Messages from Memorial

May/June 2022


Dear Memorial Parents and Guardians,

It is hard to believe that the school year is almost over. As I reflect, I am amazed at the growth the students have made this year and even more amazed at the growth that the fifth graders have shown since walking in on their first day of kindergarten. This fifth grade class was present during the school construction project, re-districting, and Covid-19. Some came to Memorial as second graders from Central and Hayes Leonard Elementary, as we went from 2 classes to 3 at each grade level. The more the merrier, we thought! It was so much fun watching them grow and learn and it will be bittersweet sending them to middle school.

I would like to thank the PTO board and all the committee chairpersons who volunteered their time and talents to provide fun activities and support for the students and staff. It was an interesting journey as we began implementing some of our pre-Covid activities such as Trunk or Treat, the Scholastic Book Fair, Saturday Night Live, the family dinner and skating nights, the fifth grade celebration at Zao Island, and class parties. I think I can speak for the entire staff and say that we are VERY grateful for your help and support.

As we look towards summer, I would like to remind you to please review your child's final report card available on the Skyward Parent Portal On Friday, June 3. I would also suggest that you print it out for your files. If you need help finding it, you may call the school office until June 10. As soon as ILEARN parent reports are available for students in grades 3-5, we will make sure that you get a copy. We will also let you know as soon as the dates for registration are released. Mrs. Remijan and I will return to school on July 18. If you need help during the summer you can send me an email and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

We will be sending out information soon on the summer Reading and Writing Challenge. I hope that you will be able to encourage your child to continue reading and writing through the summer. But most of all, I hope that you have lots of fun playing!

Your Partner in Education,

Mrs. Debra Misecko, Principal

Dates to Remember


13 PTO movie night 6:30 - 9:30

16 5th Grade Celebration

17 Field Day (20th - Field Day Rain Date)

18 Eleanor's Birthday

18 PTO meeting at 3:30

23 Blood Drive at Memorial (see flyer below for more information)

26 Last Day of School - Dismissal at 12:00 p.m.


3 Final Report Cards Available

10 Memorial Office closing for the summer

Student Council Community Service

Thank you for your support for the Memorial Student Council community service projects this year. Through your generosity, they were able to donate $650 for Giant Paws Rescue, $650 to the American Heart Association, and $1400 to Riley Children's Hospital.
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Art Club In Action

Check out the pictures below of the Memorial Art Club hard at work. They have been busy this spring planning and painting a fence at Jesse Pifer Park. Next time you are there playing check out their work.
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Student Council's Last Community Service Project This Year

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Spring Into the Arts Continues



The following people serve on the PTO Executive Board. Their time and talents have been greatly appreciated by staff and students.

President - Kristen Elinkowski

Vice President - Rose Gutshall

Treasurer - Megan Taylor

Secretary - Rae Smedley

If you are interested in serving on the PTO executive board next year, please contact Mrs. Misecko or Mrs. Elinkowski. There are also open committee chair positions for the following committees: Scholastic Book Fair (November), SNL (May), Staff Appreciation Week (May), Silent Auction (April), Fall Fest (October), Fifth Grade Celebration (May)\. If you are interested in chairing one of these events, please let Mrs. Misecko or Mrs. Elinkowski know.

Memorial Elementary PTO updates can be found on the Memorial Elementary PTO Facebook page, and the Memorial PTO Website.

Box Tops for Education Continues

The Memorial PTO will continue to participate in the Box Tops for Education program. It is now as simple as scanning grocery reciepts using the Box Tops for Education App. Please use the link below for more information on how you can use your regular purchases to support the Memorial PTO.
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