Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Halloween!

The staff at Pine Glen hopes that you all have a safe and happy Halloween weekend!


The P.T.O. Halloween Dance is tomorrow night from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P. M. and students do not have school on Tuesday on account of the professional development day.  


Congratulations to Alexandria Floyd, Brianna Abruzzese, Isabella Floyd, Liam Brown, Jack Cormier, Jack Giles, Riley Hillis, Savanna James, Kenan Wilson, and Brian Murray.   All of these students were winners in the Burlington Union’s Spooky Story Contest.    

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


The Burlington Community Scholarship Foundation is holding a fundraiser sponsored by Morandi’s Barbershop and Marini Chiropractic.  Purchase a live Christmas tree or wreath, decorate in your own style and display on the town common (electricity provided). If you buy a tree from the Lions Club they will deliver it free.  Place your name, business or In Memory of on a plaque. Cost $100 to display tree or $50 to hang wreath.  For more information call Joe @ 781-272-9826, Dave @ 781-229-6333 or Pat @ 781-270-1624.  Forms can also be picked up at the main office of all schools.  Proceeds to benefit the scholarship foundation.  Deadline November 23, 2010


Burlington Youth Wrestling is now accepting registrants for its 2010-2011 wrestling season.  The first practice will be held Monday, November 29th from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm in the Burlington High School wrestling room.  Regular season practices continue until March 3rd and sign ups are open to all children from grades K-8, no experience necessary.  Practices are Monday & Thursday evenings, $150.00 per child and you can register at any of the first 4 practices.  This is one of the most successful wrestling programs in the state.  Its a great opportunity to learn balance and coordination while building strength and confidence.  A fully conditioned wrestler is the most an aerobically fit athlete in any sport. We compete in scrimmages, meets and tournaments in and around Massachusetts from December to March.

Registration forms are available on our website at or e-mail us at

Pine Glen Halloween Dance

The annual Pine Glen Halloween Dance will be held on SATURDAY, October 30th from 6-8 p.m.  All Pine Glen families are invited to this fun social event sponsored by the Pine Glen PTO.  Come in costume and enjoy music by DJ Jack Ferren and take a tour of the haunted house on the school stage.  ***Parents, please remember that this is not a drop-off event.  All children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times during the dance.

Admission to the dance is $5 per family and admission tickets may be entered into a raffle for some great door prizes!  We also plan to announce the winner of the Coco Key overnight stay for four, courtesy of Genevieve.  Everyone who ordered $100 or more in products will be entered for a chance to win.  Also, the PTO will select winners from volunteer forms for VIP seating to a Pine Glen event.

We need new dance co-chairs for upcoming years and could use more parent volunteers for during the dance and clean-up afterwards.  Please contact us at, if interested.  Thank you.


Friday, October 22, 2010


As the Pine Glen community is shortly about to begin the holiday season, it is a time of celebrations and a great opportunity for  children to learn of other’s celebrations and cultures.  There are times over the course of the academic year when food is used to as a learning tool for instruction or as part of a celebration.  A common practice at Pine Glen School is that our school nurse, Mrs. Ferrick, informs teachers about specific health needs for individual students.  We will be continuing our protocol of teachers communicating about specific needs of students to room parents in the planning and logistics of not just food but also activities that are curriculum relevant.  We have noble goals at Pine Glen: student achievement, developing life long learners, and providing a safe nurturing community.  We want to ensure the safety of all our learners by collaborating to provide safe, fun, celebrations for all.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Music Boosters

The Burlington High School Music Boosters Association will host the third annual 
Gala Benefit Concert and Silent Auction 
Saturday, November 6, at 7:30 pm in the Fogelberg Performing Arts Center.

This year’s event will feature 
The New England Tenors,

a trio of professional musicians, (including our own John Middleton-Cox; Music Coordinator). The Tenors have years of performing experience singing in a variety of genres.

The Burlington High School Chorus and Select Singers will be joining The New England Tenors on stage in the performance, providing a unique learning opportunity to rehearse, watch and emulate the highly trained professionals, something most of them will never experience when they leave BHS! To read more about the performance, click here. 

