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Kindergarten screening results and information regarding Kindergarten Orientation will be mailed home on
Wednesday, May 20th .
We can't wait to see you at
June 10th @ 9:15!
Safety town is a program for students entering Kindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year that is sponsored by the North Haledon PTO. Safety town is designed to introduce all types of safety precautions to school aged students. The program will be held from 9:30 am to 12 noon at Memorial School from July 2th to July 24th. There is a $50 registration fee. Registration forms can be obtained in the Main Office of Memorial School.
Deadline for registration is June 1st.
Completed registration forms should be mailed to
c/o Heather LaCognata
201 Squaw Brook Road
North Haledon, NJ 07508
Please make all checks payable to North Haledon PTO.
Dear Memorial School Families,
Good news – Memorial School Library has subscribed to a fun, new reading program that you and your child can access from home! This program was funded completely by Scholastic Dollars, which were profits received from the sales of the Book Fair.
Scholastic BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. This engaging resource for children in grades PreK-3 will help early readers develop and practice essential reading skills and introduces students to a world of knowledge and exploration.
Your children can access Scholastic BookFlix anywhere there is an Internet connection –it’s like having access to the library’s collection 24 hours a day, seven days a week! BookFlix includes:
> 110 classic video storybooks each paired with a related nonfiction eBook.
> Spanish language versions of 32 pairs.
> Read-aloud supports so students can hear each book narrated and also hear definitions of key words and directions for each activity read aloud.
> Educational games and activities so children can show what they have learned.
> Safe, age-appropriate web links selected by Scholastic’s editors so kids can extend their learning on a topic.
> Meet the author section to learn more about the author of each fiction book.
Scholastic BookFlix is specifically created to support non-, beginning and reluctant readers – it’s the perfect resource for independent reading practice at the library and at home! Please go to the web address below and start using this wonderful resource.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Show Your School Spirit!
Friday, May 29th
Show Your School Spirit
Wear Red, White and Blue!
Friday June 12th
We appreciate parents continued assistance as you demonstrate safety when driving your vehicles on school property and in our neighboring streets.
Please keep in mind that students, parents, and staff utilize the parking lot as pedestrians, so it’s important to reduce the speed of your vehicle while on the campus of Memorial School. Students, parents, and staff safety must be everone’s priority. The traffic flows extremely well in the morning and afternoon when parents utlize the drop-off and pick-up lane. Please refrain from getting out of your vehicles, parking in the front of the building when dropping off or picking up your children. If you must park, please do so in a parking spot. Unattended cars that are parked in the drop-off and pick-up lane hinder the traffic flow.
Thank you for assisting us with keeping Memorial School safe for all who attend, work, and visit.
Giovanni A. Giancaspro
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Memorial School Laces Up!
From Ms. Macalle
As of May 10th students of Memorial School have read 980,000 pages.
Students will continue to work hard to reach our final goal!
Can they do it?
SAVE THE DATE
Wednesday, June 3rd
Join us for our Spring Concert.
"Main Street U.S.A"
Memorial School Gymnasium
MEMORIAL SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE BUCKET FILLERS!
View Mr. Miller's Power Point to learn more about how Memorial School Students are "Filling Buckets"
Dear Memorial Elementary School Parents and Community Members,
Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year at Memorial! The opportunity to open the new school year as the instructional leader of such a magnificent school is truly a blessing. I plan to embrace the traditions that have been established at the school and to continue to work collaboratively with staff, students, parents, community and business partners to create a school district of the 21st century.
We, at Memorial Elementary School, are excited and eager to begin this new school year as we continue to provide rigorous and relevant academic, social, emotional and physical learning experiences for our students so they can become independent college and career ready citizens of the 21st century. As the principal of Memorial Elementary School, it is also important to me that everyone seeks to build positive relationships among all stakeholders in our Memorial learning community. Everyone who steps through our doors – staff, students, parents and guests are all treated well, in a respectable, positive and nurturing environment. Building strong relationships with all of you is important to everyone in Memorial’s learning community. Safety and security is priority and ensuring that your child(ren) feel safe at school is critical. Communication is paramount to developing strong relationships.
For this reason, I encourage you to contact your child’s teacher or myself with any concerns or questions. Therefore, our theme for this school year 2014-2015 is “Making Connections.” A community is defined as a unified body of individuals, people with common interests living in a particular area. Memorial’s unified common interest is the students of this school. I respectfully ask that as a community, we all embrace the idea of doing whatever it takes to ensure the positive academic, social, emotional and physical growth of all Memorial students.
As a professional learning community, we are committed to working together to provide challenging educational opportunities for all children and to ensure that our school is a safe and secure environment for learning. To be successful as a learning community we need everyone’s help. Collaboration is the key! Developing a collaborative relationship with your child’s teacher is the main ingredient to a healthy and successful year. Open communication is vital to ensure a successful home-school partnership. Parent involvement is a key aspect in every child’s education and a primary factor for success in school.
There are many ways that you can get involved: volunteering in the classroom, chaperoning field trips, becoming a member of the PTO and Education Foundation or assisting with other school activities.
A new vision and school year presents many opportunities to move forward ... a new beginning. However, “newness” alone cannot bring transformation. We must be willing to embrace change and trust that it will be what is best for the students and the school. We have the opportunity to bring about change. I ask that we all work together to collaborate and continue to strive for excellence. Memorial is a GREAT school and we will strive for it to be even GREATER! Henry Ford once said, “Together we can . . . TEAMWORK. Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success!
In closing, I feel very lucky to be leading Memorial Elementary School. It is through being a collaborative learning community with consistent, honest and open communication that we can best serve our students. Please feel free to phone or email me and I’d be happy to be of assistance to you. I thank you in advance for this opportunity to serve once again as the Principal of Memorial Elementary School.
Giovanni A. Giancaspro
Memorial Elementary School, Principal
201 Squaw Brook Road
North Haledon, NJ 07508
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