A terrific tool to organize these photos is Dropbox. Dropbox can be found in an app version. It helps organize photos by date and the user can create multiple files within it. In addition, the photos and albums in it are accessible from any device. Another great organizational tool is Google Drive. A recent article from CNET OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive and Box: Which cloud storage service is right for you? discusses some of the some of these tools.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
The PTO sponsors the creation of a Fifth Grade Yearbook that is typically presented to students after the Moving Up Ceremony in June. Parents on the Yearbook Committee find acquiring pictures of students from prior years to be time consuming because parents or guardians have to look through a lot of photos. The Yearbook Committee has asked me to please ask parents to save pictures over the years in a file so they are easy to find when students are in fifth grade. Examples of pictures to save would be from concerts, field day, field trips, and grade specific events such as fourth grade’s Rocket Day. A Photo Parent would be an individual who saved these photos over the years to share when his or her child was in fifth grade for the yearbook. Any parent of a student at any grade can be a Photo Parent.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Burlington's First Annual Bowl-a-thon at Kings Burlington will be onmorning , . $15 per person (for ages 3+) and bring the littler ones (0-2) at no extra charge. This is an ALL AGES family event. "GUTTER BUMPERS" are available so even the young ones will have a blast bowling! There will be plenty of carnival style activities for everyone to enjoy before or after their turn on the lanes at no extra charge.
The $15 for admission gets you 2 strings of bowling, shoe rental, food, beverages, carnival activities, and entry into the door prize (Kings Gift Certificate).
We are also selling tickets for a Grand Raffle ($10 for one ticket and $20 for three tickets). [1st Prize - iRobot Roomba Vacuum : 2nd Prize - Kings Bowling Party for 10 people : 3rd Prize - Cases-Cases Inc. BackYard Campfire Basket].
You do not need to attend the bowl-a-thon to win the Grand Raffle, so it is a great way to support the cause if you cannot make it on the 4th.
To purchase admission tickets, grand raffle tickets or for more information, visit our website at www.burlingtonbowlathon.com
All proceeds benefit the Adopt-a-Class 2027 Program
Posted by Michelle Ardizzoni at 12:07 PM
"Did you miss it? Don't worry. Parent Open House Registration night for Cub Scouts will be Wednesday 09-30-15 from 6:30pm - 7:30pm in the Fox Hill School lobby. Come and see more information and to sign your son(s) up for Cub Scouts. This program is available for boys in grades 1 through 5. Please contact Monique or Kim for further information or questions.
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Posted by Michelle Ardizzoni at 11:24 AM
Burlington Public Schools
Pine Glen Elementary School
John Lyons, Principal
1 Pine Glen Way
Burlington, MA 01803
September 17, 2015
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Our goal throughout the year is to provide your child with specific support in curriculum areas where he/she needs it. Soon we will begin our tiered literacy and in some grades tiered math instruction. This is done to create educational groupings to work on specific skills and is often referred to as RTI (Response to Intervention) or MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Supports). In order for each student to receive tailored instruction, he/she may experience different classroom teachers throughout the school year. The classroom teacher may be different for reading and/or math instruction. In addition, specialists and RTI tutors may be in students classrooms throughout the day.
We will target instruction and provide specific interventions in areas where students need it. Assessments and progress monitoring help teachers and specialists determine which skills to address within the classroom. We also use this information to provide interventions as extra support in addition to the core curriculum in literacy and math. These intervention/skill development groups take place during our daily thirty minute Intervention/Extension Block and may change frequently throughout the year. Instruction during the Intervention/Extension Block might be provided by the classroom teacher, specialist or RTI tutor.
Grade level teams work closely with one another, specialists and myself to examine your child’s progress and skill development. We refer to the practice of having changing classroom tiers and skill intervention groups as flexible grouping. If you have any questions regarding your child, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s homeroom teacher. Also, please feel free to email me if you have any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org) regarding this process.
John Lyons, M.S. Ed.
Pine Glen Elementary
Friday, September 18, 2015
It was wonderful to see everyone at Back to School Night this week. I would like to thank Steve Cross (School Resource Officer- Burlington Police), Kelly Kasparian (parent), Dawn Thyne-Naddaff (parent), Sarah Visocchi (grade 4 teacher), and Lauren Zanotti (Guidance Counselor) for volunteering their time to be on the School Council with me this year. The School Council meets regularly throughout the school year.
We are so fortunate at Pine Glen to have amazing resources like a reading specialist and such talented professionals like Mrs. Salvador working with our students.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Posted by Michelle Ardizzoni at 8:38 AM
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Back to School Night for Grown-Ups is scheduled for this Wednesday, September 16th 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 to parents in order that they can enter and exit the building through the cafe. At 6:15 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. Parents are welcome to attend either session.
This is a great evening when teachers and parents can discuss expectations, curriculum, classroom procedures and establish a partnerships between home and school. We regret that we are unable to provide child care. We appreciate parents making arrangements for the care of their children in order to attend this important evening.
Friday, September 11, 2015
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
This allows us to asses student's skills and focus our instruction. We also learn which students will benefit from interventions to improve skills. I often think of it like a pediatrician taking the temperature of 289 children at the same time.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
All parent volunteers are required to have an updated CORI form on file at Central Office and also attend a Principal’s Confidentiality Meeting to be eligible to chaperone field trips and volunteer.
Volunteers are expected to attend a Confidentiality Meeting hosted by the principal. These meetings will be held periodically throughout the year. This orientation will review expectations and confidentiality. All schools need to maintain strict confidentiality of all student information. It is a privilege to be a volunteer and any breach of confidentiality will result in a discontinuation of volunteer services. If you have already attended a Confidentiality Meeting and it is on record at the school, you do not need to attend another.
All parent volunteers are required to have an updated CORI form on file at the central office to be eligible to volunteer at school.
I will be hosting a Confidentiality Meetings on the 14th, 15th and 18th of September at 8:40 am.