Friday, April 11, 2014

Weekly Memo

April 11, 2014

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

April 12th - Toast to Memorial 7pm - 11pm
April 14th - Spring Pictures
April 15th & 16th - 5th Grade Field Trip
April 15th & 17th - Incoming Kindergarten Story time @ 1:15pm
April 16th & 17th - Kindergarten Field Trip
April 18th - No School
April 21st - 25th - Spring Vacation, No School
April 28th - May 1st - Incoming Kindergarten screening



Ham & Cheese

Hot Dog

Baked Chicken

No School

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.

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.

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!