Maverick Memo for Families

Week of August 8th

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Message from Principal Lawson

Dear Parents,


We are only a few days away from officially welcoming our Mavericks back to school! I wanted to share one more newsletter with you for housekeeping purposes. Take some time to read the various reminders and important tidbits below.


Prior to Wednesday, ensure you take some time to complete all of the Back to School forms in Skyward. Here you will be able to check medical updates, phone number, contact info for emergency contacts and pay ipad dues/insurance fees (4th and 5th grade students only).


Mrs. Burleson and I will be available tomorrow to answer and general questions you all may have regarding the beginning of the year. We just want to ensure everyone is ready for the first day back. If you'd like to join, please complete the form below.


Again, we are excited to welcome everyone back! As we transition, please remember that our Maverick family has grown quite a bit since last spring. We will be welcoming more families which means everyone will need to exercise patience and grace as we interact with one another during arrival and dismissal and as we ensure all students have everything needed for a successful school year!


Together we will put Memorial on the map!


Sincerely,

Stephanie N. Lawson, Principal

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Meet the Teacher Information

We can't wait to see you all at Meet the Teacher tonight! Join us for an opportunity to meet your child's teacher(s) face to face, drop off supplies, join PTA, and meet representatives from The Boys and Girls Scouts.


There will be several photo opportunities around the building, so make sure you stop and take a pic or two before leaving!


Please use the main entrance to the building.

Arrival and Dismissal

Arrival & Dismissal Routes for Memorial Elementary - Google Slides
Arrival and Dismissal Presentation

Click here if you'd like the visuals without the voice over.

All Arrival and Dismissal Routes Information

Read this document for all arrival and dismissal information HERE


General Guidelines -

MORNING ARRIVAL:


Students may not enter the building until 7:15 AM each day. Anyone arriving prior to will need to remain outside until that time.


All car riders will need to be dropped off in front of the building following the directions of the staff on duty.


CAR RIDER PICK UP:


  • begins at 3:00 and ends around 3:15 for PK


  • begins at 3:25 and ends around 3:45 for grades K-5


Anyone picking up your child in the car line MUST have a car tag. Car tags will be given out at Meet the Teacher night on August 8th.


After 3:45, you will need to park your car, ring the doorbell and present your ID to sign out your student. The only people that are allowed sign out your child after school must be in Skyward and listed as someone who can pick up your child.


More detailed instructions to come, but it will help to start discussing with your family now how your children will get to and from school.

Dismissal Information

Transportation Form: How will your child get home?

Be sure to fill out this link HERE to let us know how your child will be dismissed each day.


This helps us establish our first day rosters and communication with their teachers.

Transportation Changes

Memorial Elementary requires a transportation change request in writing by 2 p.m. All written change requests must include - date, student's name, teacher's name, specific details of all the changes and signature and your phone number. We cannot accept last minute changes to ensure our students are safe.


Remember: These written changes are only accepted from parent/guardian listed in skyward, an emergency contact is not able to make this request.

You may contact us, in writing, in any of the following ways:

By emailing memorialattendance@lisd.net. Please also include your child’s teacher in the email. Teacher emails can be found on the Memorial Website under the “Grade Level” tab. Emails must be sent before 2:00 p.m.


In person by filling out the “Transportation Change Request Form” HERE before 2:00 p.m.


By sending a note in your child’s folder addressed to his/her teacher the morning of the change.

First Week of School Information

The information in bold print has been updated:


  • The first day of school is Wednesday, August 10th.


  • Only the parents of PreK and Kindergarten students will be able to walk their child to class on the first day of school only. After that, parents will not be able to walk their child to class. This is an expectation of all LISD elementary schools.


  • All students in grades 1-5 will walk in with staff support if needed.


  • All families are welcomed to attend Meet the Teacher to ensure parents and students meet their child's new teacher.


  • Doors open at 7:15 a.m.


  • School starts at 7:45 a.m. and ends at 3:25 p.m.

Maverick Parents,


Hi! This is Nurse Terri; the school nurse at Memorial Elementary. I have a few items I need your help with:



  1. Please go online and fill out your child's Health information/ Health Card as soon as you can so I can be aware of any health issues that your child may have.
  2. If you have received an email about missing immunizations, please provide an updated shot record before Wednesday morning. If you need a suggestion of where you can go to receive the immunizations, please email me at lowryt@lisd.net.
  3. I will be available to receive medications on Monday night at Meet the Teacher night if you would like to come by with your medications at that time. Please make sure the medication is in the original container with a label with your child's name on it and the medication must be in date. Please email with any questions.


Please feel free to call or email me with any questions ! Looking forward to seeing all my sweet Mavericks and meeting all our new Mavericks.


Thank you so much!!

Safety First

Remember to keep all the students safe, always show your ID at the door bell. This will ensure we know who is entering the building.

Memorial PTA Updates

Happy beginning of the school year! We are so excited to get going this year! We would love to have all of our families join PTA this year. We have so many exciting activities planned for our campus. Please see the links below to join PTA, order spirit wear, or order supplies!


Membership for the 2022-23 School Year

$10 membership fee helps support PTA efforts at Memorial

https://www.joinpta.org/


Pre-Order 2022 Spirit Wear

Order ahead and skip the lines at Meet the Teacher

https://memorial-elementary-pta.square.site/spirit-shop


EPI School Supplies

Haven't shopped for school supplies just yet - Let the PTA take care of it for you! Reserve a pack for your student today - Limited Quantities Available

https://memorial-elementary-pta.square.site/product/school-supply-bundle-2022/29

2022-2023 School Supply Lists

Grade Level Orientations

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Student Attendance

This year we are going to focus on student attendance. It is essential that students are at school as much as possible. We love seeing their faces each and every day and we do not want them miss any of the learning and experiences that each day offers.


We do not want our Mavericks at school if they do not feel well, so please make sure they bring a note when they return back to campus.


Mrs. Burleson will be in charge of K-5th attendance this year. If you have any questions you can always reach out to her at burlesonl@lisd.net


Check out more attendance information here: https://bit.ly/MESAttendance22

Breakfast and Lunch Updates for 22-23

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Breakfast and lunch will not be offered free for all students. Please make sure to complete the Free/ Reduced Lunch form for your benefits. There will be no grace period this year, so any student who purchases lunch on the first day will receive a balance if they do not have money on their account.


MEAL PRICES:

  • Breakfast: $1.35
  • Lunch: $2.85

iPad Information for Parents

Upcoming Events


  • August 8th: Meet the Teacher
  • August 10th: First Day of School
  • August 12th: Our first spirit day is THIS FRIDAY! Wear your Mavs shirt or blue/yellow
  • September 6th: Lunch Visitors may begin - Remember we have 5 spaces / grade level



More dates to come!

Spirit Fridays!

Wear your Maverick shirt for Spirit Friday! The class with the most participants after 9 weeks will win a class prize!
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Check out our Maverick Flipgrid to hear messages from our Memorial family!


https://flip.com/9e7c1f84

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