Friday, November 30, 2012

bulletin november 30th

MEMORIAL SCHOOL NEWS
November 30, 2012
(memorialprincipal.blogspot.com)
IMPORTANT DATES
DECEMBER 3   - NO SCHOOL for Students K-12; Professional Development for Middle & High School;
                 - Parent/Teacher Conferences for Elementary Schools
DECEMBER 6 - Fourth Grade Field Trip
DECEMBER 6 - 5th Grade (Parent) Committee 7pm School Library
DECEMBER 12 - Winter Concert - Grades 4 & 5 - 7pm (Family & Friends Welcome!)
DECEMBER 20 - Kindergarten Field Trip
DECEMBER 21 - Last Day before Vacation (Full Day)
DECEMBER 24TH - JANUARY 1st - No School - Winter Vacation

LUNCH MENU – MAIN ENTRÉE CHOICES (SEE MENU FOR MORE DETAILS)
        (beverage choices include water, milk, and fruit juice)
Dec. 3rd - 7th  
Monday – No School
Tuesday – Popcorn Chicken
Wednesday – Pasta with Choice of Sauce
Thursday – Beef Nachos
Friday – Homemade Cheese Pizza

FROM THE OFFICE
Progress Reports & Conferences
Your child’s progress report for the first marking period went home on Wednesday. Teachers are looking forward to their conference with you on Monday to discuss your child’s progress, and suggest ways that school and home can work together to support your child’s learning and maximize progress.  (There is no school for students on Monday due to these scheduled parent/teacher conferences.)  We look forward to seeing you then!

Lost and Found items are piling up.  When you are here for parent conferences, please stop by the tables in the front foyer, where items will be spread out for easy viewing  You might find that one item you didn’t even know you had lost!  Please note that all items will be donated to charity if not picked up by Friday, December 7th.  Thank you!

Hear ye! Hear ye! The Memorial School Winter Show featuring our own 4th/5th Grade Band and Chorus is just around the corner! Students and our music staff have been working hard, and are eager to share their winter concert with fellow students, family, and friends!  On December 12th at 9am, under the direction of Mrs. Nui, Mrs. Rzasa, and Mr. Napierkowski, fourth and fifth graders will perform their concert for the entire school.  In the evening at 7pm, families and friends are invited to attend this very special event. Concert dress for students is black pants/skirt, black shoes, and a plain white top.  For the evening performance, children need to arrive at school at 6:40pm.  (Band students should remember to bring their instruments, and should report to the gym first, where the chorus will be gathering.)  Thank you, in advance, for your help in making the show a success!  See you there!

PTO News
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 from over 100 stores and restaurants without leaving the comfort of your home.  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 today, Friday, November 30th.  Check out previous week’s backpack folders for information and order forms or the PTO websitewww.memorialschoolpto.org for more information.  Contact maryannvigliotta@gmail.com with any questions.

RATITUDE – FILLING “THEIR BUCKETS” HELPS FILL OURS TOO
Memorial Helping Memorial
Once again Memorial School is participating in the “Giving Tree.”  If you know of a family in need of
assistance during the holiday season, please contact the Guidance Counselor, Danielle Flaccavento @
(781) 238-6825 or at Flaccavento@bpsk12.org to help us to help them.

The Memorial School PTO is collecting donations for our Family Fund, established to assist Memorial families in need.  Any amount is welcome.  In conjunction with the Memorial School staff, we would like to help a number of families this year. If you are able to help, please send in your donation with your child in an envelope labelled, "PTO Family Fund."  Checks can be made out to Memorial School PTO, and in the memo section: Family Fund.  Donations may also be made at the Winter Concert on December 12th.  Thank you in advance for your generosity.

$1 Donations for Hurricane Sandy victims.
Memorial is also collecting dollar donations to support victims of Hurricane Sandy during the holiday
season. The donation is going to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.  If you and your child would like to help support
people affected by this storm, please send your donation to school in an envelope marked “Hurricane Sandy Relief.”  

Toys for Tots
Finally, 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 16th.  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.

