- It’s Teacher Appreciation Week
- Helpers Needed for Rescheduled Spring Gardening Project: Saturday May 5th 1-3
- Principal’s Update
- Safe Routes to School-Walk to School Day this Friday!
- Newton Serves Garden Clean Up Postponed
- Last Chance to get tickets for the MS Community Gala!
- Principal’s Update
- Memorial Spaulding Community Gala
- International Festival is Rescheduled!
- Principal’s Update
Rescheduled due to rain last week. Families, teachers and staff of Memorial Spaulding are invited to come help with a Newton Serves Spring Gardening project in the front and back of our school. 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
It would seem that summer has arrived! As the temperature rises, please made sure your child comes to school with a water bottle. We prefer you send a bottle that is plastic – not glass – as we have had a few broken glass bottles this year.
This is National Walk/Bike to School Week! Our Safe Routes to School volunteers will be at both the front and back entrances on Friday with fun swag to hand out to children. Given the beautiful weather – please consider walking/biking to school as much as possible between now and the end of the year.
Gardening/Grounds Clean Up Day is scheduled for this coming Saturday between 1-3 PM. Please join us! Bring your rake, hoe, shovel and gloves – and come make our school look beautiful.
Now that the weather is turning nice, I need to remind you that the playground/field is not accessible to visitors during school hours. This includes kindergarten students/parents who are dismissed at 12:30.
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 Friday, May 4th.
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Have a great day – and enjoy the weather!
Celebrate spring by walking or biking to school this Friday, May 4th. We will have some fun swag for students who walk and will be collecting thank you cards for bus drivers and crossing guards. Templates will be sent home with students this week.
Given the forecast for rain, today’s Garden Clean Up event has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 5 from 1-3 PM. If, by chance, the weather is not conducive on that day, the event will happen on Sunday, May 6th.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!!!
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!
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.