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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.

Community Murals

Mrs. Mozingo’s first graders have been busy creating community murals for social studies. Their artistic ability and creativity is impressive. Check out their beautiful work!

Students work on their mural
Oobleck

Things got slimy in Memorial School’s second grade science classes. They made oobleck to understand the chemical reactions that change the state of ingredients when combined.

Oobleck is a non-newtonian fluid. That is, it acts like a liquid when you pour it, but it is like a solid when a force is acting on it. You can grab it and then it will ooze out of your hands. If you make enough Oobleck you can even walk on it!

Oobleck gets its name from the Dr. Seuss book Bartholomew and the Oobleck where a gooey green substance, oobleck, fell from the sky and wreaked havoc in the kingdom. Please visit the Oobleck: The Dr. Seuss Science Experiment page for more information.

click to view more photos of the students making Oobleck
Milkweed Garden

In June, students had a fundraiser selling rainbow loom bracelets to raise money to buy milkweed seeds and plants. We recently planted the milkweed garden. Memorial School looks forward to having another fundraiser this year to continue to add more milkweed plants to the garden. 

students looking at their garden
Fire Prevention Visit

On Thursday, October 3 firefighters from the Paramus Fire Department visited Memorial School to conduct a fire prevention program. The firefighters talked about all aspects of fire safety to students in kindergarten through second grades. Students practiced stop, drop, and roll and a posed with Sparky the fire dog.

students practicing stop, drop, and roll and little girl with Sparky the fire dog
Beginning Reading

First grade readers in Mrs. Oliff’s class got comfortable with their books during reading time. Happy reading!

Students reading with pillows
Chromebooks

Students in Mrs. Ottina’s fourth grade class are using their Chromebooks to try out a fun, new website called Prodigy. This will help them with math concepts all year.

students with chromebooks
NJSLA Scores

Please take a moment to read a letter from Superintendent Michele Robinson regarding the NJSLA scores.