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Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Friday, March 23, 2012
Melrose Kids Club playtime this morning; 8th annual Roosevelt Auction and Gala tonight.
Get Melrose Patch each morning in your inbox with our daily newsletter! 1) Cool off: Not so much today, but tonight and over the weekend. Mostly cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 70. North wind between 6 and 13 mph. Tonight, partly cloudy, with a low around 42. North wind between 3 and 7 mph. High of 59 on Saturday and of 50 on Sunday. (Forecast by the National Weather Service.) 2) I don't want to play football: Well Belle & Sebastian, you won't have to at today's Melrose Kids Club playtime. (You might be a little old for this playtime anyway.) Parents, drop-in at Memorial Hall today from 10-11:30 a.m. with your toddler to play in an open space with other children. There will be toys, music and crafts. 3) …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Free oil painting demo; Roosevelt PTO and MVMMS Site Council both meet.
Get Melrose Patch each morning in your inbox with our daily newsletter! Click "Newsletters" at the bottom of this page. Rabbit rabbit. Today is Wednesday, Feb. 1—128 years ago today, the Oxford Dictionary debuted—and here are Melrose's five fast facts for the day: 1) Break on through: A chance of showers, mainly before 3 p.m. Cloudy, then gradually the sun breaks on through and it becomes mostly sunny, with a high near 53. West wind between 7 and 16 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Tonight, partly cloudy, with a low around 34. West wind between 7 and 13 mph. (Forecast from National Weather Service.) 2) I'm going to use oil-based paint because this wood is pine: Oil painter Arne Casavant will give a …
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
German speaking playgroup at the library; Roosevelt PTO meets; more changes to our weekly lineup.
Check the traffic out there and today's gas prices before heading out the door! Today is Wednesday, Jan. 4—13 years ago today, the euro debuted, and for the first time since Charlemagne's reign in the ninth century, Europe is united with a common currency—and here are Melrose's five fast facts for the day: 1) The frozen tundra: Increasing clouds today, with a high near 24. Wind chill values as low as -6. West wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Tonight, a slight chance of snow showers between midnight and 2 a.m. Cloudy with a low around 23. West wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. (Forecast by the National Weather Service.) 2) What he danke-ing you for? There's a new group at the Melrose Public Library—a…
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Elections results from last night; Roosevelt technology fundraiser; and more.
Today is Wednesday, Nov. 9—73 years ago today, the Nazis launched "Kristallnacht," leaving approximately 100 Jews dead, 7,500 Jewish businesses damaged and hundreds of synagogues, homes, schools and graveyards vandalized. An estimated 30,000 Jewish men were arrested—and here are Melrose's five fast facts for the day: 1) Just a perfect day, you make me forget myself: Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Calm wind becoming east between 5 and 8 mph. Tonight, a slight chance of rain after 2 a.m. Mostly cloudy with a low around 54. Southeast wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. 2) Winner winner chicken dinner: Bill Forbes won re-election as Ward 7 Alderman over Frank Murphy in the only contested race in yesterday's biennial …
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Melrose residents can vote for the Roosevelt School to help them win a Clorox Power a Bright Future grant to pay for a modern library and learning commons.
Fifth graders at the Roosevelt School are taking to YouTube and putting their mic skills on display to drum up votes on a grant contest. The school is participating in Clorox's A Bright Future grant program and could win up to $50,000, which would go towards a modern library and "learning commons," an area filled with books and digital devices that help kids learn. Until Dec. 9, Melrosians ages 13 and older can visit http://www.powerabrightfuture.com/gallery/detail/?nid=1063 to register and vote once a day for the Roosevelt. Votes can also be cast via mobile phone by texting clorox1767 to 44144.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Lincoln and Roosevelt tours for incoming kindergarten parents; vote to help the Roosevelt win a $50,000 grant; School Committee meets.
Rabbit rabbit. Today is Tuesday, Nov. 1—499 years ago today, the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, one of Italian artist Michelangelo's finest works, is exhibited to the public for the first time—and here are Melrose's five fast facts for the day: 1) On a clear day you can see forever: Partly sunny today, with a high near 50. East wind between 5 and 9 mph. Tonight, mostly clear, with a low around 38. North wind around 7 mph. (Forecast by the National Weather Service.) 2) So we'll meet at the end of the tour: The Melrose elementary principals will be hosting tours of their buildings for all incoming kindergarten parents, starting tonight at the Lincoln and Roosevelt Schools. 3) It only costs a dime, just a nickel a shoe, does a million…
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Melrose board, commission and committee meetings taking place this week.
The following Melrose boards, commissions and committees are scheduled to meet this week. Agendas are available in PDF format on the city's website. The Melrose Board of Aldermen will meet at 7:45 p.m. Agenda highlight: Authorizing health department agreement between Melrose and Reading. The Melrose Planning Board will meet at 7:45 p.m. Agenda highlight: Continued site plan review of Blueberry Hill Lane subdivision. The Winthrop School Site Council will meet at 2:30 p.m. Agenda highlight: Completion of the School Improvement Plan (with addition of MCAS data). The Roosevelt School Site Council will meet at 3:45 p.m. Agenda highlight: Updating School Improvement PLan. The Melrose High School Site Council will meet at 6 p.m. Agenda highlights…
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Here are eight facts that stand out from this year's MCAS scores.
The results of the 2011 MCAS exams were released this week. District-wide results are available here. School-by-school results can be seen by going to the previous link; choosing a school from the drop down box on the upper-right hand of the page; and clicking the "Assessment tab." Here are eight things that stand out in Melrose's results: The federal No Child Left Behind Act requires schools to make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), which uses standardized test scores to measure students' progress towards meeting the federal goal of having all students test as proficient in reading and math by 2014. Most Melrose Schools missed meeting those federal progress benchmarks—as did the vast majority of schools across Massachusetts, with 82 percent…
Friday, August 26, 2011
Students at the Roosevelt will see iPads, SMART Boards and a new engineering curriculum this year.
Click here to return to the main Back to School 2011 article. SMART Board interactive whiteboards are the order of the day for Melrose's elementary schools this upcoming school year, but the Roosevelt School is going one step further: iPads. Through a donation from the Zinck family, which holds a fundraiser each year for their daughter's cause, Principal Kerry Clery purchased a cart with 10 iPads. Clery said like the SMART Boards, the iPads bring an interactivity to the classroom, but also a more personalized experience that's natural for kids due to the touchscreen interface. "If you were to give a 2-year-old a laptop or a desktop computer and sit them in front of it, they wouldn’t be able to do much—navigate the mouse, press a couple of …