The latest announcements from the Principal and the PTO...

Save the Date for the Scholastic Book Fair

Our Annual Scholastic Book Fair will be ONLINE this year! From Nov. 2nd-15th, discover new books with your kids. Bonus: Every purchase supports our school. 

M-S Book Fair Link: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/memorialspauldinges

Book Fair Preview video: https://players.brightcove.net/1543299976/default_default/index.html?videoId=6060341625001

Sample catalogue (6000+ more books available online!): https://bookfairsfiles.scholastic.com/flippingbooks/F20-custom-booklist/F20-custom-booklist.html#p=1

Stay tuned for TEACHER RECOMMENDATIONS!


Happy reading,

The Book Fair Committee

Erika, Crista, Michelle and Chrissy

Halloween Fun

Virtual Monster Mash Halloween Bash:  Friday, October 30th     6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

*Featuring DJ Will Gill, ranked #1 virtual DJ in the world on Google, and featured on the Kelly Clarkson show! 

Pumpkin Decorating Festival:  Saturday, October 31st     10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Join us on the field at school for a pumpkin decorating festival!  100 pumpkins have been generously donated by Wegmans and paint and craft supplies will be provided.  Steve Chandy from In Home Jams/ The Jam Zone will be performing.  Wear your costume!

Virtual Costume Parade:  Submit a photo of the kids/ family in their costumes to be a part of the virtual costume parade!

Learn more here >

ASCA Pop Up Classes

You can now sign up for next week’s Pop Up classes. Fitness Fun-tastic Pop Up class with Ms. Komow, which will be Thursday, 10/29 from 3:30-4:30 in the lower field and the Zumba Pop Up will be on Tuesday 10/27 from 3:30-4:30 under the big tent next to the school. Masks are required, bring a water bottle, and remember that we won’t have access to the bathrooms. Sign up for this and future Pop Ups here!:
http://memorialspauldingpto.org/registration/

Halloween Updates: Sign up Link Fixed!

We are ghoulishly giddy for the Halloween festivities!  But sorry that the sign up link wasn’t working! Use this instead!

Virtual Halloween Party:  Friday, October 30th     6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

The Virtual Halloween Party has been moved to Friday, October 30th from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.  We are excited to announce that DJ Will Gill will be hosting the Monster Mash Halloween Bash event.  He was ranked the top virtual DJ in the world by Google and was featured on the Kelly Clarkson show!  The virtual party will include a game show, dancing, and a costume spotlight – we hope to see you there!  SIGN UP TO ATTEND THE EVENT >

Pumpkin Decorating Festival:  Saturday, October 31st     10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

On Halloween morning from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., please join us on the field at school for a pumpkin decorating festival.  Bring your own pumpkin and decorate to your heart’s content!  Paint and craft supplies will be provided.  Steve Chandy from In Home Jams/ The Jam Zone will be performing.  Wear your costume for the costume parade around the field!

Virtual Costume Parade

Submit a photo of the kids/ family in their costumes here to be a part of the virtual costume parade!   Submit photo >

Halloween Helpers Needed!

Please sign up today to donate craft supplies for the pumpkin decorating events >

Please sign up to volunteer to set up for the pumpkin decorating event on Halloween morning, 10/31 >  

ASCA Pop Ups

Upcoming ASCA Pop Ups! We have another Fitness Fun-tastic Pop Up with Ms Komow Thursday, 10/22 from 3:30-4:30 in the field next to the school and a Zumba Pop Up on Tuesday 10/20 from 3:30-4:30 under the big tent next to the school. Masks are required, bring a water bottle, and remember that we won’t have access to the bathrooms. Registration link for this and future Pop Ups will be found here:
http://memorialspauldingpto.org/registration/

Room Parents Needed!

