Thursday, October 16, 2014

Burlington PAC

Join the Burlington PAC at our next event: Childhood Stress & Anxiety : Causes, Impact & Strategies 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. October 23, Library, Marshall Simonds Middle School Presented by Joel M. Ristuccia, a certified School Psychologist with over twenty-five years experience working in the public schools. Come hear Joel talk about Anxiety in students k-12, why it happens and what you can do about it. For more information please contact us at

Thursday, October 9, 2014

English Language Arts

Mrs. Visocchi in this picture is working with fourth graders during English Language Arts (ELA).


Today Mrs. Agati worked with fifth graders on Ostinatos and used various instruments.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Change of Staff

Dear Parents, 

Alexis Dwyer, guidance counselor, has left Pine Glen to spend more time with her family.  Lauren Zanotti has been hired to be our new guidance counselor and will be starting her first day at Pine Glen Elementary School on Monday, October 20, 2014. Ms. Zanotti is very excited to work with the students and staff at Pine Glen.  She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge with her to this position.  If you need the assistance of a guidance counselor prior to Ms. Zanotti's start, please feel free to contact Mrs. Perry, school psychologist, or me. 


John Lyons, M.S. Ed.

Tech Savvy Parenting

Monday, October 6, 2014

Confidentiality Meeting

I will be hosting a confidentiality meeting this Friday (10/10/14) at 8:30 am.

All parent volunteers are required to have an updated CORI form on file at Central Office and also attend a Principal’s Confidentiality Meeting to be eligible to chaperone field trips and volunteer.  

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Main Office Renovation

We are thrilled with the main office renovation that took place at Pine Glen this summer. The new conference room and entrance have made our school more inviting and safer. I greatly thank the Burlington Community for all their support and the dedication they have shown to the students.

5th Grade Visiting Field Trip

Today museum educators from the Concord Museum visited the fifth grade classrooms at Pine Glen Elementary School. The students learned about early settlers and Native American interactions. Students also learned about the culture and geography of Concord at that time. The educators will also be here tomorrow.


The PTO will be holding their first meeting of the year tomorrow night.  The meeting starts at 7:00.  We look forward to seeing everyone.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Google Research

Google Software Engineers visited Pine Glen today. They were doing research on technology integration by observing classrooms and talking with teachers. The engineers visited Mrs. Parnell's kindergarten classroom, Mrs. Beaulieu's fifth grade classroom, and Mrs. Keough-Lane's second grade classroom.

When the engineers left, they wanted me to know and the Pine Glen Community that "Pine Glen is incredible and we have incredible teachers." They told me they loved seeing the technology, high quality instruction and talking to us about ideas we have that could make software and products even better for teachers and students.