MEMORIAL SCHOOL NEWS
January 27, 2012
JANUARY 27TH – Pizza Movie Night
JANUARY 31ST – Grade 3 Field Trip
FEBRUARY 2nd – PTO Meeting 7pm (library)
FEBRUARY 6TH – 10TH – Kindergarten Registration
FEBRUARY 14TH – Story-time for Incoming Kindergarten
FEBRUARY 16TH – Grade 2 Field Trip
MARCH 6TH – Family Math Night 6-7:30pm
LUNCH MENU- MAIN ENTRÉE CHOICES (SEE MENU FOR MORE DETAILS)
Jan 30th – Feb 3rd
Monday – Chicken Nuggets or Cheese Pizza Quesadilla
Tuesday – Nachos Grande or Grilled Cheese on Wheat
Wednesday – Hamburger, Cheeseburger or Hotdog
Thursday – Pasta with Meatballs or Meatball Sub
Friday – Stuffed Crust Pizza or Tuna on a Roll
FROM THE OFFICE
MCAS Testing Schedule
Grade 3 - March 29 - 30 - ELA; May 8 - 9 - Math
Grade 4 - March 20 - Long Composition; March 27 - 28 - ELA; May 16 - 17 - Math
Grade 5 - March 21 - 22 - ELA; May 14 - 15 - Math; May 16 - 17 - Science
Kindergarten Registration will be held on Monday February 6th through Friday, February 10th from 9:00-11:00 am at Memorial School. Children must be 5 years old by August 31, 2012 to be eligible to register. Please remember to bring the child’s birth certificate (original) and proof of residency (current lease, utility bill, or real estate tax bill showing your name at the Burlington address). Up to date health records will need to be returned to Ms. Cadigan, our school nurse, two days prior to the start of school. If you have questions concerning registration, please contact Mrs. Bogosh at 781-273-7647. Thank you!
Story Time All children who will be starting kindergarten in September, 2012 (5 years old by August 31st) and their parents are invited to enjoy a story at the Memorial School library. Dates for story time are:
Tuesday, February 14th 9:15 - 9:45;
Wednesday, March 14th 9:15-9:45;
Thursday, April 12th 9:15 – 9:45;
Friday, May 18th 9:15 – 9:45.
Flyers with additional information. will be distributed at Kindergarten Registration.
We have so much to be grateful for this year, with our beautiful new building and an expanded school family too. Our heritage is a diverse one, and this year’s spring concert (May 10th) and Art Show/Pancake Breakfast (May 19th) will reflect and celebrate that. Several years ago, we combined an International Fair with our Art Show and Pancake Breakfast, and it was a memorable morning for us all. This year, we would like to put together an International Fair that would take place on a school day during the month of May or June, and we need your help! If you are interested in helping to plan and organize it, have an idea to share, or know of a resource for a ‘stop’ on our students’ “tour,” please contact the PTO Enrichment Chair Donna Noonan at 781-272-7160 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately (hat, mittens, winter jacket) for outdoor play at recess. The children will be going out each day, unless temperatures are unreasonably cold. Playing on the equipment after a recent snow can be a somewhat soggy experience, Wearing snow pants in snowy weather, or keeping an extra pair of pants and socks in his or her locker, will make for a more comfortable after-recess experience!
FROM THE PTO
There will be a PTO meeting on Thursday, February 2nd at 7pm in the Memorial School library.
5TH GRADE “MEMORY BOOK” This is an exciting time for our children as they enjoy their last year at Memorial School. We are in the process of creating a Memory Book and our focus is on gathering photographs for it. 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 our fifth graders. We will be taking pictures of the fifth graders at school for their personal memory book page, but we also ask that you send in a baby picture or toddler picture and a favorite photo of themselves from any time or place or age (vacation/school/sports, etc.). We ask that you send in the pictures by March 1st in order to get them formatted into the Memory Book. (Please see today’s backpack folder for additional information.)
If you would like to be involved in the Memory Book Committee, please contact Susan Lavacchia at gnLsue@hotmail.com. Thank you for your help and cooperation in making this year’s Memory Book an extra-special one for the first fifth grade class to “graduate” from the new Memorial School! -- Fifth Grade Memory Book Committee
***First Food Allergy Awareness Team meeting of 2012*** Does your child or someone you know have food allergies? Get a chance to share information and ideas related to food allergies with Dr. Conti, Superintendent of the Burlington Public Schools. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 1st at 7:00 pm at the Burlington Fire Department located in the center of town. Please email Lisa Hovasse at email@example.com with any questions.
BURLINGTON KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL #4978 FREE THROW CHAMPIONSHIP
The Knights of Columbus along with the Burlington Recreation Department is sponsoring a free throw shooting contest for girls and boys ages 10-14. The event will be held on: Saturday, January 28, 2012, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Francis Wyman Elementary School. The event is FREE! For more information please contact Burlington Knights of Columbus representatives Bill Breen (781) 272-2493, Charlie McLean (781) 266-6233, or Burlington Recreation Department representative David Grubb (781) 270-1694.
FROM THE BEF
"Buck Up" for BEF campaign begins January 30, 2012. Drop by your school office any day that week and drop a buck (dollar) or more into the BEF box. Your buck helps fund grants to educators who have great ideas for enriching the classroom experience for every Burlington student. Discover what the Burlington Ed Foundation has supported at your school and help us support the next grant when you drop off your buck!
FROM A&F BUS COMPANY
Lost items are beginning to pile up. Please call A&F bus at 781-229-0111 if you think your child might have lost something on the bus. These items will be donated if not claimed.