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: 



Fifth Grade Committee meeting Wednesday 10/22


Memorial Elementary School 5th Grade Committee
Hello 5th Grade Parents,
Every year a group of parents get together to plan end of year activities for our 5th graders to make this last year as special and memorable as possible before heading off to middle school.
All 5th Grade Parents are invited to come to a meeting to learn more about how you can help with the planning of end of year activities.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 7:00pm
Memorial School Library


Meeting Items:
Overall Leadership and Budget Management Taking & Collecting pictures
Collecting Picture Publishing Permission Slips

Creating the end of year Memory Book 
Planning the Moving Up Ceremony
Ordering t-shirts
5
th Grade Off-site chaperones 
5th Grade Off-site snacks, water 
End of year Gift
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Friday, October 17, 2014

Weekly Memo

MEMORIAL SCHOOL NEWS  
October 17th, 2014
(Memorialprincipal.blogspot.com)
Main Office 781-270-1721    Nurse 781-270-1724   Absentee Line 781-273-7649
 IMPORTANT DATES
October 24th - Grade 4 Rocket Launch
Oct 24th - Memorial Halloween Dance Party & I-Scream Social 6:30pm
October 29th - Grade 3 Field trip, Plimoth Plantation
Nov 4th - Election Day, No School
Nov 10th - No School, Professional Development Day
Nov 11th - Veteran’s Day, No School
Nov 13th - School Picture Retake


   Main Entree Choices (See Lunch Menu for More Details)  Oct 20th - Oct 24th.
   Monday

Hot Dog
Tuesday

Pancakes
Wednesday

Chicken Patty Sandwich
Thursday

Tacos
Friday

Fish Nuggets

Reminders from the Office:
Scoliosis screening for Grade 5:  The schedule for screening will be Mr  Rabazzi and Miss Conceison’s class on Monday, and Mrs. Burns and Mrs. Olshaw’s class on Tuesday.  Please remember girls need to wear a bathing suit top or clothing that allows a view of the back bones (vertebra). Parents can opt their child out with a doctor's note addressed to the nurse.  
From the PTO: Calling all 5th grade parents- Do you want to assist with 5th Grade Activities and be part of this year’s 5th Grade Committee?  Come join us for a meeting on October 22nd at 7pm in the Memorial Library.   

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:
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.

BHS Athletics Boosters:
Burlington High School Athletic Boosters Annual Craft Fair and Shopping Extravaganza. Sunday, October 18th from 10am to 3pm in the BHS Cafeteria.  Crafters, vendors, bake sale, concession stand, raffles. Free admission. Join us and support the athletes of Burlington !

Join the Burlington PAC at our next event:
Childhood Stress & Anxiety: Causes, Impact & Strategies  6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. October 23, Marshall Simonds Middle School, Library.  Presented by Joel M. Ristuccia, a certified School Psychologist with over twenty-five years experience working in the public schools.

Come hear Joel talk about Anxiety in students k-12, why it happens and what you can do about it.  

For more information please contact us at burlingtonspedpac@gmail.com

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Learning about Childhood Stress and Anxiety




Join the Burlington PAC at our next event:


7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. MSMS Library

Presented by Joel M. Ristuccia, a certified School Psychologist with over twenty-five years experience working in the public schools. 

Come hear Joel talk about Anxiety in students k-12, why it happens and what you can do about it. 

For more information please contact us at burlingtonspedpac@gmail.com

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Memorial Garden


The Memorial Butterfly Garden is complete with
a new birdbath, a new pear tree and two new bird houses!
Lynda Bannon, our wonderful PE teacher has spent endless
hours making this a special spot for our students and teachers.
Thank you Lynda!


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Weekly Memo

MEMORIAL SCHOOL NEWS  
October 10th, 2014
(Memorialprincipal.blogspot.com)
Main Office 781-270-1721    Nurse 781-270-1724    Absentee Line 781-273-7649
 IMPORTANT DATES
October 13th - Columbus Day, No School
October 24th - PTO Ice cream Social 6:30pm
October 24th - Grade 4 Rocket Launch
October 29th - Grade 3 Field trip, Plimoth Plantation
Nov 4th - Election Day, No School
Nov 10th - No School, Professional Development Day
Nov 11th - Veteran’s Day, No School
Nov 13th - School Picture Retake


    Main Entree Choices (See Lunch Menu for More Details)  Oct 13th - Oct 17th.
   Monday

NO SCHOOL
Tuesday

Popcorn Chicken
Wednesday

Ultimate
Nachos
Thursday

Hamburger
or
Cheeseburger
Friday

Pizza

Reminders from the Office:
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.  

