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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.

Math Fun

Students in Miss Polster’s first grade class practiced their math facts by playing beat the calculator. Miss Polster always finds fun ways to have her students practice math skills!

students doing math together
Holiday Gift Shop

Memorial Elementary School’s PTA hosted its annual holiday gift shop where students have the opportunity to choose gifts for family and friends. The gift shop is designed for children to shop at school where they learn to budget and spend wisely while experiencing the joy of giving.

student doing his Christmas shoppingstudents looking at items to by for Christmas presents
Flashlight Friday

During reading workshop, first graders in Mrs. Oliff and Miss Moran’s class worked to build reading accuracy, fluency, and stamina during flashlight Friday. Everyone did a great job!

view more photos of our Reading Workshop
Peer Mediators

Peer mediators are individuals to whom other students would turn if they wanted to be listened to or if they need assistance solving problems. They are also viewed by their peers as trustworthy individuals. The fourth graders selected as peer mediators must go through training conducted by teachers Mrs. Alexis Fishman and school Counselor Mrs. Laurie Corizzo. Congratulations!

students working together

Police Visit

On November 25, Paramus Police Sergeant Brian Linden came to Memorial School to visit the kindergarten classes. He talked to the students about the Police Department, being a police officer, and showed them various pieces of police equipment, including his vehicle. Thanks, Sergeant Linden!

students looking in police cars
Math Games

Students in Ms. Polster’s first-grade class practiced their math fluency by playing math games on the computer. Math + games = a win/win!

little girl working on her computer

Memorial School Principal Mrs. O’Boyle had the privilege of sharing some exciting news with our adorable first-grade triplet students. It was the birth of their baby brother. Congratulations to the family!

the principal with triplets
American Education Week

Parents of Mrs. Marino’s kindergarten class visited to hear students writing for American Education Week. Students read their stories to their classmates and parents. Parents love being able to visit the classrooms and see their children working with their peers.

Students read their stories to their classmates and parents
Veterans Day
view more photos of Paramus' Veterans Day program

Paramus' Veterans Day program was at Memorial Elementary School on November 11. Led by Mrs. Hart, fourth-grade students sang at an indoor ceremony and shook hands with our veterans before moving outside to Paramus Veterans Memorial Park. Distinguished guests included Superintendent Dr. Michele Robinson, Mayor Richard LaBarbiera, the Paramus Police Department, and many veterans from our community. Later, twenty-three Memorial School fourth graders visited Brightview Senior Living Center to attend a Veterans Day celebration honoring the resident veterans. They sang songs, recited poems, and presented the veterans with thank you cards.

Red Ribbon Week and Halloween Safety
Police Officer James Teehan speaks to students in the gym

On October 23, Paramus Police Officer James Teehan came to Memorial School in Paramus to speak to students about Red Ribbon Week and Halloween safety. This annual program provides safety tips for children to have a happy Halloween.

Trunk or Treat Fundraiser
View more photos of the Trunk or Treat Fundraiser

The Memorial School fourth grade hosted their annual trunk or treat fundraiser on Friday, October 25. There were 30 cars, a DJ, lots of food, and fun. Thank you to everyone who attended the event and to all our volunteers!