Friday, January 20, 2017

Weekly Memo

January 20,2017
Main Office 781-270-1721    Nurse 781-270-1724   Absentee Line 781-273-7649

Jan 23rd-K report cards
Jan 31th- District wide: parent help with math homework at Memorial 7-8pm
Feb 20-24 Winter Vacation
Feb 1st- K Registration 9am-11am
Feb 2nd- K Registration 9am-11am and PTO meeting 7:00pm
March 2nd- All town Band 7pm BHS
March 11th-Toast Memorial Burlington Marriott 7pm

Main Lunch Menu Choices

Chicken Fingers

Stuffed Crust Pizza

Taco Tuesday

Alt: Hot Dog

Caesar Salad

Alt: Turkey & Cheese

Sloppy Joe

Alt: Ham & Cheese Croissant

Individual Cheese or Roni  Pizza

Mr. Ganley brought in “Tiny” and everyone got to bring good luck to the Patriots with a cheer!


Does your child look like this doing math homework?
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Come and learn tips for helping with Math homework!

Who: Parents and/or Guardians only
When: Tuesday, January 31, 2017
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Memorial Elementary School - Cafetorium
District-Wide Presentation

Dear Friends of the Burlington Landlocked Forest:
Four Town Meeting members, Jonathan Sachs, Joanna Schlansky, Monte Pearson, and John Iler are submitting a Warrant Article requesting that the Town Meeting change the zoning status of the Burlington Landlocked Forest from General Industrial to Open Space.
Later this month, they will be appearing before the Planning Board, Recreation Commission, Conservation Commission, and the Board of Selectmen to make their case. Town Meeting will then vote on the issue on Monday, January 23rd.
This is a great opportunity to protect the forest!

We are asking every forest supporter from Burlington to call or email the Town Meeting members from your precinct and ask them to support this warrant article.
For a list of Town Meeting members by Precinct and contact info, click here.
If you are unsure which precinct you live in, click here, for the list of streets and precincts.
Things you can mention to people you call or email:
Burlington Open Space Zoning allows the following uses:
Ø  Non-profit educational uses like libraries, museums, schools, and child care facilities
Ø  Non-commercial outdoor recreation including nature study and walkways
Ø  Public parks, tennis courts, and related facilities
Ø  Cemeteries by special permit
Ø  Public water distribution structures
Ø  Temporary tents for not more than four days
Ø  Bomb shelters
Ø  Agricultural and horticultural usage and non-commercial greenhouses
Ø  Windmills and towers of 12 feet or less
Ø  Fences and signs
Ø  Churches and other religious buildings
Please let Town Meeting members know you value the forest as a recreational asset and there is legal pedestrian access right now. Burlington residents can park at the parking lot at Turning Mill Road in Lexington to access unimpeded into the forest’s extensive trail network, and during the last few years, hundreds of Burlington residents have done just that. If you want to send a link for directions and the trail map, here it is.
The forest also absorbs and cleans rainwater. Burlington Town Meeting voted in 1986, by a two-thirds majority, to purchase the Landlocked Forest by eminent domain to protect the water supply and preserve open space. Most of the Landlocked Forest is in our Zone 3 Water Protection District, which drains into the Vine Brook aquifer located along the Middlesex Turnpike.
You can also point out that the current drought that is afflicting our region is a vivid reminder that clean water is a precious resource and we can never do too much to protect the Vine Brook aquifer.
In addition, forests reduce air pollution; studies show that trees produce oxygen and offset pollution from traffic.
Ask your Town Meeting representatives to prioritize recreational uses and water protection over the potential for more parking lots and traffic.
Thank you on behalf of the Friends of the Landlocked Forest –  Martha Simon, Chris Warren, Rosalie Blum, Monte Pearson

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Math Help for Parents

Does your child look like this doing math homework?
Do you?
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Come and learn tips for helping with Math homework!

