Friday, May 31, 2013

Mr. Preston

Mr. Preston, who was principal of Pine Glen Elementary School from 1968 to 2003, visited Pine Glen Elementary School today. When Mr. Preston was principal, Pine Glen School had 535 students. The current enrollment is 301 students. Mr. Preston told us the school looks great and he loved the new awning.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Kindergarten Orientation

Yesterday, Mrs. D'Elia, our library media specialist, read to future kindergarten students at Kindergarten Orientation. It was wonderful to meet so many new students and families that will be joining our Pine Glen Community in the fall.

50th Anniversary Blast From The Past Contest

Pine Glen 50th Anniversary Timeline

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

BHS Graduation

PLEASE HELP CONTINUE THE TRADITION: Will you be a chaperone at the BHS Post Graduation (all-night) Party?  Its tradition for the parents of underclassmen to chaperone the party for our graduating seniors.  We still need chaperones (both men and women) for the early morning shifts onMonday June 10.  We have a few spots open for 2nd shift which is 12 am - 3 am and we have a lot of spots open for 3rd shift which is 3am -5am.   You don't need to have a child in the high school, any adult that does not have a senior at the party is welcome.  This is a great way to "pay it forward."  Help us this year and when your child graduates, the parents of underclassmen will be there for you!  To volunteer, or if you have any questions, please contact Michele Shields or 781-270-5142

First Grade

Today during my walk through I listened in on a "book club" in Mrs. Hayes' first grade classroom. The first graders were discussing a recent book they had read and were talking about inferences they had discovered while reading.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Motion and Phonics

Today during my walk throughs I saw Mrs. Babajtis working on consonant digraphs with her kindergarten students. Mrs. Babajtis was helping her students embed this knowledge into their long term memories by doing physical activity related to the individual phonetic sounds in a word.

Gross motor memory is very strong. This is why people never forget how to ride a bicycle.

Friday, May 10, 2013

PG 5th Graders Share at Edcamp Boston

Cross-posted at the Pine Glen Library & Technology Center blog:
Mrs. D’Elia and I were thrilled to have five of our great fifth graders attend Edcamp Boston this year to share their experiences in 1:1 iPad classrooms. The event was attended by over 200 educators from across New England and New Jersey, and the students spoke before a group of 50 educators who asked them some very tough questions about how they handle working on the iPad and what they liked or didn’t like about it. It was an amazing experience, and they made us incredibly proud. Thank you so much to Ashlyn, Dilan, Judy, Kenan, and Sammy, as well as their parents, for joining us on Saturday! See the Storify below to see pictures of the students in action and the reactions of all of the educators who saw them!

Message from the Y

It's time to celebrate MOM!  On May 11th and 12th Try the Y forFREE.  Come on down and enjoy one of our Group Exercise classes, work out in our Fitness Center and enjoy some of our free Family activities.   

The Y is the perfect place to enjoy some "me time" while the kids learn, swim and play with friends.  Family membership benefits include:

 - FREE babysitting while you work out
 - FREE group exercise
 - Parent's Night Out while we watch the kids
 - FREE get started coaching sessions
 - No Contracts and Satisfaction is Guaranteed!
 - 50% off Y programs

There will be a raffle all weekend long for Moms to enter & win some cool prizes and when you join us over the weekend, wewill WAIVE the joiner fee, a savings of up to $50

You can visit our website at to view additional information on Y membership and programs. Please contact the Membership Sales & Service Team if you have any questions or if you would like to schedule a tour.

We look forward to seeing you over the weekend.

The Membership Sales & Service Team
137 Lexington St., Woburn, MA 01801

The Y:  We’re for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility

Tuesday, May 7, 2013


Pine Glen
Children who will be entering Kindergarten this fall are invited to join the monthly Pre-K socials being organized by Mother-to-Mother.  You do not need to be a member of Mother-to-Mother to participate.  The first social will be held on Sunday, May 19th from 3 to 4 pm at the Pine Glen school playground.  Please email Sharleen Davis at to RSVP.

Congratulations to Mrs. Lynch!

I would like to congratulate Mrs. Lynch.  Mrs. Lynch last night was awarded the Exemplary Science Teacher Award by the North Shore Science Supervisor's Association.   Wendy Pavlicek, (Burlington Science Center Director), Sean Musselman (Burlington Science Center Science Specialist),  John Papadonis (Retired Burlington Science Center Director), and I attended the ceremony and saw Mrs. Lynch receive her award.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Camp Bournedale


Dear Parents of soon to be fifth graders,

The time is fast approaching for our annual fifth grade trip to Camp Bournedale.

The dates for the trip are Wednesday and Thursday, September 18th
and 19th. The trip will last two days and one night. This optional, yet highly
recommended and popular trip is a great way to kick off the school year!

A parent information meeting will be held at the Francis Wyman School Auditorium
on Monday, May 13th at 6:00 pm. At this meeting Darin Fabrizio, Bournedale Camp
Director, will be showing a PowerPoint presentation discussing the educational
programs and facilities provided to all students who attend Camp Bournedale.
Darin will answer any questions that you may have. Teachers will also be there to
answer any questions you may have.

The cost of the trip (including transportation) is $ 165.00 per child.
If you would like your child to attend, please return the signed permission slip by
Thursday, May 30th, 2013 along with a check for $165.00.
Checks should be made payable to Burlington Public Schools - Camp Bournedale.

Due to the timing of the trip in September we are requiring full payment this
spring.  If you absolutely need a refund in the fall (child illness, family emergency,
etc.) it will be granted.

If you are interested in being a chaperone, please complete and return the
chaperone request form.

We look forward to an exciting, educational experience with your child. Please feel
free to contact Mrs. Fitzpatrick by e-mail or call 781-
273-7041 with any questions or concerns. Camp and program information can also
be found on Camp Bournedale’s web site

Thank you,
Mrs. Fitzpatrick

Looking for Video

Hello Pine Glen Community, 

We were unable to get video of the concert on Wednesday.  For some reason, the camera did not record anything.  We would be very grateful if families would be willing to share their videos with us so that we can archive the performance.  If you would like to share, please email Mrs. Agati (

Thank you for your assistance!

Mr. Lyons

Art's Night (May 1, 2013)

I would like to complement all the students and staff for an incredible Art's Night.  Below are some pictures from the event.