Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Weekly Memo

September 3rd, 2015
Main Office 781-270-1721    Nurse 781-270-1724   Absentee Line 781-273-7649

Sept 3rd - Kindergarten Orientation
Sept 4th - No School
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


No School
Grilled Cheese
Chicken Parm Sub
or Cheeseburger


From the office:
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School Attendance: If your child is going to be absent, you MUST call the School Absentee Line at 781-273-7649 BEFORE 8:10 am on the day of the absence.  An answering machine will record your message.  Please leave your Child’s name, grade level, teacher’s name and reason for the absence.

Back to School Night for Grown-ups is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept.15th from 6:30 to 8:00.  This is a special evening when teachers and parents come together to talk about expectations, curriculum, and classroom procedures. Look for the schedule of events in your child’s backpack folder early next week.  Working together, we can make this a year of learning and growing for everyone here at Memorial.  See you on the 15th!

Note Required for a Change in Dismissal Plans:
In the interest of safety, on any day that a child’s routine transportation plans are altered, a note must be written and signed by a parent or guardian to the classroom teacher to describe the change.  Occasionally an emergency situation arises during the day that necessitates a change.  If such an emergency should arise and it is necessary to change your child’s transportation plans during the school day, please contact the office by phone (781-270-1721) before your child’s scheduled lunchtime to ensure that his or her teacher receives the information. (Do not call the teacher directly, or email requests, as these messages may not be received before the end of the day.) Please understand that due to the busy-ness of dismissal time and our concern about student safety, students can not be dismissed without your sending in a note to the teacher or notifying the office before students’ scheduled lunch time. Buses are held until all children are accounted for, impacting the timely departure of the buses and students’ arrival time at home.  Thank  you in advance for helping us to keep “Memorial Kids” safe by informing us of changes well before dismissal time.

A&F Bus:
As we start a new school year, it is not unusual to have a few questions about bus schedules, drivers and bus stops. Please know the front office is happy to answer questions for you during school hours (781-270-1721) but if you are unable to reach us, please connect directly with A and F Bus company at 781-229-0111 or

Cell Phones/Electronic Toys and Devices:   Students’ use of cell phones and electronic toys is prohibited during the school day.  Students should not bring them to school, as they serve as distractions and temptations. Additionally, the school cannot be responsible for lost or broken items.  If your child needs to bring a cell phone to school, it needs to be kept in their backpack in their locker. Thank you for your support.

Cori Forms
If you are planning to volunteer or chaperone during this school year (and we hope you will), you must be CORI’d. You can do this by visiting the Superintendent’s office to fill out a CORI (Criminal Offender Records Information) form.  You will also need to bring a government-issued photo ID (a license will do). The Superintendent’s Office is located in the business office at the Burlington High School, 123 Cambridge Street. The entrance is around the back of the school. CORI approvals are good for three years, so if you filled out a CORI during the last two years, it is not necessary to submit a form again for this year. If you are unsure of when your last CORI was done, please call the school office and Mrs. Bogosh or Mrs. Shaikh will be happy to help.

From the PTO
The Memorial PTO needs you!  Please visit our website to register your family, pay your dues online, and sign up for volunteer opportunities.  Information about the many ways that you can help the PTO are on the website.  We look forward to the events that are coming up during this school year.  Information about our first meeting will be forthcoming.

From Mr. Napierkowski:  
Attention 4th graders and parents re: 4th grade Instrumental Music Lessons  Back in June, 3rd graders attended an assembly that demonstrated the flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet and trombone. Students interested in beginning lessons on one of these instruments received a notice describing the instrumental program. For more information please go to  A commitment to practicing at home is essential for success.  Introductory lessons will start the week of September 8th. Classroom teachers will have the lesson schedule.  Lessons with instruments will begin the week of September 21st.  Any questions please email Mr. Napierkowski at

Happenings Around Town:  
From Adopt A Class 2025:  
Attention Parent of current 3rd Graders
Adopt a Class 2025 is working with our Corporate Sponsor
Newtowne Grille/Olde Town Liquors
on a fundraiser for October and can use your help.
Please join us for a Planning meeting on Tuesday September 8th
at the Newtowne Grille – 838 Boston Rd., Billerica @ 7pm
If you can not make the meeting and would like additional information regarding the Adopt a Class Program, the upcoming event or to get involved with the future  Adopt a Class event planning for the class of 2025 – please contact the parent coordinators Joanie Tremblay ( or Cathy Perry (