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    Memorial School PTA
    Virtual Newsletter
     
    May 18, 2020
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    ONLINE SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR 
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    Great News!  Our Online Scholastic Book Fair is now available.  You can stock up on summer reading books while shopping from the comfort of your own home!     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 Shopping!  
     
     

       

    SPRING PICTURES
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    BNL School Pictures has made your spring portraits available online so you may preview and place your orders.  

    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!

    Due to reduced staff in BNL's portrait lab, your order may take up to a week to produce.  

    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 

     
     
     
    INTERNATIONAL NIGHT RECIPE COLLECTION
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    The PTA's annual International Night has unfortunately been cancelled this year.  In place of the event, Memorial PTA is collecting recipes to put into an International E-Recipe Book which will be shared with our Memorial School families.  We would love to have as many countries as possible represented in the book.  Please consider sharing a favorite family recipe that represents your culture!   Click on the link below to download the form to fill out the information for your recipe and email the completed forms back to InternationalNightRecipes2020@gmail.com.  Recipe submission deadline has been extended to May 29th!  
     
     

     

    PTA BOARD Nominations for 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

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    The PTA Nominating Committee has submitted their report with the nominees for PTA Board positions for the 2020-2021 school year.  Click the link below to view the report.

    Nominating Committee Report for PTA Board Elections

    The available board positions for the 2020-2021 school year are:

    President (1), Vice-President (1), Secretary (1) and Fundraising (2)

    Committee Chair and Co-chair positions will also be available for 2020-2021.

    Descriptions of the positions can be found on our website at https://www.ebnet.org/Page/7601.

    Any additional board nominations must be submitted in writing to Memorial PTA (memorialschoolpta@gmail.com) by May 29, 2020.  

    If you have any questions about the open positions, please contact memorialschoolpta@gmail.com.

    Online PTA Meeting for Board Elections will take place on June 3, 2020.  Login information will be sent out before the meeting.

     
     
    STUDENT ARTWORK KEEPSAKES   
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    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!

     
     
     
    YEARBOOK ORDERS
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    You may still order a yearbook and have it shipped to your home (shipping fees will be applied to your order).  Click the link below to purchase a yearbook. 
    REMEMBER:  5th Graders DO NOT need to order yearbooks!  Every 5th grade student will receive a yearbook as a gift from the PTA!
     
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    Bonus!  Our yearbook company, TreeRing, plants a tree for every yearbook that is ordered!  
     
      
     
      
     
    SHARE YOUR PHOTOS WITH US (for our Facebook page)!

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    We would love to see your "Distance Learning" Photos!  This includes teachers too!  Send photos to memorialyearbookphotos@gmail.com.  Please indicate in your email that you give us permission to share your photos on our PTA Facebook page.  

    PLEASE NOTE:  We are NO LONGER ACCEPTING YEARBOOK PHOTO submissions.  Thank you to everyone who submitted photos!

     
    BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
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    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. 

    For a complete list of participating items, please visit https://www.boxtops4education.com/Participating-Products-Page

    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    

      

    PTA MEETING

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    Virtual PTA Meeting & Elections - June 3, 2020 at 7:00pm (Instructions for joining the meeting will be sent in another email a few days before the meeting. See information above about the PTA Nominations for next year.)

     
     Let's Stay in Touch!

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    Email

    Contact us at memorialschoolpta@gmail.com

    Facebook

    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

     
    COVID-19 RELATED INFORMATION
     
    • Click here to view useful information posted on EB schools website regarding COVID-19 
    • If you need assistance with meals for your child, please contact EB Child Nutrition department at 732-613-6718 or childnutrition@ebnet.org. 
    • If you are borrowing a district owned chromebook or device and have technology issues, please contact parentsupport@ebnet.org
    • If you are able, don't forget to support some of our local businesses by purchasing gift cards or ordering take out/delivery meals.    
    • East Brunswick Library is closed, but has many useful online resources.  Check their website www.ebpl.org for more information.  If you or your child need a library card, click here.
     
     
    COMMUNITY NEWS…
      
     

     

    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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Last Modified on May 26, 2020