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News and Notices

Our students are making headlines, and we want to share all the great news with you. We will keep this page updated with important announcements, news stories, and student shout-outs. Please check back often, and help us celebrate our students’ many achievements.

Lunar New Year Parade

The students of Memorial School rang in the Year of the Pig by celebrating with a parade. Children in costume marched in the parade behind the dragon dancers. It is a tradition that the school and students look forward to every year. Pictured is ESL teacher Mrs. Mona Bennett with students in costumes.

students wearing costumes
Dr. Seuss Surprise

On Tuesday, February 12, the Cat in the Hat visited Memorial Elementary School!

Students with the Cat in the Hat
Fun with Math

Students in Ms. Polster’s first grade class practiced their addition and subtraction skills in the computer lab. They also practiced comparing numbers using greater and less than by using tens and ones rods. Lessons are always fun in Ms. Polster’s class!

student working on computersstudents working on math
Lunchtime Yoga

Lynn Power, a certified yoga instructor, teaches lunchtime yoga to Memorial Elementary School students twice a week. They are often joined by principal Laverne O’Boyle! Yoga helps the students balance their mind and body through poses and breathing techniques. Yoga keeps their minds active and their confidence soaring! It will continue through March.

students doing yogastudents doing yoga during lunch
Place Card Value Game

Students in Ms. Polster’s first-grade class practiced adding and subtracting tens and ones with a fun place value card game. Everyone had a great time while learning!

students playing a place value game

Showing of Screenagers

Join us for a special showing of Screenagers. Our children are growing up in a digital age. Come learn what this really means. Join us at West Brook Middle School on Thursday, February 28, at 3:00 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. There is no cost for this event. For more information, check out this flyer or Screenagers movie site. All pre-k to grade twelve parents and guardians, as well as middle and high school students are invited to attend.

Mrs. Mandara Makes Learning Mixed Numbers Easy!

Learning mixed numbers is easy in Mrs. Mandara's third grade class. Working with fraction strips helps the children to visualize and explore fraction relationships. Our teachers love to make learning creative and fun!

Mrs. Mandara teaching students while seated on the floor
Family Movie Night

The Memorial School PTA recently sponsored a family movie night. Families joined their children for a showing of Small Foot. Thanks to the PTA for providing popcorn and refreshments.

Student attending to the concession standStudents watching a movie
Spelling Bee

Check out proud principal Laverne O'Boyle with the fourth-grade spellers from Memorial Elementary School in Paramus. The students studied hard for the district spelling bee that took place last Wednesday at Paramus High School.

The principal with spelling bee participants
Crochet Club

Crochet club is underway at Memorial Elementary School in Paramus. Fourth graders meet once a week with the fourth-grade teachers and the school principal to work on their new hobby. Crocheting is a great fabric arts hobby that practices so many skills such as creativity, design, and patience. We can't wait to see some finished projects!

Students learning crochet techniques from a teacherStudents and teacher sit in a circle on the rug learning crochet

    Technology Workshop

    As the second-grade students learn more about technology, so do the second grade teachers at their workshop. Pictured are second grade teachers Ms. Scimeca, Mrs. Schlossberg, and Mrs. Moore who never stop learning!

    Teachers at a table with laptops

      History’s Most Inspiring People Visit Paramus

      photos from the fourth grade wax museum of history’s most inspiring peopleThe 4th grade classes at Memorial Elementary School celebrated all that they learned during a biography reading unit by creating a wax museum. Some of the inspiring people that filled the museum were Bill Gates, Susan B. Anthony, Thomas Edison, Betsy Ross, Mickey Mantle, and Elvis Presley. Parents and other classes were invited to visit the wax museum to learn about 66 truly inspiring people!