Memorial Messenger 2-13-20

A Message from Mrs. Hennessey

We have been busy here at Memorial this winter! Students are just finishing up taking our winter benchmark assessment, the NWEA. Please be on the lookout for their scores and the accompanying parent materials in the near future.

In the last few weeks, we have taken on the Great Kindness Challenge. We loved seeing the kids go out of their way to be kind to one another. We are also working hard to keep our dream of kindness alive throughout the rest of the year. We frequently remind our students that kindness is ongoing and that even the smallest acts of kindness mean so much to their recipients.

We will celebrate Read Across America week from March 2nd – 6th. The week will include a visit from author Russ Cox on March 5th. We will also have themed dress-up days, a book swap, and a character parade! It is going to be a wonderful week to celebrate reading.

We are thrilled to take part in so many exciting adventures in February and early March! Thank you for your continued support of Memorial School! Please visit our website or follow our Twitter feed for updates. Please feel free to contact me directly at ahennessey@sad15.org or by phone at 926-4322.

Trade-in an Old Book for a New Adventure

Bring in a used book the week of February 24th – February 28th. Books will be collected in the library. During Read Across America Week (March 2nd-6th), we will hold a book swap where every student will be able to bring a “new” used book home to keep.

Children’s Author & Illustrator Russ Cox to Visit Memorial School!

On Thursday, March 5th, author and illustrator Russ Cox will visit Memorial School. He will host workshops for each grade level during the school day. In the evening, at 5:30, Mr. Cox will host a free presentation for families. We hope to see you there. Cookies & milk will be served!

2020-2021 Kindergarten Registration & Screening

On January 15th, we began registering students for the kindergarten class of 2020-2021! Parents of students who will be five on or before October 15, 2020, please visit the Memorial School webpage and click the link to register your child for kindergarten. We can’t wait to welcome our incoming students into our Memorial community!

Kindergarten Screening will be held on May 20th, 21st, 22nd at Memorial School. Parents of current kindergarteners – please note that there is no school for current kindergarteners on those days. (School will be in session for current first and second graders on those dates.)

Registration appointments will be made for incoming K students (who have registered at the link) and will be distributed in early April. If you have any questions about the registration or screening process, please contact Amanda Hennessey at 926-4322 or ahennessey@sad15.org.

District-Wide Science Fair

On Thursday, March 12th, from 5:30-7:00 pm, the GNGHS gym will be home to our third annual district-wide Science Fair! Students from all five schools are invited to display science projects. Students can complete a research project or conduct an experiment.

The entire GNG community is invited to view the projects, view demonstrations from high school science students, and mingle with students, families, and staff from all five schools. Awards are given at the conclusion of the fair.

Please contact Dr. Andrea Harvey (aharvey@sad15.org) with questions.

FMI: https://msad15.org/district– science-is-coming-march-12th-sign- up-soon/