Wednesday, November 24, 2010


MEMORIAL SCHOOL NEWS: November 24, 2010


We have much to be grateful for here at Memorial School! Please know that your children and the support of families like yours are the things we count among our blessings. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

DATES TO REMEMBER

DECEMBER 6TH – PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY (NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS)

DECEMBER 15TH – WINTER CONCERT 7PM (GR.4/5 CHORUS & BAND)

DECEMBER 23RD – LAST DAY BEFORE HOLIDAY BREAK (FULL DAY-REGULAR DISMISSAL)


FROM THE FOOD SERVICES DEPARTMENT (BURLINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS)

Last spring, the Burlington Public Schools implemented a cashless cafeteria payment system. This system provides two options for school lunch payment:

* The first option is to bring a check into the cafeteria manager made out to Burlington Public School Lunch. The manager can put the money into the student's account.

* The second option is for the parent to go on to www.PayPams.com and set up an account.

PayPams is an online credit and debit card payment program, which offers a free service that allows parents to receive notification should a child’s lunch account balance run low. By registering for this service, you can also check on your child’s daily lunch purchases. Questions? Please contact the Food Services Department at 781-270-1756.

FROM THE OFFICE

A heartfelt thank you to the many families who contributed to the Treats for Our Troops Box and the CARE packages for American men and women serving in the military overseas (Honor our Heroes!). Your generosity will put smiles on the faces of many people, always important but especially during the holidays when they are so far from home and family!


FROM THE MUSIC DEPARTMENT

Save the Date: MEMORIAL SCHOOL WINTER CONCERT

The 4th and 5th Grade Chorus and Band will present their Winter Concert Celebration on Wednesday evening, December 15th, at 7:00 pm. Look for additional information in upcoming bulletins and notices from Mrs. Mosier and Mr. Napierkowski.

BURLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL “It’s A Wonderful Life”

Burlington High School will present the stage version of the holiday classic “It’s A Wonderful Life” on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, December 5 at 2:00 pm in the Fogelberg Performing Arts Center of the high school. Bring the whole gang to this great family-friendly production. Adults: $10 and Students/Sr Citizens: $5. Tickets available at www.BurlingtonTickets.org. For more information call 781-A-FUN-TIC.


FROM THE LIBRARY

The Book Fair is Coming! November 29th through December 3rd!

An amazing selection of books is headed our way the week after Thanksgiving -- just in time for holiday gift-giving! The theme for this year’s Fair is “Honor Our Heroes! Reading Saves the Day!” and it is a GREAT way to get the whole family excited about reading. The Fair will be open during school hours Monday through Friday that week, and during extended hours on Monday (11/29) and Thursday (12/2). You are more than welcome to join your child during his or her scheduled browsing time, or to come by the Fair during school or extended hours. If you would like to volunteer to be a part of this fun event, please call 781-273-7656 or send an email to gfield@burlington.mec.edu. ‘Hope to see you there! -- Mrs. Field


FROM THE PTO

The next PTO meeting will be held on Thursday, January 6th in the school library. We hope you will join us!

SCRIPS Program The holidays are coming, and a gift card to a favorite restaurant or store might be the perfect way to solve your ‘Shopping Challenges!’ Once again, the PTO is offering the opportunity to purchase gift cards for the holidays without leaving the comfort of your home. (Please see last week’s backpack for details.) Shopping through the SCRIP program will help your family and Memorial School too. For every gift card purchased, the school receives a percentage ranging from 2% to 17%. What a simple -- and useful - fundraiser! Orders are due on Friday, December 3rd. Gift Cards will be delivered by December 15th.

Box Tops for Education Please send in your Box Tops from participating General Mills products. They are easily found on the back/sides of MANY every-day products like cereal, etc. We have a collection box located in the library on Mrs. Field’s desk, easily accessible to children for drop-off. This is an easy and FREE way to get money for our school. Thank you in advance for your help.

GRATITUDE – Filling Buckets (“Theirs” & Ours Too)

COATS FOR KIDS

Memorial School will be participating in the Coats for Kids program again this year! Now through January 8th, 2011 we will be collecting winter coats for kids, moms, and dads. All sizes are needed. There is a box for donations outside the guidance office.

TOYS FOR TOTS The Memorial School will be helping the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves with the Toys for Tots Drive. We will be collecting new, unwrapped toys in the collection box located in front of the Health Office until Friday, December 10th. This can be a very difficult time of the year for many families. Please consider helping to put a smile on a child’s face. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.







Monday, November 1, 2010

Reminder -- Redistricting with Dr. Conti -- Thursday at 7pm

Dr. Conti will be a guest at the next PTO meeting, scheduled for Thursday, November 4th, at 7pm in the gym. Please join us for an update on the plans for re-districting and progress on the construction of our new school. There will be a brief PTO meeting following Dr. Conti's talk for those who would like to remain.