Memorial Elementary School Newsletter, October 2019
Save the Date (s):
9 PTO meeting 3:30 p.m.
9 Family Night at Culvers
11 End of first grading period
14 & 15 No School for Fall Break
17 Fall Fest & Trunk or Treat (6-7 p.m.)
21 - 25 Red Ribbon Week
23 & 24 Parent Teacher Conferences (see more information below)
24 & 25 1/2 day for students - PT Conferences (12 p.m. dismissal both days)
31 Halloween Parties
5 eLearning Day - Election Day
7 Major Saver kick-off for Valpo Ed. Foundation
11-15 Scholastic Book Fair
11 Veteran's Day
13 PTO Meeting at 3:30
16 Grandparent's Day (9 a.m. - noon)
18 Spell Bowl
19 PIcture Re-Takes (return packet for retake)
27 - 29 Thanksgiving Break - no school
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PLEDGES and Support for the WALK-A-THON. You are amazing!
Parent Teacher Conferences
Halloween Party Updates
Grandparents / Special Persons Day Set
Grandparents and other special people play an important role to the success of the Memorial students. We would like to invite them to spend a morning with the students at Memorial. Grandparents/Special Persons Day is an Open House on Saturday, November 16, 9 a.m. - noon. Students will be able to give their guests a tour of their classrooms and the school. Inter-state Photography will be available to take a photo, if interested. The PTO will provide refreshments in the cafe and the Scholastic Book Fair will be open in the Market.
A note from Mrs. Seip, Memorial's Social Worker
Here at Memorial it's my job to help students be as successful as possible. I do that in a variety of ways.
-Backpack and Snacks program: We provide food for students in need through the weekend.
-Small groups: Social skills group to help students in their relationships with peers and/or teachers.
-Individual sessions: Individual time to meet with the social worker.
-Dressed for School: Twice a year we arrange for students to obtain clothing through the Dressed for School store.
-Lunch Buddies: A Greater Good program that allows an adult volunteer to come and eat lunch with a student on a weekly basis. The goal is help foster positive adult relationships.
-Holiday Assistance: Students in need are provided with holiday gifts and items of need. This occurs in December.
If your student could benefit from any of the above programs please let me, Mrs. Seip, know via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school office.
Eleanor Enjoying Kona Ice at the Walk-a-Thon
Follow Eleanor on Instagram at eleanorbehr_vikingpup
Teaching about Beginning with the End in Mind
News From Local Organizations on the VCS Website
The VCS website contains a community flyers web page dedicated to promoting good activities and opportunities for students and their families. The webpage includes links to various flyers that local organizations are promoting for our students and families. Take a look throughout the year for flyers and brochures that promote fun family-friendly activities throughout the year.
NOTES & REMINDERS:
- 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.
- Students may not carry medicine with them throughout the school day, this includes Inhalers. Please talk to the school nurse 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 do not have a completed 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.
Background Checks/Visitor Badges
Additionally, each visit to the school will require a state issued I.D. card or Driver's License. It will be scanned and you will be given a visitor's badge for your visit.
You can find the Memorial PTO News at: http://www.memorialelementarypto.com/
This year's PTO officers:
President - Debra Krieg Lewis
Vice President - Open
Secretary - Rae Smedley
Treasurer - Trish VanTornhout
Boxtops for education making a change
Clipping Boxtop stamps is coming to an end and scanning receipts will be the new way to collect. So any remaining NON-EXPIRED Box Tops are being collected now! Be sure to gather up all those last Box Top stamps to send in. Then check out the flyer that shows the new way of raising money for the Memorial PTO using the Box Top App!
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