FROM THE 5TH GRADE PARENT 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.  Every year, a group of parents get together to plan end of the year activities for our 5th graders to make this last year a special and memorable one.  All 5th grade parents are invited to come to meeting to learn more about how you can help with the planning of these end of the year activities.  Please join us on Thursday, December 6th at 7pm in our School Library.

BURLINGTON YOUTH LACROSSE REGISTRATION FOR SPRING ’13: BOYS & GIRLS Lacrosse, K-8
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 online ONLY at: www.burlingtonlax.com E-mail: info@burlingtonlax.com
. Team Sizes Limited!  Registration Deadline is Dec 15th 2012.

BURLINGTON BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL - T-ball Registration
Register now and take advantage of the early registration discount.  Registration is $80 until December 31, 2012.

  • Eligibility – Born Between09/01/2006 and 08/31/2007
  • Coaching Opportunities Available. (No Experience Necessary, instruction for coaches will be provided.)
Register at WWW.BBSAONLINE.COM.  Questions? E-mail or call Ron Vigliotta at vigliro@yahoo.com or (781) 272-2212.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Bulletin November 9, 2012

MEMORIAL SCHOOL NEWS
November 9, 2012
(memorialprincipal.blogspot.com)

IMPORTANT DATES
NOVEMBER 11 - Veterans’ Day
NOVEMBER 12 - NO SCHOOL - Veterans’ Day Observed
NOVEMBER 13 - NO SCHOOL for STUDENTS K-12; Professional Development for Elementary;
                    Parent/Teacher Conferences for Middle School and High School  
NOVEMBER 15/16 - 5th Grade Field Trip
NOVEMBER 21 - HALF DAY (dismissal ~ 11:15)
                 - Turkey Trot Gr. 5: 8:30; Gr. 4 9:30; Gr. 3 10:30
NOVEMBER 22/23 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Recess  
NOVEMBER 30 - School Picture Make-up Day
DECEMBER 3   - NO SCHOOL for Students K-12; Professional Development for Middle & High School;
                 - Parent/Teacher Conferences for Elementary Schools
DECEMBER 12 - Winter Concert - Grades 4 & 5 - 7pm (Family & Friends Welcome)

LUNCH MENU – MAIN ENTRÉE CHOICES (SEE MENU FOR MORE DETAILS)
           (beverage choices include water, milk, and fruit juice)
Nov. 12th-16th  
Monday – No School-Veteran’s Day
Tuesday – No School - Professional Development for Staff
Wednesday – Hot Dogs
Thursday – Macaroni & Cheese
Friday – Cheese Pizza

FROM THE OFFICE
Veterans’ Day was celebrated in a very special program presented by the fourth graders on Thursday morning. It began with a reminder about what it means to be TRRFCC  - Trustworthy, Responsible, Respectful, Fair, Caring, and a good Citizen, and went on to focus on Responsibility and how we demonstrate it as children and as adults.   Students read examples of how they show responsibility in their own lives, and explained that serving your country in the military is one very important way that adults show Responsibility.  They went on to share the origins of Veterans’ Day, the sacrifices made by the brave men and women who serve (and the sacrifices of their families too), the contributions made by those who serve in preserving our freedoms, and the importance of honoring veterans and those who are actively serving now.  We were very fortunate to be joined by several family members whose names appear on our Wall of Honor so that we could thank them personally for their service.  After touching renditions of “America the Beautiful” and “A Grateful Nation,” fourth graders reminded the audience that Sunday, November 11th (the actual Veterans’ Day) is a perfect time to call a veteran they know, wish them a happy Veterans’ Day, and thank them for serving.   We hope you will come by and see our Wall of Honor in Memorial Hall where the names of loved ones who have served their country are on display.   

“Thanksgiving is a day when we pause to give thanks for the things we have.  Veterans’ Day is a day when we pause to give thanks to the people who fought for the things we have. “ - Randy Bish, PittsburghTribune Review

PTO News
The PTO is offering the ability to purchase gift cards from over 100 stores and restaurants. All orders for the Scrip Giftcard Program will be due on Friday, November 30th. Memorial School will receive a % earned on all gift card sales. Check out backpack folders for information and order forms or the PTO websitewww.memorialschoolpto.org for more information. Contactmaryannvigliotta@gmail.com with any questions.

