February News

I-Ready, STEM Saturday, MCAS Dates and more....

Memorial School

February Update


It is hard to believe that we have surpassed the halfway point in our school year, celebrated the 100th Day and will enter a period of vacation next week! Where does the time go? As we prepare for the next phase of our school year, I anticipate that our school and personal calendars will fill up with evening and weekend commitments. You’ll be able to read about some of these school-related events below. It will certainly be an exciting and busy time of the year!


We hope that this February break will provide our students, teachers and families with some quiet time to refresh, recharge and relax. On behalf of the Memorial School faculty and staff, we wish you a happy, safe and restful February break.


iReady Parent Reports Sent Home  

Yesterday, students in grades 2-4 brought home their iReady Parent Reports. As we have communicated, Medway Public Schools is piloting iReady as a diagnostic tool in both English Language Arts and Math. If you have specific questions about your child’s performance,  you are encouraged to reach out to your child’s individual teachers or the school office.


Congratulations to Grade 3- 2018 “Souper” Bowl Champions!

Thanks to all families who participated in our First Annual “Souper” Bowl. Our students collected over 600 pounds of food for the Medway Food Pantry. We are pleased to be able to support our community and are proud of all of our participants.


STEM Saturday for Girls- Saturday, March 24th -- SAVE the DATE!
Medway Public Schools is excited to announce the Third Annual S.T.E.M Saturday for Girls!  The event will include opportunities for girls in grades 2 through 8 to participate in a variety of hands on activities to learn and explore different science, technology, and engineering topics.  Participants will also have the opportunity to learn from women who have fostered their passion for science, technology, engineering, and math into successful careers in various STEM fields. The event will take place on Saturday, March 24, 2018   Registration opens on Tuesday, February 27th.

Grades 2, 3, 4:  9:00am-11:05am

Grades 5, 6, 7, 8:  11:00am-1:40pm

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED as space is limited.  


Memorial MCAS Dates
Students in grades three and four will participate in MCAS testing this spring. Students in both grades will take the English Language Arts (ELA) and Math MCAS assessment. Third  and Fourth grade students will participate with students across the state by taking computer based testing.

Below you will find specific test dates for our students. Please make every effort to have your child in school on his/her assessment date.





April 10-12

May 17th & 18th


April 3-5

May 15th & 16th


Hat Day - Supporting Student Athletes - Wednesday, March 14th
Many of our students will be  participating in a five town Special Olympic Game Day at Medway Middle School on March 23rd. We are incredibly proud of our athletes and  would like to show them our support.

Therefore, all Memorial School students and staff are invited to wear a hat in school on Wednesday, March 14th. . We invite students and staff  to donate $1.00 to wear a hat in school. Funds raised will be donated to the Special Olympics in honor of our student athletes.


Lost and Found-  
HELP! our lost and found is overflowing!  Please encourage your child to look through the items displayed on our lost and found tables when we return from vacation week.  Parents are also welcome to look through the items before or  after school.  Any items left on the lost and found tables after Friday- March 2nd  will be donated to a local charity.

Reminder from the School Nurse

Grade 4 Physicals
Families of 4th grade students are reminded to send in a copy their child’s most recent physical exam to the nurse’s office. The physical form can be sent in the student’s backpack, from the doctor’s office faxed directly to 508-533-3274 or scanned and e-mailed to chgay@medwayschools.org. Thank you.


Support  the 5 Town Special Olympics

Chipotle Fundraiser- Tuesday, February 27th between 4:00 pm and 8:00pm.

This year, Medway will host the 5 Town Special Olympics. The theme of the games will be soccer. The fundraising team for the Special Olympics has teamed up with Chipotle for a night in February where 50% of the proceeds will go to the 5 Town Special Olympics.   Click here for the flyer. Please note customers must have ( or show on phone) this flyer  in order for the 5 Town Special Olympics to benefit from your purchase.



80s Dance! -  Adults Only, Please -Saturday, March 3, 2018

This 21+ age event is a fun way to “go old school” and have some fun remembering the 80s! Purchase tickets through the flyers in your child's backpack or follow MEPTO on Facebook. Space is limited so get your tickets ASAP! email MEPTOfundraisers@gmail.com with any questions.  Looking forward to this fun event!


Ice Cream Social and Basket Raffle- Thursday, March 29, 2018

Save the Date: March 29th! Ice Cream Social and Basket Raffle! Information about class baskets was sent home in backpacks this week.   


7th Annual Shamrock Shuffle - Saturday, March 10, 2018
Ready to Shuffle?  Please join the Medway Elementary Parent Teacher Organization for the 7th annual Shamrock Shuffle! The 5K (3.1 mile) course winds through the scenic back roads of Medway and is open to runners and walkers of all ages and abilities, including children and families. You will also be able to register teams this year. Be creative and make sure you wear green!

Date and Time- The Shamrock Shuffle starts at 9:00 AM on March 10th.


The Course- The 3.1 mile run/walk winds through the streets of Medway, which starts and ends at the Medway High School at 88 Summer St. (Map It)

General Registration- Register individually, or get a group of friends, a class, or family together and register as a team. Either way, be creative and make sure you wear green!

  • Deadline | Registration for the 2017 Shamrock Shuffle presented by MEPTO is open from now - March 10.  All runners/walkers who register before February 10th at 11:59PM will receive a free race t-shirt.

  • Register | Click here to register on RaceWire today! Additionally registration is available during bib and t-shirt pick up dates and times.

  • Fees | Registration fees are: $30 per adult (register by 1/1/18 and pay only $25!), and $15 per child (<17). Team registration is also available.  Payment and race confirmations will be emailed to you upon registration courtesy of RaceWire.

  • Bib & T-Shirt Pickup| Pick your bib and shirt up:

    • Early pick up time and place - TBD

    • on the morning of the race (from 8-9AM on March 10th) at Medway High School

Amazon Smile
Don't forget that if you shop through Amazon Smile, MEPTO will receive .5% of all your eligible purchases. To add us as your designated charity, please click here and select "Medway Elementary Parent Teacher Organization" -- that's it! Then for future shopping, just go to smile.amazon.com, which is just like the Amazon you know (same prices, same Prime benefits). Happy shopping and thanks for your support!


Important Dates





February Vacation Week

School Closed


Chipotle 5 Town Special Olympics Fundraiser

4-8pm Chipotle Franklin


STEM Saturday for Girls Registration Opens

Link will be Sent home to Families on the 27th!


MEPTO 80’s Dance

Adults Only Event- Medway VFW See Above for details


Shamrock Shuffle



Hat Day

Students and Staff are invited to wear a hat to school and donate $1. Funds raised will be donated to the Special Olympics in honor of our student athletes.


Early Release Day

Memorial School Dismissal at 11:30am


Grade 3 Music in our Schools Concert

9 am Upstairs Third Grades - Thompson, Tight, White & Moroney


Grade 3 Music in our Schools Concert

9am Downstairs Third Grades- Goulet, Young, Dillon & Cassinelli


5 Towns Special Olympics

Event will be held at Medway Middle School


STEM Saturday for Girls

9-11:05 for Elementary Students

11-1 for Middle School STudents


MFE Dodging For Schools Tournament

Medway Middle School- Pre-Registration Required


Memorial School Open Mic Night

Save the Date! Details to Follow after Vacation


Basket Raffle & Ice Cream Social

Medway High School


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