Friday, January 31, 2014

Year of the Horse: Chinese New Year

Fourth graders started their day with a bilingual morning message!
 All students watched a video on how the four major rivers in China
were created and drew the dragons that represent each one.

Mr and Mrs. Perl presented information on the Chinese New Year 
and the shared pictures of their many trips to China. The students cut 
out red fish to symbolize the priority of saving money in the new year!




Fourth graders practiced using chop sticks. It is harder than it looks!

All students got to paint a message using Chinese symbols.  

Students got to enjoy Mrs. Weinberg pictures 
when she visited China with Mrs. Olshaw

Happy Chinese New Year!


Thursday, January 30, 2014


MEMORIAL SCHOOL NEWS  
January 31st, 2014
(Memorialprincipal.blogspot.com)

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


IMPORTANT DATES
Jan 31st - 3rd Grade Field Trip
Feb 4th-Family Math Night
Feb 10th & 11th - Kindergarten Registration, 9am to 11am
Feb 17th - No School - Presidents’ Day
Feb 18th - 21st - No School - Winter Vacation
March 6th - All-Town Band Concert 7pm - 8pm


MAIN ENTRÉE CHOICES (SEE LUNCH MENU FOR MORE DETAILS) January 27th - 31st  
Monday

Chicken Nuggets
Tuesday

Hamburger or Cheeseburger
Wednesday

Macaroni and Cheese
Thursday

Ultimate Nachos
Friday

Sal’s Pizza


From the Student Information Office:
Registration of children entering Kindergarten in September 2014 will be held the following dates and times at the elementary school they will attend:

  • Francis Wyman School - February 3rd & 4th 9am to 11am
  • Fox Hill School - February 5th & February 6th, 9am to 11am
  • Memorial School - February 10th & 11th, 9am to 11am
  • Pine Glen School - February 12th & 13th, 9am to 11am

For more information, please call 781-270-8179


Adopt-A-Class 2020 Fundraiser:
Sponsored by the Liquor Cabinet on March 7, 2014 , Jim Plunkett Entertainment & DJ 7:30 pm - Midnight held at Son's of Italy - Woburn  168 Lexington Street
$25 Per person Admission - includes appetizers.  Raffle & Silent Auctions   Questions please call Linda Norden 781-272-2726   Reserve tickets on line at http://adoptaclass2020.blogspot.com


Child Development Preschool:
Is now accepting applications for September enrollment.  Monday through Thursday morning sessions - 8:30am to 11:15am. Your child must be 3 years of age by August 31, 2014. Tuition cost is $500/year. There is Experienced Staff, Certified Early Childhood Teacher, Qualified High School Assistants provide and Ideal Child/Staff Ratio, located within the Burlington High School, easily accessible room, convenient drop off/pick up, many school resources available and a Nurse on duty.  For more information, please contact Sheila Kennedy at kennedy@bpsk12.org or call 781-238-4629.


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!




From Burlington Youth Lacrosse:
Spring Lacrosse registrations is open for all levels (boys and girls).  Spots are limited, so register soon.  Please visit the Burlington Lacrosse website for details and registration information - http://www.burlingtonlax.com/


Relay for Life Kickoff Celebration:
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn 5 Wheeler Road, Burlington.  Taste the dessert buffet and let’s celebrate the start of the 2014 Relay season in Burlington! Together we can finish the fight. All are welcome. Make sure to sign up your team today . . . you will be eligible for a special prize at Kickoff. If you have any questions, please contact Lesley at 781.314.2683 or lesley.fawcett@cancer.org. - www.relayforlife.org/BurlingtonMA


COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE PROGRAM IN BURLINGTON
Burlington Presbyterian Church and Farmer Dave’s, a sustainable farm in Dracut, MA, continue to bring locally-grown, fresh fruits and vegetables to the town of Burlington with a Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. In the CSA program, consumers receive a share of freshly-harvested produce throughout the growing season. Shares are picked up on Monday afternoons from 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. at Burlington Presbyterian Church, 335 Cambridge St.  The Spring season starts on March 3 and runs 14 weeks. Farmer Dave’s also offers vegetable shares (June-October), fruit shares (July-October), and late fall shares (November-December). For more information about 2014 CSA membership, contact Ginger Turner at (978) 349-1952 or visit www.farmerdaves.net to register.


