Friday, December 27, 2013

New Year Resolution Ideas for Kids


Help your child think about reflecting on his/her accomplishments and challenges this PAST year and set realistic goals for this NEW year!   I found this on the www.thirtyhandmadedays.com website



What A Year It Has Been!

Highlights from 2013
  1. Greatest lesson learned:
  2. Hardest thing of the year:
  3. Favorite memory:
  4. What I loved most about 2013:

Looking forward to 2014
  1. I want to learn:
  2. I want to get better at:
  3. My Biggest Goal:


Here are some ideas for goals from the American Academy of Pediatrics.


Preschool children

  • I'll pick up my toys and put stuff away where it belongs.
  • I'll brush my teeth twice every day.
  • I won't tease dogs – even friendly pets. I'll keep my fingers and face away from their mouths to avoid being bitten.

Big kids and tweens (ages 5-12)

  • I'll drink milk and water and limit soda and fruit drinks.
  • I'll put on sunscreen, stay in the shade when I can and wear a brimmed hat and sunglasses – especially playing sports.
  • I'll try to find a team or individual sport that gets me moving (like soccer or karate) or activity (playing tag, dancing, riding my bike) I like and do it at least three times a week.
  • I'll wear a helmet when I'm on my bike, scooter or skateboard.
  • I'll wear my seatbelt every time I'm in a car – or, until I'm tall enough to use a lap/shoulder belt, I'll sit in the back seat and use a booster seat.
  • I'll be nice to other kids and friendly to kids who are shy, different or new at school.
  • I'll never give out personal information online, like my name, home address, school name or phone number – and never send a picture of myself to anyone I chat with on the computer without my mom or dad's permission.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Happy New Year 2014


Wishing you...
12 Months of Happiness
52 Weeks of Fun,
365 Days of Laughter,
8,760 Hours of Good Luck,
525,600 Minutes of Joy,
31,536,000 Seconds of Success

HAPPY NEW YEAR!


weekly memo


MEMORIAL SCHOOL NEWS  
December 20th, 2013
(Memorialprincipal.blogspot.com)

Main office: 781-270-1721         Absentee Line:781-273-7649           Nurse:781-270-1724


IMPORTANT DATES
Dec 20th - Last day before Winter break  (full day, regular dismissal)

Dec. 23rd - Jan. 1st - No School - Winter Vacation

Jan 2nd - 1st day back from Winter Vacation

Jan 2nd - 5th grade Ice skating


MAIN ENTRÉE CHOICES (SEE LUNCH MENU FOR MORE DETAILS) January 2nd -January 3rd
Monday

No School
Tuesday

No School
Wednesday

     No School
Thursday

Pasta w/Meatballs
or
Grilled Cheese
Friday

Sal’s Pizza


Box Tops
Please send in any box tops you have collected.  Every label collected is money for our school. Box tops can be found on over 240 participating products, it’s an easy way for schools to earn cash for the things they need.



Coats For Kids  Memorial School will be participating in the Coats For Kids
program again this year!
Now through January 11, 2014, we will be collecting winter coats for kids, moms and dads.  All sizes are needed.  There is a box for donations outside the main office.


Relay for Life Fundraiser, Wrapping and Raising Some Dough:  Visit the gift wrapping booth at the Burlington Mall anytime, right up until December 24th and have your gifts wrapped.  Proceeds to benefit American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.   Wrapping booth is located on the second floor right outside the food court.  And, while you are there, if and you stop to eat at UNOs, they will donate up to 20% of your check (eat in and take out) to Relay for Life.  Go to http://relay.assevents.org/site/DocServer/Relay for Life Burlington.pdf?docID=334019.  to print out your coupon or bookmark it on your phone and show your server.  If you forget, you can mention the “dough raiger” and they will give you a coupon.  It’s a great way to spread some cheer this holiday season.  For more information, contact Julie at quinns@rcn.com.


The Burlington Baseball Softball Association is now accepting online registrations for Spring baseball and softball.  We are also looking for coaches.  Anyone interested in coaching should fill out an online application and must have a current CORI with the BBSA.  Please go to bbsaonline.com for more information and to register.  A discount is offered for early registrations.  We look forward to seeing you at Opening Day in April!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Snowman Art fills the Hallways of Memorial


A celebration of winter art!
Thank you Mrs. York for always
being so creative and supportive 
with each and every student at 
Memorial!















Memorial Spirit Wear Pick up






On behalf of the Memorial School  PTO,  we would like to thank you for your spirit wear order.   For those of you who have missed the pick-up night at Memorial School last evening, your spirit wear order can now be picked up at: 
 
Where:  Perfect Promotions 265 Winn St. Suite 102, Burlington  (781) 750-8834
 
When: Thursday 12/19/13 from 6 - 7:30 pm and Saturday 12/21/13 from 2 - 4pm.
 
Please make every effort to pick up your order at the designated times.  
If you have any questions/concerns please contact me.  
 
If you have already picked up your spirit wear you may ignore this message. 
We hope you enjoy your spirit wear and have Happy  Holidays! 
 
