Friday, October 9, 2015

Weekly Memo

October 9th, 2015
Main Office 781-270-1721    Nurse 781-270-1724   Absentee Line 781-273-7649

Oct 12th - No School
Oct 26th - Vocabulary  Parade
Oct 27th - 3rd Grade Field trip
Oct 29th - 4th Grade Rocket Day
Oct 30th - PTO Halloween Party & iScream Social 6:30 - 8pm

Oct 12th - Oct 16th
Popcorn Chicken
Chicken Fajita Wrap

From the office:
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.  

From the Nurse:  All medications required during school hours is to be brought to the school by an adult parent/guardian.  Children are not to bring their own medicine, prescriptions 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 your healthcare provider is also required for each medication.  Medication order forms can be obtained in the Nurse’s office or online at Burlington School’s website.  Please call Lynn Sakey, RN  at 781-270-1724 if you have any questions.

Cori Form Reminder:  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.

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.  Please send all payments in by Friday, October 23rd.  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!

Happenings Around Town:  
Please Join us for our first event of the year!
Burlington Public School Special Education Department Open House
Tuesday, October 13th
Marion Tavern
Come and meet this year’s PAC board and hear what the PAC has planned for the 2015-2016
school year. Also in attendance will be Louise D’Amato, Director of Special Education
as well as special education staff from each school. Hear about new developments in special education
including new and improved programming, added staff positions and where we are
headed as a district. There will a brief discussion of special education programming,
time for q&a as well as the opportunity to speak with some of our special education
staff. Don’t miss this informative night out!
Refreshments will be served.
*Doors open at 6:30

From The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life:  
Join us for Burlington's first ever Bark For Life (a division of American Cancer Society's Relay for Life). Our event will be on October 31st from 10 am - 1 pm at Fox Hill School.

Bring your best canine friend and join us for a fun-filled day of walking, pet demonstrations, contests, and games! The best part? It's on Halloween! So be sure to show off your dog's best costume, and you can wear one too! Animal vendors will be there with treats, supplies and information.

For more information, and to sign up please visit our website Or contact Co-Chairs: Cheryl Shafman:, Julie or Sue Colwell: Vendor spots are still available.