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Grade 5 Skating Show



All fifth grade parents are invited to the Skating Show 
next Thursday February 6, 0214
Hope to see you there!




Super Fish Show at Memorial


Kindergartners prepare to go the New England Aquarium 
with a visit from Mr. Musselman!
They learned about animal families
Vertebrates, Invertebrates, Mollusks
Thank you Mr. Musselman for making learning fun!






Friday, January 24, 2014

Pizza Movie night at Memorial


Question: What do 200 Memorial students do on a Friday night in Burlington?






Answer: Come to a pizza and movie night at Memorial!

Thank you to the PTO and adopt-a-class volunteers 
for making this event so successful.





Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Sharing Technology at Memorial

Everyday students at Memorial are integrating technology to connect to the world! 
Today we got to share our success with the Burlington Technology team.

Teachers teaching teachers
Students teaching students
Students teaching teachers too!

We are all in this together!




Fifth grade students shared their Explorer presentations using Book Creator 
and iMovie apps on their iPads


Teachers shared classroom blogs, mystery Skypes, global reads and projects using 
Explain Everything and Notability apps


First graders learning Fundations (phonics program) using Chalkboard and 
Whiteboard apps to share their work


Fourth graders partnering and sharing online research of simple machines using their iPads 

Massachusetts Children's Book Award: The MCBA's








MCBA's at Memorial School!
Fourth and Fifth graders who read five of the nominated MBCA books
will vote on March 1st and submit online to Salem State University.
The winning author will be announced March 15, 2014
Stay tuned...Stay reading!








Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Family Math Night Rescheduled again...2/4/14







Memorial School will hold its annual 
Family Math Night on February 4, 2014 from 
6:00-8:00 pm
 Students, parents and siblings are invited to attend a fun-filled evening of mathematical thinking. Family Math Night is an enjoyable time to participate in math standards in action as we strengthen the mathematical application, problem solving, and communication skills of students through the power of family interaction.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Weekly Memo


MEMORIAL SCHOOL NEWS  
January 17th, 2014
(Memorialprincipal.blogspot.com)

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

IMPORTANT DATES
Jan 20th - No School, Martin Luther King Day
Jan 21st - Math Night
Jan 24th - Pizza movie night
Jan 30th - K Field Trip
Jan 31st - 3rd Grade Field Trip
Feb 10th & 11th - Kindergarten Registration, 9am to 11am


MAIN ENTRÉE CHOICES (SEE LUNCH MENU FOR MORE DETAILS) January 20th 0 24th
Monday

No School
Martin Luther King
Day
Tuesday

Pancakes
Wednesday

   Homemade soup with Grilled Cheese
Thursday

Pasta with
Meatballs
Friday

Individual Pan
Pizza

From the Student Information Office:
Registration of children entering Kindergarten in September 2014 will be held the following dates and times at the elementary school they will attend:

  • Francis Wyman School - February 3rd & 4th 9am to 11am
  • Fox Hill School - February 5th & February 6th, 9am to 11am
  • Memorial School - February 10th & 11th, 9am to 11am
  • Pine Glen School - February 12th & 13th, 9am to 11am

For more information, please call 781-270-8179

Memorial After School Homework & Study Club:
The 2014 winter session of Memorial’s After School Homework & Study Club for Grades 3-5 will begin on Tuesday, January 21st, and run through Thursday, March 27th.  The purpose of the club is to help children develop effective study skills while providing them with the time, structure, and supervision needed to successfully complete their homework at school.  The club will meet two afternoons per week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) from 2:30pm until 3:30pm.  The fee will be $80.  For more information, please call the main office.

“Bridges: Growing Older, Growing Together” :
The Burlington School System is privileged to incorporate the “Bridges: Growing Older, Growing Together” program into some of our 4th grade classes.  This wonderful program pairs volunteer senior citizens with small groups of children in the classroom for an hour a week, over a 6 week session.  During this time, the children have the opportunity to get to know a senior and to learn from their experiences.  It is a wonderful opportunity for kids to learn about a different generation and for seniors to have the opportunity to see how children learn today.  So much has changed in our schools and our approach to teaching.  For this program to be successful, we need seniors who are willing to volunteer an hour of their time once a week for a 6 weeks session.  Many enjoy it so much they ask to do more than one session!  Sessions take place at different times over the course of the second half of the school year.  (Depending on the school).  If you know a senior, grandparent, or neighbor, who would enjoy getting to know some fourth graders, please encourage them to fill in an application at the Senior Center.    Any questions may be emailed to Caroline Mallard at cmallard1@hotmail.com, list “Bridges” in the subject line.  For more information on this nationwide program:  http://www.bridgestogether.org/

