Memorial School News
June 14, 2013
Today is Flag Day!
(and Gr. 2's Famous Americans' Tea!)
(and Gr. 2's Famous Americans' Tea!)
JUNE 18th – 5th Grade Field Trip
JUNE 20th – Field Day (rain date June 21st)
JUNE 25th – Last Day of School; dismissal at ~ 11:15
LUNCH MENU- MAIN ENTRÉE CHOICES (SEE MENU FOR MORE DETAILS)
June 17th - 21st
Monday – Chicken Tenders
Tuesday – Hamburger or Cheeseburger
Wednesday – Pasta with Meatballs
Thursday – Bagged Lunch - Memorial School Field Day
Friday – Stuffed Crust Pizza (unless it rains on Thursday, then Bagged Lunch)
FROM THE OFFICE
What a grand couple of weeks we are enjoying here at Memorial! Field trips, Spring Concert, Art Festival & Pancake Breakfast, Memorial Day Assembly, and Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast featuring the Kindergartener’s first official “performance;” 5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony, special class projects and activities like Famous Americans’ Tea, and Author Share; Kindergarten Open House (for next year’s K families); and a whole-school Spirit Week! And just around the corner, our whole-school Field Day on Thursday, June 20th! All have made this year’s end-of-school a fun-filled celebration of a year of learning!
Last week there was the Family Picnic on Tuesday evening in our beautiful big ‘backyard.’ What a wonderful time! It brought so many of us together, including our soon-to-be principal Deb Dressler, to relax and enjoy one another’s company, and celebrate the community we’ve created here at Memorial. Weather-wise it could not have been a more perfect evening. And thanks to the extraordinary efforts of the PTO leadership and many volunteers, it was a tasty and fun-filled one too!
Thank you to the many of you who have made all of these wonderful things happen for Memorial children and families, and to the many many families who were able to attend. Surely it is the people who make the place, and Memorial School is an extraordinarily special place because of all of you!
From the Nurse’s Office:
Please pick-up all medications - both prescribed and over the counter by 9am, Tuesday June 25th. If
they are not picked up, they will be disposed of in the trash.
5th Grade End-of-Year Activities
From Mrs. Rickershauser, Principal - Thank you to the many parents and fifth grade teachers who have devoted the time, care, attention, and ‘heart’ to helping our 5th graders celebrate their years in elementary school in such a joyful way! It will surely help them move on to the next phase of their formal education with eagerness and confidence!
Memorial Kids Care
From the Memorial School Student Council (Advisors Ms. Martin & Mrs. Blois)
We really enjoyed leading and keeping track of participation throughout Spirit Week. It was a lot of fun for everyone! Now, we would like to turn our energy to helping children in places that need it.
1. Mil Milagros - helping children in Guatemala (http://milmilagros.org)
Fifth Grader Amelia Murphy and her family plan to travel to Guatemala this summer to assist at a school
in need. She and her family will deliver all collected supplies. Items needed include:
* packs of pens
* packs of pencils
2. Art Feeds - helping children in Moore, Oklahoma (http://dosomething.org)
Art Feeds is an organization that brings healing through art; they are working to bring their programs
to students affected by the tornadoes in Oklahoma. Items needed include:
* 24 pack crayons
* 10-12 pack colored pencils
* 10-12 pack washable markers
* 8 color watercolor palettes
Donations of new items will be gratefully accepted in each classroom through Wednesday, June 19th.
Thank you for your donations, and for helping our children learn that in helping others, we help ourselves to grow in understanding and compassion.
Memorial School Field Day: Gr. K-5
It’s hard to know what the weather will be, but based on ‘tradition,’ the day is sure to be filled with fun and high spirits! For safety reasons: 1) all students must wear sneakers to participate; 2) please apply sunscreen at home to prevent sunburns. For comfort: there will be events that include water, so all children should wear a bathing suit to school under their clothes and bring a towel and a dry change of clothing.
As always, we look forward to having families come by and watch our Field Day events. We do have a new format this year. Our 5th grade students will be running all the events. This will allow you - our guests - to view all events that your child is participating in. For best viewing AND security purposes, NO parents or family members will be allowed on the field. “Stations” will be set up near the fence, so watching your child from the other side of the fence will make for the best viewing as well as capturing those ‘Kodak moments.’
We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, June 20th - rain date: Friday, June 21st. Activities will be set up in our school’s side lot too. Additional parking is available in the large lot next to St. Margaret’s Church.
A GOLD STAR TRIBUTE HONORING OUR VIETNAM FALLEN
We invite you to attend “A Gold Star Tribute Honoring Our Vietnam Fallen” at the Memorial School on Saturday, June 29th from 5:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. For more information visit www.OperationHomeTies.com
Children who will be entering Kindergarten this fall are invited to join the monthly Pre-K socials being organized by Mother-to-Mother. You do not need to be a member of Mother-to-Mother to participate. The next social will be held on Wednesday, June 19th from 3:30-4:30 at the Memorial school playground. Please email Sharleen Davis at email@example.com to RSVP.
From the PTO - Memorial Night at the Lowell Spinners, Sunday June 30th.
Come join Memorial School families on Sunday, June 30th to see the Lowell Spinners. Tickets are $5.00 per ticket. Please turn in your order form by June 19th. Game tickets will be distributed to students on June 24th.