Saturday, June 21, 2014

Investwrite Essay Competition

As previously reported, TJ Brosnan won 1rst in the state and 8th in the nation for the Investwrite Competition. There were 10 students who were selected to compete. Out of those remaining 9 submission winners, Mrs Burns Industry Panel consisting of experts who were guest teachers, Mr. Brosnan, Mr. Freitas, and two teachers: Mr. Buckley and Mrs. Burns ranked these remaining essays and picked 1rst, 2nd place, and 3rd place winners. Congrats to all submission winners and many thanks to our industry panel. Here are the winners:

They had to pick a long term stock and tell why it would be a good investment.
Tied for 3rd place: Max- Nike, Chloe- GE and Jensine- P&G.
Second place: Sydney P.- Microsoft First place: Colleen- IRobot
Shown above all remaining 9 submission winners: in addition to winner above: Sami,  Sydney H -, Nihal and Kris.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

232 Checker Tournament

232 Crew has been practicing for weeks! Today's champions are finalists:
Gold Medal: Rachad and Silver Medal: Anthony D. ( so close)
Semi-finalists: Bronze Medals: Marina and Jensine

Kakooma Math Champions

Kakooma Addition Champs- Gold- Aarav, Silver- Sam, Bronze- Max

Kakooma Multiplication Champs- Gold- Aarav, Silver- Nihal, Bronze- Brendan

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Award Winning Memorial Math Team

Today members of the award winning 5th grade math team presented their team award from Saturday's Middlesex Math Madness Tournament to Mrs. Dressler. This team was awarded 3rd place in the overall team event. Pictured are Yianni, Shashank, Nihal, Aarav and Kris! All of our Memorial competitors made Memorial PROUD!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Middlesex Math Madness Tournament Results

The Middlesex Math Madness Tournament was held on Saturday, June 14th at Memorial School. We had 25 teams competing from 13 districts and all have a good time. However, only a few could leave winners.  

The individual winners were:
1rst place   Shane F from Whitcomb Middle School in Marlborough
2nd place   Jack W from Pine Hill Elementary in Sherborn
3rd place    Sreetej D from John F. Ryan Middle School in Tewksbury

The team/group winners were:

1rst place   Whitcomb Middle School in Marlborough
2nd place   Pine Hill Elementary in Sherborn
3rd place    Memorial Elementary, Burlington !!!!

Congratulations to (pictured above) Kristopher P, Aarav S, Yianni S, Nihal S,
and Shashank U. Also pictured are Mrs. Burns, Mrs. Olshaw and Mrs. Magliozzi who ran the tournament. You make Memorial Proud!

Below is both of our 5th grade teams before the competition. There was also representing Burlington, a 4th grade team, a team from MSMS and a team from Fox Hill Elementary. Everyone did great and scored high points for a very difficult competition.

Pictured above are (back row) Max's Dad, Max , Shashank, TJ, Brendan, Sami, 
Shashank's Dad, (front row) Kris, Jensine, Yianni, Nihal and Aarav. Many thanks to the Dads for serving as proctors for these teams.

                                Individual Competition Under Way!

Its amazing that 125 students and their teachers and parents showed up on a Saturday to do math! Everyone had a great time with the hard math challenges and everyone got a certificate and a tournament t-shirt.

Math Olympiad Awards 2013-2014

Fourth and Fifth Grade Math Olympiad Competitors celebrate a successful 2013-2014 year with Memorial School finishing for the first time in the top 10% .  Top Scorer, 5th Grader Aarav presents Mrs. Dressler with the Top Scoring School Plaque.  Many students scored enough points for patches, solver pins and a gold pin and trophy. All students contributed to the school award. Way to go guys! 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Memorial Students Prepare for Regional Math Tournament


Memorial School Prepares to Host Regional Math Tournament This Saturday!

Good Luck to our 4th and 5th Grades Teams! Let's Make Burlington Proud!

Our 5th Grade Teams are:

Aarav Shah Max Samulka
Yianni Stefanidis Jensine Wagner
Shashank Uthappa Brendan Collins
Kris Piorier Billy Silva
Nihal Sageer TJ Brosnan

Alternate: Sami Ahmed

See Press Release Below: Good Luck !

The First Annual Middlesex Math Madness Tournament will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the Memorial Elementary School in Burlington, MA. Schools were invited to register 5-member teams of students in grades 4-6 to compete face-to-face.  Teachers who have brought teams before to this type of tournament insist on returning year after year. The opportunity for students to grow mathematically is unsurpassed, the problems are clever, engaging and challenging, and the atmosphere is exciting for students and teachers alike. Last year 70 students from 13 schools participated in the Elite Math Competition in Marlborough, MA.
Sponsored by Burlington Public Schools, the Middlesex Math Madness Tournament was able to accept up to 26 teams from Middlesex County. There will be teams competing from Ayer, Billerica, Burlington, Cambridge, Dracut, Lowell, Marlborough, Newton, Sherborn, Tewksbury, Tyngsboro, Waltham and West Newton.  Each team will be accompanied by a teacher who can proctor a team from another school. Mid-morning drinks and snacks will be served.
Calculators will not be permitted. Every student will receive a certificate of participation, a t- shirt, and awards will be given to high scoring individuals and teams.
For further information, contact Tara Olshaw at  or Valerie Burns at
                             Sponsored by burlington.jpgBurlington Public Schools


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

5th Grader wins SIFMA State Award and National Recognition

SIFMA Foundation, McGraw Hill Financial Announce
Massachusetts State Winner of InvestWrite® Competition

Capital Markets Expert is a Fifth Grader!

·        Thomas Brosnan of Memorial Elementary School, Burlington, MA wins state distinction in the SIFMA Foundation’s InvestWrite® essay competition with McGraw Hill Financial.  InvestWrite, made possible in 2013 and 2014 by McGraw Hill Financial, challenges 4th - 12th graders to analyze investments and recommend portfolio allocations targeting financial goals.
  Thomas Brosnan is among 20,000 students nationwide who take the InvestWrite challenge each year, developing the personal financial savvy needed to make real-world financial decisions.
·        Brosnan and teacher Valerie Burns will be recognized at an event at Memorial Elementary School on June 10, 2014.

Burlington, MA, June 10, 2014 – It takes years to build up the financial savvy to navigate the markets. But Thomas Brosnan is decades ahead of the game, having just won distinction as the first place Massachusetts state winner in the SIFMA Foundation’s InvestWrite® essay competition with McGraw Hill Financial. Brosnan, in fifth grade at Memorial Elementary School, Burlington, MA claims this recognition in the elementary school division in the Spring 2014 competition.  In addition, Brosnan ranked eighth place nationally.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

232 Crew Visits the Middle School

5th graders went over to Marshall Simmons Middle School on Tuesday, June 2nd to attend an orientation for incoming 6th graders!  Soon to be middle schoolers......