Thursday, March 31, 2016
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Early College Planning Night Recap- 2016
Early College Planning Night, sponsored by the Burlington High School Guidance Department, was well attended. Parents of students in Kindergarten through 8th grade were present. Jonathan Hughes from MEFA gave a very detailed and informative presentation. Many facets of financial aid were covered. Click here to view a copy of the slides covered that night.
Jonathan discussed the College Navigator Web-Site which gives tuition prices, % of students receiving merit aid and % of students receiving need based aid. We encourage parents to further research this web-site. The other two hot topics of the night were the Massachusetts U Fund 529 Plan and the U Plan Prepaid Tuition Program. One quote that resonated with the audience was " Children are 3 times likelier to enroll in college and 4 times more likelier to graduate if their parents save for them".
For Parents that missed the event it will be televised and streamed on BCAT. Please see BCAT for times.
Posted by Michelle Ardizzoni at 4:04 PM
Burlington Softball still has openings at the Junior level, 1st and 2nd grade girls. We are excited to offer after much success, year 2 of our new format. This format offers an introduction to the game in a fun environment with professional instruction including 1 skills session per week led by Assistant Varsity Coach Bob Mahoney along with team managers and 1 game play per week. Come join us on the field!
Posted by Michelle Ardizzoni at 1:47 PM
Monday, March 28, 2016
Burlington Public Schools will undergo a Coordinated Program Review by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education during the week of April 4, 2016. Please see the Press Release below for further details. Also note it is posted in multiple languages.
Posted by Michelle Ardizzoni at 9:42 AM
Thursday, March 24, 2016
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Monday, March 21, 2016
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Thursday, March 17, 2016
Burlington Police Department
Michael R. Kent, Chief of Police
45 Center St.
Burlington, MA 01803
Burlington Police Investigating Suspicious Vehicle Approaching Children
BURLINGTON -- Chief Michael R. Kent reports that the Burlington Police Department is investigating reports that a suspicious man in a vehicle approached a child near a bus stop.
As a result, Burlington Police are urging residents and parents to be on the lookout for an older model green Cadillac car driven by a white male, likely in his mid-60s.
Yesterday, at approximately , a 6-year-old boy told his mother that he was approached by a man in an "older green car" near the intersection of Gedick and Gibson roads. The man allegedly asked the boy's name and where he lived. The children ran home and told his mother who called Burlington Police.
Police responded to the area and talked to two other children who said that they had seen an older model green Cadillac car, either two or four doors.
A license plate was subsequently called in by an off-duty officer but an investigation determined that this was not the suspect vehicle, and that this vehicle had not been in the area of the incident.
Burlington Police are investigating the incident and have taken the following additional measures:
• Additional patrols around school bus stops indefinitely
• Additional patrols near schools during arrival and dismissal indefinitely
• Messaging to surrounding cities and towns, letting their police departments know about the incident and the suspect vehicle
• Alerting public and media
Additionally, Chief Kent and Superintendent of Schools Eric Conti are encouraging parents to have frank and honest discussions with their children about strangers and safety while walking to and from school or the bus stop.
"The safety of our children priority number one, and we want to get this message out to the public to ensure that people have their eyes open at all times," Chief Kent said. "Anyone who sees anything suspicious is urged to contact Burlington Police right away."
If anyone sees anything suspicious or has any information 781-272-1212. incident, they are urged to contact Burlington Police Youth Services Officer Steve Cross at
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Posted by Michelle Ardizzoni at 10:42 AM
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Teachers from the British International School visited fourth grade classrooms today at Pine Glen Elementary School. Michelle Ardizoni, our technology integration specialist, Mr. Lyons along with the fourth grade students and fourth grade teachers helped to show our guests some of the ways we integrate technology into instruction. Our guests loved seeing how students used Foundational Apps on their iPads to show knowledge, skills and learning.
England has recently adopted a national curriculum for computing or coding beginning in the primary grades.