Wishing you all a safe, happy, fun-filled Winter Break!
FEBRUARY 18TH – INVENTION CONVENTION: GRADE (CAFETERIA)
FEBRUARY 22-26TH – WINTER BREAK – NO SCHOOL
MARCH 3RD – DORA INFORMATION SESSION FOR PARENTS - (COMPUTER LAB)
MARCH 3RD – PTO MEETING - (MEMORIAL LIBRARY)
MARCH 14TH – DARE GRADUATION: GRADE (GYM)
MARCH 22ND – GR. 4 MCAS TEST – LONG COMPOSITION
MARCH 23-24TH – GR. 3 MCAS TEST – READING
MARCH 28-29TH – GR. 4 MCAS TEST - ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (READING & WRITING)
MARCH 30-31ST – GR. 5 MCAS TEST – READING & WRITING
APRIL 13TH – MEMORIAL SCHOOL SPRING CONCERT - (GYM)
LUNCH MENU (Feb 28-March 4th; milk or juice included with every meal)
MONDAY – Popcorn chicken or stuffed crust pizza with french fries and fresh fruit.
TUESDAY – Ham, egg & cheese biscuit or cheese pizza quesadilla with veggie dippers and chilled fruit.
WEDNESDAY – Green eggs and ham or stuffed crust pizza and chilled fruit.
THURSDAY – Mini ravioli with meatball or chicken parm with tossed salad and chilled fruit.
FRIDAY – Stuffed crust pizza or grilled cheese on wheat with veggie dippers and fresh fruit.
FROM MRS. RICKERSHAUSER:
Congratulations to 5th graders John Stevens and Billy Waisnor, winners of the 2012 Heart Failure Calendar Award sponsored by Lahey Clinic. John’s page encouraged attention to the consumption of salt, Billy’s encouraged attention to measuring weight. I know the boys made their families proud, and the Memorial Family as well. Bravo, John and Billy!
Safety Reminder With the gently-rising temperatures, momentary cessation of snow, and growing hours of daylight, the hint of spring is in the air! Many students have relished the opportunity to enjoy the fresh air and sense of freedom that outdoor recess brings, while others have enjoyed board games and activities with friends during indoor recess. Some children have brought small games and toys from home to enjoy during these ‘recess moments.’ Earlier this week, a student brought a nerf gun to school. Please be aware that bringing this kind of toy to school is in violation of the Safety Policy of the Burlington Public Schools, as outlined on p. 22 of the Memorial School Family Handbook. It reads:
Any article or behavior that creates a real or potential hazard to the safety of children or adults, negatively affects performance, or contradicts school policy is not permitted in school. Specifically, guns of any kind, knives or other sharp/pointed objects, wooden or aluminum bats, hard balls, skateboards, roller blades, frisbees, and nail polish or remover should not be brought to school.
Thank you for your help in maintaining a safe and caring environment for Memorial kids to learn and to grow.
FROM THE OFFICE
All children who will be starting kindergarten at Memorial in the fall are invited to enjoy a story and snack with their parent/guardian at the
Tues., March 15th
Wed., April 13th
Thurs., May 12th
Story-times will feature special readers from the Memorial School Staff. We hope you will join us! (R.S.V. P. to Mrs. Bogosh at 781-273-7647.)
We are currently in need of volunteers to help photocopy on Tuesday’s and Friday’s. If you can give an hour or two of your time, it would be greatly appreciated by our staff! If you are interested, please call Mrs. Bogosh at 781-273-7647.
FROM THE NURSE
Please make sure your child is dressed for outdoor play at recess -- hat, mittens, and winter jacket. (To play in the snow, snowpants and boots are needed too. ) The children will be going out to play unless temperatures are unreasonably cold (less than 25 degrees), or there is no cleared surface for them to play.
Save the Date Toast to Memorial!
Besides attending (and we hope you will!) there are other ways to be involved in the celebration. Contributing items for the raffle or auction, and assistance on the day of the event itself -- transporting items to the Holiday Inn and helping with setup or registration – are needed and appreciated. If you can help in any way, please contact Maryann Vigliotta (firstname.lastname@example.org) / 781-272-2212.
Please see next week’s bulletin for the countless ways Memorial kids benefit from the proceeds of this wonderful fun-filled ‘grown up’ event!
THE BURLINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOL’S AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM is exploring expansion into the new