Monday, March 30, 2015

Pine Glen Carnival

Thank you very much to everyone who volunteered at the Pine Glen Carnival. Your support made this a great community event and terrific fundraiser!

Blue on Thursday

Student Council Presents
“Light It Up Blue Day”
for Autism Awareness
April 2, 2015!  

Please spread the word and wear BLUE to support Autism!.

Autism Speaks Light It Up Blue

Placement Letter April 2015

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Pine Glen Carnival Today

The Pine Glen Carnival started this morning. The raffle prizes are amazing and the games are great!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Pine Glen Carnival Volunteers Needed

Sponsored by the Pine Glen PTO

Please contact Lynn Barnstein:
Sat. March 28th (8:45am -2:30pm)
(please indicate what hours you are available to volunteer)
Please Note: All volunteers adult or students (9th grade or higher) are welcome.
Even if you can only give 1 hour, your help is appreciated!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Notice from the Burlington PAC

Join us for our upcoming presentation:

·         The Importance of Social Skills

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
7:00 p.m.*  - 9:00 p.m.  at Marion Tavern, Burlington Ma
Presented by Dr. Jeff Colucci of The Triumph Center
Please join us to listen in on how Social Skills can help your child and what we can do to help in & out of school. 
The Triumph Center is a child , adolescent, and young adult counseling agency, specializing in developing social skills through activity-based groups and a therapeutic summer camp. For over twenty years, they have also provided traditional counseling services for children, adolescents, young adults and families, as well as special education consultation to schools in the greater Boston and North Shore areas. The doctoral and master’s level professionals on their staff have backgrounds in clinical psychology, social work, counseling, and special education.  
*doors open at 6:30 presentation begins at 7:00

Pine Glen Carnival Saturday!

Come join us this Saturday for the Pine Glen Carnival!!  Festivities start 9am and continue until 2pm

Games!  Inflatables!  Prizes!  Cake Walk!  Raffle!

The RE/MAX balloon will be at the school from 9am - 11am (weather permitting)

Silent Auction - Boston Red Sox Package -- 4 tickets, 5/3, New York Yankees, credentials to batting practice, run the bases, personal visit with Wally the Green Monster and more!!

Class Baskets include --- "Kid Zone", "Family Fun", "Keep Active", "Diva For A Day", "Run & Build", Legos - Boy, Legos - Girl, Lottery Tickets, Fitness, Scooters and much, MUCH more!  Thanks to all classes & teachers that participated! 
For more information check out

Friday, March 20, 2015

Rock Your Socks!

The Student Council raised $382.00 today during the Rock Your Socks fundraiser. Students had on all different kinds of socks to recognize National Down Syndrome Day. The money raised today will be donated to the MDSC in memory of Kyle Gendron.

1st Grade and the Drawing Pad App

First graders used the Drawing Pad App today to create illustrations for their Informative Writing. They are using vocabulary and content from their writing in the illustrations. The first graders are very excited to complete and share their work.

Bridges: Growing Older, Growing Together

BHS Presents "The Music Man"

Join us this Friday as Burlington High School presents, The Music Man, a little slice of Americana.  Opening night THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 20 … on sale now or 781-A-FUN-Tic and in the music office of Burlington High School.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

5th Grade Yearbook Fundraiser

UNO's Pizza Fundraiser!!

 Please use slips that went home with all students and help to support the 5th grade yearbook and maybe a chance for Pine Glen to win the Grand Prize!!

1st prize (the School that raises the most funds): Brightlink Projector worth $4K including installation and training from CCS New England and Epson.

Every school wins, and every school can raise an uncapped amount.

Tickets are valid for in restaurant, lunch, dinner, delivery to businesses in Burlington and our schools and in the bar!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Spirit Day

Students and staff had on green today to show our Pine Glen Pride!

The Music Man

The cast of the Music Man, the Burlington High School Spring Musical, came to visit today. They did a preview of the upcoming play. Included in the cast was Zachary Aloisi, a student at Pine Glen Elementary School.

Monday, March 16, 2015


Third graders recently wrote how to paragraphs. After they wrote their paragraphs, they created avatars using the Tellagami App to tell a synopsis of their writing.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Message From Student Council

Rock Your Socks Day for Down Syndrome!

Please join the Student Council and help bring awareness to National Down Syndrome Day by donating a dollar and wearing your miss-matched, fuzzy, crazy, colorful, favorite socks on Friday March 20, 2015

The money raised will be donated to the MDSC in memory of Kyle Gendron.

