Thursday, December 15, 2011

BULLETIN 12/16/2011

Memorial School News - December 16, 2011


DECEMBER 16-22NDWelcome Winter/ Holiday Sing-a-Long (See details below!)

DECEMBER 20TH – Math Olympiad for Registered 4th/5th Graders 2:30-3:30

Last day of Homework Club for this Session

DECEMBER 21ST – Kindergarten Field Trip

DECEMBER 23RD – January 2ND – NO SCHOOL (Winter Break)

JANUARY 3RD – First Day Back from Winter Break

Math Olympiad for Registered 4th/5th Graders 2:30-3:30

JANUARY 10TH – First Meeting of Homework Club (gr. 3-5) – Winter Session

Lunch Menu for the Week of December 19-22nd

Monday - Popcorn Chicken or French Bread Pizza

Tuesday - French Toast Sticks or Grilled Cheese

Wednesday - Hamburger, Cheeseburger, or Hot Dog

Thursday - Stuffed Crust Pizza or Tuna Sandwich


“Celebrations around the World”

What a wonderful way to begin the musical history of our new school! The concert, presented by the Memorial School Band and Chorus, was delightfully entertaining and a perfect way to launch the holiday season! Thank you to Mr. Napierkowski, Ms. Maxwell, Mrs. Niu, and Mrs. Rzasa for their hard work and energy in preparing 4th and 5th graders for their performances, with a special thanks to retired Burlington music teacher Mr. Jack Butler for his accompaniment on percussion. Thanks too to 4th and 5th grade teams and specialists for their support and scheduling flexibility, to Mrs. Olshaw and Mrs. Weinberg for helping to organize the performers before the start of the evening show, and to Mrs. York (along with students in grades 1 through 5) for transforming Memorial Hall with a rendition of Jan Brett’s wonderful story, The Mitten. Most of all, thanks to each of you who attended the morning or evening performance. It is your love and support that encourages your children and our students to become the best that they can be, musically and otherwise!

Welcome Winter/Holiday Sing-Along!

To welcome Winter and the Holiday Season, Memorial voices will fill the halls with song from Friday through Thursday, December 16th through the 22nd. Music classes will be held in the foyer of the school, just inside the front doors. If you would like to come by and join your child’s class in a holiday sing-a-long, the schedule looks like this:

* Friday – Dec. 16th

8:30-9:15 Gr.5 –Conceison & Wiernicki

9:30-10:15 Gr. 4 - Coutu & Olshaw

* Monday – Dec. 19th

10:30-11:15 Gr.3 - Ferullo

11:30-12:15 Gr.2 – Farrand

12:45-1:30 – Gr.1 - Calandrelli

* Tuesday – Dec. 20th

10:30-11:15 Gr.3 – Cyr & Keating

11:30-12:15 Gr.2–Siegel & Nelson

12:45-1:30 Gr.1 – Gearin

* Wednesday – Dec. 21st

10:30-11:15 Gr.3 – Kippenberger & Ferullo

11:30-12:15 Gr.2 – McLaughlin & Farrand

12:45-1:30 Gr.1 – Burnham & Panagiotopoulos

* Thursday – Dec. 22nd

8:30-9:15 Gr.5 - Burns

9:30-10:15 Gr.4 – Gonzalez & Weinberg

10:30-11:15 Gr.3 – Kippenberger

11:30-12:15 Gr.2 – Nelson

12:45-1:30 Gr.1 – Calandrelli & Panagiotopoulos


This is an exciting time for our children as they enjoy their last year at Memorial School and prepare to move on to middle school. Special events and projects are planned for the coming months such as a Moving Up Ceremony, an all-day picnic in June, and the creation of a special Memory Book. At this stage, our focus is on gathering photographs for the Memory Book. If you have photos of our current 5th graders from grades K-5 – individual, small group, or large group -- at Memorial or a previous school -- sharing them with us will help to make the book even more special for fifth graders and their families. There are several ways to share them. One way is to send them in to your child’s classroom teacher in an envelope marked ‘Memory Book’ with your child’s name, room number, and contact number on the envelope. Another way is to burn the photos onto a CD or save them on a thumb drive (any format will work). Please be sure to label all photos, CDs or thumb drives with your child's full name so that they may be returned to you. If you would like to be involved in the Yearbook Committee, please contact Susan Lavacchia.

Thank you for your help in making this year’s Memory Book an extra-special one for our first year at the New Memorial!

-- Committee Co-Chairs Susan Lavacchia & Janice Cobuzzi-Luecke


Thank you to everyone who participated in the Toys for Tots, Small Change Can Make a Big Difference, and Food Pantry drives! Not only have we helped families in need, but we have taught our children an important life lesson about giving back.

COATS FOR KIDS is still underway, and will be through January 8th.

We are collecting winter coats for kids, moms, and dads too. ALL sizes are needed. As you clean out closets in preparation for winter and the new year, please remember that there is a box for jackets and coats that are no longer needed in the hallway outside the office. Thank you in advance for helping to make this winter a warmer one for those in need.


Flatbread Company will donate 10% of all Flatbread gift cards starting December 1st, 2011 through Christmas Eve 2011 to the Adopt-a-Class of 2021. Gift cards can be purchased in any denomination starting at $5.00. These make great gifts…Teachers, babysitters, bus drivers, friends etc.

Please check your child’s backpack for more information.