Messages from Memorial
Memorial Elementary School Newsletter - April 2019
“Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.” – Margaret Mead
Save the Date (s):
1 eLearning Day -(make up day)
2-5 Girls Basketball Camp w/VHS basketball team at MMEL
2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18 -Jumpstart at 7:50 a.m.
3 Orchestra Demonstrations for grade 4 at VHS at 10:30 a.m.
4 Band Demonstrations for grade 5 at VHS at 10:30 a.m.
5 Chores for Charity donations due today
10 PTO Meeting at 6 p.m.
11 Kindergarten Round-up at Memorial (click here for more information)
13 PTO's Masquerade Night - tickets on sale now at Eventbrite.com
18 Firefighter Phil Presentation for K-4th Grade
19 1/2 Day of School - Students leave at Noon
22 Earth Day & Traditional School Day for make-up day
23 First Grade Study Trip to VU
24 Tarradiddle Tales for Grade 1-3
26 Kindergarten Study Trip to Barnes and Noble
22 - May 17 ILEARN test window for Grades 3, 4, and 5
30 - May 4 TV Turn-off Week
6-10 Teacher Appreciation Week
14 Red Cross Blood Drive at Memorial
17 Traditional School Day for K-8 students for make-up day
23 5th Grade Students visit Ben Franklin Middle School
24 Field Day
27 Memorial Day - No School
30 1/2 Day for Students - Last Day of School
CHORES FOR CHARITY
The money will be split between these two important charities. Hopefully, Memorial students have stepped up and helped with some spring cleaning and extra chores. Any money raised should be brought to school on Friday, April 5. Thank you, parents, for your support.
Kindergarten Round -Up
Please note changes in the year end calendar:
ILEARN - New and Coming this spring!
KIndness Challenge at Memorial was a Success
Great Free Opportunities for Parents In Valparaiso
Common Sense Media Resource
"Common Sense is the leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. We empower parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives.
Media and technology are at the very center of all our lives today -- especially our children’s. Kids today spend over 50 hours of screen time every week. The media content they consume and create has a profound impact on their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Learning how to use media and technology wisely is an essential skill for life and learning in the 21st century. But parents, teachers, and policymakers struggle to keep up with the rapidly changing digital world in which our children live and learn. Now more than ever, they need a trusted guide to help them navigate a world where change is the only constant."
April & May Focus on All 7 Habits for Happy Kids
You can find the Memorial PTO News at: http://www.memorialelementarypto.com/
This year's PTO officers:
President - Debra Krieg Lewis
Vice President - Stephanie Edwards
Secretary - Leslee Davies
Treasurer - Trish VanTornhout
Thank you PTO for a great Saturday Night Live at the YMCA
NOTES & REMINDERS:
- Because many of our buses are full, students will only be allowed to ride a bus that is not their own, in an emergency situation.
- Please send a note, or email Mrs. Remijan, in the morning with all changes in transportation. When calls are made during the busy school day, there is a chance that the message may get delayed and/or not delivered. If you have an emergency during the day, which merits a change in transportation, the best way to send the message is to Mrs. Remijan's email: email@example.com
- If you are sending a note to the school about transportation, please include your child's last name.
- Students may not carry medicine with them throughout the school day, this includes Inhalers. Please talk to the school nurse, Mrs. Scott, about your child's medical needs.
- If your child is late to school (after the 8:45 bell) please walk them into the office and sign them in.
- If you need a copy of the School Wellness Policy, please ask in the office. There is a list of acceptable birthday/classroom treats.
- If you have not completed a Background Check this school year, please do so ASAP. This needs to be done for all visitors and volunteers that are coming to school during the school day.
- If you need a sign for your car for the Pick-Up Line, please call the office.
General Dismissal Procedures
All students who are car riders should leave the building out the east door (Door C) and wait along the curb on Milton Street. The students should enter the car along the curb as directed by the staff.
Students who are walkers should proceed out the front door and follow the sidewalks along Park and Milton. If you are generally a walker, but plan to drive during the cold winter months, please send in a note and your child can become a car rider.
If you park on Park Avenue to pick up your child who is a walker, please be mindful of the cars that travel down Center Street and leave plenty of room for them to pass through.
Thank you for your assistance in keeping dismissal safe!