Admission to the Gala Benefit Concert and Silent Auction is $15 adults, $10 senior citizens and students. Ticket prices include reserved seats and a festive dessert buffet while browsing some terrific silent auction iems. All net proceeds go to Music Boosters programs for the students.

Tickets can be purchased online at For more information please phone 781-A-FUN-TIC. 

Cash for Gold

SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA ’10 – Fox Hill’s annual shopping event is Thursday, November 4, 6 – 9 pm at Fox Hill School. Join us to conquer some of your holiday shopping. Here’s your chance to get out and browse, find some fabulous gifts, enjoy some fun company and support the students of Fox Hill.  Great raffle table and light refreshments also. Admission is free and open to the public. “CASH FOR GOLD” WILL BE THERE! BRING YOUR GOLD TO CASH IN – PAID ON THE SPOT!

Coke Rewards Program

The Pine Glen PTO has registered the Pine Glen Elementary School with the Coke Rewards Program at .  By entering Coke product codes found under caps or inside carton boxes, Pine Glen will earn points that will be redeemed for art supplies.  This is a "FREE" way to support the school.  Participation in this program is not to promote the consumption of soda.  However, we realize that some families do enjoy Coke products occasionally.

You may log on yourself and enter codes or send in the caps/carton codes to school.  To enter codes simply log onto the website, click right-hand tab "Donate to Your School", enter 01803 zip code, tab down to "Pine Glen", register and enter codes.  Feel free to contact Laura Kaye at with any questions.  Thank you for your participation.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Picture Day

Picture Day is tomorrow October 21st.

Adopt a Class

Don’t miss out on a great family fall day. Flatbread and Adopt A Class 2021 present- The Fall Family Harvest Festival. Saturday October 23rd 11am-3 pm on the town common. We will be having pizza from Flatbread, popcorn, cotton candy, music, games for the kids, face painting, pumpkin painting, and more. Tickets are $5.00 each or $20.00 per family. Tickets can be purchased through your school (look for the flyer that will be sent home)or at Perfect Promotions(265 Winn St). If you have any questions please contact Kim Pigott 781-750-8834 or email All proceeds go to Scholarships for the 2nd grade. Tickets are non-refundable. Any 2nd grade parents that would like to volunteer please call Kim Pigott-781-750-8834. Your hours will go to your child’s scholarship.

Cub Scout Community Service Project: Warriors in Need

Burlington Cub Scout Pack 105 Bear Den 3rd graders at Fox Hill & Pine Glen are collecting “care packages” for our local troops deployed overseas in need of many personal items to support their health and welfare.  These young men and women are in desperate need of personal hygiene/toiletries, non-perishable food items, and handmade greeting cards from our students.  Collection boxes will be placed at both FH & PG schools and there will 2 collections/deliveries to our troops for Veteran’s Day (11/5) & Christmas (12/10).

Monday, October 18, 2010

Student Achievement

Dear Parents,

The Pine Glen School is committed to student achievement and developing life long learners.

As a function of this I will be spending two full days every week in classrooms in order to help further improve the teaching and learning that happens on a daily basis.

Therefore, I may not always be available to speak with you when you drop in or telephone me.  However, I value communicating with you.

When you would like to speak with me please contact my secretary, Julie Gosselin, at (781-270-1712) who will schedule a time for us to talk.   If this is an emergency or a matter of great concern, Mrs. Gosselin will certainly alert me to communicate with you.

Thank you for your ongoing support of our schools and your patience and understanding as I implement this practice.


John Lyons
Pine Glen School

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Spooky Writing Contest

The Burlington Union is kicking off its third annual Spooky Writing Contest. Burlington pupils in grades one through six are eligible to write a spine-tingling tale to share with our readers. Download and print an entry form with the complete rules from (look in the highlight section).  The top three entries will receive a Simon Mall gift card for $100, $75 and $50, respectively, courtesy of the Burlington Breakfast Rotary Club.

