Monday, September 30, 2013


MEMORIAL SCHOOL NEWS
September 27, 2013
(Memorialprincipal.blogspot.com)

IMPORTANT DATES
Oct. 1st - Homework Club Starts 2:30 - 3:30
Oct. 1st - Parent Tech Night at MSMS  7:00 - 8:00
Oct. 10th- Science Night at Memorial 6:00-8:00
Oct. 14th - No School - Columbus Day
Oct. 28th & 30th - 4th Grade Field Trip

LUNCH MENU- MAIN ENTRÉE CHOICES (SEE MENU FOR MORE DETAILS)
Sept 30th - Oct 4th
Monday – French Toast Sticks
Tuesday – Mozzarella Cheese Sticks
Wednesday – Chicken Patty Thursday – Mini Twin BurgersFriday – French Bread Pizza


Note Required for a Change in Dismissal Plans
In the interest of safety, on any day that a child’s routine transportation plans are altered, a note must be written and signed by a parent or guardian to the classroom teacher to describe the change.  Occasionally an emergency situation arises during the day that necessitates a change.  If such an emergency should arise and it is necessary to change your child’s transportation plans during the school day, please contact the office by phone (781-270-1721) before your child’s scheduled lunchtime to ensure that his or her teacher receives the information. (Do not call the teacher directly, or email requests, as these messages may not be received before the end of the day.) Please understand that due to the busy-ness of dismissal time and our concern about student safety, students can not be dismissed without your sending in a note to the teacher or notifying the office before students’ scheduled lunch time. Buses are held until all children are accounted for, impacting the timely departure of the buses and students’ arrival time at home.  Thank  you in advance for helping us to keep “Memorial Kids” safe by informing us of changes well before dismissal time.


Science Night
The Science Center has offered to run a Science Night for Memorial Families on October 10th from 6-8 at Memorial School.  They will set up telescopes outside to view the moon in addition to games and activities in the cafe.  Please look for more details to follow.


Cori Forms
If you are planning to volunteer or chaperone during this school year (and we hope you will), you must be CORI’d. You can do this by visiting the Superintendent’s office to fill out a CORI (Criminal Offender Records Information) form.  You will also need to bring a government-issued photo ID (a license will do). The Superintendent’s Office is located in the business office at the Burlington High School, 123 Cambridge Street. The entrance is around the back of the school. CORI approvals are good for three years, so if you filled out a CORI during the last two years, it is not necessary to submit a form again for this year. If you are unsure of when your last CORI was done, please call the school office and Mrs. Bogosh or Mrs. Shaikh will be happy to help.

From the PTO
The Memorial PTO needs you!  Please visit our website http://www.memorialschoolpto.org/ to register your family, pay your dues online, and sign up for volunteer opportunities.  Information about the many ways that you can help the PTO are on the website.  We look forward to the events that are coming up during this school year.  Information about our first meeting will be forthcoming.

Halloween Dance Party and Ice Cream Social – Friday, October 25th, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Memorial  Kids, wear your costumes, make your own sundaes, get your face painted, dance with your friends, and enjoy watching a Halloween movie on the BIG screen!  $5 per child ($10 max per family).  Siblings welcome!   Volunteers are always needed and appreciated.  If interested in volunteering, please contact either Heidi Brosnan at h_brosnan@yahoo.com, or Holly Previte at hprevite@hotmail.com .


Thursday, September 26, 2013


WELCOME PARENTS!