Who: Parents/Guardians only
When: Tuesday, January 31, 2017
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Memorial Elementary School - Cafe
District-Wide Presentation

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Safety Drill this morning

January 2016

Dear Memorial School Families,

I am writing to let you know that we practiced a lockdown drill at school this morning.  Students are very comfortable practicing drills that require them to exit a building quietly and quickly (Fire Drills). We also practice drills that require them to stay quiet and safe inside a building (Lockdown). Classroom teachers have reviewed this information with your child/children in a calm and reassuring manner.  Practicing these procedures makes everyone feel more confident and comfortable. The entire drill was completed in approximately 10 minutes.  Should your child or you have questions and concerns about our safety procedures at Memorial School, please feel free to contact me at 781-270-1721.

Thank you,
Deb Dressler

Principal Memorial School

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Memorial School is on Instagram! Check us out!



Games for Indoor Recess

Thank you to the Burlington Education Foundation

for providing every classroom with 
fun, critical thinking, strategy games!

Indoor recess just got a whole lot "smarter" because of BEF!


STARstudents of the week

Congratulations to our role model students 

Being Kind
Being Safe
Being Respectful
Being Responsible

Sarah, Cole, Desmond, Alex, Kelsey, Lucas

Friday, January 13, 2017

Weekly Memo

January 13,2017
Main Office 781-270-1721    Nurse 781-270-1724   Absentee Line 781-273-7649

Jan 16th - No School Martin Luther King
Jan 17th- 4-5 Graders Bruin Visit
Jan 19th-3rd Grade Field Trip
Jan 23rd-K report cards


Inclement weather, per the Memorial School Handbook, “On most days except on days of inclement weather or when the temperature is below 20 degrees Fahrenheit, students go outside to play to enjoy the outdoors.  If there is medical documentation that your child  cannot go out on cold days, a note from the pediatrician is necessary in order for your child to remain indoors.  If your child is well enough to come to school, they are well enough to go outside during recess.  It is very important that students come to school with proper outdoor attire, such as jackets, hats, and gloves in order for them to be safe and comfortable during recess.” Wind chill factor will also be considered when determining indoor/outdoor recess.

Main Lunch Menu Choices



Chicken Quesadilla

Alt: Hot Dog

Grilled Cheese
Tomato Soup

Alt: Turkey &Cheese

Ultimate Nachos

Alt: Ham & Cheese Croissant

Homemade Pizza

Winter weather tip from the Nurse: Hydration! Plenty of water is just as important in the winter as it is in the summer. Cold air, indoor heating systems, and warmer baths/showers can all contribute to dry skin, nose and lips in the winter. So have your children keep up with the fluids in the winter too! Chapstick will also help keep lips moisturized.

There have been a few cases of lice in the Burlington Public schools.  The following are some proactive  steps parents can take:
  • Parents should check their children's heads at least once a week for active lice/ nits (eggs).
  • Remind your children to avoid sharing personal items (i.e., combs, brushes, hats, helmets, hair accessories) and head-to-head contact i.e hugging other children.
  • Teach children to tuck hats in the pockets or sleeves of their outerwear. .
  • Keep long hair pulled up.
  • Keep personal items the child sleeps with, (i.e stuffed animals, blankets) at home.

Classroom teachers, and staff from the after school programs reinforce these measures.

As an alternative to traditional chemical treatments, there are several professional lice removal companies that exist. An internet search will provide the companies in the area. Burlington Public Schools does not endorse any particular company or product.

Links to helpful information on Head Lice:

We would appreciate all communication about any cases of lice.  If your child has lice, or has recently been treated for lice, please notify the school nurse. All children who are diagnosed with lice must be checked by the school nurse before re-admission to school.  An adult must accompany the students to the nurse's office the morning of return.  Thank You.

Is fitness part of your New Year's Resolution?
Achieve your goals by training for Kick in for Kids and supporting the Jamie McKeown Boys & Girls Club!

Save the Date!
Sunday, May 7, 2017
10:15 a.m. - Health Walk
11:00 a.m. - Road Race
Professionally timed!  Tek shirt for the first 300 registered participants.  DJ, food, cold refreshments and more at the after party.  Just $30 when you pre-register.  100% of proceeds benefit the health and wellness programs offered at the James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club of Woburn.

Or, download our runner/walker application & mail it in with a check.