Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Fire Truck delivers Memorial Students

Burlington Fire Truck dropped students off at Memorial School yesterday
                 What a surprise to see Caden, Tessie, Ava, and Kelsey hop out of the Big Red Truck!                                       

                                                         
 

                                                                             

Friday, April 15, 2016

Weekly Memo

MEMORIAL SCHOOL NEWS
April 15th 2016
(Memorialprincipal.blogspot.com)
Main Office 781-270-1721    Nurse 781-270-1724   Absentee Line 781-273-7649
IMPORTANT DATES
April 18th - 22nd - No School, Spring Vacation
April 22nd - Earth Day
April 26th - May 5th - PARCC Testing, Grades 3-5  starting at  8:30
April 28th - K Field trip
May 2nd - May 6th - Teacher Appreciation Week
May 9th- Fifth Grade vs Teachers Volleyball Game at 10:00am
May 10th - 12th - PARCC makeup if needed
May 11th- Spring Music Concert  for 4th & 5th grade at 7:00pm
May 13th - 3rd grade field trip, Reservoir, (Keating/Cyr)
May 14th- Middlesex Math Madness Tournament at Memorial
May 16-17th - MCAS science grade 5 starting  9:20am
May 20th - 3rd grade field trip, Reservoir,  (Ferullo/Kippenberger)
May 21st - Pancake Breakfast/Art Show at 8am
May 23rd - 5th grade Orientation @ MSMS 10am for kids, 7pm for Parents
May 25th - 2nd Grade Memorial Day Concert @ 10am
May 27th - 1st grade field trip
June 20th - Last day of school (½ day)




Week of April 25th - April 29th

Monday
Chicken Parm Sandwich

Tuesday
French Toast
Wednesday
Chicken Fingers
Thursday
Ultimate Nachos
Friday
Pizza


From the office:
Happy Spring Vacation to everyone in the Memorial School family!
If you are looking for interesting and creative activities to do with family or friends please check out massvacation.com for some low cost ideas.
To Parents of current 3rd grade students: Please send a copy of your child’s most recent physical exam dated after January 1, 2016 to your elementary school Nurse’s Office before the start of school in September.  Any form that your physician’s office uses is acceptable. Please make sure that all required immunizations are also documented on the form. You may send a printed copy or email an attachment with the student’s name in the subject area to your school nurse.  Any questions, please call Lynne Sakey, School Nurse at 781-270-1724 or email lsakey@bpsk12.org.  Fax: 781-229-5751.

11 Facts about Earth Day:
  1. The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970.
  2. Earth Day originated in the US but became recognized worldwide by   1990.

  1. On Earth Day 2009, Disney released a documentary film called Earth that followed the migration paths of four animal families.

  1. On the very first Earth Day, 20 million people gathered in the streets of America to protest the industrial revolution. An environmental movement was born as a result.

  1. Every year on April 22, men, women, and children collect garbage, plant trees, clean up coral reefs, show movies, sign petitions, and plan for a better future for our planet.

  1. Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day while he was working as a US senator.

  1. Earth Day was renamed officially by the UN in 2009 as International Mother Earth Day.

  1. Some schools and communities celebrate Earth Day for a whole week to expand the time frame that people focus on the earth and how they can preserve it.

  1. On Earth Day 2012, more than 100,000 people rode bikes in China to reduce CO2 emissions and save fuel.

  1. In an Earth Day celebration in 2011, 28 million trees were planted in Afghanistan by the Earth Day Network.

  1. In Panama, 100 endangered species of orchids were planted and maintained to prevent their extinction in honor of Earth Day.


Happenings Around Town:
Burlington Apple Retail Store - Workshops Offered during April School Vacation week.  
Apple Retail in Burlington, Massachusetts will be holding Workshops during school vacation week from April 17 - 23, 2016.   These events are always free.
Topics include Basics of using an iPhone/iPad/Mac, Introduction to using iCloud, Videography on an iPhone, Shooting Artistic Photos with iPhone, Sharing ideas for Presentations, Sketching, Drawing or Painting on an iPad.

Workshops are held for one hour.  Details, schedules, and reservations are available via this website: www.apple.com/retail/burlington/      Apple Team Members will provide content for these events.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

STARbuck students of the week

Congratulations to  Layla, Christian, Aiden, Sloan, Allison and Benjamin
for being role models at Memorial School

Shows Kindness
          Takes Safety Seriously
 Acts Responsibly
             Respects Self and Others

PARCC Testing Dates and Times 2016






PARCC Testing Schedule For Burlington Elementary Schools

Week 1 - April 26-28 (One session of ELA each morning)

Tuesday, April 26 - One session of ELA (90 Minutes)
Wednesday, April 27 - One session of ELA (75 minutes Grade 3, 90 Minutes grades 4-5)
Thursday, April 28 - One session of ELA (90 minutes)

Week 2 - May 2-5   (One session of math each morning)

Monday, May 2 - One Session of Math (60 minutes)
Tuesday, May 3 - One session of Math (60 minutes)
Wednesday, May 4  - One session of Math (60 minutes)
Thursday, May 5 - One session of Math (60 minutes)

Week 3 - May 10-12

Individual student make- up sessions as needed.  Regular schedules resume for all other students.

