Friday, May 30, 2014

FIELD DAY June 16, 2014


iRobot visits grades 3-4-5

We were so fortunate to have a Memorial parent, Mr. Wong, visit students in grades 3-5 this afternoon.
He generously offered to come and share his engineering work at iRobot
Students got to meet a variety of robots, 
one that cleans your floors
one that helps the police and military
and one named, Ava.
Thank you, Clement and Marty for making learning about science and mathematics exciting
and inspiring our young students to never give up!










weekly memo


MEMORIAL SCHOOL NEWS  
May 30, 2014
(Memorialprincipal.blogspot.com)

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



IMPORTANT DATES
June 3rd - Orientation @ MSMS for Grade 5 students
June 3rd - Orientation @ MSMS for Grade 5 parents 7pm to 8pm
June 5th - !st Grade Field trip, Tide Pool
June 6th - Famous American Tea - Grade 2
June 10th-8:45 Memorial day/ Flag day celebration and grade 3 recorder and violin concert
June 11th - PTO Family Picnic
June 12th & June 13th - Grade 3 Field trip
June 13th - 5th Grade Field trip, Cedardale
June 14th - Math Olympiad Tournament @ Memorial Cafe, 9am to 1pm
June 16th - Field Day
June 17th - Field Day, rain date
June 24th - Last Day of School



MAIN ENTRÉE CHOICES (SEE LUNCH MENU FOR MORE DETAILS)   June 2 - June 6
Monday

Meatball Sub
Tuesday

Burlington Sampler
Wednesday

Popcorn Chicken
Thursday

Steak & Cheese
Sub
Friday

Homemade Pizza



From the Burlington Food Pantry
We are requesting donations of toothpaste and toothbrushes.  Donation boxes will be  dropped off at the elementary schools for the lobby.  Collections will take place until June 23rd.


PLEASE HELP CONTINUE THE TRADITION: Will you be a chaperone at the BHS Post Graduation (all-night) Party?  Its tradition for the parents of underclassmen to chaperone the party for our graduating seniors.  We are looking for men to help with the sumo wrestling on all 3 shifts - shift 1 (10 pm - midnight on Sunday June 8), shift 2 (midnight - 3 am on Mon June 9), shift 3 (3am - 5am on Mon June 9) We also have a few spots avail for either men or women at other activities for shift 3.  You don't need to have a child in the high school, any adult that does not have a senior at the party is welcome.  This is a great way to "pay it forward."  Help us this year and when your child graduates, the parents of underclassmen will be there for you!  To volunteer, or if you have any questions, please contact Michele Shields at Michele_Shields@verizon.net or 781-270-5142.



CSA Farm Share: Looking for locally-grown, ethically-raised, delicious food in 
Burlington?  Order and pick up a CSA farm share at the Presbyterian Church in 
Burlington, 335 Cambridge Street, Burlington, MA.  The church is distributing 
sustainably-raised eggs, meat, vegetables, and fruit from 3 local farms on Monday 
afternoons this year.  Contact the church burlpres@aol.org to order a weekly dozen or 
half dozen eggs from Clark Farm of Carlisle. Visitwww.farmerdaves.net to order weekly
fruits and/or vegetables from Farmer Dave’s of Dracut.  Visit www.lilachedgefarm.org 
to order monthly meat shares from Lilac Hedge Farm of Berlin, MA.  Contact the 
church 
burlpres@aol.org with questions.  Hope to see you there!



Burlington Swim & Tennis Club Open House:
Saturday, May 31st and Sunday June 1st  12:00 to 6:00 p.m.  Swimming pools, tennis courts, snack bar, cookouts, fun and sun! Stop by and see how your family could be enjoying this summer.



Cradles to Crayons:  provides essential items to children living in low-income or homeless situations in Massachusetts. We do this by collecting new and gently-used items from local families and redistributing them to children in-need of everyday essentials.  Before leaving for summer vacation, please consider cleaning out your closets and dropping off your gently used children’s items in a toter in the lobby at any of the Elementary schools: Fox Hill, Francis Wyman, Memorial or Pine Glen from June 2-20th.

We are especially in need of:   Boys clothing sizes 2T - 18/20 (especially tops)
Girls clothing sizes 24 months – 18/20 (especially tops)  and Sneakers (up to adult size 10)

Because of our unique model, items donated to Cradles to Crayons are distributed directly to local children in-need. By donating clothing and sneakers you no longer want or need, you can help make a difference in the life of a child in need, and help Cradles to Crayons provide local kids with quality items, free of charge, that will help them thrive – at home at school and at play.
For more information on Cradles to Crayons and how to get involved, visitwww.cradlestocrayons.org/boston.  For questions, please call Nancy Kiehl 781-307-7486

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Bournedale meeting TONIGHT!




