Wednesday, December 23, 2015

It was a PJ's, Popsicles and Frosty Kinda Day

Even if it was warm outside we were Frosty in the cafe! 

Memorial students earned a whole school STARbucks reward
this morning. 
To celebrate we gathered in the cafe all comfy in our PJ's
and ate popsicles while watching Frosty the Snowman.

A great time was had by all!

From Our House to Yours


We wish everyone a peaceful and joyful Holiday 
with your family.


Happy New Year!

Make sure to return your children to us on
January 4th
We miss them already!

STARbuck students of the week

    Congratulations to Pari, Ledna, Fabiola, Andrew, Emily and Alivia for being
role models at Memorial School !

Being Kind
Being Safe
Being Responsible
Being Respectful

The Memorial Way



Monday, December 21, 2015

Student Council at Work

Our productive and dedicated Fifth Grade School Council 
set their sights on Food Collection this month. 
All food was donated to the Burlington Food Pantry today 

Thank you to all our future leaders for making a difference 
for families in our community!

Thank you to Mr. Rabazzi and Ms. Martin for organizing this effort
and a generous Memorial Community for donating needed 
food items.

Deck the Halls with Art

Mrs. York, our fabulous art teacher, has started to transform our Great Hall
with student art work from the Byzantine Empire. Stars and Angels 
decorate our walls alongside colorful snowmen and women.
Thank you Mrs. York for sparking the creative talents 
in all our students at Memorial School

Friday, December 18, 2015

Winter Concert at Memorial

Fourth and Fifth graders performed for an over flowing house
at the Winter Concert this Wednesday evening!

Thank you to Mrs. Rzaza, Mrs. Niu, Mr. Napierkowski and
Mrs. Parry for providing a wonderful night of 
strings, band and choral music for all to enjoy!!

Thank you to an industrious group of fourth and fifth graders who ran a successful 
bake sale at the concert and collected $365!! All money raised will be going to 
the Burlington Food Pantry to support local families in need. 

Taking Responsibility and showing Kindness, The Memorial Way!

Weekly Memo

December 18th, 2015
Main Office 781-270-1721    Nurse 781-270-1724   Absentee Line 781-273-7649

Dec 24th - Jan 1st - No School, Winter Break
January 7th -PTO meeting 7 pm
January 7th - Parent Coffee w/Mrs. Dressler
January 7th - 5th Grade Skating classes begin
January 13th - Incoming K parent information night
January 18th - No School, Martin Luther King Day

December 21st - December 23rd
Chicken Nuggets
Chicken Parm
No School
No School

From the office:
From All of Us at Memorial School:  We wish each of you a peaceful holiday season and a relaxing winter vacation.  Whether you have already celebrated your holiday, or are looking forward to it still, may it overflow with special moments for you and your family.  And may the year ahead be a bright one, filled with good health, gladness, and peace!
A Heartfelt Thank You… to the many volunteers who help Memorial School in so many ways – running off teaching materials and notices for teachers, working in classrooms to support children’s learning, accompanying classes on field trips to provide safe out-of-school learning experiences, serving as room parents to help organize events for their child’s classroom, and participating in PTO to plan events for Memorial families and raise funds to enrich the lives of our children. These gifts of time and caring are truly appreciated, and make a world of difference at our school. Thank you so much!
The Memorial Community was treated to a wonderful Winter Concert on Wednesday - earlier in the day for the entire school, and later that evening for families and friends.  It was a treat for everyone in attendance!  THANK YOU to the Band and to the Chorus, and to singers,  and instrumentalists; to music teachers Mrs. Niu, Mrs. Rzasa, and Mr. Napierkowski for their hard work and energy in preparing 4th and 5th graders for the show; to classroom teachers for their support and flexibility in scheduling rehearsal time, to parent volunteer Mrs. Parry, high school student Justin Varghese, and to Memorial families for their support and encouragement of their children’s involvement in these enriching activities.  THANK YOU also to Mrs. York and to students in grades 1 through 5.  Their beautiful winter art projects transformed the foyer and hallway into a winter wonderland!!
Also a big THANK YOU to the fourth and fifth grade students who held a bake sale during the concert to raise money to support Memorial School’s holiday fundraisers, Burlington Food Pantry, and The Giving Tree.  Their hardwork and dedication raised $350.00.