Thank you, 
Alicia Vaudo 
Memorial School PTO 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

All After School Activities are Cancelled today

All after school activities have been cancelled today due to the impending snow



Friday, December 13, 2013

RECESS is IMPORTANT for LEARNING



Now that the winter weather has settled in...
Please remember to pack outdoor clothing for your child's recess time!
This includes; hats, mittens,jacket,boots and snow pants


Students go outside everyday as long as temperatures are in the 20's
and the conditions are safe! 







Thursday, December 12, 2013

Weekly Memo


MEMORIAL SCHOOL NEWS  
December 13th, 2013
(Memorialprincipal.blogspot.com)

Main office: 781-270-1721         Absentee Line:781-273-7649           Nurse:781-270-1724


IMPORTANT DATES

Dec 19th - Kindergarten field trip to the Nutcracker
Dec 20th - Last day before Winter break  (full day, regular dismissal)
Dec. 23rd - Jan. 1st - No School - Winter Vacation
Jan 2nd - 1st day back from Winter Vacation
Jan 2nd - 5th grade Ice skating

MAIN ENTRÉE CHOICES (SEE LUNCH MENU FOR MORE DETAILS) Dec.16th - 20th
Monday

Hot Dog

Tuesday

Burlington Sampler
Wednesday

Roasted Turkey
Thursday

Ultimate Nachos
Friday

Sal’s Pizza



Thank you….
to everyone who participated in Wednesday night’s Winter Concert- singers, and instrumentalists for a GREAT show and to Mrs Rzaza, Miss Rohlfing, Mr Napierkowski, and Mrs. Niu for their hard work and energy in preparing the 4th and 5th graders for their performance, to the classroom teachers for their support and flexibility in scheduling rehearsal time, and to Mrs. Parry.  Their hard work and dedication made for wonderful show, reminding the entire Memorial community of the true meaning of the season.

Welcome Winter Sing-a-Long

To Welcome Winter and the Holiday season, Memorial voices will fill the halls with song from Wednesday through Friday, December 18th, 19th and 20th. Sing-a-long will be held in the foyer of the school, just inside the front doors. Family and Friends are welcome to join us! If you would like to come by and join your child’s class in a holiday sing-a-long, the schedule (based on their regular music class schedule) looks like this:

Wednesday, December 18th:
10:30 Keating
11:30 Farrand

Thursday, December 19th:
8:30 Burns, Rabazzi
9:15 Gonzalez, Warford
10:30 Cyr, Kippenberger
11:30 Siegel
1:15 Farrell, Panagiotopoulos


Friday, December 20th:
8:30 Papadonis, Conceison
9:15 Weinberg, Olshaw
10:30 Ferullo
11:30 Nelson, McLaughlin
1:15 Burnham, Gearin





Box Tops
Please send in any box tops you have collected.  Every label collected is money for our school. Box tops can be found on over 240 participating products, it’s an easy way for schools to earn cash for the things they need.



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 .

Spirit Wear
Save the Date - Monday, December 16th from 6:30 - 7:30 PM the PTO will be handing out all orders for Spirit wear.   Please make every effort to pick up your orders at this time.  Thank you!


Lost and Found
The lost and found items are piling up. Please check the boxes located in the cafeteria the next time you are in.  You might find that one item you didn’t even know you lost. All items will be donated to charity if not picked up by December 20th.


Coats For Kids  Memorial School will be participating in the Coats For Kids
program again this year!
Now through January 11, 2014, we will be collecting winter coats for kids, moms and dads.  All sizes are needed.  There is a box for donations outside the main office.


4th Grade Parents
Let the 2022 Adopt - A - Class help you with your holiday chores.  The Adopt-A-Class will be wrapping gifts at Lester’s Roadside BBQ on Sunday,  December 15th from 2:00 -8:00 PM for a nominal fee.  All proceeds will benefit the 2022 Adopt-A-Class scholarship fund.  If you have any questions or would like to volunteer an hour or two, please contact Kristin Russo at adoptaclass2022@gmail.com.



Burlington High School presents the madcap dark comedy, “Arsenic and Old Lace,” in the Fogelberg Performing Arts Center of BHS on Nov 22 & 23 at 7 pm and Nov 24 @ 2 pm. Tickets: $5 students/sr citizens, $10 adults. www.BurlingtonTheatre.com or 781-A-FUN-TIC.


Relay for Life Fundraiser, Wrapping and Raising Some Dough:  Visit the gift wrapping booth at the Burlington Mall anytime, right up until December 24th and have your gifts wrapped.  Proceeds to benefit American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.   Wrapping booth is located on the second floor right outside the food court.  And, while you are there, if and you stop to eat at UNOs, they will donate up to 20% of your check (eat in and take out) to Relay for Life.  Go to http://relay.assevents.org/site/DocServer/Relay for Life Burlington.pdf?docID=334019.  to print out your coupon or bookmark it on your phone and show your server.  If you forget, you can mention the “dough raiger” and they will give you a coupon.  It’s a great way to spread some cheer this holiday season.  For more information, contact Julie at quinns@rcn.com.

