Tuesday, August 8, 2017

First Day of School Information

First Day of School for Grades 1-5: September 5th 
Drop off starts: 7:55
School Hours: 8:10-2:15

First Day of School Kindergarten: September 11th
Drop off starts: 7:55
School Hours: 8:10-12:45

BACK to SCHOOL NIGHT: September 19th
Hours: 6:30-8:00

Friday, June 16, 2017

Famous American Tea in Grade Two

Thank you to Mrs. Barbara Nelson and Ms. McMahon
for hosting the second grade Famous American Tea!

Last weekly memo for the year!

June 16,2017

Main Office 781-270-1721    Nurse 781-270-1724   Absentee Line 781-273-7649

June 16th- 3rd grade Burlington Field trip
June 20th Kindergarten Author Presentations
June 19-23rd Memorial Spirit week
June 23rd-last day of school half day

Main Lunch Menu Choices

BBQ chicken dinner

Stuffed Crust Pizza

Taco Tuesday

Alt: Hot Dog

Hamburger Cheeseburger

Alt: Turkey & Cheese


Alt: Ham & Cheese Croissant

Pizza Manager's Choice

From the Office:
Thank you to our wonderful Memorial School families for sharing your children with us! We are so fortunate to have your support and dedication to raising STAR students! I wish you a peaceful and fun filled summer break!


As the year comes to a close we will have out the Lost and found Items. Remind your children to take a look at the items on the stage during lunch and see if they can claim anything before summer break.
All remaining  items will be recycled in the bin out in the parking lot

  • Monday 6/19:Rainbow Day
  • Tuesday 6/20: Wacky Tacky Day
  • Wednesday 6/21: Crazy Hat Day
  • Thursday 6/22: Neon Day
  • Friday 6/23: Memorial Spirit Wear Day

Healthcare documentation reminders:

  • All students entering 4th grade in September 2017 are required by Massachusetts state law, to have a current physical exam on file with the health office. Any physical exam dated after August 29, 2016 will meet this requirement.

  • Children entering Kindergarten must have all required immunizations and documented physical exam within one year of entry into school prior to 9/11/2017 per Massachusetts state law found in Chapter 76, Section 15 of the General Laws of Massachusetts.


TIME: 9:00-12:00PM
WHO: 1st to 8th Boys and girls
LOCATION: Tyngsboro High School
Fee: $125.00
Future Stars Lacrosse Camp provides quality lacrosse instruction and coaching with emphasis on good sportsmanship.

Contact Dual State Renegades Lacrosse for details.




BPD radKIDS Week
The Burlington Police Department will once again be offering the radKIDS program this summer to Burlington children ages 8-12. The kids will be in a fun and very active program that stresses safety awareness through role-play, self-defense and other activities.
The Burlington Police will incorporate risk awareness skills (strangers, public safety, etc.) with radKIDS, a program that offers defense against abduction. The radKIDS portion of the class is a 15 hour class to be integrated with safety awareness teachings.
Classes will be free for all attending residents. Donations to Burlington DARE are appreciated. As per the radKIDS organization, each child thereafter will be able to re-attend the class on an unlimited basis for free.
The course will be held at the Marshall Simonds Middle School gymnasium Mon. – Fri. (9am-12noon) July 10-14, July 17-21.  All 5 classes must be attended.  Full time Burlington Police officers will teach the class.  
Registration forms can be picked up at the police station lobby or printed out here; (http://www.burlington.org/departments/police/community_events.php). They must be dropped off at the Police Station.   Limited space available!  For questions, call Officer Keith Sheppard at 781-505-4965.


STAR students of the week

Congratulations to our STAR students who 

Show Kindness
        Take safety seriously
Act Responsibly
           Respect self and others

Lauren, Aron, Zohar, Nicholas, Yasmin, Cameron

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Field Day!

Thank you to Lynda Bannon and George Peterson for creating a 
at Memorial School!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Memorial Family Picnic

Thank you to our fabulous PTO for a wonderful end of year event!

A strong community
A strong school!

Field Day Parking on Thursday

Please use the church parking lot or parking across the street at MSMS if you come to watch Field Day.
The back entrance access road needs to stay clear for the kindergarten buses and emergency vehicles

Thank you!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

STARbuck students of the week

Congratulations to our STAR students for being


Rafif, Caroline, Krish, Cy, Charlize

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Field Day Rescheduled: June 15th

Due to all the rain this week: Field day has been rescheduled for June 15th

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Free Online Summer Camps: check it out!

