Saturday, October 31, 2015


On Friday we had an all school assembly and sang many "spooky" songs. It was a lot of fun!

Friday, October 30, 2015

4th Grade Rocket Day 2015

Fourth grade students learned about gravity, thrust and force during Rocket Day today. Ms. Pavilcek and Mr. Musselman from the Burlington Science Center work with the fourth grade on this project. The fourth grade students and their teachers had a "blast" launching their rockets!

Rocket Launch 2015

Ms. Pavilcek and the Rocket Car!

Students Writing on Desks

Students in Mrs. Fitzpatrick's fifth grade math class today were writing on their desks. These erasable desk markers are a great way to increase the visual field when students are learning division.

Grade 1 Fall Festival

First grade had their Fall Festival today. The students loved creating different expressions of the fall season.


Mrs. Hoyt's kindergarten class made a witch's brew this morning using the phonetic sounds of letters for the ingredients.

Bat Hats

Mrs. Parnell's kindergarten class made some fantastic bat hats. We also noticed that Mrs. Parnell, Mrs. Ardizzoni, and Mr. Lyons were all wearing orange for some reason.

Mrs. Agati and Ms. Fallon

We are all wondering were our music teacher Mrs. Agati and art teacher Ms. Fallon could be?


Ms. Zanotti and Mr. Lyons had an assembly yesterday with all the the different grades about being Appropriate, Safe and Kind (ASK) in school. Ms. Pavlicek, from the Burlington Science Center, joined the assembly with an owl named Scout who literally does "hoot." When staff see students displaying behaviors that are Appropriate, Safe and Kind, they will recognize these positive behaviors with a Hoot Card. The area outside the conference room, the "Owl's Nest," will display the number of Hoot cards the different grades received to recognize their positive behaviors. We are very excited to promote and recognize the many positive behaviors at Pine Glen Elementary School.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

BHS Music Boosters - Gala Concert & Silent Auction

Tickets are on sale NOW!!

If you would like your $10 ticket cost to go to a certain BHS Marching Band (band, dance, guard) member to reduce the cost of their Disney trip, be sure to mention their name.

List of AWESOME Auction Items to follow soon ... 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

10 Frames

Kindergarten students in Mrs. Parnell's room were learning about 10 Frames today in math class.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Note From the Principal

In the movie "Back to the Future Part II," the main character Marty McFly travels to October 21, 2015, to save his children, who are not yet born.  The media has recently featured several pieces comparing and contrasting what that date looked like in the movie and what we see today.  While watching a news story, I was reminded of my favorite part of the movie.  It is a line from the character Doc Brown.  Doc Brown, played by Christopher Lloyd states, "Your future hasn't been written yet.  No one's has.  Your future is whatever you make it, so make it a good one."   

Recently, 1,500 top CEO's were asked what is the number one quality they look for in future employees.  Overwhelming,  all the CEO's responded back that it was creativity.  A lot of the CEO's and scholars have said that there are problems today that we have never had to solve before in history and future problems will present the same or greater challenges.   What will untimely be the deciding factor will be people's level of creativity in arriving at solutions.   

I constantly ask what can I do to help my two daughters and the students at Pine Glen make a good future.  In addition, to being appropriate, safe, and kind a fourth component came to me when I thought about Back to the Future 2 and that is creativity.   The other day when my daughter in second grade took apart her Lego version of Elsa's Castle I was excited.  I thought, "She isn't taking it apart, she was creating something new". I can't wait to see what she makes from it.  Let's all work together to promote creativity in our children and like Doc Brown help them make their their future a good one.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Halloween Dance & Haunted House 2015

Thank you very much to all the volunteers and the PTO for putting on a great Halloween Dance and Haunted House! The students had a great time!

Halloween Dance & Haunted House 2015

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Flu Vaccination Clinics


Three more "by appointment" flu vaccination clinics have been added for children only (18 and under):

Tues Oct 27  2-4pm
Wed Oct 28   4-6pm
Thurs Oct 29  2-4pm

Clinics will be held at 61 Center Street, Nurse's Office 2nd floor. Call 781-270-1955 to make an appointment.


Students used different instruments in music class today with Mrs. Agati. The students greatly enjoyed the instruments accompanying their singing.

Grade 5 Math

Today I had a blast listening to students in fifth grade during math. In the following pictures, Mrs. Fitzpatrick is showing the differences between and area model and the traditional algorithm when solving a math problem. In the other two pictures, Ms. Lane is having her students share how they used the distributive property to solve problems. The rich math vocabulary used by the students and their reasoning was really great to watch.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Pumpkin Patch

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

BHS Boosters Fundraiser - Super Bingo!

Join the BHS Athletic Boosters at our Fall fundraising event: 
                              Super Bingo!

               Saturday November 7th, 2015 6:30 pm:

Come play for a chance to win some fabulous prizes:
Keurig 2.0 brewer ($150 value)
Chipotle buffet for 25 people
Kings pizza, bowling
3 yards of mulch delivered in Burlington by Jimmy Martin (value approx $150)
Tavern in the Square $100 gift certificate
Seasons 52 $100 gift certificate
and more!

We're expecting a full house, we encourage you to gather 10 people and reserve a table to be sure you get in!

This new event is the Athletic Boosters Club's fall fundraiser (replacing the annual craft fair).   
Help the BHS Athletic Boosters continue to support all BHS athletic programs.
We hope to see you there!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Guided Reading

Ms. Merlino is in this picture is working with a guided reading group. I love listening in on the discussions and questions that happen during guided reading at all the grade levels.

Pine Glen Bus Schedule Changes

Please note that our Pine Glen bus schedule has had a slight change regarding bus 10 and bus 12. Two stops: Lantern Lane and Lantern & Ledgewood have moved from bus 10 to bus 12.  The current Pine Glen bus schedule can be seen below and at the tab above.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Burlington Fire Department - Open House Saturday, October 10th

The Burlington Fire Department will be hosting an Open House on:
Saturday, October 10th, from 10am-1pm 
at Burlington Fire Headquarters

Scheduled activities will include:
                                         Interactive Hose Stream Demonstrations
                                         Vehicle Extrication
                                         Search and Rescue Exercises
                                         Interactive Demonstrations using our “Hazard House”
                                         Blood Pressure Screenings
                                         Boston Medflight Ambulance and Crew

Stop by with the entire family to meet the firefighters and learn more about your local fire department.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

BHS Robotics Club Fundraiser

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Elaine Babajtis' Retirement Celebration


Mrs. DeMartinis was teaching her first grade students the song Five Little Pumpkins today. The students enjoyed acting out the different parts of the song.