Your Weekly Update from Memorial Elementary School
Dear Memorial Families and Caregivers:
It is hard to believe that we are approaching the holiday season and that Thanksgiving is right around the corner! We have had an exciting, fun filled fall here at Memorial. As we prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, I am reminded of how grateful I am to this community of staff members and families, partners and supporters who dedicate themselves every day to the mission and the work of the Memorial community. It has been a year filled with many changes and transitions as we continue to ensure that all students at Memorial are offered a high quality education that prepares them to excel in all Profile of a Graduate competencies.
To our students and families: thank you for choosing Memorial and for bringing to our community such diversity of talents, personalities, cultures, and accomplishments. We are so proud to serve your family and we look forward to building an even stronger relationship with you in support of our students. I continue to be humbled by this opportunity to serve this community as your principal.
POINT OF PRIDE
M.U.S.T.Y. Award (Memorial Un Sung Thank You Award)
This week we kicked off a staff incentive called The MUSTY. Each week one of our amazing staff members will be awarded the MUSTY award for their outstanding contribution to our students and staff. Each staff member is nominated by their peers/colleagues and is chosen every Monday. I am pleased to announce that our very first MUSTY Award was presented to Alyssa Sinel, one of Memorial's amazing Learning Center teachers. Alyssa always goes above and beyond for our students and staff and has proven to be a great team player. Congratulations Mrs. Sinel!
Things You Need to Know
1. NPS Dress Code Policy Updates (Please click the link below):
2. On NPR , there was a segment about an evidence-based SEL curriculum. There are short videos with strategies to help regulate your emotions/feelings. They are kid friendly (K-2) and super easy to use. Feel free to check out the article provided and videos in the link below.
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. School Day Updates
- Early Release Day @ 12:40pm: November 23rd- Thanksgiving Break. Students return on Tuesday, November 29th.
- NO ASAP on Wednesday, November 23rd. There will be Early Risers. Please Update Pick Up Patrol.
- Picture Retake Day: December 7th
5. Please enjoy my weekend vibe: VENTURA HIGHWAY (AMERICA) ...ENJOY!
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