Monthly Archives: January, 2018

Melrose Public Schools Kindergarten Information Event is TONIGHT

Melrose Public Schools invites families of students who are age eligible (5 by Sept. 1, 2018) to participate in the following events:

INFORMATION NIGHT: Wednesday, January 17, 2018, Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. Meet and greet with school department personnel and building principals who will provide an overview of the kindergarten registration process and answer any questions.

SCHOOL TOUR NIGHTS:
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 – Lincoln School and Horace Mann School. 45-minute tours will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. from the all-purpose room.

Thursday, January 25, 2018 – Hoover School, Roosevelt School and Winthrop School. 45-minute tours will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. from the all-purpose room.

Note: The information night and tours are intended for adult caregivers so they may be informed of school specific details in order to make their Kindergarten choices. Incoming students will have an opportunity to visit their assigned Kindergarten classrooms prior to the start of school.

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Flu Shot Update

The Melrose-Wakefield Health Department will sponsor a flu clinic Thursday, January 18, from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at Wakefield Town Hall.  Everyone is welcome. 

Also, the Public Health Nurse is available at the Health Dept office Monday – Thursday for flu shots. Please call 781-979-4129 in advance to let her know you are coming. Flu shots are free with most health insurance (not United or Aetna).

Mini Golf Returns to the Melrose Public Library on January 27 and 28

Come in from the cold and enjoy an evening of mini golf—yes, the kind with 18 holes, putters, and fun course obstacles—inside the Melrose Public Library on Saturday, January 27, 2018, from 7:30-11:00 p.m. Back by popular demand, this ticketed, adults-only evening will feature unlimited mini golf, one drink included in the ticket price followed by a cash bar, light hors d’oeuvres and desserts, live music, a chipping station, chair massages,50/50 and mystery item raffles, and literary trivia. To order tickets, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mini-golf-at-the-melrose-public-library-tickets-41081039495.

The entire community is invited to stop by the library on Sunday, January 28 anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. for pay-as-you-play mini golf for all ages. The cost is $5 per person/$25 maximum per family.

“Mini Golf at the MPL brings people together during the depths of winter while raising money for programs and services (i.e., Summer Reading programs for all ages, museum passes) that help make our library so special,” said Friends of the Melrose Public Library Chairperson Christina Gagliano. “The feedback from last year’s events was 100% positive and people have been asking ever since when mini golf is returning to the library.”
All money raised benefits the Melrose Public Library. Thank you for your support, and enjoy!

Saturday Weather Advisory

Please be advised that there are serious changes in temperature forecast for Saturday morning into the afternoon. Although temperatures will remain in the 50s overnight and into Saturday morning, forecasts call for them to dramatically and rapidly drop into the 20s by mid-afternoon on Saturday.

This could result in sudden black ice and glazing conditions on roads in the region. DPW will be monitoring the situation throughout the night and into the weekend and will have crews on the roads.

Please also remember heavy rains are predicted for Friday and Saturday, which will elevate the risk for localized street flooding. DPW will be out doing their best to clear catch basins, but we ask for your assistance in high-risk areas. Anything you can do to help clear catch basins in your street would be appreciated and could help our community.

Local Business Spotlight: Jump Start Your New Year!

Jeannie Mack Returns to Kids Club on January 12

Jeannie Mack will provide the entertainment at Kids Club on Friday, January 12. Jeannie is always a crowd favorite each season with a great selection of children’s music that gets everyone moving. Kids Club begins at 10 am at Memorial Hall. The event is free and open to all children under 5 and their parents and caregivers.

Schedule of Activities for Martin Luther King Day

Important Information Regarding Kindergarten Registration in the Melrose Public Schools for 2018-2019

Melrose Public Schools invites families of students who are age eligible (5 by Sept. 1, 2018) to participate in the following events:

INFORMATION NIGHT: Wednesday, January 17, 2018, Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. Meet and greet with school department personnel and building principals who will provide an overview of the kindergarten registration process and answer any questions.

SCHOOL TOUR NIGHTS: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 – Lincoln School and Horace Mann School. 45-minute tours will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. from the all-purpose room. Thursday, January 25, 2018 – Hoover School, Roosevelt School and Winthrop School. 45-minute tours will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. from the all-purpose room.

Note: The information night and tours are intended for adult caregivers so they may be informed of school specific details in order to make their Kindergarten choices. Incoming students will have an opportunity to visit their assigned Kindergarten classrooms prior to the start of school.

Information regarding the actual registration process will follow soon.

Get Your Tickets Now for January 13 Fund-Raiser for Puerto Rico

On January 13, 2018, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., the Melrose Highlands Congregational Church is hosting a “Dance Party for Puerto Rico” fundraiser at historic Memorial Hall at 590 Main Street in downtown Melrose.

All event proceeds will benefit Brigada Solidaria del Oeste (The Solidarity Brigade of the West), a group that has been visiting communities on the west coast of Puerto Rico to identify and meet pressing needs in the wake of the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria in September. Many homes and jobs were lost in the storm, and some parts of the island are not expected to regain electricity until at least May. Island residents confirm that members of Brigada Solidaria del Oeste are on the ground every day offering help and supplies to impacted people and communities.

Two area bands will donate their time and talent to provide live dance music at the fundraiser. Jump Ship, Melrose resident Kent Vienot’s band, will share a mix of danceable, soulful rock, spanning Jackson 5 to Maroon 5. And Teal Street Band, Melrose resident Bob Nasella’s band, is a high-energy rock band that will showcase favorite classic and contemporary rock, alternative, R&B, pop and dance artists. There will be a cash bar of beer and wine.

Dance tickets can be purchased in advance at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/dance-party-for-puerto-rico-tickets-41067088768 for $20 each plus online processing fees. Tickets will also be available at the door on the evening of the event. The sponsors hope to make this a big community-wide effort to help a fellow community in need.

Note: The Patriots game will be viewable at the dance.

Residents can help spread the word about the fundraiser by sharing an invitation to the event with family and friends. Visit the Melrose Highlands Congregational Church Facebook page for a shareable link to the event invitation for the Dance Party for Puerto Rico.

Contact the Outreach Team at the Melrose Highlands Congregational Church at 781-665-4200 or office@mhcc-ucc.org with questions or to offer resources to defray event costs.

Dance Party for Puerto Rico is a 21+ event. Valid ID is required to attend.

Heavy Rains Projected This Weekend; Opportunity to Help Your Community

Heavy rains are predicted for Friday and Saturday, which will elevate the risk for localized street flooding. DPW will be out doing their best to clear catch basins, but we ask for your assistance in high-risk areas. Anything you can do to help clear catch basins in your street would be appreciated and could help our community. The weather will be significantly warmer tomorrow and this would provide an opportunity for you, the citizens of Melrose, to help our Department of Public Works. Thank you.

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