Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Turkey Trot & Walkathon 2015

Pine Glen held it's annual Turkey Trot and Walkathon. Students in grades 3, 4 and 5 participated in the Turkey Trot which involved running a loop around the building. Following the Turkey Trot, the entire school walked in a walkathon. This fundraiser was for Pine Glen and The Burlington Food Pantry. In addition, students brought in food to donate to the Burlington Food Pantry. Thank you very much to the PTO for sponsoring this event. All the students had a great time!

Turkey Trot & Walkathon 2015

Turkey Trot & Walkathon 2015

Turkey Trot & Walkathon 2015

Turkey Trot & Walkathon 2015

Turkey Trot & Walkathon 2015

Turkey Trot 2015

Burlington Food Pantry & Turkey Trot

In the spirit of helping others, students brought in food today that will be donated to the Burlington Food Pantry.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Babysitting Event - Friday, December 4th


I would like to congratulate Alexis Lambros, Erin Shortell, Skyla Doyle, Chloe Flaherty, Grace Shanahan, Mia Grinnell, Celia McCarthy and Nicole Mattson for all running a 5k this weekend! The girls trained in a program called Fit Girls for 8 weeks with a coach. Ms. Zanotti was instrumental in organizing this great program.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, I would like to thank all of the Pine Glen parents for everything you do on a daily basis that allow our children to make growth and progress.  Thank you for sending your children to school eager to learn and for the time you spend encouraging them, caring for them and supporting them.  Thank you also to all the staff at Pine Glen for providing a safe, kind and creative environment for students to develop a lifelong love of learning.

Please enjoy the football game, holiday run, card-game, parade, skiing or other traditions your family celebrate this Thanksgiving weekend.    I hope everyone in our Pine Glen Community has Happy Thanksgiving and enjoys this time with family and friends.  

Friday, November 20, 2015

Pine Glen Book Fair Is Coming!

Join us for our Scholastic Book Fair, which will be taking place from November 30th-December 4th! Here is some important information to remember as we get ready for the fair.

Our class schedule for the week is attached below. Regular library classes have been cancelled so that our students may come to fair to browse and purchase.

Fliers will be sent home this week so that students may begin to preview the books available at the fair. Please note that all purchases at the fair are subject to the 6.25% Massachusetts sales tax, so please be sure to send your student with enough money to cover the tax in addition to the price of the books they purchase. Wish lists will be available for students to record the books they would like to purchase. They are encouraged make lists and to take these lists home to discuss with their families before they buy their books.

As always, there is no obligation to purchase anything at the book fair. Proceeds from the fair benefit the Pine Glen Library and help us purchase new, exciting, educational materials! Thanks as always for your support. If you have any questions, please contact Miss Carney at (781) 221-7798 or

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The Massachusetts Sales Tax Chart

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Kelly Boswell

Author and educational consultant, Kelly Boswell, collaborated and shared great pedagogical practices related to writing with fourth grade teachers as well as first year teachers yesterday. Staff had an opportunity to discuss nonfiction writing and written expression in general with Kelly. In addition, Kelly also modeled a lesson on teaching fourth graders how to do research to be included in their writing. Students, staff and I all greatly enjoyed this professional development.

Monday, November 16, 2015

21st Century Parenting: Closing the Digital Divide

Burlington PAC presents
Tuesday, November 17th
7:00 PM at the Marion Tavern
Presented by Jenn Scheffer

Do you feel as though you're struggling to stay ahead of the technology curve?
In this session, designed for parents of k-12 students, you will learn about the latest technology tools your child may be using.
You'll walk away understanding how to guide and support your child in today's digital world.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

2015 BEF Fall Raffle

The Ned Show

Hi Pine Glen Families!

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We were lucky enough to have a school-wide assembly today put on by the NED show. The NED show is a character education program that emphasizes the message of N-Never Give up, E-Encourage Others and D-Do your best so we can be champions in school and in life. The show’s message was taught through storytelling and yo-yo tricks. The show was free to the school and is funded through a pay-it-forward program of selling yo-yos after the show. If we are able to sell the yo-yos at Pine Glen, we can pay it forward for the NED show to go to another school for free. If interested, they left me a number of yo-yos to sell: The Ned Yo ($8), Boomerang ($10) and the Cosmic Spin ($15). Please note: It is NOT required for your child to buy a yo-yo. You may buy one if interested!

For the following dates, I will have yo-yos for sale right before dismissal at the end of the day. You can send cash or a check made out to Pine Glen School to pay for the purchase. Please bring in the exact amount for the yo-yo your child may want to purchase.

Thursday 11/5
Friday 11/6
Monday 11/9
Thursday 11/12
Friday 11/13

Any questions? Contact me at Thank you!

Lauren Zanotti

Free Skating Pass for Students GrK - 8

BHS Music Boosters Gala Concert & Silent Auction

BHS Music Boosters Gala Concert & Silent Auction 

Fogelberg Performing Arts Center at BHS on Sunday, November 8th.

A lot of items up for bid.  Auction Doors Open at 1:00 pm

Disney Themed Concert starts at 2:00 pm

Children encouraged to dress up as favorite Disney character and join in on the fun!

The Auction continues during the 45 minute intermission with a dessert reception to enjoy!!!

Tickets to the Event ... Call 781-A-FUN-TIC or at the Door

Auction Items Preview:

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The NED Show

We had an all school assembly today called the Ned Show. NED is an acronym for Never give up, Encourage others, and Do your best. The program was designed to promote kindness and excellence at school. Students really enjoyed the performance.