Messages from Memorial
Memorial Elementary School Newsletter - December 2019
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Memorial Staff!
MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM ELF ELEANOR!
Save the Date (s):
9 & 10 This is Our Story at Valparaiso High School (Memorial Choir sings on the 11th) @ 7:00
11 PTO meeting at 3:30 p.m.
18 Holiday Parties
19 1/2 Day for Students (student's are dismissed at 12:00 p.m.)
19 Last Day of 2nd Quarter
20 Records Day for Teachers/No School for Students
20 - Jan. 5 Winter Break
6 School Resumes today
10 Second Quarter Report Cards Available on Skyward
11 Robotics Competition at Heavilin Elementary
15 PTO Meeting at 3:30 p.m.
16 Discovery Fair 6:00-7:00 p.m.
20 No School today - MLK Day
Congratulations to Mrs. Kandel's class for winning the Hungry Howie's Class of the Month for having the best attendance in November, 98.3%.
STUDENT COUNCIL SPIRIT WEEK - December 16 - 19
The spirit days are as follows:
Monday, December 16th - Holiday (or any) P.J.'s Day
Tuesday, December 17th - Holiday shirt/sweater Day (Don't have one?..Red/Green would be fine!)
Wednesday, December 18th - Holiday Socks Day
Thursday, December 19th - Holiday Hats/Headbands Day
“It's not about presents but it is about your presence. Therein lies the spirit of the holiday season.” ― Julieanne O'Connor
December's Habit for Happy Kids and Highly Successful People is #4 "THINK WIN WIN"
Stephen Covey states, "Win-win is a frame of mind and heart that constantly seeks mutual benefit in all human interactions. Win-win means agreements or solutions are mutually beneficial and satisfying. We both get to eat the pie, and it tastes pretty darn good!"
For kids "Think Win Win" means:
- Consider what others might want, not just what I want.
- When conflict arises, look for different solutions.
- Being kind to others and try to think of a way for everyone to be happy.
- I win, you win, we win!
The Memorial teachers are reading the stories from The 7 Habbits of Happy Kids by Sean Covey to their classes. It illustrates the ideas of the 7 Habits through the eyes of some unique characters.
Recess in the Winter
Granparent's Day 2019
“You don’t have to blow out the other person’s light to let your own shine.” ~Bernard M. Baruch
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.
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 nurses, Mrs. Scott and Mrs. Keenan, 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 2) 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!
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