Friday, May 1, 2015

Weekly Memo

May 1st, 2015
Main Office 781-270-1721    Nurse 781-270-1724   Absentee Line 781-273-7649

May 5-6th -  Science MCAS, testing begins at 9:30am
May 4th - 3rd Grade Field Trip to the Reservoir
May 4th - 8th - Teacher Appreciation Week
May 6th - 3rd Grade Field Trip to the Reservoir
May 7th - 5th Grade Volleyball Game  8:30a - 10a
May 8th - MCAS makeup
May 9th - Math Madness Tournament 9am to 1pm, Check in is at 8:30am
May 13th - Memorial Spring Concert, 4th & 5th grade at 7pm
May 16th - Memorial Pancake Breakfast & Art Show 8am to 10am
May 18th - May 20th PAARC Testing Grade 3 @ 8:30a, Grade 4 & 5  @ 9:20 am
May 25th - Memorial Day, No School
May 30th - Memorial Jog a thon, Race for a Reason at 8am

Main Lunch Menu Choices May 4th - May 8th
Popcorn Chicken
Hamburger or Cheeseburger
Ultimate Nachos

From the Office:  
Class Lists 2015-2016:  It is that time of year when we begin to create new class list for the 2015-2016 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 Placement Letter, sent home with the last report card, 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 Placement Letter to Memorial School by Friday, May 8th, as the process will get underway shortly thereafter.

From The Music Department:
Dear Parents,
The choral department at Memorial presents, “America the Beautiful” on:
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Your child has been working very hard towards this concert and we hope you and your family can be there to support them. Feel free to email or call us if you have any questions.

  • Concert Attire:  
Morning - The students may wear regular school clothes in the daytime - but please no t-shirts with logos or words.
Evening - Red, white, and/or blue tops to go along with our theme of “America the Beautiful.”  Students must also wear black bottoms, and black shoes.  

  • Call Time:
Please make sure that your child arrives to the school at 6:40 p.m. Band students will report to the music room, string students will report to the lesson room, and chorus students who do not play an instrument will report to the gym.

  • Please note: All 4th and 5th graders must attend the Spring Concert. The students have been working so hard to prepare for this performance, and we need all of their wonderful voices in our ensemble!  Please contact us if you have any questions.

* We look forward to seeing you there! *

Mr. Napierkowski, Mrs. Niu, and Mrs. Rzasa

Memorial School Art Show and Pancake Breakfast:
Saturday, May 16th,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 has once again outdone herself and will set up an impressive display for all of us to enjoy.   This year’s theme is “America the Beautiful”.   Registration information will be sent home in backpacks this week, or you may register online at:

Happenings Around Town:
Burlington Community Concert Series:  Enjoy the end of your weekend with your friends at Burlington Community Concert Series with Romance and Tango, A Classical Strings Concert this Sunday evening, May 3, at 7:00 pm. Featured are Roxana Bajdechi (piano), Oana Lacatus (violin) and Rebecca Thornblade (cello) performing Schubert and Chopin, and Argentine tango composer Piazzola. The concert takes place in the Fogelberg Performing Arts Center of Burlington High School. Tickets: $5-$15,, 781-A-FUN-TIC and at the door.

BHS Post Graduation Party:  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.  This year the party is going to be held at Kings in Burlington. We need volunteers for shift 2 (midnight - 3 am on Mon June 9), shift 3 (3am - 5am on Mon June 9).  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 Tina Pesiridis at 617-605-4496 or

Shred Day:  Saturday, May 2nd 9am to 12pm at the Marshall Simonds Middle School.  $5 per paper grocery bag, $10 per 11 x 16 copy paper box.  Identity Theft is a growing crime and more and more people are falling victim to it.  Bring your outdated personal and financial documents to be shredded safely and securely by a shredding truck provided by Highland Shredding Inc.  All proceeds collected goes into the Scholarship fund for the Adopt a Class 2022.  For more information about the event or the Adopt a Class program, please contact Kristin Russo at

From the Board of Health:  Health Fair May 2nd.  The Burlington Board of Health in collaboration with the Burlington Council on Aging will be hosting their first annual Burlington Community Health Fair on Saturday, May 2 from 10 am - 1 pm at Memorial Elementary School. The Health Fair is sponsored by Lahey Health and will provide excellent opportunity for residents to discover the health and wellness services available in their community.

The health fair will include over 35 exhibitors covering a wide range of health and wellness services for people of all ages. There will be educational information, health screenings, fitness demonstrations, chair massages, and other wellness services. Educational information will be provided on nutrition, food safety, gardening, fire safety, poison prevention, and other services. Health screenings will include bone density, blood pressure, body mass index, facial sun damage, digital spinal screenings, oral cancer screenings, and balance assessment. Fitness group and exercise demonstrations will be conducted in the gymnasium and will include personal fitness training, boxing and agility training, yoga stretches and breathing techniques, and a children's obstacle course. All screenings and services are provided free."

From Burlington Pac:

Join us for our next event
Teaching Math Skills Through Board Games
Monday May 4, 2015   6:30pm - 9:00pm at  Marion Tavern
Why not have fun using everyday board games your child is familiar with to teach and reinforce math.
Carrie Fortunato, District Math Coach and Louise D'Amato, Special Education Director, will present strategies on how to use everyday board games to teach math concepts and reinforce learning. Come learn a new and exciting way to help strengthen your child's math skills.
*Doors open at 6:30 presentation begins at 7:00
Light refreshments will be served.
Please contact us at with any questions.

Pre K Social:  Calling all children entering kindergarten at Memorial this fall!  Join us on Sunday, May 3rd from 3 pm to 4 pm for a laid-back, friendly play-date at the Memorial school playground as part of monthly Pre-K socials being organized by Burlington Mother-to-Mother.  The socials are free and open to all incoming kindergarteners.  This is a great way for kids (and parents) to get to know each other and the school environment. Please rsvp with both your name and your child's name to Sharleen Davis at  Hope you can join us!