Memorial News

February 2020

From Mr. Collier


Dear Parents/Guardians:


Many of our students and staff are excited about the month of February. There are several special activities and celebrations at Memorial School during this month such as the Winter Carnival, Jump Rope for Heart, Valentine's Day, 100th Day of School, and so much more.


Providing there are no school closures due to inclement weather, Wednesday, February 12, 2020 marks the 100th day of school. Students and teachers in several grades are working on some special activities that relate to this monumental occasion. Please look for additional information that will be disseminated by your child’s teacher.


As this is cold and flu season, please remember to keep your child home if they are running a fever or vomiting. They need to be healthy and fever free for twenty-four hours before returning to school. Also, if your child has seen a doctor for any injury or illness, please make sure that you notify Mrs. Dugan and provide her with a doctor's note.


Wishing Everyone A Healthy February!

Vanessa Keel and the Therapy Dogs Visit Memorial School

On Monday, January 13th and Tuesday, January 14th, students in Kindergarten and Grade 1 were visited by author Vanessa Keel. Her visit included a book reading with each class, along with an introduction to a certified Therapy Dog.


Each dog was accompanied by their owner/handler. The dogs (and their owners) are volunteers with a group called Bright & Beautiful Therapy Dogs, Inc. http://www.golden-dogs.org. These Therapy Dogs are trained and tested and are accustomed to being with children.


Thank you to Mrs. Westervelt for arranging Vanessa Keel and the Therapy Dogs to Visit Memorial School. We really enjoyed it!

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Jump Rope for Heart

Memorial School’s Jump Rope for Heart will be held on Friday, February 14th. Since the start of Jump Rope for Heart in 1993, the students have raised over $232,000 for the American Heart Association. Students in grades one through four will participate in this fundraising event during the following times:


  • Third Grade: 9:00-10:00
  • Second Grade 10:10-11:00
  • First Grade 11:10-11:50
  • Fourth Grade 1:40-2:50
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Valentine's Day Celebrations

Our students will be celebrating Valentine’s Day on Friday, February 14th. When purchasing Valentine cards, please make sure they do not include candy. Students will not be allowed to hand out any type of candy on this particular day. If your child is planning on handing out Valentine’s Day cards, please make sure that every student in the class receives one. Thank you for your cooperation.

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100th Day of School

Provided there are no additional school closures, Wednesday, February 12th marks the 100th day of school. Students and teachers in several grades are working on some special activities that relate to this monumental occasion. Please look for additional information that will be disseminated by your child’s teacher.

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Kindergarten 2020 - 2021

Our kindergarten registration round up has concluded. So far, we have registered 67 students for kindergarten at Memorial School starting in September 2020. I do anticipate that there will be a few more students registering for kindergarten before September.

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Family Night - PTO Winter Carnival

The Montvale PTO will be hosting a Winter Carnival at Memorial School on Wednesday, February 5th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The cost is $10.00 per child at the door. This will be Memorial School's Family Night activity. Hope to see you there!!

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Upcoming Events

February 5 - Family Night at Memorial School


February 5 - PTO Winter Carnival 6:30 p.m.


February 12 - 100th Day of School (Tentative)


February 14 - Jump Rope for Heart


February 17 & 18 - School Closed for President's Weekend


February 25 - Pre-K and Kindergarten Dental Hygienists Visit


February 26 - Dentist Dr. Lee Visits Grade 1


February 28 - Author Visit: Charles R. Smith, Jr.