Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Weekly Memo "a little late"

MEMORIAL SCHOOL NEWS  
November 14th , 2014
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Main Office 781-270-1721    Nurse 781-270-1724   Absentee Line 781-273-7649

 IMPORTANT DATES
Nov 25th - 5th Grade Thanksgiving Speeches 9:30 to 10:30
Nov 26th - Turkey Trot - 8:45am - 5th grade, 9:45 - 4th grade,  10:40am - 3rd grade
Nov 26th - ½ day, Dismissal at 11:15 am
Nov 27th - No School, Thanksgiving Break
Nov 28th - No School, Thanksgiving Break
Dec 1st - Dec 9th - Memorial School Book Fair in the Library
Dec 10th - 4th & 5th Grade Winter Concert, 7pm


Main Entree Choices (See Lunch Menu for More Details) Nov 17th - Nov 21st
   Monday

Popcorn Chicken
Tuesday

French Toast Sticks
Wednesday

Turkey Dinner
Thursday

Pasta
Friday

Pizza
From the Office:
From Miss Bannon & Mr. Peterson:  Please help us support the Burlington Food Pantry by bringing a non-perishable food item to the 6th Annual Turkey Trot race on Wednesday, November 26th.  Grade 5 - 8:45, Grade 4- 9:45, and Grade 3 - 10:40am.  If you are unable to attend, and would still like to donate, please drop off items in the box located outside the office now until Nov 26th.
THANK YOU! to the many families who contributed to the Treats for Our Troops Box.  Your generosity will put smiles on the faces of many people, especially during the holidays when they are so far from home and family.  
20th Annual Coats for Kids:  Please donate your gently used winter coats for children and adults.  Any warm, winter coats, gently used, good quality, all sizes needed (Especially XL, & Pre-K sizes).    Please do not drop off any coats with rips, tears, broken zippers, or permanent stains.  Sweatshirts, vests, and spring coats are not needed.  You may drop of coats in the main lobby of Memorial School, there will be a box in the lobby.  Once collected and cleaned, coats are distributed by social service agents to those in need within the community.  The coat drive will run now through January 10th.

From the Memorial PTO:  
Scrips Program:  The holidays are coming, and a gift certificate to a favorite restaurant of store might be the perfect gift for those folks in your life who provide a “Shopping Challenge!”  Shopping through the SCRIPs program will help your family and Memorial too.  For every gift card purchased, the school receives a percentage ranging from 2% to 18%.  Informational packets went home today in the backpack folders.  Orders can be placed online at www.shopwithscrip.com, using Memorial School Enrollment Code: 1328L3851L195, or fill out the order form, and send back in your child’s backpack.  Please make checks payable to Memorial School PTO.  All orders are due on Friday, December 5th.  Orders will be delivered by December 17th.  Any questions, please contact Marsha at mmcmakin18@gmail.com or 781-272-6480.
Box Tops and Coke Product Bottle Caps:  Please send in any box tops you have collected or Coke product bottle caps.  Every label and bottle cap collected is money for our school. Box tops can be found on over 240 participating products, it’s an easy way and free way for schools to earn cash for the things they need.  Collections can be dropped of in the office.


Happenings Around Town:
From PAC BURLINGTON:  Please join us for our upcoming presentation - Bringing School Behavior to Home Monday, November 17th 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Marion Tavern* Presented by Naomi O’Brien M. Ed Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), BPS.  This workshop will discuss how to help bridge the gap between school and home behavior and create positive behavior systems for any environment. We will explore and discuss the four areas of the Life Skills Curriculum which is currently implemented throughout the district:  Instruction-Following, Functional Language Skills, Tolerance Skills, and Empathy Skills.  Strategies around how to teach these skills, reinforce them at home, as well as differentiate both the teaching and skill selection will be discussed.
*Marion Tavern is located next to the Burlington police department.  Doors open at 6:30 presentation begins at 7:00 If you have any questions please contact Lisa DeRosa at burlingtonspedpac@gmail.com

Burlington Youth Soccer:  U10, U12 & U14 Boys and Girls Soccer Clinic for grades 3 - 8 , will run for 7 weeks on Saturdays Nov 22-Jan 3.  Each session is held at separate times for 90 minutes each.     For more information contact Gina Lauder at glauder15@comcast.net or Kim Pigott at perfectpromo@verizon.net. Space is limited.


Burlington Public Schools Parent Teacher Organization Fundraiser:  Join us for a delicious fundraiser to benefit Burlington Public Schools Parent Teacher Organizations on Tuesday, November 18th, at 5pm at Flatbread Pizza.  $3.50 from every large & $1.75 from every small pizza sold will go to participating PTOs.