Saturday, September 26, 2015

Weekly Memo

September 25th, 2015
Main Office 781-270-1721    Nurse 781-270-1724   Absentee Line 781-273-7649

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 28th - Oct 2nd
Popcorn Chicken
French Toast
Macaroni & Cheese
Hamburger or Cheeseburger

From the office:
Parent Drop Off/Pick-Up:  A.M. Drop-Off is 7:55 am, and pick-up begins at 2:15 pm.   (Your child is marked tardy if arrival time is past 8:10 am,  You MUST walk your child into the office and sign them in.)
Parents driving students to school in the morning are required to use the access road on the right as you enter Memorial Elementary School..  Students are to exit the car on the right  hand side of the car and walk to the sidewalk.

Parents of children in grades 1-5 who pick them up in a car at the 2:15pm dismissal time are to  drive along the Memorial access road and the first car will stop parallel to Memorial School front entrance  doors.
  • Cars will form a single line and parents will remain in their cars.
  • Teachers will walk all parent pick up students out to a designated spot at 2:15pm and teachers will dismiss students.
  • Students will enter the car on the right hand side of the car.
  • Once students are in the car and the car door is closed, parents proceed to the parking lot and exit Memorial School.
Parents who have indicated that “Parent Pick Up” is their child (ren)’s regular dismissal plan are to follow the aforementioned procedure.

Parents of kindergarten children who pick up their children at 12:40pm should follow the same procedure.
Any parent who
  • sends a different driver to pick up their child other than the usual driver must send a note to the classroom teacher stating the change of driver that includes their full name.  Students will not be dismissed to a different Parent Pick Up driver without a note from a parent.
  • changes their usual dismissal routine to “Parent Pick Up” must send a note to the teacher indicating this change in dismissal plan.
  • needs to make a last minute decision to “Parent Pick Up” must call the school office no later than 1:30pm.
  • Is late for the Parent Pick Up line must come to the main office to pick up and sign out their child.  Teachers will bring parent pick-up children to the main office to wait for late parents.

Visitors:  Visitors are welcome at school.  There is a buzzer positioned at the main entrance of the school.  Please push the button and the main office will allow you access to the building.  Upon entry, you are required to go into the main office, sign the visitor’s log and receive a visitor’s badge to wear while you are visiting Memorial.  If you do not have a badge, staff members are instructed to ask you to return to the main office to sign in and retrieve a visitor’s badge.  When you leave Memorial School you are required to return to the main office, sign out and return your visitor badge to the secretary.  This procedure ensures the safety of all students and all school staff.  

If your child has forgotten any school related item, you can bring that item to the main office and the secretary will inform their teacher that the item is in the main office.  To maintain a safe environment and to limit distractions parents do not go to classrooms to pick up their child or stop by a classroom without an appointment for any reason.  

After school hours, students may not have access to the building for safety and security reasons since teaching staff is not on duty.  Forgotten items (instruments, clothing,homework etc.)  can be retrieved the following day during school hours.

From the Nurse:  All medication required during school hours is to be brought to the school by an adult parent/guardian. Children are not to bring their own medicine, prescription or over the counter to school. All medication -- both prescribed and over the counter -- needs to be in properly labeled packaging.A signed order form from you health care provider is also required for each medication. Medication order forms can be obtained in the Nurse’s office or online at the Burlington Schools’ website. Please call Lynne Sakey, RN at 781-270-1724 if you have any questions.

Returning to school after an illness: Children who have been out ill need to be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school. The best way to combat all communicable disease is to wash your hands frequently throughout the day, especially before eating. Cough into the crook of your elbow and not your hands to eliminate the transmission of illness.

Items Needed:  
Here's a list of clothing needs:
  • Girls up to size 10 - tops and bottoms
  • Boy up to size 7 -  bottoms
  • Boys size 12+  - tops and bottoms
Sweat/athletic/yoga pants are best, but anything donated would be welcome!

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.  

Halloween Dance Party & I-SCREAM Social:  Come join us for our Halloween Spooktacular on October 30th, from 6:30pm to 8pm at the Memorial School.  Register online at

Happenings Around Town:  
Burlington's First Annual Bowl-a-thon:   at Kings Burlington on Sunday morning 9am - 12pm, October 4th.  $15 per person (for ages 3+) and bring the littler ones (0-2) at no extra charge.  This is an ALL AGES family event.  "GUTTER BUMPERS" are available so even the young ones will have a blast bowling!   There will be plenty of carnival style activities for everyone to enjoy before or after their turn on the lanes at no extra charge.  

The $15 for admission gets you 2 strings of bowling, shoe rental, food, beverages, carnival activities, and entry into the door prize (Kings Gift Certificate).

We are also selling tickets for a Grand Raffle ($10 for one ticket and $20 for three tickets).  [1st Prize - iRobot Roomba Vacuum : 2nd Prize - Kings Bowling Party for 10 people : 3rd Prize - Cases-Cases Inc. BackYard Campfire Basket]  
You do not need to attend the bowl-a-thon to win the Grand Raffle, so it is a great way to support the cause if you cannot make it on the 4th.

To purchase admission tickets, grand raffle tickets or for more information, visit our website

All proceeds benefit the Adopt-a-Class 2027 Program

BHS ROBOTICS:  Please support the BHS Devilbotz by visiting Uno’s on Oct 8th all day and eating pizza.