If you are looking for a way to become more involved in your child’s classroom, please consider volunteering to be a room parent in your child’s classroom! We are still looking for room parents at every grade level. We are dedicated to keeping our families and teachers connected and supported, especially now. Please email us at info@memorialspauldingpto.org if you have any questions.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a48a8a822a64-room2

Membership Toolkit Reminder

Thank you to all the families who have already updated their student and family information. Those families who haven’t had a chance yet, please don’t forget to update your contact info on the school directory (Membership Toolkit). For privacy reasons only M-S families and staff will have access to the information that you choose to share. Visit this link and make any needed updates (Grade, teachers name, contact info). The directory is a great way to stay in touch with the M-S community!
https://memorialspauldingpto.membershiptoolkit.com/home

Fall 2020 ASCA session

The After School Creative Arts program offers a great variety of FUN and UNIQUE afternoon classes! Our classes are grouped by age and take place once/week. They are a perfect way for kids to explore a favorite activity or discover a new hobby. This year, our ASCA classes will run remotely and will be an incredible opportunity to merge kids from various cohorts, both hybrid, and DLA. All are welcome and encouraged to participate!

ASCA is also the school’s largest fundraiser, and is 100% run by parent volunteers. Please consider supporting our PTO while your child enjoys an amazing after school class with their peers.

The Fall 2020 ASCA session will run from October 13, 2020 – December 23, 2020, exclusive of holidays and vacations. Registration will be open October 2, 2020 – October 9, 2020. Registration will be online ONLY at http://memorialspauldingpto.org/registration/  Please note that we do not allow for cancelations or refunds, so please choose your classes carefully. 

If you have any questions at all, please contact us directly at asca1@memorialspauldingpto.org 

ASCA Virtual 2020

Welcome Letter From PTO

September 2020

Dear Parents,

 A warm welcome back to school! This is a very different school year, but nevertheless we hope your year is off to a great start. We are a diverse school with a wide range of needs and interests. We are proud to be part of this school community and look forward to helping make this school year both enjoyable and enriching for all students, teachers, and parents. 

Our PTO is made up of a community of parents who volunteer their time and talents to support the efforts of the wonderful teachers and staff of Memorial Spaulding to provide unique learning and enrichment opportunities for our children.  We have an incredible community and school spirit that we promote through fun events throughout the year.  This year will look different in almost every way and now more than ever, we need help and support from our diverse and multi-talented Memorial Spaulding parent community. Help us think creatively about how we reimagine our PTO community events throughout this extraordinary year. Please get involved and email us your ideas at info@memorialspauldingpto.org!

Please help us reinvent this year’s PTO Events:

  • Halloween Party (October)
  • Mystery Dinner (November)
  • Book Fair (November)
  • International Festival (March)
  • Memorial Spaulding Gala (Spring)

Sign up to volunteer >    Sign up to be a room parent > 

All of the above events and funding to support classroom activities are made possible through your time and financial contributions. We are committed to making fundraising both easy and time limited.  The Memorial Spaulding PTO brings in revenue in three main ways:

  • Annual Appeal – A fundraising drive where each family is asked to make a one-time annual contribution in an amount they are comfortable with.  Donate today! > 
  • ASCA – Our After School Creative Arts program is our largest income generator and coordinated by parent volunteers. This program offers a great variety of fun and unique after-school classes that take place right at Memorial Spaulding! Sports, art, music, language, martial arts, cooking and science are just a few of the exciting offerings.  Register today for the fall offerings! > 
  • Memorial Spaulding Gala – A festive party for Memorial Spaulding parents and teachers to mingle, dine, and bid on silent auction items. This year, due to Coronavirus, this event will likely be moved to an online auction.

The PTO fundraising efforts have allowed us to improve Kayla’s Garden and add additional outdoor seating areas this fall,, build an amazing new playground that our children will enjoy for many years to come, and buy interactive classroom projectors and additional chromebooks for our classrooms.

Everything we do is reliant on volunteers and we encourage you to get involved.  There are big and small ways to get involved and your time will be an investment that produces lasting benefits.  Visit our website for more information and/or contact us directly. We look forward to serving as co-presidents of the PTO this year and working with you to create lasting experiences for our children. Welcome to the Memorial Spaulding family!

Thank you,

Brooke Brindley and Katy Karon 

www.memorialspauldingpto.org

info@memorialspauldingpto.org

Save the Date: Halloween Fun

Save the Date!  Halloween Fun:

October 29th               Virtual Dance Party 6:30 – 7:30

October 31st                Pumpkin Decorating Festival

10:00 – 12:00               Bring your own pumpkin and decorate to your heart’s content!  Crafting supplies provided.  Come in costume to parade around the field!

Online Costume Contest … stay tuned for details!