Thursday, May 29, 2014

CSA Farm Share

Looking for locally-grown, ethically-raised, delicious food in Burlington?  Order and pick up a CSA farm share at the Presbyterian Church in Burlington, 335 Cambridge Street, Burlington, MA.  The church is distributing sustainably-raised eggs, meat, vegetables, and fruit from 3 local farms Monday afternoons this year.  Contact the church to order a weekly dozen or half dozen eggs from Clark Farm of Carlisle. to order weekly fruits and/or vegetables from Farmer Dave’s of Dracut.  Visit to order monthly meat shares from Lilac Hedge Farm of Berlin, MA.  Contact the church with questions.  Hope to see you there!

Cradles to Crayons

Burlington Public Schools are collecting gently-used clothing and sneakers in support of local children in-need!

Cradles to Crayons provides essential items to children living in low-income or homeless situations in Massachusetts. We do this by collecting new and gently-used items from local families and redistributing them to children in-need of everyday essentials.

Before leaving for summer vacation, please consider cleaning out your closets and dropping off your gently used children’s items in a toter in the lobby at any of the Elementary schools: Fox Hill, Francis Wyman, Memorial or Pine Glen from June 2-20th.
We are especially in need of:
        Boys clothing sizes 2T - 18/20 (especially tops)
        Girls clothing sizes 24 months – 18/20 (especially tops)
        Sneakers (up to adult size 10)
Because of our unique model, items donated to Cradles to Crayons are distributed directly to local children in-need. By donating clothing and sneakers you no longer want or need, you can help make a difference in the life of a child in need, and help Cradles to Crayons provide local kids with quality items, free of charge, that will help them thrive – at home at school and at play.

For more information on Cradles to Crayons and how to get involved,  For questions, please call Nancy Kiehl 781-307-7486

PG Violin Concert a week away!

Please join us on Thursday, June 5 at 9AM in the Pine Glen Cafe for the first ever 3rd Grade Violin Concert! The third graders have worked very hard, and are excited to perform.  Look forward to classics like “Twinkle, Twinkle” and “Bile Em Cabbage Down!” See you there!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Summer Reading Anywhere with BrainHive, eBooks On Demand

Don't let the Summer Slide happen!

Research shows that students who continue to read for fun over the summer don't lose the skills they gained in school before summer break. But it's not always easy to get to a library or a bookstore over the summer when you are vacationing or playing at the beach!
With the extremely generous help of the Pine Glen PTO, Pine Glen students have thousands of ebooks available to them all summer long through our subscription to BrainHive, eBooks On Demand!
Fourth and Fifth grade students have learned how to access BrainHive on their iPads but you can also use the Android app or the web version.
Accounts for 2nd and 3rd graders are coming soon!
To find out more about how to borrow books on BrainHive over the summer, see the flyer below.

Thank You Pine Glen PTO!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Message from Relay For Life

Please show your support for Relay For Life team- "Marty's Angels"
by attending Orange Leaf on on May 27 !  Marty is a five year old boy
who had battled leukemia for three years and is now cancer free!
Come celebrate Marty's life with our team!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Message from Mother-to-Mother

 Kindergarten Pine Glen Socials

Children who will be entering Kindergarten this fall are invited to join the monthly Pre-K socials being organized by Mother-to-Mother and the Pine Glen PTO.  Join us for a laid-back, friendly play-date at the Pine Glen school playground. This is a great way for kids (and parents) to get to know each other and the school environment.  We will have one social a month until school starts.  Our next social will be held on Sunday, June 1st from 4 to 5 pm at the Pine Glen school playground.  Siblings are welcome.

If you are interesting in joining our email list, please send an email to Caroline Taitelbaum at your name and the name of your child who will be entering kindergarten. By signing up, you will receive any notices due to weather cancellations and emails regarding future month socials.
We hope you can join us!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Cub Scouts

Calling ALL Boys. Join Pack 105 on Wednesday May 21 630 to 730pm to learn more about Cub Scouts. Come and see what scouts it all about. Enjoy some ice cream too!


My name is Brittany Murphy and I am the AmeriCorps member for Social Capital Inc. in Woburn. We are hosting an event with the YMCA International Learning Center called WorldFest. WorldFest is a free multicultural celebration that encourages individuals to share their culture with the community. There will be children's activities, performances, food, and much more. This event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 18 at the Woburn Public Library located at 45 Pleasant Street in Woburn from 2-5 pm. If you could share this event with your school community it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you and have a nice day! 

