Monday, March 31, 2014

MCBA voting 2014 at Memorial


Memorial MCBA Voting Results

Over 700 Massachusetts Children's Book Award Nomination books were enjoyed and read
 by 4th and 5th grade Memorial School students and staff.  This year Mrs. Weldon along 
with Mrs. Floyd and Mrs. Magliozzi created a Google Voting Form and over 90 students 
and staff were able to vote for their favorite.  In order to vote for your favorite book, students
 needed to read at least 5 of the 25 nominated books.

This is how the voting went:

2014 MCBA Memorial School Ballot Results

First Place  

Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

Second Place

The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan 

Third Place

Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier
Tango: The Tale of an Island Dog by Eileen Beha
Chomp by Carl Hiassen
Small as an Elephant by Jennifer Jacobson
Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai
Hero by Mike Lupica

  
Title
Author
Votes
3rd
Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes
Auxier, Jonathan
4
3rd
Tango: The Tale of an Island Dog
Beha, Eileen
4

The Red Blazer Girls: The Vanishing Violin
Beil, Michael D.
0

The Perfect Game
Bowen, Fred
2

World Cup
Christopher, Matt
1

We the Children
Clements, Andrew
1

The Lost Children
Cohagan, Carolyn
1

The Trouble with Chickens: A J.J. Tully Mystery
Cronin, Doreen
3

The Mighty Miss Malone
Curtis, Christopher
1

The Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet
Dionne, Erin
1
1st
Out of My Mind
Draper, Sharon
40

90 Miles to Havanna
Flores-Galbis, Enrique
1

The Other Half of My Heart
Frazier, Sundee Tucker
1
3rd
Chomp
Hiaassen, Carl
4
Small as an Elephant
Jacobson, Jennifer
4
3rd
Inside Out and Back Again
Lai, Thanhha4
3rd
Hero
Lupica, Mike4

The Unwanteds
McMann, Lisa3

Summer of the Gypsy Moths
Pennypacker, Sara0

The Yggyssey
Pinkwater, Daniel0
2nd
The Lost Hero
Riordan, Rick5

Emma on Thin Icing
Simon, Coco0

Jake and Lily
Spinelli, Jerry2

I Survived: Hurricane Katrina, 2005
Tarshis, Lauren1

Dragonbreath #1
Vernon,Ursula
1

We are patiently waiting until the winner and honor books are announced!

Harlem Superstars show at BHS



Harlem Superstars
Hosted jointly by WHS and Burlington DECA and Sponsored by
  
Thursday, April 3rd 6:30PM
BURLINGTON High School Gymnasium

Come join us on April 3rd for a great family fun night and an entertaining show! This night of family fun includes: a comedy basketball show with the Faculty Dream Team made up of your favorite Burlington Teachers, a fun half- time show, and spectacular dunks, long shots and trick shots.
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Ticket Purchasing Options:
  1. Buy at Burlington Recreation Department by April 1st
  2. Buy at the door on night of show starting at 5:30pm.
3. Mail order via form below for Will Call Tickets
(a) Mail order form and check to BHS DECA 123 Cambridge St Burlington, MA. 01803 attn: Deb Deacon, Associate Principal
(b) Checks payable to BHS DECA
(c) Pick up tickets at will call table the evening of the game. For questions, please call Deb Deacon at 781-2701-1844


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Name:__________________________________________________
Contact email:___________________________________________
Contact Phone # _________________________________________ 

Admission Prices: $8 advance, $10 at Door

Make checks payable to Burlington High School
ORDERING in Advance:
Mail order form by March 28
th to Deb Deacon 123 Cambridge St. Burlington, MA 01803
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Total Amount Enclosed
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Generously SPONSORED BY: 


Friday, March 28, 2014

Toast to Memorial April 12, 2014


Toast to Memorial Tickets On Sale Now

Hi everyone,
This is a reminder that orders for our annual fundraiser are still on sale now.  Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at www.memorialschoolpto.org.  (tickets for teachers are $15)

The event will take place on Saturday,  April 12th at the Crowne Plaza in Woburn from 7:00 - 11:00pm.

The Toast to Memorial is a wine tasting, social event with raffles and silent and live auctions.  All money raised will help pay for field trips, enrichment programs and other needs at Memorial School. (Cash, Checks and Credit Cards will be accepted at the event).

