Wednesday, March 30, 2016

STARbuck students of the week


Congratulations to Kelsey, Paige, Amy, Don, Sahen and Hagop
for being STARbuck winners this week.

The Memorial way..Being Kind, Safe,Respectful and Responsible!



Monday, March 28, 2016

Google Expedition at Memorial

How do you make learning fun?

Take a virtual trip to the place you are learning about!

What do you need?

A cardboard viewer and a smart phone!

Thanks to Rachel Small, our library and media specialist, for bringing the Google Expeditions 
to Memorial School. Our students are so lucky to be one of the stops on a 
world tour of this new technology.

Some of the trips, students in grades 2-5, got to go on today were 
Biomes, Recycling, Historic Philadelphia,
Canada and India.







Expeditions are collections of virtual reality panoramas—360° photo spheres, 3D images and video, and ambient sounds—annotated with details, points of interest, and questions that make them easy to integrate into curriculum already used in schools. 


Thursday, March 24, 2016

Coordinated Program Review of Burlington Schools

Burlington Public Schools will undergo a Coordinated Program Review by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education during the week of April 4, 2016. Please see the Press Release below for further details.







Weekly Memo

MEMORIAL SCHOOL NEWS
March 24 th, 2016
(Memorialprincipal.blogspot.com)
Main Office 781-270-1721    Nurse 781-270-1724   Absentee Line 781-273-7649
IMPORTANT DATES
March 25th - No School, Good Friday
April 1st - 1st Grade Field trip
April 2nd - Autism Awareness Day
April 5th - Spring Pictures
April 5th & 7th - Incoming Kindergarten Story Hour @ 1:15pm
April 13th - 4th grade field trip, Museum of Science
April 18th - 22nd - No School, Spring Vacation
April 22nd - Earth Day
April 26th - May 5th - PARCC Testing, Grades 3-5
May 2nd - May 6th - Teacher Appreciation
May 2nd- Fifth Grade vs Teachers Volleyball Game
May 6th - 3rd grade field trip, Reservoir
May 11th- Spring Music Concert
May 16-17- MCAS science grade 5






Monday
Chicken Fingers

Tuesday
Burlington Sampler
Wednesday
Mac & Cheese
Thursday
Ultimate Nachos
Friday
Pizza



From the office:


It takes a village:
We all know that raising a child takes a village and we are fortunate to live/work in a strong community committed to making sure every child feels safe and confident as they build strong academic and social emotional skills. Teachers teach way beyond the traditional reading, writing and math topics. They spend countless hours exploring and supporting children through complex social situations.  
The actions and words children use towards each other may feel more intense these days but it all comes down to a basic human need to belong.  “Why don’t they like me?” “I tried but she won’t play with me.” “ Why are they so mean? What did I do?” Children are learning about who they are as an individual and at the same time trying to figuring out how they fit into a group.  This work is fluid and complex and is made harder in this age of social media (Ovoo, Twitter, Facebook and group texting).  Please become actively involved in your child’s social media communication. Routinely monitoring your child’s technology devices is one way to teach your child important lessons about responsibility and respect for self and others.  I am proud of the home school partnership at Memorial and hope we can continue to work collaboratively to support all children.

Help Make a Difference and Donate to the


Saving Homeless Pets Across America
Northeast Animal Shelter  347 Highland Avenue Salem, MA 01970   (978) 745-9888
Mon-Fri: 10am - 8pm, Sat & Sun: 10am - 6pm   http://www.northeastanimalshelter.org/


Memorial School is partnering with the Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem Massachusetts this year to help support homeless animals in need of food and supplies. Memorial 5th Grade Student Council will be collecting the items to donate to the Shelter. You can send items to school with your child to be put in a donation box in the front lobby. We will be collecting items from April 4th through April 29th and delivering them to the Northeast Animal Shelter.


Items in need:
Cloth towels (new or used)
Fleece blankets (new or used)
Trash bags
Dog waste bags
Canned dog and cat food
Dry puppy, dog, cat, and kitten food
Treats
Milkbones
Chew toys for dogs
Catnip toys and jingle balls for cats
Cat and kitty litter
Paper towels
Dishwashing liquid
Disinfecting wipes


Attendance:  At this time of year, colds, and sniffles are inevitable, but regular attendance at school is important to your child’s continuing progress.  Excessive absenteeism and tardiness can negatively impact his or her ability to learn and to excel in school.  Please remember that if your child is going to be absent for any reason, please notify us via the School Absentee Line at 781-273-7649 by 8:15am on the day of absence.  


From the PTO;  
The Memorial PTO needs you!  Please visit our website http://www.memorialschoolpto.org/ 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.  

Paint Memorial Purple: Thank you, THANK YOU...We have one more week to meet our goal!! please send your loose change into the office to help support the American Cancer Society Relay for Life team, Miles of Memories.  If the whole school raises $430 by MARCH 31st the kids will have a Purple day.


