MEMORIAL SCHOOL NEWS
Main Office 781-270-1721 Nurse 781-270-1724 Absentee Line 781-273-7649
Jan 16th - No School Martin Luther King
Jan 17th- 4-5 Graders Bruin Visit
Jan 19th-3rd Grade Field Trip
Jan 23rd-K report cards
IT”S COLD OUTSIDE
Inclement weather, per the Memorial School Handbook, “On most days except on days of inclement weather or when the temperature is below 20 degrees Fahrenheit, students go outside to play to enjoy the outdoors. If there is medical documentation that your child cannot go out on cold days, a note from the pediatrician is necessary in order for your child to remain indoors. If your child is well enough to come to school, they are well enough to go outside during recess. It is very important that students come to school with proper outdoor attire, such as jackets, hats, and gloves in order for them to be safe and comfortable during recess.” Wind chill factor will also be considered when determining indoor/outdoor recess.
Main Lunch Menu Choices
Alt: Hot Dog
Alt: Turkey &Cheese
Alt: Ham & Cheese Croissant
Winter weather tip from the Nurse: Hydration! Plenty of water is just as important in the winter as it is in the summer. Cold air, indoor heating systems, and warmer baths/showers can all contribute to dry skin, nose and lips in the winter. So have your children keep up with the fluids in the winter too! Chapstick will also help keep lips moisturized.
FROM THE NURSE:
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.