Thursday, December 8, 2016

Weekly Memo

MEMORIAL SCHOOL NEWS
December 9,2016
(Memorialprincipal.blogspot.com)
Main Office 781-270-1721    Nurse 781-270-1724   Absentee Line 781-273-7649

IMPORTANT DATES
Dec 16th-  PTO Pizza Night 6-8pm
Dec 14th-Winter Concert 7pm
Dec 21st- 1st Grade Parent Showcase @ 1:30pm
Dec 26th-Jan 2nd- Winter Break
Jan 6th-4th Grade Field Trip



Main Lunch Menu Choices
Monday


Macaroni & Trees

Alt: Stuffed Crust Pizza
Tuesday


Chicken Quesadilla


Alt: Hot Dog
Wednesday


Ultimate Nachos


Alt: Grilled Cheese
Thursday

Slopp Joe

Alt: Ham & Cheese Croissant
Friday

Homeade Pizza









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Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

7:00 p.m.

Your child has been working very hard towards this concert and we hope you and your family can be there to support them. Feel free to email or call us if you have any questions.

  • Concert Attire:  
Morning - The students may wear regular school clothes in the daytime - but please no t-shirts with logos or words.
Evening - Our concert is all about rock and roll music in the 1950s/early 60s. We would like the students to dress as though they were from that time period!  Here are some ideas to get you started:
  • Girls: Full skirts, cardigans, sweaters, jeans, capri pants, leather jackets, high ponytails, etc.
  • Boys:  Jeans, white t-shirts, button-down shirts, leather jackets, varsity jackets, sunglasses, black boots, greased hair, etc.
  • Have fun with your outfit choice, and don’t feel as though you have to purchase something.  See what’s in your closet, or borrow something from a friend!

  • Call Time:
Please make sure that your child arrives to the school no later than 6:40 p.m.  Band students will report to the music room, string students will report to the lesson room, and chorus students who do not play an instrument will report to the Art Room at 6:50pm.

  • Please note: ALL 4th and 5th graders must attend the Winter Concert. The students have been working so hard since September to prepare for this performance, and we need all of their wonderful voices in our ensemble!  (Please contact us in advance if you have a conflict with attendance)

* We look forward to seeing you there! *
Sincerely,
Mr. Napierkowski, Mrs. Niu, and Mrs. Rzasa










Reminder from Mrs. York
The flame of a candle project extended to 12/13


Currently, Memorial students in grades 1-5 are working on an art project where they represent their personalities through the flame of a candle. This candle project is a way to highlight our students’ differences and yet bring them together at the same time. These candles will be adorning our hallways for the month of December.

During Art class, I asked the students how they use light in their own family traditions and celebrations. Their responses were incredibly sweet and thoughtful. I captured some students’ responses on video. In the spirit of celebrating everyone’s traditions, I would love to create a slideshow of students celebrating with light at home.

If you have any pictures ( past or recent) of a family celebration using light or flame ( candles, fireworks, sparklers, decorative string lights, lanterns, diyas, menorahs, kinaras, bon fires, fanoos, birthday cakes, wreaths, and LED displays), I would love to include them in the slideshow.  If your child is on the Do Not Photograph list, you can still send in images of the light/flame from your celebration. The slideshow will also be shown in the hallway for the month of December. Please email the pictures to me by December 13th,  along with a brief description (i.e. what you are celebrating and how light is used).

Fondly Mrs. York











Burlington Fire Holiday Toy Task Force

The  holiday season is  fast approaching, here at Fire, we have in past years teamed up with 'Toys for Tots' to run our holiday toy drive. This has proven more and more difficult to follow through with as they no longer have local contacts and the toys have not always been picked up in time to be distributed by the holidays. That is why this year we have decided that we will not be affiliating ourselves with that program.

Despite that, we will still be collecting toys at both Fire stations. These toys will be driven in by Burlington Firefighters and donated directly to the Children's Hospital of Boston for distribution through the MA Children's hospitals. So spread the word, and let’s help put a smile on the children's faces this holiday season.

