Memorial School PTA
    Virtual Friday Folder
    January 17, 2020





    Thank you for becoming a PTA member for the 2019-2020 school year! The Friday Folder is a weekly newsletter to keep you informed about upcoming PTA activities and events.   

    Please encourage your Memorial friends to become PTA members too! Membership information can be viewed on our website at https://www.ebnet.org/Page/10191 

    Thanks for your support! 




    Memorial PTA will be having a Dine to Donate Event at Panera Bread located in Brunswick Square Mall (755 State Rt 18) on Sunday, January 19th from 4PM - 8PM

    Please come out to support our PTA! Simply show the attached flyer when placing your order and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Memorial School PTA.

    Panera Dine to Donate Flyer

    CAKE DECORATING WITH DAD (or grandpa, or uncle, or big brother, or family friend...) CONTEST!


    Our Cake Decorating Contest will be on the evening of January 31st at Churchill Junior High School! At this event, Memorial students work together with a male grown-up (dad, grandpa, cousin, uncle, family friend etc.) to decorate their cake in 30 minutes. All participants must bring their own cake and supplies.  All decorations must be edible.  Please view the flyer for more information.  Questions?  Email memorialcakecontest@gmail.com

    Registration for this event is currently full.  However, you may still be placed on a Waiting List.  Fill out the registration form and you will be contacted if space becomes available.

    We will NOT accept Walk-Ins at this event.

    Click the link below to complete the ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM and then send the paper form to school with payment.

    1. Online Registration: Click here to complete your Online Registration Form
    2. Send paper form with payment after online registration is complete: Click here to download Paper form 


    If you are attending the event, we'd love to have you as a volunteer.  VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO MAKE THIS EVENT A SUCCESS!   Please consider signing up to help with set up, registration check-in, refreshment table, or clean up.  Click the link below to volunteer. 




    Our yearbook photographers can't be everywhere, so if you've got great photos of school events, please share them with us!

    Email photos to katie.heilbronn@gmail.com. Please be sure to list the names of all students in the photos.

    Thanks for your help!


    SCHOOL STORE - Volunteers Needed Next Week!

    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!

    Be a School Store Volunteer- 


    We need some parent volunteers to help at our School Store.  The School Store takes place from 11:00am - 1:15pm. Please only sign up for a slot if you are able to stay for the entire time period.  Your responsibilities will be to help set up the items in the School Store and assist children with their purchases.  Remember that volunteers must also be current PTA members.  If you need to complete your PTA membership, visit our website at https://www.ebnet.org/Page/10191 

    Click on the link to sign up as a School Store volunteer-


    School Store Gift Certificates-

    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 request them in advance.  

     Click here to fill out the online form to order gift certificates

    Questions? Email memorialschoolstore@gmail.com

    Back by popular demand!  The APEX team will be back at Memorial School this winter!  This is a fun two week program from February 2nd - February 14th.  There will be a character building and leadership program that will culminate with a student "fun run" on February 13th to raise donations for the Memorial School PTA!   ALL students will receive a t-shirt and participate in the fun run!  See attached letter and look for more information coming very soon!
    Built By Me is a local business that offers STEM classes for children.  They have a special deal just for Memorial School students! By entering code MEPTAW20 at checkout, you will receive a 10% discount and Built By Me will also donate 5% of your registration fee back to our PTA.  Click the link to view their flyer for winter classes.  Visit www.builtbyme.com/register and be sure to enter code MEPTAW20 at checkout.

    Valentine's Day Parties will be held on Friday 2/14. Room parents will be sending out letters and/or emails to collect food and other items for the parties.   Please remember that only PTA Room Parents that are assigned to the Valentine's Day Party and are on an approved list will be allowed in the building for the parties.

    We are in need of volunteers for the Valentine's Day Party for the classes listed below.

