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

Last Chance to get tickets for the MS Community Gala!

Don’t forget to secure your ticket to the Memorial Spaulding Community Gala! Tickets sales close Tuesday May 1. There are only a few more days to secure your ticket and support our PTO. 
 
There will be a silent auction at the event (see the link for a list of items) with camps, gift cards, classes, tickets and parties, along with special events for students (pizza party, ice cream party, breakfast with a friend, basketball game, Principal of the day, arts & crafts party, etc.) from the following fabulous teachers: Ms. E,  Mr. Morris, Ms. Youngsman, Ms. Uzzell, Ms. Zampese, Ms. Sacco, Ms. Geagan, Ms. DeKing, Ms. Bowen, Ms. Komow, Mr. Wong and Ms. Lewit. This list keeps growing! Don’t miss this special night!
Please see all event details and purchase information in the link below:

Principal’s Update

Dear Memorial-Spaulding Families,

I hope you had a wonderful school vacation week. It seems as though warm weather has descended upon us and, hopefully, spring has truly arrived.

We have finished our English Language Arts MCAS testing (except for a few make up sessions) and will embark upon Math MCAS starting Friday, May 4th.  See upcoming MCAS schedule HERE. Please make every effort to have your child in school on time on his/her testing days.

It is time to start planning to student placement in next year’s classes. Please click HERE for a letter explaining the process and HERE for the parent input form. You are invited to complete a form if you believe it is necessary – however it is not required. Should you wish to complete a form, it is due back to school by May 4th.

School gardening day is this Sunday from 1-3 PM. Please join us as we work to make Memorial-Spaulding look beautiful. Bring your garden gloves, wheel barrel, shovels, rakes, clippers, and small buckets to help spread mulch, clear away leaves. (Put your name on your tools.) Sign up here by April 25th and get a free t-shirt! Bring your friends…it’s going to be lots of fun!

Opportunity for Memorial-Spaulding Families to have fun this coming weekend at a Podcast Playdate. Check out the invitation HERE. A few tickets are still available.

Speaking of fun, our annual 5th grade vs. staff volleyball game will happen on Friday afternoon. Thanks to Ms. Komow for organizing this awesome event each year.

Have a productive week!

Tom Morris, Principal

Memorial Spaulding Community Gala

Tickets to the 2018 Memorial Spaulding Community Gala are selling out too fast!!! If you have not purchased your ticket yet, please do so now. Space is limited and sales will discontinue at capacity.

We are looking forward to a night of celebration- Saturday, May 5th, 2018, 7pm-11pm at the Fairmont ballroom of the Hilton Hotel in Dedham. Cocktails, drinks, DJ, silent auction and so much more!!!

The gala is complimentary to all Memorial Spaulding teachers. We kindly ask you to consider supporting a teacher by purchasing an extra ticket through the “support a teacher” option on the web site below. Please note that 100% of your generous donations will go towards funding for technology in our children’s classrooms!

You can purchase your ticket here: https://ms2018fundraiser.yapsody.com/event/index/225326/an-evening-for-memorial-spaulding

Any questions or comments, please contact the organizers at ms2018fundraiser@gmail.com

International Festival is Rescheduled!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! International Festival is rescheduled for Thursday, May 31, 2018 – Our school’s highly anticipated annual celebration of diversity was unfortunately cancelled recently due to weather, but we are very excited to share a new date!  International Festival will be held from 6pm to 8pm on Thursday, May 31!!! 

We could really use your help whether it’s hosting a table, performing, helping set up, clean up or more… Please use this link to sign up:
 
If you have any questions, please contact:

Lisa Garland-  lisagarland66@aol.com
Or 
Jamie Robinson- jlcinflorida@yahoo.com 

Principal’s Update

Dear Families,

Memorial-Spaulding Community Gala: I have been asked by the PTO to reach out to you regarding our upcoming Community Gala event. An important part of our school’s vision is to create and foster a sense of community at Memorial-Spaulding. Saturday, May 5th will be an evening to celebrate our wonderful school community and get to know one another. All teachers have been invited to attend at no charge. Please consider sponsoring a teacher’s ticket. You may purchase tickets for yourself and donate a teacher ticket through the link below. Please consider joining us on May 5th @ 7pm at the Hilton in Dedham. I hope to see you there!

https://ms2018fundraiser.yapsody.com/event/index/225326/an-evening-for-memorial-spaulding

Folk Dance Share: This week our wonderful music teachers, Ms. Ghantous and Mrs. Frick, invite families of K-3 students to stop in for a music lesson on Folk Dancing. Click HERE for the schedule. Please join us if you can.

MCAS: ‘Tis the season for MCAS testing in grades 3, 4, and 5. Please be sure your child is at school on time and ready to go on his/her testing days. Click HERE for the schedule.

Other Upcoming Events:
International Night (Rescheduled) – May 31
Color Day – June 5

I hope you are having a delightful weekend.

Warm regards,
Tom Morris
Principal

Folk Dance Week

Next week K-3 families have been invited to the music room for a folk dance week. We are so excited to have special visitors come participate in one of our music classes. There has been a slight change in the schedule due to 3rd Grade MCAS. Please double check the attached schedule. Folk Dance Week updated

 

We want your ideas!

Do you have ideas or feedback for the PTO? Are there programs you’d like to see funded next year?
The PTO is in the process of planning and budgeting for the 2018-19 school year and we want your input! Please email suggestions or ideas to info@memorialspauldingpto.org before March 31, so that they can be considered for next year.

Memorial Spaulding Community Gala

Did you see the Save the Date? We are excited to announce the PTO will be hosting, what we hope to be, our first annual adults-only community celebration and fundraiser to benefit Memorial Spaulding. The event will take place on Saturday May 5th at 7pm. There will be cocktails, dinner, DJ and a silent auction.

There will be a formal invite with more information and a link to purchase tickets coming shortly. 

All proceeds raised from ticket sales and silent donation items will support the PTO in their efforts to fund technology updates in the classrooms.  We do need sponsors and donors for silent auction items! If you have tickets, access to gift cards for local businesses or hard goods to donate, please contact the planning committee at ms2018fundraiser@gmail.com. All donations are tax deductible. 

This event is open to incoming, present and alumni MS families.

New Summer Program

We are running fun community-service based projects for kids entering grades K-5. The goal is to introduce children to local charities, show them how they can be involved, and develop empathy for others. This program runs the weeks of August 13th and 20th. Sign up for full weeks, individual days, or half days! See our website for more information: https://sites.google.com/view/service-stars/home
Email us with any questions at servicestarsnewton@gmail.com