Thursday, March 24, 2016

Weekly Memo

March 24 th, 2016
Main Office 781-270-1721    Nurse 781-270-1724   Absentee Line 781-273-7649
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

Chicken Fingers

Burlington Sampler
Mac & Cheese
Ultimate Nachos

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

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
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 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:

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 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:, 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.