Friday, January 30, 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015

Snow Day Science

Grade 1 Field Trip

On Friday I had the opportunity to accompany the first graders on their field trip to Legoland Discovery Center. The students enjoyed the opportunity to be creative and expand their imaginations.

Water Wheels

3rd grade students tested their water wheels on Friday. Students were looking to see how many rotations the wheel would make with their first design.

Message from PAC


Join the PAC for an informational presentation on
Thursday, January 29, 2015
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
MSMS Library
Is your child struggling to acquire reading skills? Does it seem to take extra time to formulate spoken or written ideas? Is your child frustrated with all aspects of school? Presenter Stephanie Spadorcia will help us learn more about the needs of the struggling reader and how literacy skills can be improved for all children. 
If you have any questions please contact us at
*Doors open at 6:30, presentation begins at 7:00

Reblogged from Superintendent's Blog

“Weather or Not” – Week of January 25, 2015

I am hearing the same weather forecast as everyone else. It appears that we could be hit with some significant snow Monday through Wednesday. If everything unfolds as predicted, I am hoping to get the school day in on Monday. Please have back-up childcare plans for Monday afternoon, Tuesday and possibly Wednesday – depending on the clean-up.
Everyone will receive a telephone message with the final decisions, but I wanted to share my early thoughts given the information I am reading.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Adopt-A-Class 2021

YARD SALE FOR EDUCATION - The Adopt-A-Class 2021 (current 6th Graders) will be hosting a Yard Sale for Education on February 7, 2015 at the Marshall Simonds Middle School in Burlington from 9AM to 2PM.  Rid yourself of items taking up space, and make some money while helping support our local students! Table space is on sale now at a rate of $25.00 for 5' 30". For more information or to purchase a table, please conact: Janice Leucke 781-589-8334 or

Water Wheels

Third graders are studying the Design Engineering Process to make water wheels. This cross-curriculum lesson covers social studies and science. Students are learning about the science behind the Lowell Mills. This is an exciting, fun and engaging way to study the Industrial Revolution.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Cold Weather and Clothing

We have had very cold temperatures as we begin 2015. Please make sure students have a warm coat and and proper clothing to stay warm for outdoor recess. If students would like to wear sweatshirts, they should also bring a coat to wear over them in order to keep warm at recess.

Pine Glen Student Handbook 2014-2015 (pg. 11)

Outdoor Recess

On most days except on days of inclement weather or when the temperature is below 20 degrees Fahrenheit, students go outside to play and enjoy the outdoors.  If there is medical documentation that your child  cannot go out on cold days, a note from the pediatrician is necessary in order for your child to remain indoors.  If your child is well enough to come to school, they are well enough to go outside during recess.  It is very important that students come to school with proper outdoor attire, such as jackets, hats, and gloves in order for them to be safe and comfortable during recess.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Pajama Day Fundraiser on Friday, January 16, 2015

On Friday, January 16th, Student Council will be hosting a Pajama Day for Pillow Pets.  Here is more information, taken from Mrs. Sarah Visocchi's blog:

I have run the past 3 Boston Marathons for Massachusetts General Hospital to raise funds in the fight against pediatric cancer. This year the Student Council is helping to give back by hosting a Pajama Day for Pillow Pets on Friday, January 16th.  Please consider helping this cause by donating at least $1 on or before Friday of next week. 

During February vacation I will bring the Pillow Pets that we are able to purchase with the pajama day funds to Mass. General and give them to the children that our marathon team runs for.  Trust me, the smiles are HUGE when the kids see the pets!  These Pillow Pets are comfortable and provide a sense of home to kids who spend a considerable amount of time in the hospital.  We appreciate your support!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Lexington Symphony

Members of the Lexington Symphony visited third graders at Pine Glen today. They discussed the many instruments used in a full orchestra.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Third Grade Authors

Megan Carney, our school librarian, is reading a book written by a third grade author at Pine Glen.

Students in Mrs. Lynch Classroom wrote books using their iPads and the Book Creator App. The books were printed, published and put in the library for circulation. They are available for other students to read in the library.

Monday, January 5, 2015

BECC Open House for the 2015-2016 School Year

The Burlington Early Childhood Center (BECC) will be hosting an Open House for new students on Friday, January 23, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The BECC is an integrated public preschool for children ages 3-5. We support children of all abilities in both general education and special education settings.  We also provide support in the areas of speech-language, motor, and social skill development.
Our Open House will provide families with an opportunity to view our programs, meet the teachers, and pickup registration packets to enroll their children for the 2015-2016 school year.  Students must be 3 years old by August 31, 2015 to be considered for enrollment for the fall of 2015.
For more information about registration/Open House, please call 781-270-1808.  For more information about our program, please visit the Burlington Early Childhood Center Website The BECC is located in Burlington High School at 123 Cambridge St.  Our entrance is at the back of the building between the two playgrounds.