REMINDER to 4th GRADE PARENTS!!!


CAMP BOURNEDALE MEETING:
WHEN: Tues. May 27th @ 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Francis Wyman Auditorium


Darin Fabrizio, the director of Camp Bournedale and Mr. Lisano will be there to show a PowerPoint and answer any questions you have.


Friday, May 23, 2014

Weekly Memo



MEMORIAL SCHOOL NEWS  
May 23, 2014
(Memorialprincipal.blogspot.com)

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


IMPORTANT DATES
May 26th - No School, Memorial Day
May 27th - Camp Bournedale informational mtg for current 4th grade parents @ Francis     Wyman, 6pm - 7pm
June 3rd - Orientation @ MSMS for Grade 5 students
June 3rd - Orientation @ MSMS for Grade 5 parents 7pm to 8pm
June 5th - !st Grade Field trip, Tide Pool
June 6th - Famous American Tea - Grade 2
June 10th-8:45 Memorial day and Flag day celebration
June 11th - PTO Family Picnic (rain date 6/16)
June 12th & June 13th - Grade 3 Field trip
June 13th - 5th Grade Field trip, Cedardale
June 14th - Math Olympiad Tournament @ Memorial Cafe, 9am to 1pm
June 16th - Field Day
June 17th - Field Day, rain date
June 18th-6pm Moving up ceremony 5th grade
June 24th - Last Day of School 1/2 day dismissal at 11:15




MAIN ENTRÉE CHOICES (SEE LUNCH MENU FOR MORE DETAILS)   May 19th - 23rd
Monday

No School
Tuesday

Popcorn Chicken
Wednesday

Hamburger
Cheeseburger
Hot dog
Thursday

Mozzarella Cheese
Sticks
Friday

Sal’s Pizza







From the Burlington Food Pantry
We are requesting donations of toothpaste and toothbrushes.  Donation boxes will be  dropped off at the elementary schools for the lobby.  






PLEASE HELP CONTINUE THE TRADITION: Will you be a chaperone at the BHS Post Graduation (all-night) Party?  Its tradition for the parents of underclassmen to chaperone the party for our graduating seniors.  We are looking for men to help with the sumo wrestling on all 3 shifts - shift 1 (10 pm - midnight on Sunday June 8), shift 2 (midnight - 3 am on Mon June 9), shift 3 (3am - 5am on Mon June 9) We also have a few spots avail for either men or women at other activities for shift 3.  You don't need to have a child in the high school, any adult that does not have a senior at the party is welcome.  This is a great way to "pay it forward."  Help us this year and when your child graduates, the parents of underclassmen will be there for you!  To volunteer, or if you have any questions, please contact Michele Shields at Michele_Shields@verizon.net or 781-270-5142.



Relay for Life:  Please show your support for Relay For for Life team- "Marty's Angels"by attending Orange Leaf on May 27th!  Marty is a five year old boy who had battled leukemia for three years and is now cancer free!  Come celebrate Marty's life with our team!


ANNUAL CAR WASH/BAKE SALE/BOTTLE & CAN DROP OFF: The Butterflies, Relay for Life's youth team is having their annual Car Wash/Bake Sale/Bottle Redemption Drop off - Friday, May 30 from 3:00 - 6:00 pm - 5 Mallard Way (off Mill Street) - come by and enjoy the fun, get your car cleaned, have a yummy treat - and drop off any bottle/can recyclables (MA 5 cent returnables only please). All proceeds will go to Relay for Life of Burlington. For more information, visit www.relayforlife.org/burlingtonma or contact Julie atquinns@rcn.com.



OPEN HOUSE:
Burlington Swim & Tennis Club
Saturday, May 31st and Sunday June 1st  12:00 to 6:00 p.m.  Swimming pools, tennis courts, snack bar, cookouts, fun and sun! Stop by and see how your family could be enjoying this summer.