THE MEMORIAL OPEN HOUSE
September 26, 2013


STARTS AT 6:30PM AND ENDS PROMPTLY AT 8:00PM


ENJOY THE EVENING

Wednesday, September 25, 2013


New Information Series for Parents of Young Learners

Welcome to the Burlington Public Schools Early Childhood Information Series!  We are excited for the opportunity to share information about early childhood development with you.  Our hope is that the sessions provide you with useful tools to understand the development of your child.  Here are the dates and proposed topics of each session:

October 10,2013 - Life Skills and Social Thinking Curricula
November 21, 2013 - Opening the World of Learning (OWL) Curriculum
December 12,2013 - Morning and Nighttime Routines in the Home
January 16, 2014 - Fine and Gross Motor Activities
February 6, 2014 - Reading to Your Child and Homework Routines
March 6, 2014 - Transitions to New Buildings and Classrooms
April 10, 2014 - Technology for Early Learners
May 22, 2014 - Fun Activities for the Summer

The sessions will be held in the School Committee Room, housed in Burlington High School.  Each session will begin promptly at 6:30pm, and will last approximately 1 hour.  We will also be available for questions after each session.  In order to ensure that the Information Series is useful to you, we ask that you please complete a brief survey.  This will help us better understand your family’s needs, and tailor the information sessions to topics that are relevant to you.  Please click on the link below to access the survey:

If you have specific questions pertaining to the the Information Series, please feel free to email Naomi Abelson and Tiffany D'Abbraccio at beccinfoseries@gmail.com.  You can also access useful information regarding the series by visiting the BECC Information Series blog at beccinformationseries.blogspot.com.  We look forward to seeing you on October 10th!

Sincerely,

Tiffany D’Abbraccio, M.S.Ed., Special Education Teacher
Naomi Abelson, Behavior Specialist

Friday, September 20, 2013


MEMORIAL SCHOOL NEWS
September 20, 2013
(Memorialprincipal.blogspot.com)
IMPORTANT DATES
Sept. 24th - Picture Day
Sept. 26th - Back to School Night 6:30 - 8:00
Sept. 27th - Kindergarten Field Trip
Oct. 1st - Homework Club Starts 2:30 - 3:30
Oct. 1st - Parent Tech Night at MSMS  7:00 - 8:00
Oct. 10th- Science Night at Memorial 6:00-8:00
Oct. 14th - No School - Columbus Day

LUNCH MENU- MAIN ENTRÉE CHOICES (SEE MENU FOR MORE DETAILS)
Sept. 23rd -27th
Monday – Chicken Nuggets
Tuesday – Beef Nacho’s
Wednesday – Hamburger or CheeseburgerThursday – Macaroni & cheese Friday – individual pan cheese pizza

Note Required for a Change in Dismissal Plans
In the interest of safety, on any day that a child’s routine transportation plans are altered, a note must be written and signed by a parent or guardian to the classroom teacher to describe the change.  Occasionally an emergency situation arises during the day that necessitates a change.  If such an emergency should arise and it is necessary to change your child’s transportation plans during the school day, please contact the office by phone (781-270-1721) before your child’s scheduled lunchtime to ensure that his or her teacher receives the information. (Do not call the teacher directly, or email requests, as these messages may not be received before the end of the day.) Please understand that due to the busy-ness of dismissal time and our concern about student safety, students can not be dismissed without your sending in a note to the teacher or notifying the office before students’ scheduled lunch time. Buses are held until all children are accounted for, impacting the timely departure of the buses and students’ arrival time at home.  Thank  you in advance for helping us to keep “Memorial Kids” safe by informing us of changes well before dismissal time.

Science Night
The Science Center has offered to run a Science Night for Memorial Families on October 10th from 6-8 at Memorial School.  They will set up telescopes outside to view the moon in addition to games and activities in the cafe.  Please look for more details to follow.

