Friday, September 27, 2013
Thursday, September 26, 2013
FANTASTIC PUMPKIN FAIR ... firstname.lastname@example.org. night, at the Fox Hill School. Come join in the fun of our annual fall tradition. Great games, fall crafts, fabulous prizes and a few good scares. The ever popular Haunted Hallway will be sure to fright, along with many old favorites: Moon Bounce, Cake Walk, Pumpkin Painting, Spin Art, Face Painting, Duck Pond, Pizza, Hot Dogs, Cupcake Decorating, Popcorn, Cotton Candy, Raffles, plus lots more games and activities. Admission is free; tickets for each activity/game can be purchased at the door. Open to the public. For additional information, contact Julie Quinn at
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Apple recently released a major update for the iPad's software. Over at the Pine Glen LTC blog I've posted a guide that shows how to update your iPad (or iPhone or iPod Touch) to the newest version of iOS so you can run all of the latest apps. The guide is somewhat specific to BPS devices, but can still be a good guide to getting your home devices changed over.
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The PTO blog now has a Paypal account on the page Pine Glen PTO Blog (The first meeting is tomorrow night at 7:00). Parents can go to the Pine Glen PTO Blog and make a tax deductible donation via Paypal for $20 per family and join the PTO. This new convenience allows families a check free to join the PTO and an easy way to print the tax deductible form after. I used this service to join the PTO this year. The process was super easy and took me only 2 minutes.
New Information Series for Parents of Young Learners
Welcome to the Burlington Public Schools Early Childhood Information Series! We are excited for the opportunity to share information about early childhood development with you. Our hope is that the sessions provide you with useful tools to understand the development of your child. Here are the dates and proposed topics of each session:
- Life Skills and Social Thinking Curricula
- Opening the World of Learning (OWL) Curriculum
- Morning and Nighttime Routines in the Home
- Fine and Gross Motor Activities
- Reading to Your Child and Homework Routines
- Transitions to New Buildings and Classrooms
- Technology for Early Learners
- Fun Activities for the Summer
The sessions will be held in the School Committee Room, housed in Burlington High School. Each session will begin promptly at , and will last approximately 1 hour. We will also be available for questions after each session. In order to ensure that the Information Series is useful to you, we ask that you please complete a brief survey. This will help us better understand your family’s needs, and tailor the information sessions to topics that are relevant to you. Please click on the link below to access the survey:
If you have specific questions pertaining to the the Information Series, please feel free to email Naomi Abelson and Tiffany D'Abbraccio at email@example.com. You can also access useful information regarding the series by visiting the BECC Information Series blog at beccinformationseries.
blogspot.com. We look forward to seeing you on !
Tiffany D’Abbraccio, M.S.Ed., Special Education Teacher
Naomi Abelson, Behavior Specialist
The Burlington Public Schools EdTech Team will be hosting a Parent Technology Night onat Marshall Simonds Middle School. Please join us for information about the BPS elementary school 1:1 iPad program. The session will provide an opportunity to learn about the iPad initiative at grades 1, 4, and 5 this school year. Our team will discuss Foundational Apps, student access to devices, student responsibility, and digital workflow.
Time during every Parent Tech Night session is also dedicated to technology related questions and support.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Monday, September 16, 2013
Parents and students can go to our website (www.isi1959.com/student_
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Friday, September 13, 2013
The Burlington High School Athletic Boosters Club will host their annual Craft Fair, . The fair will be at the BHS cafeterias from 10 - 3.
This year, 100 crafters will offer lovely jewelry, holiday items, doll clothes, home decorations, cards, books, and more. Our new cafe section will feature unique sauces, jellies, chocolates, and other gourmet items.
Our bake sale table will feature delicious snacks. Enter the HUGE raffle including a wide variety of our crafters creations. Enjoy lunch at our concession stand and dining area.
Visitors are encourage to park in the Student Lot and ride the shuttle to the cafeteria-
Admission is only $2, and includes a FREE raffle ticket. BHS is handicapped accessible.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Recently, more than 40 states in the United States have developed and adopted a
common set of academic standards in mathematics. These standards, called the
Common Core State Standards were developed in collaboration with teachers, school
administrators, and mathematics and education experts under the auspices of the
bipartisan National Governors’ Association and the Council for Chief State School
These standards will serve as important benchmarks to ensure that all students are
receiving high quality education and are well prepared for success in postsecondary
education and the workforce. Students will be assessed on a regular basis throughout
their school career to monitor their progress towards meeting these benchmarks.
As individual states have adopted these new standards, they have committed to a
shared grade-by-grade sequence of topics to be taught. For many states, this requires
a shift in the instructional materials used, to match both the content skills and the
mathematical understandings contained in the Common Core State Standards.
Your child’s school is using enVisionMATH® Common Core edition ©2012 as their math
program. This program was specially developed to provide comprehensive coverage
of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Take a look through your
child’s math textbook/workbook and you’ll notice that each lesson specifically targets
one or more of the content standards (shown just below the lesson number).
You’ll also notice that many of the exercises in the lessons have a red logo next to
them. These exercises highlight opportunities for your child to develop particular
mathematical skills and habits of mind that are part of the Common Core State
Standards. Called Standards for Mathematical Practices, these standards describe
practices and abilities of very good math thinkers. You can help your child develop
these abilities by encouraging them to think about the questions found on the back of
Pearson is committed to providing quality instructional materials that can help all
students achieve mastery of the Common Core State Standards and be well prepared
for success after high school. We hope that your child has a successful and rewarding
year in the study of mathematics!
Save the date- We will be having a presentation for parents on October 23rd about
enVisionMATH® Common Core edition ©2012. Time and location TBD.
Pine Glen Open House will be on September 17, from 6:00 to 7:30. The night will begin in the cafeteria at 6:00 with opening remarks from the principal. We will leave the back doors of the cafeteria open so parents can enter and exit the building through the cafe. At 6:10 parents are free to proceed to classrooms. We will continue to have two informational sessions. The first session will be held from 6:15-6:45. The second session will run from 6:55-7:25. You are welcome to attend either session. This is a parent informational night.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Today Pine Glen Elementary School had our Heroes Assembly. On this day every year we say a big thank you to the Burlington Fire and Police Departments and the brave men and women in the Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy who keep us safe. We also take time to remember Thomas McGuinness, a former Pine Glen Student and Lt. Commander in the Navy, who our Pine Glen community lost on September 11, 2001. I would like to thank the McGuinness Family for attending our school assembly and all the men and women who keep our community safe.