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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.

The Cat in the Hat

Last week the Cat in the Hat visited Memorial Elementary School in Paramus. The kindergarten students and Principal Mrs. O’Boyle snapped a picture with the cat.

Students posing with The Cat In The Hat character

World Read Aloud Day

The first grade children at Memorial School enjoyed reading on World Read Aloud Day 2020. There is nothing better than reading together!

students in library reading together
Year of the Rat!

Students rang in the year of the rat 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.

Students dressed up for Chinese New Year
Guidance and Resources Regarding Coronavirus

Please take a moment to read an important letter from the State of New Jersey Department of Education regarding the Coronavirus.

Powerhouse Party

The fourth grade classes at Memorial School had their annual fourth grade party at Powerhouse in Paramus on Friday, January 25. The students played games, did trivia, had a dance party, and ate dinner and dessert. It is such a fun night that they look forward to all year!

view more photos of the Powerhouse Party
History’s Most Inspiring People

View more photos of fourth grade wax museumThe 4th grade classes celebrated what they learned during a biography reading unit by creating a wax museum. Some of the inspiring people that filled the museum were The Beatles, George Lucus, Harriet Tubman, Ben Franklin, Marie Curie, Milton Hershey, Maria Tallchief, Bill Gates, Betsy Ross, and Walt Disney. Parents and other classes were invited to visit the wax museum to learn about 80 truly inspiring people!

Spelling Bee
view more photos of the spelling bee

On January 15, the Paramus Rotary sponsored the Scripps 4th grade spelling bee at Paramus High School. Many thanks to our elementary school principals, their teachers, support staff, and the board of education for their support! A special thanks also goes to Marie Creste and Mona Bennett.

Congratulations to the winners: 

  • 1st Place - DJ R. from Midland
  • 2nd Place - Nikhil S. from Ridge Ranch
  • 3rd Place - Karina S. from Stony Lane

These students will advance to the next round at Bergen Community College in March. Way to go, 4th graders!

Hot Cross Buns

Memorial School 4th grade students created their own variation on a theme to "Hot Cross Buns." Great job, 4th graders!

view more photos of our students version on Hot Cross Buns

Family Movie Night

The Memorial School PTA recently sponsored a family movie night. Families and their children enjoyed watching Toy Story 4 with popcorn and refreshments from the PTA. It was great seeing everyone!