Happenings Around Town:

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

STARbuck students of the week

Look who's a STARstudent at Memorial!

Congratulations to Lucas, Thomas, Pauline, Grace, Steven and Maddie

Be Kind
Be Responsible
Be Respectful
Be Safe

We will have a whole school reward coming up next Wednesday! 

Monday, December 14, 2015

A HOME for the Holidays

The Science Center is looking for homes for some of its animals over
Winter vacation.

box turtles   snapping turtle 

--The Science Center will provide cage, food, bedding, and care sheet for each animal.

--CALL MS. WENDY PAVLICEK AT (781)-270-2928 if interested.  

--Animals are distributed on a first come, first serve basis.  

--All animals must be picked up by making an appointment with Ms. Pavlicek.


               Scholastic Book Fair

The whole school is excited about our Book Fair. An amazing selection of books are here!

At the Book Fair you will find the latest and finest titles for kids, as well as books of interest 
to parents. Here is an app 
to help you select just right books for your child:

The Book Fair is a great way to get everyone excited about reading. And, you can contribute books 
to your child's classroom library. (Classroom teachers made a wish list available in the library!) 

Please check your child's teacher's blog to find out when your child will preview the books 
(Monday & Tuesday, December 14th or 15th). Students will fill out their own Book Fair Wish 
Lists when they preview the Book Fair. 

Students will have a chance to buy books (December 16th or 17th). 


Parents are welcome to come to the Book Fair anytime during the school day Monday through 
Friday afternoon. 
Checks should be made payable to "Memorial School". 
We take credit card as well!  
We are collecting donations. Scholastic will match these donations and the proceeds will go 
towards providing books for Memorial Students.

If you would like to purchase books online, you may do so here:

See you at the Book Fair! 

Friday, December 11, 2015

Weekly Memo

December 11th, 2015
Main Office 781-270-1721    Nurse 781-270-1724   Absentee Line 781-273-7649

Dec 14th - 18th -  Memorial Book Fair
Dec 16th - Winter Concert 7pm
Dec 18th - Kindergarten Build & Grow Project
Dec 24th - Jan 1st - No School, Winter Break
January 7-Parent coffee 6pm
January 7-PTO meeting 7 pm

December 14th - December 18th
Burlington Sampler
Ultimate Nachos
Chicken Fajita
French Toast Sticks
Homemade Pizza

From the office:
The Book Fair Is Coming:  Mrs. Rachel Small, Librarian at Memorial School is looking for volunteers for the annual book fair. click here to sign up.  Book Fair Dates are December 14-18.

         Book Fair starts next MONDAY

Book fair is will be open December 14-18th
Books make great gifts for the Holidays!

From the Music Department:  The Winter Concert is next week and we hope you and your family are able to attend. The students are very excited to share what they have been working on.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015
9:00 a.m. for students/teachers, 7:00 p.m. for parents
  • Concert Attire:  
Morning - The students may wear regular school clothes in the daytime - but please no t-shirts with logos or words.
Evening - Plain white tops, black bottoms, and black shoes.  Festive holiday accessories may also be worn, as long as they do not obstruct the view of another child on the risers.

  • Call Time:
Please make sure that your child arrives to the school at 6:40 p.m. Band students will report to the music room, string students will report to the lesson room, and chorus students who do not play an instrument will report to the Art Room at 6:50pm.