Thanks for your support!
Student Council

Message From Student Council

Pine Glen Pride Day

Student council would like to invite the entire Pine Glen school to wear their GREEN on Tuesday March, 17. 2015 to show their PINE GLEN PRIDE! We are super excited to be part of such an amazing community! Join the fun and wear your GREEN!

Thanks for your support!
Student Council

Community Service - More Than Words

MEFA's Early College Planning Seminar for Parents

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Parking Lot

As a result of the snow several places have seen a reduction in the amount of parking spaces.  Pine Glen School is not excluded.   When coming to Pine Glen, please try to park in the parking lot in front of the building entrance.   If all the parking spaces are full and the only spots left are in the parking lot in front of the academic wing, please try to park near the basketball hoops closest to Gardner Way.  It is difficult to have recess if a car is parked in the middle of the play area.  Vehicles can not enter the parking lot in front of the academic wing between 11:00 am-1:15 pm as a result of recesses taking place during these times. 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Fox Hill PTO Presents Paint Night

Fox Hill PTO Presents
Paint Night

Friday, March 20, 6:00PM-11:00PM
Burlington American Legion
$45 per person, (Sorry, adults only)
Come join Fox Hill families for a fun & creative night out in Burlington!
Tickets are $45 per person. Light refreshments, chocolate fountain,  50/50 raffle & cash bar will be available during the event.  
There are two painting sessions to choose from, each with its own unique painting but both guaranteed to lift the winter blues! 
Doors open at 6:00, close at 11:00.
Session 1 (palm tree scene):  6:00PM-8:00PM   •  Session 2 (beach scene):  8:30PM-10:30PM
Due to limited seating, tickets will NOT be sold at the door. 

To select your session and order tickets, please visit
Questions? Please contact us at

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Francis Wyman Family Carnival

Francis Wyman Family Carnival
Saturday, March 14, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Join us for Francis Wyman’s biggest event of the year- rain, snow or shine because all the fun is indoors!
Admission is free! Food, game and raffle tickets will be sold during the carnival. Enjoy a variety of fun activities and of course our famous CAKE WALK- win a cake and vote for your favorite! Be sure to stop by the cafeteria where we’ll be offering plenty of refreshments. Our huge raffle table features a ton of fabulous prizes to win. Don’t miss out on your chance to walk away with one or more of these great prizes!!
For additional information, please contact

Friday, March 6, 2015

Jump Rope

In physical education this month Ms. Govoni's and Mrs. Nicholas' students are participating in the Annual Jump Rope Contest. All the students are wondering if we will have a new record set this year.

Phonics and HD TV

This morning Ms. Mills students were utilizing the HD TV in her room for their phonics listen. In this picture the first graders are practicing the suffix "-ing."


This morning Ms. Fallon had her art students using clay to make cakes. The students worked earnestly taking pride in their work.

Reading Train

Mrs. Potts kindergarten students this morning got on board the reading train. Mrs. Potts has a whistle that sounds like a genuine train whistle blowing in the room. This fun, engaging instruction is a great way to incorporate partner reading. I was so impressed at the great reading and listening displayed by the students.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

All Town Band Concert

A reminder that the All-Town Band Concert is tonight from 5-7pm in the high school gymnasium, all 4th and 5th grade band members will be participating. 

Parent Tech Night: PARCC

The BPS EdTech Team will be hosting a Parent Tech Night on Wednesday, March 18 from 6-8PM at Marshall Simonds Middle School. Join us to learn about the 2015 Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessments for grades 3-8 in Burlington schools. Participants will be able to explore practice tests and experience features of the PARCC TestNav application being used by students during the assessments.
Burlington students in grades 3-8 will be completing the PARCC assessments for English Language Arts and Math during the week of March 23-27. Students will be using their 1:1 iPads for the tests. The BPS EdTech and IT Teams have been preparing student devices and helping to support teachers and students for the upcoming assessments.


Burlington’s Pine Glen Elementary School is hosting its Annual Spring Carnival on March 28th.

The event includes activities, raffles, prizes, games and is great opportunity for families and the community to have fun and support the Pine Glen PTO. 

Sponsored by:  Lahey Clinic & Doctors Express Urgent Care

Stay tuned for more details!!!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center Lecture: The Dilemmas of the Modern Family


Today during morning meeting in Mrs. Fitzpatrick's class, her students took upon character roles of colonists in the Jamestown Colony. This is a great way to ensure students are grasping the content. I was very impressed at the higher order thinking I witnessed in student's questions and answers. I was particularly impressed how students backed up their statements with evidence.


Mrs. Agati joined in playing an instrument with the other fifth grade students while a student conducted the group. The students greatly enjoyed playing a variety of different instruments.