MEMORIAL SCHOOL NEWS
June 23rd, 2015
Main Office 781-270-1721 Nurse 781-270-1724 Absentee Line 781-273-7649
August 31st- 1st Day of School for Grades 1st - 12th
Sept 3rd - Kindergarten Orientation
Sept 7th - No School, Labor Day
Sept 8th - 1st Day of School for Kindergarten
Sept 15th - Back to School Night, Adults Only
Sept 24th & 25th - Camp Bournedale Field trip for 5th grade
From the Office:
From the Office: If you are moving before the start of the next school year, we will miss you, but wish you well. Please drop by the office to fill out a withdrawal form for your child. This will ensure that school records will be sent to the new school in time to place your child properly in the new school.
FROM THE NURSE
Physical Examination and Immunization updates for children entering 4th grade in the fall are required by Massachusetts State Law. A copy of these documents needs to be on file here at the school. Copies may be brought in to school through the end of this year, and as school starts in the fall.
Just Six Summer Books Lead to Skills’ Success!: Research shows that reading just six books during the summer may keep a struggling reader (or any reader, for that matter!) from regressing. When choosing the six, be sure that they are just right - not too hard and not too easy. Take advantage of your local library. Ask for help selecting books that match your child’s age, interests and abilities. Libraries often run summer reading programs that motivate kids to read, so find out what’s available in your areas. Also check our booklists for recommendations.
From “3 Ways to Prevent ‘Summer Slide’ ” by Francis Alexander (www.readingrockets.org/article/15020)
Read something every day.
Encourage your child to take advantage of every opportunity to read. Find them throughout the day:
- Morning: The newspaper - even if it is just the comics or today’s weather.
- Daytime: Schedules, TV guides, magazines, online resources, ect. For example, if your daughter or son likes the food channel, help him or her look for a recipe on the network’s Web site - then cook it together for more reading practice.
- Evening: End of the day by having your child read to you from the book he or she is currently reading (one of the six books, above). Have your child rehearse a paragraph, page, or chapter before reading to your. Re-reading will help him or her to be more fluent - able to read at an appropriate speed, correctly, and with nice expression.
Keep reading aloud
Reading aloud benefits all children and teens, but especially those who struggle. One benefit is that you can read books your child can’t, so he or she will build listening comprehension skills with grade - level and above books. THis will increase your child’s knowledge and experience with text, so that he or she will do better when reading independently.
Happenings Around Town:
Memorial: Calling all children entering kindergarten at Memorial this fall! Join us on Sunday, June 28th 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope you can join us!