Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Weekly Memo

MEMORIAL SCHOOL NEWS
September 3rd, 2015
(Memorialprincipal.blogspot.com)
Main Office 781-270-1721    Nurse 781-270-1724   Absentee Line 781-273-7649

IMPORTANT DATES
Sept 3rd - Kindergarten Orientation
Sept 4th - No School
Sept 7th - No School, Labor Day
Sept 8th - 1st Day of School for Kindergarten
Sept 15th - Back to School Night, Adults Only
Sept 24th & 25th - Camp Bournedale Field trip for 5th grade

MAIN ENTRÉE CHOICES (SEE LUNCH MENU FOR MORE DETAILS) Sept 7th - Sept 11th  
Monday

No School
Tuesday
Pasta  
or
Grilled Cheese
Wednesday
Chicken Parm Sub
Thursday
Hamburger
or Cheeseburger
Friday

Pizza


From the office:
Go Green with us, and access our blog at memorialprincipal.blogspot.com   In the future, weekly newsletters, and important communications  will be posted on the blog.

School Attendance: If your child is going to be absent, you MUST call the School Absentee Line at 781-273-7649 BEFORE 8:10 am on the day of the absence.  An answering machine will record your message.  Please leave your Child’s name, grade level, teacher’s name and reason for the absence.

Back to School Night for Grown-ups is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept.15th from 6:30 to 8:00.  This is a special evening when teachers and parents come together to talk about expectations, curriculum, and classroom procedures. Look for the schedule of events in your child’s backpack folder early next week.  Working together, we can make this a year of learning and growing for everyone here at Memorial.  See you on the 15th!


Note Required for a Change in Dismissal Plans:
In the interest of safety, on any day that a child’s routine transportation plans are altered, a note must be written and signed by a parent or guardian to the classroom teacher to describe the change.  Occasionally an emergency situation arises during the day that necessitates a change.  If such an emergency should arise and it is necessary to change your child’s transportation plans during the school day, please contact the office by phone (781-270-1721) before your child’s scheduled lunchtime to ensure that his or her teacher receives the information. (Do not call the teacher directly, or email requests, as these messages may not be received before the end of the day.) Please understand that due to the busy-ness of dismissal time and our concern about student safety, students can not be dismissed without your sending in a note to the teacher or notifying the office before students’ scheduled lunch time. Buses are held until all children are accounted for, impacting the timely departure of the buses and students’ arrival time at home.  Thank  you in advance for helping us to keep “Memorial Kids” safe by informing us of changes well before dismissal time.


A&F Bus:
As we start a new school year, it is not unusual to have a few questions about bus schedules, drivers and bus stops. Please know the front office is happy to answer questions for you during school hours (781-270-1721) but if you are unable to reach us, please connect directly with A and F Bus company at 781-229-0111 or busrequests@bpsk12.org.


Cell Phones/Electronic Toys and Devices:   Students’ use of cell phones and electronic toys is prohibited during the school day.  Students should not bring them to school, as they serve as distractions and temptations. Additionally, the school cannot be responsible for lost or broken items.  If your child needs to bring a cell phone to school, it needs to be kept in their backpack in their locker. Thank you for your support.


Cori Forms
If you are planning to volunteer or chaperone during this school year (and we hope you will), you must be CORI’d. You can do this by visiting the Superintendent’s office to fill out a CORI (Criminal Offender Records Information) form.  You will also need to bring a government-issued photo ID (a license will do). The Superintendent’s Office is located in the business office at the Burlington High School, 123 Cambridge Street. The entrance is around the back of the school. CORI approvals are good for three years, so if you filled out a CORI during the last two years, it is not necessary to submit a form again for this year. If you are unsure of when your last CORI was done, please call the school office and Mrs. Bogosh or Mrs. Shaikh will be happy to help.


From the PTO
The Memorial PTO needs you!  Please visit our website http://www.memorialschoolpto.org/ to register your family, pay your dues online, and sign up for volunteer opportunities.  Information about the many ways that you can help the PTO are on the website.  We look forward to the events that are coming up during this school year.  Information about our first meeting will be forthcoming.


