Memorial School PTA
    Virtual Newsletter
    June 28, 2020


    Congratulations to all of our 5th Graders!  We hope that you will always remember the fun times you had at Memorial School.  Good luck at Hammarskjold!
    The virtual 5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony can be viewed on the Memorial School homepage at https://www.ebnet.org/Domain/14
    Thank you to our current and departing PTA Board members for all of your hard work!  
    Julie Rafano (President 2016 - 2020, In School Events 2015-2016)
    Brianne Mory (Vice President 2016 -2020)
    Sally Stavola (Secretary 2016 - 2020)
    Kelly Lasch (Treasurer 2017 -  )
    Jasmin Gonzalez (Fundraising 2018 - 2020)
    Hyemi Kim (In School Events 2019 - 2020)
    Jennifer Garber (In School Events 2019 -  )
    Kitman Kan (Out of School Events 2019 -  )
    Lisa Villanueva (Out of School Events 2019 -  )
    Also, a special thank you and farewell to this year's 5th Grade Committee chairperson, Box Top Chairperson and Past PTA President (2012-2016) - Angela Paglia!  
    You will be missed at Memorial!
    At our virtual PTA meeting on June 3rd, we held elections for the PTA Board for 2020-2021 school year. 
    Please welcome our newly elected Memorial PTA Board Members!
    Brianne Mory - President
    Hyemi Kim - Vice President
    Susan Bergmann - Secretary
    Debra Padmore - Fundraising
    Jasmin Gonzalez - Fundraising
    Lauren Shafer - In School Events
     2019-2020 PTA GIFTS TO SCHOOL
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    Thanks to everyone who supported the PTA and our fundraising efforts this year.  The PTA is proud to announce that we have purchased a Cricut Maker machine along with tools, paper, vinyl and other supplies for the cricut machine.  This machine will be available for teachers to use to make displays, wall hangings, vinyl clings for sensory pathways, etc. for their classrooms.  
    We have also purchased two Flat Panel Ultra HD Interactive Viewboards which will be installed in the Media Center and the Conference Room.
    2019-2020 TEACHER GRANTS
    This year, Memorial PTA awarded over $1700 in teacher grants.  Below is a list of this year's grants.
    Ms. Berman - Independent Reading Books
    Ms. Raab - Indoor Recess supplies
    Ms. Bush - Kindergarten Creative Play supplies
    Ms. Blanco-Rivas - Independent Reading Books
    Ms. Calderone - Non-fiction books
    Ms. Eberle - Kindergarten Creative Play supplies
    Ms. Mueller - Non-fiction and Science Books
    Ms. Ferrante - Kindergarten Creative Play supplies
    Ms. Edwards - Non-fiction books
    Unfortunately, we couldn't be together to celebrate Staff Apprecitaion Week this year, but the PTA gave Memorial Staff a gift of Memorial tumbler cups filled with iced tea bags, lemonade mix and candy.  We truly appreciate all of the staff at Memorial School and thank them for all that they do!



    Our annual PTA Audit will take place in July and our PTA Treasurer is looking for a few volunteers.  If you are willing to serve on the Audit Committee, please email memorialschoolpta@gmail.com by July 2nd.  The timing for the audit is flexible and will be arranged with the committee members.  Social distancing will also be taken into consideration during the audit.  Thanks!

    Great News!  You can stock up on summer reading books while shopping from the comfort of your own home!  Our Online Scholastic Book Fair is now available.   All orders will be shipped to your home. Orders of $25 or more (books only) will receive Free Shipping. Use the link below to access the book fair.  Happy Reading!  



    Since our International Night celebration was cancelled this year, we collected international recipes instead.  Click the link below to view the Memorial International Cookbook.   We will continue collecting recipes over the summer and send out an updated version in the Fall.  If you would like to contribute a recipe, click here to download a recipe collection form and email the recipes  to InternationalNightRecipes2020@gmail.com.

    International Night 2020 E-Cookbook



    Did you forget to order your Spring portraits?  They are still available online! 

    To view and order your pictures...

    1. Go to https://order.bnlschoolpictures.com/login

    2. Create a Free Account or Login with an existing account

    3. Type your child's Student ID number into the Gallery Password box (Note: If you do not remember you child's Student ID#, you can find it in the Genesis Parent Portal on the EB district website)

    4. View and Order your prints!

    All orders will be shipped directly to your home.  

    BNL photographers wishes everyone well and thanks you for supporting their local family business.

    Questions about portrait orders? Call BNL at 732-414-2115   



    Before school was closed, students completed art projects in school for the PTA's Square 1 Art fundraiser.   Square 1 Art takes the student's art work and transfers it onto keepsake items that you can purchase.  These items make great gifts for family members!  Products include prints, magnets, stickers, mugs, pillow cases, journals, cards, tote bags and much more!  All orders must be placed online and will be shipped to your home.  

    To view your child's artwork and place an order:

    1. Go to https://www.square1art.com

    2.  Click on "Shop"

    3.  Click on "Find Your Child's Art"

    4.  Enter the State, School Name and Your Child's Name

    5.  Then click on "Products" to view the items that you can purchase.

    If you have problems with ordering, Square 1 Art customer service agents can be reached at service@square1art.com or 888-332-3294x1

    We hope that the products purchased with your child's artwork will become cherished keepsakes for your family!

    Thank you for your support!

    You may still order a yearbook and have it shipped to your home (shipping fees will be applied to your order).  
    REMEMBER:  5th Graders DO NOT need to order yearbooks!  Every 5th grade student will receive a yearbook as a gift from the PTA!
    Bonus!  Our yearbook company, TreeRing, plants a tree for every yearbook that is ordered!  This year, Memorial sold 223 yearbooks! 


    You can still submit Box Tops from home using the Box Tops App.  Simply, download the app, input our school information and start scanning 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.

    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. 

    If you have paper Box Tops, please hold onto them and submit them when we return to school!

    Click here to download a Box Top Collection Sheet    

     Let's Stay in Touch!



    Contact us at memorialschoolpta@gmail.com


    Click here to follow the Memorial PTA on Facebook



    East Brunswick Public Library will be open for Curbside Pickups beginning on June 22nd.  Visit their website to view instructions and procedures for curbside pickups.  https://www.ebpl.org/main/ebpl-news.cfm?doctype_code=Teens%20News&doc_id=28837 

    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  


Last Modified on July 7, 2020