    McCloskey: 2 Volunteers

    Georgiou: 2 Volunteers

    Kemp-Jackson: 1 Volunteer

    Affinito: 1 Volunteer

    Raab: 2 Volunteers

    Donato: 1 Planner, 1 Volunteer

    Venice:  2 Volunteers

    Margolies-Smith: 1 Volunteer

    Edwards: 1 Planner, 1 Volunteer

    Yuen: 1 Planner

    Barron: 1 Volunteer

    Schrader: 2 Volunteers

    Islam:  1 Volunteer

    Forte: 1 Volunteer

    Roberston: 1 Planner, 1 Volunteer

    All volunteers MUST be PTA Members and MUST email sjs6808@yahoo.com to be added to the list of volunteers.

    We will take volunteers on a first come, first come basis.



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    It's not too late to join the Memorial PTA Hospitality Committee!  We will begin planning for Teacher Appreciation week very soon! We would love your help!  Please use the sign up below to join the committee. 



    Attention 5th Grade Parents!  It is not too late to join the 5th Grade Committee to help plan the events and activities for the 5th Grade this year!  If interested, please email Angela at memorialeb.2020@gmail.com.

    5th Grade Opt-Out Fundraiser - We have a large 5th grade class and need your support!  Just $60 per family allows our class to pay for a end of year Lakeview field trip and gift each student with Moving Up HMS merchandise.

    If you’re unable to support this buyout fundraiser, we ask that you contribute to upcoming activities that benefit our class.  This way everyone contributes! 

    For any questions or alternate payment methods, please call or txt Angela at 732-841-5879

     Click here for more information and visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0B48A9A9229-5thgrade to sign up for the opt out.


    For every TEN valid Box Tops you send in, your child will be entered into a prize drawing!

    This month's winner of a Box Top Spirit Stick and a $10 Target Gift Card is Sabrina in Mrs. Perillo's Class!  Congratulations!

    Keep scanning and sending in Box Tops for a chance to win our next prize of a School Store Gift Certificate!

    Box Tops are going DIGITAL! No more clipping. No more sending Box Tops to school. All you need is your phone. Download the ALL-NEW Box Tops app, shop as you normally would, then simply scan your store receipts to find participating products. The app will automatically credit your school's Box Tops earnings online. Your child will also receive credit for box tops submitted through the app by pressing the star when you scan a receipt and enter his/her name.

    We also collect Box Tops that are clipped from packages.  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 the app or a collection form and learn about the products that contain Box Tops. 




    Join us at our next PTA Meeting on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 7:30PM in the Media Center.

     Let's Stay in Touch!



    Contact us at memorialschoolpta@gmail.com


    Click here to follow the Memorial PTA on Facebook

    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


    1/19 - Panera Dine to Donate 4-8PM
    1/20 - No School (Martin Luther King Jr Day)
    1/31 - Cake Decorating with Dad (or Grandpa, Uncle, etc) Contest (see info above - registration is required!)
    2/2 - 2/14 - APEX Leadership Program Fundraiser
    2/13 - APEX Fun Run (during school - all students will participate)
    2/14 - Valentine's Day Class Parties (see above for volunteer requests)

    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

    East Brunswick Public Library  -


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

    The Friends of East Brunswick Public Library would like your support.  For information about becoming a supporter, visit their website at  https://www.ebpl.org/main/friends-of-the-library.cfm

    New Girl Scout Daisy Troop for Kindergarten Girls -


    A new Daisy Girl Scout troop is forming for Kindergarten girls. The new troop will meet on the first and third Thursdays of the month starting in January.  If your daughter is in kindergarten and is interested in joining the troop, please contact Kathi Chin at kathichin@gmail.com.

    2019-2020 PTA BOARD Members
    • President:  Julie Rafano
    • VP:  Brianne Mory
    • Secretary:  Sally Stavola
    • Treasurer:  Kelly Lasch
    • In School Events:  Hyemi Kim and Jennifer Garber
    • Out of School Events:  Lisa Villanueva and Kitman Kan
    • Fundraising:  Jasmin Gonzalez  


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