Veterans' Memorial School

Kindergarden Orientation Video

Welcome to Veterans' Memorial School
11 Webster Street - Gloucester, MA. 01930
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Mission Statement 

Veterans' Memorial School will respect students and respect each other focusing on their strengths and capacities, leading to their high self-esteem. We will strive to meet all of our students' academic, emotional and physical needs in a caring school environment.  The Veterans' Memorial School experience will instill in its students a life-long love of learning and such values like honesty, diversity, respect, and compassion for others. 



Parade Route 6/12/2020


START: 

 10:00AM 

 11 WEBSTER STREET (VETERANS MEMORIAL SCHOOL)

 RIGHT ON WEBSTER

 LEFT ON FRIEND

 RIGHT ON PROSPECT`

 RIGHT ON TAYLOR

 LEFT ON ELWELL

 LEFT ON MT. VERNON 

 RIGHT ON PROSPECT

 RIGHT ON WARNER

 SLIGHT LEFT ON BURNHAM

 RIGHT ON SARGENT

 LEFT ON CLEVELAND

 LEFT ON MAPLEWOOD

 RIGHT ON PROSPECT

 LEFT ON WASHINGTON

 RIGHT ON MIDDLE

 LEFT ON WESTERN (BOULEVARD)

 LEFT (LOOP AROUND) AT BRIDGE

 FOLLOW TO ROGERS

 TO MAIN

 STRAIGHT THROUGH LIGHTS

 TO BASS

 LEFT ON HARTZ

 LEFT ON EASTERN

 RIGHT ON HARRISON

 LEFT ON SKYWOOD

 LEFT ON CRESTVIEW

 RIGHT ON SKYWOOD

 RIGHT ON HARRISON

 RIGHT ON EASTERN

 STRAIGHT THRU LIGHTS

 LEFT ON WEBSTER

 END BACK AT VETS


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Hello Veterans’ Families,


I hope that all of you are safe and healthy.  This has certainly been a tumultuous time for everyone so I want to start off by saying thank you to all of the students and families that have been working so hard to stay actively engaged with their teachers and their schoolwork.  All of us realize how difficult this has been for everyone so your efforts are appreciated.  Considering that we only have two weeks left, there are a few events planned that we hope will show our appreciation, love and caring for our whole school community.  Please do your best to make sure your child gets involved in these activities so that we can part for the summer still connected and looking forward to September.  


Last Day of School:  The last day of school is Wednesday, June 17th.  


Chromebooks:  The logistics of trying to have families return chromebooks and the need to  disinfect them  if we were to take them back would be an overload to our personnel and systems.  Therefore, any families that received a chromebook from the Gloucester Public Schools should keep them over the summer for use in the fall in case we return to some form of in-school/remote learning.  Keep the chromebook over the summer for use in the fall.  


Virtual Field Days/Olympics- Mrs. Hubeny, the Physical Education teacher has planned a virtual field day/olympics for all students and staff beginning on June 12th.  Each student will be on a team and they will be able to earn points over the course of June 12th, 15th  and 16th by doing certain physical and academic activities.  Much of this will be done over class dojo and through google classroom so make sure you are staying connected.  Mrs. Hubeny will be reaching out with more information in the coming days.  


Car parade ~ The Veterans’ school faculty and staff want to show our appreciation to all of our families by holding a car parade through our neighborhoods on June 12th we will be starting out from Vets around 10:00AM.  Make sure that you are outside your home so that we can wave to you and say hello (and goodbye).  We will be sending out the route over the next several days.  The car parade is for faculty and staff only.  

Virtual chorus concert ~ 1. This week students should still be practicing their concert repertoire (suggested or self selected song).

 2. Students should perform their song for their families this Friday 6/5.

 3. Families should record their children singing or playing their song and submit it on Monday 6/8 by email (preferably sharing via Google drive with sharing privileges) to Mrs. Nelson at jnelson@gloucesterschools.com


Take a family photo ~ We would like to see if we can get all Veterans’ Families to send us a photo of themselves wishing everyone a great summer.  You can send this to Mrs. Lambert at klambert@gloucesterschools.com.  She is going to put the photos into an awesome slideshow that we can share with you.  


Personal items ~ Because we left in such a hurry on March 13th, students left behind personal items in their desks and cubbies.  I am working on a plan for a contactless pickup for parents of these items and I will be letting you know how that will happen within the next few days.  


The Future!!  ~ All of us are wondering what school will look like in September.  We are currently waiting for the Department of Education to give us guidance on how to proceed.  The faculty and staff at Veterans’ are already working proactively to make sure that we are ready for whatever type of learning is recommended.  Honestly, it is pretty much all I think about right now!!  Therefore, over the summer, it is very important that you read all of your emails, listen to my phone calls and respond when we need you to respond so that you and your child are prepared for whatever comes our way in September.  Communication between the school and your home is going to be the key to our success.  


It’s amazing how much we have going on but I think it will be really important to be as involved as possible for your children.  We miss you and your kids so much!!  As always, I am available to answer any questions or concerns that you may have.  The faculty and staff stand ready to assist you as well.  Take care and stay safe.  


Thank you,

Matthew J. Fusco
Matt Fusco

Principal 

978-712-9959

 


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