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

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.

Earth Day

Memorial first graders cleaned up the schoolyard for Earth Day! Thank you for keeping our campus beautiful!

Group of students wearing I love earth hats
Little Performers

The second-graders in Ms. Scimeca, Mrs. Moore, and Mrs. Schlossberg's classes had a great time performing fairy tales for their classmates. Take a peek at the adorable photo!

Students dressed up as fairy tale characters
Measuring Angles

Fourth grade students at Memorial Elementary School in Paramus had a fun hands-on math lesson by using Bendaroos to practice making and measuring angles. It was a great learning experience for all!

Student uses a ruler and Bendaroos to make and measure anglesStudent uses a ruler to make and measure anglesStudent practices making and measuring angles using Bendaroos and markers
Behnke Museum

The first grade classes from Memorial Elementary School visited the Behnke Museum on Wednesday, April 10. While touring the museum, the students learned about the history of Paramus and viewed antique tools, toys, furniture, and many other irreplaceable pieces of local history.

Students participate in the Behnke Museum tour as an adult speaks to them
Author Visit

On Friday, April 5, poet/writing teacher Amy Ludwig VanDerwater visited Memorial Elementary School. She meet with each grade sharing poems and having writing workshops with students. Thank you, Amy, for sharing your time with us!

Click to view more. Amy Ludwig VanDerwater reads to students.
Women in History

The Memorial Elementary School PTA sponsored an assembly about women in history. "They Made a Difference: Women in History" is an exciting forty-five minute program devoted to illuminating the lives and work of historical women. It was a great learning experience for all!

Students pose together on a gym floorStudents participate in women in history activityAn adult presents a presentation on Harriet Tubman
Paramus Named One of the Best Communities for Music Education

2019 Best Communities for Music Education. Congrats! Brought to you by The NAMM Foundation.Congratulations to our amazing music education staff! NAMM has again chosen Paramus Public Schools as one of the Best Communities for Music Education in 2019! 

The award program recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students, and community leaders who have made music education part of a well-rounded education. Designations are for districts and schools that demonstrate an exceptionally high commitment and access to music education. 

We are so proud! #ParamusProud

Library Visit

Our first-grade students visited the Branch Library to learn about the history of Paramus and to borrow some books. Thank you, librarians, for your help!

Students pose together in the library with staff members
Outdoor Reading

Ms. Polster's first-grade class enjoyed an outside reading lesson. They read their nonfiction books and took notes on the important facts they learned while they enjoyed the warm weather. Welcome spring!

Students reading books outside at a picnic table

Family Science Program

The family science program at Memorial Elementary just started its 31st year. Participants conduct various experiments during the six-week workshop session. Families answer curious questions, design structures, make ice cream, and perform other exciting experiments. The instructors, 3rd grade teacher Mrs. Gina Boisits and 4th grade teacher Ms. Kaitlin Moran, find this program a rewarding and enjoyable experience for parents and students.

Students design structures togetherParents help a student design a structureA parent and a student design a structure together
Planting with Grandparents

Mrs. Fitzgerald’s third grade class at Memorial Elementary School had a wonderful grandparent visit. The grandparents taught the class about seeds and planting. The entire class planted and is now growing tomato plants from seeds.

Students standing with two visiting grandparents
100th Day of School Fun

Students at Memorial Elementary School celebrated the 100th day of school on February 20. Kindergarten students decorated crowns to wear. A kindergarten student in Mrs. Baker’s class brought in 100 books. The class sorted the books into ten groups of ten, and got busy reading 100 books. Students in Ms. Polster’s first-grade class at Memorial School stacked 100 cups to celebrate. The students used teamwork to build different kinds of towers. 

June will be here before you know it. Keep up the good work kids!

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