Friday, June 17, 2011

Memorial School News - June 17, 2011

IMPORTANT DATES

JUNE 21ST – MOVE UP MORNING FOR BURLINGTON ELEMENTARY STUDENTS

JUNE 22ND –LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS- DISMISSAL AT 11:15



LUNCH MENU

JUNE 20-21st (milk or juice accompanies each lunch)

MONDAY Chicken nuggets with potato puffs, corn, and fresh fruit.

TUESDAY – Hot dog with vegetable, and chilled fruit.

FROM THE OFFICE

Move Up Day

“Make new friends, but keep the old…. One is silver and the other’s gold!”

As you know, we are very excited to be welcoming many new students and families to become part of the New Memorial School Family. Principals have worked with Mr. Robinson, director Finance, Building, and Grounds, to arrange a ‘Move Up Morning’ on June 21st between 9:30 and 10:15. Students going to Memorial and to Fox Hill next year will be transported by bus to their new school (but old building) to meet teachers and grade-level-mates. (Specific teacher assignments will be included in the report cards on Wednesday.) Such an exciting day for everyone – and truly an opportunity to begin to ‘make new friends, but keep the old’ as our Kindergarten students shared with us during our Caring Assembly on Tuesday!


If you are moving before the start of the next school year, we will miss you, but wish you well. Please see Mrs. Bogosh in the office to fill out withdrawal forms for your child. This will ensure that school records will be sent to the new school in time to place your child properly in the new school.


Physical Examination and Immunization Updates for children entering 4th grade in the fall are required by Massachusetts State Law. A copy of these documents needs to be on file here at the school. Copies may be brought in to school through the end of this school year, and as school starts in the fall. Current third grade students should be receiving letter this week.

IT TAKES A VILLAGE

Burlington Presbyterian Church and Farmer Dave’s, a sustainable farm in Dracut, MA, continues to bring locally-grown, fresh fruits and vegetables to the town of Burlington with a Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. In the CSA program, consumers will receive a share of freshly-harvested produce throughout the growing season. Shares will be available for pick-up on Monday afternoons from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Burlington Presbyterian Church, 335 Cambridge St. For more info about a CSA membership, contact Farmer Dave's at (978) 349-1952 or visit http://www.farmerdaves.net to register.


MAD DOG HOCKEY at Marshall Simonds Middle School will be running a hockey camp this summer Aug. 15-19 @ 6pm to 7pm each day at the O'Brien Rink in Woburn. Check out the website to learn more about Mad Dog Hockey at www.maddoghockey.net. This is for all next year’s 6th, 7th, and 8th graders for the 2011-2012 season.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

IMPORTANT DATES

JUNE 2ND – FAMILY PICNIC 6-8PM

JUNE 6TH – FIELD DAY (rain date JUNE 7th)

JUNE 8TH – 4TH GRADE FIELD TRIP

JUNE 14TH – CARING ASSEMBLY/SLIDE SHOW – ALL WELCOME!

JUNE 16TH – 5TH GRADE MOVE UP CEREMONY – 7:00 PM

JUNE 17TH – 5TH GRADE FIELD TRIP

JUNE 22ND –LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS- DISMISSAL AT 11:15



LUNCH MENU

JUNE 6TH – 10TH (milk or juice accompanies each lunch)

MONDAY Field Day Bag Lunch - tuna on roll with chips, veggie tray and fresh fruit.

TUESDAY – Egg cheese and sausage biscuit with French fries, veggie dippers and chilled fruit.

WEDNESDAY – Hot dog with potato puffs, baked beans and chilled fruit.

THURSDAY – Chicken parm with green beans and fresh fruit.

FRIDAY – Fish sandwich with vegetable and fresh fruit.



FROM MRS. RICKERSHAUSER (Please see the bright orange sheet in today’s backpack folder for changes in the bus traffic pattern in front of the school. It brings us one step closer to The New Memorial.)

What a grand couple of weeks we are enjoying here at Memorial! Field trips, Pancake Breakfast, Art Show, Memorial Day Assembly, and special class projects and activities are making this year’s end-of-school a fun-filled celebration of learning!

