Messages from Memorial

April 2020 (2nd Edition)

HEART*EFFORT*ATTITUDE*RESPECT*TEAMWORK

Greetings

Dear Memorial Families,

I sure hope your family is healthy, physically and mentally. We know that this is a very trying time for all. Please know that you are all valued and appreciated. In discussion with the staff, the number one issue we are having is missing everyone at school, especially the students. We are committed to make the best of this situation and do our best teaching eLearning lessons which will help our students grow and learn. Parents, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child's teachers if he/she is experiencing difficulty with assignments. There are so many stressful factors right now, the school work should not be one of them. Your families health and sense of well-being is the most important thing right now.

With great respect,

Mrs. Misecko

PTO FACEBOOK AUCTION COMING SOON!

PTO will soon be using their Facebook Page to auction off items which were originally donated for the Parents Night Out. Some of these items will be:

  • Personalized Experiences for your child with Memorial's teaching staff.
  • Zao Island tickets
  • Tickets for the Chicago Street Theatre (with no expiration date)
  • Passes for Anytime Fitness
  • Nana Claire's Cooking Class Experience
  • And more....


Don't miss out on these fun opportunities. Join the Memorial Elementary PTO Facebook page.

SAVE THE DATE - Wednesday, April 22 at 10 a.m. - The next PTO Meeting will be held on ZOOM. A meeting invitation will be sent out early next week. Can't attend? The meeting will be recorded and emailed out for all to see.

Frequently Asked Questions by Memorial Parents

When will I be able to see my child's spring pictures?
  • Interstate Studio will be sending a picture proof to each Memorial child's family when the studio reopens. The proof and ordering information will be sent through email. Families will have the option to purchase at that time.


When will Kindergarten Roundup take place?

  • The first step for Kindergarten Roundup is to complete this Pre-registration Form before May 1. After that you will receive the necessary forms and information emailed to you. These forms will be used to complete registration in person at Memorial when the school reopens. Updated information may be found on the VCS Website.


When may I pick up my child's personal belongings left at school?

  • We are unable to return to the building at this time. However, when able, we will set up a day/time for students to retrieve their personal belongings and return library books and other school materials. As soon as that day/time is set, we will let you know.


How can I find out about the Free Meals for VCS students?


What can I do if my child's school Chromebook needs repairs?


What if my situation has changed and my child now needs a school device to complete eLearning?


The office is closed, who can I call for help?

  • You may still call the school office, at 531-3090, and calls will be forwarded to Mrs. Remijan or Mrs. Misecko. You may also email Mrs. Misecko or Mrs. Remijan.


We are moving, how do I withdraw my child from school?

  • Please contact Mrs. Misecko at the above contact link or phone number.

Cybersafety for Children at Common Sense Media

Cybersafety and media security for children has never been more important. Please check out the Common Sense Media website for up to date resources and ideas to help keep your child safe.

Support from Mrs. Seip

Mrs. Seip is available for your support and has created videos for you to watch. They are on the whole school Canvas Course titled Memorial Elementary 19-20. Please check out her link on the homepage. She is here to help students and parents. You may reach out to Mrs. Seip through her email or leave a message on the school phone, 531-3090.

SHARE BOXES Available at Door A

Mrs. Seip has created two Share Boxes for the Memorial familiies. One is for non-perishable food and one is for books/games/puzzles. They will be outside in front of the school at Door A and they will operate on the Honor System. Please add to them if you can, and take out what you may need. Please contact Mrs. Seip or Mrs. Misecko if there are concerns with the boxes.
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Haikus by All

Before we left school, Mr. Walters was promoting the writing of Haiku poems in the library. Many students were having fun writing them. Hopefully, students have continued writing them while at home. In order to facilitate sharing, we have added a Haiku module on the whole school Canvas Course, labeled Memorial Elementary 19-20. Please check it out and share some of your creative work. Perhaps putting the feelings of our current situation into poetry at this time may be theraputic.

March Madness for Books

At this time, the March Madness of Books have been added to the Canvas Course, Memorial Elementary 19-20. Please enoucourage your child to listen to the stories and vote for their favorites. There is a Google Form on each page for voting. Round 3 will open on Wednesday.

Book Recommendations from Mr. Walters

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MEMORIAL PTO NEWS

Check out the Memorial PTO news.


Please note we are still looking for a President and Treasurer for the 20-21 school year. If you wouldl like more information about those positions, please contact Mrs. Debra Krieg-Lewis, the current President. Both positions are important to many of the great opportunities the PTO provides for the students, families, and staff at Memorial.

We have been Invited to participate in the Valpo High School Spirit Days!

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