Your Weekly Update from Memorial Elementary School
Dear Memorial Families and Caregivers:
And just like that, we completed another 8-week cycle of learning since our last break. Next week our students and staff will be provided some time to decompress, relax and reset. School will be back in session on Monday, February, 27th. I hope you find some time to do what brings you joy.
As we head into our winter break, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for the many joys we share each day. Our Memorial community is remarkable as we embrace a deep love of learning and inquiry. And particularly at this time of year we see many acts of giving and gratitude. Memorial is special!
POINT OF PRIDE
What's In Your Hear Natick
This past week many of our students participated in a community art initiative called "What's In Your Heart Natick". This project is supported by a grant from the Natick Cultural Council. Kids were asked to dig deep in their hearts to find out what or who is important to them. Then, they were to paint that feeling, person, place or idea on a 4" x 4" red heart. The completed hearts will be tied together and installed on the fencing of the MBTA pedestrian bridge in Natick Center.
Our artists did an amazing job! I have attached some pictures of your kiddo's masterpieces.
Things You Need to Know
1. NPS Parent Orientation Night - Thursday, March 30, 2023, @ 7:00 p.m.
Virtual Live Stream on YouTube with Elementary School Principals Parents of incoming Kindergarten students are invited to meet with the Elementary School Principals to learn more about the Kindergarten onboarding process, overall curriculum goals, and how Natick Public Schools works to support its youngest learners. Principals will discuss the orientation process (parent orientation, student assessment, and student orientation) and the modifications in place to support safety at school. Also discussed will be programming and services and the calendar of important events. This evening will help you prepare for your child’s transition into kindergarten. Building-based meetings will be hosted in May to review building-specific procedures. Links will be shared via email closer to these dates.
2. The Elementary Enrichment Program runs for two 8-week sessions per year. This session we have courses offered at Ben-Hem, Brown, Johnson, Lilja and Memorial. Classes are designed and led by NPS staff and focus on hands-on exploration and collaborative fun, and open to students who attend the school at which each course is offered. The link provided here has the information for registration that opens on 2/13: Enrichment Program Link
3. Lost and Found is open for business. Please stop by or have your child visit for missing belongings. If you have names on items, it is helpful so that we can provide more support.
4. February Winter Break/No School : 2/20- 2/24
5. Please enjoy my weekend vibe: AS- Stevie Wonder
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