MEMORIAL SCHOOL NEWS
March 30, 2012
MARCH 31ST – Toast to Memorial – 7:00pm – Holiday Inn in Woburn
APRIL 4TH – Kindergarten Field Trip
APRIL 5TH - PTO Meeting 7pm – Memorial School Library
APRIL 6TH – NO SCHOOL – Good Friday
APRIL 12TH – Story Time for Incoming Kindergarten
APRIL 16-20TH – NO SCHOOL – Patriots’ Day/Spring Vacation
APRIL 24TH – Spring Pictures
LUNCH MENU- MAIN ENTRÉE CHOICES (SEE MENU FOR MORE DETAILS)
April 2nd – 6th
Monday – Chicken Nuggets or Grilled Cheese
Tuesday – Ham & Cheese on Croissant or French Bread Pizza
Wednesday – Hamburger, Cheeseburger, or Hotdog
Thursday – Spaghetti with Meatballs or Meatball Sub
Friday – NO SCHOOL
FROM THE OFFICE/Mrs. Rickerhauser
Dear Families of 3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders,
Round One of MCAS testing has been completed, with the exception of just a few children who were absent due to illness. As we discussed here at school (and perhaps you did at home as well), the purpose of the testing is for them to show what they know. Based on teachers’ observations during the testing, and mine during conversations with the students about it before and/or afterwards, they did exactly that. Thank you for ensuring that they arrived at school well-rested and on time, and for the important role you played in enabling them to do it!
Round Two Testing Schedule:
Grade 3 –May 8 & 9 Math;
Grade 4 –May 16 & 17 Math;
Grade 5 - May 14 & 15 Math; May 16 & 17 – Science.
Bucket-Filling at Memorial
Now that spring has arrived and beautiful weather is just around the corner, staff are revisiting what it means to make good choices and be a TeRRiFiCC kid. Each child is receiving a blue card with the Memorial School Promise on one side, and the descriptors of TeRRiFiCC behaviors on the other.
The Memorial School Promise: To make our school a safe, calm, happy, and caring place, I promise to: 1) Be safe; 2) Be respectful; 3) Be a learner; and 4) Be a bucket filler. This will help me to learn to take responsibility for my own actions, and to do the right thing even when no one is watching!
The other side side goes on to explain:
TeRRiFiCC Kids are Bucket-Fillers!
I am a TeRRiFiCC kid when:
-I am Trustworthy. I tell the truth, I keep my promises, and I do the right thing.
-I am Respectful. I use good manners. My words and actions show consideration for others. I treat other people (and their property) the way I want other people to treat me and my property.
-I am Responsible. I make good choices, I do what is right, and I am accountable for my behavior.
-I am Fair. I play by the rules, I am open-minded, and I treat people right.
-I am a good Citizen. I work to make our school and community a better place to live and to learn.
-I am Caring. I am kind, helpful, and giving. Through my words and my actions, I show that I value the feelings of others.
These behaviors help me to make good choices every day. That is what makes me a bucket-filler and a TeRRiFiCC kid!
We thank you for the obvious work you are doing with your own children to develop these qualities too. Because the partnership between home and school is so important, we wanted you to be aware that we are working on them here at school too!
Thank you, as always, for your support,
FROM THE PTO
Are you interested in joining the Board of the PTO? Are you interested in joining the team to do some strategy planning for next years’ fundraising and social activities for Memorial? Currently we are looking for a new Co-President, Secretary, and VP of Communication and Webmaster. Please contact Maryann Vigliotta if interested at firstname.lastname@example.org We will present all position descriptions at our next PTO meeting on April 5th .
PTO Meeting Reminder: Thursday, April 5th, 7:00pm in the School Library. All are Welcome. We will discuss job descriptions and nominations for the NEW PTO Board of Directors. (Co-President, Secretary, VP Communication and Webmaster) We will also discuss Spring Social Events such as the Pancake Breakfast and School Picnic.
Toast to Memorial: Tickets are still on sale for the Toast to Memorial. The event will be held tomorrow, March 31st, 7:00pm at the Holiday Inn, Woburn. Tickets are $35.00. They can be purchased online at www.memorialschoolpto.org or at the door. Also, if you cannot attend the event, raffle ticket order forms went home in backpack folders this week. Tickets to win all of the themed gift baskets are $1.00 each or 25 tickets for $20.00. Please contact Maryann at email@example.com if you have questions. Mrs. Rickershauser will see that your raffle tickets are put in appropriate containers on the evening of the event.
SAVE THE DATE
Please mark your calendars for the annual Memorial Spring Art Show and Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, May 19th from 8:00-10:00 am! Mrs. York is busy decking the main hall with our children’s amazing artwork. Come and take it all in then enjoy breakfast in the cafe with Memorial friends, new and old. The whole family is welcome!
More information about the event will follow in the coming weeks. For now, we are signing up volunteers to help make it a great morning. Maybe you’d like to flip some pancakes, help set up the kitchen or serve breakfast? A flyer will be sent home this week with your child about volunteer opportunities. Information can also be found online at http://www.memorialschoolpto.org. If you have other questions about the event, please contact co-chairs Sandy Young ( firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-273-5762); or Judy Foley ( email@example.com or 781-221-7431). We hope you’ll join us for this fun, Memorial tradition!
BHS MUSIC DEPARTMENT
Burlington High School will present Cole Porter’s award-winning musical, “Kiss Me, Kate!” on March 30 and 31 at 7:30 pm, and April 1 at 2:00 pm. This riotous comedy with a musical-within-a-musical theme based on “The Taming of the Shrew” will have you rolling in the aisles! Another show you don’t want to miss, tickets are now on sale by visiting www.BurlingtonTickets.org or phoning 781-A-FUN-TIC.
ADOPT A CLASS News Come Support the Class of 2020 (4th Grade), Saturday, May 5th. A Night of Music with Jim Plunkett. $25 Per Person Admission. Includes Appetizers. Please order tickets online at: www.franciswymanpto.org/class2020.html