Happenings Around Town:
The Burlington Education Foundation is pleased to announce: 2016 BEF Spring Grand Raffle


Please consider purchasing a Grand Raffle ticket to support the BEF. Your donation will help fund grant requests for creative and innovative curriculum enrichment programs.
*** $7,000 in Prize Values ***
*** Enter to win! Take a chance to support the BEF***
Grand Prize – The Capital Grille: The Capital Grille Burlington Experience”($2,000 value) “Experience” includes: Private Food & Wine Pairing Dinner for 10;  Wines Selected by TGC's Sommelier  


2nd Prize – Kings: “King Pin Party” Private Bowling Party & Food for 40 people ($1,900 value)


3rd Prize – The Bancroft: Private Dining 4-Course Dinner & Wine Pairing for 10 ($1,600 value)


4th Prize – Seasons 52: Chef’s Table 7-Course Private Room Dinner for 10 ($1,000 value)


5th Prize – Burtons Grill: Chef Guided 5-Course Wine Pairing Dinner for 8 ($550 value)


Raffle tickets can be purchased online through our secure donation website:  http://burlingtonedfoundation.org/Grand-Raffle/


People Helping People:  People Helping People will be on hand at the Burlington Town Election on Saturday, April 9th accepting donations for the Burlington Food Pantry. Specific items that the Food Pantry would like donated are as follows: Vegetable oil, ketchup, pancake syrup, all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, large cans of tomatoes (purée, crushed, etc), pasta sauce, salad dressing, individually-wrapped toilet paper, boxes of tissues, toothpaste, shampoo, dish detergent.  We ask that all the donations be within date (no expired dates on the items).


The Board of Directors of People Helping People is very thankful for all that the community of Burlington does for our organization!  So please stop by our table during the town election, say hello, and donate one of the above mentioned items!


BURLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT  Contact: Vanessa Ovian, 617-257-9916, vovian@comcast.net


Burlington MA. Mary Poppins, the Broadway Musical. Presented by Burlington High School Drama Club and Performing Arts Department: April 1, 2 and 8 @ 7:30 pm, April 3 and 10 at 2:00 pm. The delightful story of nanny Mary Poppins who brings magic and memorable adventures to a family who is in desperate need of a lesson or two and who advises, “Anything can happen if you let it!”


Filled with iconic music that has stood the test of time including "Let's Go Fly a Kite," "Practically Perfect," “Spoonful of Sugar,” "Jolly Holiday," "Step In Time," "Chim, Chim, Cher-ee," "Feed the Birds!" and "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!”


Tickets range from $10-$15: www.BurlingtonTheatre.com, 781-A-FUN-TIC, at the box office.


Fogelberg Performing Arts Center, a fully accessible venue, is located on the campus of Burlington High School, 123 Cambridge Street, Burlington MA.


STARbuck students of the week


Congratulations to Tyler, Emma, Nolan, Tvisha, Hunter and Brooklyn
for being role models at Memorial School!

   Shows Kindness
            Takes Safety seriously
    Acts Responsibly
                 Respects Self and Others








Monday, March 21, 2016

STARbuck students of the week


Congratulations to Steven, Connor, Tia, Aaron, Madison and Audrey
for being role models at Memorial School

Being Safe
Being Respectful
Being Responsible
Being Kind...is the Memorial Way!


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KIDbucks of the Month


About a month ago, a fifth grade student council member, Arshya, had a wonderful idea to 
give students the opportunity to notice and reward other students who demonstrate
 the Memorial School values of 

     Showing Kindness
             Taking Safety Seriously
Act responsibly
                  Respecting Self and Others

Members of student council went to each classroom and explained how students can 
acknowledge another student with a pink KIDbuck. 

Teachers noticing students
Students noticing students
what's next...
Students noticing teachers??


Thursday, March 17, 2016

Please read


Burlington Police Department

Michael R. Kent, Chief of Police

45 Center St.
Burlington, MA 01803

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, March 17, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 781-791-7627
Email: john@jgpr.net

Burlington Police InvestigatingSuspicious Vehicle Approaching Children

BURLINGTON -- Chief Michael R. Kent reports that the Burlington Police Department isinvestigating reports that a suspicious man in a vehicle approached a child near a bus stop.
As a result, Burlington Police are urging residents and parents to be on the lookout for an older model green Cadillac car driven by a white male, likely in his mid-60s.
Yesterday, at approximately 3:05 p.m., a 6-year-old boy told his mother that he was approached by a man in an "older green car" near the intersection of Gedick and Gibson roads. The man allegedly asked the boy's name and where he lived. The children ran home and told his mother who called Burlington Police.
Police responded to the area and talked to two other children who said that they had seen an older model green Cadillac car, either two or four doors. 
A license plate was subsequently called in by an off-duty officer but an investigation determined that this was not the suspect vehicle, and that this vehicle had not been in the area of theWednesday incident.
Burlington Police are investigating the incident and have taken the following additional measures:
• Additional patrols around school bus stops indefinitely 
• Additional patrols near schools during arrival and dismissal indefinitely 
• Messaging to surrounding cities and towns, letting their police departments know about the incident and the suspect vehicle
• Alerting public and media
Additionally, Chief Kent and Superintendent of Schools Eric Conti are encouraging parents to have frank and honest discussions with their children about strangers and safety while walking to and from school or the bus stop. 
"The safety of our children priority number one, and we want to get this message out to the public to ensure that people have their eyes open at all times," Chief Kent said. "Anyone who sees anything suspicious is urged to contact Burlington Police right away."
If anyone sees anything suspicious or has any information on Wednesday incident, they are urged to contact Burlington Police Youth Services Officer Steve Cross at 781-272-1212.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Weekly Memo

