Thursday, December 18, 2014

Weekly Memo

MEMORIAL SCHOOL NEWS  
December 19th, 2014
(Memorialprincipal.blogspot.com)
Main Office 781-270-1721    Nurse 781-270-1724   Absentee Line 781-273-7649

 IMPORTANT DATES
Dec 23rd - Last day before winter break (Full Day, Regular Dismissal)
Dec 24th - Jan 2nd: Winter Break, NO SCHOOL
Jan 14th - Grade 4 Field Trip to Lowell Mills - Mrs. Gonzalez, & Mrs. Harlow
Jan 15th - Grade 4 Field Trip to Lowell Mills, - Mrs. Warford & Mrs. Weinberg
Jan 19th - No School, Martin Luther King Day
Jan 23rd - PTO Pizza Movie Night
Jan 29th - Kindergarten Field Trip to the Aquarium
Jan 29th - 3rd Grade Field Trip, Lexington Symphony at BHS


Main Entree Choices (See Lunch Menu for More Details) Dec 22 - Dec 26th
   Monday
Hot Dog
Tuesday
Grilled Cheese
Wednesday
NO
SCHOOL
Thursday
NO SCHOOL
Friday
NO SCHOOL
From the Office:
From All of Us at Memorial School: We wish each of you a peaceful holiday season and a relaxing winter vacation.  Whether you have already celebrated your holiday, or are looking forward to it still, may it overflow with special moments for you and your family.  And may the year ahead be a bright one, filled with good health, gladness, and peace!
From the PTO:  The Scrip Gift Card orders have arrived!  They will be in your child’s backpack or you can pick them up in the office.  If you have any questions please contact Marsha McMakin at mmcmakin18@gmail.com.
Save the date! Memorial Pizza Movie Night will be held on January 23rd! This wonderful Memorial tradition is sponsored by the PTO.  We will be offering 2 sessions, Session 1 at 5:00 pm and Session 2 at 6:00 pm. One movie will be shown at each session.  Please look for more information in January.  

Happenings Around Town:
Adopt A Class 2026:  Grab your Burlington Discount Card before the holidays are over.  Great stocking stuffers.  Purchase a card for $10.00, and enjoy discounts to several local businesses until December 31, 2015.  Available at Town hall, Tax Office.



Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Computer Programming at Memorial





Students in grades 3-5 participated in National Computer Science Week.  Memorial students have been learning about computer programming.  To find out more about some of our activities, please visit the sites below that we introduced students to during the Hour of Code last week. Mrs. Weldon, Technology Integration Teacher, has added a few extras for those of you that would like to continue throughout the year with some fun coding activities.

            Hour of Code              Tynker                   Tween                  Khan Academy



Friday, December 12, 2014

How to Make a Difference in the World

Three enterprising fourth grade students had an idea 
to raise money for a charity this Holiday Season. So they worked
with their teacher, Mrs. Harlow, and held a Bake Sale at the Winter Concert
It was a huge success!
Thank you to all the parents who baked 
 yummy treats. 
The girls raised $300.00 and will make the lives
 of many children a little brighter this Holiday Season






Weekly Memo

MEMORIAL SCHOOL NEWS  
December 12th, 2014
(Memorialprincipal.blogspot.com)
Main Office 781-270-1721    Nurse 781-270-1724   Absentee Line 781-273-7649

 IMPORTANT DATES
Dec 23rd - Last day before winter break (Full Day, Regular Dismissal)
Dec 24th - Jan 2nd - Winter Break, NO SCHOOL


Main Entree Choices (See Lunch Menu for More Details) Dec 15th - Dec 19th
   Monday
Fish Nuggets
Tuesday
Burlington Sampler
Wednesday
Glazed Chicken drumsticks
Thursday
Ultimate Nachos
Friday
Sal’s Pizza

