School News!

January 22, 2019

Well, we are all excited about the Patriots being in the Superbowl again this year.  We just know that they can do it!!  On the Friday before the Superbowl, we will be having our annual Superbowl of Math competition in the cafeteria!  Grade levels compete against each other to move their football player down the field to score first by answering math questions.  


Hi Everyone, 

Next Tuesday, February 13th, the Veterans' PTO is bringing back Dr. Quinton Quark of Slapstick Science. If you remember, he hoisted Matt up on a pulley a couple years ago during his physics show. This time he will be performing his "Flight" show. The schedule is as follows: 

K, 1, 2: 10:00-11:00

3, 4, 5: 1:15-2:30

Below you will find a link to a video including parts of the show-if you would like to show the kids.

Dr. Quark's website is: 

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posted Aug 23, 2016, 12:06 PM by Matt Fusco

Kindergarten orientation !    10:00AM 8/24

5th Grade Mad Hot Ball

posted Jun 16, 2016, 9:02 AM by Cynthia Carney

The fifth-grade Mad Hot Ball was on Sunday, May 3rd.  The fifth-graders from the district were showing off beautiful outfits and dancing wonderfully for the audience.  Miss Tina and her team were there to entertain as well. Many students won ribbons and all cheered for their classmates.  It was a lovely event! 

Buddy Bench Ceremony

posted Jun 16, 2016, 8:23 AM by Cynthia Carney   [ updated Jun 16, 2016, 9:45 AM ]

The Veteran's Memorial School students, faculty and staff celebrated the inauguration of our new Buddy Bench last Thursday, afternoon, June 9th.  In attendance were Dr. Safier, Superintendent of Schools; Dr. Unobsky, Assistant Superintendent; students; parents; staff.  Ms. Fulleron and Ms. Rowe addressed the crowd with lovely words, Mrs. McQuaid, our wonderful and very talented music teacher, let some students in song, while our staff band, made up of Mrs. McQuaid, Mr. Fusco, Ms. Theodoro, Coach and Ms. Carney performed "You've Got A Friend" by Carol King.  The students then blew bubbles and watched in silence as they ascended to the sky.  Even though the day was a blustery one, the ceremony was meaningful and bright and fun was had by all!

Curious Creatures!

posted Jan 12, 2016, 7:39 AM by Matt Fusco   [ updated Jan 12, 2016, 7:43 AM ]

Thanks to the PTO, Curious Creatures came to the Veterans' School for our k-3rd graders.  They had a great time.  There was a skunk (who Ms. Rowe really took to.) a flying squirrel, a chinchilla and lots of snakes and spiders.  The kids and teachers loved it!!  (click on the picture file below!)  

Veterans' Holiday Hullabaloo

posted Jan 10, 2016, 8:40 PM by Cynthia Carney   [ updated Jan 10, 2016, 8:42 PM ]

The Holiday Hullabaloo hailed handily and hurriedly as harried, hushed and hilarious humans, however humbled, had hopeful and horrifically hip hours of happiness!  Thanks to the PTO for providing such fun for our Vets' community. Thank you to Amy Clayton who took such great photos!

Level 2!!

posted Dec 14, 2015, 5:03 PM by Matt Fusco

The Veterans' School was so excited to learn that it has reached Level 2 accountability status.  This is a tribute to our hard working teachers, staff and students.  They worked so hard on the PARCC exams.  Next stop, Level 1.

The Food Corps' Apple Crunch-off Comes to Veterans' Memorial

posted Nov 11, 2015, 7:02 PM by Cynthia Carney   [ updated Nov 11, 2015, 7:27 PM ]

  Students and staff had an unexpected and healthy treat on October 26th as the Food Corps hosted an "Apple Crunch-off" in our auditorium.  Mayor Theken joined us in crunching for an enjoyable presentation by our "Backyard Garden" friends as we learned about healthy eating and composting.  Ms. Delisle got in on the action presenting our new WOW (word of the week) - compost!  We all were able to participate in a major composting project when we threw our apple cores into large composting containers. Thank you to the Food Corps for bringing such a valuable, educational and fun experience to our students.  And a special thanks to Meghan Stratton who lead the "Crunch-off" and furnished us with some awesome pictures!



Veterans' Memorial Halloween Festivities

posted Nov 3, 2015, 7:18 PM by Cynthia Carney   [ updated Nov 3, 2015, 8:14 PM ]

Ghosts, goblins, princesses, athletes, superheros, storm troopers, minions and more paraded through the halls of Veterans' Memorial Friday afternoon during our annual Halloween parade. Staff and students alike participated in the fun as we collected in the courtyard with parents and families to share our creative costumes.  A shark high-fived students as a fairy god-mother laughed with the kids. And we were lead by none other than the magnificent (and peace-loving) Merlin the Wizard with Batman at his side! Students then enjoyed another annual event at Veterans' Memorial, a viewing of "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" where students giggled and guffawed at the antics of Snoopy and the gang. Celebrating its 50th year next year, it brings many of us back to our childhood days.  It was good to see the newest generation still enjoying the animated film.  Fun was had by all, but it wasn't over yet!  Our Vets' PTO generously hosted the Halloween Hop that evening in our Cafe where kids danced the night away!

Eagle Tickets!!

posted Oct 8, 2015, 7:00 AM by Matt Fusco   [ updated Oct 8, 2015, 7:02 AM ]

Every Monday during our Monday morning meeting, we choose the Eagle Ticket winner for the week.  To earn an Eagle Ticket, you must be recognized by a teacher or another adult in the building for showing one of these four traits:
1.) Ready to learn
2.) Moving on and letting it go
3.) Problem solving
4.) Caring for others
When a student wins the Eagle ticket, the whole class wins an extra recess or other fun activity for that week. This way the whole class is in it together. Building teamwork and creating empathy.  
Our winners for the last two weeks are Isabella and Olivia.  When you come in the school, make sure you see our Eagle ticket winners on the bulletin board in the front lobby.  
Our Eagle Ticket Winners!  Olivia and Isabella

Website for Math IN Focus

posted Sep 30, 2014, 12:58 PM by Matt Fusco   [ updated Oct 2, 2014, 5:49 PM ]

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