Gift Basket Items for the Toast to Memorial

Classroom teachers have sent home a list of requested items for each family to donate to the classroom gift baskets that will be raffled off at the event.  Please send your items in to school as soon as possible as the teachers will assemble the baskets at the end of next week.  Please ask your child what their classroom theme is.  A List is also posted to our PTO website.

Help at the Toast - Need a few volunteers

We are looking for a few people to help out the night of the Toast with picking up baskets at the school, manning the registration desk for s short shift, and helping with the live and silent auctions.  If you can help, please contact Laura Vittum to volunteer at vitt_maple@mac.com.  

Raffle Sales for those not attending

If you are not able to attend the Toast and still want to purchase raffle tickets for the gift baskets, forms will be going home next week to purchase.

Mohegan Sun Trip May 3, 2014


Join the Adopt-A-Class 2016
FUNdraiser
 Saturday, May 3, 2014



Trip Includes:
*    R/T motor coach
*    Wine/beer and cheese & crackers served on the way to Casino
*    Host comedian: Chris Zito to entertain you on the drive to the Casino
*    5+ hours at Mohegan Sun Resort Casino
*    $15 voucher for dinner
*    $15 gaming package ($15 free bet)
*    Discount admission to spa and health club at Mohegan Sun
Admission is just $10 (regularly $25) for use of the locker room, pool and hot tub area
*    Pizza on ride home
*    Tax & Gratuities (driver, trip leader & wait-staff)

All this for just $69pp (if we sell 50 seats, we will raise over $1200)


Departure:  St. Margaret’s at 1:30 PM Returns around 11:30 PM

To reserve your seat, please mail checks payable to: ADAC 2016 to:
Michelle Tigges
4 Ellen Rd.
Burlington, MA 01803

           
If you have any questions: contact Michelle at 781-272-5187 or email: tigges@bpsk12.org

Weekly Memo


MEMORIAL SCHOOL NEWS  
March 28th, 2014
(Memorialprincipal.blogspot.com)

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


IMPORTANT DATES
April 3rd - 2nd Grade Field Trip
April 12th - Toast to Memorial 7Pm - 11PM
April 15th & 16th - 5th Grade Field Trip

MAIN ENTRÉE CHOICES (SEE LUNCH MENU FOR MORE DETAILS) March 31st - April 4th
Monday

Burlington sampler
Tuesday

Chicken Patty
Wednesday

French Toast
Thursday

Ultimate Nachos
Friday

Pizza

From the Office
It is that time of year when we begin to create new class list for the 2014-2015 school year.  Creating these lists is a complex, thoughtful, and collaborative process that involves a variety of components and perspectives. Classroom, guidance, reading, and special education staff assist the principal in developing class lists for the upcoming school year. Your perspective as a parent is part of the placement process as well. The Student Information Form, sent home this week, has been designed to provide an opportunity to share your perspective regarding your child’s academic, social, and emotional strengths and needs. If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please return the Student Information Form to Memorial School by Thursday, April 18th, as the process will get underway shortly thereafter.


From the Memorial PTO:
Save the Date: Toast to Memorial!  Saturday, April 12th - 7 to 11PM. Crowne Plaza, Woburn, MA.  Support and celebrate the Memorial Community!   Make new friends, renew old ones. Take a chance to win raffle prizes and auction items.  Please look in this weeks backpack folders for more information.



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.


From Pine Glen School
Please join us on Saturday, March 29th from 9am to 2pm for the annual Pine Glen Carnival.  Enjoy  games, inflatables, raffles, hot air balloon rides (from 9am to 11am weather permitting), cake walk and more.



Fruitberry Fundraiser for the Food Pantry!
Fruitberry is hosting a Fundraiser to help the Burlington Food Pantry on April 8th, from 9am to 9pm!  Fruitberry serves 16 flavors of frozen yogurt, personal-size gourmet pizzas with your choice of Italian, multi-grain or wheat organic crusts, and organic Peet's Coffee products.  Fruitberry will donate 20% of profits -- just put your receipt in the special collection box!  Fruitberry is located in Crossroads Plaza at 34 Cambridge Street in Burlington, near Panera Bread & Roche Bros.