From Mr. Napierkowski:  
Attention 4th graders and parents re: 4th grade Instrumental Music Lessons  Back in June, 3rd graders attended an assembly that demonstrated the flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet and trombone. Students interested in beginning lessons on one of these instruments received a notice describing the instrumental program. For more information please go to elemband.wordpress.com.  A commitment to practicing at home is essential for success.  Introductory lessons will start the week of September 8th. Classroom teachers will have the lesson schedule.  Lessons with instruments will begin the week of September 21st.  Any questions please email Mr. Napierkowski at napierkowski@bpsk12.org


Happenings Around Town:  
From Adopt A Class 2025:  
Attention Parent of current 3rd Graders
Adopt a Class 2025 is working with our Corporate Sponsor
Newtowne Grille/Olde Town Liquors
on a fundraiser for October and can use your help.
Please join us for a Planning meeting on Tuesday September 8th
at the Newtowne Grille – 838 Boston Rd., Billerica @ 7pm
If you can not make the meeting and would like additional information regarding the Adopt a Class Program, the upcoming event or to get involved with the future  Adopt a Class event planning for the class of 2025 – please contact the parent coordinators Joanie Tremblay (joanmtremblay@gmail.com) or Cathy Perry (jc.perry@verizon.net)

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

First Days of School





Look at first graders getting right down to work in Mrs. Burnham's class!



Students in Mrs. Blois/Mrs. Panag's classroom had their first meeting
on the rug.




Students in Mrs. Farrell's classroom learned a new pose 
to get everyone's attention


Fourth grade music class already started on a greeting song


Student in Mrs. Farrand's class read Miss Nelson is Missing 
and created a Venn Diagram 
(Please don't confuse Miss Nelson in the book with Mrs. Nelson our second grade teacher!!)

Monday, August 31, 2015

School wide Expectations at Memorial






We had a wonderful start to the new year at Memorial School.  Students got to watch the now infamous "Be A Star" video performed by our talented teaching staff! Please come to the Open House on September 15th to see it for yourself! We all gathered in the cafe for a short assembly to review school wide expectations before going to our classrooms. This year all students will fill in a special "Memorial Passport" in all the areas of the school and receive a star for each location that they demonstrate expected behaviors.  




Hands at your side
Always look forward
Low speed
Lips zipped

Be quick (get in, get out, don’t hang out)
Always keep area clean (trash goes in the trash can)
Tell an adult about any problems
Hands to yourself
Respect school property

Observe privacy of others
Only one person in a stall
Make sure you flush

Clean up your area (table and floor)
Ask for permission to leave your seat (for bathroom or to get utensils, napkins etc.)
Friendly words,good manners
Enter and exit quietly

Play fair and take turns
Line up quickly and quietly

Appropriate use of equipment 

Your actions matter



Be a role model
Use safe hands and kind words
Stay in your seat and remember safety first


Stay seated and sit still
Have fun and applaud appropriately  
On task (have eyes and ears on the presenter)

Walk in and out with hands and feet to yourself



Friday, August 28, 2015

Ready for a New School Year


Staff had a catered lunch outside in the new learning space at Memorial today.
Everyone worked hard getting their classrooms cleaned and organized.
We are READY for your children and can't wait to start
a new school year!
See everyone MONDAY morning!
Rise and Shine





Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Who Doesn't Love Cornhole?

