MEMORIAL SCHOOL NEWS
December 21, 2012
DECEMBER 21 - Last Day before Vacation (Full Day)
DECEMBER 24 - JANUARY 1st - No School - Winter VacationJANUARY 2 - First Day Back
JANUARY 21 - NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Day
LUNCH MENU- MAIN ENTRÉE CHOICES (SEE MENU FOR MORE DETAILS)
Dec. 31st - Jan. 4th
Monday – NO SCHOOL
Tuesday – NO SCHOOL
Wednesday – Pasta with Choice of SauceThursday – Grilled Cheese with Homemade SoupFriday – Pizza
From All of Us at Memorial School
We wish each of you a peaceful holiday season and a relaxing early-winter vacation. Whether you have already celebrated your holiday, or are looking forward to it still, may it overflow with special moments for you and your family. And may the year ahead be a bright one, filled with good health, gladness, and peace!
MEMORIAL Families Care
$1 Donations for Hurricane Sandy victims. With the holidays upon us, the effects of Hurricane Sandy are felt even more intensely by the many families in her wake. We have been collecting dollar donations to support victims of this superstorm; donations will be sent to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. Thank you for your generosity!
Coats for Kids Drive will run until January 12, 2013. All sizes are needed -- for kids, moms, and dads too. There will be a box for donations outside the Memorial School office.
Thank you for helping to make the holidays brighter and the winter warmer for the many who are in need! Giving in this way helps our children to learn that giving to others truly is receiving!
Save the date! Memorial Pizza Movie Night will be held on January 25, 2013! This wonderful Memorial tradition is sponsored by the PTO. We will be offering 2 sessions, Session 1 at 5:00pm and Session 2 at 6:00pm. One movie will be shown at each session. Please look for more information in January. Registrations will be due January 18, 2013; space is limited. Happy Holidays to all!
FROM THE CAFE
It is the policy of the Burlington Public Schools to limit the amount of money a child can owe the Burlington School Lunch Program. When the limit is reached, the child is given a cheese sandwich and a carton of milk for a charge of $1.50 for lunch for the duration of their negative balance. To enable your child to continue to receive a full school lunch, you must deposit the missing funds into his/her lunch account. This can be done either online through the PayPams System or by sending in a check to your child's school cafeteria made out to 'Burlington Public Schools Lunch".
Burlington Elementary Schools and Council on Aging Looking for Adult Volunteers for New Program
The Burlington Elementary Schools, under the direction of Dr. Eric Conti, and the Burlington Council on Aging (Marge McDonald, Director), are looking for adults age 55 and older to participate in an intergenerational program called “Bridges Together,” which unites elementary school students with senior members of the local community in an effort to promote mutual respect, understanding, and friendship between generations.
The commitment from volunteers would involve one hour each week for a total of six consecutive weeks. This new program will begin in January 2013, and will be held at two Burlington elementary schools. Beginning January 8th, volunteers can participate on Tuesdays from 1pm - 2pm at the Francis Wyman School, and on Thursday, January 10, from 8:45am - 9:45am at the Pine Glen School. Training for volunteers will be held January 3, 2013 at 10:30am at the Burlington Library. Another six week session is planned for March through April at Memorial and Fox Hill Schools.
If you know of someone who might be interested (grandparents? aunts/uncles? friends?) please tell them about this wonderful opportunity to ‘build bridges together!’
BURLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL CHILD DEVELOPMENT PRESCHOOL
Send your preschool child to High School--that is, the Burlington High School Child Development Preschool! We are accepting applications for January and September enrollment.
January to May Openings
Afternoon Session – 3 year olds
Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri 12:30-1:55 pm
September 2013 Openings
Morning Session – Age 4 by 8/13 Afternoon Session – Age 3 by 8/13
Mon/Wed/Fri 8:30-11:00 am Mon/Wed/Fri 12:30-1:55 pm
Tuition $480 Tuition $360
Please contact Sheila Kennedy for more details at 781-238-4629. Thank you.
PAC: Burlington Special Education PAC will be holding an Open House on Monday, January 7th in the BHS Library, where you will have the opportunity to consult with a wide variety of special education experts. These experts include Special Ed Attorney Lillian Wong, Neuropsychologist Kaaren Bekken, Special Ed Consultants Sue Terzakis and Melody Orfei, and Marilyn Weber, Advocate/Transition Specialist. Dr. Conti, Supt. of Schools, and Louise D’Amato, Special Education Director, will also be available to speak with parents. This is a unique opportunity to have your questions answered in a low-key, informal environment, and will prove useful for parents of general education students as well. After brief introductions in the library, the professionals will be available for private 1:1 consultations. Take advantage of this informal, free opportunity to meet highly qualified professionals.
Celebrate the New Year at Flatbread Pizza! January 1st from 5-9PM come celebrate a New Year with friends, family, raffles, and pizza. Proceeds benefit Cradles to Crayons (www.cradlestocrayons.org). If you have any questions, please contact Emily Kiehl at (781) 221-8581.
See you next year!
(January 2nd to be exact!)