Friday, February 12, 2016

Weekly Memo

February 12th, 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 Strips

Burlington Sampler
Chicken Parm
French Toast

From the office:
Outdoor recess:  Inclement weather, per the Memorial School Handbook, “On most days except on days of inclement weather or when the temperature is below 20 degrees Fahrenheit, students go outside to play to enjoy the outdoors.  If there is medical documentation that your child  cannot go out on cold days, a note from the pediatrician is necessary in order for your child to remain indoors.  If your child is well enough to come to school, they are well enough to go outside during recess.  It is very important that students come to school with proper outdoor attire, such as jackets, hats, and gloves in order for them to be safe and comfortable during recess.” Wind chill factor will also be considered when determining indoor/outdoor recess.

Change of Dismissal Procedures:  On any day that a child’s transportation plans are altered, a note must be written to the classroom teacher to describe the change.  Please do not send an email to the teacher as she/he may not check it until the end of the day or may be out.  We understand that occasionally, a situation arises during the day that necessitates a change.  If this is necessary, please make every effort to contact the office before your child’s scheduled lunchtime to ensure that your child’s teacher receives the information.  Buses are held until all children are accounted for, so please help us to ensure student safety by keeping us fully informed well before dismissal time.

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.

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
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.

From the PTO:  
Toast to Memorial:  Memorial PTO’s 10th Annual Toast to Memorial is on Saturday, March 5th, 2016, 7pm to 10pm.  Register online and pay online at    
Ski Fundraiser:  Skiing at Wachusett this season? Go online and purchase your tickets and/or Beginner Package for any day from now to April 5, 2016 and enter the code DON-MSPTO in the coupon box; be sure to "update the cart". For each ticket, you save $5 for purchasing online and Wachusett donates $10 to Memorial.
5th Grade Memory Book:  Parents don't forget to email your 5th graders pictures to We need one baby and one Kindergarten picture to be include on your child's page. Pictures are due by February 29th.

Happenings Around Town:
From the Science Center:  The Science Center is looking for homes for their gerbils box turtles, snapping turtles and guinea pigs over Winter vacation.
--The Science Center will provide cage, food, bedding, and care sheet for each animal.
--CALL MS. WENDY PAVLICEK AT (781)-270-2928 if interested.  
--Animals are distributed on a first come, first serve basis.  
--All animals must be picked up before Friday by making an appointment with Ms. Pavlicek.

Burlington High School Support the Junior Class:  March 10, 2016 Parent’s Night Out  Need a night out, just for yourself? No kids, no distractions, no worries? Then let us take the kids for the night from 5:30-8:30, on March 10. Open for all ages . Drop off anytime between 5:30 and 6:00 and pick up between 8:00 and 8:30. We can entertain them with a movie, food and crafts! The junior class student council and our advisors will be running this event and all the proceeds will help support us. Your kid gets a night to play with high schoolers and you get the night for yourself. One child will be $20 and there will be a $10 discount for each additional sibling. (Example, 2 kids- $30, 3 kids- $40). All forms must be passed in by Friday, March 4. Money can be sent in with the form or payed at the door. We accept cash or checks and checks can be made out to Burlington High School. Please fill out the attached form and send it to school with you child. If you have any questions feel free to contact, or Thank you for supporting the junior class.