Monday, August 17, 2015

Welcome Back!


Hello Memorial Families!

Welcome back to the 2015-2016 school year! A new school year begins on Monday, August 31, 2015 for all first through fifth graders.  Kindergartners will be attending orientation on September 32015 in two different sessions and then starting the year on September 8, 2015.  Open House for parents will be on September 15, 2015. Teachers have been busy attending professional development and setting up their classrooms.  There are many exciting new curriculum initiatives in the district that address the changes in the Common Core standards for Massachusetts. All of this means our students will be supported and challenged with exciting new materials and approaches to learning! 

In a tradition that started a few years ago, all first through fifth students and staff will gather in the cafetorium for a brief ALL SCHOOL morning meeting.  We will review school wide expectations for behavior and learning and then dismiss students to their classrooms.  

Morning drop-off begins 7:55am. 

*All students arriving after 8:10 (cell phone time) will be considered tardy and you will need to park your car and walk them into the office and sign them in. Please have your student ready to get out of the car when you pull up to the teachers on duty.  Children need to get out on the sidewalk side of the road. The start of the school day is critical to your child feeling settled and ready to learn, please be prompt.

Drop-off and Pick-up procedures have not changed. The line can get very long in both the morning and afternoons. Please be patient. NO PASSING  for the safety of our children and staff. We encourage you to use the bus whenever possible to avoid any delays.

*Bus schedules have been published in local newspapers and are available on the Memorial PTO website.  Please review bus safety with your child
keep it simple: 
  • keep your hands and body to yourself
  • stay in your seat
  • use a quiet voice and kind words
*All students in grades 1-5 get dismissed at 2:15 pm
*All kindergartners get dismissed at 12:45 pm

Once again, We all look forward to welcoming both old and new faces to the Memorial school family! 

Warm regards,
Mrs. Dressler, principal