November Updates

Memorial School                                         

Picture Retake Day Tomorrow, Tuesday, 11/1

Lifetouch photography will join us tomorrow, Tuesday, November 1st  for Picture Retake Day. If you would like to have your child's picture retaken, simply send the photo envelope back to school (with all individual pictures included) and we will be sure to have your child's photo retaken. Please note that you do not need to send back the class photo. Please contact the school office with any questions.

Family Literacy Month Celebrations

Literacy Bingo-

11/2 - 12/1

As part of our school-wide celebration of Family Literacy Month, students are encouraged to use their Literacy Bingo Calendar.  Sheets  will go home with students on Tuesday, November 1st and should be returned to classroom teacher each time a student gets a “BINGO”.   Happy Reading!

Door Decorating-

Week of 10/31/16

Students will work with their teachers to decorate classroom doors to represent beloved mentor text. Be sure to check out the doors the next time you are visiting!


Teacher Favorite-

Week of 10/31

Teachers will share their favorite read aloud, picture book  or excerpt from a favorite childhood chapter book with  their students.


Book Fair-


The Scholastic Book Fair is back! Please save the following dates and plan to visit the book fair during the  parent/ family hours listed below:

Tuesday, November 15th  →  2-7pm

Wednesday, November 16th →  2-4pm

Thursday, November 17th ** Family Literacy Night**  → 2-7pm


Can’t make the sales? Shop our online book fair 11/5-11/18 at:


Family Literacy Night-

Save the Date! 11/17    6 - 7pm

SAVE THE DATE! Join Burke-Memorial School Faculty for an evening of Family Literacy Fun on Thursday, November 17th  from 6-7pm. Bring a blanket, a good book and be ready to be entertained by faculty and staff!  Registration details to follow soon!


Tea with the Principals-

Our next Tea with the Principals will be held at 6:30pm on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 in the Memorial Library right before the MEPTO meeting.


Float Day-

Our next “Float Day” will be held on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. On that date, Wednesday will follow a FRIDAY schedule. Be sure to wear your sneakers on the 9th if you normally have physical education on Fridays!


Physical Education PEek Week

"Peek Week" will be the week of November 14 - 18*, 2016. Due to a scheduling conflict, "Peek Week"  for Mrs. Loring/Mrs. Monahan, Mr. Mahoney and Ms. Witter will be held on Tuesday November 22nd. Additional information will be on Miss O’Neil’s website soon.



Box Top Contest Winners

The fall collection of box tops and labels was a success!  Our MEPTO leaders submitted just under 18,000 box tops, which will translate to close to $1,800.  Huge thanks to Lori Rossi and Leslie Mitchell and their army of  parent volunteers in each classroom.

Congratulations to the following classrooms for winning the Box Top Competition: Grade 2- Mrs. Curran, Grade 3- Mrs. Lindsey, Grade 4- Mrs Wotton. Classrooms will vote to determine how they will celebrate  their accomplishments. Previous celebrations included Career Day, Crazy Hat Day and Twin Day.


MEPTO Meeting


The next MEPTO meeting will take place immediately following the Principal’s Tea scheduled for 6:30pm on  Wednesday, November 2nd  in the Memorial School Library.

We were pleased with the number of families who attended our first meeting and hope that we will continue to have large crowds at these monthly meetings. Bring a friend  with you and learn how you can support our PTO!


Important Dates





Picture Retake Day

Schedule will be posted in the office


Family Literacy Month Begins & Bingo Calendars sent home.

Join us in celebrating literacy family fun.


Principal’s Tea/ MEPTO Meeting

6:30pm -  Memorial Library



Wednesday Follows a FRIDAY schedule


Veteran’s Day

School Closed


Book Fair Week

Family Hours: 11/15 - 2-7pm, 11/16 2-4pm & 11/17 2-7pm


Family Literacy Night

Join us for the 3rd Annual Family Literacy Night!


Half Day

Thanksgiving Recess begins at 11:30am

11/24 & 11/25

School Closed

Thanksgiving Recess

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