Thursday, January 31, 2013
The popular program attracted 54 Kindergarten children last Saturday.
The following was submitted by Park and Recreation Program Coordinator Kevin Ryder. The popular Kinder Basketball League through the Medfield Parks & Recreation Department got off to a fast start Saturday morning, with 54 Kindergarteners on six teams participating in practices and games at the Memorial School gymnasium. Splashed in their team colors – red, orange, Kelly green, charcoal, royal blue and gold – the players were put through drills by the volunteer parent coaches, including passing, dribbling, defense and shooting. Once practice was over, each team participated in a game, where fun and learning the basic rules were emphasized. The league will run throughout the winter and into early April on Saturday mornings from 9am to noon…
Friday, January 4, 2013
Registration is now open for the 2013-2014 school year. All forms are available on-line. A parent information night will be held on Jan. 24.
Kindergarten registration for the 2013-2014 school year at the Memorial School is going on now. All eligible students must be five years old on or by August 31, 2013. Please visit www.medfield.net and click on the link to bring you to the Kindergarten Registration Page. All necessary documents for registration are available on-line. If you have difficulty obtaining any of these forms, please contact the Memorial School Office at 508-359-5135. Kindergarten Parent Information Night, a parent-only event, will be held on Jan. 24 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Memorial School Cafeteria.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
National Geographic on Thursday will begin airing "American Chainsaw," a show featuring local sculptor Jesse Green. His works include "Moose" and "Duck" at the Memorial School.
Jesse Green has made a living for 15 years carving tree trunks and stumps into whimsical characters and creatures like "Moose" and "Duck" at the Memorial School, "Casey at Bat" in Holliston, "Paul Bunyan," in Bellingham, "Mrs. Pine" in Milford. Now, his finesse with a chainsaw will put his creations in front of a national audience. National Geographic Television this week will begin airing "American Chainsaw," an eight-show series that focuses on Green, his crew and family in Medway. The first 30-minute episode airs at 10 p.m. Thursday, immediately followed by the second episode. (The reality show follows "Rocket City Rednecks.") He's already seen the episodes, and is happy with the result. Some people have compared it to "Cake Boss," …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Needham Bank has made a donation as part of MAP's Quest Capital Campaign. The Memorial School MAP site will undergo extensive repairs this summer.
Needham Bank is proud to announce its support of the Medfield Afterschool Program (MAP) by contributing $8,000 toward capital repairs to the program’s Memorial School site. Needham Bank has five branches throughout the greater Boston area, including one in Medfield. MAP is a parent-based non-profit after school program established to provide quality care to children in grades K-8 enrolled in Medfield Public schools. The program offers a variety of enrichment activities and services to more than 300 children annually at its four sites. A capital needs assessment has determined that the Memorial School site, located on North Street, is in need of extensive wall repair to counteract trapped water. Work slated to begin at the end of June …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
At the end-of-the-year event last week, MAP students honored their teachers Meghan Jackson and Michael Ikoma for their many years with the enrichment program.
Last week, Medfield Afterschool Program students at the Memorial School and the Pfaff Center recognized two MAP teachers, who are celebrating anniversaries this year, by hand-crafting signs featuring Roman numerals. Michael Ikoma, the site director of the fourth and fifth grade enrichment program held at the Pfaff Center for Dale Street School students, marked 10 years with MAP, and Meghan Jackson, a Lead Educator at the Kindergarten and first grade location next to the Memorial School, is celebrating 15 years -- twice as long as her students have been alive -- with the organization. MAP Executive Director Gaye Shannon said the "deep experience and continuity of MAP’s teachers" is part of what keeps the organization vibrant and popular …
Monday, April 9, 2012
Medfield's first day of school for the 2012-2013 calendar year is Tuesday, Sept. 4.
Medfield students will enjoy a longer summer in 2012, as the first day of school won't be until after Labor Day, according to Superintendent of Schools Bob Maguire. "This is a late year," Maguire said of the 2012-2013 Medfield Public Schools Calendar. The calendar, which can be viewed in the PDF file in the photo gallery above, was approved by the School Committee at its March 19 meeting and shows the first day of school for Medfield students, grades 1 through 12, will be Tuesday, Sept. 4. Kindergarten opens on Sept. 10. Teachers will report to their classrooms on Wednesday, Aug. 29 and Thursday, April 30 before breaking for the holiday weekend. "No one is in on Friday, Aug. 31," Maguire said. "Monday is a holiday and school would start …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
As part of Memorial School's Read Across America program, Children's Author, Grace Lin visited Memorial School this week.
Students at Memorial School welcomed children's author, Grace Lin, to their school on Monday and Tuesday and enjoyed her visit as part of the school's participation in Read Across America's program. Lin met in small groups with all first grade students on Monday, and all Kindergarten students on Tuesday. She explained the steps of having a book published and read "The Ugly Vegetables" to them. She also taught the first graders how to draw the dog from her book, "The Year of the Dog." About Grace Lin: Grace Lin's bio, from her website, www.gracelin.com. Grace Lin grew up in Upstate New York with her parents and two sisters. While the other sisters became scientists, Grace became an artist. Surprisingly enough, being an artist was not …
Monday, March 12, 2012
National program celebrated in Medfield last week as students from Memorial School participated in several literacy events.
The pre-schoolers, kindergarteners and first grade students at Memorial School celebrated reading last week with an assembly, community readers, and a visit from the Cat in the Hat as part of the national Read Across America literacy program. This past Wednesday, a Read Across America assembly was held to kick off the celebration. On Thursday, "Community Readers," including Medfield Chief of Police Chief Robert E. Meaney Jr.; Fire Chief William Kingsbury; Superintendent of Schools, Bob Magure; Medfield High School principal, Robert Parga; Blake Middle School principal, Nat Vaughn; Selectmen, Ann Thompson, Osler Peterson and Mark Fisher; Medfield librarian, Ann Russo; Park Street Books owner, Jim James; Rockland Trust Bank manager, Cheryl O…
Monday, February 27, 2012
The Medfield Coalition for Public Education invites you to join its efforts to support Medfield Schools with a spring fling fundraiser on April 27.
The Medfield Coalition for Public Education is inviting the community to participate in its biggest fundraiser of the year on April 27 – a spring fling. "The entire community is invited to join us in a night of dancing, drinks, hors-d’oeurves, and small auction; all in an effort to plant seeds of enrichment for our children in the years to come," said Joy Moon, a publicity representative for MCPE. The Spring Fling will be held at the Endicott Estate in Dedham and invitation and ticket information can be found online at www.medfieldcoalition.org. If you purchase your tickets before March 9, you will receive one free raffle ticket for a Bose Soundlink Wireless Mobile Speaker. One raffle ticket will be given for every ticket purchased before …
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Here's a quick look at some news and notes around Medfield.
Kindergarten Registration Opens Jan. 5 at Memorial School Kindergarten registration for the 2012-2013 school year at the Memorial School is going on now. All eligible students must be five years old on or by Aug. 31st, 2012. Please visit www.medfield.net and click on the link to bring you to the Kindergarten Registration Page. All necessary documents for registration are available online. If you have difficulty obtaining any of these forms, please contact the Memorial School Office at (508) 359-5135. Kindergarten Parent Information Night will be held on Jan. 26 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Memorial School Gymnasium. This is a parent only event. Kid's Night Out at Medfield Parks and Recreation to be Held Friday Medfield Parks and Recreation …