Then there was the Family Picnic last night. The weather was a bit chilly, but perfect otherwise. All around were the sights and sounds of children and adults enjoying themselves and one another. Thanks to the efforts of Cyndi Collins, Kerry Conley, and their many helpers, it was a wonderful way to celebrate the year we’ve shared and the community we’ve created here at Memorial School!

Upcoming events include:

Monday, June 6th -- FIELD DAY (rain date Tuesday) – sure to be a glorious, fun-filled day! Ms. Bannon asks that all students wear a bathing to suit to school under their clothes, and bring sneakers, a towel, and a dry change of clothes too. Please look in your child’s backpack folder for the important Field Day Information Sheet and confirmation letter for all parent volunteers. Even if you are not volunteering, you are welcome to come by and cheer on your favorite ‘athlete’!



Tuesday, June 14th –- Caring Assembly -- when the whole school will gather in the gym at 8:45 to enjoy a slide show of our last year here in the Old Building. Teachers have been capturing moments with students throughout the year, and Mrs. Canty has woven them together for us to enjoy and celebrate together. Families are invited to join us in watching it, and in a special activity that will take us all outdoors to begin saying good-bye to This Old School.


Thank you to the many of you who have made all of these wonderful things happen for Memorial children and families. Memorial School is a special place because of all of you!



FROM THE OFFICE

If you are moving before the start of the next school year, please see Mrs. Bogosh in the office to fill out withdrawal forms for your child. This will ensure that school records will be sent to the new school in time to place your child properly in the new school.



Physical Examination and Immunization Updates for children entering 4th grade in the fall are required by Massachusetts State Law. A copy of these documents needs to be on file here at the school. Copies may be brought in to school through the end of this school year, and as school starts in the fall. Current third grade students should be receiving letter this week.



IT TAKES A VILLAGE

GIANT YARD SALE : Sponsored by Mother-to-Mother , Saturday June 11th 9 am – 2 pm (rain date Sun. June 12th), located in the Memorial Elementary School Parking Lot, 125 Winn Street, Burlington. Need to do some spring cleaning????? Vendors and Sellers: Only $25 for each 10 foot space. Reserve your space by May 30th. For more info: Contact Jenn at Jennsirois@comcast.net

D.A.R.E DAY

Please join us for our 23rd Annual D.A.R.E Day on Saturday, June 11th (rain date June 18th) from 11:00 – 3:00, at the Burlington Common. Games and Rides include: Jurassic Bounce,


Burlington Presbyterian Church and Farmer Dave’s, a sustainable farm in Dracut, MA, continues to bring locally-grown, fresh fruits and vegetables to the town of Burlington with a Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. In the CSA program, consumers will receive a share of freshly-harvested produce throughout the growing season. Shares will be available for pick-up on Monday afternoons from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Burlington Presbyterian Church, 335 Cambridge St. For more info about a CSA membership, contact Farmer Dave's at (978) 349-1952 or visit http://www.farmerdaves.net to register.


MAD DOG HOCKEY at Marshall Simonds Middle School will be running a hockey camp this summer Aug. 15-19 @ 6pm to 7pm each day at the O'Brien Rink in Woburn. Check out the website to learn more about Mad Dog Hockey at www.maddoghockey.net. This is for all next year’s 6th, 7th, and 8th graders for the 2011-2012 season.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

ONE STEP CLOSER TO OUR NEW SCHOOL

YES, WE CONTINUE TO BE ON TRACK TO OPEN THE NEW MEMORIAL COME SEPTEMBER!

PLEASE NOTE THESE CHANGES, EFFECTIVE MONDAY, JUNE 6TH:

· The circle in front of the school will be permanently blocked off on Saturday, June 4th. Drop-off and pick-up procedures for private vehicles will remain the same (entering the driveway and exiting via Fr. Crispo Way).

· Buses will drop students off at the top of the driveway, where they will cross to enter through the END door.

· Buses will then exit through the parking lot as usual.

· For safety’s sake, there will be NO exiting or entering the parking lot from 7:55-8:10am, or 2:10-2:25pm.

· Additional (Field Day) parking is available in St. Margaret’s Church Lot.

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR COOPERATION AND PATIENCE! IT WON’T BE LONG NOW!