Messages from Memorial
Memorial Elementary School Newsletter - January 2020
Happy New Year!
“If parents want to give their children a gift, the best thing they can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning. That way, their children don’t have to be slaves of praise. They will have a lifelong way to build and repair their own confidence.” Carol S. Dweck
Save the Date (s):
6 School Resumes today
8 Little Caesars Pizza Kits order form and payments due
10 2nd grading period report cards available on Skyward
11 Robotics Competition at Heavilin
15 PTO Meeting at 3:30 p.m.
16 Discovery Fair, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
20 MLK Day - No School
23 Limo Ride and PIzza from Major Saver
22 - 23 Science Bowl Competition
24 Little Caesars Pizza Kits Pickup at 3:30
31 Club and Candid pictures for the Yearbook taken today
5 Intro. to Orchestra Concert for Grade 4
6 Intro. to Band for Grade 5
12 PTO Meeting at 6:00 p.m.
13 Valentine's Parties at School
14-17 No School for Winter Break
PTO Meeting Agenda Item for January 15
Advice from Love and Logic
Keeping Kids Safe with Media
We hope you can come see the creative and interesting projects!
January's Habit for Happy Kids and Highly Successful People is Habit #5 "Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood."
Please Plan Ahead for ILEARN - Coming this spring!
We recognize there are times when missing school cannot be avoided, such as in cases of illness or for a funeral. When this is the case, please contact the school as soon as possible the morning of the absence. Teachers will prepare make-up work and you may pick it up and work on it at home when your child starts feeling better. If you cannot pick up the make-up work, another possibility would be for the school to send work home with a student who lives close to you. Your child will benefit by having as much of the make-up work done as possible when he/she returns to school.
Some things that can be done to increase student attendance and limit time out of class are scheduling doctor appointments during off school days/hours and scheduling family vacations around school holidays. Additionally some students miss school because they are having anxiety about something at school. We would like to help you with that. Please call us so we can work together to help make your child feel more comfortable about coming to school.
Looking for Highlights of Memorial Students Making A Mark on the Community
You can find the Memorial PTO News at: http://www.memorialelementarypto.com/
This year's PTO officers:
President - Debra Krieg Lewis
Vice President - Rose Gutshall
Secretary - Rae Smedley
Treasurer - Trish VanTornhout
Dear Memorial Families,
We want to be sure we keep Memorial healthy!. Here are some helpful tips.
Please remember, in accordance with the VCS policy , children should be kept at home if they have the following:
- Temperature of 100 degrees or over
- Eye infections with discharge
- Cough associated with fever or continuous unrelieved cough
- Cold symptoms associated with other signs of illness
- Communicable diseases (chicken pox, scabies, impetigo, ringworm, head lice - until treated appropriately)
- Vomiting or diarrhea
- Undiagnosed skin eruptions or rashes
*We ask students to be on antibiotic treatment for 24 hours or fever free 24 hours without an analgesic (Tylenol, Motrin) before returning to school.
For more information, please contact our School Nurse
Copyright 1999 Dr. William P. Sawyer