Adopt A Class

Burlington Community Scholarship Foundation Adopt A Class 2017 & 2018 (current 5th and 6th 
graders) together with Meadow Farms are pleased to present Grandma’s Gourmet Country pies.   
Orders are due by 10/12/2010.    Please send your order form to the main office of the 
school your child attends.   There are twelve wonderful flavors of gourmet pies.  Each 10” 
pie is at least 48 oz. and cream pies are 44 oz. GUARANTEED TO PLEASE.  Any questions, 
please call:  Anisha Shaikh 781-272-6272 or Julie Gosselin 781-273-7640 

Treats for Troops

"HALLOWEEN IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER, and if you are like many of us, you may find yourself with too much candy on your hands come Monday, Nov.1st.  If so, don't let it go to WASTE or WAIST!  A wonderful solution to the problem is to donate the extra candy to our troops overseas.

Beginning Monday Nov. 1st, extra candy may be dropped off to the Treats for our Troops box on the table outside the office here at Memorial ( each school name goes here).  If you have a loved one or dear friend stationed in Iraq or Afghanistan that you would like to have included in the list of recipients, please contact Caroline Mallard at"

Support Burlington Ed. Foundation & Shop for a Cause!

Find the magic of giving back on October 16, 2010 at Macy’s.  Purchase a $5.00 shopping pass and receive exclusive savings in every Macy’s store and online at macy’  10, 20 or 25% off most items all day and you can enter to win a $500 Macy’s gift card.  BEF receives 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the shopping pass. Didn’t see the flyer?  Contact Suzanne Gaudio

Friday, October 8, 2010

Note from PAC

Attention Parents. Does your child have any difficulty with educational, social or emotional issues? Is your child receiving extra help or special education services? Do you think they should be, but don't know how to get these services? Come out on Wednesday October 20 at 7:00 P.M. and join other parents in the School Committee Meeting Room at Burlington High School. Maureen Ryan will give a very informative presentation that will help all parents learn how to help their children succeed in school and in life. For more info, email Dennis McCarron at or by phone at 781-273-5663. This is your chance to help your child.

Ice Cream Social

Thanks to the PTO and all of the parents and teachers who came to the ice cream social last night!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Note from PTO

Attention:  All current Pine Glen PTO members.  You should have received a recent email from the PTO announcing the extension of the Genevieve fundraiser through Columbus Day.  We're no longer using Constant Contact, but rather a new parent express email system - GroupVine.  If you did not receive this email, please contact us via email at and let us know so we can resolve the issue.  We are trying to maintain good communication.  Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Reminder:  Tonight from 6:00-8:00 p.m. is the Ice Cream Social.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Note from PTO

Box-Tops for education are due at the end of October.  Please send your Box-Tops in soon.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Note from the Principal

We were very excited at Pine Glen on Friday to see the arrival of our new copier machine.  The arrival of this will allow us to send out the 2010-2011 Student Handbook/Calendar.  Thank you for your patience waiting for this document.

As part of Pine Glen’s initiative to promote health and wellness, a Healthy Classroom Parties Guide will be included in the new Student Handbook/Calendar.  This document is an excellent resource for room parents. The occasional classroom party is an excellent time to help reinforce the healthy eating habits.  By promoting healthy behaviors, you can have a positive impact on students’ daily attendance, classroom participation, test scores, behavior, and help influence life-long healthy lifestyle habits.  Room parents can request a copy of Healthy Classroom Parties Guide from their children’s classroom teacher. 

Friday, October 1, 2010

Note from the PTO


Genevieve’s orders are due:  October 5TH
Please make checks payable to the Pine Glen PTO.
YOU CAN make THE difference!

With your help, we can reach our goals. 
Remember, out-of-town friends and family can
order online at:
Use our Account Number:  398

Please remember to participate in the Genevieve Fall Fundraiser.
It's one of our major fundraisers of the school year.
40 - 50%! of all sales totals directly benefit Pine Glen School and its programs!

This year, every child who sells at least 6 items will receive a FREE pass to Coco Key Water Resort.  A $25 value!  Sell $100 or more and be entered into a raffle for a Family Overnight Package that includes a one-night stay (one room) for 4 and 4 water park passes to Coco Key.  Drawing will be held during the Halloween Dance.