Friday, September 18, 2015

Weekly Memo

September 18th, 2015
Main Office 781-270-1721    Nurse 781-270-1724   Absentee Line 781-273-7649

Sept 24th & 25th - Camp Bournedale Field trip for 5th grade
Sept 30th - K field trip
Oct 1st - Coffee with Mrs. Dressler, (Parents/Guardians Only) 9-10am
Oct 1st- PTO meeting 7-8pm
Oct 2nd - School Pictures
Oct 12th - No School
Oct 26th - Vocabulary  Parade
Oct 30th - PTO Halloween Party & iScream Social 6:30 - 8pm

Sept 21st - Sept 25th
Chicken Nuggets
Beef Nachos
Hamburger or Cheeseburger
Hot Dog
Stuffed  Crust Pizza

From the office:
Memorial School After-School Homework & Study Club:  The 2015 Fall Session of Memorial School’s After-School Homework & Study Club for Grades 3-5 will begin on Thursday, October 1st and run through Tuesday, December 1st. The purpose of the club is to help children develop effective study skills while providing them with the time, structure, and supervision needed to successfully complete their homework at school.  The club will meet two afternoons per week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) from 2:30 until 3:30.  The fee will be $80. (Please note: there will be no sessions on: Nov. 10th, and 26th.)
Memorial School After-School Homework & Running Club:  The 2015 Fall Session of Memorial School’s After-School Homework & Running Club for Grades 1-2 will begin on Thursday, October 1st and run through Tuesday, December 1st. The main goal for the club is to provide a fun opportunity for students to become healthy and active, but also a time where students are able to complete homework with access to teacher support. This is the start of a new club and we hope to combine two great activities to make learning more fun. The club will meet two afternoons per week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) from 2:30 until 3:30.  The fee will be $80. (Please note: there will be no sessions on: Nov. 10th, and 26th.)

Memorial PTO:  The Memorial Elementary School PTO is made up of Parents, Teachers and School Administrators from the Memorial School Community.  The PTO is led by an Executive Board comprised of elected officers from the Memorial Community.  

Meet the Memorial PTO 2015-2015 Board:
  • Co-Presidents:  Susan Schultz & Lisa Cline  
  • Vice President: (Fundraising):  Marie Mikolinski
  • Treasurer:  Jennifer Carabetta & Kelly Mercier  
  • Secretary:  Pamela Schenck
The PTO supports the teachers, students and families of Memorial Elementary School.  We foster the growth of the Memorial Community by volunteering our time to hold several social functions each year.  We raise money by collecting dues and organizing several fundraising events.  Money raised is used to support the teachers, students, families and all programs at the School.  The PTO also organizes volunteers for field trips and all school related events.   
PTO Meetings are held on one Thursday every month.  7:00 PM - 8:15 PM in the Memorial School Library.  Everyone is welcome.  Come by and see what it's all about.
  • Thursday, October 1, 2015
  • Thursday, November 5, 2015
  • Thursday, December 3, 2015
  • Thursday, January 8, 2016
  • Thursday, February 4th, 2016
  • Thursday, March 3, 2016
  • Thursday, April 7, 2016
  • Thursday, May 5, 2016
Time:  7:00 PM to 8:15 PM       Where:  Memorial School Library
For more information visit:
Upcoming PTO Event October 30th:  Children arrive in costume and may choose from a variety of activities: Make your own sundaes; Eat donuts on a string; Watch Halloween movies on the big screen with friends; Dance the night away as the DJ plays your favorite songs; Get your “Halloween Hair” done, Decorate pumpkins, Get your face painted and much, more .  Pre-registration required.  Stay tuned for more information….
Current PTO Fundraiser: The valuable, family-friendly, KidStuff Coupon Books are available through our school again this year! The KidStuff Coupon Books will be sent home to Memorial Families on Monday, September 21st. The cost of each book is $25.00 and our school will receive 50% of the proceeds.  Please return your payment no later than Monday, October 5th (make checks payable to the Memorial School PTO).  If you are not interested in the book, please return it to school.  If you wish to order additional books, please complete the enclosed order form and include your payment. Books for other states are also available. Please check the order sheet for more information. These books will be sent home after October 19th.  If you have any questions, please contact the PTO at

Happenings Around Town:  
From Food Services: Looking to work three hours a day on a per diem basis, how about joining our school cafeteria substitute list?   If you are interested please contact Karen Damaso at 781-270-1756.

From BPS EDtech:

BPS Edtech Presents: September Tech Savvy Parenting Night

From the BPS Ed Tech Blog:The BPS Edtech Team is thrilled to announce the first Tech Savvy Parenting Night of the 2015-2016 school year. This event is part of our ongoing Digital Bootcamp Series which was launched last year. Our September parent tech night, taking place on Monday, September 28th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Marshall Simonds Middle School Library Commons features Alan Katzman. Katzman is the founder of the New York City based Social Assurity and is a nationally recognized digital citizenship expert. Katzman also serves as a member of the #digcit Twitter chat moderation team.

Alan’s presentation, “Elevating Your Child’s Social Media & Digital Presence for Better College & Career Opportunities” will help parents and students understand how to leverage social media tools proactively and purposefully. The new reality is that “social media has completely changed the college application and job recruiting process.” Katzman will help parents and students learn how to showcase their skills and talents in innovative ways and ultimately get noticed by college admissions representatives. He will share how students can take advantage of social media to create an impressive and discoverable digital brand. And in today’s digital world, students and their parents MUST understand how they can use various technology tools to gain a competitive advantage and achieve their higher education goals.  This event is open to all Burlington Public School parents. It is ideal for parents who have children in grades 7 through 12. Pre-register is NOT required, however in order to prepare for the event, the BPS Edtech Team asks attendees to complete this Google Form.  The BPS Edtech team looks forward to seeing you and your children on Monday, September 28th!