Change of Dismissal Procedures:  On any day that a child’s transportation plans are altered, 
a note must be written to the classroom teacher to describe the change.  We understand that occasionally, a situation arises during the day that necessitates a change.  If this is necessary, please make every effort to contact the office before your child’s scheduled lunchtime to ensure that your child’s teacher receives the information.  Buses are held until all children are accounted for, so please help us to ensure student safety by keeping us fully informed well before dismissal time.

After School Homework & Study Club:  The 2014 Fall Session of Memorial School’s After-School Homework & Study Club for Grades 3-5 begin on Tuesday, October 14th and run through Thursday, December 18th.   Registrations forms are due back by Friday October 10th.  Check are payable to Memorial School.  For more information, please call the office.

From the Nurse:  With the cooler weather upon us, please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the outdoor play at recess.  The children will be going out each day, weather permitting.

From the Memorial PTO:
Do you want to assist with 5th Grade Activities and be part of this year’s 5th Grade Committee?  Please email Elaine Manners at pemanners@rcn.com  if you would like to be added to the list of parents that will participate in picture taking, chaperoning, and other activities throughout the school year.

Halloween Dance Party & I-SCREAM Social:
Come join us for our Halloween Spooktacular on October 24th, from 6:30pm to 8pm at the Memorial School.  Register online at www.memorialschoolpto.org or complete the form sent home in the backpack.  Please make checks payable to Memorial PTO and send to school before Friday October 17th.


Happenings Around Town:

From the Fox Hill PTO:
The Fantastic Pumpkin Fair….Friday, October 17, 2014, from 6pm to 9pm at the Fox Hill School.  Come join in on the fun of our annual fall tradition.  Great games, fall crafts, fabulous prizes and a few good scars.  The ever popular Haunted Hallway will be sure to fright, along with many old favorites:  Moon Bounce, Cake Walk, Pumpkin Painting, Spin Art, Face Painting, Duck Pond, Pizza, Cupcake Decorating, Popcorn, Cotton Candy, Raffles, plus lots more games and activities.  Admission is free, tickets for each activity/game can be purchased at the door.  Open to the public.  For additional information, contact Julie Quinn at quinns@rcn.com

Adopt a Class 2019:
Sunday, October 12th at Burton’s Grill – private Patriots football viewing party from 11:30-4:00 PM. Tickets are $25 and include appetizers, cash bar, and the chance to participate in raffles/silent auctions.Mail check to Denise Griffin c/o Adopt a Class 2019 (payable Adopt a Class 2019) or purchase at door.  Credit card info coming soon! For more information:  adoptaclass2019.blogspot.com


Celebrating difference at Memorial


We had special visitors today from Thailand. Mrs. Koerojna, 
president of the King of Thailand Birthplace Foundation, organized a 
group of students from Thailand to visit American 
schools. Two students spent the day in Mrs. Olshaw's fifth grade
classroom sharing in the Memorial experience! They brought
beautiful gifts from Thailand and were greeted by three 
terrific fifth graders.







Tuesday, October 7, 2014

tech savvy parenting tonight!

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Burlington Public Schools EdTech Team Presents:

Tech Savvy Parenting

Digital Safety
Strategies & Resources for k-12 parents

Presented by:
BPS EdTech Team Members & Digital Citizenship Educators
Jenn Scheffer & Kelly Floyd

When: Time:
Tuesday, October 7th 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Where:
Marshall Simonds Middle School Library Commons

  

Register today for this FREE event by Clicking here

Learn practical tips on how to give your child digital freedom while still keeping him or her safe in our digital world. Leave this session with advice on how to start a conversation with your child about how he or she is using digital tools, including social media. Discover resources to help you stay current with the latest technology.