Saturday, May 26, 2012

Bulletin 5/25/2012


MEMORIAL SCHOOL NEWS
May 25, 2012
IMPORTANT DATES
MAY 28TH – No School – Memorial Day observed
MAY 31ST – Kindergarten Open House 1-2pm
JUNE 1ST – Gr. 2: Famous Americans Presentations 9am
JUNE 5TH - Family Picnic (Rain Date June 6th)
JUNE 7th – Field Day (rain date June 8th)
JUNE 14TH – 5th Grade Moving-up
JUNE 15TH – 5th Grade Field Trip
JUNE 21ST – Last Day of School – Dismissal at 11:15am
JULY 15TH – Lowell Spinners Baseball Game 

 
LUNCH MENU- MAIN ENTRÉE CHOICES (SEE MENU FOR MORE DETAILS)
May 28th – June 1st
Monday Memorial Day – No School
TuesdayFrench Toast Sticks or Grilled Cheese
WednesdayHamburger, Cheeseburger, or Hot Dog
ThursdayChicken Nuggets or Cheese Pizza Quesadilla
FridayStuffed Crust Pizza or Egg Salad

 
FROM THE OFFICE
A Tribute to Those Who Serve
Third graders treated us to a wonderful Memorial Day program this morning!  Through story, poetry, and song, they reminded us of the meaning behind the holiday, how it came to be, what children can do to show their gratitude, and how our school came to be called Memorial School.  Thank you to third grade teachers Lisa Cyr, Karen Ferullo, Crystal Keating, and Lauren Kippenberger, and to music teachers Andrea Niu and Jennifer Rzasa, for preparing the children for this special presentation, and to instrumental music teacher Mark Napierkowski for his rendition of Taps.  (Visit you-tube to see Mark participating as one of 180 horn players in the 150th Anniversary Celebration of Arlington National Cemetery.) A special thank you to the family and community members who joined us for this very special event!   

Moving?  Parents of children who are moving, and leaving Memorial School, should notify the office as soon as their plans are finalized.  This will ensure that appropriate arrangements are made for the transferring of school records, and allow for registration and placement in their new school.  Thank you.


FROM THE PTO
Art Show and Pancake Breakfast
Thanks all the families who attended Saturday’s Art Show and Pancake Breakfast -we had a great morning and hope you did too.  We want to thank the many parents who came out bright and early to flip pancakes, set up the cafeteria, greet families and serve food.  The cafeteria and custodial staff went above and beyond to help make sure everything ran smoothly and families were well-fed!  Of course, special thanks to Donna York for inspiring the kids to create such incredible artwork and for outdoing herself every year with an amazing display!                -Event co-chairs Judy Foley and Sandy Young


Save the date! Annual Family Picnic – June 5th! 
Come socialize with old friends and new at Memorial School’s annual Family Picnic.
The PTO is organizing a Hawaiian-themed picnic on Tuesday, June 5th (rain date June 6th) from 6-8pm.  You can purchase dinner ahead of time at $6 per person for hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, watermelon, chips, and beverage, or you can bring your own dinner if you’d prefer.  A DJ and other activities will be arranged.  We will also have some great raffle items up for grabs.  Raffle tickets will be sold at the event at $1.00 a ticket or $20 for 25 tickets.  Watch for the Event Flyer – it will be coming home soon!


Ordered School Supplies? Pick Up in August! Supplies will be available for pick- up on August 29th and 30th. (Daytime and evening hours will be available.) For more information, please contact Rhonda Poirier at rnrpear@rcn.com or 781-229-1866.


FROM MS. BANNON
If you have not turned in your GREEN FIELD VOLUNTEER FORM they are due by Tuesday, May 29th. Thank you!


GRADE 5’s CHERISHED MEMORIAL TRADITION: 5th Grade Move-Up Ceremony is just around the corner. It will take place on June 14th at 7pm here in the Memorial School cafetorium.  (Details to follow.)  If you are a fourth grade parent and are willing to help with the set up and serving of refreshments, please contact Laura Pinkham at LApinkham@gmail.com.  (Three are needed.)  Your volunteering will allow fifth grade parents to enjoy the evening with their children and provide you with a ‘sneak preview’ of things to come! 

SUMMER LITERACY PROGRAM There is space still available for the Summer Literacy Program to be held at the Memorial Elementary School.  The program will be held Monday through Thursday from July 9th through August 2nd from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00p.m.  You can sign up for 1 two-week session or for the entire month.  Any questions please contact Rosemary DeSousa at 781.270.1804.

BHS POST-GRADUATION PARTY PLEASE HELP! Will you be a chaperone at the BHS Post Graduation (all-night) Party?  We still need chaperones (both men and women) for the overnight shifts on Monday June 11.  We have a few spots open for 2nd shift which is 12 am - 3 am and we have a lot of spots open for 3rd shift which is 3am -5am.   You don't need to have a child in the high school, any adult that does not have a senior at the party is welcome.  This is a great way to "pay it forward." Help us this year and when your child graduates, the parents of underclassmen will be there for you!  To volunteer, or if you have any questions, please contact Michele Shields at Michele_Shields@verizon.net or 781-270-5142.

 
MOTHER TO MOTHER:  Each spring and summer Mother to Mother hosts socials for all children who will be entering kindergarten at Memorial School in the Fall. The play dates will take place at the Memorial School Playground.  It is a great opportunity for Pre-Kindergarten children to meet their future classmates.
This year’s socials will be held on the following dates: Tuesday, June 12th at 3:30 pm and Friday, August 24th at 10 am.  (Rain will cancel the social. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Jenn Sirois at jenn@siroiselectric.com.)

FROM THE BEF Head to Not-Your-Average Joe's (Wayside Commons) this Tuesday and every Tuesday in May to support the BEF's current promotion called “Not Your Average Cause.” Eat, drink, and be merry as usual, and 15% of what you purchase will go directly back to the BEF.   Use your smartphone to show the certificate to your server, or mention BEF to your server and they will have certificates there. Take out orders do count!  Not–Your-Average-Joe's provided delicious focaccia bread at our recent 8th Annual Road Race on May 6.  Make plans to visit the restaurant every Tuesday this month and support BEF.

COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE PROGRAM IN BURLINGTON Burlington Presbyterian Church and Farmer Dave’s, a sustainable farm in Dracut, MA, continue 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.  The season starts on June 11 and runs through Oct 22. For more information about 2012 CSA membership, contact Farmer Dave's at (978) 349-1952 or visit http://www.farmerdaves.net to register.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

bulletin 0518012


MEMORIAL SCHOOL NEWS
May 18, 2012
IMPORTANT DATES
MAY 19TH – Memorial Spring Art Show & Pancake Breakfast 8:00-10:00am
               We hope to see you there!!!! 
MAY 25TH – Memorial Day Program – 9am in the Cafetorium; All welcome!
MAY 28TH – No School – Memorial Day observed
MAY 31ST – Kindergarten Open House 1-2pm
JUNE 5TH - Family Picnic (Rain Date June 6th)
JULY 15TH – Lowell Spinners Baseball


LUNCH MENU- MAIN ENTRÉE CHOICES (SEE MENU FOR MORE DETAILS)
May 21st – 25th   
Monday Popcorn Chicken or Bagel Pizza
TuesdayNachos Grande or Grilled Cheese
WednesdayHamburger, Cheeseburger, or Hot Dog
ThursdayPasta with Butter or Meat Sauce or Chicken Parm
FridayStuffed Crust Pizza or Tuna
 

FROM THE PTO
The Annual Memorial Spring Art Show and Pancake Breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, May 19th from 8 to 10am! Mrs. York is busy decking the main halls with our children’s amazing artwork, reflecting art and crafts from around the world.  Come and take it all in, then enjoy breakfast in the café with Memorial friends, old and new.  The whole family is welcome! If you have questions about the event, please contact co-chairs Sandy Young at youngs5mv@verizon.net or 781-273-5762; or Judy Foley at judyfoley113@verizon.net or 781-221-7431.  We hope you will join us for this enjoyable and very special Memorial tradition!!!

Save the date! Annual Family Picnic – June 5th! 
Come socialize with old friends and new at Memorial School’s annual Family Picnic.
The PTO is organizing a Hawaiian-themed picnic on Tuesday, June 5th (rain date June 6th) from 6-8pm.  You can purchase dinner ahead of time at $6 per person for hot dogs, hamburgers, watermelon, chips, and beverage, or you can bring your own dinner if you’d prefer.  A DJ and other activities will be arranged.  We also will have some great raffle items up for grabs.  Raffle tickets will be sold at the event at $1.00 a ticket or $20 for 25 tickets.  Watch for the Event Flyer – it will be coming home soon!

Ordered School Supplies? Pick Up in August! Supplies will be available for pick- up on August 29th and 30th. (Daytime and evening hours will be available.) For more information, please contact Rhonda Poirier at rnrpear@rcn.com or 781-229-1866.


GRADE 5’s CHERISHED MEMORIAL TRADITION: 5th Move-Up Ceremony is just around the corner. It will take place on June 14th at 7pm here in the Memorial School cafetorium.  (Details to follow.)  If you are a fourth grade parent and are willing to help with the set up and serving of refreshments, please contact Laura Pinkham at LApinkham@gmail.com.  (Three are needed.)  Your volunteering will allow fifth grade parents to enjoy the evening with their children and provide you with a ‘sneak preview’ of things to come! 


SUMMER LITERACY PROGRAM There is space still available for the Summer Literacy Program to be held at the Memorial Elementary School.  The program will be held Monday through Thursday from July 9th through August 2nd from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00p.m.  You can sign up for 1 two-week session or for the entire month.  Any questions please contact Rosemary DeSousa at 781.270.1804.


BHS POST-GRADUATION PARTY PLEASE HELP: Will you be a chaperone at the BHS Post Graduation (all-night) Party?  We still need chaperones (both men and women) for the overnight shifts on Monday June 11.  We have a few spots open for 2nd shift which is 12 am - 3 am and we have a lot of spots open for 3rd shift which is 3am -5am.   You don't need to have a child in the high school, any adult that does not have a senior at the party is welcome.  This is a great way to "pay it forward." Help us this year and when your child graduates, the parents of underclassmen will be there for you!  To volunteer, or if you have any questions, please contact Michele Shields at Michele_Shields@verizon.net or 781-270-5142.

 
MOTHER TO MOTHER:  Each Spring and Summer Mother to Mother hosts socials for all children who will be entering kindergarten at Memorial School in the Fall. The play dates will take place at the Memorial School Playground.  It is a great opportunity for Pre-Kindergarten children to meet their future classmates.
This year’s socials will be held on the following dates:
Tuesday, June 12th at 3:30 pm
Friday, August 24th at 10 am
(Rain will cancel the social. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Jenn Sirois at jenn@siroiselectric.com.)

Burlington Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts are having their sixth annual scouting expo at Rahanis Park, Sunday May 20 from 9-noon……
Scouting age boys and girls (Grades 1-12) are invited to come and check out the scouting programs in Burlington. Cub Scout Packs 105 and 555, Boy Scout Troops 103 and 511 and Burlington Girl Scouts will demonstrate the spirit of teamwork and camaraderie that scouting is about. The boys and girls will build and launch their own 2-liter water rockets, challenge each other in a Super Soaker arena (bring your own Super Soaker if you wish), lash and build pioneering projects and launch water balloons from a custom made trebuchet. Leadership from all of the town’s scouting units will be on hand to answer any questions about the Scouting Programs in Burlington and accept new registrations. Come join us for a morning of “Fun with a Purpose” at Rahanis Park on Sunday May 20 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. Call Chet Maguire 781-229-2235 with any questions.

FROM THE BEF Head to Not-Your-Average Joe's this Tuesday and every Tuesday in May to support the BEF's current promotion called “Not Your Average Cause.”
Each Tuesday (all day/night) during May (22nd, and 29th) at Not-Your-Average Joe's (Wayside Common), eat, drink and be merry as usual, and 15% of what you purchase will go directly back to the BEF. Bring in the attached certificate and hand it to your server; use your smartphone to show the certificate to your server; or mention BEF to your server and they will have certificates there. Take out orders do count!!!!
Not Your Average Joe's provided delicious focaccia bread at our recent 8th Annual Road Race on May 6. Make plans to visit the restaurant every Tuesday this month and support BEF.

COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE PROGRAM IN BURLINGTON
Burlington Presbyterian Church and Farmer Dave’s, a sustainable farm in Dracut, MA, continue 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.  The season starts on June 11 and runs through Oct 22. For more information about 2012 CSA membership, contact Farmer Dave's at (978) 349-1952 or visit http://www.farmerdaves.net to register.

Monday, May 14, 2012

school news 05/11/2012


MEMORIAL SCHOOL NEWS
May 11, 2012

IMPORTANT DATES
MAY 18TH – Storytime for Incoming Kindergarteners 9:15am in the Library
MAY 19TH – Memorial Spring Art Show and Pancake Breakfast 8:00-10:00am
MAY 24TH - Gr. 5 Visits Marshall Simonds Middle School
MAY 25TH – Memorial Day Program – 9am - All welcome!
MAY 28TH – No School – Memorial Day Observed
MAY 31ST – Kindergarten Open House

 
LUNCH MENU- MAIN ENTRÉE CHOICES (SEE MENU FOR MORE DETAILS)
May 14th – 18th
Monday Chicken Patty or French Bread Pizza
TuesdayFrench Toast Sticks or Cheese Quesadilla
WednesdayHamburger/Cheeseburger or Hot Dog                            
ThursdayMac & Cheese or Ham & Cheese Melt
FridayStuffed Crust Pizza or Grilled Cheese

 
MCAS Testing
Round Two Testing Schedule:
Grade 4 –May 16 & 17 - Math
Grade 5 - May 14 & 15 – Math;  May 16 & 17 – Science.
 
FROM the OFFICE
Congratulations to the Memorial School 4th and 5th Grade Band and Chorus on the wonderful spring concert they performed on Thursday morning for the school, and Thursday evening for family and friends.  Entitled “What a Wonderful World,” the theme was a perfect choice for our first Spring Concert in the New Memorial.  Selections included music and song from around the world, reminding us of the wonderful world in which we live.  Thank you to Mrs. Niu, Mrs. Rzasa, and Mr. Napierkowski for their commitment to music and to children, and a special thank you to Mrs. Parry and Pat Hanafin who accompanied the chorus on piano and drums.  What a celebration of our wonderful school family!


FROM the PTO
The Annual Memorial Spring Art Show and Pancake Breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, May 19th from 8 to 10 am!  Mrs. York is busy decking the main halls with our children’s amazing artwork, reflecting art and crafts from around the world.  Come take it all in, and then enjoy breakfast in the cafeteria with Memorial friends, old and new.  The whole family is welcome!  If you have questions about the event, please contact co-chairs Sandy Young at youngs5mv@verizon.net or 781-273-5762; or Judy Foley at judyfoley113@verizon.net or 781-221-7431.  We hope you will join us for this enjoyable and very special Memorial tradition!


Ordered School Supplies? Pick Up in August!  Supplies will be available for pick-up on August 29th and 30th. (Daytime and evening hours will be available.)   For more information, please contact Rhonda Poirier at rnrpear@rcn.com or 781-229-1866.

A CHERISHED MEMORIAL TRADITION, 5th Move-Up Ceremony is just around the corner. It will take place on June 14th at 7pm here in the Memorial School cafetorium.  (Details to follow.)  If you are a 4th grade parent and are willing to help with the set up and serving of refreshments, please contact Laura Pinkham at LApinkham@gmail.com.  (Three are needed.)  Your volunteering will allow 5th grade parents to enjoy the evening with their children and provide you with a ‘sneak preview’ of things to come! 

SUMMER LITERACY PROGRAM There is space still available for the Summer Literacy Program to be held at the Memorial Elementary School.  The program will be held Monday through Thursday from July 9th through August 2nd, from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  You can sign up for 1 two-week session or for the entire month.  Questions? Please contact Rosemary DeSousa at 781-270-1804.

BHS Post Graduation Party PLEASE HELP! Will you be a chaperone at the BHS Post Graduation (all-night) Party?  We still need chaperones (both men and women) for the overnight shifts on Monday June 11.  We have a few spots open for 2nd shift which is 12 am - 3 am and we have a lot of spots open for 3rd shift which is 3am -5am.   You don't need to have a child in the high school, any adult that does not have a senior at the party is welcome.  This is a great way to "pay it forward." Help us this year and when your child graduates, the parents of underclassmen will be there for you!  To volunteer, or if you have any questions, please contact Michele Shields at Michele_Shields@verizon.net or 781-270-5142.

MOTHER TO MOTHER:  Each Spring and Summer Mother to Mother hosts socials for all children who will be entering kindergarten at Memorial School in the Fall. The play dates will take place at the Memorial School Playground.  It is a great opportunity for Pre-Kindergarten children to meet their future classmates.
This year’s socials will be held on the following dates:
Thursday, May 17th at 3:30 pm
Tuesday, June 12th at 3:30 pm
Friday, August 24th at 10 am
(Rain will cancel the social. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Jenn Sirois at
jenn@siroiselectric.com.)

Burlington Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Girls Scouts are having their sixth annual scouting expo at Rahanis Park, Sunday May 20 from 9-noon…… Scouting age boys and girls (Grades 1-12) are invited to come and check out the scouting programs in Burlington. Cub Scout Packs 105 and 555, Boy Scout Troops 103 and 511 and Burlington Girl Scouts will demonstrate the spirit of teamwork and camaraderie that scouting is about. The boys and girls will build and launch their own 2-liter water rockets, challenge each other in a Super Soaker arena (bring your own Super Soaker if you wish), lash and build pioneering projects and launch water balloons from a custom made trebuchet. Leadership from all of the town’s scouting units will be on hand to answer any questions about the Scouting Programs in Burlington and accept new registrations. Come join us for a morning of “Fun with a Purpose” at Rahanis Park on Sunday May 20 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.  Call Chet Maguire 781-229-2235 with any questions.

FROM THE BEF Head to Not-Your-Average Joe's this Tuesday and every Tuesday in May to support the BEF's current promotion called “Not Your Average Cause.”  Each Tuesday (all day/night) during May (8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th) at Not-Your-Average Joe's (Wayside Common), eat, drink and be merry as usual, and 15% of what you purchase will go directly back to the BEF. Bring in the attached certificate and hand it to your server; use your smartphone to show the certificate to your server; or mention BEF to your server and they will have certificates there. Take out orders do count!!!!
Not Your Average Joe's provided delicious focaccia bread at our recent 8th Annual Road Race on May 6th. Make plans to visit the restaurant every Tuesday this month and support BEF.