Friday, May 20, 2016

WEEKLY MEMO

MEMORIAL SCHOOL NEWS
May 20th, 2016
(Memorialprincipal.blogspot.com)
Main Office 781-270-1721    Nurse 781-270-1724   Absentee Line 781-273-7649
IMPORTANT DATES
May:
21st - Pancake Breakfast/Art Show at 8am
23rd - 5th grade Orientation @ MSMS 10am for kids, 7pm for Parents
25th - 2nd Grade Memorial Day Concert at 10am
26th - Camp Bournedale meeting for current 5th grade parents, 6pm at Francis Wyman
27th - 1st grade field trip
30th - Memorial Day, No School

June:
1st - Incoming K Open House at 1:15pm
3rd - 4th Grade field trip, State House
7th - 3rd Grade Concert @ 8:30
9th - Field Day
10th - 2nd Grade Field trip, Ipswich River
13th - 5th Grade Celebration at 6:30pm
13th - 17th - School Spirit Week
13th - Field Day Rain Date
14th - 5th grade field trip, Cedardale
15th - PTO Family Picnic
16th - PTO Family Picnic Rain Date
19th - Father’s Day
20th - Last day of school (½ day)



Week of May 23rd - May 27th

Monday
Chicken Parm Sandwich

Tuesday
Tacos
Wednesday
Ravioli w/meatballs
Thursday
Hot Dog
Friday
Pizza


From the office:
From the Nurse:  For any orthopedic injuries, please contact the school nurse. A doctor's note is required detailing the nature of the injury AND activity restrictions i.e. length of time out of PE class; ? participation in recess activities etc. These can be sent in with your child or faxed to the school (781-229-5751). We want to do our part in keeping children safe, yet allowing them to participate in activities as permitted.
With the warmer weather finally upon us, it is essential that all children remain well hydrated. Please send your child to school with a filled water bottle on a daily basis.
The nurse is also looking for clothing donations, especially pants and shorts. Please feel free to drop off any clothing articles you are no longer in need of.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT LICE
There have been a few cases of 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 outerwear. .
  • Keep long hair pulled up.
  • Keep personal items the child sleeps with, (i.e stuffed animals, blankets) at home.

Classroom 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 or product.

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 diagnosed with 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.  Thank You.


From the Art Department:  The art department at Memorial presents, Spring Art Show and Pancake Breakfast:  Saturday, May 21st from 8:00-10:00 a.m.! Mrs. York is busy decking the main hall with our children’s amazing artwork. Come and take it all in then enjoy breakfast in the cafe with Memorial friends, new and old. The whole family is welcome!   Volunteers are needed to help cook and serve.  Please consider giving 30 minutes of your time.  You can register online: memorialpto.burlington@gmail.com

Happenings Around Town:
Burlington Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts and Venturing Crew Scouts are having their tenth annual scouting expo at Rahanis Park, Sunday May 22 from 9-noon…… Come and Join in the Fun!

Scouting age boys and girls (Grades 1-12) are invited to come and check out the scouting programs in Burlington.  Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturing Crew Members will demonstrate the spirit of teamwork, camaraderie, respect and responsibility that scouting is about. Join with the scouts in the “MINECRAFT Live” followed by Burlington’s largest cardboard recycling event, experience live animal demonstrations by the Burlington Science Center, build and launch your own water rocket and many other games and challenges. Leadership from all of the towns scouting units will be on hand to answer any questions about the Scouting Programs in Burlington and accept new registrations. Join us for a morning of “Fun with a Purpose” Sunday May 22 from 9:00 am to noon. Call Chet Maguire 781-229-2235 with any questions.

Tips for Going Local without Going Crazy; how to use a local farmer’s market in shopping and preparing meals for your family” presentation and cooking demonstration at Grandview Farm (55 Center St., Burlington) on Wednesday, May 25th at 7pm. Event features Julia Shanks, local chef and cookbook author. Doors open at 6:30pm to allow you time to check out informational tables from the Burlington Community Victory Garden, Farmer Dave’s CSA, and Lahey Hospital & Medical Center. Event is FREE!