Your Weekly Update from Memorial Elementary School
Dear Memorial families and caregivers,
As we begin our Spring Break, I hope that our students get some time to relax from the stresses of school and enjoy some important time to just be kids!
As I continuously say, this year has been moving very quickly. We have certainly transitioned into a period of establishing our norms and consistency while reflecting on our core values. This has been a very exciting time but also challenging at times. I want to thank you, our families, for the support you have given to us during this time and want to commend our Memorial staff for their service to our community each day. Our staff know this community, understand the needs of our families, and respond by pouring all they have into a world-class education for your children while preparing them to meet the expectations of The Profile of a Natick Graduate.
For our parents, thank you for your partnership with us. We are seeing genuine progress and we know your children are learning and growing. As we move to the last weeks of the school year, please continue to remember the importance of your student being with us every day. Attendance has the biggest impact on learning, and we want to ensure that all our students are succeeding, ready to move on to the next step in their future.
Again, I hope your family has a safe and enjoyable Spring Break. Thank you for being part of the Memorial family.
POINT OF PRIDE
Discovery Museum Fieldtrip (2nd Grade)
Our 2nd graders recently experienced an on campus field trip to the Discovery Museum. We are so grateful for our incredible PTO & generous cultural arts program for making this visit happen for our second graders. This was a great learning opportunity that reinforced the concepts of matter taught as part of the 2nd grade science standards.
They learned about particles and saw hands-on/up close how when cold, they stick together and when hot, they spread out. The concept of liquid nitrogen and the experiments performed were the most fascinating and an absolute highlight for our young scholars
We applaud the instructor for packing so much information into such a short span and making learning accessible and engaging for all of our students.
Things You Need to Know
1. Incoming Kindergarten Screening Days scheduled for 4/26-4/27. Please email
firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions
2. 4th Grade Physicals: If you are a 4th grade family and have not submitted an updated health form dated after September 1, 2021, please do so as soon as possible. This is required by the state of Massachusetts. Please submit it to our school nurse, Michelle LeBlanc.
3. Please don't forget that on Friday, May 5, 2023 there is NO SCHOOL for our Kindergarten students only
4. Current Vibe: Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is- Chicago? (enjoy)
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