Monday, January 23, 2012

Helpful Web Pages

Please help pass along these helpful web pages to parents who are new to Pine Glen Elementary School.

Pine Glen Elementary School Web Page

Pine Glen Elementary School Principals’ Blog

Burlington Public School Web Page

Burlington Public Schools Master Calendar

Before and After School Programs

Notice From the PTO

Hi Everyone,

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday season! It's hard to believe we're halfway through January--so it's time to think SPRING! The Pine Glen Carnivalis coming in March. This is an exceptional event that is fun for the entire family as well as a vital fundraiser for the school. We need your ideas, creativity, and input – which is what the upcoming meeting is all about. The first meeting will be held on Tuesday 1/24 (weather permitting) at Panera in Burlington @ 7 pm.

This is an amazing event & we need your help & input! Warm up with a cup of tea or soup – while we plan for spring!

Looking forward to seeing you!

Michelle Grossman & Deb Murphy

Carnival Co-Chairs

Please email us & RSVP – so we can plan on how many seats we need to reserve.

Email: &

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Notice from BEF

"Buck Up" for BEF campaign begins January 30, 2012. Drop by your school office any day that week and drop a buck (dollar) or more into the BEF box. Your buck helps fund grants to educators who have great ideas for enriching the classroom experience for every Burlington student. Discover what the Burlington Ed Foundation has supported at your school and help us support the next grant when you drop off your buck!

Food Allergy Awareness Team Of Burlington

***First Food Allergy Awareness Team meeting of 2012***

Does your child or someone you know have food allergies? Get a chance to share information and ideas related to food allergies with Dr. Conti, Superintendent of the Burlington Public Schools. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 1st at 7:00 pm., at the Burlington Fire Department located in the center of town. Please email Lisa Hovasse at with any questions.

Kindergarten Registration



Registration of children entering Kindergarten in September, 2012 will be held at the Fox Hill, Memorial, Pine Glen and Francis Wyman Schools on Monday through Friday, February 6, 2012 through February 10, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. each day. A child entering kindergarten must have attained the age of five by August 31, 2012.

At the time of registration, parents are required to bring:

1. Birth certificate for child.

2 Proof of residency in the Town of Burlington. This requirement can be satisfied with the presentation of a lease or a recent utility bill.

3. Medical form must be completed by your family physician, and returned to school two (2) days prior to the opening of school. Children will not be able to attend school in September 2012 unless a complete medical form is provided. Your family physician must detail that your child has been given the following immunizations and also indicate the dates the immunizations were given:

5 doses Diphtheria, Pertussis, and Tetanus (DTaP)

4 doses Polio

3 doses Hepatitis B

2 doses Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)

2 doses of Varicella Vaccine or Chicken Pox disease

Proof of Lead Screening

Vision and Hearing Screening

4. Pre-school form will need to be completed by the pre-school provider and returned at the time of your child’s scheduled kindergarten screening in the spring of 2012.

The medical forms can be picked up at registration or by clicking the following link:

New School Attendance Age Policy


Each child must attend school beginning in September of the calendar year in which he or she attains the age of six (per Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education*). A child entering kindergarten must have attained the age of five by August 31 of that year. Effective January 1, 2012 a child entering:

• First grade must have attained the age of six by August 31 of that year

• Second grade must have attained the age of seven by August 31 of that year

• Third grade must have attained the age of eight by August 31 of that year

• Fourth grade must have attained the age of nine by August 31 of that year

• Fifth grade must have attained the age of ten by August 31 of that year

There are two possible exceptions for consideration:

1. For grades K – 5 students who move into the district: who were enrolled in kindergarten through grade 5 in their prior community and do not meet the above age requirement may be considered for an exemption. (This provision respects a grade level reciprocity for students moving into the district from other public schools within the United States only.)

2. For an exception to be admitted to first grade: for students who do not meet the kindergarten age requirement - if a child turns six years of age between August 31 and October 31, exceptions may be made by the Principal and Superintendent for those children who, in the opinion of the Principal and Superintendent have:

a. Attended and completed a rigorous kindergarten program, and

b. Can demonstrate academic, social, and emotional readiness for first grade in accordance with criteria established by the School Department

All kindergarten exemption requests must be made in writing to the Superintendent’s office by June 1 prior to the child beginning the new school year.

The decision on whether to grant either exception to the age policy can be made only by the Principal and the Superintendent and their decision is final with no further appeal.

Legal Reference: *Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Adopted by the Burlington School Committee: 12/13/11

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Notice From Physical Education About Skating


Dear Parents/Guardians:

If by chance we end up having a delayed opening tomorrow, Jan. 12th we will cancel skating for the day. We will try to have a make-up day depending on availability.


Ms. Govoni

Friday, January 6, 2012

Message from Adopt-A-Class

Adopt-A-Class 2019 - Tickets are on sale NOW For our "Back to the 80s"
fundraiser on Friday, March 2nd at the Moose Lodge in Woburn. For just $25
enjoy DJ/dancing, great food, cash bar, raffles, silent auctions and 80s
trivia games. Break out the Aqua Net hairspray and your legwarmers!! Send
your $25 check (payable to "Adopt a Class 2019") to school with your child
OR send it to Linda Quinlan at 24 Manhattan Drive, Burlington, MA 01803.
You may also pay ONLINE (advance buyers get 1 raffle entry!):
ALL BURLINGTON PARENTS of 5th graders: Volunteer in the planning and earn
POINTS towards scholarships!! If you are interested, please contact Parent
Coordinator Denise Griffin at or (781)572-6139.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Notes from the Principal

Today I was walking through kindergarten classrooms and took some pictures of students working at different centers during English Language Arts.

Note from Burlington Early Childhood Center

The Burlington Early Childhood Center will be hosting an Open House on Friday, January 20, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Burlington High School - where the programs are located. This Open House provides families with an opportunity to view the programs, meet the teachers and pickup registration packets to enroll their children for next year. Students must be 3 years old by August 31, 2011. For more information call Sandy at 781-270-1808.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Note from Knights Of Columbus

Knights of Columbus-2

Geometry Math Club

Geometry Flyer PG 2012