MES Back to School 2022-2023
Maverick Memo Parent Newsletter
Message from Principal Lawson
We are so excited to welcome you all back for the 2022-2023 school year! This year our theme is "Putting Memorial on the Map" and we are looking for all the ways to ensure that Memorial students and staff make our mark in our community and district! We are ecstatic about all that is to come during our second year as a campus family.
Our devoted staff is working to ensure that we create a pathway to success for each of your children. Our front office team is working to ensure everyone is registered and we have all of the needed materials to begin our year off strong. Our amazing custodial team has spent the entire summer working to ensure that our building is clean and all is ready to welcome you all back. Our "Mighty Maverick" PTA is continuing to plan and create new opportunities and programs to further engage our school community.
In the weeks to come, you will hear more about LISD and Memorial's focus on Community Engagement with proactive and positive communication, including communication commitments that we will use to uphold our partnerships with families and productive processes when navigating concerns. You may have already seen the new LISD logos #OneLISD! Be sure to like us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for pictures, announcements, updates and more! Simply scan the QR code in the left hand corner.
Thank you to all who have helped to lay the foundation of Memorial and those who are helping us to prepare for the upcoming year. Your commitment to ensure Memorial is a successful place of learning and growth for our students is much appreciated! It remains an honor to serve as the "Lead Learner" of this campus and serve our community. Together we will continue to ensure that Memorial is a place where "every student matters and every minute counts."
Stephanie N. Lawson, Principal
Student Schedule/Teacher Names
All parents will receive a video introduction message from your teachers at the end of next week. Student schedules and teacher names will be available in Skyward on Monday, August 8th at 10:00 AM. You can login using this LINK.
Meet Our New Staff
Master Schedule for 2022-2023
2022-2023 School Supply Lists
We understand that times are difficult, so please bring what you can.
Meet the Teacher Night
Monday, Aug. 8th, 5-6:30pm
1001 North Josey Lane
- Families with last names beginning with A-M will visit from 5:00-5:45 PM
- Families with last names beginning with N-Z will visit from 5:45-6:30 PM
First Week of School Information
The information in bold print has been updated:
- The first day of school is Wednesday, August 10th.
- Only the parents of PreK and Kindergarten students will be able to walk their child to class on the first day of school only. After that, parents will not be able to walk their child to class.
- All students in grades 1-5 will walk in with staff support if needed.
- All families are welcomed to attend Meet the Teacher to ensure parents and students meet their child's new teacher.
- Doors open at 7:15 a.m.
- School starts at 7:45 a.m. and ends at 3:25 p.m.
Grade Level Orientations
PK, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade orientations will be held Virtually from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM on the following dates (Webex links will be sent by 8/15 ):
- 8/16 - 5th Grade Orientation
- 8/17 - PreK Orientation
- 8/22 - 1st Grade Orientation
- 8/23 - 2nd Grade Orientation
- 8/24 - 3rd Grade Orientation
- 8/25 - 4th Grade Orientation
Kindergarten will be an in person orientation because of Kindergarten camp the first week of school.
- 8/18 - Kindergarten Orientation
We do not want our Mavericks at school if they do not feel well, so please make sure they bring a note when they return back to campus.
Mrs. Burleson will be in charge of K-5th attendance this year. If you have any questions you can always reach out to her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out more attendance information here: https://bit.ly/MESAttendance22
Breakfast and Lunch Updates for 22-23
Visitors can begin coming for lunch starting Tuesday, September 6th.
- We have space for five families per grade per day.
If your child forgets their lunch at home, you can bring it to the front office. Please drop off ALL lunches by 10:30 a.m. We will not be able to accept third party food delivery for students.
Breakfast and lunch will not be offered free for all students. Please make sure to complete the Free/ Reduced Lunch form for your benefits.
- Breakfast: $1.35
- Lunch: $2.85
Arrival and Dismissal
Students may not enter the building until 7:15 AM each day. Anyone arriving prior to will need to remain outside until that time.
All car riders will need to be dropped off in front of the building following the directions of the staff on duty.
CAR RIDER PICK UP:
- begins at 3:00 and ends around 3:15 for PK
- begins at 3:25 and ends around 3:45 for grades K-5
Anyone picking up your child in the car line MUST have a car tag. Car tags will be given out at Meet the Teacher night on August 8th.
After 3:45, you will need to park your car, ring the doorbell and present your ID to sign out your student. The only people that are allowed sign out your child after school must be in Skyward and listed as someone who can pick up your child.
More detailed instructions to come, but it will help to start discussing with your family now how your children will get to and from school.
iPad Information for Parents
- August 8th: Meet the Teacher
- August 10th: First Day of School
More dates to come!