Cradles to Crayons
provides essential items to children living in low-income or homeless situations in Massachusetts. We do this by collecting new and gently-used items from local families and redistributing them to children in-need of everyday essentials.  Before leaving for summer vacation, please consider cleaning out your closets and dropping off your gently used children’s items in a toter in the lobby at any of the Elementary schools: Fox Hill, Francis Wyman, Memorial or Pine Glen from June 2-20th.
We are especially in need of:
       Boys clothing sizes 2T - 18/20 (especially tops)
       Girls clothing sizes 24 months – 18/20 (especially tops)
       Sneakers (up to adult size 10)
Because of our unique model, items donated to Cradles to Crayons are distributed directly to local children in-need. By donating clothing and sneakers you no longer want or need, you can help make a difference in the life of a child in need, and help Cradles to Crayons provide local kids with quality items, free of charge, that will help them thrive – at home at school and at play.
For more information on Cradles to Crayons and how to get involved, visitwww.cradlestocrayons.org/boston.  For questions, please call Nancy Kiehl 781-307-7486

Memorial-Flag Day celebration June 10, 2014



We will be celebrating Memorial Day and Flag Day
on June 10, 2014
8:45 am
Memorial Cafe
Memorial families are welcome to join us



Memorial Day on the Common


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TOWN OF BURLINGTON VeteransServices
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Robert C. Hogan, Director bhogan@burlington.org
Betty McDonough, Principal Clerk bmcdonough@burlington.org
May 22, 2014

Memorial Day Monday, may 26, 2014

D-Day, June 6, 1944A History Lesson
8:00 a.m. Flag Raising at the newly dedicated memorial park section of the Town Common 10:00 a.m. Memorial Day Ceremony in the Veterans Section of Chestnut Hill Cemetery

This year, 2014, is the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion that started in France, and ended the War in Europe, a year later. Burlingtons Memorial Day program will be a history lesson of that momentous event as we will be honoring and remembering the Invasion of Europe, known as D-Day, June 6th, 1944.
It will be a history lesson, with letters from the Franklin D Roosevelt Museum and Library, the Eisenhower Museum and Library, and a letter from the World War II Museum. We will also hear from the mayors of St. Come du Mont and DAngoville au Plain, France. There will be readings from Franklin Roosevelts June 6, 1944 Prayer (we were pleased to receive a copy of the original) and Ikes Speech to the Troops, also given on June 6, 1944.

Author, Walter Ford Carter, has written a book about the loss of his father, who stepped on Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944 and died 11 days later. He was four years old when his father died, and the book is a story of how he learned all about his father during those war years.

The BHS French class has translated the two letters from France and will join us to read the letters in French and the translated version. We will also be joined by The Liberty Bell Singers and the BHS Marching Band.

If you are, or know of, a World War 2, D-Day veteran, please let this office know. Call the Office of Veterans Services at 781-270-1960, or e-mail us at veterans@burlington.org.

We would very much like everyone to join us this Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, 2014, at 8:00 a.m. on Burlingtons Town Common for the Flag Raising Ceremony, and at 10:00 a.m. at our beautiful Chestnut Hill Cemetery for the main portion of the program. A continental breakfast will be provided between these two programs at the Human Services Building, 61 Center Street, and soft drinks and candy will be available at the cemetery garage after the 10:00 a.m. program.

Sincerely,
Bob Hogan, Director Burlington Veterans Services
29 CENTER STREET BURLINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 01803 Tel: (781) 270-1959 WALK IN: 61 CENTER STREET ROOM 212
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Fax: (781)270-8165www.burlington.org 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Local Hero celebrated


A proud day for the Conceison family
A prouder day for Burlington Public Schools
Bob Conceison and his daughter, MaryKathryn celebrate at the award ceremony
Congratulations!


Boston Marriott Burlington has launched Chopped Champions, a community-wide contest to recognize local heroes. “Local Heroes” were awarded in six categories: Technology, Education, Healthcare, Military, First Responders and Community. Nominees must demonstrate excellence in their field through leadership, achievement, and volunteerism and live or work in Burlington, Massachusetts.

It takes all kinds of kinds in 5th grade


Inspiring students to make a difference.
A student in Ms. Conceison's class took the lead and designed
T-shirts with her favorite saying to teach tolerance
"It takes all kinds of kinds"
The future is bright for all children who learn these important lessons
Thank you Ms. Conceison for being a role model at Memorial
Thank you to Bella for being a student leader



Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Who wants a pet for the summer?


Summer Animal
Adoption


The Science Center is looking for homes for some of its animals over Summer vacation.

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turtles-rabbit-gerbils-snakes-hamsters-salamanders

--The Science Center will provide cage, STARTER food, shavings, and  
   care sheet for each animal.

--CALL MS. WENDY PAVLICEK AT (781)-270-2928 or e-mail
   pavlicek@bpsk12.org asap if interested.
 
--Animals are distributed on a first come, first serve basis.  




--All animals must be picked up by making an appointment with Ms.
   Pavlicek. Thank you.