Memorial After School Homework & Study Club:  The 2014 session of Memorial’s After School Homework & Study Club for grade 3-5 will begin on Tuesday, April 8th, and run through Tuesday, June 10th.  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 fee will be $80, and the club will meet two afternoons per week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) from 2:30pm until 3:30pm.  Any questions, please call the office at 781-270-1721.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Learning about Difference and Acceptance


Fourth graders got a chance to learn about difference 
and acceptance from our LABBB teachers
Ms. Beers and Ms. DiFrancesco


They explained how some children communicate 
with iPads


Ms. Bannon hosted the presentation by reading
a moving story about a boy being included 
in a baseball game


Fifth graders read a letter
I am disabled...


The entire grade level sang a song 



Students watched a powerful video about the
football team at 
Olivet middle school
in Michigan

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Weekly Memo




MEMORIAL SCHOOL NEWS  
March 21st, 2014
(Memorialprincipal.blogspot.com)

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


IMPORTANT DATES
March 25th - Kindergarten Field Trip
April 3rd - 2nd Grade Field Trip
April 12th - Toast to Memorial 7Pm - 11PM
April 15th & 16th - 5th Grade Field Trip

MAIN ENTRÉE CHOICES (SEE LUNCH MENU FOR MORE DETAILS) March 24th - 28th
Monday

Popcorn chicken
Tuesday

Mozzarella cheese sticks
Wednesday

chicken and cheese fajita
Thursday

Hamburger or cheeseburger
Friday

French Bread Pizza


From the Memorial PTO:
Save the Date: Toast to Memorial!  Saturday, April 12th - 7 to 11PM. Crowne Plaza, Woburn, MA.  Support and celebrate the Memorial Community!   Make new friends, renew old ones. Take a chance to win raffle prizes and auction items.  Please look in this weeks backpack folders for more information.


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.


MSMS MADDOG 5th grade HOCKEY SIGN-UPS
Attention all 5th grade hockey players, who are entering 6th Grade Middle School next year, 2014 – 2015 season; Sign-ups are now being accepted for MadDogs Middle School Skills & Development Hockey Program. This will be geared to get next years 6th grade players ready for MadDog 7th & 8th grade team. 6th Graders will skate all 11 weeks of skills/practices alongside 7th & 8th graders from Sept – Mid November. Based on ability, some may be asked to skate with 7th & 8th graders for some games during our season from Dec – end of Feb. Our goal is to introduce 6th graders to the MadDog Team and let them feel a part of the team, learn our system, attend games, introduce checking properly, off-ice blackboard sessions, receive a team jersey. MSMS MADDOG HOCKEY PROGRAM IS NOW LINKED CLOSELY WITH BURLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY HOCKEY TEAM & COACHING STAFF FOR UPCOMING SEASON, AS A FEEDER PROGRAM FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY TEAM!! Be part of the MSMS Maddog team that’s been in existence for 13 years.  Check out the great website to learn more & to sign up NOW @  www.maddoghockey.net   For more information or questions you can also contact Head Coach Bill Pepicelli @ 781-229-1849 or e-mail @maddoghockey@yahoo.com






Burlington High School Annual Art Exhibition and Fashion Show
The opening reception for Burlington High School's 41st Annual Art Exhibition will be held on Thursday, March 20, from 6:30 until 8:30 pm, which is also the night of the high school's Open House. Hundreds of pieces of work from all art classes will be on display in the high school library and main lobby. The show will be up until the second week of April, but this is the only night that the exhibition will be open to the general public.Also that night, the Fashion Design class will be hosting its second annual Fashion Show in the lower library.Cambridge Street Gallery, across from the school's cafeteria, will also be open that night. On display will be work from our AP Studio Art students. The posters for the event were created by seniors in the Digital Publishing class: Tanaka Chibanda, Michelle Lytje, Jordan Mathieson, Erin Savage and Jeff Turri.

From Pine Glen School
Please join us on Saturday, March 29th from 9am to 2pm for the annual Pine Glen Carnival.  Enjoy  games, inflatables, raffles, hot air balloon rides (from 9am to 11am weather permitting), cake walk and more.