Attention 4th graders and parents re: 4th grade Instrumental Music Lessons
Registration is still open for all students interested in playing flute, clarinet, alto sax, trumpet and trombone. For more information please go to elemband.wordpress.com.  A commitment to practicing at home is essential for success.  Introductory lessons will continue the week of September 16. Lessons with instruments will begin the week of September 23.  Any questions please email Mr. Napierkowski at napierkowski@bpsk12.org

Cori Forms
If you are planning to volunteer or chaperone during this school year (and we hope you will), you must be CORI’d. You can do this by visiting the Superintendent’s office to fill out a CORI (Criminal Offender Records Information) form.  You will also need to bring a government-issued photo ID (a license will do). The Superintendent’s Office is located in the business office at the Burlington High School, 123 Cambridge Street. The entrance is around the back of the school. CORI approvals are good for three years, so if you filled out a CORI during the last two years, it is not necessary to submit a form again for this year. If you are unsure of when your last CORI was done, please call the school office and Mrs. Bogosh or Mrs. Shaikh will be happy to help.

From the PTO
The Memorial PTO needs you!  Please visit our website http://www.memorialschoolpto.org/ to register your family, pay your dues online, and sign up for volunteer opportunities.  Information about the many ways that you can help the PTO are on the website.  We look forward to the events that are coming up during this school year.  Information about our first meeting will be forthcoming.

CRAFT FAIR
The Burlington High School Athletic Boosters Club will host their annual Craft Fair, Saturday, October 19th.  The fair will be at the BHS cafeterias 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.  BHS is handicapped accessible.

Student Accident Insurance:
Parents and students can go to our website (www.isi1959.com/student_accident.html ) and sign up for coverage by completing a Massachusetts Voluntary Enrollment Form and returning payment to the address listed.

Halloween Dance Party and Ice Cream Social – Friday, October 25th, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Memorial.  Kids, wear your costumes, make your own sundaes, get your face painted, dance with your friends, and enjoy watching a Halloween movie on the BIG screen!  $5 per child ($10 max per family).  Siblings welcome!   Volunteers are always needed and appreciated.  If interested in volunteering, please contact either Heidi Brosnan at h_brosnan@yahoo.com, or Holly Previte at hprevite@hotmail.com

From the YMCA:
A gala celebration to benefit the North Suburban YMCA.  This event will include dinner, dancing, silent and Live Auction.  Please join us on Friday, October 25th from 6:30 - 11 PM at the Marriott, Burlington, MA.  For more information go to www.ymcaboston.org/woburn or call 781-935-3270. To order tickets, email: Jodi Crowley at jcrowley@ymcaboston.org.

BBSA Ripken Majors Tryouts 2014
BBSA Ripken Majors Tryouts will be Saturday, September 21, 2013 at Simonds Lower Park beginning at 2:00 pm.  11 year olds who would like a chance to play in Majors are required to attend the tryout.  12 year olds are not required to try out, but the experience will give the players a better idea of how different Ripken Triple A is versus Ripken Majors. Ripken Majors is very competitive.  A couple of things to consider on the benefit of repeating Triple A is that it could be better for development and improvement over the long term progress of the player. With Majors being very highly competitive, it could be very discouraging for certain players. When signing up for the spring season, please consider the best option for your son or daughter. Please contact Pat O'Halloran with any questions patohalloran@verizon.net.



Outdoor Learning in Burlington

A quick game of tether ball

A boat ride in Plymouth


Check out the crab eggs

Who knew?...spider crabs are actually white under all that algae

Investigating tidal waters and collecting different species

Learning about different trees and plants that grow near tidal areas

Cabins and a view of the water

Who knew?... lobster traps have a kitchen and a parlor

Friday, September 13, 2013


Science Night for Memorial families! 
October 10th, 2013
6:00-8:00 pm

Click below to find out more!