Your gift donations are just as welcome, and just as appreciated. All of the same still rules apply: new, unused, unwrapped toys for boys and girls of all ages.
Any questions, feel free to ask and we'll try to get an answer as soon as possible.


Fall Gift Wrap Fundraiser

Need wrapping supplies for the upcoming holiday season?
Going somewhere for Thanksgiving and don't want to show up empty handed?

Adopt-a-Class 2027 has you covered.  Burlington Second Graders are running a gift wrap fundraiser.  While they are calling it a wrapping paper fundraiser, they hope you'll agree that the site has something for everyone.   

Orders are submitted and handled completely online and the products are mailed directly to you.

Use the charity code of:    14416









































Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Mrs Gonzalez visits Memorial





Question? What happens when a beloved teacher visits her kids?

Answer:  A lot of LOVE




STARbuck students of the Week

STARbuck students of the week are...

Leyad, Jack, Jane, Emma, Naya and Owen 

Students being role models for Kindness, Respect, Responsibility and Safety







Memorial Students spreading Kindness

Memorial Students spreading Kindness this Holiday Season

 Paige McCorry, Sienna Veronelli, Gabriel Placidi, Elyce Placidi, Audrey Mikolinski,  Alex Scali            
 Christopher Scali, Julia Shvartsman, Jack Lindenbaum, Aidan Veronelli, Andrew Mikolinski, Zohar Lavi 
 and Max Shvartsman stuffed 40 stockings and will be delivering them to the Somerville Homeless Coalition


Mrs. Veronelli, a Memorial School parent,  found the Stocking Stuffing idea at an organization called Family to Family. 

Thank you to all our students who take the time to remember 
others who are less fortunate.

Giving is receiving




Monday, December 5, 2016

Gas Smell at Memorial School this Morning

Good Morning Memorial School Parents/Guardians,

At approximately 10:15 today a gas smell was reported by staff members in the school. A call was 
placed to the Burlington Fire Department and they recommended that we evacuate the building. 
The standard evacuation for a fire drill was put in place. Upon arriving, the fire department 
reported the gas smell was being reported by other area businesses. At approximately 10:35 after 
consulting with the fire department, the decision was made to begin evacuating to St Margaret's 
Church to provide shelter from the snow.  At approximately 10:45 the fire department reported 
that they had inspected the building and there was no risk inside the building.  The smell was a 
result of the gas line in the street experiencing a "backup" which emitted the gas smell into the 
ventilation system of the building. At approximately 10:55, students were able to return to the 
building. All students and staff are safe and excited to share their experience about their walk in 
the snow today!  I am grateful for our school crisis team and staff who have established clear 
protocols for all school emergencies.

Thank you,
Deb Dressler

Friday, December 2, 2016

Shaw's makes a donation

                                 
Shaw's made a generous donation to Memorial School this afternoon.

We are so fortunate to have community partners who are committed 
to working with the Burlington Public Schools.

Thank you!
THANK YOU!
                           
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December Lunch Menu


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Why was Cedric Maxwell at Memorial School today?


As Memorial parents came into school today for conferences,
a Celtic legend, (and current sports announcer) Cedric Maxwell, was filming an informational spot 
highlighting sports and science in Ms. McLaughlin's second grade classroom!

WBZ is sponsoring these educational segments and a few of our 
 talented students were lucky enough to be a part of the filming.

Be on the look out... 
the segment should air in a few weeks.