TREATS FOR OUR TROOPS again this year!  Thank you to the many of you who have already encouraged your children to donate collected, or leftover, Halloween candy to this very worthy cause. In years past, we have joined with other area schools in this effort, and together have shipped 6,000 pounds of goodies to the brave men and women who serve our country.  Along with the treats, our troops 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 (located in the office) along with your candy and we will make sure it gets to a service man or woman!   If you know of someone stationed overseas who would like to receive a box, please email their info to treatsforourtroops@gmail.com.  Thank you in advance for your participation in this show of gratitude for our troops!  The collection will be underway through Friday, November 30th.

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

BURLINGTON BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL - T-ball Registration
Register now and take advantage of the early registration discount.  Registration is $80 until December 31, 2012.
  • Eligibility – Born Between09/01/2006 and 08/31/2007
  • Coaching Opportunities Available. (No Experience Necessary, instruction for coaches will be provided)
  • Gain baseball/softball skills and enjoy spring evenings with friends.
Register at WWW.BBSAONLINE.COM.  Questions? E-mail or call Ron Vigliotta at vigliro@yahoo.com or (781) 272-2212 with questions.

Friday, November 2, 2012

school news 11/02/2012

MEMORIAL SCHOOL NEWS
November 2, 2012
(memorialprincipal.blogspot.com)

IMPORTANT DATES
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)
Nov. 5th - 9th 
Monday – Hamburger or Cheeseburger 
Tuesday – Election Day -- No School 
Wednesday – Chicken Caesar Salad
Thursday – Pasta with Meat Sauce  

Friday – Pizza

FROM THE OFFICE
Two Hour Delay Clarification Mother Nature is full of ‘tricks’ these days, and Monday was no exception!  As a result of the damages caused by Hurricane Sandy, Burlington Schools started two hours later than usual on Tuesday.  We received many calls that morning here in the school office regarding the start time for school that day, so for clarification purposes this is how it works: when there is a two-hour delay, Memorial School doors open at 9:55,  and students are marked late at 10:10.   Dismissal time remains unchanged.  Kindergarten is dismissed at 12:45; grades 1-5 are dismissed at 2:15.  Additionally, there is no Before School Care on days with delayed openings as the purpose of the delay is to permit safe travel to school during or after inclement weather.   

Veterans’ Day One of our special traditions at Memorial School is honoring those who have served our country in the Armed Services.  Each year, 4th grade students lead us in honoring veterans and those currently serving our country in a whole-school gathering.  This year’s assembly will be held  on Thursday, November 8th at 9:15 in the cafetorium.  Families are welcome to join us for this special ceremony.  If you know of a veteran, or a current serviceman or woman who would be available at that time, please invite them to attend!

TREATS FOR OUR TROOPS again this year!  Halloween is behind us, but the candy collected or left over from it is most likely not.  Please consider donating some of it to help us send a little Halloween cheer to service men and women stationed overseas!  In the past, we have joined with other area schools in this effort, and together have shipped 6,000 pounds of goodies to these brave men and women.  Along with the treats, they 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 (located in the office) along with your candy and we will make sure it gets to a service man or woman!   If you know of someone stationed overseas who would like to receive a box, please email their info to treatsforourtroops@gmail.com.  Thank you in advance for your participation in this show of gratitude for our troops!

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

Burlington Baseball and Softball – T-Ball Registration Register now and take advantage of the early registration discount.  Registration is $80 until December 31, 2012.
  • Eligibility – Born Between09/01/2006 and 08/31/2007
  • Coaching Opportunities Available. (No Experience Necessary, instruction for coaches will be provided)
  • Gain baseball/softball skills and enjoy spring evenings with friends.
Register at WWW.BBSAONLINE.COM.  Questions? E-mail or call Ron Vigliotta at vigliro@yahoo.com or (781) 272-2212 with questions.