Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Mrs. Burns Will Be Out

Hello Parents,

Just a note to let you know that my knee surgery is scheduled for today and I have discussed with all students that I will out of school until Tuesday, October 12th.  Depending on how my recovery goes it may be sooner or a little later but that is the date I am shooting for and the date we have circled on our classroom calendar. They will have the same teacher the entire time I will be out, Mrs. Amanda Wiernicki, a Memorial staff member as she is our Permanent Substitute. The kids call her Mrs. W. and they all know her and she has spent the day with us before. I am very confident that they will enjoy thier time with Mrs. W!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Open House for Parents

Tomorrow night is our Open House for Parents.  I hope to meet many of you!  The schedule of events for the evening are as follows:

6:40-7:10 Overview of the year by classroom teachers re: curriculum and routines in individual classrooms;
7:10-7:30 “Welcome Back” in the gym with Mrs. Rickershauser and PTO co-presidents;  
Introduction of Memorial staff; 
7:30-8:00 Repeat of classroom overviews in individual classrooms; 
7:30-8:15 Coffee and conversation in the cafeteria.
I hope to see you there! :)

Monday, September 20, 2010

What Kind of Smarts Are You?

Our 5th graders have been working on finding out What Kind of Smart they are as they build their Learner Profile. They have been taking quizzes and tests to help them find out! There are 7/8 kinds of smarts: Word Smart, Number Smart, Picture Smart, Body Smart, Music Smart, People Smart, Self Smart, and Nature Smart (last one not on on-line test).  They are based on Howard Gardner's theory of Multiple Intelligences but in a kid-friendly way!  Everyone is smart is some ways!

You can find out too by taking this on-line quiz.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Classroom Security

Mrs. R posted this on her blog today about our classrooms.  If your student forgot something and it's after 3:00pm (generally a little later on M,W, and TH as I typically stay until 3:30ish) our classroom door will be locked and you will not be able to enter the classroom.  I will remind students to make sure they have all their things to the best of my ability.  Thank you!

"Classroom Security Classroom doors are locked when the teacher leaves for the day to ensure that teacher materials and student belongings are safe and secure. In the interest of classroom security, we ask that any belongings left behind at school remain there until the following morning.  In addition to the security aspect, this will encourage children  to be more responsible and resourceful students. If you have questions or need further information, please contact Mrs. Rickershauser at Thank you for helping to make our school a secure learning environment for all."
Mrs. R.'s blog : 

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Agenda Books Are IN!

Students received their agenda books today!  Look for them in their backpacks as another way to help track of their assignments.

Mrs. Burns

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Bournedale Reminder Notice

Camp Bournedale is this Monday and Tuesday the 13th and 14th!

Please read the following notice carefully!!
1) Your child will NOT be able to ride the bus to school on Monday with their luggage. There is not enough room on the regular school bus for the luggage and all the students. Please arrange to have your child and luggage dropped off at Memorial no later than 8AM. There will be a U-Haul truck out front, bring your child’s luggage right to the truck to be checked in and then continue into the cafeteria.

2) ALL luggages must be clearly labeled with their name and “Memorial”. (Sleeping bags and pillows should be inside a trash bag with name and school clearly labeled on outside if not stored in luggage).

3) If your child takes medication it needs to be put in a plastic zip lock bag with your child’s name and instructions on the outside of the bag. Please give this medication bag to a teacher in the morning as you check in your camper. (Make sure meds are in original prescription containers.)

4) Your child will need to be picked up at Memorial at 1:30 PM on Tuesday, September 14th. They will NOT be able to take the regular dismissal bus with their luggage. Please fill out and return the portion of the form below that tells us who is picking up your child and the best numbers to reach you and the designated pick-up person in case there is a problem. Students will not be permitted to be dismissed from Memorial without a parent or a parent designated person.

** Please return the bottom of the form to let us know who is picking your child up on Tuesday**

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Food Treats Notice

This notice went home to all students:

Dear Parent/Guardian,
Due to food allergy concerns, Memorial School will begin this Tuesday, September 7th, to eliminate food treats for classroom birthday/school celebrations. Children's birthdays will continue to be acknowledged in classrooms. Children may bring in a sticker, pencil etc. to share with their classmates in order to celebrate their special day.

Thank you for your cooperation,

Memorial School Staff