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Memorial Messenger 11-13-19

A Message from Mrs. Hennessey

November is a month for giving thanks. The staff at Memorial are so grateful for the time we spend with the children of New Gloucester. We are also thankful for the wonderful Memorial School families who partner with us every day to provide the best educational experience for each of our students. Thanks for all you do!

We have special events planned for the month of November & December at Memorial School! The Grandparents’ Luncheon will be held on 11/21 (info below). We are hosting a Book Fair from November 21st – 25th. Also, please mark your calendars: the Memorial School Holiday Concert will be held on December 5th at 6 pm at the Middle School!

Please feel free to contact me directly at or by phone at 926-4322.

Grandparents’ Luncheon

Memorial School will host our annual Grandparents’ Luncheon on Thursday, November 21st. The lunch menu will include turkey and gravy, mashed potato, green beans, cranberry sauce, roll, and dessert. Lunch is $4.50 per guest. Grandparents of kindergarteners are asked to arrive at 10:30 for a classroom activity (lunch will follow at 10:50). Grandparents of first graders are asked to arrive at 11:20 for a classroom activity (lunch will follow at 11:40). Grandparents of second graders are asked to arrive at 12:05 for a classroom activity (lunch will follow at 12:25). Grandparents are also invited to shop at our Scholastic Book Fair before or after lunch!

The Book Fair Visits Memorial

The Scholastic Book Fair will be at Memorial for November 21st-25th! Visit our library to view and purchase books and other reading materials.  Due to the timing of the Book Fair, we are unable to do classroom previews. Parents are able to shop the Fair at the following times: Thursday, November 21st from 8:00-5:45; Friday, November 22nd from 3:45-5:45; and Monday, November 25th from 8:00-9 am. Students may bring money to shop at the Fair on Monday morning as well. The Book Fair will also be open during the Grandparent Luncheon.

Memorial Winter Concert

Memorial School will hold its Winter Concert on Thursday, December 5th at 6 pm at Gray-New Gloucester Middle School. Kindergarteners are invited to join us at 6:00 pm for their show. First graders and their families are invited are to join us at 6:30 pm.  Second graders and their families are invited to join us at 6:45 for their performance. We hope to see you there!

Halloween Candy Give Back 

Many thanks to the Memorial students who donated candy for the Halloween Candy Give Back! Those who donated received a goodie bag from our partners Pineland Family Dentistry. Altogether, we collected 44 pounds of candy! This week, we are mailing the candy to Operation Gratitude. It will then be shipped to first responders and members of the military. Thanks to Pineland Family Dentistry and Miss Goding for all of your support!

Craft Fair Fundraiser

Many thanks to the Memorial staff and families who donated time, supplies, and energy at the Holiday Craft Fair on November 2nd. It was a truly magical day! We are so thrilled to have raised money to enrich programming and help students at Memorial. We also had a great time spending the day together. Thanks for your engagement and generosity!

Attendance Matters

As we prepare to take a short break from school for Thanksgiving, we want to express our gratitude for everyone who makes it possible for students to come to school every day, on time, ready to learn. We thank:

  • Our students and families for making daily attendance a priority; as we know, the habit of good attendance will help our students do well in the classroom and, eventually, in a job.
  • Our wonderful teachers who pour their energy into making each classroom an exciting place for exploration and knowledge attainment; children do not want to miss out on learning at Memorial School.
  • Our support staff and volunteers who provide the time and attention our children need to learn and grow!

We appreciate each one of you so much. Thank you for all you do!