Friday, February 10, 2017

Help Wanted!


There are two great PTO fundraisers happening now...

1. Toast to Memorial Class Basket

The Toast to Memorial will take place on Saturday, March 11th at the Burlington Marriott. Our class and Mrs. Olshaw's class will be collecting items for a Star Wars themed basket. The baskets will be raffled off at the event. If you are able to contribute, please send in items for the basket by March 3rd. A notice went home today with suggested items. 
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2. Box Tops for Education

We are having a Classroom vs. Classroom competition to see who can collect the most box tops. Please send box tops in bags of 20. The winning classroom gets a PJ and pizza party in their classroom. This is an ongoing fundraiser that will end May 5th. 
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Monday, February 6, 2017

Memorial's National Geography Bee Champion!!

Today we had a Finalist round between Lachlan, Alex and Shyam.  Then there were two contestants in the Championship Round- Alex and Shyam- and they tied!!!  A Championship Round Tie-Breaker and Alex was the Memorial School National Geography Bee Champion! Alex will be take the state qualifying exam today online to see if he qualifies to compete in the State Finals in Boston. Congratulations to all the finalists!  Good Luck Alex!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

National Geo Bee Finalists!

Today was the semi-finals for the National Geo Bee at Memorial. Three 5th graders will compete in the finals on Monday, February 6th and Memorial will have its Nat Geo Bee Champion on Monday!
Congrats to Lachlan, Alex, and Shyam.


Memorial Skating Show 2017

                                  Burlington Ice Palace: February 2, 2017
What a great job the students did today!  What a wonderful program and opportunity that Ms. Bannon and Mr. Peterson provide for Memorial's 5th Graders. One of my favorite groups is the beginner skaters that have never skated before- what courage. If you missed any of the show, here is a video below. Great job!


Monday, January 30, 2017

National Geo Bee Update

Here are our 5 finalists continuing on in the National Geo Bee this week:  Alex M, Shyam, Lachlan, Riley and Lauren.  Our next competition will be Thursday, February 2nd- Wierd but True.  On Monday, February 6th, we have our two finalists compete to see who will be the Memorial Winner and take the state qualifying test.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

5th Grade Valentines Coupon Project

This letter went home today:

January 24, 2017


Dear Snoopy Squad Parents (Room 232),

Valentine’s Day is around the corner.  Instead of engaging in the traditional exchange of valentines the Fifth Grade team has decided to create compliment books for every student.  Over the next weeks the students will be working to write a compliment for everyone of their classmates.  Our compliments will be based upon specific actions or traits that have been observed this year.  Our goal is to recognize those things that are on the inside that make a person special.  The compliments will be specific and avoid superficial statements like “you are nice” or “I like your shirt.”  

We will be working on “how to give a compliment” lessons, writing our compliments and putting our books together as our morning work for the next few weeks.  Students will receive their compliment books on Valentine’s Day instead of store bought valentines.  Some students who arrive on late buses or arrive late in the morning may need to complete some of their compliments at home. Please remember not to bring in any food items to give away.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.


Mrs. Burns

                                                                   vburns@bpsk12.org

Monday, January 23, 2017

Nat Geo Bee Continuing Finalists

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Congrats to the 11 Finalists continuing on in the National Geo Bee: Talia, Lauren, Maddi, Natalie, Riley, Shyam, Alex M, Thomas, Alex L, Lachlan  and Souhil.   Next practice session will be Thursday, January 26th in Mrs. Burns room during lunch.  Next competition day is Monday, January 30th in Mrs. Burns room.