Friday, October 31, 2014

Vocabulary Parade at Memorial


 Hundreds of pumpkins decorate the cafe windows
after our Halloween Vocabulary Parade
this morning!
Students wrote nouns, verbs, adjectives
and science and social studies words as they build strong vocabulary skills










Thursday, October 30, 2014

Weekly Memo

MEMORIAL SCHOOL NEWS  
October 31st , 2014
(Memorialprincipal.blogspot.com)
Main Office 781-270-1721    Nurse 781-270-1724   Absentee Line 781-273-7649

 IMPORTANT DATES
  Nov 2nd - Daylight Savings time ends, turn clocks back  1 hour
 Nov 4th - Election Day, No School
 Nov 7th - Veteran's Day School Assembly at 8:30 am
Nov 10th - No School, Professional Development Day
Nov 11th -  No School, Veteran’s Day
Nov 13th - School Picture Retake
Nov 26th - ½ day, Dismissal at 11:15 am
Nov 27th - No School, Thanksgiving Break
Nov 28th - No School, Thanksgiving Break


  Main Entree Choices (See Lunch Menu for More Details) Nov 3rd - Nov 7th
   Monday

Pancakes
Tuesday

No School
Wednesday

Mozzarella sticks
Thursday

Hamburger
Friday

Pizza
Reminders from the Office:
Veteran’s Day:  One of our special traditions at Memorial School is honoring those who have served our country in the Armed Services.  Each year, 4th grade students lead us in honoring veterans and those currently serving our country in a whole school sing along.  This year’s assembly will be held on Friday, November 7th, at 8:30 am in the cafetorium.  Families are welcome to join us for this special ceremony.  If you know of a veteran, or a current serviceman or woman who would be available at that time, please invite them to attend!

The Book Fair is Coming!:  Books make wonderful gifts, and the Memorial School Book Fair will come just in time for the holiday gift giving!  The Fair will be held December 1st through December 9th right here in our library.  Please look for a notice during the last week in November, which will contain more detailed information, including times your child’s class is scheduled to visit the fair.  You are invited to join him or her and browse the fair together.  Research shows that children who own their own books are more likely to become better and more motivated readers.  We look forward to seeing you there!

From the Nurse:  Halloween Safety- Please remember that costumes should be comfortable, fireproof, and reflective.  Eyeholes should allow unimpeded vision.  All candy should be inspected before consumption.  Wrapped “goodies” are safest.  Any props for costumes should be inspected for safety (no sharp points or dangerous parts).  Flashlights should have new batteries.  Younger children should trick or treat with an adult an only go to known neighborhoods.  Parents should know where older children are going and set a return tim.  HAVE FUN AND BE SAFE!

From the Office;  As our New England weather grows colder, please make sure students have the proper outerwear for outdoor recess.  The children will be going out each day, weather permitting.


Happenings Around Town:
Burlington Food Pantry:  The Burlington Food Pantry is looking for donations of TOOTHPASTE and TOOTHBRUSHES. If you can contribute, please place your donations in the Food Pantry Box in the Main Office.  The Burlington Food Pantry provides food to approximately 120 needy Burlington families every month.  

Treats for Troops:  The Memorial School is once again joining other Burlington Schools in collecting Halloween Candy for our troops overseas from November 3rd - November 8th.  Over the last few years we have been able to send over 6000 lbs of candy to troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Please join in again and donate some of your Halloween candy of pick up an extra bag at the store and help us send a little Halloween cheer overseas!  Soldiers love getting cards and letters from kids back home.  If you would like to send a special message to a soldier overseas, please put your letter in the Orange Collection box along with your candy and we will make sure it gets to a soldier!  If you know of a soldier stationed overseas who would like to receive a box, please email their info to treatsfortroops@gmail.com  Thank You!
Burlington Community Scholarship Foundation:  Come celebrate with familiar faces, rekindle friendships, and share laughs, while reminiscing about the good days.  Alumni Bash, 70s, 80s, 90s, Reunion to Benefit the Burlington Community Scholarship Foundation on Saturday, November 8th, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  Tickets are $10.00.

