Friday, September 30, 2016
Congratulations to Ryan McElroy, Yonas Esayas and Vivaan Pandey for being our Students of the Week. Ryan, Yonas and Vivaan have done great work showing appropriate, safe and kind behavior (ASK). Thank you for being role models!
Thursday, September 29, 2016
The Burlington Education Foundation is pleased to announce:
2016 BEF Fall Raffle
Hello BEF Supporter,
Please consider purchasing a Fall Raffle ticket to support the BEF. Your donation will help fund grant requests for creative and innovative curriculum enrichment programs.
*** Over $5,000 in Prize Values ***
1st Prize – Island Creek Oyster Bar: “The ICOB Merroir-Terroir Extravaganza” for a party of 10 ($2,000 value)
“Experience includes a Fun and Educational Tasting of Wine and Oyster Varietals”
2nd Prize – Mercedes-Benz of Burlington: “Mercedes-Benz Luxury Vehicle for a Week” ($1,000 value)
3rd Prize – Papa Razzi Metro: Neapolitan Pizza-making class with Complimentary Beverages for 10 ($750 value)
4th Prize – Tuscan Kitchen: Exclusive Chef’s Table Dinner at Tuscan Kitchen for 8 ($750 value)
5th Prize – Redstone American Bar & Grill: “Dinner On Us” Gift Certificate ($750 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.
Thank you and good luck!
The Burlington Education Foundation
The Burlington Education Foundation (BEF) is a non-profit organization supporting educational excellence in Burlington Public Schools. Our mission is to channel donations from businesses and individuals to provide Burlington educators with an additional source of funding for creative ideas that demonstrate innovation, collaboration, and have a potentially broad impact upon students and the school district.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
The Standard Response Protocol is a uniform response for any incident at Pine Glen Elementary School and all the schools in Burlington. This response could be for an accident, intruder, weather event, wildlife, fire or any given situation. Through a standard vocabulary (Lockout, Lockdown, Evacuate, Shelter), parents, teachers, students, and public safety can understand the response and status of the event. Also, the Standard Response Protocol enables a rapid response determination when an unforeseen event occurs from public safety.
A copy of the Protocol is being sent home today with students. In addition, it can be viewed as a tab on my blog.
Monday, September 26, 2016
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Friday, September 23, 2016
Students of the Week: Lea Maguire, Sunny Plewa and Nehemiah Ruhuma
Congratulations to Lea Maguire, Sunny Plewa and Nehemiah Ruhuma for being our Students of the Week. Lea, Sunny and Nehemiah have done great work showing appropriate, safe and kind behavior (ASK). Thank you for being role models!
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Sign up today for …
3rd Grade Violin
Now offering Violin to all 3rd graders at Pine Glen, Fox Hill, Francis Wyman, and Memorial Schools. See letter for details.
Follow these steps to sign up!
- Visit www.burlingtonstrings.weebly.com to register.
- Reserve your violin from Leonard’s Music in Bedford!
(flyer from Leonard’s attached)
3) Email Mrs. Canzano with questions,firstname.lastname@example.org
Pine Glen families are welcome to join
the Pine Glen PTO &
Burlington Science Center
for an out of this world school community event!
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Nocturnal Animal Show
Come as a Pine Glen family! Event is FREE for kids and
adults. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Join the BHS Athletic Boosters at our Fall fundraising event:
Saturday October 1st, 6:30 pm:
Woburn Elks, Washington St. Woburn
Come play for a chance to win some fabulous prizes.
To reserve a table:
send in the attached form and payment to the BHS Athetic Boosters ( address on form)
Registration is still open for all students interested in playing flute, clarinet, alto sax, trumpet and trombone. For more information please go to elemband.wordpress.com. A commitment to practicing at home is essential for success. Lessons with instruments will begin the week of September 26. Any questions please email Mr. Napierkowski at email@example.com.
Friday, September 16, 2016
Thursday, September 15, 2016
In the following pictures you can see our reading specialist, Deidre Dowling de Salvador, talking to first grade parents about topic areas such as literacy, Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS), and universal screens (iReady).
A Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) often referee to as Response to Intervention (RtI) is a highly researched best practice. A MTSS/RtI approach allows us the capacity to best draw upon our staff to address individual student needs. Please be mindful of the fact that in utilizing this approach a student's classroom teacher might be different than their reading or math teacher. This affords teachers the opportunity to work with a narrower teachable range, provide interventions, and maximize efficiency. This is not leveled instruction. We are providing flexibly grouped reading instruction that changes based on data. We continue to use universal screening like iReady to become aware of where to focus our instruction and provide interventions for students.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Monday, September 12, 2016
Back to School Night for Grown-Ups is scheduled for this Wednesday, September 14th 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 9, 2016
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Library Volunteer Openings
The Pine Glen Library is looking for adult volunteers for 2-4 hours per week who can assist with:
Circulation duties (check in)
Accomplishing collection projects
Managing overdue notices
Keeping library shelves organized
Managing hold requests
Processing and labeling new items
Scholastic Book Fairs
For more information or to sign up, please contact Rachel Small via phone at
(781) 221-7798 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your help!
Please note: All volunteers are required to have a completed CORI on file & attend a confidentiality meeting w/ Mr. Lyons.