Memorial Messenger 9-10-19

A Message from Mrs. Hennessey

On behalf of the staff at Memorial School, I wish to welcome all of you to the 2019/2020 school year! We are off to a tremendous start! Classes are digging deeply into their learning and are practicing new and familiar skills daily. Students are quickly learning routines and SOPs (standard operating procedures) for their classrooms and common areas of the school. Kids are getting to know one another and forming fast friendships.

Children are so thrilled to start school, and the transition from summer to school year always brings excitement and changes in routines. I want to assure you that the staff of Memorial School recognize what a busy and emotional time back-to-school can be for children and families. We are here to support your child (and your family) in September – and all year long! Please do not hesitate to reach out at any time. We are eager to partner with you to provide the best educational experience possible for your child.

Let’s learn and grow together this year! 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.

Memorial Messenger

We will send home this newsletter on a monthly basis to keep you up-to- date on the goings-on at Memorial School. Please look for the newsletter in your child’s Tote on the second Thursday of each month. We will also send it to you via SchoolMessenger. Archived editions of the Messenger are stored on our website.

Join our School Improvement Team!

The first meeting of our Memorial School Improvement Team (SIT) will be held on Monday, September 16th from 4:15-5:15. The SIT will work to review data on Memorial School, set goals for the year that are aligned with our SAD 15 Strategic Plan and review/adapt those goals as necessary throughout the school year. The SIT is comprised of the Memorial School principal, teacher leaders, and parents. We will meet once a month for an hour. Please consider joining the team! If you would like more information or would like to sign up, please email Mrs Hennessey at or call the Memorial School Office at 926-4322.

Fall Family Night

Please save the date: Memorial School will be hosting our Fall Family Night on Wednesday, October 23rd from 5:30-6:30! We will be serving dinner, raffling off a Kindle, sharing and discussing information about our curriculum… and, spoiler alert, we are working on some new events to pump up the excitement this fall! More information will be coming in Totes.

Memorial Safety Update

Badges: Every Memorial School staff member wears a badge each day so she/he can be quickly identified. Please feel free to ask for assistance from any badge- wearing personnel in the building. We also issue temporary badges to Memorial School visitors and guests. This ensures that each member of our school community is aware of the role and purpose of each grown-up’s visit. Thank you for your willingness to wear a badge and help us with this important practice.

Evacuation Drills: We will be practicing drills this falls at Memorial School including evacuation drills. We will begin our drill practice with classroom drills, move on to announced school drills (without an alarm), and then practice with spontaneous drills while sounding the alarm. If you or your child have any questions about these drills, please feel free to contact Mrs. Hennessey directly at 926-4322 or