Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

November 9, 2016

Dear Memorial Families,

On Friday, November 4th, kindergarten and first grade students attended a PTO sponsored Veterans Day assembly.  Thank you to Captain and Cadet Wilson for teaching us about veterans, the five branches of the military and the meaning of freedom.  We loved singing patriotic songs and seeing photos of the many different ways that members of the army, navy, marines, air force and coast guard serve our country.   

Thank you to all veterans who are serving or who have served our country.  We are so grateful for your service.

Monday, October 31, 2016

October 31st

Happy Halloween Memorial Families!  Thank you to all who volunteered to make today a wonderful day!

Friday, October 21, 2016

October 20th

Dear Memorial Families,

Please take a moment to check out a few of the upcoming events that we have at Memorial.
Have a great weekend!

When: Monday, November 7 @ 9AM

Where: Memorial School Teachers' Room
What: Parent/Teacher Conferences

We’re growing a

Storybook Pumpkin Patch

at The Memorial School Library starting October 18

Students are invited to decorate a pumpkin to look like a favorite book character. Just bring it to the library to plant in our
Storybook Pumpkin Patch!

    • Think of your favorite book and design a pumpkin based on your favorite character from that book.
    • Purchase a pumpkin that is no larger in size than a basketball - smaller is good too!
    • Gather your decorating supplies!  Acrylic paints or permanent markers work best.  Watercolors tend to run, and spray paint will gradually dissolve the pumpkin. Other options include adding materials such as yarn, buttons, wiggly eyes, etc.    
    • Decorate your pumpkin without carving, cutting, or poking holes in it.  
    • Bring your pumpkin and entry page to school beginning Tuesday, October 18th.
    • Pumpkins go home anytime after Tuesday, November 1st (Tues-Fri please)  If your child needs assistance getting it home, please make arrangements to do this. Pumpkins that begin to rot will be tossed.
    • This is an at home activity and participation is completely voluntary.


Monday, November 7, 2016


  • was absent on the original picture day
  • forgot their envelope … or …
  • was not satisfied with their portraits

If you would like to have your child’s picture retaken you must return your complete package to the photographer (please remove any classroom group pictures) on Retake/Makeup Day.  Your child will be re-photographed and a new portrait package will be printed for you.

If your child was absent or forgot his/her envelope on picture day,please contact the school office and request that a new order form be sent home with your student.  Your child’s picture will be taken and your package will be printed from the order selection on your new order form/payment envelope.

(800) 697-4451 OR (508) 946-0777

Thursday, October 13, 2016

October 13th

Dear Memorial Families,

I'm very proud to report that Memorial students did a wonderful job on Tuesday practicing bus evacuation drills.  Great job boys and girls!

Ocean World...Round 2
Thanks to the PTO, the Ocean Lady returned for the second part of her visit today.  Children in Mrs. Teany's, Mrs. Guilbert's, Mrs. Mahoney's and Mrs. McAvoy's classes spent a hour learning about and touching baleen, shells, starfish, horseshoe crabs, spiny crabs, and lobsters.  Be sure to check out the photos in the Memorial Blog. Also, if you didn't see the recent article in the Medfield Press, be sure to check it out for more info.

Volunteers from the MFi Angel Run will be visiting Memorial School lunches on Tuesday, October 25th! The 11th running of the family friendly run/fun-run/walk is Sunday, December 4th at 12pm. Sign ups by November 1st will include the popular Angel Run shirt. Register online at All proceeds go to help Medfield residents in need.
"The Girl Scouts are collecting gently used clothing for Cradles to Crayons (C2C)  from this week and all of next week. A C2C collection bin is located in the entrance area of our School where you or your student can drop off your donations. C2C serves over 40,000 children throughout Massachusetts.  Most needed are winter items. For more information, please see the flyer in the Thursday packet."   


Have a wonderful weekend!
Missy Bilsborough

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

October 5, 2016

Dear Memorial Families,
It's hard to believe that our first month of school has come and gone and that it's October already!  I hope that everyone has settled in and that the year is off to a great start.

Bus Evacuation Drill - Tuesday, October 11th

Every year, the Memorial School students participate in a Bus Evacuation Drill as part of Massachusetts state requirements.  These drills, similar to our fire and safety drills, are designed to prepare students in the event of an emergency.  Bus evacuation drills are conducted by the bus driver with the assistance of the School Resource Officer.  The driver will explain the purpose of the drill, demonstrate the procedure and students will then practice leaving the bus via the emergency exits.

Site Council Meeting Date Changes
The Memorial Site Council meeting dates have been changed for the 2016-2017 school year.  The new dates are as follows:
    November 9th
    January 11th
    March 8th
    May 10th
For additional information on the Site Council, please see the Parent/Student Handbook Memorial Addendum.

October Spirit Day!
Our Spirit Day for October will be held on Friday, October 28th.  The theme is Medfield Pride!  All are encouraged to wear Medfield gear or blue and white.

Halloween Parade
For your planning purposes, the Halloween Parade for AM and FDK Kindergarten and Grade One will be held, weather permitting, on Monday, October 31st at 9:30 AM. Additional information will be shared closer to the date.

Thanks for reading!
Have a wonderful long weekend.

Missy Bilsborough

Thursday, September 29, 2016

September 29th

Greetings Memorial Families,

As you know, the Memorial School celebrated Dot Day last week.  Mrs. Groden, our librarian, put together this great video highlighting the many fun activities that were part of the week.  Enjoy!

Please remember that tomorrow is an early release day due to teacher professional development.  There will be no PM kindergarten tomorrow. 

Ocean World Visit
Today was our first of a two day visit from Ellen Goethel.  Thanks to the Memorial PTO, Ellen is visiting with each of the kindergarten classes as part of her Explore the Ocean World program.  This hands-on presentation allows the kids to explore sea creatures, artifacts and even  make fish prints.  These are just a few of the pictures that highlight this outstanding program.

This year our teachers are involved in professional development to support instruction in both math and ELA.  Professional development takes place during Common Planning Time, Curriculum Meetings, and Early Release Days.  In addition, teachers have a 1/2 day scheduled each month in which they work with our Literacy Content Specialist, Jamee Callahan or our math consultant, Shephali Fox.

Have a wonderful weekend!
Missy Bilsborough
Memorial Principal

Friday, September 23, 2016

September 23, 2016

Hello Memorial Families,
Yesterday was our first Spirit Day of the school year!  We celebrated International Dot Day and there were dots everywhere!  Thanks to all who participated.

Picture Day is Coming!
Tuesday, September 27th!

At a recent Red Sox game, our own Declan H. threw out the first pitch as part of the Jimmy Fund.  Way to go Declan!!!

The Elementary World Language Study Committee is seeking your input regarding future plans for World Language instruction in grades K-5. Parent feedback is critical to our process. 
Please take a moment to complete the Medfield Elementary World Language Parent Survey by Thursday, September,29th

Thank you in advance for helping gather important information.

As a reminder, next Friday, September 30th is an early release day for all students.  Teachers will be involved in professional developments for the afternoon.

Have a great weekend!
Missy Bilsborough