Third Grade Learns All About Flashlights

Students in Mrs. Cyr, Mrs. Keating,
 Mrs. Kippenberger and Mrs. Ferullo's class all gathered 
in the cafeteria to learn how to assemble 
a flashlight this morning!

Mr. Musselman created an engaging hands-on 
learning experience for our third graders

Thank you to the PTO for providing the
funding for this science project

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Book Fair information



Memorial Elementary School Book Fair

Book Fair Dates: 12/1/2014 - 12/05/2104
Shopping Hours: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Special Event: 12/04/2015 - Parent Conference Day
Online Shopping Dates - 11/20/2014 - 12/10/2014

Dear Parents and Families:

Reading for pleasure inside and outside of school has real and long-lasting benefits.
It unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Here’s what you can do to help children develop stronger reading skills and a love for reading:

  • Set the example. Let children see you read.
  • Have a collection of books in the home. Update this collection routinely to keep pace with changing tastes and reading skills.
  • Support Memorial School’s Book Fair. Allow your children to choose their own books to read.
Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings to school the books kids want to read. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits. Before you visit the Book Fair, be sure to download the Book Fairs app to help you find the right books for your child. For more information, visit: http://www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/experience/articles/2013/oct/bfc-mobile-app.asp.
And if you are unable to attend the Fair in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at scholastic.com/fair.  Our online Fair is available from 11/20/2014 to 12/10/2014.

We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Magliozzi
Memorial Elementary School Librarian
781-270-1721







Sunday, October 26, 2014

Diwali begins





Students in Mrs. Weinberg's class dressed for Diwali

Diwali or Divali also known as Deepavali and the "festival of lights", is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn every year.[5][6] The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair.[7][8][9] The festival preparations and rituals typically extend over a five day period, but the main festival night of Diwali coincides with the darkest, new moon night of the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika. In the Gregorian calendar, Diwali night falls between mid-October and mid-November.
 On Diwali night, Hindus dress up in new clothes or their best outfit, light up diyas (lamps and candles) inside and outside their home, participate in family puja (prayers) typically to Lakshmi – the goddess of wealth and prosperity. After puja, fireworks follow,[11] then a family feast including mithai (sweets), and an exchange of gifts between family members and close friends

Friday, October 24, 2014

Halloween Party

What a party we had!!
There was...


a "donut on a string" eating contest,

scary costumes,

 cool bumble bees,

fancy nail polishing,

and tattoos for little princesses!

We can't forget a little snowman,

 a row of decorated pumpkins

and making sundaes all your own.

We all felt safe knowing a ghostbuster and super hero
were in the house

Before the night was over…
We had danced the night away! 
Thank you to all the parents who dedicated so many hours to the success of this event
YOU are the BEST!





weekly memo

MEMORIAL SCHOOL NEWS  
October 24th , 2014
(Memorialprincipal.blogspot.com)
Main Office 781-270-1721    Nurse 781-270-1724   Absentee Line 781-273-7649
 IMPORTANT DATES
  October 29th - Grade 3 Field trip, Plimoth Plantation
October 29th - Grade K Field trip, Franklin Park Zoo
Nov 4th - Election Day, No School
Nov 10th - No School, Professional Development Day
Nov 11th -  No School, Veteran’s Day
Nov 13th - School Picture Retake
Nov 26th - ½ day, Dismissal at 11:15 am
Nov 27th - No School, Thanksgiving Break
Nov 28th - No School, Thanksgiving Break


  Main Entree Choices (See Lunch Menu for More Details) Oct 27th - Oct 31st
   Monday

