Monday, November 7, 2016

Turkey Trot Food Drive

Hi Families!

Ms. Bannon and Mr. Peterson organize a food drive each year for the Burlington Food Pantry. They are asking for students to bring in one non-perishable food item that can be donated to local families in need this Thanksgiving season.

Please have students bring in items to school on or before Wednesday, November 23rd. The food items will be brought to the pantry after our early release day.

Thank you for thinking of others this year!

Voting in Kindergarten!

Today kindergarten students at Memorial had a chance to vote! The whole school was working toward filling up a stripe on the large American flag in the cafeteria with their STARbucks. When grade levels filled their stripe, they were able to decorate their lockers. Since we do not have lockers in kindergarten, Mr. Rosenblatt gave us a choice: decorate cubbies or decorate the hall with a mural. Kindergarten teachers decided that we would have a vote to decide which one to choose.

Students filled out a ballot, put their ballots in a box, and teachers were able to count the votes and announce a winner! Kindergarten students will be decorating papers to hang up on the insides of their cubbies on Wednesday. We will provide materials, but if students want to bring in anything extra, they may do so on Wednesday.

Kindergarten 177 also filled up Mr. Potato Head with compliments, so we have a whole class reward. We voted (again!) to watch a movie. We will watch a short movie during snack on Wednesday.

I hope you all have a nice day off tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Zoo Trip

We had the best time at the Franklin Park Zoo today! The chilly temperatures this morning warmed up and we were able to see many animals and enjoy our day.

Here are the gorillas and their cute new baby who is just about one year old!



Checking out some fish


Leisurely Lions Laying in the Sun


Ask your child about their favorite part of the zoo today!

Happy Halloween!

We had a great Halloween celebration on Friday! Thank you to the families that volunteered to help out. I will post more pictures soon!