Friday, March 4, 2016

Weekly Memo

March 4th, 2016
Main Office 781-270-1721    Nurse 781-270-1724   Absentee Line 781-273-7649
March 5th - Toast to Memorial 7pm
March 7th - MARC Bullying Assembly
March 13th - Daylight Savings
March 20th - 1st Day of Spring
March 25th - No School, Good Friday
April 1st - 1st Grade Field trip
April 5th - Spring Pictures
April 5th & 7th - Incoming Kindergarten Story Hour @ 1:15pm
Apil 18th - 22nd - No School, Spring Vacation
April 26th - May 5th - PARCC Testing, Grades 3-5

Popcorn Chicken

Ultimate Nachos

From the office:
Paint Memorial Purple:  From now until March 31st 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 more than $430 the kids will have a Purple day.  

PTO Reminders:  Memorial PTO’s 10th Annual Toast to Memorial is on Saturday, March 5th, 2016, 7pm to 10pm.  
From the Burlington Police Department:  School Resources now has an official Twitter account.  We need followers @bpdschools  There’s information on youth issues as well as upcoming BPD programs and classes for our Burlington students. The account will be updated frequently so check back often. Even if you don’t use Twitter a lot please consider following us, the higher the number the more we get recognized. Thanks and have a great day!

Also, At the request of our traffic department, please remember not to park in handicap spaces while picking up your child. The law states as follows: "The disabled person must be exiting or entering the vehicle for proper use of the placard.  A person with a placard CANNOT park in a Handicap space while picking up another person other than the person photographed on the placard."

Happenings Around Town:

Please join us for our next presentation:  Understanding Executive Functioning
Presented by OTA Wakefield on Wednesday, March 9th 7:00-9:00pm
(doors open at 6:45)  Marion Tavern
Ever wonder what executive functioning is? When kids have issues with executive functioning, any task that requires planning, organization, memory, time management and flexible thinking becomes a challenge.
The more you know about the challenges, the better you’ll be able to help your child build executive skills and manage the difficulties.
Join us for a discussion about what executive functions are and how they impact learning and everyday living.
We hope you can join us for what's shaping up to be a very informative night!
*In addition, Jessica Reedy from the Burlington Youth & Family Services Center will be there for an introduction to their services.
Please contact us at with questions
COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE PROGRAM IN BURLINGTON:  The growing season starts with Spring shares on March 7. Burlington Presbyterian Church and Farmer Dave’s, a sustainable farm in Dracut, MA, continue to bring locally-grown, fresh fruits and vegetables to the town of Burlington with a Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Join to receive your weekly share of freshly-harvested produce available in 4 seasons from March to December. Distribution happens on Monday afternoons at Burlington Presbyterian Church, 335 Cambridge St.  Last year 7,800 pounds of unclaimed produce was donated to the Burlington Food Pantry. For more information about 2016 CSA membership, contact Farmer Dave's at (978) 349-1952 or visit to register.

BCSF Annual Telethon:  The Burlington Community Scholarship Foundation’s Annual Telethon Fundraiser is coming up on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. This event will be broadcast live on Burlington Cable Access Television (BCAT) and is the major fundraiser to “Raise Dollars for Scholars.” To make a donation, go to their website and click the Donate Now button, or you can mail your donation to BCSFDS-Treasurer’s Office, 29 Center Street, Burlington, MA 01803. The Burlington Community Scholarship Foundation is a Non Profit 501c3 organization.

Burlington Community Scholarship Foundation:  Dear Friend,The Burlington Community Scholarship Foundation Annual Telethon Fundraiser is Wednesday, March 9, 2016. I invite you and your business to make a tax deductible donation live on Burlington Cable Access Television (BCAT), 6-9PM. Businesses should schedule a time to present your donation and to be interviewed on live TV, please contact Debbie Keene 781-270-8192 or  You may also make your tax deductible donation on our website, click the donate now button or mail your donation Payable to BCSFDS: BCSFDS Treasurer's Office 29 Center St. Burlington, MA 01803 or drop off at the Treasurer's Office, Town Hall.  The Burlington Community Scholarship Foundation is a Non Profit 501C3. This is our annual major fund-raiser! Thank you for your consideration and helping to…
“Raise Dollars for Scholars.”
Jack Ferren, President   339-234-4728

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 if you would like to purchase tickets.

Join the FUNdraiser to

         …..and bingo, too! Saturday, April 30th    
Trip includes:
 • R/T motor coach
 • Wine, Beer, Cheese & Crackers served on way to Foxwoods
 • Buffet dinner at the Festival Buffet
 • $10 gaming package
 • Pizza on ride home
 • Tax & Gratuities (driver, trip leader & wait-staff)
All this for just $69 pp  (if we sell 52 seats, we will raise over $1300)
Departure: St. Margaret’s Church at 1:30 PM. Returns around 11:00 PM

Contact Michelle Tigges at to secure your seats.
Or…fill out the slip below and mail it to: Michelle Tigges, 4 Ellen Rd., Burlington, MA