11 Online Summer Camps to Keep Kids Busy (and Learning) While School's Out

From outdoor adventures to summer enrichment to computer coding, online camps keep kids busy, learning, and having fun. By Caroline Knorr 
11 Online Summer Camps to Keep Kids Busy (and Learning) While School's Out
Virtual summer camps -- where kids head to the computer instead of the pool or park -- are a thing now. But don't worry: These aren't the solitary, sedentary, screen-centered experiences you fear. Plenty of virtual summer camps offer kids the chance to make projects, investigate ideas, and explore the world. And many are free.
Going to camp online is a great way to keep your kids occupied during a "staycation" or between their other activities. It can also give kids something unique: individual attention. You, a babysitter, a grandparent, or even an older sibling act as virtual camp counselors, leading -- and even learning alongside -- your kids. With many of the virtual camps below, you can mix and match activities to tailor the experience to your kids' interests. Expect to be more involved if you go for the free, choose-your-own-adventure camps. But fee-based camps call for some adult participation, too. Check out these offerings:
Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Summer Camps
Start with a Book. Free; age 6 and up.
In addition to a summer science camp, this site offers a long list of themes, such as Art, Night Sky, and Weather Report, for kids to explore. For each theme, you get book suggestions (for all reading levels), discussion guides, hands-on activities, and related sites and apps. You'll need to shell out for books if you can't find them at the library.
PBS Parents. Free; age 3–9.
With an emphasis on summer reading, the PBS Parents' site offers a variety of practical, step-by-step plans to incorporate books into the dog days of summer. In addition to the downloadable Summer Reading Chart and the "Book-Nik" guide to a book-themed picnic, you can use the Super Summer Checklist PDF to plan hands-on experiences.
DIY. Free and fee-based; age 7 and up.
This site offers dozens of skill-based activities (which it calls "challenges") in a variety of categories, including Art, Business, and Engineering, that kids can do year-round. Every summer, DIY runs camps and shorter courses. Some of the camps have online counselors who interact with your kid. Sign up to get notified of the latest offerings.
Make: Online. Free, but materials cost extra; age 12 and up.
The folks behind the maker movement offer weekly camps based on themes such as Far Out Future and Flight. You get a PDF with daily activities that support the theme, such as making slime and designing and flying kites.
Made with Code from Google. Free; age 12 and up.
A wide range of projects, including making emojis, animating GIFs, and composing music, is designed to ignite a passion for coding in teen girls. (There's no stopping boys from doing these projects, though.) The site offers inspiration stories from female tech mentors as well as ideas to make coding social, such as a coding party kit.
Structured Learning
JAM: Online Courses for Kids. Free for first 30 days; $25 per month (per kid) with discounts for yearly enrollment; age 8–16.
What can't kids learn at this online school? There's drawing, cooking, animation, music, and much more. Each course has a professional mentor and is broken down into easily manageable "quests" that kids can complete at their own pace.
Khan Academy. Free; age 6 and up.
While Khan Academy doesn't offer specific camps, it provides meaningful, step-by-step exploration in a variety of topics, including math, science, and arts and humanities. Kids can sign up with a coach (a teacher, parent, or tutor) who can monitor their progress and suggest lessons. Kids also can earn badges by learning and teaching. The custom dashboard has a progress map that fills up as kids work their way through the skills.
Brain Chase. $79, extra for electives; age 7–14.
Created by two parents who were looking for a way to help their kids continue learning during summer, Brain Chase takes a creative approach to enrichment. It starts on June 19, 2017, and runs for six weeks; kids work on math, reading, and typing all while competing in a real-life treasure hunt for the chance to win a $10,000 scholarship.
Camp Wonderopolis. Free for campers; optional $25 instruction guide for parents; age 7 and up.
Sponsored by the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL), this online camp lets kids explore topics such as weather, food, and technology. Each topic includes lessons, outdoor activities, videos, and additional reading suggestions for all ages. The 2017 theme is Build Your Own Wonderocity, where families explore the wonders of construction and engineering in 42 lessons.
Connected Camps. $69-$99; age 8-15. For tech-curious kids, check out Connected Camps, which offers week-long, instructor-led, Minecraft-based camps including coding, game design, and engineering. There are also courses in Minecraft and the Scratch programming language just for girls.
TechRocket. Free for a course sampling; memberships: $19/year, $29/month; age 10 and up.
Launched by iDTechCamp (the popular -- and pricey -- computer day and overnight camps), TechRocket offers online instruction in coding, game design, and graphic design. Each camp offers a variety of levels and challenges as well as a dedicated instructor. 