Kind Regards, 
Brittany Murphy

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Arts and Technology Night 2014

Congratulations to all the 4th and 5th graders on their excellent performances last night!

All the students did amazing art work! It was great to have QR Codes to scan and read the student's descriptions of their work.

I would like to extend a big thank you to the Town of Burlington for supporting the Arts and Technology at Pine Glen Elementary School. It is because of your support we can have performances like last night and incredible teachers like Ms. Fallon (art), Mrs. Agati (music), Ms. Berger (music/violin), Mr. Napierkowski (music/instruments), Mr. Callahan (instructional technology), and Mrs. D'Elia (library/media science) to teach our students.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Future Kindergarten Students

May 5, 2014

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s),

The Pine Glen School Community is looking forward to meeting you and your child.  In an effort to make a smooth transition to kindergarten, we are inviting you to come to our “Story Time/Meet and Greet” on Tuesday, May 13th from 1:00-2:00.   Please go to the cafetorium where I will greet you and introduce you to our kindergarten staff and our librarian, Mrs. Delia.   She will read a story and there were will be stations for you and your child to visit.  Here you will have the opportunity to explore kindergarten manipulative's, as well as interact with the other children, teachers and Pine Glen Staff.

Please remember our Kindergarten screening  is June 2nd through June 4th. If you forgot your designated time, please contact Alexis Dwyer at 781-270-1715 to confirm.
In August you will receive an orientation letter inviting you back to visit your child’s assigned classroom on Thursday, September 4th.
This is a special time for you and your child.  We look forward to your family becoming a part of our Pine Glen Community.  We are excited about seeing you at our “Story Time/Meet and Greet”.


John Lyons

Pine Glen School

Message from Mother-to-Mother and the Pine Glen PTO

Kindergarten Social

Children who will be entering Kindergarten in September are invited to join the monthly Pre-K socials being organized by Mother-to-Mother and the Pine Glen PTO.  You do not need to be a member of either organization to participate.  The first social will be held on Sunday, May 4th from 4-5 pm at the Pine Glen school playground.  Siblings are welcome.  

If you would like to be placed on the distribution list for future information regarding the Pre-K socials please email Caroline Taitelbaum at

Arts & Tech Night 2014--Please Read!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Math in 4th and 5th Grade

The following pictures show a student in Mrs. Beaulieu's 5th grade classroom solving a problem on her iPad. The second picture is a student in Ms. Hayes 4th grade classroom using fraction manipulatives. The third picture is a student in Mrs. Finn's 4th grade classroom also using math manipulatives while the electronic text is being displayed on her iPad.


The following pictures show a student in Mrs. Beaulieu's 5th grade classroom solving a problem on her iPad. The second picture is a student in Ms. Hayes 4th grade classroom using fraction manipulatives. The third picture is a student in Mrs. Finn's 4th grade classroom also using math manipulatives while the electronic text is being displayed on her iPad.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Congratulations to the Burlington Public Schools' Music Department!

Governor Deval Patrick has recognized the Burlington Public Schools' Music Department with an official Citation.  (see below).  

Congratulations and thank you to all who support the Burlington Public Schools!

Message from Burlington Police Department

BPD radKids Week

The Burlington Police Department will once again be offering the radKIDS 

program this summer to Burlington children ages 8-12. The kids will be in a 

fun and very active program that stresses safety awareness through role-play, 

self-defense and other activities. 

The Burlington Police will incorporate risk awareness skills (strangers, 

public safety etc.) with radKIDS, a program that offers defense against 

abduction. The radKids portion of the class (defense against abduction) is a 

15-hour class to be integrated with safety awareness teachings. 

 Due to a generous grant from Lahey Clinic, classes will be free for all 

attending residents. Donations to the Burlington D.A.R.E. Program are

appreciated. As per the radKIDS organization, each child thereafter will be 

able to re-attend the class on an unlimited basis for free. 

The course will be held at the Memorial Elementary School gymnasium 

Monday – Friday (9am-12noon) July 14-28, July 21-25 and July 28-August 

1. All 5 classes must be attended. Full time Burlington Police officers will 

teach the class. 

Registration forms will be made available at the Burlington Police Web Site: and may be dropped off at the Police Station. Limited space 

available! For questions, call Officers Keith Sheppard or Steve Cross at 

(781) 505-4919 or 781-505-4965.

Technology Survey

The Burlington Technology Advisory Committee has developed a short parent survey for parents. We would appreciate if parents took a few minutes to provide some feedback on our 1:1 Technology Initiative.  Here is the link to the survey.