Friday, October 30, 2015

Weekly Memo

October 30th, 2015
Main Office 781-270-1721    Nurse 781-270-1724   Absentee Line 781-273-7649

Nov 1st - Daylight Savings, Don’t forget to set your clocks back 1 hour
Nov 4th - 4th Grade Field trip, Gonzalez, and Warford
Nov 5th - 4th Grade Rocket Launch
Nov 6th - 4th Grade Field trip, Felton & Harlow
Nov 9th - Veteran’s Day Assembly 1:15pm
Nov 10th - No School, Professional Development
Nov 11th - No School, Veteran’s Day
Nov 12th - Make-up pictures
Nov 25th - Memorial Annual Turkey Trot
Nov 25th - Early Release, Dismissal @  11:15am
Nov 26th & Nov 27th - No School,  Thanksgiving Recess

Nov 2nd - Nov 6th
Steak & Cheese
French Toast Sticks
Mozzarella Cheese Sticks
Hamburger or Cheeseburger

From the office:
Parent Pick-Up Reminder: Please remember school dismissal for children in grades 1-5 is at 2:15pm.  It is essential that “Parent Pick Up” are picked up at this time as there is no adult supervision after 2:15pm.  The school day is over for students once they have left the building, unless they are staying for a school-sponsored event (i.e. homework club, math club, etc).  Please also remember for safety and security reasons since teaching staff is not on duty,  we cannot allow students (accompanied by a parent) back into the building to collect items they have forgotten.  Forgotten items (instruments, clothing,homework etc.) can be retrieved the next school day during school hours.  Thank you for ensuring the safety of our children.
If student supervision is required after 2:15pm, please contact the After School Programs available at Memorial: The YMCA at 781-270-6869 or The Burlington After School Program at 781-270-1708.

Veteran’s Day Assembly:  One of our special traditions at Memorial School is honoring those who have served our country in the Armed Services.  Each year, a  grade level leads us in honoring veterans and those currently serving our country in a whole school sing along.  This year’s assembly will be held on Monday, November 9th, at 1pm in the cafetorium.  Families are welcome to join us for this special ceremony.  If you know of a veteran, or a current serviceman or woman who would be available at that time, please invite them to attend!

From the Nurse:  Halloween Safety- Please remember that costumes should be comfortable, fireproof, and reflective.  Eyeholes should allow unimpeded vision.  All candy should be inspected before consumption.  Wrapped “goodies” are safest.  Any props for costumes should be inspected for safety (no sharp points or dangerous parts).  Flashlights should have new batteries.  Younger children should trick or treat with an adult and only go to known neighborhoods.  Parents should know where older children are going and set a return tim.  HAVE FUN AND BE SAFE!

21st Annual Coats for Kids:  Please donate your gently used winter coats for children and adults.  Any warm, winter coats, gently used, good quality, all sizes needed (Especially XL, & Pre-K sizes).    Please do not drop off any coats with rips, tears, broken zippers, or permanent stains.  Sweatshirts, vests, and spring coats are not needed.  You may drop of coats in the main lobby of Memorial School, there will be a box in the lobby.  Once collected and cleaned, coats are distributed by social service agents to those in need within the community.  The coat drive will run Oct 12th - Jan 8th.

Happenings Around Town:
Adopt a Class 2021:  YARD SALE FOR EDUCATION Saturday, November 7, 2015 9 am - 1 pm  Marshall Simonds Middle School  114 Winn Street Burlington, MA FREE ADMISSION!  Contact Janice Luecke to reserve your table  (781)589-8334 or  For more information about Adopt A Class contact Janice Luecke:   ALL PROFITS BENEFIT AAC 2021 (current 7th grade class)

From the Burlington Veteran’s Service Office:  You are cordially invited to attend:  The Town of Burlington’s Veterans Day Ceremony.  Hosted by the Town of Burlington’s Veteran Service Office & The Allied Veterans Council.  Wednesday November 11, 2015 @ 0900 on the Town Common at the Veterans Memorial.

2015-16 Rookie League Basketball Registration:

The Rookie League Basketball Program is offered for boys and girls in grades 2 - 3 that are Burlington residents.  To register, please go to the BYBA Website at, login and register your child. Registrations will only be accepted online. Players will not be placed on a team unless they have registered.  Space for the program is limited so please register early.
The BYBA Rookies Program is a 5-week developmental basketball program for 2/3 graders.  The league will run for the following dates: November 14, 21      December 5, 12, 19

Time:  To be determined (Between 9 AM and Noon time slots)

Eligibility:  Boys and girls in grade 2 or 3 who live or attend school in Burlington are eligible to be “Rookies.”

Parent Coaches:  We are looking for parents to serve as coaches.  If interested, please email Michael Gray at  

Registration Fee:  The fee for the “Rookies” program is $45 per player.