Friday, April 29, 2016

Student of the Week

Student of the Week: Grace Shanahan

Congratulations to Grace Shanahan for being our Student of the Week. Grace has done great work showing appropriate, safe and kind behavior (ASK). Thank you for being a role model Grace!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

BEF Spring Grand Raffle

Grand Prize – The Capital Grille: The Capital Grille Burlington Experience             ($2,000 value)
2nd Prize – Kings: “King Pin Party” Private Bowling Party & Food for 40 people ($1,900 value)
3rd Prize – The Bancroft: Private Dinning 4-Course Dinner & Wine Pairing for 10 ($1,600 value)
4th Prize – Seasons 52: Chef’s Table 7-Course Private Room Dinner for 10 ($1,000 value)
5th Prize – Burtons Grill: Chef Guided 5-Course Wine Pairing Dinner for 8 ($550 value)
*** Enter to win! Take a chance to support the BEF ***
Raffle tickets can be purchased online through our secure donation website at the link below.

Parent RTI Survey

In order to continue to improve our Response To Intervention (RTI) protocols in Burlington we are soliciting parent feedback. Please take a few moments to answer the brief survey by clicking on the RTI Parent Survey link to help us to continue to improve our RTI process and our communication with parents about how their children are progressing.   RTI Parent Survey

Friday, April 22, 2016

Summer Coding Camp

Friday, April 15, 2016

Boston Strong Day

The student council raised over $400 today for Mass General Hospital's FIGHT against childhood cancer. Mrs. Visocchi is running the Boston Marathon in support of this great cause. We all wish her the best and congratulate her on running the Boston Marathon.

Police Arrival

Shayla Kocur came to Pine Glen Elementary this morning in a Burlington Police SUV along with some of her friends. Officer Cross, our school resource officer, drove Shayla and her friends. All of Shayla's first grade classmates welcomed them on their arrival.

Student of the Week

Student of the Week: Amber Nicole Winsor

Congratulations to Amber Nicole Winsor for being our Student of the Week. Amber Nicole has done great work showing appropriate, safe and kind behavior (ASK). Thank you for being a role model Amber Nicole!

Thursday, April 14, 2016


Today during my daily walk through, I saw Mrs. Carney, school librarian, working with a center in Mrs. Hoyt's kindergarten classroom developing cover pages for books that the students are writing. I also saw Mrs. Hoyt working with a guided reading group at another center.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

PARCC Testing 2016

PARCC Testing Schedule For Burlington Elementary Schools

Week 1 - April 26-28 (One session of ELA each morning)

Tuesday, April 26 - One session of ELA (90 Minutes)
Wednesday, April 27 - One session of ELA (75 minutes Grade 3, 90 Minutes grades 4-5)
Thursday, April 28 - One session of ELA (90 minutes)

Week 2 - May 2-5   (One session of math each morning)

Monday, May 2 - One Session of Math (60 minutes)
Tuesday, May 3 - One sessions of Math (60 minutes)
Wednesday, May 4  - One session of Math (60 minutes)
Thursday, May 5 - One session of Math (60 minutes)

Week 3 - May 10-12

Individual student make- up sessions as needed.  Regular schedules resume for all other students.

Week 4 - May 16-17

Grade 5 - Science MCAS testing (2 45-minute sessions)

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Grade 4 Weather Day

The fourth graders had Weather Day this morning. I greatly enjoyed students explaining to me the differences and similarities between weather and climate.

Message from PTO

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2nd-May 6th!
We need your help to show our Pine Glen teachers and staff how much they mean to us!
On Monday May 2nd the PTO is hosting breakfast for the teachers and staff at Pine Glen.  We would appreciate your support by bringing breakfast items to school between 7:00-7:45am.
On Wednesday May 4th the PTO is hosting lunch for the teachers and staff.  The PTO will purchase the main dishes but we would appreciate other assorted food donations be delivered to school between 7:10-10:00am.

Please go to the Pine Glen PTO web site to sign up for food donations and for volunteer help. Our online signup sheet can be found at:   

We request you sign up by Thursday April 25th.  You will receive an email reminder through the SignUpGenius website (3) three days before the event reminding you what you signed up for. 
If you would prefer to make a monetary contribution that will help us purchase what is needed, please go to the PTO blog and make a donation via PayPal.

Thank you so much for your support!!

-Teacher Appreciation Committee

Questions? Contact:

Monday, April 11, 2016

Boston Strong Day - Friday, April 15th

Friday, April 8, 2016

Career Dress Up Day

Students arrived at school today dressed up as what they would like to be when they grow up. Staff also dressed up as what they would have chosen as a career if they were not in their current career. Did you know that Mrs. Visocchi might have been a dolphin trainer, Ms. Zanotti an artist, and Mr. Lyons a pediatrician?

Student of the Week

Student of the Week: Katie Frost

Congratulations to Katie Frost for being our Student of the Week. Katie has done great work showing appropriate, safe and kind behavior (ASK). Thank you for being a role model Katie!

Student Council

April 15th

Join Student Council Friday, April 15th to support Mrs. Visocchi's RUN for Mass General Hospital’s FIGHT in childhood cancer in the Boston Marathon!

Wear blue and yellow or running clothes to show your support! Student Council is asking for a $1 donation to go to Mass General!

Also be sure to congratulate Mrs. Visocchi for running in the Boston Marathon! We hope you participate in our school wide fundraiser!