MEMORIAL SCHOOL NEWS
March 18 th, 2016
(Memorialprincipal.blogspot.com)
Main Office 781-270-1721    Nurse 781-270-1724   Absentee Line 781-273-7649
IMPORTANT DATES
March 18th - 7pm Burlington Teachers vs. Harlem Superstars @ BHS
March 20th - 1st Day of Spring
March 25th - No School, Good Friday
April 1st - 1st Grade Field trip
April 2nd - Autism Awareness Day
April 5th - Spring Pictures
April 5th & 7th - Incoming Kindergarten Story Hour @ 1:15pm
April 18th - 22nd - No School, Spring Vacation
April 22nd - Earth Day
April 26th - May 5th - PARCC Testing, Grades 3-5
May 2nd- Fifth Grade vs Teachers Volleyball Game (date change from May 5th)
May 11th- Spring Music Concert
May 16-17- MCAS science grade 5






Monday
Chicken Patty Sandwich

Tuesday
Beef Tacos
Wednesday
Ravioli w/meatballs
Thursday
Hot Dog
Friday
No School



From the office:

From the Disability Action Committee: Please be mindful not to block the handicap parking spaces when you queue up during drop off and pick up in front of the building. 
From the PTO:  The Toast to Memorial was a HUGE success, due to the efforts and participation of so many members of the Memorial Community! Thank you to the parents and teachers who chose the themes for the baskets and shopped for the items to fill them.  This event raised around $8000.00!  This money will be used to enrich and enhance the learning experiences for all Memorial School students.


Moving?  Parents of children who are moving, and leaving Memorial School, should notify the office as soon as their plans are finalized.  This will ensure that appropriate arrangements are made for the transferring of school records, and allow for registration and placement in their new school.  Thank you.


Paint Memorial Purple:  Thank you, THANK YOU...We are half way to our goal!! please send your loose change into the office to help support the American Cancer Society Relay for Life team, Miles of Memories.  If the whole school raises $430 by MARCH 31st the kids will have a Purple day.  
Happenings Around Town:
Pre-Kindergarten Play Dates
Is your child entering Kindergarten at one of the Burlington Public Schools in September 2016?  


Mother to Mother is coordinating play dates for all children entering Kindergarten in the fall.  This would allow the kids the opportunity to meet fellow Kindergarteners before school begins.  Play dates will be grouped by school and traditionally have been held at the school’s playground.  


If you would like to be added to the mailing list for your child’s new school, please e-mail the following to lmcnamee426@gmail.com.  If you already received an e-mail regarding the play dates, you are already on the list and do not need to reply.


Your Name:
Your E-Mail:
Your Child’s Name:
Kindergarten School:


From BHS Performing Arts:  Mary Poppins, the Broadway Musical. Presented by Burlington High School Drama Club and Performing Arts Department: April 1, 2 and 8 @ 7:30 pm, April 3 and 10 at 2:00 pm. The delightful story of nanny Mary Poppins who brings magic and memorable adventures to a family who is in desperate need of a lesson or two and who advises, “Anything can happen if you let it!”
Filled with iconic music that has stood the test of time including "Let's Go Fly a Kite," "Practically Perfect," “Spoonful of Sugar,” "Jolly Holiday," "Step In Time," "Chim, Chim, Cher-ee," "Feed the Birds!" and "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!”


Tickets range from $10-$15: www.BurlingtonTheatre.com, 781-A-FUN-TIC, at the box office.


Fogelberg Performing Arts Center, a fully accessible venue, is located on the campus of Burlington High School, 123 Cambridge Street, Burlington MA.




Celtics Game and Adopt-A-Class 2016 Fundraiser:  The Adopt-A-Class Scholarship Foundation – Current Seniors have teamed up with the Boston Celtics for a unique and fun experience!  Friday, April 8th 7:30 Game Celtics vs. Milwaukee. Tickets are $30 each  For every ticket sold, ADAC 2016 will receive $10 to be added to the scholarships to be awarded this spring.  Please contact Michelle at tigges@bpsk12.org if you would like to purchase tickets.


Adopt-A-Class 2016 Foxwoods Bus Trip:  Please join us for a day of fun at Foxwoods, April 30th, 2016. Trip includes: R/T motor coach, Wine, Beer, Cheese & Crackers served on the way to Foxwoods, buffet dinner at the Festival Buffet, $10 gaming package, pizza on the ride home,tax and gratuities (driver, trip leader & wait-staff).  All this for just $69 per person.  Departure: St. Margaret’s Church at 1:30 PM. Returns around 11:00 PM  Contact Michelle Tigges at tigges@bpsk12.org to secure your seats.

Burlington Education Foundation: Raffle