Friday, November 18, 2011

bulletin - 11/18/2011

Memorial School Bulletin - November 18, 2011


We have so 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!



IMPORTANT DATES

NOVEMBER 21ST – SCHOOL PICTURE RE-TAKE DAY

NOVEMBER 23RD – Turkey Trot (Gr. 3-5) during schedule P.E. Times

Early Dismissal – 11:15 AM

NOVEMBER 24-25TH – Thanksgiving Recess

NOVEMBER 30th – Report Card Meeting with Dr. Conti & Elementary Principals

Francis Wyman Auditorium – 6:30-7:30pm

DECEMBER 7TH – Report Cards/Progress Reports Go Home with Students

DECEMBER 9TH – Elementary Parent Conference Day (No School for Students)



FROM THE OFFICE

Monday is School Picture Re-take Day

Bailey’s School Pictures will be here on Monday morning, November 21st. If your child missed having their photograph taken on September 28th, please fill out the order form in today’s backpack folder and send it to school with payment on Monday with your child. If you would like your child’s photograph to be re-taken, please send the package into school with your child to be given to the photographer. Bailey’s will make every effort to have the photos taken on Monday available for holiday gift-giving.



FROM THE LIBRARY

It was a pleasure to have your children (and in some cases, your family) visit the Book Fair over the last week. As our Book Fair theme advertised, we do believe “Reading is Out of This World!” Seeing the happy faces of children leaving the Book Fair confirmed that many of ‘our kids’ feel the same way!


This year we will extend the Book Fair Online until November 30, 2011. Visit www.scholastic.com/schoolbookfairs/2906421 to place orders. Orders will be shipped to the school.


Please feel free to call with any questions at: (781) 273-7656 or email gfield@bpsk12.org.

Thank you for participating in the 2011 Book Fair. ~Mrs. Field




FROM THE 5TH GRADE “MEMORY BOOK” COMMITTEE

This is an exciting time for our children as they enjoy their last year at Memorial School and prepare to move on to middle school. Special events and projects are planned for the coming months such as a Moving Up Ceremony, an all-day picnic in June, and the creation of a special Memory Book. At this stage, our focus is on gathering photographs for the Memory Book. If you have photos of our current 5th graders from grades K-5 – individual, small group, or large group -- at Memorial or a previous school -- sharing them with us will help to make the book even more special for fifth graders and their families.

There are several ways to share them. One way is to send them in to your child’s classroom teacher in an envelope marked ‘Memory Book’ with your child’s name, room number, and contact number on the envelope. Another way is to burn the photos onto a CD or save them on a thumb drive (any format will work). Please be sure to label all photos, CDs or thumb drives with your child's full name so that they may be returned to you.



If you would like to be involved in the Yearbook Committee, please contact Susan Lavacchia at slgnl@comcast.net. Thank you for your help in making this year’s Memory Book an extra-special one for our first year at the New Memorial!

-- Committee Co-Chairs Susan Lavacchia & Janice Cobuzzi-Luecke




FROM the PTO


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 backpack folders 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. As orders will be placed over the weekend to ensure delivery ‘in time,’ there can be no exceptions.


FROM LABBB PRE-SCHOOL

Looking for a social experience for your young preschooler?

The LABBB Preschool, located here, in the Memorial Elementary School, has openings in their integrated preschool classroom, which will run on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:35-11:35. This classroom offers a fun and nurturing, social environment where children enjoy a variety of activities that include music, art, story, dramatic play and social games. Please contact Antonette Russell, the LABBB Elementary Program Coordinator, at 781-270-1851 if you are interested in taking advantage of this social opportunity for your preschooler.


FILLING THEIR BUCKETS AND OURS TOO

Small Change Can Make a BIG Difference

We all have it…maybe in a jar, a junk drawer, a jewelry box, or sometimes it can be found underneath furniture cushions, in an old coat, or in your car. Let’s gather our spare change just lying around serving no purpose and really make a difference in our community. On behalf of People Helping People and the Burlington Food Pantry, we will be participating in a change drive to raise money to help our families in need.

A five-gallon water bottle will be placed in your school for two weeks beginning Monday, December 5th and ending Friday, December 16th. So, if you’ve got coin kicking around…bring it in and drop it in the jug!




TOYS FOR TOTS The Memorial School will be helping the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves with the Toys for Tots Program. We will be collecting new, unwrapped toys in the collection box located in front of the Health Office until Friday, December 9th. 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.