From the Office:
From the Office:  Back in September, the routine Lead and Copper Rule monitoring took place at Memorial School.  Two samples of the water were taken and tested by the Burlington Water Department.  One of those samples tested positive for “elevated levels.”  As stated back in the September Blog, all suggested actions steps from the Town of Burlington DPW and and the Board of Health took place.   As a follow up, Memorial School now has two new hot water boilers.
Winter Concert:  The Memorial Community was treated to a wonderful Winter Concert on Wednesday - earlier in the day for the entire school, and later that evening for families and friends.  THANK YOU to music teachers Mrs. Niu, Mrs Rzasa, and Mr. Napierkowski for their hard work and energy in preparing 4th and 5th graders for the show; to classroom teachers for their support and flexibility in scheduling rehearsal time; and to families for their support and encouragement of their children’s involvement in these enriching activities.  
Also a big THANK YOU to the fourth grade students who held a bake sale during the concert to raise money to support Memorial School’s holiday fundraisers, Toys for Tots, and The Giving Tree.  Their hardwork and dedication raised $300.00.
From the Memorial Library:It was a pleasure to have your children (and in some cases, your family) visit the Book Fair over the last week.  Thank you for participating in this year’s Book Fair and making it so successful.
From the Music Department:  Welcome Winter Sing-a-Long to welcome Winter and the Holiday season, Memorial voices will fill the halls with song from Wednesday through Friday, December 17th, 18th and 19th. Sing-a-long will be held in the foyer of the school, just inside the front doors. Family and Friends are welcome to join us! If you would like to come by and join your child’s class in a holiday sing-a-long, the schedule (based on their regular music class schedule) looks like this:

Wednesday, December 17th:

10:30 Keating

11:30 Farrand
Thursday, December 18th:  
  
8:30 Burns, Rabazzi

9:15 Gonzalez, Warford

10:30 Cyr, Kippenberger

11:30 Santullo

1:15 Farrell, Panagiotopoulos

Friday, December 19th:

8:30 Olshaw, Conceison

9:15 Weinberg, Harlow

10:30 Ferullo

11:30 Nelson, McLaughlin

1:15 Burnham, Gearin

Memorial Helping Memorial:  Once again Memorial School is participating in the Giving Tree, if you know of a family in need of assistance during the holiday season please contact the Guidance Counselor, Danielle Flaccavento @ 781-238-6825 or at Flaccavento@bpsk12.org
Happenings Around Town:
B.Good will be donating a 15% of sales to the BHS Spanish Exchange when customers mention the program at check out!
Where: B.Good in Burlington Marketplace,  82 Burlington Mall Road
When: Wednesday December 17th 5pm to 9pm
Why: Spanish Exchange trip fundraiser AND deliciously healthy fast food!
Mention the BHS Spanish Exchange to help us out!  ¡Muchísimas gracias!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Winter Concert


Thank you Mrs. Niu, Mrs. Rzaza, Mr. Napierkowski and Mrs. Parry
for a wonderful evening of music and song!


There were violins and a cello...

There were fourth and fifth graders blowing their horns
making beautiful music...



There were talented solos and harmonious songs...


There was a wonderful finale with flashlights a glow...

But most of all…There was YOU supporting us all!
Thank you to all the parents and family members who
took time to enjoy the Winter Concert last night





Tuesday, December 9, 2014

It's starting to look like winter

Mrs. York is transforming our beautiful school into
a winter wonderland!
 Snowmen in every medium are out on display.
Please stop in and see how important art is to 
your child's school experience









Share the Holidays with a Gerbil

Vacation Animal Adoption
The Science Center is looking for homes for some of its animals over
Winter vacation.


gerbils    land & water turtles    hamster    
--The Science Center will provide cage, food, shavings, and care sheet for each animal.
--CALL MS. WENDY PAVLICEK AT (781)-270-2928 if interested.  
--Animals are distributed on a first come, first serve basis.  
--All animals must be picked up by making an appointment with Ms. Pavlicek.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Weekly Memo

MEMORIAL SCHOOL NEWS  
December 5th, 2014
(Memorialprincipal.blogspot.com)
Main Office 781-270-1721    Nurse 781-270-1724   Absentee Line 781-273-7649

