Memorial Messenger 6-30-20

A Message from Mrs. Hennessey

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Friends of Memorial School,

What a spring it has been! I am so thankful for the time our students, families, and staff had together in our school building earlier this school year. I am beyond thankful for our community of phenomenal families, amazing students, and wonderful educators! Partnering with you has enabled us to keep kids learning this spring, and I could not be more grateful for each and every member of this special Memorial School family. 

The district and I will keep in touch over the summer as more information about the fall becomes available. I will generally communicate via email. You can also reach out to me at any time by emailing me at or calling 926-4322. 

Second Grade Send-Off & Slideshow

Posted above, we have something special for our second graders. Usually, the last day of school is a celebratory one for second graders. We have an assembly in their honor, a final walk down Memorial’s halls, and a little extra recess. Although we could not make all of those traditions work this spring, we have created a pair of special presentations for our second graders. (And a very special thanks to Mrs. Hannan for producing these special tributes!)

We hope you will enjoy our Second Grade Send-Off Video and our Second Grade Slideshow (posted above). Students from other grades may also enjoy catching a glimpse of our newest Memorial School Alumni and Memorial Staff members in these videos.

Free Meals for Children 

On each weekday, free, healthy meals are available to children from ages 0-18. You can swing through our Drive Through in the bus loop at Memorial and pick up breakfast and lunch for each of your children. Children do not have to be present at meal pick-up. 

Free Meals are available at Memorial School and Gray-New Gloucester High School from 10 am until 12:15 pm each day. The Backpack Program also has food bags available for pick-up on Fridays.

Summer Learning @ Memorial School

Although school may be out, there are still several opportunities for students to keep their skills fresh and engage in summer learning.

Memorial School Summer Reading Challenge

Join us for our annual Summer Reading Challenge! See if you can read 500 minutes this summer (that is just 20 minutes daily for 25 days!). All participants will earn a Memorial School prize & certificate. Students who read for 500 minutes or more can be entered in a state-wide contest to win a bike! Online sign-up is currently unavailable, but if you decide you would like to join us, send me an email at

Readers: You can track your reading minutes on this Summer Reading Challenge Digital Log. If you prefer, you can also download a paper log by clicking on the “Summer Learning Opportunities” tab and choosing the folder for the Summer Reading Challenge.

Summer Learning Opportunities on Our Website

To the left, there are multiple new tabs with summer learning opportunities and information. There is one tab for Summer Learning Opportunities. There, you will find a link to a folder with summer practice opportunities for students entering kindergarten through third grade. There are choice boards for each grade level and an awesome resource site created by our Response-to-Intervention staff. You will also find a link to our Memorial School Digital Practice Resources.

There is a tab for Fall School Supply Lists. We have posted the supply lists for students entering a grade level at Memorial School in the fall. 

There is also a tab called Getting to Know Some of the Memorial School Staff. This tab has a link to video bios of Memorial School’s teachers. 

We hope you will find these new resources useful over the summer! We also hope your families stay healthy and safe and that our Lil’ Patriots enjoy their summer vacations. 

Take care,

Amanda Hennessey, Memorial School Principal ~