Memorial Back to School
Dear Memorial Families,
Also, I hope you have been reading and writing this summer. If you decided to complete the Superhero Challenge, please return the folder to your new teacher. We will order the Superhero t-shirts on or about August 13.
Please read through the following sections below for more information about school procedures and policies. The VCS District Return to Learn Plan is posted on the district webite at this link. Please keep in mind that it is a fluid document and will be updated as directed by the health department or other government officials. As it states, masks are optional at school at this time but mandatory on the school buses. If this changes, you will be notified.
We hope to see you soon at the upcoming open house. Please call if you have any questions.
With Great Respect,
Mrs. Debra Misecko, Principal
Save The Date(s):
5 Kindergarten Meet and Greet/Open House - 3-5 p.m.
9 Grades 1-5 Meet and Greet/Open House - 3-5 p.m.
11 First Day of School
18 & 19 Virtual Back To School Meetings with Teachers (exact time/day will be sent home)
* Spirit Wear Orders will go home first week of school. Stay tuned for due date.
8 PTO Meeting at 3:30 at Memorial
20 Spirit Week/ Kick off for Walk-A-Thon
23 Walk A Thon
As in past years, your child may only bring in party invitations to pass out, if one is being given to all the students in the class or given to all students of the same gender as the birthday child.
Car Riders - Drop Off in the Morning
Car Riders - Pick Up in the Afternoon
in the next spot available. A staff member will be outside and will radio into the cafe for your child(ren) to go to your designated spot. Your child will enter the car curbside. We ask that you do not get out of your car. After your child loads, you will follow the street down to Park Avenue.
All car riders will be issued a sign with their last name on it. Please display this in the front window of your car as you arrive. Many parents find it helpful to hook it on the visor. Please do not get out of your car. If you need to assist with a seatbelt, please pull into the parking lot after your child has loaded.
In years past, most confusion at dismissal occurs when parents need to send someone in their place, such as a grandparent. Please share the dismissal procedures with them as well.
Changes in Dismissal
In the rare occasion that Items need to be dropped off at school, parents will leave the item in the vestibule. Please be sure to label the item(s) with your child’s first and last name and indicate the teacher’s name.
Your child's progress can be viewed in Skyward. Teachers will update weekly.
8:20 a.m.: Breakfast begins
8:30 a.m.: Doors open
8:30 a.m.- 8:45 a.m.: Student Arrival by bus and car
8:45 a.m.- 3:15 p.m.: School Day
3:15 p.m.: Dismissal Begins
10:30 - 11:00 Kindergarten
11:05 - 11:30 Grade 2
11:35 - 12:00 Grade 3
12:05 - 12:30 Grade 1
12:35 - 1:00 Grade 5
1:05 - 1:30 Grade 4
This school year each student will recieve one lunch a day for free.
You may use the "My School Menus App" to check out the menu and nutrition information.
As per the VCS Return to Learn Plan, students/staff self-screen daily before arriving at school. Please report any COVID-19 symptoms/test results to the school nurse
As always, children should be fever free and should not have thrown up for 24 hours before returning to school. If you are unsure about sending your child to school, please call the school nurse to discuss the situation.
President - Kristen Elinkowski
Vice President - Rose Gutshall
Treasurer - Megan Taylor
Secretary - Rae Smedley
Stay tuned for more information coming about 21-22 PTO events. They will be shared in the Memorial Newsletter, on the Memorial Elementary PTO Facebook page, and the Memorial PTO Website.
As teachers establish procedures in their classrooms the first week of school, they will teach students about each type of drill. They will practice it as a class and discuss the procedures. During the second week of school, we will have our first one of each type of drill. Before starting this first set of drills, the office will announce them and explain why we are practicing the procedures. Our goal is student preparedness.
- Fruits and Vegetables: Seasonal Fruit (i.e. strawberries, apples, berries, etc.), Fresh Vegetables, Raisins or dried fruit (no chocolate or candy coating), Unsweetened applesauce,
- Low Fat Grain Options: Pretzels (unflavored), Animal crackers (plain), graham crackers, Baked chips, Crackers (Goldfish, Teddy Grahams, cheese and peanut butter crackers), Fig bars, Vanilla wafers, Air popped popcorn (plain), Cheerios (plain)
- Additional Snacks: Fruit and grain bars, Low fat string cheese, Fruit Snacks, Low fat yogurt Drinks
Please keep in mind that snacks should be in individual portions and easy to eat in a classroom setting. Refrigeration and utensils will not be available.
Walkers - Arrival and Dismissal
At the end of the school day, walkers will be dismissed after the bell at 3:20 p.m. Students must cross the street at the corner with the assistance of the crossing guard. Parents waiting for walkers should plan on waiting on the northeast corner of the intersection of Milton and Park (the corner of the parking lot).