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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.

Governor's Educator of the Year 2020–2021

Memorial Elementary School is proud to congratulate Kaitlin Moran and Maryanne Certosimo as the recipients of the governor’s educator of the year for the 2020–2021 school year.

Kaitlin Moran has been teaching at Memorial School for 10 years and during that time has held many different positions. She has changed grades flawlessly, taken on extracurricular activities, and most recently, has taken on a new role as a special education teacher. She is known for being the type of colleague who will always offer assistance and guidance to not only new teachers but also veteran staff.

Students and parents that have had the opportunity to be in Kaitlin’s classroom always speak of the compassion and care she exhibits to each and every child. She makes a tremendous effort to push each child to their fullest potential and strives to work with parents to best support the child.

Maryanne Certosimo is the heart and soul of Memorial School. She is calm, kind, personable, and a talented medical professional. In her role as an elementary school nurse, she cares for both students and staff. 

Pre-pandemic, her office was constantly busy, but you would never see her lose her cool or get frazzled. The COVID-19 pandemic has redefined Mrs. Certosimo’s role making it more demanding and complicated. She has been indispensable in keeping us all safe and healthy by staying up to date with the ever-changing rules set forth by our local and state health departments and the CDC. 

Congratulations!

Snow Day
Student having fun by laying in the fresh snow

Thursday, December 17 was a snow day for the Paramus School District. What a nice day for the students to step away from their computers and school work and get outside to play. Who doesn't love to make snow angels?

School Safety

We at Paramus care! We have carefully built a foundation to represent a school safety/school climate team. This team consists of anti-bullying specialists, teachers, psychologists, and many others that care for the well-being of your children. For more information, please see our safety/school climate team breakdown in its entirety.