Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Weekly Memo (a little late!)

April 17, 2014

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

April 18th - No School
April 21st - 25th - Spring Vacation, No School
April 28th - May 1st - Incoming Kindergarten screening
May 7th & 9th - 3rd Grade Field Trip
May 12th - Kindergarten Field Trip


Chicken Nuggets

Hamburger or Cheeseburger

Pasta with meatballs



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 to register.

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, June10th.  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.  We’re still accepting registrations.

Memorial Pre-K Social
Do you have a child who will be entering Kindergarten this fall at Memorial?  Burlington Mother-to-Mother is organizing socials for future Kindergartners, which are free and open to everyone.  The first Memorial social will be on April 29, 2014 from 3-4 pm at the school's playground.  To rsvp, please contact Sharleen Davis at

BPD radKids Week
Your kids will be in a fun and very active program that stresses safety awareness through role-play, self-defense and other activities. Burlington Police D.A.R.E. will incorporate risk awareness skills (strangers, public safety etc.) with radKIDS, a program that offers defense against abduction. RadKIDS teaches all kinds of cool things, like what you can do to be safe from fires, or how to be safe when you're out shopping, even what to do if a strange dog scares you. The radKids portion of the class (defense against
abduction) is a 15-hour class to be integrated with the D.A.R.E. safety awareness teachings.  Due to a generous grant from Lahey Clinic, classes will be free for all attending residents. Donations to the Burlington D.A.R.E. Program are appreciated. As per the radKIDS organization, each child thereafter will be able to re-attend the class on an unlimited basis for free.   The program is intended for children ages 8-12. The course will be held at the Memorial Elementary School gymnasium Mon. – Fri. (9am-12noon) July
14-28, July 21-25 and July 28-August 1. All 5 classes must be attended. Full time Burlington Police officers will teach the class! Registration forms will be made available at the Burlington Police Web Site: and may be dropped off at the Police Station. Limited space available! For questions, call Officers Keith Sheppard or Steve Cross at (781) 505-4919 or 781-505-4965.

Adopt-A-Class of 2025 Parents:
You are invited to a planning meeting for the first fundraiser for the Class of 2025. Come and learn how you can begin to earn hours toward scholarship money for your son or daughter. Tuesday, April 29th from 7-8pm at panera, crossroads plaza in burlington. The Class of 2025 business partner is Newtowne Grille/Old Towne Liquors. Please contact Joanie Tremblay or Cathy Perry with any questions at

Contact: Vanessa Ovian, 781-229-2805,
April 9, 2014
The Burlington Educational Summer Theatre triumphantly returns this summer for its sixth year with the
beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, “Cinderella.”
“Cinderella” auditions will take place in the Fogelberg Performing Arts Center of Burlington High School,
123 Cambridge Street, on April 30 from 3:30 to 6:30 pm OR May 1 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. All students in
grades four through eight at the time of the audition are eligible for the BEST Program.
Students only need to attend one of the audition days. They will be taught a dance routine (please come
dressed to move) and a song to sing. If interested in speaking parts, they will be asked to read a part of
the script.
BEST will once again offer the Summer Workshop as a one or two week program for kids currently in
grades one through three. No audition is necessary for Summer Workshop students.
All parents are asked to visit the BEST website ( for more information on
both programs and to register online. A $150 deposit is due at the time of auditions and will be applied
toward tuition; if the student is not accepted, the fee will be refunded.
For more information on either program, contact BEST at or phone 781-

From Marshall Simonds Middle School:
More information to follow.

Family Skate Night: Come out and skate for a great cause. Relay for Life Team, The Fighting Irish Families is hosting a family skate night on Friday, April 25th, 7:00 - 9:00pm at the O’Brien Ice Rink, 55 Locust Street, Woburn. $5.00 per skater. Pizza, snacks, and drinks will be available for sale. All proceeds benefit Relay for Life of Burlington. Thank you for your support!