Friday, February 5, 2016

Weekly Memo

February 5th, 2016
Main Office 781-270-1721    Nurse 781-270-1724   Absentee Line 781-273-7649

Feb 15th - Feb 19th - School Vacation, No School
Mar 1st - No School, Presidential primary
March 2nd - Dr Seuss Day
March 5th - Toast to Memorial

Chicken Nuggets
Pizza Sticks

From the office:
Incoming Kindergarten Registration Information:  Missed Kindergarten registrations at Memorial?  You can still register your child at the Student Information Office at 123 Cambridge St (Burlington High School).
Registration Hours:  
February 22-26, 2016  8 am - 12 pm
February 24, 2016  5 pm - 7 pm
Registrations will also be held at these schools:
Francis Wyman School
41 Terrace Hall Avenue
Burlington, MA 01803
Mrs. Conley, secretary (781) 270-1701
Registration Dates: February 8-9, 2016 9 am - 11 am

Pine Glen School
Pine Glen Way
Burlington, MA 01803
Mrs. Gosselin, secretary
(781) 270-1712
Registration Dates: February 10-11, 2016
9 am - 11 am

For more information, please call the Student Information Office at 781-270-8179.
* If you plan to register at the Student Information Office, please park in the front circle of Burlington High School. Enter through the Main Entrance and check in with the Main Office. They will direct you to our office.
Please remember to bring the original birth certificate, proof of residency, an utility bill, and updated health records.

After-School Homework & Running Club:  The 2016 Winter Session of Memorial School’s After-School Homework & Running Club for Grades 1-2 will begin on Thursday, March 3rd  and run through Tuesday, May 3rd.  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 2:30pm until 3:30pm.  The fee will be $80.00.  (Please note there will be no session on April 12th and 14th). For more information, please the office at 781-270-1721.

From Nurse:  There have been a few cases of head lice in the Burlington Public schools.  The following are some proactive  steps parents can take:
  • Parents should check their children's heads at least once a week for active lice/ nits (eggs).
  • Remind your children to avoid sharing personal items (i.e., combs, brushes, hats, helmets, hair accessories) and head-to-head contact i.e hugging other children.
  • Teach children to tuck hats in the pockets or sleeves of their winter jackets.
  • Keep long hair pulled up.
  • Keep personal items the child sleeps with, (i.e stuffed animals, blankets) at home.
The teachers, and staff from the after school programs reinforce these measures.

As an alternative to traditional chemical treatments, there are several professional lice removal companies that exist. An internet search will provide the companies in the area. Burlington Public Schools does not endorse any particular company.

Links to helpful information on Head Lice:

We would appreciate all communication about any cases of lice.  If your child has lice, or has recently been treated for lice, please notify the school nurse. All children who are absent due to lice must be checked by the school nurse before re-admission to school.  An adult must accompany the students to the nurse's office the morning of return.

Happenings Around Town:
Understanding Dyslexia

Presented by  Charlotte Lunde and Caroline Legor of the

Massachusetts Branch International Dyslexia Association

Tuesday, February 9th at  7:00pm
Marion Tavern
55 Center Street, Burlington Ma
Join us for a presentation about Dyslexia, a language-based learning disability.
Dyslexia refers to a cluster of symptoms, which result in people having difficulties with specific language skills, particularly reading.
Students with dyslexia usually experience difficulties with other language skills such as spelling, writing, and pronouncing words.
This presentation will discuss the red flags, steps towards and after diagnosis and what to do when outside evaluations and school evaluations don't align.
*doors open at 6:30
Please email us at with any questions