Adopt-A-Class 2020 Fundraiser:
Sponsored by the Liquor Cabinet
March 7, 2014
Jim Plunkett Entertainment & DJ 7:30 pm - Midnight
Son's of Italy - Woburn
168 Lexington Street
$25 Per person Admission - includes appetizers
Raffle & Silent Auctions
Questions please call Linda Norden 781-272-2726
Reserve tickets on line at http://adoptaclass2020.blogspot.com

Come Support the Burlington High School Boy's Varsity Hockey Team: Monday January 20th from 6pm-10pm at Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt. Orange Leaf will donate 15% of your purchase for anyone who mentions the team. BHS hockey is fundraising for a few cancer organizations. Come help them and enjoy some delicious yogurt. Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt,1 Center St., Burlington, MA 01803


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!


From Burlington Youth Lacrosse:
Spring Lacrosse registrations is open for all levels (boys and girls).  Spots are limited, so register soon.  Please visit the Burlington Lacrosse website for details and registration information - http://www.burlingtonlax.com/


Meeting with the Planning Board to discuss medical marijuana in Burlington - Burlington must adopt a new bylaw to regulate the production and sale of medical marijuana in town.  Please come and share your opinions with the Planning Board as they prepare a warrant article for the May 2014 Town Meeting.  A meeting is being held Wednesday, January 22, 2014 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Burlington High School in the Fogelberg Auditorium.

Toast to Memorial Fundraiser 2014

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Welcome to Kindergarten




Memorial School Kindergarten Registration



Registration of children entering Kindergarten in September 2014 will be held the following dates and times at Memorial School:
 February 10th and 11th – 9:00  to 11:00 a.m.
 If you are unable to attend registration for your child at the above dates and times, 
you may register your child at The Student Information Office located at the Burlington High School beginning Monday, February 24, 2014 thru Friday, February 28, 2014 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. We will also hold registration during the evening of February 26, 2014 between the hours of 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Please refer
 to the linkhttp://j.mp/UJTx9b for a list of street address and elementary school listings.
A child entering kindergarten must have attained the age of five by August 31, 2014. At the time of registration, parents are required to bring:
  • Original birth certificate for your child.
  • Two proofs of residency need to be provided in the Town of Burlington. One proof must be: a settlement document on a new home, presentation of a lease, a recent mortgage statement or property tax bill. The second proof can be satisfied with a recent utility bill, bank statement, payroll records or insurance bill.
  • Medical forms with current physical and up-to-date immunizations must be completed by your physician and returned to school two (2) days prior to the opening of school. Children will not be able to attend school in September 2014 unless a complete medical form is provided. Your family physician must detail that your child has been given the following immunizations and also indicate the dates the immunizations were given:
      • 5 doses Diphtheria, Pertussis, and Tetanus (DTaP)
      • 4 doses Polio
      • 3 doses Hepatitis B
      • 2 doses Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
      • 2 doses of Varicella Vaccine or Chicken Pox disease
      • Proof of Lead Screening
      • Vision and Hearing Screening
The medical forms can be picked up at registration or by referring to the following links:

Parent Tech Night Tuesday January 14, 2014 7:00-8:00 pm


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Twitter? Instagram? Snapchat? Vine? Parenting in the digital age brings with it many challenges. Our January Parent Tech Night will provide parents with information on the latest digital tools students may be using to connect and interact with others. Parents will walk away from this session with a better understanding of what they can do to help guide their children towards responsible digital citizenship and keep them safe online. Strategies on how to get the conversation started with students about their online activities will be provided.
Assistant Superintendent Patrick Larkin and Burlington High School Instructional Technology Specialist Jenn Scheffer will offer advice on how students can use social media to their advantage as they begin the college admission process. Mrs. Scheffer is also a former assistant director of admission. She will provide a unique insight into how colleges look at the digital behavior of our students.
Time during every Parent Tech Night session is also dedicated to technology related questions and support.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Family Math Night rescheduled for Tuesday 1/21/14







Memorial School will hold its annual 
Family Math Night on January 21, 2014 from 
6:00-8:00 pm
 Students, parents and siblings are invited to attend a fun-filled evening of mathematical thinking. Family Math Night is an enjoyable time to participate in math standards in action as we strengthen the mathematical application, problem solving, and communication skills of students through the power of family interaction.

