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May 2023 Merritt Memorial HSA Newsletter

Updated: Aug 31, 2023

Message from the Merritt HSA

Dear Merritt Families, As the school year comes to an end, we have been reflecting on how great a year it has been. We were able to bring back all our precovid events/fundraisers and it would not have been possible without our volunteers. Thank you to everyone who contributed their time to make our events successful. We have a few remaining opportunities to meet and volunteer. The highly anticipated Merritt Goes to the Mountains is on 5/25 and my favorite day of the year, International Day is around the corner on 6/1. Please see information below to sign up to contribute food, tents and to volunteer to be a part of the amazing cultural day! We have already started thinking about next year and our HSA is always in need of more volunteers. If you are interested in joining a committee or have any questions regarding any of our HSA events, please contact us Remember to follow us on Instagram @merrittmemorialhsa for latest updates and event pictures! Thank you, The Merritt Memorial HSA

Friday, May 12th @ 8:45 am

We invite you to join us for the May HSA meeting. The meeting will take place in the Media Center located on the second floor. The school Principal, Mr. Conlon will join us to discuss current school information and events. Please find our previous meeting minutes & videos on our website here. A CLASS FACILITATOR FROM EACH CLASS NEEDS TO ATTEND (with the exception of the 4th grade classes as they will be on a field trip)

We look forward to seeing you there!

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to our dedicated and passionate staff. Thank you for everything you do for our children and community. Pictured are our wonderful teachers at the MMS Spring Gala 2023.

THANK YOU to our Sponsors!

On behalf of the 2023 Spring Gala committee, special thank you to our sponsors who made this event possible. With everyone's generous support the event was a huge success in raising funds for school upgrades and for our school-wide field trip “Merritt Goes to the Mountains” on 5/25.

Thank you to every family for making our Spring Book Fair an outstanding success! We would like to send a special shout out to all the volunteers that helped make this happen! Thank you, we couldn't have done it without you! Hope everyone had fun! Enjoy your new books!

As Memorial Day Weekend is approaching, KPA at Merritt Memorial has a special fundraiser.... Shrimp! Don't miss out on this opportunity to purchase peeled/shell-on shrimp for a wholesale price. Great for grilling outside or making dishes like cocktail shrimp, pasta, salad, you name it - just choose the right size to your preference. If you'd like to place an order, please click the link below and submit the form. Payment can be made through Venmo @julee0518 (last 4 digits of the phone number are 9606) or in cash upon pickup. Click here to place your order **note: the number refers to the number of shrimps PER LB (ex. 16/20 2lb bag has about 32-40 shrimps) 1. Peeled & Deveined 16/20 2lbs Bag - $18 2. Peeled & Deveined 31/40 2lbs Bag - $17 3. Shell on 16/20 4lbs Box - $36 4. Shell on 31/40 4lbs Box - $28 5. Shell on 10/15 5lbs Box - $58

Merritt Memorial School will be holding its annual International Day Luncheon Buffet on Thursday, June 1st (rain date Friday, June 2nd ) outside in the school parking lot street fair style. Thanks to the parents’ involvement in prior years, the International Day Luncheon Buffet has become a highlight of the day. Please join us once again this year, donating your cooking, decorating and serving talents! If you are interested in contributing your favorite regional, ethnic or international dish to our buffet, click on the link below and fill out the form. Additionally, since this is an outdoor event, we will need to use tents. Please let us know if you can provide a tent for your table or if you will not provide food, but would like to volunteer the use of a tent this too will be appreciated: 2023 International Day Luncheon Sign Up Note that we have three lunch sessions with a little over 350 students, faculty and staff combined, so please be prepared to bring enough for the three sessions. Kindly respond by Monday, May 22nd, so we can plan effectively. Finally, we’ll also be sending a plan/layout of the event beforehand so you can discuss the different food options with your child. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ana Solano at 646-262-2252 or Click Here to view a video from the 2022 International Day Luncheon!

Merritt Memorial School Online Directory

Merritt Memorial School HSA uses Membership Toolkit for our online directory. Returning users can use the same login information to access their account. We invite all to please review and update your information in the directory. Please note that if you choose to opt out of displaying your information, your child’s name will not appear on the HSA directory class lists. If you have any questions, please contact the HSA Website Coordinator, Ana Solano at To access our HSA Online Directory click here:

Download the FREE Membership Toolkit App on the App Store or Google Play.

Membership Toolkit App

Download the FREE Membership Toolkit App on the App Store or Google Play. Check out all the App links, convenient and accessible in one place! Please reach out to if you have any issues accessing your account. Remember to check us out on instagram @merrittmemorialhsaand like & follow! #merrittmemorialhsa


Merritt Memorial School Logo Wear

SHOW YOUR SCHOOL SPIRIT! T-shirts, Hoodies, Caps, Hats, Drawstring bags, PJ's and more! If you are interested in purchasing Merritt Memorial School Logo Wear, please contact Gulsah Oral at

May Dates & Events

5/12 HSA Meeting in Media Center 8:45am 5/22 BOE Regular Meeting 7PM at CMS/CHS 5/25 Merritt Goes to the Mountains 5/26 Professional Day (School Closed) 5/29 Memorial Day (School Closed) 5/30-31 Snow Give Back Days (School Closed)

Merritt Memorial HSA Board Co-Presidents Sarah Barrs & Margaret Hwang Vice Presidents Gulsah Oral & Patricia Jang Treasurer Linda Yoo & Yifat Peleg Secretary Vanita Kothari International Representative Jennifer Kwon Board of Education Liaison David Spelbrink Website Coordinator Ana Solano

An important mission of the Home and School Association is to promote communication between your home and Merritt Memorial School. We will send emails about our events and update the Merritt Memorial HSA website throughout the school year. To view information about the HSA and our events, please visit our website at If you have any questions, please contact us at



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