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Weekly Memo

MEMORIAL SCHOOL NEWS
December 2,2016
(Memorialprincipal.blogspot.com)
Main Office 781-270-1721    Nurse 781-270-1724   Absentee Line 781-273-7649

IMPORTANT DATES
Dec 2nd -Fourth Grade Field Trip
Dec 16th-  Pto Pizza  Night 6-8pm
Dec 14th-Winter Concert 7pm
Dec 21st- 1st Grade Parent Showcase @ 1:30pm
Dec 26th-Jan 2nd- Winter Break



Main Lunch Menu Choices
Monday


Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Alt: Stuffed Crust Pizza
Tuesday


Raviolis


Alt: Hot Dog
Wednesday

Chicken Fajitas


Alt: Grilled Cheese
Thursday

Burlington Sampler


Alt: Ham & Cheese Croissant
Friday

Papa Ginos Pizza






The music department at Memorial presents “Winter Rock

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
7:00 p.m.

Your child has been working very hard towards this concert and we hope you and your family can be there to support them. Feel free to email or call us if you have any questions.

  • Concert Attire:  
Morning - The students may wear regular school clothes in the daytime - but please no t-shirts with logos or words.
Evening - Our concert is all about rock and roll music in the 1950s/early 60s. We would like the students to dress as though they were from that time period!  Here are some ideas to get you started:
  • Girls: Full skirts, cardigans, sweaters, jeans, capri pants, leather jackets, high ponytails, etc.
  • Boys:  Jeans, white t-shirts, button-down shirts, leather jackets, varsity jackets, sunglasses, black boots, greased hair, etc.
  • Have fun with your outfit choice, and don’t feel as though you have to purchase something.  See what’s in your closet, or borrow something from a friend!

  • Call Time:
Please make sure that your child arrives to the school no later than 6:40 p.m.  Band students will report to the music room, string students will report to the lesson room, and chorus students who do not play an instrument will report to the Art Room at 6:50pm.

  • Please note: ALL 4th and 5th graders must attend the Winter Concert. The students have been working so hard since September to prepare for this performance, and we need all of their wonderful voices in our ensemble!  (Please contact us in advance if you have a conflict with attendance)

* We look forward to seeing you there! *
Sincerely,
Mr. Napierkowski, Mrs. Niu, and Mrs. Rzasa



MEMORIAL PTO
GIFT CARD  FUNDRAISER
Buy your Holiday Gift Cards from SCRIP and a percentage of each sale will be donated to the school

All orders due on Wednesday, December 7th and will be delivered week of December 12th






Burlington Fire Holiday Toy Task Force

The  holiday season is  fast approaching, here at Fire, we have in past years teamed up with 'Toys for Tots' to run our holiday toy drive. This has proven more and more difficult to follow through with as they no longer have local contacts and the toys have not always been picked up in time to be distributed by the holidays. That is why this year we have decided that we will not be affiliating ourselves with that program.

Despite that, we will still be collecting toys at both Fire stations. These toys will be driven in by Burlington Firefighters and donated directly to the Children's Hospital of Boston for distribution through the MA Children's hospitals. So spread the word, and let’s help put a smile on the children's faces this holiday season.

Your gift donations are just as welcome, and just as appreciated. All of the same still rules apply: new, unused, unwrapped toys for boys and girls of all ages.
Any questions, feel free to ask and we'll try to get an answer as soon as possible.




Help make a difference and donate to the
Burlington Food Pantry


Memorial School is partnering with the Burlington Food Pantry again this year to help support Burlington residents in need during the holiday season. We are looking for people to donate the following items:

cake mix
quick bread mix
cookie mix
frosting
coffee
hot cocoa mix
toothpaste
shampoo
dish detergent
individually-wrapped toilet paper

Memorial 5th Grade Student Council will be organizing the collection and collecting the items to donate to the Food Pantry. You can send items to school with your child to be put in a donation box in their classroom.

Please send in items no later than Friday, December 9, 2016.

Fall Gift Wrap Fundraiser

Need wrapping supplies for the upcoming holiday season?
Going somewhere for Thanksgiving and don't want to show up empty handed?

Adopt-a-Class 2027 has you covered.  Burlington Second Graders are running a gift wrap fundraiser.  While they are calling it a wrapping paper fundraiser, they hope you'll agree that the site has something for everyone.   

Orders are submitted and handled completely online and the products are mailed directly to you.

Use the charity code of:    14416