Wednesday, October 30, 2013

November 1st, 2013

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

Nov. 7th - 3rd Grade Field Trip
Nov. 11th - No School - Veteran’s Day
Nov. 12th- No School- Professional Development day for teachers
Nov. 27th - Half day - dismissal at 11:15
Nov. 28th & 29th - No School - Thanksgiving recess

Chicken Nuggets or  Stuffed crust
Pancakes or grilled cheese
Pasta or Individual pan pizza
Thursday Ultimate Nachos or grilled cheese
Pan pizza

Treats for Troops:Memorial School is once again joining other Burlington schools in collecting wrapped Halloween Candy for our troops overseas.  Over the last few years we have been able to send over 6000lbs of candy to troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Please join in again and donate some of your Halloween candy or pick up and an extra bag at the store and 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!

From the PTO
The valuable, family-friendly KidStuff Coupon Books are going to be available through our school again this year! The KidStuff Coupon Books are being sent home to Memorial Families on Monday, November 4th.  We are sending home one book per family this year.  The cost of each book is $25.00 and our school will receive 50% of the proceeds.  Please return your payment no later than Friday, November 15th (make checks payable to the Memorial School PTO).  If you are not interested in the book, please return it to school.  If you wish to order additional books, please complete the enclosed order form and include your payment.  These books will be sent home after November 15th.  If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Restivo at or Lisa Cline at

Scouting for Food
Scouting for Food is coming to your neighborhood. The scouts from Pack 555 will be dropping of plastic bags on your neighborhood doors with a request to collect donations for the food pantry. This philanthropic event is something simple but extremely rewarding to our scouts. If you know a scout in your neighborhood and didn't receive a bag, let them know you would like to help out too.  Scouts will be coming by your house to pick up the bags of donations around November 2.  Your grateful contributions keeps them participating every year. So if you get that friendly bag on your doorknob, please help them assist the needy families in our community. Thank you in advance.

Special Screening of the film A Place at the Table:  Join the Presbyterian Church in Burlington for a conversation and special screening of the film A Place at the Table on Friday November 8th at 6:30pm.   The documentary examines the crisis of food security, hunger, obesity and food access in the United States.  The film will be screened at the church (335 Cambridge St. Burlington, MA 01803) at 6:30pm and will be immediately followed by a panel discussion featuring local community leaders to discuss hunger, food access and obesity in the Burlington area.  The screening is free, however donations for the Burlington Food Pantry will be collected.  For more information visit: or contact

Burlington High School Athletic Hall of Fame Fundraiser:Sponsored by the BHS Athletic Hall of Fame Committee will be held on Tuesday November 26th,  5pm to 9pm at Flatbread Company 213 Burlington Rd, Bedford, MA.  Come join us with old friends for food, drinks, raffles and memories.  There is no upfront cost or tickets to purchase,just show up.  The cost is the food you eat,and the beverages you drink.  The BHS Hall of Fame gets a percentage of the sales of that night.  Take out or eat in.

Grand opening of BONEFISH GRILL, Saturday, November 9th 6:00 - 8:30!!!
44 Wayside Road, Wayside Commons.  Bonefish Grill will generously host a fundraiser to benefit American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Burlington and Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce Charitable Foundation. Please join us for a sampling of Bonefish's appetizers, market fresh fish, wood grilled specialties! Unlimited food will be served for the entire evening!! Tickets are $35 per person which includes 2 BEVERAGES!! (specialty martinis, cocktails, craft beers, and adventurous wines). Additional beverages can be purchased for a discounted price of $5.00!!   

For the BURLINGTON'S DANCING WITH THE STARS enthusiasts, we will reveal ONE, possibly TWO of this year’s Burlington Dancing with the Stars participants!!! So do not miss out on this great event!!  For tickets, please contact Cheryl Shafman at or at 781-771-6410. Purchase your tickets before November 1st, tickets are limited!!