Friday, August 26, 2016

Principal's Notes - August 26th

Dear Memorial Families,
What a great start to the school year! It is wonderful having the children back. We hope that you have had an opportunity to see the face-lift to the front of Memorial ... thank you for the many complements. One of our hopes this year is to get new signage in front of Memorial ... stay tuned.


Guidance Message
Each week I will share the messages that we share with your children in hopes that you can reinforce them at home.

August Word of the Month: Peace

August 25: Mrs. Souza and I welcomed our Memorial family back, with a special welcome to new students and staff. We shared our goal to continue practicing peace and kindness in our school, so that ALL students and staff feel safe and comfortable, and so that we can have fun too.  We defined peace as “taking care of ourselves, others, and the earth”, and peacemakers as people who practice peace each day.  Throughout the year, Mrs. Pleat will offer ideas on how we can become peacemakers, called Peacemaker Challenges.  When we all work together to become peacemakers, our school can be even more fun and friendly than it already is.

August 26: Mrs. Pleat reminded us that peace means “taking care of ourselves, others, and the earth”.  She discussed our new Buddy Bench, and proposed our first Peacemaker Challenge.
Peacemaker Challenge:  If you see someone on the Buddy Bench, ask them to play and be kind to them.  If no one is there, look around for kids who are alone, or new kids, and invite them to play.

AM Drop-Off (Kindergarten through Grade 4)
If you drop your child off at school in the morning (7:30 am to 8:00 am), please make sure you are in the drop-off lane to drop at the front door or park in a marked parking spot and walk your child in. After 8:00 am, you must park in a marked parking spot and bring your child into the building. Thanks for your help in keeping everyone safe!

BEEP Parents
BEEP classes will begin on September 1st. BEEP parents and students will meet their teachers the day their class begins.

Infosnap – Please complete as soon as possible!
Any family that has not completed the online registration for your child(ren) should complete the online registration (Infosnap). The online process replaced all the paperwork we have required in the past. It is important for us to have updated information on your child(ren). Please complete the registration as soon as possible. If you have questions about this, please call Deb Gelinas at 627-1776.

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September 1 – 1st Day of School for BEEP
September 5 - Labor Day - No School
September 14 - Open House
September 21 - Picture Day


Sunday, August 21, 2016

Principal's Notes - August 21st

Dear Memorial Families,

It doesn't seem possible that this will be the first week of school. I hope that you have had a wonderful summer. The start of the school year is always such a special time ... we ar so excited to have the children back in school.

Just a couple of reminders:
BEEP will begin classes on September 1st.

Meet and Greet is Wednesday, August 24th with the following schedule:
Grades 1-4     1:30 - 3:00
Kindergarten (AM)     1:30 - 2:15
Kindergarten (PM)      2:15 - 3:00

First Day of School is Thursday, August 25th.

Looking forward to seeing you all on Wednesday,

Monday, August 8, 2016

Principal's Notes - August 8th


Dear Memorial Families,

I hope you and your family are having a wonderful summer! The weather certainly has been cooperating. We are just finishing up summer school this week and have been very busy planning for the opening of school. With the start of school coming up quickly, I wanted to just send a few quick reminders:

  • Meet and Greet is August 24th. Grades 1-4 are from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm, K-am is from 1:30 - 2:15, and K-pm is from 2:15 - 3:00.
  • First Day of School - August 25th.
  • Remember, parking is very limited at Memorial. The curb is in front of the school so you are unable to park on the grass/dirt. Please park only in designated parking spaces. The church across the street has generously allowed us to use their lot.
  • If you ordered the PTG School Supply Packs, they have been delivered to your child's classroom. If you need a list of supplies to purchase, please check out your teacher's website or we have lists in the office. 
  • The Memorial School Student Handbook is available on Memorial's website under school info. 
Looking forward to seeing you all soon. Enjoy your summertime!