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