Memorial Messenger 5-10-19

A Message from Mrs. Hennessey

A Message from Mrs. Hennessey

Last week, we hosted Spring Family Night @ Memorial School! It was a delightful evening for Memorial staff as we talked with each family in attendance about our curriculum and elements of our programming here at Memorial. It was a great evening to build bridges between the school and the community. We also shared some dinner and gave raffle prizes to some very excited students and families. We had 94 of our students in attendance this spring (that’s about 58%!) and about 15 more families than at our fall event. We are thrilled with this increased turnout! A very big thank you to all who participated in this event!

This May, we are excited to continue our academic work as we maximize our learning time to get each Memorial School student ready for a summer break and a next step next fall. We appreciate your continued partnership with Memorial School. It is a delight to be a part of our vibrant k-2 learning community in New Gloucester. Please visit our website or follow our Twitter feed for updates. Please feel free to contact me directly at or by phone at 926-4322.

Field Day 101

Friday, June 7 (rain date: June 14):

  • Please pack an extra pair of clothes for your child, there is a station where water will be involved, chances are good that they will get wet.
  • Please pack a water bottle and a hat for your child.
  • Please put sunscreen on your child, let’s hope for a sunny (and black fly free) day.
  • Please have your child wear sneakers (no high heels or flip flops, please).
  • Volunteers are always needed! We will send a link out next week for sign up. Any questions? Contact Ms. Croteau @ 

Last Day of School for 2019

June 20th is scheduled to be the last day of school for the 2018-2019 school year. It will be an early dismissal at 12:20 (one hour earlier than our regular early dismissals).

Kindergarten Screening

The link to register a child for kindergarten in the 2019-2020 school year is now available on the Memorial School website ( Kindergarten Screening will be held on Thursday, May 23rd, Friday, May 24th, and Tuesday, May 28th. Please make a note that there will be no school for current kindergarteners on those days.

Summer Reading Program

Memorial School will be partnering with the New Gloucester Public Library on a joint Summer Reading Program for this summer. We are thrilled for this collaborative effort! More information will be sent home in Totes soon!

School Improvement Team

Our Memorial School Improvement Team has met monthly this year to write, adjust, and assess progress on the goals we wrote this fall. I would like to thank the following parents for taking part in the SIT this year.: Jerusha Chicoine, Justin Michaud, Mylan Bannon, Sarah Rodriguez, and Wendy Collet. Also, thank you to Miss Montgomery, Mrs. Miskin, and Mrs. Bartlett for representing their respective grade levels on the team. The work of the team has been instrumental in Memorial School meeting our academic and community outreach goals!