  • Please note: ALL 4th and 5th graders must attend the Winter Concert. The students have been working so hard since September to prepare for this performance, and we need all of their wonderful voices in our ensemble!  (Please contact us in advance if you have a conflict with attendance)

* We look forward to seeing you there! *
Mr. Napierkowski, Mrs. Niu, and Mrs. Rzasa

Welcome Winter Sing-a-Long for 1st Grade:  Welcome Winter and the Holiday season, Memorial first graders will fill the halls with songs on Thursday, December 17th and Friday, December 18th.  The Sing-a-long will be held in the foyer of the school. Family and Friends are welcome to join us! If you would like to come by and join your child’s class in a holiday sing-a-long, the schedule (based on their regular music class schedule) looks like this:
Thursday, December 17th:
1:30pm: Mrs. Panagiotopoulos and & Mrs. Farrell    

Friday, December 18th:
1:30pm: Mrs. Burnham and Mrs Gearin

From the Guidance Department:  Help Make a Difference and Donate to the Food Pantry.

Memorial School is partnering with the Burlington Food Pantry this year to help support Burlington residents in need during the holiday season. We are looking for people to donate unexpired, non-perishable food. The Food Pantry is also looking for the following items for the Christmas/holiday bonus:

cake mix
cookie mix
holiday cookies
holiday candies


bars of soap
dish soap

Memorial 5th Grade Student Council will be collecting the items to donate to the Food Pantry. You can send items to school with your child to be put in a donation box in their classroom. Items will be collected through the month of December and brought to the Food Pantry on Monday December 21st.

Note Required for a Change in Dismissal Plans:   Students should be reminded that after-school plans must be made ahead of time, at home, before coming to school.   On any day that a child’s routine transportation plans are altered, for any reason, a note must be written and signed by a parent or guardian and sent into the classroom teacher to describe the change.  Occasionally an emergency situation arises during the day that necessitates a change.  If such an emergency should arise and it is necessary to change your child’s transportation plans during the school day, please contact the office by phone (781-270-1721) before your child’s scheduled lunchtime to ensure that his or her teacher receives the information.
(Do not call the teacher directly, or email requests, as these messages may not be received before the end of the day.)  Please understand that due to the busy-ness of dismissal time and our concern about student safety, students cannot be dismissed without your sending in a note to the teacher or notifying the office before students’ scheduled lunch times.  Buses are held until all children are accounted for, impacting the timely departure of the buses and students’ arrival time at home.  This is just a reminder that notification of a change in transportation must be received the morning of the change.  Thank you in advance for helping us to keep “Memorial kids” safe.  

From the Nurse: All medication required during school hours is to be brought to the school by an adult parent/guardian. Children are not to bring their own medicine, prescription or over the counter to school. All medication -- both prescribed and over the counter -- needs to be in properly labeled packaging.A signed order form from you health care provider is also required for each medication. Medication order forms can be obtained in the Nurse’s office or online at the Burlington Schools website. Please call Lynne Sakey, RN at 781-270-1724 if you have any questions.

Returning to school after an illness: Children who have been out ill need to be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school. Please adhere to this standard as cold and flu season has already begun at Memorial School. The best way to combat all communicable disease is to wash your hands frequently throughout the day, especially before eating. Cough into the crook of your elbow and not your hands to eliminate the transmission of illness.

Happenings Around Town:

BECC Open House for the 2016-17 School Year:

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The Burlington Early Childhood Center (BECC) will be hosting an Open House for new students on Friday, January 22, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The BECC is an integrated public preschool for children ages 3-5.  We support children of all abilities in both general education and special education settings.  We also provide support in the areas of speech-language, motor, and social skill development.

Our Open House will provide families with an opportunity to view our programs, meet the teachers, and pick up registration packets to enroll their children for the 2016-2017 school year.  Students must be 3 years old by August 31, 2016 to be considered for enrollment for the fall of 2016.

For more information about registration/Open House, please call 781-270-1808.  For more information about our program, please visit the Burlington Early Childhood Center Website The BECC is located in Burlington High School at 123 Cambridge St.  Our entrance is at the back of the building between the two playgrounds.