Thursday, May 26, 2016

May 26, 2016

Dear Memorial Families,

Mark Your Calendars...
There will be no school on Monday, May 30th.  Happy Memorial Day!

Field Day is coming!  June 1st (rain date June 2nd).   We're hoping for a beautiful day and hope that you can join us.

Southwick Zoo!
It was a great day for the Kindergarten students who visited Southwick Zoo!  Thank you to all of our chaperones who helped to make the trip possible.

On Wednesday, our Kindergarten and Grade One artists' work was on display for all to enjoy.  Thank you to Mr. Knaus (Kindergarten) and Ms. Babin (Grade One) for their amazing efforts and thank you to all who were able to come to enjoy the show.  It was wonderful seeing the excitement and pride on the faces of the kids as they shared their work with their families.

Have a wonderful long weekend.
Missy Bilsborough

Thursday, May 19, 2016

May 19,2016

Dear Memorial Families,
As the end of the school year quickly approaches, there are many events and we hope that you'll be able to join us.  Please see below for information on the Art Show (May 25th) and Field Day (June 1st).  Grade One families, please mark your calendars for the annual Flag Day show which will be held on June 14th.

The Memorial Art Show is scheduled for Wednesday, May 25th from 6:00 - 7:30 PM in the gym.  Art work from our Kindergarten and Grade One students will be on display for all to see.  We hope to see you there!

Field Day for Kindergarten students will be held from 9-11 AM on June 1st.
Grade One will participate in Field Day activities on June 1st from 12:30-2:30 P.M.
Rain date...June 2nd.

Site Council Survey Results
Thank you to everyone who responded to the Memorial Site Council Survey.  Below is a summary of the responses.  The Site Council will be meeting today to draft the 2016-2017 plan which will incorporate survey data and staff input.  As soon as the District Strategic Plan is available, we will finalize the Memorial School Improvement Plan to align it with the district goals. The plan will be presented to the School Committee in the fall for final approval and will then be posted on the Memorial website.

Have a great weekend!

Missy Bilsborough

Thursday, May 12, 2016

May 12, 2016

Hello Memorial Families,

Spring has finally arrived and we couldn't be more excited!  Outside recess without jackets, field trips without rain, and happy, smiling faces are all around Memorial.  We hope you are enjoying the weather as much as we are.

Please remember that tomorrow, Friday, May 13th is an early release day due to teacher professional development.

Mark Your Calendars!
May 25th - Memorial Art Show
June 1st - Field Day for Kindergarten (AM) and Grade One (PM)
June 14th - Flag Day

This week, our first grade students visited Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary in Norfolk. Thank you to all of our chaperones for volunteering their time.

PTO Thank You!

The final Memorial PTO meeting of the school year was held on May 11, 2016.  I would like to thank the PTO for all of their hard work and generosity over the past year.  We are incredibly grateful for the programs, activities, and events that have been brought to Memorial as a result of your efforts.  I would also like to specifically thank Jamie O'Connell, Athanasia Smith, and Nicole Crocker for all of their hard work over the past two years. Jamie, Athanasia and Nicole will all be moving on from Memorial.  Thank you ladies!

On behalf of the entire Memorial Staff, I would like to thank all of the many volunteers who made Teacher Appreciation Week so amazing. The taco bar and coffee/sweets bars were delicious and the raffles were a huge hit.  We love working with your kids and are so grateful for your support.

Check out this latest article in EdWeek featuring Mrs. Colantoni's class.  Great job boys and girls!

Design Thinking in the Elementary Classroom: the Power of Empathy

Have a wonderful week.
Missy Bilsborough