motivation, and mindset.
We look forward to continuing this journey with you and your children.
POINT OF PRIDE
Five Things You Need to Know
1. No School on Monday, October 10, 2022: Indigenous People Day
2. Fall Picture Day is approaching
We are looking forward to taking our fall pictures for the 2022-2023 school year. Picture Day will take place on October 20th. Order forms were sent home already. Please check your child's backpack.
3. Reminder for Parents Who Want to Volunteer--CORI Checks (ongoing communication)
Reminder If you want to volunteer in schools, you must have a CORI check conducted and you must go into the building with identification (drivers license or passport) to do this. Click here for description of what a CORI check is and does. Without a CORI check, you cannot volunteer in the school. Here is the form to fill out for a CORI.
4. A friendly reminder that all families need to complete the Required Yearly Forms:
All families received links to the forms prior to the beginning of the school year. A form must be completed and submitted for every child separately. If you have any questions, please contact, Cynthia Popp @ email@example.com.
5. Back by popular demand, please enjoy my current vibe:
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