Friday, October 24, 2014


Dear Pine Glen Community,

Mrs. Ogren will be leaving Pine Glen Elementary School for a short time.  I know we will all greatly miss her. Mrs. Fallon, a retired Burlington Elementary School Teacher, has graciously agreed to take over the position in the meantime.

I can not thank Mrs. Ogren enough for her dedication to the library and students of Pine Glen Elementary School.  Also, we are incredibly thankful to Mrs. Fallon for her assistance.

The district is still actively looking for a candidate to be our permanent librarian.


John Lyons, MS. Ed.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Congratulations to Benjamin Parrillo

Ms. Pavlicek, Director of the Burlington Science Center, came to Pine Glen today to announce that Benjamin Parrillo is our 2014 Sunflower Contest Champion. Benjamin's sunflower grew to a height of 12.5 feet. We are all very proud of Benjamin and his accomplishment.

Monday, October 20, 2014

PTO Collection Contest

We have our winners for the Collection Contests! All of the winners will receive Party Lab Gift cards along with free tickets to the Halloween Dance. The PTO wants to thank everyone for participating, the collection contest brings in hundreds of dollars to the PTO which will be funneled back to the students. Please keep collecting those labels and box tops and stay tuned for our next collection contest! Campbell's Labels for Education Poleena Risman, 166 points, (tied for 1st) Ellie Risman, 166 points, (tied for 1st) Seema Risman, 166 points, (tied for 1st) Box Tops Emma Naddaff, 275 box tops (tied for 1st place) Brooke Naddaff, 275 box tops (tied for 1st place) Christopher Peckham, 210 box tops, (3rd place )

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.

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