MEMORIAL SCHOOL NEWS
January 25, 2013
JANUARY 30 - Kindergarten Field Trip
FEBRUARY 15 - 4th grade Invention Convention 8:30 (cafeteria)
FEBRUARY 18 - No School - Presidents’ Day
FEBRUARY 19 - 22 - No School - Winter Vacation
LUNCH MENU- MAIN ENTRÉE CHOICES (SEE MENU FOR MORE DETAILS)
Jan. 28th - Feb. 1st
Monday – Chicken Nuggets
Tuesday – Burlington BurgerWednesday – Beef NachosThursday – French ToastFriday – TBA
FROM the OFFICE
From Mrs. R(ickershauser)
Dear Memorial Families,
I’d like to share with you one of the most difficult and exciting decisions I have ever made: I will be retiring this year to spend more time with my own children and grandchild, all living in the Austin, Texas area.
I have so loved what I do here at Memorial. Our students - your children! - make it a very special place. But with my grandson nearly a year old, I find myself yearning to spend time with him in a way that does not take me away from my responsibilities here at school. Retirement will make that possible. How fortunate am I that 'work' is so enjoyable that the decision to leave has been such a difficult one?
Leaving will be made easier knowing that Memorial will be in very good hands, thanks to:
- a highly skilled and dedicated staff who work closely together to meet student needs, nurture a positive sense of self and community, and a love of learning;
- parents and families who engage in that all-important partnership between home and school in the best interests of the children we share;
- a PTO committed to supporting our school and helping to build a strong school ‘Family;’
- a Superintendent and Central Office who will lead the effort to find a new principal and continue to support the many good things happening at Memorial and throughout the district;
- and last but not least, the Memorial children themselves -- TeRRiFCC kids who know that learning to be a responsible citizen and caring friend is as important as learning about their world and developing their skills.
Please know that in the coming months, I will continue to give my all to Memorial, making memories I will cherish as I move on to that next chapter.
With warmest regards and great affection,
MCAS Test Dates
Several families have requested information about specific MCAS test dates at Memorial School. The tests involve students in grades three through five. Dates are:
Gr. 3: ELA: March 20, 21; Math: May 6, 7;
Gr. 4: Long Composition: March 19; ELA: April 2, 3; Math: May 13, 14;
Gr. 5: ELA: March 27, 28; Math: May 9, 10; Science: May 15, 16.It is important for children to arrive at school on time on these dates - well-rested and having had a good breakfast. This will allow them to show what they know and do their very best on these assessments.
FROM the NURSE
Cold & Flu Season
With winter upon us and the general increase in illness (especially flu-like symptoms), please pay very close attention to possible changes in your child’s health. Flu-like symptoms can have a quick onset. Within a few hours, a child can go from feeling perfectly fine to feeling ill. It is in everyone’s best interests to increase their awareness of symptoms such as headache, nausea, fatigue, body aches, and fever. If your child shows these symptoms, please keep them home to avoid transmission to others at Memorial School. Thank you.
ATTENTION 5TH GRADE PARENTS!
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. Special events and projects are planned for the coming months such as a “Moving up Ceremony,” a day-trip/picnic to Cedardale in June, and the creation of a Memory Book. There are many ways for parents to help out and get involved.
If you have not yet returned a signed ‘permission slip’ for your child’s pictures to be included in the Memory Book, please do so as soon as possible. Thank you for your help and participation!
-- Elaine Manners, 5th Grade Activities
COMMUNITY INVITED TO OPEN HOUSE AT MARSHALL SIMONDS MIDDLE SCHOOL
Parents and members of the community are invited to tour the “new” Marshall Simonds Middle School at an Open House scheduled for Saturday, January 26th between the hours of 9:30 and 11:30a.m. All classrooms and instructional areas will be available for public viewing. The renovated building and addition features 9 well-equipped science labs, updated technology, student lockers, one large cafeteria, 3 connecting corridors that improve pedestrian flow, a new kitchen, computer rooms, special education facilities, a main entrance with a large skylight to utilize natural lighting, outdoor courtyards, and a 5,000 square foot library.
The $32 million construction project is the first major renovation of the middle school in fifty years. Students and teachers are expected to benefit from the increased space and modern educational resources. Hopefully, many Burlington citizens will take advantage of this opportunity to visit M.S.M.S. on Saturday, January 26th.
On February 2nd from 9am to 2pm, ACC 2021 will be hosting a Yard Sale for Education. Rid yourself of items taking space and make some money, while helping support our local students. Table space is on sale now $25.00. For more information or to purchase a table, please contact: Jacki Pazzia 781-272-0912 or firstname.lastname@example.org