Friday, June 17, 2016

Weekly Memo

June 17th, 2016
Main Office 781-270-1721    Nurse 781-270-1724   Absentee Line 781-273-7649
June 19th - Father’s Day
June 20th - Last day of school (½ day), dismissal 11:15am
September 6th - 1st day of school for 1-12 grades
September 8th - Incoming K orientation
September 12th - 1st day of school for Kindergarten
September 15th - Back to School night (Adults only) 6:30pm
September 22 & 23 - Camp Bournedale for 5th grade

From the office:
Everyone at Memorial School wishes you and your child/children a wonderfully joyful and peaceful summer. We hope you all get to relax, reconnect and rejuvenate!
From the Office:  If you are moving before the start of the next school year, we will miss you, but wish you well.  Please drop by the office to fill out a withdrawal form for your child.  This will ensure that school records will be sent to the new school in time to place your child properly in the new school.

Just Six Summer Books Lead to Skills’ Success!:    Research shows that reading just six books during the summer may keep a struggling reader (or any reader, for that matter!) from regressing.  When choosing the six, be sure that they are just right - not too hard and not too easy.  Take advantage of your local library.  Ask for help selecting books that match your child’s age, interests and abilities.  Libraries often run summer reading programs that motivate kids to read, so find out what’s available in your areas.  Also check our booklists for recommendations.  
From “3 Ways to Prevent ‘Summer Slide’ ” by Francis Alexander (

Read something every day.  Encourage your child to take advantage of every opportunity to read.  Find them throughout the day:
  • Morning:  The newspaper - even if it is just the comics or today’s weather.
  • Daytime:  Schedules, TV guides, magazines, online resources.  For example, if your daughter or son likes the food channel, help him or her look for a recipe on the network’s Web site - then cook it together for more reading practice.
  • Evening:  End of the day by having your child read to you from the book he or she is currently reading (one of the six books, above).  Have your child rehearse a paragraph, page, or chapter before reading to your.  Re-reading will help him or her to be more fluent - able to read at an appropriate speed, correctly, and with nice expression.  

Keep reading aloud
Reading aloud benefits all children and teens, but especially those who struggle.  One benefit is that you can read books your child can’t, so he or she will build listening comprehension skills with grade - level and above books.   This will increase your child’s knowledge and experience with text, so that he or she will do better when reading independently.

From the Nurse:  Physical Examination and Immunization updates for children entering 4th grade in the fall are required by Massachusetts State Law.  A copy of these documents needs to be on file here at the school.  Copies may be brought into school through the end of this year, and as school starts in the fall.

Happenings Around Town:  

Burlington Public Library 2016 Summer Reading Programs:  Registration begins on Monday, June 20, but programs officially begin on Monday, June 27th and goes until August 19th, 2016.
Special Events
  • Hula Hoop Classes
  • Ghostbusters Party
  • Book Clubs
  • Guard-Up
  • Character Visits
  • Force Awakens Movie
  • Gizmos and Gadgets Club
  • Animal Show
  • Toto the Tornado Kitten

Please let Miss Amanda know if you have any questions.
Phone: 781-270-1692