Memorial School PTA
    Virtual Friday Folder
    November 15, 2019





    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.   We are looking forward to a great year!

    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!     




    For the Thanksgiving holiday this year, Memorial School PTA will be collecting food items (perishable and non-perishable) and monetary/gift card donations to provide to township families through East Brunswick Community Services. Please send any non-perishable food items or monetary/gift card donations into school labeled “PTA- Thanksgiving” by Tuesday, November 19th.

    If you would like to contribute a perishable food item, please call or text Sally Stavola (732-715-6639) to coordinate drop off times and location.

    Any questions? Email memorialschoolpta@gmail.com




    Bnl Photographers will be back at our school on Tuesday, November 19th for Picture Retake Day and Club/Group Photos.

    All students who were absent on our original picture day will have their photos taken for the yearbook. If your child was absent, you can send in the original order form with your child, click here to download and print a copy of the order form, or call bnl customer service at 732-414-2115 to get a unique code to place an online order. If you would like your child to retake his/her picture, you must send the original package of pictures (not including the class photo) back to school with your child on the 19th.



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    Veterans Day was celebrated in school with an assembly on November 12th.  The Memorial student council did a great job of running the assembly and the 4th grade sang a beautiful song!  Also, a special thank you to Tommy and the veterans at VFW Post 133 for all of their support and to Ralph Vasquez for being this year's guest speaker.

    The PTA contributed to the event by arranging some of the assembly activities with veterans from VFW Post 133 and providing a light breakfast for all of the honored guests.

    It was a wonderful assembly!  Always remember those who served to protect our great country! 

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    Memorial PTA is forming a new Hospitality Committee.  The Hospitality Committee will be responsible for planning the Staff Holiday Luncheon in December and a breakfast, lunch and other activities for Teacher Appreciation Week in May.

    Join us for the first Meeting: Thursday, November 21st at 6:30PM in the Media Center.  

    We would love your help!  Please use the sign up below to join the committee. 



    SCHOOL STORE - Volunteer Slots Available!

    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!

    Be a School Store Vounteer- 


    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, assist children with their purchases and clean up when lunches are over.  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

    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 – Extended!

    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.


    The Holiday Shopping Boutique will be at Memorial School from December 9th - December 13th. 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!


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

    **Congratulations to our October 2019 Box Tops Winner - McKenna in Mrs. Clements 1st grade class!  She won a $10 gift certificate  for our Scholastic Book Fair.**

    Keep scanning and sending in Box Tops for a chance to win our next prize of a Target Gift Card! Box Tops submitted by 12/16 will be entered into the drawing.

    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.

    Box Tops are each worth 10 cents. You can help raise money for the students of Memorial School!

    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. 




    Attention Teachers! PTA Teacher Grant Applications are now being accepted. The first deadline for applications is November 22nd. Use the links below to download the Grant Guideline and Application.

    Teacher Grant Guidelines for Memorial Teachers 

    Teacher Grant Application for Memorial Teachers




    Join us at our next PTA Meeting on Monday, January 13, 2020 at 7:30PM in the Cafetorium.


    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  

     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


    11/19 - Donations Due for Thanksgiving Food Drive
    11/19 - Picture Retake/Make-Up Day and School Club Photos
    11/21 - Hospitality Committee Meeting - 6:30PM 
    11/27 - Single Session (1:45pm Closing)
    11/28-11/29 - No School (Thanksgiving holiday)
    12/9-12/13 - Holiday Shopping Boutique

    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


    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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