Dr Eric Conti visits Memorial PTO meeting


Last night, superintendent, Dr. Eric Conti, spoke to the PTO about 
and explained how Burlington Public Schools will play
an important role in implementing this new on line
assessment.  The PARCC test will replace MCAS. 
Students in grades 3-4-5 at Memorial School will 
take part in the March and late May testing periods.
Thank Dr. Conti!

Weekly Memo


MEMORIAL SCHOOL NEWS  
January 10th, 2014
(Memorialprincipal.blogspot.com)

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


IMPORTANT DATES
Jan 15th - 3rd grade Field Trip
Jan 17th - 2nd grade Field Trip
Jan 20th - No School, Martin Luther King Day
Jan 21st - Math Night
Jan 24th - Pizza movie night
Jan 30th - K Field Trip
Jan 31st - 3rd Grade Field Trip
Feb 10th & 11th - Kindergarten Registration, 9am to 11am


MAIN ENTRÉE CHOICES (SEE LUNCH MENU FOR MORE DETAILS) January 13th -January 17th
Monday

Hot Dog
Tuesday
Burlington Sampler:
2 Mozzarella cheese sticks, 3 chicken nuggets
Wednesday

     Baked Chicken
Thursday

Meatball Sub
Friday

Sal’s pizza



From the Student Information Office:
Registration of children entering Kindergarten in September 2014 will be held the following dates and times at the elementary school they will attend:

  • Francis Wyman School - February 3rd & 4th 9am to 11am
  • Fox Hill School - February 5th & February 6th, 9am to 11am
  • Memorial School - February 10th & 11th, 9am to 11am
  • Pine Glen School - February 12th & 13th, 9am to 11am

For more information, please call 781-270-8179


From the Library Media Center:
Mrs. Magliozzi and Mrs. Floyd would like to say a huge THANK YOU for your support during our Book Fair that ran through most of December.  From our fifth grade leadership team helpers, staff, students, families to our most valued volunteers, we consider the Scholastic Book Fair a grand success!  We are pleased to announce that we will be able to purchase many more materials to enhance teaching and learning at the beautiful Memorial School.  Thank you so much for your support!


Memorial After School Homework & Study Club:
The 2014 winter session of Memorial’s After School Homework & Study Club for Grades 3-5 will begin on Tuesday, January 21st, and run through Thursday, March 27th.  The purpose of the club is to help children develop effective study skills while providing them with the time, structure, and supervision needed to successfully complete their homework at school.  The club will meet two afternoons per week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) from 2:30pm until 3:30pm.  The fee will be $80.  For more information, please call the main office.




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.


“Bridges: Growing Older, Growing Together” :
The Burlington School System is privileged to incorporate the “Bridges: Growing Older, Growing Together” program into some of our 4th grade classes.  This wonderful program pairs volunteer senior citizens with small groups of children in the classroom for an hour a week, over a 6 week session.  During this time, the children have the opportunity to get to know a senior and to learn from their experiences.  It is a wonderful opportunity for kids to learn about a different generation and for seniors to have the opportunity to see how children learn today.  So much has changed in our schools and our approach to teaching.  For this program to be successful, we need seniors who are willing to volunteer an hour of their time once a week for a 6 weeks session.  Many enjoy it so much they ask to do more than one session!  Sessions take place at different times over the course of the second half of the school year.  (Depending on the school).  If you know a senior, grandparent, or neighbor, who would enjoy getting to know some fourth graders, please encourage them to fill in an application at the Senior Center.    Any questions may be emailed to Caroline Mallard at cmallard1@hotmail.com, list “Bridges” in the subject line.  For more information on this nationwide program:  http://www.bridgestogether.org/


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!


From Burlington Youth Lacrosse:
Spring Lacrosse registrations is open for all levels (boys and girls).  Spots are limited, so register soon.  Please visit the Burlington Lacrosse website for details and registration information - http://www.burlingtonlax.com/