Week 4 - May 16-20 Memorial School

Grade 5 - Science MCAS testing May 16-17 (two 45 minute sessions)




Saturday, April 9, 2016

Weekly Memo

MEMORIAL SCHOOL NEWS
April 8th 2016
(Memorialprincipal.blogspot.com)
Main Office 781-270-1721    Nurse 781-270-1724   Absentee Line 781-273-7649
IMPORTANT DATES
April 13th - 4th grade field trip, Museum of Science
April 15th - Relay for Life Purple Day, wear the color purple today
April 18th - 22nd - No School, Spring Vacation
April 22nd - Earth Day
April 26th - May 5th - PARCC Testing, Grades 3-5  starting  8:30-10:30 am
May 2nd - May 6th - Teacher Appreciation Week
May 6th - 3rd grade field trip, Reservoir
May 9th- Fifth Grade vs Teachers Volleyball Game 10:00am
May 10th - 12th:  PARCC makeups, Grade 3:  8:30-10:30, Grade 4: 10:00-11:15, Grade 5:   9:15 - 10:30
May 11th- Spring Music Concert 9:00 and 7:00pm
May 16-17- MCAS science grade 5 starting  9:20am






Monday
Chicken Nuggets

Tuesday
Turkey Sandwich or Ham Sandwich
Wednesday
Pancakes
Thursday
Ultimate Nachos
Friday
PIzza


From the office:
From The Nurse’s Office:  Parents and Guardians of 3rd Grade Students:  The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires that all students entering fourth grade have a physical exam and updated immunizations. Please send a copy of your child’s most recent physical exam dated after January 1, 2016 to your elementary school Nurse’s Office before the start of school in September.  Any form that your physician’s office uses is acceptable. Please make sure that all required immunizations are also documented on the form. You may send a printed copy or email an attachment with the student’s name in the subject area to your school nurse.  Any questions, please call Lynne Sakey, School Nurse at 781-270-1724.  

Substitute Cafeteria Workers Needed:  Must be available on an as-needed basis to work in any school building.  Hours are generally 10am-1pm, but can vary depending on school.  Must be reliable, flexible, and able to work in a team environment.  Pay is $10.00 per hour.  Contact Karen Damaso for further information: damaso@bpsk12.org

THANK YOU:  We would like to thank the Memorial School students and their families, as well as the wonderful staff, for all of the generous donations to Parker and Lucas' "Paint Memorial Purple" coin drive.  They planned and executed the fundraiser on their own and reached their goal of $430 which will go to the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life team Miles of Memories.  We are very proud of them both and so thankful to our Memorial family.        Sincerely, The Meyers family (Lucas, Parker, Karen and Steve)

From the Office:  It is that time of year when we begin to create new class list for the 2016-2017 school year.  Creating these lists is a complex, thoughtful, and collaborative process that involves a variety of components and perspectives. Classroom, guidance, reading, and special education staff assist the principal in developing class lists for the upcoming school year. Your perspective as a parent is part of the placement process as well. The Student Information Form, sent home this week, has been designed to provide an opportunity to share your perspective regarding your child’s academic, social, and emotional strengths and needs. If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please return the Student Information Form to Memorial School by Thursday, April 14th, as the process will get underway shortly thereafter.


Just a Reminder, We are still accepting donations for:
Memorial 5th Grade Student Council will be collecting the items to donate to the Shelter. You can send items to school with your child to be put in a donation box in the front lobby. We will be collecting items from April 4th through April 29th and delivering them to the Northeast Animal Shelter.

Items in need:
Cloth towels (new or used)
Fleece blankets (new or used)
Trash bags
Dog waste bags
Canned dog and cat food
Dry puppy, dog, cat, and kitten food
Treats
Milkbones
Chew toys for dogs
Catnip toys and jingle balls for cats
Cat and kitty litter
Paper towels
Dishwashing liquid
Disinfecting wipes


Happenings Around Town:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Susan Lumenello
Burlington Board of Health
Phone: 781-270-1955
Fax: 781-273-7687

Burlington Community Health Fair on Saturday, May 7
The Burlington Board of Health will be hosting their second annual Burlington Community Health Fair on Saturday, May 7 from 10 am- 1 pm at the Burlington High School Gymnasium.  The Health Fair is sponsored by Lahey Hospital and Medical Center and will provide an excellent opportunity for residents to discover the health and wellness services available in their community.

The health fair will include over 30 exhibitors covering a wide range of health and wellness services for people of all ages. There will be educational information, health screenings, fitness demonstrations, chair massages, and other wellness services.  Educational information will be provided on nutrition, food safety, gardening, fire safety, poison prevention, and other social services.  Health screenings will include blood pressure, body mass index, facial sun damage, digital spinal screenings, and balance assessment.  Fitness and group exercise and cooking demonstrations will be conducted.  All screenings and services are provided free.    

In addition to the above, all guests will receive 25 chances to win more than 15 different free raffle items including gift baskets, gift cards, one month of free yoga classes, a summer Fit Club membership, and many more.  

Rides will be available for Burlington Seniors to the health fair.  Interested seniors should call 781-270-1950 to arrange transportation.  For more information on the health fair, please call the Board of Health at 781-270-1955.  

BEF 5K Road Race: “Lace Up & Sign Up!”:  Online registration is now open for the 12th Annual BEF 5K Road Race & Family Fun Run on May 22, 2016 at BHS. Join us for a great event with music, activities, complimentary snacks, drinks and more from our generous sponsors!    Sign Up Today!!!