Chicken Parm Sandwich
Tuesday

Ham
&
Cheese Croissant
Wednesday

Meatball Sub
Thursday

Mozzarella Cheese Sticks
Friday

Homemade Chili
or
Pizza

Reminders from the Office:
From the Nurse:  All medications required during school hours is to be brought to the school by an adult parent/guardian.  Children are not to bring their own medicine, prescriptions or over the counter to school.  All medication - both prescribed and over the counter - needs to be in properly labeled packaging.  A signed order form from your healthcare provider is also required for each medication.  Medication order forms can be obtained in the Nurse’s office or online at Burlington School’s website.  Please call Leslie Cadigan, RN  or Lynn Sakey, RN  at 781-270-1724 if you have any questions.
Attendance:  At this time of year, colds, and sniffles are inevitable, but regular attendance at school is important to your child’s continuing progress.  Excessive absenteeism and tardiness can negatively impact his or her ability to learn and to excel in school.  Please remember that if your child is going to be absent for any reason, please notify us via the School Absentee Line at 781-273-7649 by 8:15am on the day of absence.  

Happenings Around Town:
Treats for Troops:  The Memorial School is once again joining other Burlington Schools in collecting Halloween Candy for our troops overseas from November 3rd - November 8th.  Over the last few years we have been able to send over 6000 lbs of candy to troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Please join in again and donate some of your Halloween candy of pick up an extra bag at the store and help us send a little Halloween cheer overseas!  Soldiers love getting cards and letters from kids back home.  If you would like to send a special message to a soldier overseas, please put your letter in the Orange Collection box along with your candy and we will make sure it gets to a soldier!  If you know of a soldier stationed overseas who would like to receive a box, please email their info to treatsfortroops@gmail.com  Thank You!
Flu Clinic: The Burlington Board of Health will hold a public walk-in flu clinic on Saturday, October 25, 2014 (rescheduled from 9/27) from 12pm-3pm at Memorial School, 125 Winn Street, Burlington.  No appointment is necessary.  All flu vaccines are free, but if you have health insurance please bring your information.  All children and adults are eligible for free vaccine regardless of insurance status.  Children under age 18 must be accompanied by parent/guardian.  If possible, please wear a loose-fitting short sleeve shirt.  For the most current information, please call the BOH Flu Clinic Line at 781 238-5353.  If you have questions for the nurse, call the office at 781-270-1957.

Burlington Community Scholarship Foundation:  Come celebrate with familiar faces, rekindle friendships, and share laughs, while reminiscing about the good days.  Alumni Bash, 70s, 80s, 90s, Reunion to Benefit the Burlington Community Scholarship Foundation on Saturday, November 8th, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  Tickets are $10.00.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Sunflower Contest winners at Memorial

This past spring, each student in Burlington K-5 had the opportunity to plant and sprout seeds in their classrooms.  The students then took their sunflowers home to be planted.
 We are pleased to announce the winners of The Burlington Science Center’s Largest Sunflower Contest!   Each winner receives an award certificate, prizes and picture in the newspaper.






The Hill sisters received a certificate for growing the largest 
seed head on a sunflower. It was 17 inches wide!
Great job!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Bus Evacuation Practice


Officer Schiplietti spent the morning at Memorial School
instructing all students about bus safety and 
evacuation in case of emergency


Teachers assisted the students off the back of the bus


Thank you to all the classroom teachers and students
and Officer Schiplietti for making this drill so successful!

Monday, October 20, 2014

FREE FLU Clinic 10/25 Saturday 12-3pm


The Burlington Board of Health will hold a public walk-in flu clinic on Saturday, October 25, 2014 
from 12pm-3pm at Memorial School, 125 Winn Street, Burlington.  No appointment is necessary.  All flu vaccines are free, but if you have health insurance please bring your information.  All children and adults are eligible for free vaccine regardless of insurance status.  Children under age 18 must be accompanied by parent/guardian.  If possible, please wear a loose-fitting short sleeve shirt.  
For the most current information, please call the BOH Flu Clinic Line at 781 238-5353, or visit the webpage: