Thursday, October 25, 2012

bulletin oct 26 2012

MEMORIAL SCHOOL NEWS
October 26, 2012
(memorialprincipal.blogspot.com)
IMPORTANT DATES
OCTOBER 26th - Halloween Family Fun Party 6:30-8pm
NOVEMBER 1st - 3rd Grade Field Trip; 4th Grade Rocket Day in Back Field - Families Welcome!
NOVEMBER 6th  - NO SCHOOL - Election Day
NOVEMBER 7th & 9th - 4th Grade Field Trip
NOVEMBER 8th - Veterans’ Day Program 9:15am
NOVEMBER 12th - NO SCHOOL - Veterans’ Day Observed
NOVEMBER 13th - NO SCHOOL for STUDENTS K-12; Professional Development for Elementary;
                      Parent/Teacher Conferences for Middle School and High School  
NOVEMBER 15th & 16th - 5th Grade Field Trip
NOVEMBER 21st - Half Day (dismissal ~ 11:15)
NOVEMBER 22nd and 23rd - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Recess  

LUNCH MENU – MAIN ENTRÉE CHOICES (SEE MENU FOR MORE DETAILS)
           (beverage choices include water, milk, and fruit juice)
Oct. 29th - Nov. 2nd
Monday – Grilled Cheese
Tuesday – Chicken Tenders
Wednesday – Chili
Thursday – TBA (menu not available at press time)
Friday – TBA

5th ANNUAL MEMORIAL SCHOOL VOCABULARY PARADE!  On Wednesday, October 31st, beginning at 8:45, students will parade out the front door of the school, walk along the sidewalk on Winn Street, up the bus driveway, and promenade around to the back of the school and into the butterfly garden.  Please come by and cheer us along the “parade route” where there is sure to be a photo op or two!  Parking in the school lot is very limited during the school day, but there is likely to be room in the lower lot of St. Margaret’s Church!  Drop your car there and then line the bus driveway for a perfect spot to view your Memorial friends in all their costumed vocabulary finery!   Should there be inclement weather on Wednesday, we will move the promenade indoors and begin at 8:50.

VETERANS’ DAY 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 will be displayed on the Memorial School Wall of Honor in Memorial Hall, just outside the cafetorium doors.  4th grade students will lead us in honoring veterans and those currently serving our country in an assembly on Thursday, November 8th at 9:15.  Families are welcome to join us for this special ceremony.

FROM THE PTO - Memorial School Halloween Family Fun Night! TONIGHT - Friday - October 26th - 6:30-8 pm!  DJ and dancing, Rainforest Cafe “Make Your Own Sundaes,” Tattoos, Face Painting, Nail Polishing, Colored Hair Spray by Snip-Its, Donuts on a String, Halloween Movie on the Big Screen, 50/50 Raffle and more! Fun for the whole family! $5 per child ($10 max per family); adults free. Siblings of Memorial students are welcome, but all children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration/payment can be made on-line at www.memorialschoolpto.org or pay at the door.  

TREATS FOR OUR TROOPS We are once again joining other Burlington and area schools in collecting Halloween Candy for our troops overseas.  Over the last few years we have been able to send over 6,000 lbs of candy to troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Please join in and donate some of your Halloween candy to help us send a little Halloween cheer overseas!  Soldiers love getting cards and letters from kids back home.  If you would like to send a special message to a soldier overseas, please put your letter in the Orange Collection box along with your candy and we will make sure it gets to a soldier!   If you know of a soldier stationed overseas who would like to receive a box, please email their info to treatsforourtroops@gmail.com Thank you!

The Burlington High School Music Boosters Association is thrilled to present its fourth annual “Gala Benefit Concert and Silent Auction” on Saturday, November 3, 2012, at 7:30 pm, in the Performing Arts Center of Burlington High School. The concert will highlight the music of Disney in anticipation of the BHS Marching Band’s trip to Disney World in the spring of 2013.  Entitled “A Magic Music Night,” the show will include a variety of performances by Burlington music students and friends of the Marching Band. General admission to the Concert and Silent Auction is $10.  All proceeds from this event will benefit their trip to perform in the Magic Kingdom during spring of 2013. Tickets can be purchased online at www.burlingtontickets.org. For more info, please phone 781-A-FUN-TIC.  Doors open at 6:30 pm.

SAVE THE DATE! Fall Marketplace - FW School Cafeteria & Gymnasium - Thurs. Nov. 8th - 5:00 to 9:00pm. FREE Admission to Shoppers.  Seeking local crafters and merchants to showcase their gifts or services.  Vendor applications and information can be found at www.franciswymanpto.org  

FROM the BEF: Burlington’s Big Top Coming to Town!  November 17th!  BEF will host its 2nd annual Circus at the BHS gymnasium. Shows at 11, 1:30 and 4. $10 per person. Ages 2 and under free.  Acrobats, Ringling Bros performers, comedy acts, daredevils, face painting, games, snacks and more. Come enjoy this family fun day!  Tickets available online at www.burlingtonedfoundation.org,  at Memorial’s Family Halloween Fun Night, and on the day of the circus. Sign up for our blog to keep informed of all BEF news/events: http://burlingtonedfoundation.wordpress.com

Adopt-A-Class 2016: Are you looking for a fun night out with friends? The Liquor Cabinet will be sponsoring a Wine Tasting Fundraiser on Saturday, November 17th from 7:00 - 11:00PM at the American Legion.  Cost of tickets is $25 per adult. Tickets can be purchased using paypal at http://adoptaclass2016.blogspot.com.  To reserve tickets or if you have any questions, please email adoptaclass2016@gmail.com.  Parents of 9th grade students who would like to help with this event or just need more information about Adopt-A-Class, please contact Michelle Tigges and Jennifer Jankowski at the same email address.

FROM CUB SCOUT PACK 555 Help needy Burlington families this Thanksgiving by supporting the local Cub Scout charity event. Come to Shaw’s at 180 Cambridge Street on November 17th - 9am to 1pm - and purchase a pie for a needy family. Cub Scouts from Pack 555 will be waiting outside the door to collect your donation. These pies will be combined with donations from the local food pantry to create a complete Thanksgiving meal for the near 200 needy families in Burlington. Support Cub Scout Pack 555 as they participate in the "people helping people" community feeling that is alive today in Burlington. Thank you in advance for your support.

Burlington Youth Wrestling is now accepting registrants for its 2012-2013 wrestling season. The first practice is on Monday, November 26th from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm in the BHS wrestling room. The program is open to children in grades 2-8 (no experience necessary). Practices are Monday & Thursday evenings; cost is $150 per child. The regular season runs through early March. We belong to the MVC dual meet league and compete in regular scrimmages, meets and tournaments in and around Mass and N.E. Give us a try! Wrestling provides a great opportunity for all size athletes. You only compete against opponents that are your own weight. Send questions to burlingtonyouthwrestling@gmail.com.  Registration and payment is made through our League Lineup website at http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?cmenuid=1&url=burlingtonyouthwrestling&sid=42273286

BURLINGTON YOUTH LACROSSE REGISTRATION FOR SPRING ’13: BOYS & GIRLS Lacrosse - Grades K-8
Information:
U7 LTP Clinic: Co-Ed (grade K)                       Fees: BYLA $25 + US Lacrosse $25
U9 Travel*: Co-Ed (grades 1-2)                     Fees: BYLA $125 + US Lacrosse $25
U11, U13, U15 Travel BOYS (grades 3-8)       Fees : BYLA $155 + US Lacrosse  $25
U11, U13, U15 Travel GIRLS (grades 3-8)      Fees : BYLA $155 + US Lacrosse  $25

Registration is online only at: www.burlingtonlax.com E-mail: info@burlingtonlax.com
Team Sizes Limited!  Registration Deadline is Dec 15th 2012.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Bulletin 10/19/2012

MEMORIAL SCHOOL NEWS
October 19, 2012
(memorialprincipal.blogspot.com)

IMPORTANT DATES
OCTOBER 26th - Halloween Family Fun Party 6:30-8pm
NOVEMBER 1st - 3rd Grade Field Trip; 4th Grade Rocket Day in Back Field - Families Welcome!
NOVEMBER 6th  - NO SCHOOL - Election Day
NOVEMBER 7th & 9th - 4th Grade Field Trip
NOVEMBER 8th - Veterans’ Day Program 9:15 am
NOVEMBER 12th - NO SCHOOL - Veterans’ Day Observed
NOVEMBER 13th - NO SCHOOL for STUDENTS K-12; - Professional Development for Elementary
                      Grade Teachers; Parent/Teacher Conferences for Middle School and High School  
NOVEMBER 15th & 16th - 5th Grade Field Trip
NOVEMBER 21st - Half Day (dismissal ~ 11:15)
NOVEMBER 22nd and 23rd - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Recess  

LUNCH MENU – MAIN ENTRÉE CHOICES (SEE MENU FOR MORE DETAILS)
           (beverage choices include water, milk, and fruit juice)
Oct. 22nd - 26th
Monday – French Toast Sticks
Tuesday – Nachos
Wednesday – Chicken Patty
Thursday – Hamburger or Cheeseburger
Friday – Individual Pan Pizza with Cheese or Veggies

5th ANNUAL MEMORIAL SCHOOL VOCABULARY PARADE!  On Wednesday, October 31st, beginning at 8:45, students will parade out the front door of the school, walk along the sidewalk on Winn Street, up the bus driveway, and promenade around to the back of the school and into the butterfly garden.  Please come by and cheer us along the “parade route” where there is sure to be a photo op or two!  Parking in the school lot is very limited during the school day, but there is likely to be room in the lower lot of St. Margaret’s Church!  Drop your car there and then line the bus driveway for a perfect spot to view your Memorial friends in all their costumed vocabulary finery!

VETERANS’ DAY 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 Veterans’ Day ceremony.  If you know a veteran or someone currently serving in the Armed Forces, please fill out the form in today’s backpack folder and return it to school by Friday, October 26th. (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.)

TOYS/VALUABLES Just a reminder that students should leave toys, electronic devices, cell phones, radios, cameras, sports cards, Pokemon cards, and other collectibles at home as they can be lost, broken, or abused at school, and interfere with concentration and learning.  Thank you!

FROM THE PTO...Halloween Family Fun Night ... Friday night, October 26th from 6:30-8 pm right here at Memorial School School!   DJ and dancing, Rainforest Cafe “Make Your Own Sundaes,” Tattoos, Face Painting, Nail Polishing, Colored Hair Spray by Snip-Its, Donuts on a String, Halloween Movie on the Big Screen, 50/50 Raffle and more … plenty of fun for the whole family!  $5 per child ($10 max per family); adults free.  Siblings of Memorial students are welcome, but all children must be accompanied by an adult.  Registration and payment can be made on-line at www.memorialschoolpto.org, or complete the form that went home in last week’s back folders, and return with checks payable to Memorial PTO by Friday, October 19th.  (If you are available to volunteer just 30 minutes of your time that night, it would be very much appreciated!  Contact Linda Ingeme (lindaingeme@yahoo.com) to volunteer.)  

TREATS FOR OUR TROOPS Memorial School is once again joining other Burlington schools in collecting Halloween Candy for our troops overseas.  Over the last few years we have been able to send over 6000 lbs of candy to troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Please join in and donate some of your Halloween candy or pick up an extra bag at the store to help us send a little Halloween cheer overseas!  Soldiers love getting cards and letters from kids back home.  If you would like to send a special message to a soldier overseas, please put your letter in the Orange Collection box along with your candy and we will make sure it gets to a soldier!   If you know of a soldier stationed overseas who would like to receive a box, please email their info to treatsforourtroops@gmail.com Thank you!

FANTASTIC PUMPKIN FAIR ... Friday night, October 19th from 6-9 pm at the Fox Hill School. Come join in the fun of our annual fall tradition. Great games, fall crafts, fabulous prizes and a few good scares. The ever popular Haunted Hallway will be sure to fright, along with many old favorites: Moon Bounce, Cake Walk, Pumpkin Painting, Spin Art, Face Painting, Duck Pond, Pizza, Hot dogs, Cupcake Decorating, Popcorn, Cotton Candy, Raffles, plus lots more games and activities. Admission is free; tickets for each activity/game can be purchased at the door. Open to the public. For additional information, contact Julie Quinn at quinns@rcn.com.

THE BURLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC BOOSTERS’ CLUB will host their annual Craft Fair, Saturday, October 20th. The fair will be at the BHS cafeteria from 10 - 3.  This year, 100 crafters will offer lovely jewelry, holiday items, doll clothes, home decorations, cards, books, and more. Our new cafe section will feature unique sauces, jellies, chocolates, and other gourmet items. Our bake sale table will feature delicious snacks. Enter the HUGE raffle including a wide variety of our crafters’ creations. Enjoy lunch at our concession stand and dining area. Visitors are encouraged to park in the Student Lot and ride the shuttle to the cafeteria-entrance.  Admission is only $2, and includes a FREE raffle ticket. This event is a major fundraiser to help our club support all of the BHS sports teams.

SAVE THE DATE!  Fall Marketplace - FW School Cafeteria & Gymnasium - Thursday, November 8th - 5:00pm - 9:00pm. FREE Admission to Shoppers.  We are seeking local crafters and merchants to showcase their gifts or services.  Vendor applications and information can be found at www.franciswymanpto.org  

FROM the BEF: Burlington’s Big Top Coming to Town!  Mark your calendars now! November 17th. BEF hosts its 2nd annual Circus at BHS gymnasium. Shows at 11, 1:30 and 4. $10 per person. Ages 2 and under free.  Acrobats, Ringling Bros performers, comedy acts, daredevils, face painting, games, snacks and more. Come enjoy this family fun day!  Tickets available online at www.burlingtonedfoundation.org,  and on the day of the circus.  Sign up for our blog to keep informed of all BEF news and events -- http://burlingtonedfoundation.wordpress.com

Adopt-A-Class 2016: Are you looking for a fun night out with friends and would like to support the Class of 2016? The Liquor Cabinet will be sponsoring a Wine Tasting Fundraiser on Saturday, November 17th from 7:00 - 11:00PM at the American Legion.  Cost of tickets is $25 per adult. Tickets can be purchased using paypal at http://adoptaclass2016.blogspot.com.  To reserve tickets or if you have any questions, please email adoptaclass2016@gmail.com.  Parents of 9th grade students who would like to help with this event or just need more information about Adopt-A-Class, please contact Michelle Tigges and Jennifer Jankowski at: adoptaclass2016@gmail.com.

Burlington Youth Wrestling is now accepting registrants for its 2012-2013 wrestling season. The first practice is on Monday, November 26th from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm in the Burlington High School wrestling room. The program is open to children in grades 2nd-8th (no experience necessary). Practices are Monday & Thursday evenings, cost is $150.00 per child. The regular season runs through early March. We belong to the MVC dual meet league and compete in regular scrimmages, meets and tournaments in and around Mass and N.E. Give us a try! Wrestling provides a great opportunity for all size athletes. You only compete against opponents that are your own weight. Send questions to burlingtonyouthwrestling@gmail.com.  Registration and payment is made through our League Lineup website at http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?cmenuid=1&url=burlingtonyouthwrestling&sid=42273286

Thursday, October 11, 2012

MEMORIAL SCHOOL NEWS
October 12, 2012
(memorialprincipal.blogspot.com)
IMPORTANT DATES
OCTOBER 26th - Halloween Family Fun Party 6:30-8pm
NOVEMBER 1st - 3rd Grade Field Trip; 4th Grade Rocket Day in Back Field - Families Welcome!
NOVEMBER 7th & 9th - 4th Grade Field Trip
NOVEMBER 15th & 16th - 5th Grade Field Trip

LUNCH MENU – MAIN ENTRÉE CHOICES (SEE MENU FOR MORE DETAILS)
           (beverage choices include water, milk, and fruit juice)
Oct. 15th-19th  
Monday – Pasta with Meat Sauce
Tuesday – Beef Taco’s
Wednesday – Pop Corn Chicken
Thursday – Meatball Sub
Friday – Grilled Cheese

FROM THE PRINCIPAL & STAFF:
5th ANNUAL MEMORIAL SCHOOL VOCABULARY PARADE! Have you ever been reading and come across a really cool word?  A word that makes you say, “Wow! I want to know what that means” or “That’s the kind of word I want to use more often”?  Well, in just a few short weeks, our whole school is going to be celebrating all of these really cool words by wearing simple costumes that demonstrate them.  Each grade level will be assigned a different topic or subject area, and each student will select their word here at school that is in keeping with it.  Please check your child’s backpack folder for additional details about your child’s word, and guidelines and suggestions for costumes.  On Wednesday, October 31st, beginning at 8:45, students will parade out the front door of the school, walk along the sidewalk on Winn Street, turn right onto the bus driveway, and promenade around to the back of the school and the butterfly garden.  There they will wave good-bye and enter the school through the side doors to the gym.   We hope you will be able to come by and cheer us along the “parade route” where there is sure to be a photo op or two!  As you know, parking in the school lot is very limited during the school day, but there is likely to be room in the lower lot of St. Margaret’s Church.  We hope to see you there!

VETERANS’ DAY 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 Thursday, November 8th.  If you know a veteran or someone currently serving in the Armed Forces, please fill out the form in today’s backpack folder and return it to school by Friday,October 26th. (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.)

TOYS/VALUABLES Just a reminder that students should leave toys, electronic devices, cell phones, radios, cameras, sports cards, Pokemon cards, and other collectibles at home.  These items can be lost, broken, or abused at school, and can also interfere with concentration and learning.  When in doubt about what your child may bring to school, please keep it at home unless special arrangements have been made with the teacher.  

FROM THE PTO: Memorial’s Annual Halloween Family Fun Night is just around the corner!  The PTO is looking for volunteers for this wonderful family event to be held on October 26th.  Just 30 minutes of your time would be so appreciated!!  Please contact Linda Ingeme (lindaingeme@yahoo.com) for more details or to volunteer.  Thank you in advance for your time!

FROM the LIBRARY: Library Volunteers needed!  If you enjoy books, working with children and have an hour or so to donate, please consider volunteering at the Memorial School Library. Our volunteers help to rearrange and organize the print collection, shelve books, cover and repair books, and perform many other important tasks - including interacting with students by checking out books and assisting them with book selection.  If you are interested, please contact kfloyd@bpsk12.org or Magliozzi@bpsk12.org.  -  Mrs. Floyd & Mrs. Magliozzi,  Library/Media Teachers

FROM THE BPS CAFE:  Help Wanted - In need of 3-hour subs for the school cafeteria.  Must be willing to work in ALL schools. If interested, please apply at www.bpsk12.org. Click on ADMINISTRATION, then click HUMAN RESOURCES, then click AVAILABLE POSITIONS."

PAC:  There are times when we, as parents, have concerns about our children. The Burlington PAC is there for you, to listen, to share information and to advise. If you, as a parent have concerns about how your child is doing in school socially, emotionally and or educationally. Or if you have concerns about educational supports, how your child is being taught, both in general and special educational classes. Please join the Burlington PAC for it's first morning coffee event of the school year. The meeting place has been changed to allow anyone attending to actually have coffee, tea or some other delicious treat which will be available for purchase at True North Coffee House at 204 Cambridge St on Tuesday morning at 10:00 A.M. on October 16, 2012. Come out and feel free to chat with other parents. Share your experiences both positive and otherwise. We are the group that can help.  For more information on the Burlington PAC, contact Dennis McCarron at dandmmccarron@hotmail.comor at 781-273-5663

FANTASTIC PUMPKIN FAIR ... Friday night, October 19, 2012, from 6-9 pm at the Fox Hill School. Come join in the fun of our annual fall tradition. Great games, fall crafts, fabulous prizes and a few good scares. The ever popular Haunted Hallway will be sure to fright, along with many old favorites: Moon Bounce, Cake Walk, Pumpkin Painting, Spin Art, Face Painting, Duck Pond, Pizza, Hot dogs, Cupcake Decorating, Popcorn, Cotton Candy, Raffles, plus lots more games and activities. Admission is free; tickets for each activity/game can be purchased at the door. Open to the public. For additional information, contact Julie Quinn at quinns@rcn.com.

THE BURLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC BOOSTERS’ CLUB will host their annual Craft Fair, Saturday, October 20th. The fair will be at the BHS cafeteria from 10 - 3.  This year, 100 crafters will offer lovely jewelry, holiday items, doll clothes, home decorations, cards, books, and more. Our new cafe section will feature unique sauces, jellies, chocolates, and other gourmet items. Our bake sale table will feature delicious snacks. Enter the HUGE raffle including a wide variety of our crafters’ creations. Enjoy lunch at our concession stand and dining area. Visitors are encouraged to park in the Student Lot and ride the shuttle to the cafeteria-entrance.  Admission is only $2, and includes a FREE raffle ticket. This event is a major fundraiser to help our club support all of the BHS sports teams.

SAVE THE DATE!  Fall Marketplace - FW School Cafeteria & Gymnasium - Thursday, November 8th - 5:00pm - 9:00pm. FREE Admission to Shoppers.  We are seeking local crafters and merchants to showcase their gifts or services.  Vendor applications and information can be found at www.franciswymanpto.org  

FROM the BEF: Burlington’s Big Top Coming to Town!  Mark your calendars now! November 17, 2012. BEF hosts its 2nd annual Circus at BHS gymnasium. Shows at 11, 1:30 and 4. $10 per person. Ages 2 and under free.  Acrobats, Ringling Bros performers, comedy acts, daredevils, face painting, games, snacks and more. Come enjoy this family fun day!  Tickets to be sold at school open houses, online at www.burlingtonedfoundation.org,  and day of circus.  Sign up for our blog to keep informed of all BEF news and events,http://burlingtonedfoundation.wordpress.com

Adopt-A-Class 2016: Are you looking for a fun night out with friends and would like to support the Class of 2016? The Liquor Cabinet will be sponsoring a Wine Tasting Fundraiser on Saturday, November 17th from 7:00 - 11:00PM at the American Legion.  Cost of tickets is $25 per adult. Tickets can be purchased using paypal at http://adoptaclass2016.blogspot.com.  To reserve tickets or if you have any questions, please email adoptaclass2016@gmail.com.  Parents of 9th grade students who would like to help with this event or just need more information about Adopt-A-Class, please contact Michelle Tigges and Jennifer Jankowski at: adoptaclass2016@gmail.com.