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    Memorial School PTA
    Virtual Friday Folder
     
    May 17, 2019
      

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     ASSEMBLY INFORMATION - AUTHOR PATRICIA POLACCO

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    We are thrilled to welcome author Patricia Polacco to our school on Monday, May 20th. 

    Patricia Polacco is a well known author and illustrator of over 115 children's books.  Our school, along with 5 other elementary schools in the district, received a grant from the EBEF to pay for the cost of her assembly presentations and each PTA is covering all of the additional expenses for travel, hotel, etc. 

    To learn more about Patricia Polacco, you can visit her website at www.patriciapolacco.com

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    FIELD DAY

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    Field Day will be Wednesday, May 22nd. (Rain Date: May 23rd)

    Every student will be given a Free Field Day T-shirt as a gift from the PTA!  In addition, the PTA will be providing a DJ to play fun music during the activities, orange slices, water and ice cream for all students!  

    We are looking forward to a fun day!

     

    PTA APPRECIATION BREAKFAST GIVEN BY MEMORIAL SCHOOL STAFF - MAY 22nd

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    All PTA members are invited to a PTA Appreciation Breakfast given by the Memorial School Staff on the morning of Field Day.

    Please see the attached invitation.

    PTA Appreciation Breakfast Invitation

     

    NEXT PTA MEETING  
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    Our next PTA Meeting and elections for next year's PTA Board will be held on Monday, May 20th at 7:30PM in the Media Center.  We hope to see you there!  
     

    Elections will be held for the following positions:

    Treasurer (1), Out of School Events (1-2), In-School Events (2) and Fundraising (1)

    Committee Chair and Co-chair positions are also be available for 2019-2020.

    Descriptions of the positions can be found on our website at https://www.ebnet.org/Page/7601.  If you are interested in filling a position, please contact memorialschoolpta@gmail.com.

     
     
    BAKE SALE at the SPRING CONCERT
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    The PTA will have a Bake Sale table at the Spring Concert on Tuesday, May 21st.  All items $1.00!
     
    We will also have some of our leftover spiritwear shirts for sale!  
     
     
    SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS - ORDERS DUE JUNE 14TH
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    You can get your School Supply Shopping for next year done now! Once again, the PTA is selling School Supply Kits for the 2019-2020 school year. Each grade level kit is filled with all of the items on the school supply lists provided by the teachers. The kits will be in your child's classroom on the first day of school. There are also other items for sale including backpacks, lunch bags, Thermos containers and water bottles. Your child will be all set for September!

    Order Online at www.shopttkits.com and use Account #18573

    Orders due by 6/14/19

     

     

    ATTENTION CURRENT 4th GRADE PARENTS !!

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    We are forming a 4th Grade/ 2020 5th Grade Committee. It's hard to believe, but we need to start planning for 2020 5th Grade Fundraising. Our 1st activity will be helping with the current 5th Grade Moving Up Celebration. This is a rewarding experience where we will be "Paying it Forward" to the current 5th grade parents so that they can enjoy their child's graduation.  

    We need volunteers to help with fundraising and planning the 5th grade activities for next year. Please view the attached letter, fill out the information and return it to school. We would appreciate your help!

    4th Grade Parent Letter

     

    FIFTH GRADE MOVING UP

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    Attention 5th Grade Parents! The 5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony will take place on June 18th at Hammarskjold Middle School. Click the link below to view the order form for Class Photos, Flowers and Chocolate bars to give to your child at the ceremony. All proceed from the sale will go to next year's 5th grade class.  Please send all orders in to school by June 7th.

    5th Grade Moving Up Gift Order Form

     
    STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK - June 3rd-7th
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    During the week of June 3 - June 7, Memorial School will be celebrating Staff Appreciation Week!  (Please note that this date has changed from our original calendar).  Look for more information coming early next week!
     
    INTERNATIONAL NIGHT 

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    Memorial PTA's International Night was a success!  Thank you to all of the families who participated!  We couldn't do it without you!

