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Principal O'Boyle posing for a picture with elementary students eating lunch in the classroom

News & 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.

Pandemic Journal

Third grade teacher Alix Schafer created a pandemic journal, a creative digital version of the writer’s notebook stressing the importance of primary sources and how they provide a front-row seat to history. “We are living history, and these journals will become primary sources of your lives as third graders during this unprecedented time.” Parents have shared how effective and moving this journaling has been for children. The third grade also began a poetry unit producing more student writing that taps into the experiences of these challenging months. What a time capsule we can look back on in years to come!

Principal Laverne O’Boyle Continues to Connect With Her Students

With weekly video updates, daily phone calls, and Zoom storytime engaging all grades, Principal Laverne O'Boyle continues to to stay connected. Mrs. O’Boyle, Mrs. Stephanie Barone our resource room teacher, and Mrs. Marie Creste our librarian, continues the Memorial tradition of the principal’s book club with the third and fourth graders, meeting weekly on Zoom. The chapter book read in June is A Boy Called Bat, a story with themes of empathy and respect for those who learn differently than others. Students learned more about the interests of the main character, bats, and baby skunks!