Monday, May 23, 2016

KIDbuck students of the month

Kids recognizing Kids doing

Congratulations to everyone for noticing

Friday, May 20, 2016

ART throughout HISTORY comes alive at Memorial School

Please join us for the ANNUAL Pancake Breakfast 
and Art Show from 8:00-10:00 am 
on May 21, 2016

Here is but a small sample of the beautiful works of art that our students 
have created throughout the year. 

Thank you Mrs. York for your dedication to creating a life long love and appreciation of ART!



Spring Concert

Thank you to Mr. Napierkowski, Mrs. Niu and Mrs. Rzasa
 for making music education so much fun 
at Memorial School!!

There were beautiful voices and
violins, clarinets, trumpets, flutes and saxophones
and even 70 Kazoo's!


May 20th, 2016
Main Office 781-270-1721    Nurse 781-270-1724   Absentee Line 781-273-7649
21st - Pancake Breakfast/Art Show at 8am
23rd - 5th grade Orientation @ MSMS 10am for kids, 7pm for Parents
25th - 2nd Grade Memorial Day Concert at 10am
26th - Camp Bournedale meeting for current 5th grade parents, 6pm at Francis Wyman
27th - 1st grade field trip
30th - Memorial Day, No School

1st - Incoming K Open House at 1:15pm
3rd - 4th Grade field trip, State House
7th - 3rd Grade Concert @ 8:30
9th - Field Day
10th - 2nd Grade Field trip, Ipswich River
13th - 5th Grade Celebration at 6:30pm
13th - 17th - School Spirit Week
13th - Field Day Rain Date
14th - 5th grade field trip, Cedardale
15th - PTO Family Picnic
16th - PTO Family Picnic Rain Date
19th - Father’s Day
20th - Last day of school (½ day)

Week of May 23rd - May 27th

Chicken Parm Sandwich

Ravioli w/meatballs
Hot Dog

From the office:
From the Nurse:  For any orthopedic injuries, please contact the school nurse. A doctor's note is required detailing the nature of the injury AND activity restrictions i.e. length of time out of PE class; ? participation in recess activities etc. These can be sent in with your child or faxed to the school (781-229-5751). We want to do our part in keeping children safe, yet allowing them to participate in activities as permitted.
With the warmer weather finally upon us, it is essential that all children remain well hydrated. Please send your child to school with a filled water bottle on a daily basis.
The nurse is also looking for clothing donations, especially pants and shorts. Please feel free to drop off any clothing articles you are no longer in need of.

There have been a few cases of lice in the Burlington Public schools.  The following are some proactive  steps parents can take:
  • Parents should check their children's heads at least once a week for active lice/ nits (eggs).
  • Remind your children to avoid sharing personal items (i.e., combs, brushes, hats, helmets, hair accessories) and head-to-head contact i.e hugging other children.
  • Teach children to tuck hats in the pockets or sleeves of their outerwear. .
  • Keep long hair pulled up.
  • Keep personal items the child sleeps with, (i.e stuffed animals, blankets) at home.

Classroom teachers, and staff from the after school programs reinforce these measures.

As an alternative to traditional chemical treatments, there are several professional lice removal companies that exist. An internet search will provide the companies in the area. Burlington Public Schools does not endorse any particular company or product.

Links to helpful information on Head Lice:

We would appreciate all communication about any cases of lice.  If your child has lice, or has recently been treated for lice, please notify the school nurse. All children who are diagnosed with lice must be checked by the school nurse before re-admission to school.  An adult must accompany the students to the nurse's office the morning of return.  Thank You.

From the Art Department:  The art department at Memorial presents, Spring Art Show and Pancake Breakfast:  Saturday, May 21st from 8:00-10:00 a.m.! Mrs. York is busy decking the main hall with our children’s amazing artwork. Come and take it all in then enjoy breakfast in the cafe with Memorial friends, new and old. The whole family is welcome!   Volunteers are needed to help cook and serve.  Please consider giving 30 minutes of your time.  You can register online:

Happenings Around Town:
Burlington Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts and Venturing Crew Scouts are having their tenth annual scouting expo at Rahanis Park, Sunday May 22 from 9-noon…… Come and Join in the Fun!

Scouting age boys and girls (Grades 1-12) are invited to come and check out the scouting programs in Burlington.  Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturing Crew Members will demonstrate the spirit of teamwork, camaraderie, respect and responsibility that scouting is about. Join with the scouts in the “MINECRAFT Live” followed by Burlington’s largest cardboard recycling event, experience live animal demonstrations by the Burlington Science Center, build and launch your own water rocket and many other games and challenges. Leadership from all of the towns scouting units will be on hand to answer any questions about the Scouting Programs in Burlington and accept new registrations. Join us for a morning of “Fun with a Purpose” Sunday May 22 from 9:00 am to noon. Call Chet Maguire 781-229-2235 with any questions.

Tips for Going Local without Going Crazy; how to use a local farmer’s market in shopping and preparing meals for your family” presentation and cooking demonstration at Grandview Farm (55 Center St., Burlington) on Wednesday, May 25th at 7pm. Event features Julia Shanks, local chef and cookbook author. Doors open at 6:30pm to allow you time to check out informational tables from the Burlington Community Victory Garden, Farmer Dave’s CSA, and Lahey Hospital & Medical Center. Event is FREE!

STARbuck students of the week

STARbuck students of the week are...

Riley, Charlotte, Neeraj and Jennifer

Being Kind
Being Respectful
Being Responsible
Being Safe
Then Memorial Way!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Summer Reading Ideas for Grades 4-6

Avi, Sophia’s War: A Tale of the Revolution

Bell, Cece, El Deafo

Barnhill, Kelly, The Witch’s Boy

Blakemore, Megan Frazer, The Water Castle

Bowen, Fred, Out of Bounds

Butler, Dori Hillestad, The Buddy Files: The Case of the School Ghost

Chambliss Bertman, Jennifer,  Book Scavenger

Ellis, Deborah, No Ordinary Day

Farber, E.S.., Fish Finelli Book 1: Seagulls Don’t Eat Pickles

Gibbs, Stuart, Poached

Graff, Lisa, Absolutely Almost

Herrick, Amy, The Time Fetch

Holm, Jennifer, The Fourteenth Goldfish

Holub, Joan, Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom (Heroes in Training)

Jones, Kelly, Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer

Kurtz. Chris, The Adventures of a South Pole Pig: A novel of snow and courage

Lendle, Ian, The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Romeo and Juliet

Lerangis, Peter,  Seven Wonders Book 1: The Colossus Rises

Littlewood, Kathryn, Bliss

Lloyd, Natalie, A Snicker of Magic

Martin, Lisa & Martin, Valerie, Anton and Cecil, Book 1: Cats at Sea

Schanen, Adriana Brad, Quinny and Hopper

Tarshis, Luaren, I Survived: The Great Chicago Fire, 1871

Watson, Jude, Loot: How to Steal a Fortune

Wright, Tamra , Mystery on Pine Lake: Cooper and Packrat

Saturday, May 14, 2016


What do kids from 16 different schools in Middlesex County do on a SATURDAY???

They come to Memorial School in Burlington
 for a fun and challenging math tournament!


 Thank you to Mrs. Burns, Mrs. Olshaw, Mrs. Fortunato, Mrs. Murray and Mr. Pera for organizing this successful event!

Thank you to Mr. Buckley, Mr. Emerson and Ms Russell for supporting our students by being proctors!

There were  3 individual winners from
Arlington, Waltham and Burlington

and team winners from Sherborn, Arlington and