Friday, January 18, 2013

Weekly Bulletin

January 18, 2013

A note regarding Valentine cards:
Please be aware that Valentine Cards should be food-free.  No candy should be brought in to school. Thank you!

Kindergarten Registration 2013/2014
Registration of children entering Kindergarten in September 2013 will be held the following dates and times at the elementary school they will be attending:

·        Francis Wyman School - February 4th, 5th, and 6th - 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
·        Fox Hill School – February 7th and 8th - 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
·        Memorial School – February 11th, 12th, and 13th – 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
·        Pine Glen School – February 14th and 15th – 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
If you are unable to attend registration for your child, at the above dates and times you may register your child at The Student Information Office located at the Burlington High School beginning Monday, February 25, 2013 thru Friday, March 1, 2013 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  We will also have the evening of February 27, 2012 between the hours of 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Please refer to the link for a list of street address and elementary school listings.

A child entering kindergarten must have attained the age of five by August 31, 2013.  At the time of registration, parents are required to bring:

·        Original birth certificate for your child.

·        Two proofs of residency need to be provided in the Town of Burlington.  This requirement can be satisfied with:  settlement document on a new home, presentation of a lease, a recent utility bill, bank statement, payroll records, insurance bill,  DTA benefit verifications.

·        Medical forms with current physical and up-to-date immunizations must be completed by your physician and returned to school two (2) days prior to the opening of school.  Children will not be able to attend school in September 2013 unless a complete medical form is provided.   Your family physician must detail that your child has been given the following immunizations and also indicate the dates the immunizations were given:
5 doses Diphtheria, Pertussis, and Tetanus (DTaP)
                              4 doses Polio
                              3 doses Hepatitis B
                              2 doses Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
                              2 doses of Varicella Vaccine or Chicken Pox disease
                              Proof of Lead Screening
                              Vision and Hearing Screening

Community Invited to Open House at Marshall Simonds Middle School

     Parents and members of the community are invited to tour the “new” Marshall Simonds Middle School at an Open House scheduled for Saturday, January 26 between the hours of 9:30 and 11:30a.m.  All classrooms and instructional areas will be available for public viewing. 
     The renovated building and addition features 9 well-equipped science labs, updated technology, student lockers, one large cafeteria, 3 connecting corridors that improve pedestrian flow, a new kitchen, computer rooms, special education facilities, a main entrance with a large skylight to utilize natural lighting, outdoor courtyards and a 5,000 square foot library.
     The 32 million dollar construction project is the first major renovation of the middle school in fifty years.  Students and teachers are expected to benefit from the increased space and modern educational resources.
     Hopefully, many Burlington citizens will take advantage of this opportunity to visit M.S.M.S. on Saturday, January 26th.

Class of 2020 Fundraiser
Save the Date!  Class of 2020 Fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 7:30pm - midnight at the Wilmington Knights of Columbus, 112 Middlesex Avenue, Wilmington, MA.  Entertainment and DJ provided by Jim Plunkett (  Tickets are $25/person and includes admission, appetizers, and music.  Raffles, silent auctions, and cash bar also.  Please visit to purchase tickets using PayPal.  Questions - please call Linda Norden at (781)272-2726.
5th Grade Yearbook
Parents of Francis Wyman 5th graders - If you have any Camp Bournedale pictures (or any others) you would like to share, please submit them to the Yearbook Committee.  As a reminder, photos must be from a Francis Wyman School event. Examples include: field trips, performances (school shows and concerts), candid pictures, Halloween parade, classroom parties, field days). We cannot accept pictures from birthday parties, the bus stops, cub/girl scouts, or sports.  You can send pictures into the school on a CD in an envelope marked 5th Grade Yearbook or drop them off at the Main Office at Francis Wyman.  Please contact Sandy Calandrella at if you have any questions.
Yard Sale for Education
On February 2, 2013 from 9-2 the ACC 2021 will be hosting a Yard Sale for Education. Rid yourself of items taking space and make some money, while helping support our local students. Table space is on sale now $25.00. For more information or to purchase a table, please conact: Jacki Pazzia 781-272-0912 or

The medical forms can be picked up at registration or by referring to the following links:

AAC 2021
AAC 2021 is putting the FUN in fundraising!! Shopping? No time to cook? Rest your feet and have a bite to eat. On Thursday, January 24th Pizzeria Uno's in the Woburn Mall will donate up to 20% of your check to AAC 2021 just for dining in or taking it home!. It's a WIN WIN . . .no cooking for you=TIME SAVED and it's Scholarship MONEY SAVED for Burlington students of the class of 2021! Reward yourself this holiday season with time saved, good food and the great feeling of helping the class of 2021!

Relay For Life of Burlington Kickoff
Please be our guest for the 2013 American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Burlington Kickoff Celebration on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 7 pm. Join us in the fight against cancer and help create a world with less cancer and more birthdays! Kickoff will take place at the Temple Shalom Emeth, Social Hall, 16 Lexington Street, Burlington. Please join us to start off another great year of Relay in Burlington! There will be lots of information about Relay For Life. If you are at all curious about our community event, please stop by. Feel free to bring friends to join in the fun! Light refreshments will be served. For more information, or to RSVP, contact Cheryl Shafman at 781-771-6410 or, or visit our website at The theme for 2013 Relay For Life is Dream Big, Hope Big, Relay Big – we hope you will come and help us to RELAY BIG!

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