Friday, January 20, 2017

Weekly Memo

January 20,2017
Main Office 781-270-1721    Nurse 781-270-1724   Absentee Line 781-273-7649

Jan 23rd-K report cards
Jan 31th- District wide: parent help with math homework at Memorial 7-8pm
Feb 20-24 Winter Vacation
Feb 1st- K Registration 9am-11am
Feb 2nd- K Registration 9am-11am and PTO meeting 7:00pm
March 2nd- All town Band 7pm BHS
March 11th-Toast Memorial Burlington Marriott 7pm

Main Lunch Menu Choices

Chicken Fingers

Stuffed Crust Pizza

Taco Tuesday

Alt: Hot Dog

Caesar Salad

Alt: Turkey & Cheese

Sloppy Joe

Alt: Ham & Cheese Croissant

Individual Cheese or Roni  Pizza

Mr. Ganley brought in “Tiny” and everyone got to bring good luck to the Patriots with a cheer!


Does your child look like this doing math homework?
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Come and learn tips for helping with Math homework!

Who: Parents and/or Guardians only
When: Tuesday, January 31, 2017
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Memorial Elementary School - Cafetorium
District-Wide Presentation

Dear Friends of the Burlington Landlocked Forest:
Four Town Meeting members, Jonathan Sachs, Joanna Schlansky, Monte Pearson, and John Iler are submitting a Warrant Article requesting that the Town Meeting change the zoning status of the Burlington Landlocked Forest from General Industrial to Open Space.
Later this month, they will be appearing before the Planning Board, Recreation Commission, Conservation Commission, and the Board of Selectmen to make their case. Town Meeting will then vote on the issue on Monday, January 23rd.
This is a great opportunity to protect the forest!

We are asking every forest supporter from Burlington to call or email the Town Meeting members from your precinct and ask them to support this warrant article.
For a list of Town Meeting members by Precinct and contact info, click here.
If you are unsure which precinct you live in, click here, for the list of streets and precincts.
Things you can mention to people you call or email:
Burlington Open Space Zoning allows the following uses:
Ø  Non-profit educational uses like libraries, museums, schools, and child care facilities
Ø  Non-commercial outdoor recreation including nature study and walkways
Ø  Public parks, tennis courts, and related facilities
Ø  Cemeteries by special permit
Ø  Public water distribution structures
Ø  Temporary tents for not more than four days
Ø  Bomb shelters
Ø  Agricultural and horticultural usage and non-commercial greenhouses
Ø  Windmills and towers of 12 feet or less
Ø  Fences and signs
Ø  Churches and other religious buildings
Please let Town Meeting members know you value the forest as a recreational asset and there is legal pedestrian access right now. Burlington residents can park at the parking lot at Turning Mill Road in Lexington to access unimpeded into the forest’s extensive trail network, and during the last few years, hundreds of Burlington residents have done just that. If you want to send a link for directions and the trail map, here it is.
The forest also absorbs and cleans rainwater. Burlington Town Meeting voted in 1986, by a two-thirds majority, to purchase the Landlocked Forest by eminent domain to protect the water supply and preserve open space. Most of the Landlocked Forest is in our Zone 3 Water Protection District, which drains into the Vine Brook aquifer located along the Middlesex Turnpike.
You can also point out that the current drought that is afflicting our region is a vivid reminder that clean water is a precious resource and we can never do too much to protect the Vine Brook aquifer.
In addition, forests reduce air pollution; studies show that trees produce oxygen and offset pollution from traffic.
Ask your Town Meeting representatives to prioritize recreational uses and water protection over the potential for more parking lots and traffic.
Thank you on behalf of the Friends of the Landlocked Forest –  Martha Simon, Chris Warren, Rosalie Blum, Monte Pearson