Your Weekly Update from Memorial Elementary School
Dear Memorial Families and Caregivers:
The scary reality is that we have already arrived at mid-October and the excitement about the school year continues to be strong across our school community! Students have settled into their routines and have become comfortable in the school setting. Talking with many of our scholars in the lunchroom this week, it is obvious that they have been flourishing with the opportunity to play competitive sports, spending time with family and friends and enjoying the fall weather. One of our scholars, David, in 4th grade, shared with me that he went on a family boat trip that sounded so amazing! I was excited to hear that AJ won all his soccer games and more importantly just had fun with his friends hanging out.
Teachers have been very focused on providing every student with opportunities for critical thinking. As I visit classrooms, I am impressed by the levels of deep learning and engagement. Also, I continue to be in awe of our amazing community - a host of great people, who are invested in and care about what is best for our kids! Your dedication and support are appreciated and recognized at every level. Thank you for your continued partnership!
As we strengthen our home-school partnership, there are many ways you can become actively engaged in the school community. Attending school activities is a great way to build relationships and support your child. There are many exciting events happening at Memorial during the fall. All PTO events are posted on their website.
I continue to be honored to serve the Memorial community. Always know, you are important, and you matter to me. Thanks for all that you do!
POINT OF PRIDE
Five Things You Need to Know
1. Fall Picture Day is scheduled for Thursday, October 20th.
We are looking forward to taking our fall pictures for the 2022-2023 school year. Order forms were sent home already. Please check your child's backpack. If you have any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Costume Day is scheduled for October 31st
On Monday, October 31st, we will be allowing students to wear costumes to school. It will be a choose and not a requirement. Please see the following attachment at the bottom of this section for the criteria. If you have any questions, please reach out to your child's teacher for more information.
3.Reminder for Parents Who Want to Volunteer--CORI Checks (ongoing communication)
Reminder If you want to volunteer in schools, you must have a CORI check conducted and you must go into the building with identification (drivers license or passport) to do this. Click here for description of what a CORI check is and does. Without a CORI check, you cannot volunteer in the school. Here is the form to fill out for a CORI.
4. Early Release Day on October 26, 2022
Students in all grades will be dismissed at 12:40pm so that our teachers and staff can participate in Professional Development.
5. Please enjoy my current vibe
The Memorial PTO is a parent and teacher run, non-profit organization committed to enhancing and enriching the education of our students and fostering a sense of community within our school. The PTO provides assistance to teachers within the classroom settings, raises funds for educational materials and experiences, advocates school and family social interaction, and provides an unbiased forum for sharing information on issues that impact our students. We believe in cultivating a positive learning environment to allow for students to achieve their highest potential. Please become an active participant in the PTO. Below is the link to their website:
or email them at:
- Title I: Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990Title II
- Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990Title VI
- Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964Title IX
- Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
- MGL, Ch.76, Section 5: Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 76, Section 5