    To view some photos from the night, please visit our Facebook page.

      
     
    SPRING PLANT SALE
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    Thank you to everyone who purchased plants from our Spring Plant Sale!  We hope that you are enjoying your beautiful plants and flowers! Also, a big thank you to the PTA members who volunteered their time to help at the sale.   

     

     
    SPIRIT STICKS 

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    Memorial PTA is now selling Spirit Sticks!  Spirit Sticks are small embroidered tags that hang on a keyring for students to display on their backpacks.  They are only $1 each.  We have Mystery Sticks and Grade Level sticks available for sale now!  (We will have more styles available in the future!)  Spirit Sticks are another great alternative to goody bags for class parties or birthday celebrations.  Please use the attached form to order spirit sticks.    

    Spirit Stick Order Form

     

    BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

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    Congratulations to Colin in Mrs. Thomas' class.  He was our April Box Top Winner of a School Store Gift certificate and Memorial water bottle!

    Remember that Box Tops can be found on so many items you purchase!  Each valid pink Box Tops coupon is worth 10¢ to Memorial PTA. 

    Looking for an alternative to clipping? Help Memorial PTA double our Box Tops earnings by downloading the @BTFE Bonus App — it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!  You can double your contributions and help fund school needs today. #EveryClipCounts

    http://www.boxtops4education.com/bonusapp 

    For a complete list of participating items, please visit https://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/participating-products

    Click here to download a Box Top Collection Sheet  

     

    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!

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    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. Click on the link to download the form.  Questions about school store gift certificates? Email Michelle Cittadino at michcittadino@gmail.com

    School Store Gift Certificate Order Form

          

     
    OLIVER'S LABELS
     
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    Support the Memorial School PTA when you purchase personalized labels through Oliver's Labels.  These labels are fully customizable and there are so many options for all your labeling needs!  Great for clothes, camp items, and school supplies, etc.  

     20% of every purchase made through our own website will go directly back to the PTA!

    Check them out here! www.oliverslabels.com/EBmemorial  

     
     

    SPIRITWEAR UPDATE

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    We have a limited supply of Memorial t-shirts and other spiritwear available. 
    Please email memorialschoolpta@gmail.com and we will let you know what is available.
      

    KARATE SCHOOL FUNDRAISERS

    Two local Karate Schools have been kind enough to help support our PTA!   Karate is a great way to increase physical fitness, self- confidence, self-respect and discipline.

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    Brills Karate in Spotswood offers a special price for one month of classes with all proceeds going to our PTA.  Contact Brills at 732-251-0090 and mention that you are part of the Memorial School PTA or click here to view the Brills karate flyer that was sent home.

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    Satori Academy in Milltown offers a special price for four weeks (includes a uniform) with all proceeds going to our PTA.  Contact Satori at 732-651-0123 and mention that you are part of the Memorial School PTA.

      

     Let's Stay in Touch!

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    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.   

    Email

    Contact us at memorialschoolpta@gmail.com

    Facebook

    Click here to follow the Memorial PTA on Facebook

    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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    5/20 - PTA Meeting - 7:30PM
     
    5/21 - Spring Concert & PTA Bake Sale
     
    5/22 - Field Day (Rain Date May 23) & PTA Appreciation Breakfast
     
    6/3 - 6/7 - Teacher Appreciation Week (Date Change)
     
     
     
    COMMUNITY NEWS…

    2018-2019 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 Spring/Summer Brochure, please click here

    HEALTHY KIDS RUNNING SERIES

    Attention all kids ages 2-12.  Come run at the Healthy Kids Running Series

    https://www.healthykidsrunningseries.org/

    Race dates are on Sundays: 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19 and 6/2. Location: East Brunswick High School

    Come for all or just some of the races.  Registration is open.  You do not have to be an East Brunswick resident to participate.  

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    Go to  https://www.ebpl.org/main/ebpl-events-calendar.cfm to view a Calendar of EBPL Events

     

     
    2018-2019 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:  Lauren Adamo and Jasmin Gonzalez

     

     

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