Winter Concert at Memorial

The house was packed!
The instruments were tuned!
The voices were harmonious!

Celebrating MUSIC at MEMORIAL!

A HUGE THANK YOU
 to Mrs. Raza, Mrs. Rohlfing, Mrs. Nui, Mr. Napierkowski 
and Mrs. Parry
for making the winter concert so successful.


















Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Thursday, December 5, 2013

weekly memo


MEMORIAL SCHOOL NEWS  
December 6, 2013
(Memorialprincipal.blogspot.com)

Main office: 781-270-1721         Absentee Line:781-273-7649           Nurse:781-270-1724


IMPORTANT DATES

Dec. 11th - Winter Concert 7PM
Dec. 23rd - Jan. 1st - No School - Mid Winter Vacation


MAIN ENTRÉE CHOICES (SEE LUNCH MENU FOR MORE DETAILS) Dec.9th - 13th
Monday

Chicken nuggets

Tuesday

French toast sticks
Wednesday

Baked Chicken
Thursday

Mozzarella Cheese sticks
Friday

Sal’s Pizza



Welcome Winter Sing-a-Long

To Welcome Winter and the Holiday season, Memorial voices will fill the halls with song from Wednesday through Friday, December 18th, 19th and 20th. Sing-a-long will be held in the foyer of the school, just inside the front doors. Family and Friends are welcome to join us! If you would like to come by and join your child’s class in a holiday sing-a-long, the schedule (based on their regular music class schedule) looks like this:

Wednesday, December 18th:
10:30 Keating
11:30 Farrand

Thursday, December 19th:
8:30 Burns, Rabazzi
9:15 Gonzalez, Warford
10:30 Cyr, Kippenberger
11:30 Siegel
1:15 Farrell, Panagiotopoulos


Friday, December 20th:
8:30 Papadonis, Conceison
9:15 Weinberg, Olshaw
10:30 Ferullo
11:30 Nelson, McLaughlin
1:15 Burnham, Gearin




The Book Fair Is Coming!
The last day the students will be able to purchase books is Monday, December 9th from 8:00-12:00PM.  Online shopping will run thru December 11th at scholastic.com/fair.  



Box Tops
Please send in any box tops you have collected.  Every label collected is money for our school. Box tops can be found on over 240 participating products, it’s an easy way for schools to earn cash for the things they need.


FROM THE MUSIC DEPARTMENT
The Memorial School Winter Show featuring our own 4th & 5th Grade Band and Chorus is just around the corner! Students have been working hard, and are eager to share their winter concert with fellow students, family and friends! On December 11th at 9am, under the direction of Mrs. Rzasa, Mrs. Niu, Mrs. Rohlfing, and Mr. Napierkowski, fourth and fifth grade will perform 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 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 our Winter Show an enjoyable and memorable one! We hope to see you there!


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 .

GIFT CARDS for Sale

Purchase gift cards the Memorial PTOs SCRIP Gift Card Program.  Get the gift cards you need for the holidays and every day shopping and earn money for Memorial School.  Each of the stores or restaurants you purchase a gift card for will donate a percentage of each sale to our school.  The order form will be going home in backpack folders today, and is also posted on our website at www.memorialschoolpto.org.

Spirit Wear
Save the Date - Monday, December 16th from 6:30 - 7:30 PM the PTO will be handing out all orders for Spirit wear.   Please make every effort to pick up your orders at this time.  Thank you!


Lost and Found
The lost and found items are piling up. Please check the boxes located in the cafeteria the next time you are in.  You might find that one item you didn’t even know you lost. All items will be donated to charity if not picked up by December 20th.


Coats For Kids  Memorial School will be participating in the Coats For Kids
program again this year!
Now through January 11, 2014, we will be collecting winter coats for kids, moms and dads.  All sizes are needed.  There is a box for donations outside the main office.


4th Grade Parents
Let the 2022 Adopt - A - Class help you with your holiday chores.  The Adopt-A-Class will be wrapping gifts at Lester’s Roadside BBQ on Sunday,  December 15th from 2:00 -8:00 PM for a nominal fee.  All proceeds will benefit the 2022 Adopt-A-Class scholarship fund.  If you have any questions or would like to volunteer an hour or two, please contact Kristin Russo at adoptaclass2022@gmail.com.

Burlington High School presents the madcap dark comedy, “Arsenic and Old Lace,” in the Fogelberg Performing Arts Center of BHS on Nov 22 & 23 at 7 pm and Nov 24 @ 2 pm. Tickets: $5 students/sr citizens, $10 adults. www.BurlingtonTheatre.com or 781-A-FUN-TIC.



Toys For Tots: The Memorial School will be helping the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves with theToys for Tots program.  We will be collecting new, unwrapped toys in the collection box located in front of the Health Office until Friday, December 11th. This can be a very difficult time of year for many families.  Please consider helping to put a smile on a child’s face. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.