Thursday, March 26, 2015

March 26, 2015

Greetings Memorial Families,

What a great week!  The snow is melting, the temperatures are rising, and there are so many wonderful things happening at Memorial.  Please be sure to look at the Thursday packet for current information and check out the website for a quick peek into upcoming events and classroom activities.

**Please keep in mind that there will be no school next Friday, April 3rd.**

Parent Input Letters
I know that many of you are starting to think about student placement for the 2015-2016 school year. You will be receiving a letter from me in the next several weeks outlining the parental input process. Please hold your letters until that letter arrives as specific dates/deadlines will be included.  Thank you in advance for your patience.

Nursery Rhymes in PreK
Students in Mrs. DeGeorge's have been practicing their nursery rhymes.  Today they did an amazing job preforming for one other  while in character. Great job everyone!

Throughout the school year, Memorial teachers along with their elementary colleagues have been unpacking the mathematics Common Core standards.  This work has facilitated conversations resulting in a deeper understanding of expectations, examination of student work, and lesson/assessment development.  On Wednesday, teachers in Grades K & 1 spent a few hours sharing their learning and discussing next steps.

MCPE's Online Auction of Treasured Experiences opens TODAY, Thursday, March 26th, and runs through April 2nd.

Back by popular demand, MCPE is offering its most popular treasured experiences from auctions and raffles past.  

Kids and parents alike love these one-of-a-kind items, and our teachers and administrators love to give back!
Please bid high on the items and allow MCPE to continue funding future grants that benefit Medfield schools! 
To bid on our great auction items, please visit our website:

As always, thank you for reading.
Have a wonderful week!

Missy Bilsborough
Memorial Principal

Thursday, March 12, 2015

March 12, 2015

Greetings Memorial Families,
Sunshine and melting snow!   Does it get better than that? Well...when you add a Curious Creatures presentation, lots of exciting learning and wrap up the week with the Winter Carnival, it sure does!  

On Wednesday, our first graders got a visit from some very curious creatures.  Thank you to the CSA for providing our students with this great program.  We got to see a rabbit, a chinchilla, a hedgehog, tree frogs, turtles, a dragon lizard, a boa constrictor, and even an alligator!  The kids got to touch a few of the animals and ask some great questions.  We were all very excited!

Messages from the CSA...

Dear Parents- This Saturday, March 14th, the Winter Carnival will be held at Memorial School from 10-3.  Thank you to all the parents and teen volunteers who have signed up to help run a booth for a portion of the day.  Between games, bouncy houses, treats, prizes, raffles and crafts, the day promises to have something fun for everyone. We are still accepting donations for our basket raffles, as well as gently used toys for the treasure hunt game. For those who prefer to skip the ticket line on Saturday, we are offering advanced ticket sales. This and all other important information can be found at our website: Remember, all the money raised at this event goes directly back into our schools to enrich the education of our children. Come be part of this fantastic event!

Wheelock School
There are still LOTS of opportunities to get involved at Wheelock . We are actively looking to fill the 2nd Grade Co-President and the Vice President positions. These positions are two-year commitments and are ideally filled by incoming 2nd grade parents. If you have an incoming 2nd grader please consider volunteering on the CSA board. It is not a huge time commitment and it allows you to be directly be involved in the school CSA decisions for funding to the school, town-wide CSA meetings, meeting other involved parents and getting to know the lovely school principal, Mrs. Olson! Both positions will have a direct hand-off and appropriate training. 

Memorial Security Reminder...
Please remember that all visitors to Memorial must enter and exit through the main door at the front of the building and need to sign in and out in the main office. In addition, please be mindful about letting others in to the building if they have not been buzzed in by a member of the office staff. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Mark Your Calendars!

On Tuesday, March 17th, there will be an early dismissal for students due to staff professional development.  There will be no p.m. kindergarten.

Enjoy the remainder of the week and I hope to see you at the Winter Carnival!

Missy Bilsborough
Memorial Principal

Thursday, March 5, 2015

March 5, 2015

Hello Memorial Families!
It has been a very exciting week here at Memorial! Thank you to all who helped plan and execute our daily fun in honor of Read Across America week.  Smiling faces and enthusiastic readers could be found in every classroom!

North Street Parking Lot
Parents dropping off or picking up their children via the North Street parking lot are asked to pull to the right upon entering the lot and circling around to an open parking space.  There have been a couple of close calls lately as cars entering are pulling to the left and directly into a parking space.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Read Across America Fun!

On Tuesday, we kicked-off Read Across America week with two assemblies.  We sang songs, learned some interesting facts about Dr. Seuss, and recited the Reader's Oath as a school. Thank you to the CSA for decorating the Memorial School in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday!

Our kindergarten and first graders have been practicing the "Read Across America" song and performed it along with "Teaching Peace" wonderfully.  Thank you to Mr. Ruggerio for all of his help and guidance!

Thank you to the following first grade students for sharing Dr. Seuss facts at our assemblies.  They all did an outstanding job!

Madeline Schek
Ellie Hennessey
Henry Lutz
Matty Dickson
Lottie Swirbalus
Julia Griffor
Corinne Mula
Eily Disinger

Dr. Seuss’ real name was Theodor Seuss Geisel.
Dr. Seuss was born on March 2, 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Dr. Seuss once said the character of the Grinch is based on himself!
Dr. Seuss has written and illustrated 44 children’s books.
The very first book that Dr. Seuss wrote was And to Think I Saw It on Mulberry Street.

Did you know there is a Theodore Seuss Geisel award given each year to an American book written for beginning readers?

On Wednesday, we were so lucky to have special readers from the community take time out of their busy schedules to come and read. Thank you to all of the volunteers. We loved hearing the stories that you read!

Thursday was "Crazy Fox in Socks Day"!!!


We can't wait for tomorrow's special visitor! Don't forget to wear your red and white!

The Winter Carnival is coming!

Join us Saturday, March 14th for Winter Carnival 2015
Time: 10am – 3pm
Come to the Memorial School for a day of fun filled with games, prizes, raffles, silent auction and lots of sweets and

Click here for more information.

Thank you for reading and enjoy the rest of your week.


Missy Bilsborough
Memorial School Principal