Thursday, September 12, 2013


MEMORIAL SCHOOL NEWS
September 13, 2013
(Memorialprincipal.blogspot.com)
IMPORTANT DATES
Sept. 19th & 20th - Fifth Grade - Bournedale
Sept. 24th - Picture Day
Sept. 26th - Back to School Night 6:30 - 8:00
Sept. 27th - Kindergarten Field Trip
Oct. 1st - Homework Club Starts 2:30 - 3:30
Oct. 1st - Parent Tech Night at MSMS  7:00 - 8:00
Oct. 10th- Science Night at Memorial 6:00-8:00
Oct. 14th - No School - Columbus Day

LUNCH MENU- MAIN ENTRÉE CHOICES (SEE MENU FOR MORE DETAILS)
Sept. 16th - 20th
Monday – Chicken Patty
Tuesday – Sloppy Joe on Roll
Wednesday – Macaroni & CheeseThursday – Meatball SubFriday – Sal’s Pizza

Note Required for a Change in Dismissal Plans
In the interest of safety, on any day that a child’s routine transportation plans are altered, a note must be written and signed by a parent or guardian to the classroom teacher to describe the change.  Occasionally an emergency situation arises during the day that necessitates a change.  If such an emergency should arise and it is necessary to change your child’s transportation plans during the school day, please contact the office by phone (781-270-1721) before your child’s scheduled lunchtime to ensure that his or her teacher receives the information. (Do not call the teacher directly, or email requests, as these messages may not be received before the end of the day.) Please understand that due to the busy-ness of dismissal time and our concern about student safety, students can not be dismissed without your sending in a note to the teacher or notifying the office before students’ scheduled lunch time. Buses are held until all children are accounted for, impacting the timely departure of the buses and students’ arrival time at home.  Thank  you in advance for helping us to keep “Memorial Kids” safe by informing us of changes well before dismissal time.

Cori Forms
If you are planning to volunteer or chaperone during this school year (and we hope you will), you must be CORI’d. You can do this by visiting the Superintendent’s office to fill out a CORI (Criminal Offender Records Information) form.  You will also need to bring a government-issued photo ID (a license will do). The Superintendent’s Office is located in the business office at the Burlington High School, 123 Cambridge Street. The entrance is around the back of the school. CORI approvals are good for three years, so if you filled aut a CORI during the last two years, it is not necessary to submit a form again for this year. If you are unsure of when your last CORI was done, please call the school office and Mrs. Bogosh or Mrs. Shaikh will be happy to help.

From the PTO
The Memorial PTO needs you!  Please visit our website http://www.memorialschoolpto.org/ to register your family, pay your dues online, and sign up for volunteer opportunities.  Information about the many ways that you can help the PTO are on the website.  We look forward to the events that are coming up during this school year.  Information about our first meeting will be forthcoming.


Fill That Bus
A & F Bus Co. invites you to helpus FILL THAT BUS with non-perishable food items to benefit the Burlington Food Pantry.
Please bring your donation to Burlington Truck Day on Sunday September 15th from 10am – 3pm.
Look for the school bus parked on the Common!   Donations also accepted at Shaw’s Supermarket!
Items most needed: Cereal, pancake mix, pancake syrup, canned chicken, tuna, soups, personal hygiene items,
Canned veggies, fruit, baked beans, Coffee, tea, and cocoa, Juices (100% juice please!),
Mac-n-cheese, rice, side dishes, Pasta, spaghetti sauce
BBSA Ripken Majors Tryouts 2014
BBSA Ripken Majors Tryouts will be Saturday, September 21, 2013 at Simonds Lower Park beginning at 2:00 pm.  11 year olds who would like a chance to play in Majors are required to attend the try out.  12 year olds are not required to try out, but the experience will give the players a better idea of how different Ripken Triple A is versus Ripken Majors. Ripken Majors is very competitive.  A couple of things to consider on the benefit of repeating Triple A is that it could be better for development and improvement over the long term progress of the player. With Majors being very highly competitive, it could be very discouraging for certain players. When signing up for the spring season, please consider the best option for your son or daughter. Please contact Pat O'Halloran with any questions patohalloran@verizon.net.



Monday, September 9, 2013

First day of Kindergarten at Memorial School

Lining up after getting off the big yellow bus!

On my way to the classrooms!

My first math lesson in Mrs. Percoskie's class!


