Memorial Memo May 24, 2019

Memorial Memo May 24, 2019




May 24, 2019



Main Office 781-270-1721    Nurse 781-270-1724 Absentee Line 781-273-7649




May 27th - No School - Memorial Day

June 12th - Family Picnic 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

June 6th - Field Day (rain date June 7th)

June 11th - Fifth Grade Field trip

June 13th - Fifth Grade Celebration

June 13th - Fourth Grade Field Trip

June 20th (as of March 19th) - Last day of school (11:15 release)



Update on Field Day June 6th

I understand there was some confusion regarding parents having lunch with their child on field day. All Memorial families are welcome to enjoy lunch in the playground area with their child. Safety is always our first concern at school. As you can imagine it can be challenging to supervise such a large group on a busy day. We kindly ask that parents remain outside the building. If parents need to use the bathroom  please sign in at the front office and use an adult designated bathroom. If you are joining your child for lunch we ask that you are responsible for their safety during that time. Children without parent supervision will be managed by Memorial staff. If your child needs to go to the bathroom or see the nurse, a Memorial staff member will be happy to assist them in the building. During school hours it is important for us to know where your child is. If you wish to dismiss your child before 2:10 please sign them out in the front office before leaving. As always, you can follow our daily dismissal procedure and provide a note in the morning for your classroom teacher. I hope everyone enjoys the fantastic field day that Mr. Peterson and Ms. Bannon work so hard to create each year!


Field Day is Thursday, June 6th with a rain date of Friday June 7th.



Lunch Menu for the Week of May 27th



From the Nurse

"Reminder for parents of current 3rd-grade students:


Please submit a copy of a current physical exam from your pediatrician. This form is needed for entry into grade 4 for the next school year and is required for all Massachusetts children to attend public school per the Department of Public Health’s Physical Examination requirements This form must be dated after Sept 1, 2018. Thank you in advance"


Reminder slip flops are not safe shoes for outdoor gym

Or recess. Please remember sneakers


Lowell Spinners


Francis Wyman & Memorial Night Out with the Lowell Spinners!


Saturday, June 15th at 5:05 PM


Go for just the game or enjoy the all you can eat BBQ at 3:30. Visit to purchase your tickets for just $9!


Username: memorialwyman

Password: francis


For all questions, or to upgrade to the BBQ please call TJ Konstant at (978) 805-5124. An adult upgrade is $24.61, and the child upgrade is $19.44.

Please go  to  at the top they can sign in using the credentials on the flyer


IN THE KNOW WITH MEMORIAL                                                                    President - Lisa Cline


“No one can do everything, but everyone can do something”


June 12th, Family Picnic. Sign up genius will  be sent out soon.



Summer Visiting Animal Program Burlington Science Center

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

Gerbils & Hamsters: (easy-low care) Box turtles: (eats salad and live insects)-one special needs Rabbits: (large cage-needs hours of free run time/room to be free-high care animal-more info to come) African Clawed Frogs: (like having fish-eats hand fed worms) Painted Turtle: (eats live insects-water change-medium care) Young snapping turtle: (eats live insects-water change-medium care) Tarantula: (eats live crickets) Parrot & Cockatiels (senior): (teflon free home, chemical sensitive-messy-experience preferred-need to discuss-serious responsibility) Corn snake: (eats mice-needs to be kept in freezer) Gecko Lizard: (eats live insects-need to help pull shed skin off) Hedgehog: (eats live insects-daily wheel wash-nocturnal) Water frog: (eats live worms-no handling-like caring for fish tank)

● The Science Center will provide cage, STARTER food, shavings, & care sheet for the animal

● Call Ms. Pavlicek (781)-270-2928 or e-mail asap if interested. Will need to discuss detail care with Ms. P for all animals.

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

● All animals must be picked up by June 13th making an appointment with Ms. Pavlicek. Thank you.


Memorial Day Ceremony

May 27th at 10:00 AM

Chestnut Hill Cemetery


Pop Warner Cornhole Tournament

June 1st at 11:00 AM

American Legion


MSMS Pie Fest

June 15th from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Marshall Simonds Middle School


BCAT Summer Program

Fifth graders, looking for something fun to do this summer and continue in middle school? Check out Video Voyagers at BCAT. From August 18 through the 23rd, join other incoming 6th through 8th graders at BCAT from 2pm to 5pm to learn all about video production. It's also a great way to develop skills in teamwork, leadership, creativity and project management. And it's absolutely FREE! Contact BCAT at 781-273-5922 or for more information

Monday May 27th, 2019

Hosted by the Town Of Burlington's Veterans Service Office & The Allied Veterans Council

8:00 AM - Flag raising on the Burlington common.

Please feel free to join us on the common for the raising of the flag. This is not the ceremony and there will be no speakers. ( Event is about 5 minutes )

10:00 AM - Memorial Day Ceremony at Chestnut Hill Cemetery on Bedford Street

Inclement Weather Location: Will be called 24 hours prior & posted on social media and BCAT TV. Ceremony will then be moved to the Burlington High School


At a recent School Committee Meeting, there was a proposed change to the report card and parent conference schedule for parents of students in grades 1-5 for the 2019-2020 School Year. The proposal would move from one conference and three report cards for grades 1-5, to two conferences and two report cards, as we have done at the Kindergarten level for the past few years. The parent conferences would be held in November and March and the report cards would be issued in January and June.

The district is interested in parent feedback on this proposed change. Please take a minute to provide your input here.





The Burlington Police Department will once again be offering the radKIDS program this summer to Burlington children ages 8-12. The kids will be in a fun and very active program that stresses safety awareness through role-play, self-defense and other activities. The Burlington Police will incorporate risk awareness skills (strangers, public safety, etc.) with radKIDS, a program that offers defense again abduction. The radKIDS portion of the class is a 15-hour class to be integrated with safety awareness teachings.


Classes will be free for all attending residents. Donations to Burlington DARE are appreciated. As per the radKIDS organization, each child thereafter will be able to re-attend the class on an unlimited basis for free.


The course will be held at the Marshall Simonds Middle School gymnasium. Classes are held Mondays-Fridays from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM during the weeks of July 8th-12th and July 15th-19th. All 5 classes must be attended. Full time Burlington Police officers will teach the class.


Registration forms can be picked up at the Police Station or downloaded here. They must be dropped off at the Police Station. Limited space available! For questions, call Officer Keith Sheppard at 781-508-4965.



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