MEMORIAL SCHOOL NEWS
September 30, 2011
IMPORTANT CHANGE IN SCHOOL HOURS THIS YEAR:
DROP-OFF BEGINS AT 8:10am; STUDENTS LATE AT 8:25; DISMISSAL AT 2:30pm.
OCTOBER 4TH – Kindergarten Field Trip
OCTOBER 6TH – PTO Meeting – Memorial School Library 7-8pm
OCTOBER 28TH – FAMILY HALLOWEEN PARTY/ICE CREAM SOCIAL
NOVEMBER 9TH – Whole School Assembly (Veterans’ Day) – All Welcome
NOVEMBER 10TH – No School for students - Professional Development Day
NOVEMBER 11TH – No School – Veteran’s Day
LUNCH MENU – MAIN ENTRÉE CHOICES (SEE MENU FOR MORE DETAILS)
(beverage choices include water, milk, and fruit juice)
Wednesday Hamburger, Cheeseburger, or Hot Dog Pancakes with Bacon or French Bread Pizza Thursday Spaghetti with Meatballs or Chicken Parm on a Roll
Hamburger, Cheeseburger, or Hot Dog
Pancakes with Bacon or French
Spaghetti with Meatballs or Chicken Parm on a Roll
Monday Popcorn Chicken or Grilled cheese Friday Stuffed Crust Pizza or Tuna on a Roll
Popcorn Chicken or
Stuffed Crust Pizza or Tuna on a Roll
FROM the PRINCIPAL
It’s been another wonderful week here at Memorial. Each day we become more comfortable with one another and with the routines we are establishing as a new school community. Thank you for your patience as we work through traffic and bus issues! -- Mrs. R.
Note Required for a Change in Dismissal Plans
In the interest of safety, on any day that a child’s routine transportation plans are altered, a note must be written and signed by a parent or guardian to the classroom teacher to describe the change. Occasionally an emergency situation arises during the day that necessitates a change. If it is necessary to change your child’s transportation plans during the school day, please contact the office by phone (781-270-1721) before your child’s scheduled lunchtime to ensure that his or her teacher receives the information. (Do not call the teacher directly, or email requests, as these messages may not be received before the end of the day.) Please understand that due to the busy-ness of dismissal time and our concern about student safety, students cannot be dismissed without your notifying the office before 2 o’clock. Buses are held until all children are accounted for, impacting the timely departure of the buses and students’ arrival time at home. Thank you in advance for helping us to keep “Memorial kids” safe by informing us of changes well before dismissal time.
Memorial School Council
The Massachusetts Education Reform Act of 1993 mandates that all public schools have School Councils made up of the principal, parents, staff, and at least one business or community representative. The purpose of the Council is to advise the principal in the operation of the school. Meetings are held one Thursday afternoon per month during the school year. This year, our council needs two parent representatives. If you are interested in serving, please contact me at Rickershauser@bpsk12.org by October 12th. Thank you in advance for your interest and support!
CORI FORMS - If you are planning to volunteer or chaperone during this school year (and we hope you will), you must be CORI’d. You can do this by visiting the Superintendent’s office to fill out a CORI (Criminal Offender Records Information) form. If you are unsure of when your last CORI was done, please call the school office and Mrs. Bogosh will be happy to help you.
One of our special traditions at Memorial School is honoring those who have served our country in the Armed Services. Each year, we collect the names of family and friends who have served (or are currently serving) in the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, or National Guard. Their names are displayed on the Memorial School Wall of Honor just outside the cafetorium, and mentioned during our ceremony on Wednesday, November 9th. If you know a veteran or someone currently serving in the Armed Forces, please fill out the form that will go home in next week’s backpack folder and return it to school by Friday,October 21st. (If you have sent in your veterans’ names in previous years, there is no need to do so again as we have them on file and they will automatically be added to the wall.)
FROM THE PTO - Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month at 7pm in the Library. Please join us! Visit our website at www.memorialschoolpto.org.
PTO Dues help the PTO to contribute to school field trips, enrichment programs, and so much more. Dues are just $20 per family per year, or $2 a month. Dues may be paid online at the PTO website or returned to school in the envelope sent home several weeks ago. Together, we can make our children’s education richer, more meaningful, and more fun too!
The first PTO Meeting will take place on Thursday, October 6th at 7:00pm in the School Library (second floor). Come learn about our plan for the year and how you can help achieve our goals.
Save the Date - Please mark your calendars on October 28th 6:30 – 8:00pm for our “Memorial Night of Thrills Halloween party and Ice Cream Social!” More info about this family event coming soon.
The Kids-Stuff Books were sent to home to Memorial Families on Monday, September 26th. The cost of the books is $25.00 each and we will receive 50% of the proceeds. Please return your payment no later than October 7th (make checks payable to the Memorial School PTO). If you are not interested in the book, please return it to school. If you wish to order additional books, please complete the enclosed order form and additional payment. These books will be sent home after October 7th. If you have questions, please contact Susan Lavacchia at firstname.lastname@example.org or Janice Luecke at email@example.com.
BURLINGTON EDUCATION FUNDATION
Building Exciting Friendships. Blending Expert Faculties. Beautifying Existing Fundamentals. Blissful Entertaining Forums. Benefiting from the Experience of a Few. Blossoming Every Fall. Budding Eager Forethoughts. Any way you look at it, this is the BEF. Burlington Education Foundation. We’re more than just volunteers for a great cause. Come and see what we’re all about at our next meeting on Monday, October 17th at 7pm in the BHS Lower Library. You just might Bond with us Energetic Folks.
The Burlington PAC will host our annual Basic Rights Presentation on Wednesday October 12, 2011 in the School Committee Room in the rear of the Burlington High School at 123 Cambridge St. in Burlington. The meeting will begin at 6:30 P.M. with time for people to meet and become familiar with our group. The Basic Rights Presentation will begin at 7:00 P.M. with Donna Murphy from the FCSN as presenter. Donna does a great job with this speaking engagement and always has tremendous advice for parents, both new to the world of special ed and to those of us who have been around the block a few times. Please make time to attend this event if you want to know how to advocate for your child. Feel free to email (firstname.lastname@example.org ) or call (781-273-5663) with any questions about this presentation or the PAC.
Sincerely, Dennis McCarron, Chairman Burlington PAC