About Caroline Knorr

As Common Sense Media's parenting editor, Caroline helps parents make sense of what’s going on in their kids' media lives. From games to cell phones to movies and more, if you're wondering "what’s the right age for…?"... Read more

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

MAPLE visits Memorial

We were delighted to host MAPLE educators at Memorial School this morning. 
Educators from all over Massachusetts toured classrooms 
creating personalized learning experiences through the use of technology.

Learning in Action!

Massachusetts Personalized Learning seeks to accelerate student learning by tailoring the instructional environment – what, when, how and where students learn – to address the individual needs, skills and interests of each student.

Thank you to Mrs. Olshaw, Mrs. Weinberg, Mrs. Warford, Mrs. Kippenberger, Mrs. York,
Mrs. Farrell and Mrs. Burns for making it all look so easy!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

STARbuck students of the week

Congratulations to our STARbuck students of the week!

Being Kind
Being Respectful
Being Responsible
Being Safe

The Memorial Way

Gabe, Stephen, Christos, Rohan.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Weekly Memo

May 26,2017

Main Office 781-270-1721    Nurse 781-270-1724   Absentee Line 781-273-7649

May 26th- 3rd Grade Field Trip
May 30th- 5th grade orientation MSMS 7pm
June 1st- K field Trip
June 1st- 4th Grade Field Trip
June 2nd- 3rd grade field trip
June 2nd- 1st grade field trip

Main Lunch Menu Choices


Stuffed Crust Pizza


Alt: Hot Dog

Meatball sub

Alt: Turkey & Cheese

Pasta with sauce
Alt: Ham & Cheese Croissant

Big Daddy’s Pizza

Clothing advisory - please keep footwear in mind when your child is dressing for the school day. Flip-flops and other footwear that is not secure on your child’s feet, are very dangerous while running and playing on the climbing structures while out at recess.

Healthcare documentation reminders:

  • All students entering 4th grade in September 2017 are required by Massachusetts state law, to have a current physical exam on file with the health office. Any physical exam dated after August 29, 2016 will meet this requirement.

  • Children entering Kindergarten must have all required immunizations and documented physical exam within one year of entry into school prior to 9/11/2017 per Massachusetts state law found in Chapter 76, Section 15 of the General Laws of Massachusetts.

Memorial Day Ceremony:
Monday May 29, 2017:
-0800 Flag raising on the common
-1000 Ceremony at Chestnut Hill Cemetery
Inclement Weather Location for 10:00am ceremony only:

Burlington High School Wooden Gym

(Will be called 24 hours prior & posted on social media and BCATTV)

     Dear Parents of third grade students,

We would like to invite you and your family to the 3rd grade Recorder and Violin Concert on Tuesday, June 6th at 8:30 a.m. in the Cafetorium.  Students are encouraged to wear colorful shirts with black bottoms.  No logos, please!

We hope to see you there!



The Burlington Education Foundation is pleased to announce:

2017 BEF Spring Grand Raffle

Hello BEF Supporter,

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.

*** All Prize Values Exceed $1,000 Thanks To Our Generous Sponsors Values ***

Grand PrizeKings Bowling: “King Pin Party” Private Bowling Party & Food for 30 people ($2,000 value)
2nd Prize – The Bancroft: Private Dining 4-Course Dinner & Wine Pairing for 10 ($1,600 value)
3rd Prize – The Capital Grille: Private Dining 4-Course Dinner & Wine Pairing for 6 ($1,000 value)
4th Prize – Seasons 52: Chef’s Table 7-Course Private Room Dinner for 10 ($1,000 value)
5th Prize – Strega Prime: Chef Tasting with Wine Pairing Dinner for 6 ($1,000 value)

Raffle tickets can be purchased online through our secure donation website at the link below.

Thank you and good luck  The Burlington Education Foundation@gmail.com. Thank you for supporting the senior class.