 IMPORTANT DATES
 Dec 1st - Dec 9th - Memorial School Book Fair in the Library
Dec 10th - 4th & 5th Grade Winter Concert, 7pm
Dec 23rd - Last day before winter break (Full Day, Regular Dismissal)
Dec 24th - Jan 2nd - Winter Break, NO SCHOOL



Main Entree Choices (See Lunch Menu for More Details) Dec 8th - Dec 12th
   Monday
Chicken Nuggets
Tuesday
French Toast Sticks
Wednesday
Baked Chicken
Thursday
Mozzarella Sticks
Friday
Pizza
From the Office:
From the Music Department:   The 4th and 5th Grade Chorus, Strings, and Band will present their Winter Concert Celebration on Wednesday, December 10th at 7pm.  We hope you and your family are able to attend, the students are very excited to share what they have been working on.  Concert attire for children:  plain white tops, black bottoms, and black shoes.  Festive holiday accessories may also be worn as long as they do not obstruct the view of another child on the risers.   Please make sure that your child arrives to the school no later than 6:40pm.  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 gym.  Please note ALL 4th and 5th graders must attend the Winter Concert.  (Please contact us in advance if you have a conflict with attendance.)  
Welcome Winter Sing-a-Long:  To Welcome Winter and the Holiday season, Memorial 

voices will fill the halls with song from Wednesday through Friday, December 17th, 18th

and 19th. Sing-a-long will be held in the foyer of the school, just inside the front doors.

Family and Friends are welcome to join us! If you would like to come by and join your child’s 

class in a holiday sing-a-long, the schedule (based on their regular music class schedule) looks

like this:

Wednesday, December 17th:
10:30 Keating
11:30 Farrand
Thursday, December 18th:    
8:30 Burns, Rabazzi
9:15 Gonzalez, Warford
10:30 Cyr, Kippenberger
11:30 Santullo
1:15 Farrell, Panagiotopoulos

Friday, December 19th:
8:30 Olshaw, Conceison
9:15 Weinberg, Harlow
10:30 Ferullo
11:30 Nelson, McLaughlin
1:15 Burnham, Gearin

Memorial Helping Memorial:  Once again Memorial School is participating in the Giving 
Tree, if you know of a family in need of assistance during the holiday season please contact
the Guidance Counselor, Danielle Flaccavento @ (781) 238-6825 or at 
Flaccavento@bpsk12.org .
20th Annual Coats for Kids:  Please donate your gently used winter coats for children and adults.  Any warm, winter coats, gently used, good quality, all sizes needed (Especially XL, & Pre-K sizes).    Please do not drop off any coats with rips, tears, broken zippers, or permanent stains.  Sweatshirts, vests, and spring coats are not needed.  You may drop of coats in the main lobby of Memorial School, there will be a box in the lobby.  Once collected and cleaned, coats are distributed by social service agents to those in need within the community.  The coat drive will run now through January 10th.
Box Tops and Coke Product Bottle Caps:  Please send in any box tops you have collected or Coke product bottle caps.  Every label and bottle cap collected is money for our school. Box tops can be found on over 240 participating products, it’s an easy way and free way for schools to earn cash for the things they need.  Collections can be dropped of in the office.
Happenings Around Town:
From Burlington PAC:  
Join the PAC for our next presentation: Financial planning
Thursday, December 11, 20147:00pm MSMS Library
Neil Blicher and Rich Harwood financial planners with Baystate Financial, will be conducting a workshop with interested parents about the financial challenges associated with raising a child with Special Needs and / or learning disabilities.
The following topics will be covered:
·      Timeline / roadmap of transition points and services
·      Guardianship issues and considerations
·      How to maximize -- and preserve eligibility -- for government benefits
·      What happens when your child comes out of his / her education plan
·      Vocational residential options
*Doors open at 6:30
For more information contact us at burlingtonspedpac@gmail.org