Listening to a favorite book, The Kissing Hands, in Mrs. Ioakimidis's class!



Learning the lunch routines in the cafe! 
Getting my mail and packing up in Mrs. Coates classroom!
Waiting for my name to be called for line up at the end of the day in Mrs. Sullivan's classroom!






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

IMPORTANT DATES
Sept. 9th - First Day for Kindergarten
Sept. 24th - Picture Day
Sept. 26th - Back to School Night 6:30 - 8:00

LUNCH MENU- MAIN ENTRÉE CHOICES (SEE MENU FOR MORE DETAILS)
Sept. 9th - 13th
Monday – Chicken Tenders
Tuesday – Caesar Salad Wrap
Wednesday – Hamberger or CheeseburgerThursday – Pasta with Sauce or Pasta with ButterFriday – Individual Pan Cheese Pizza

Note Required for a Change in Dismissal Plans
In the interest of safety, on any day that a child’s routine transportation plans are altered, a note must be written and signed by a parent or guardian to the classroom teacher to describe the change.  Occasionally an emergency situation arises during the day that necessitates a change.  If such an emergency should arise and it is necessary to change your child’s transportation plans during the school day, please contact the office by phone (781-270-1721) before your child’s scheduled lunchtime to ensure that his or her teacher receives the information. (Do not call the teacher directly, or email requests, as these messages may not be received before the end of the day.) Please understand that due to the busy-ness of dismissal time and our concern about student safety, students can not be dismissed without your sending in a note to the teacher or notifying the office before students’ scheduled lunch time. Buses are held until all children are accounted for, impacting the timely departure of the buses and students’ arrival time at home.  Thank  you in advance for helping us to keep “Memorial Kids” safe by informing us of changes well before dismissal time.

From Mr. Napierkowski: Attention 4th graders and parents re: 4th grade Instrumental Music Lessons
Back in June 3rd graders attended an assembly that demonstrated the flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet and trombone. Students interested in beginning lessons on one of these instruments received a notice describing the instrumental program. For more information please go to elemband.wordpress.com.  A commitment to practicing at home is essential for success.  Introductory lessons will start the week of September 9. Lessons with instruments will begin the week of September 23.  Any questions please email Mr. Napierkowski at napierkowski@bpsk12.org

Cori Forms
If you are planning to volunteer or chaperone during this school year (and we hope you will), you must be CORI’d. You can do this by visiting the Superintendent’s office to fill out a CORI (Criminal Offender Records Information) form.  You will also need to bring a government-issued photo ID (a license will do). The Superintendent’s Office is located in the business office at the Burlington High School, 123 Cambridge Street. The entrance is around the back of the school. CORI approvals are good for three years, so if you filled aut a CORI during the last two years, it is not necessary to submit a form again for this year. If you are unsure of when your last CORI was done, please call the school office and Mrs. Bogosh or Mrs. Shaikh will be happy to help.



From the PTO
The Memorial PTO needs you!  Please visit our website http://www.memorialschoolpto.org/ to register your family, pay your dues online, and sign up for volunteer opportunities.  Information about the many ways that you can help the PTO are on the website.  We look forward to the events that are coming up during this school year.  Information about our first meeting will be forthcoming.

BBSA Ripken Majors Tryouts 2014
BBSA Ripken Majors Tryouts will be Saturday, September 21, 2013 at Simonds Lower Park beginning at 2:00 pm.  11 year olds who would like a chance to play in Majors are required to attend the try out.  12 year olds are not required to try out, but the experience will give the players a better idea of how different Ripken Triple A is versus Ripken Majors. Ripken Majors is very competitive.  A couple of things to consider on the benefit of repeating Triple A is that it could be better for development and improvement over the long term progress of the player. With Majors being very highly competitive, it could be very discouraging for certain players. When signing up for the spring season, please consider the best option for your son or daughter. Please contact Pat O'Halloran with any questions patohalloran@verizon.net.