Memorial Messenger 1-14-22

A Message from Mrs. Hennessey

Happy New Year! We are back in full-swing here at Memorial School and we are so pleased to be reunited with our students after the winter break. This month, we will take part in NWEA assessments, and get back in the swing of our schedule. Next month, we will embark on our fifth annual Kindness Challenge during the weeks of February 7th and 14th.

As always, thank you for partnering with us each day! We appreciate your on-going support. Please visit our website for updates. Please feel free to contact me directly at ahennessey@sad15.org or by phone at 926-4322.

Kindness Challenge

During the weeks of February 7th & 14th, Memorial School will take part in our sixth annual Great Kindness Challenge! We are very excited to be one of many schools across the country taking part in these activities. 

Activities will include:

  • An all-school kick-off virtual assembly on Monday, February 7th.
  • Students are invited to wear mismatched socks or shoes on Monday, February 7th to kick off this event!
  • Distribution of a checklist with possible Kindness Challenges that students can perform during the two weeks.
  • Quotes about kindness on the morning announcements all week.
  • A school-wide Kindness Challenge keeping track of our kind acts for the week.
  • A Spirit Day on Friday, February 18th: Dreaming of Kindness PJ Day!

We are thrilled to spread a little extra kindness at Memorial School!

Valentine’s Day Considerations

Next month, Memorial School classrooms may be hosting opportunities where Valentines will be exchanged.

A note about Valentines: We ask that families send in Valentine’s Day cards (only) or Valentine’s Day cards with trinkets (pencils, stickers, etc.) in lieu of candy/food treats. No homemade food items will be able to be distributed. Any store-bought food items that are attached to treats will be sent home with students to be enjoyed at home (and with their guardians’ permission).

Participating in any Valentine Exchange is optional. Please let your child’s teacher know if you prefer for him/her not to bring in or collect Valentines. The classroom teachers will be in touch with details about classroom exchanges and activities and will provide a list of students if an exchange will be taking place.

2022–2023 Kindergarten Registration & Screening

On approximately January 15th, we will begin registering students for the kindergarten class of 2022-2023! Parents of students who will be five on or before October 15, 2022, please click the link (on the left) to register your child for kindergarten. We can’t wait to welcome our incoming students into our Memorial community!

We will hold Kindergarten Screening in person this spring. More information to come! Registration appointments will be made for incoming K students (who have registered at the link) and will be distributed in April. If you have any questions about the registration or screening process, please contact Amanda Hennessey at 926-4322 or ahennessey@sad15.org. 

iPad Care & Use

Student iPads may be sent home for remote snow days and/or to connect students to learning if they need to miss school instruction due to health-related concerns.  Please keep the following tips in mind if/when students are using iPads at home.

  • Please be sure to have students carry their iPads back and forth to school in their cases.
  • Some students have hard-backed keyboard cases. Students should keep the keyboard attached to those cases at all times, when not in use, to protect the device screens. 
  • Other students have a plastic hard case on their iPads and a neoprene slip cover. Students with that case set-up should be sure to put the iPads in the neoprene sleeve whenever the device is not in use or charging.
  • Please remind children to carefully set their backpacks down when getting on or off the bus or arriving at home/school. 
  • Please contact Mrs. Hennessey as soon as possible when damage is noticed so we can provide a loaner device and send the iPad off for repair. 

Thank you for your continued support and care with district-loaded devices. Please feel free to contact Mrs. Hennessey (926-4322 or ahennessey@sad15.org) with any questions.

Pooled Testing

Our pooled testing day is Mondays. Results of our pooled testing sessions can be found here once they are available (They are typically available a day to two days after the testing session.) You can still sign your child up for pooled testing if you are interested. Please email Mrs. Hennessey  (ahennessey@sad15.org), and she will send you the sign-up info.