Thursday, October 30, 2014

Weekly Memo

October 31st , 2014
Main Office 781-270-1721    Nurse 781-270-1724   Absentee Line 781-273-7649

  Nov 2nd - Daylight Savings time ends, turn clocks back  1 hour
 Nov 4th - Election Day, No School
 Nov 7th - Veteran's Day School Assembly at 8:30 am
Nov 10th - No School, Professional Development Day
Nov 11th -  No School, Veteran’s Day
Nov 13th - School Picture Retake
Nov 26th - ½ day, Dismissal at 11:15 am
Nov 27th - No School, Thanksgiving Break
Nov 28th - No School, Thanksgiving Break

  Main Entree Choices (See Lunch Menu for More Details) Nov 3rd - Nov 7th


No School

Mozzarella sticks


Reminders from the Office:
Veteran’s Day:  One of our special traditions at Memorial School is honoring those who have served our country in the Armed Services.  Each year, 4th grade students lead us in honoring veterans and those currently serving our country in a whole school sing along.  This year’s assembly will be held on Friday, November 7th, at 8:30 am in the cafetorium.  Families are welcome to join us for this special ceremony.  If you know of a veteran, or a current serviceman or woman who would be available at that time, please invite them to attend!

The Book Fair is Coming!:  Books make wonderful gifts, and the Memorial School Book Fair will come just in time for the holiday gift giving!  The Fair will be held December 1st through December 9th right here in our library.  Please look for a notice during the last week in November, which will contain more detailed information, including times your child’s class is scheduled to visit the fair.  You are invited to join him or her and browse the fair together.  Research shows that children who own their own books are more likely to become better and more motivated readers.  We look forward to seeing you there!

From the Nurse:  Halloween Safety- Please remember that costumes should be comfortable, fireproof, and reflective.  Eyeholes should allow unimpeded vision.  All candy should be inspected before consumption.  Wrapped “goodies” are safest.  Any props for costumes should be inspected for safety (no sharp points or dangerous parts).  Flashlights should have new batteries.  Younger children should trick or treat with an adult an only go to known neighborhoods.  Parents should know where older children are going and set a return tim.  HAVE FUN AND BE SAFE!

From the Office;  As our New England weather grows colder, please make sure students have the proper outerwear for outdoor recess.  The children will be going out each day, weather permitting.

Happenings Around Town:
Burlington Food Pantry:  The Burlington Food Pantry is looking for donations of TOOTHPASTE and TOOTHBRUSHES. If you can contribute, please place your donations in the Food Pantry Box in the Main Office.  The Burlington Food Pantry provides food to approximately 120 needy Burlington families every month.  

Treats for Troops:  The Memorial School is once again joining other Burlington Schools in collecting Halloween Candy for our troops overseas from November 3rd - November 8th.  Over the last few years we have been able to send over 6000 lbs of candy to troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Please join in again and donate some of your Halloween candy of pick up an extra bag at the store and help us send a little Halloween cheer overseas!  Soldiers love getting cards and letters from kids back home.  If you would like to send a special message to a soldier overseas, please put your letter in the Orange Collection box along with your candy and we will make sure it gets to a soldier!  If you know of a soldier stationed overseas who would like to receive a box, please email their info to  Thank You!
Burlington Community Scholarship Foundation:  Come celebrate with familiar faces, rekindle friendships, and share laughs, while reminiscing about the good days.  Alumni Bash, 70s, 80s, 90s, Reunion to Benefit the Burlington Community Scholarship Foundation on Saturday, November 8th, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  Tickets are $10.00.