Wednesday, January 21, 2015

January 21, 2015

Hello Memorial Families,

This week's blog is filled with many, many thanks for the amazing generosity and support that the CSA and MCPE continue to bestow on us. Thank you so much for all that you do to support the Memorial children and staff.
Johnny the K visited the Memorial School last week thanks to CSA funding. His message was all about character building and encouraging students to work together, be proud of themselves and have a positive attitude.  As you can see in these pictures, we loved having him!  Thank you CSA!!!

Thank you to the Memorial CSA for funding a $8,806 grant that will allow for the purchase of 17 new iPads and cases for the Memorial School.  This grant, entitled Memorial iPad Stations, will allow for 4-6 iPads to be shared between two classrooms.  Students will be able to use the iPads for centers and projects, as well as individual learning and review.

Many thanks to the Medfield Coalition for Public Education (MCPE) for their recent support of a grant written by Kindergarten teacher, Alison Guilbert, and Reading Specialist, Suzanne Cooney. Kindergartners Read! will place 100 new take-home books in each Kindergarten classroom. The grant provides for over $4,000 worth of high quality, varied leveled, fiction and non-fiction books in the genres of fairy tales, humor, mysteries and fantasy -- all topics that we know will excite our children to read both at home and at school. For more information on MCPE, visit their website at

Kindergarten Parent Informational Night for K students starting in September will be held on Wednesday, January 28th (snow date February 4th) at 6:30 p.m. Kindergarten readiness, screenings, registration procedures and schedule options will be discussed. I look forward to seeing you there.

Mark Your Calendars

  • Tuesday, February 3rd is MCPE Subway Day
  • The Memorial School Council will meet on Thursday, February 5th at 3:45 p.m.

As a reminder, please contact the school office if you are not receiving the weekly emails.

Thank you for reading.  Have a wonderful rest of the week.
Missy Bilsborough
Memorial School Principal