Memorial Messages

Memorial Elementary School Newsletter

Save the Date (s):


6 - Picture Retake Day

10-14 Scholastic Book Fair Week

10 Family Night at the Book Fair (5:30-7:00 p.m.)

11 Veterans' Day

11 Muffins with Moms (8:00-8:30)

13 Donuts with Dads (8:00 - 8:30)

14 Talent Show at 6:00 p.m.

15 Grandparents' Day (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

20 Spell Bowl at Washington Township Elementary

27 & 28 No School - Happy Thanksgiving


  • Please consider participating in the "Support our Troops" campaign. - See the flyer at the bottom of this page.
  • Check out your child's first quarter grade report on RDS. If you have any questions please call your child's teacher.
  • Follow Memorial Elementary on Twitter @Valpo_Memorial
  • Please see the Nurse Notes below from Mrs. Keenan, Memorial's School Nurse.
  • Please send a note, or email Mrs. Molnar, 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. Molnar's email:
  • It is most appreciated if all notes sent to the are at least 5" x 7" or a half sheet of paper. The small notes, especially the sticky notes, tend to get misplaced in children's folders.
  • Students may not carry medicine with them throughout the school day, this includes Inhalers. Please talk to Mrs. Keenan, the school nurse, about your child's medical needs.
  • Please ask your child what the "Good Deed Challenge of the Week" is. Next week it will be: "Congratulate a friend or family member for doing a good job on something he/she did well."
  • Mrs. Rainey's class won the Golden Broom last week for having the most CLASS HEARTS. Mrs. Watkin's and Miss Korb's classes are not too far behind.
  • New Procedure - 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 New 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.

PTO News

You can find the Memorial PTO News at:

Support our Troops Information

Each year, thousands of American soldiers don’t get to celebrate Christmas

with their families because they are overseas fighting for our country. They travel

away from home for months at a time, stay in unfamiliar places, and are

separated from loved ones. One way we can brighten a soldier’s holiday is to send

a care package—because nobody should miss Christmas.

Memorial Elementary School is going to participate in a project to collect

supplies in order to make care packages for soldiers currently serving overseas

through an organization called “Supplies for GIs”. Also included in this packet is a

letter form. If you and your student would like to write a letter to a soldier,

please write one together at home and send back to the school.

Each grade will be in charge of collecting specific items. Please see

attached list and plan accordingly. Be sure to bring in your donations and letters

by Thursday, November 20. If you have any questions, feel free to email Ashley

Landrum (Americorps Tutor) at Additionally, if you

know anyone currently serving in the military and would like to add his or her

name to the list to receive a care package, please fill out the bottom of the

second page and return to the school before November 20.

Thank you in advance for showing your support for our troops.

Supply List

Kindergarten: tooth paste, dental floss, tooth brushes, jerky

1st Grade: chewing gum, chap stick, crystal light packets, canned wieners

2nd Grade: canned fruit (small cans with pop tab top), ramen noodles, tuna

3rd Grade: canned soup, microwave popcorn, twizzlers, slim jims

4th Grade: rice crispy treats, pringles, wet wipes, canned chicken

5th Grade: shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, sardines

If there is a soldier you know that you would like added to the list of recipients, please fill out the information below and return the completed slip to the school. Supplies 4 GIs would love to send your loved one a care package. Please have this information turned into the school by November 20th as well. Thank you.


Soldier’s Name:______________________________________________________



Nurse Notes

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, Michelle Keenan

Copyright 1999 Dr. William P. Sawyer

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