Image result for corn hole

Date: Saturday, September 12th
Time: Check in at 12:30pm.  Games start at 1pm.
Cost: $50 per team, ages 10 and above.  
Advanced and “Just Fun” groups
Location 3rd Ave, Burlington, MA

Proceeds benefit Burlington Community Scholarship Foundation Dollars for Scholars
Adopt-a-Class 2026


Celebrate 3rd Ave’s Grand Opening with us!
Trophies and Prizes awarded


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Monday, August 17, 2015

BUS ROUTES FOR MEMORIAL SCHOOL





MEMORIAL SCHOOL


AM
BUS #1 MEMORIAL
7:45
PEARL & KIMBALL
7:46
PEARL & WESTGATE
7:47
BEACON & GEORGIA
7:48
BEACON & DOVER
7:49
BEACON VILLAGE @ ENTRANCE


AM
BUS #2 MEMORIAL
7:40
LOCUST & CIERRA
7:41
42 LOCUST
7:42
38 LOCUST
7:43
170 WINN
7:44
220 WINN
7:45
228 WINN
7:46
ROBERT & THOMAS
7:47
SEARS & BRIARWOOD
7:48
BRIARWOOD & SLEEPER
7:49
SLEEPER & THEODORE
7:50
2 THEODORE


AM
BUS #6 MEMORIAL
7:45
5 PEACH ORCHARD
7:45
19 PEACH ORCHARD
7:46
PEACH ORCHARD & LITCHFIELD
7:47
57 PEACH ORCHARD 
7:48
PEACH ORCHARD & ARBORWOOD
7:49
2 JULIA CONNORS
7:50
MAGUIRE & WINTER
7:51
WINTER & PEACH ORCHARD
7:52
PEACH ORCHARD & RHUEY PASS
7:53
PEACH ORCHARD & WELLESLEY
7:53
PEACH ORCHARD & GRANDVIEW
7:54
PEACH ORCHARD & CENTRAL
7:54
34 PEACH ORCHARD
7:55
20 PEACH ORCHARD


AM
BUS #7 MEMORIAL
7:50
WINNMERE & OVERLOOK
7:51
WINNMERE & JOSEPHINE
7:52
WINNMERE & HILLSDALE
7:53
HILLSDALE & GLEN
7:54
GLEN & CRESTON
7:55
GLEN & OVERLOOK
7:56
GLEN & FAIRLAWN


AM
BUS #8 MEMORIAL
7:40
6 MOUNTAIN
7:41
MOUNTAIN & MANOR
7:42
41 MOUNTAIN
7:43
MOUNTAIN & OXBOW
7:45
MOUNTAIN AT END (LITTLESBROOK)
7:47
MOUTAIN VIEW & WINN VALLEY
7:49
WINN VALLEY & HERITAGE
7:50
4 HERITAGE
7:51
21 THISTLE
7:53
1 WINN AT CROSSWALK


AM
BUS #11 MEMORIAL
7:45
HARRIET & RUTHVEN
7:46
HARRIET & CARLTON
7:47
KENMERE & HAMPDEN
7:48
NEWBRIDGE & SUNNYFIELD
7:48
CRAWFORD & SYLVESTER
7:49
8 SYLVESTER
7:50
SYLVESTER & FRANCES


AM
BUS #16 MEMORIAL
7:40
25 KEANS (AM ONLY)
7:41
KEANS & HEARTHSTONE
7:42
WINN & BEACON (CNR)
7:45
CENTER & MARGARET
7:46
85 CENTER
7:47
CENTER & BIRCHCREST
7:48
BIRCHCREST & SULLIVAN
7:49
4 WARD
7:50
3 RITA
7:51
CAMBRIDGE & CEDARWOOD
7:52
FORBES & LOUISE
7:53
FORBES & SAWYER
7:54
FORBES & PORTER
7:55
FORBES & SEARS
7:56
CENTER & TRAVERS
7:57
CENTER & HEATHER (AM ONLY)


AM
BUS #17 MEMORIAL
7:35
MULLER & RESERVE WAY
7:36
52 MULLER
7:36
63 MULLER
7:37
EUGENE & LARSON
7:38
EUGENE & CORMIER
7:39
16 CORMIER
7:40
17 BELMONT
7:45
MULLER & KELLY FARM
7:48
MULLER & SORELLE
7:52
WHEELER & SEVEN SPRINGS
7:55
135 SO BEDFORD