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    Memorial School PTA
    Virtual Friday Folder
     
    November 17, 2017
     

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    Thank you for becoming a PTA member for the 2017-2018 school year.  The Friday Folder is a weekly newsletter to keep you informed about upcoming PTA activities and events.  Please let your Memorial friends know that it's not too late join the PTA.  Click here for PTA membership information. 
     
     
    DELICIOUS ORCHARDS PIE PICK UP

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    If you ordered pies from the Delicious Orchards Pie Fundraiser, please plan to pick them up at the school on Wednesday, November 22nd between 1:45pm - 5:30pm.  If you have any questions, contact Mary Petersen (mary.fitzpeter@comcast.net) or Julie Rafano (julierafano@msn.com)

     

    THANKSGIVING DONATIONS
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    Memorial PTA will once again be participating in the Adopt A Family program through the East Brunswick Recreation department to supply Thanksgiving meals for 2 local families.  This year, we will be collecting monetary donations to purchase a fully cooked meal from a local catering company (Culinary Classics located in Sayreville). Please send in cash or checks made payable to "Memorial School PTA" in an envelope lableled "PTA Thanksgiving".We will also be collecting non-perishable food items to be donated to the families and to the local Food Pantry.  A collection box will be located in the main office.  Please consider donating to those less fortunate.  Questions? Contact memorialschoolpta@gmail.com.  Happy Thanksgiving!
     
       
     
    PTA MEETING 
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    Our next PTA meeting will be held on Monday, November 27th at 7:30PM.  All are welcome!
     
    Attention Room Parents!  If you are scheduled to be the Room Parent Party Planner for your child's class Winter Party, please try to attend the PTA meeting on 11/27.  We will review the procedures for planning and running the class Winter Parties.  
     
     
    URBAN AIR SPIRIT NIGHT
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    Come support Memorial's 5th Grade class for a fun time at Urban Air Trampoline Park.  All Grades and Ages are welcome!  Bring your friends too!  Tuesday, November 21st.  ANY Time between 3pm and 8pm.  2 Hour All-Access passes for only $27.99+tax (includes jump socks!).  Please present flyer upon arrival.
     
     
     
     
    SQUARE 1 ART FUNDRAISER
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    The Square 1 Art fundraiser catalogs with your child's custom artwork were sent home this week. The catalogs contain products such as mugs, prints, keychains, potholders, etc.  

    Orders can be placed online or sent into school.  

    THREE EASY WAYS TO ORDER KEEPSAKES

    1. The paper order form attached to their custom catalog. (Send order into school by Novemeber 27th.  Make checks payable to Memorial School PTA)
    2. Online at www.square1art.com/shop.
    3. Phone Customer Care 888-332-3294.

    These make great holiday gifts for family members!  Orders are expected to be delivered to students before the winter break.  

    All orders must be submitted by November 27th.

     
     
    VETERANS DAY ASSEMBLY
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    The PTA sponsored our annual Veterans Day Celebration Assembly on Thursday, November 16th.   Relatives of some Memorial students and members of the community that have served in the United States Military were honored during this special event.  A special thank you to the Student Council led by Ms. Romba and Ms. Calderone and PTA member Laurie Lachs for putting together this special assembly! We'd also like to thank all of our guest veterans, Dr. Valeski, guest speakers, members of the Board of Education, and Memorial School staff and students for your participation!   See some of the pictures below of this beautiful celebration. (Photos courtesy of Sean Lasch)

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    SPIRITWEAR
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    Memorial School Spiritwear order forms were sent home this week. Items for purchase include short sleeve t-shirts, hoodies, sweatpants, shorts, winter hats, and zip-up sweatshirts. We also have cinch bags, water bottles and umbrellas! Click the link below to download an order form. All orders should be returned to school by December 8th. Please make checks payable to Memorial School PTA.  Show your Memorial School spirit!

    Click here for Spiritwear Order Forms

     

     

      
     SCHOOL STORE
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    Did you know that we have a school store that's run by the PTA?  The school store is open Thursdays during your child's lunch period. Prices range from $0.25 to $5.00 .  If you send your child to school with some extra change, he/she can have a fun shopping experience!  You'll also be supporting the PTA!

    Is your child celebrating a birthday soon?  The school store has gift certificates that we can distribute to your child's class.  This is a great substitution for traditional goody bags.  To purchase gift certificates, you must fill out a request form in advance.  Please allow at least 1 - 2 weeks for orders to be processed.  Click on the link to download the form.

    School Store Gift Certificate Request Form

      

     
     
     BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
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    All students who hand in Box Tops will be entered into a drawing to win a prize!

    Don't forget to clip Box Tops!  You can help raise money for the students of Memorial School! Be sure to send in your Box Tops to school with your child's name and teacher's name.  Box Tops can be sent in to school in a ziplock bag or on a collection sheet.  Please make sure that the Box Tops are not ripped or expired.  Please visit the Box Tops 4 Education Website to download a collection form and learn about the products that contain Box Tops.  Another easy way to earn more money for our school is to download the new Box Tops for Education Bonus App on your smartphone.  

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    Questions? Please contact PTA Box Top chairperson Carmen Santiago (santiagos-lucas@hotmail.com)
    Thanks for your continued support! 
     
     
     
    HOLIDAY SHOPPING BOUTIQUE
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    Ths Holiday Shopping Boutique will be at Memorial School from December 4th - December 8th.  This is a fun opportunity for children to go shopping and purchase holiday gifts for family members and friends.  We will also need some PTA parent volunteers to help at the Holiday Shop.  Look for more information coming very soon!
     
     
     
    Let's Stay in Touch! 
    Communications
     
    Text Message Reminders
    If you are not receiving text message reminders from the PTA, you can join the Memorial PTA Remind account by texting @mempta to  81010
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    Email
    Contact us at memorialschoolpta@gmail.com
     
    Facebook 
    Click here to follow the Memorial PTA on Facebook

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    Website 

    Memorial PTA Website can be found at www.ebnet.org.  To find us, visit the page, choose Memorial School from the drop down menu.  Then, click on Parents and choose Memorial PTA.  There you can find general information about the PTA, the PTA Friday Folder, Calendar of Events, Copies of Forms and Flyers, information about upcoming events and more.

      
     
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    UPCOMING EVENTS      

    11/22 - Early School Closing - 1:45PM 

    11/22 - Delicious Orchards Pie Order Pick Up Day -at school 1:45pm - 5:30pm.
     
    11/23-11/24 - NO SCHOOL
     
    11/27 - PTA Meeting - 7:30PM - Media Center
     
    12/4-12/8 - Holiday Shopping Boutique
     
     
     COMMUNITY NEWS…

    2017-2018 District Calendar

    For a complete list of Community Events, please click here.

     The East Brunswick Recreation Department offers many programs for both children and adults.  To view the Fall/Winter Brochure, please click here

     
     
    2017-2018 PTA BOARD Members
    • President:  Julie Rafano
    • VP:  Brianne Mory
    • Secretary:  Sally Stavola
    • Treasurer:  Kelly Lasch
    • In School Events:  Laurie Lachs and Michelle Cittadino
    • Out of School Events:  Kristin Gristina
    • Fundraising:  Deb Blain and Sue Chinchar

     

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