Monday, May 19, 2014

PARCC testing information


Memorial students in grades 3-5 started the end of year (EOY) testing today
Each student will participate in one day of english language arts (ELA)
and one day of Math testing.
The testing window for Memorial School is May 19-29
Make-up dates are June 3-4
Students perform best when...they get a good nights sleep
and eat a healthy breakfast


2014-2015 start and end times for elementary schools

2014/2015 Elementary/Bus Times

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Pancake Breakfast and Art Show

Memorial PTO once again put together a delicious pancake breakfast
and student art work was of full display 
for all to enjoy!
Thank you to Ms. York and the PTO for making this rainy Saturday morning so special










Friday, May 16, 2014

Weekly Memo


MEMORIAL SCHOOL NEWS  
May 16, 2014
(Memorialprincipal.blogspot.com)

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





IMPORTANT DATES
May 17th - PTO Pancake Breakfast
May 19th - 2nd Grade Field Trip
May 26th - No School, Memorial Day


MAIN ENTRÉE CHOICES (SEE LUNCH MENU FOR MORE DETAILS)   May 19th - 23rd
Monday

Burlington Sampler
Tuesday

Meatball sub
Wednesday

Tacos
Thursday

Chicken Parm
Friday

Sal’s Pizza




Memorial School Art Show and Pancake Breakfast:
Saturday, May 17th,from 8-10 AM in the Memorial Cafeteria.   Mark your calendar for this fun family event!  Come and enjoy breakfast and an exhibit of your child's beautiful art work!  Mrs. Hennessey (a.k.a. Mrs. York) has once again outdone herself and will set up an impressive display for all of us to enjoy.   This year's theme is "Sailing These Seven Sea's With Pirates."  If you'd like to volunteer for this event please just send an email to, memorialpto.burlington@gmail.com  Registration information will be sent home in backpacks this week, or you may register online atmemorialschoolpto.com




From the Burlington Food Pantry
We are requesting donations of toothpaste and toothbrushes.  Donation boxes will be dropped off at the elementary schools for the lobby.  



PLEASE HELP CONTINUE THE TRADITION: Will you be a chaperone at the BHS Post Graduation (all-night) Party?  Its tradition for the parents of underclassmen to chaperone the party for our graduating seniors.  We are looking for men to help with the sumo wrestling on all 3 shifts - shift 1 (10 pm - midnight on Sunday June 8), shift 2 (midnight - 3 am on Mon June 9), shift 3 (3am - 5am on Mon June 9) We also have a few spots avail for either men or women at other activities for shift 3.  You don't need to have a child in the high school, any adult that does not have a senior at the party is welcome.  This is a great way to "pay it forward."  Help us this year and when your child graduates, the parents of underclassmen will be there for you!  To volunteer, or if you have any questions, please contact Michele Shields at Michele_Shields@verizon.net or 781-270-5142.


Burlington Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts and Venture Scouts:  are having their eighth annual scouting expo at Rahanis Park, Sunday May 18 from 9-noon…… Come and Join in the Fun! Scouting age boys and girls (Grades 1-12 for 2014-2015 School Year) are invited to come and check out the scouting programs in Burlington.  Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts will demonstrate the spirit of teamwork, character building and camaraderie that scouting is about. Join with the scouts in the “Scouting Survivor Challenges”. Leadership from all of the towns scouting units will be on hand to answer any questions about the Scouting Programs in Burlington and accept new registrations. Join us for a morning of “Fun with a Purpose” Sunday May 18 from 9:00 am to noon. Call Chet Maguire 781-229-2235 with any questions.

Burlington Education Foundation: The Annual Exercise for Education ½ mile Fun Run & 5K Run or Walk is on Sunday, May 18th, 2014.
8:00 am – Check in   9:00 am – FUN RUN start time  9:30 am – 5K start time   10:30 am – Awards
Location: Burlington High School, 123 Cambridge Street, Burlington, MA
Registration: Online at www.BurlingtonEdFoundation.org
Grand Raffle | Snacks | Prizes | Giveaways

Don’t forget to check out our Grand Raffle on our website: www.BurlingtonEdFoundation.org
Volunteer today and be entered to win a $50 Gift Card to The Capital Grille!
The shifts run from 8:00 am – 11:00 am with many being 1-2 hours (more if you like). All you need is a smile, we supply the t-shirt! As an added benefit, Burlington High School students receive scholarship points with Adopt-A-Class, or Community service hours. Simply RSVP to Jean Golding at jeanbgolding@verizon.net and indicate any time constraints and we will reserve a spot in accordance with your time available.




Relay for Life:  Please show your support for Relay For for Life team- "Marty's Angels"by attending Orange Leaf on May 27th!  Marty is a five year old boy who had battled leukemia for three years and is now cancer free!  Come celebrate Marty's life with our team!