Friday, May 26, 2017

Summer Art Camp for Grades 6 - 8

Click here for the Emergency Information Form for Summer School Program 2017.

Students of the Week!


Students of the Week: Jalal Mohammod, Cadence Hache, Derrick Nguyen, Camilla Pelayo, Aditya Pathak, Addison McWhinnie, Ava Laverty, Liam Bagnol, Erin Shortell, Shefali Bakre, Sofia Cleary, Kai Schultz, Rowan Gilligan, Sofia Flores, Henry Estes, Angela Simeone, and Ryan McElroy 

Congratulations to Jalal Mohammod, Cadence Hache, Derrick Nguyen, Camilla Pelayo, Aditya Pathak, Addison McWhinnie, Ava Laverty, Liam Bagnol, Erin Shortell, Shefali Bakre, Sofia Cleary, Kai Schultz, Rowan Gilligan, Sofia Flores, Henry Estes, Angela Simeone, and Ryan McElroy Jalal, Cadence, Derrick, Camilla, Aditya, Addison, Ava, Liam, Erin, Shefali, Sofia, Kai, Rowan, Sofia, Henry, Angela, and Ryan have done great work showing appropriate, safe and kind behavior (ASK). Thank you for being role models! Hoot! Hoot!

Five Star Generals

Congratulations to all our Five Star Generals!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Career Day 2017














Thank you very much to Ms. Zanotti for organizing a terrific career day!  Thank you to the Burlington Police Department, Burlington Fire Department and all the volunteers who discussed their careers with students today.  Thank you to all the parents who came to talk about their careers.  Also, thank you to all the family of staff members who visited too.  Mrs. Ferrick's daughter, Dr. Ferrick, who is dentist, Ms. Varrell 's brother and nephew who are Alpaca Farmers, Mrs. Finn's sister-in-law, who is a postal career, and Mr. Lyon's cousin Shane Ryan, who is a nuclear engineer were all part of the group of presenters today.  

Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program Grades 1-6

The was originally posted at BPSEdTech.org.


The Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program is available to all students in Burlington. I’m passing out the journals to classes this week and next week. Or you can download one via BN.COM/summerreading.
Dear Reader,
A book is a magical thing. Once you open up and start to read, you can find yourself transported to any place in the world, any time in history, or any realm of fantasy an author can invent or your imagination can envision. The best part is that you can reach the most exciting destinations without ever leaving home.
The Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program is here to help you on your way, encouraging you to read books of your own choosing and earn a FREE book, simply by following these three easy steps:
1. Read any eight books this summer and record them in your Summer Reading Journal. Tell us which part of the book is your favorite, and why.
2. Bring your completed journal to Barnes & Noble in Burlington between May 16th and September 5th, 2017. 
3. Choose your FREE reading adventure from the book list featured on the back of the journal.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Kindergarten Science

This morning during my walk through, I saw kindergarteners in Mrs. Hoyt's Classroom doing a science experiment and recording data. The students were comparing differences to matter with one variable.

Grade 4 Physical Education

During my walk through today, I saw a fourth graders having fun in physical education class. All the students were active and loved the game.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Spring Birthday Book Club

This was originally posted at BPSEdTech.org.

Announcing the Pine Glen Spring Birthday Book Club members!





Message from Burlington High School Environmental Club

Title: To be an Idol, you can't Idle

State Law Mandates No Idling on School Grounds

Global warming. Air Pollution. Smog. These are topics that make the news every single day. But

did you know that limiting something you may do daily could have a major effect on reducing

the impact we have on our environment? Idling! Idling occurs any time your car is stopped but

the engine is running, and it occurs more often than you may think. Whether stopped at a red

light, waiting in the drive through, or sitting waiting to pick up your child from school, we spend

a significant amount of time idling.

An idling car uses a significant amount of fuel (anywhere between 1⁄5 and 7/10 of a gallon per

hour) depending on the car or truck. With gas prices going up, idling costs you money. Contrary

to popular belief, a car does not use more gas to restart the engine than to keep in idle. In fact,

idling for more than 10 seconds uses more gas than if the engine was shut off. Another popular

belief is that the engine needs to warm up before it can be driven. However, that is not the case

with modern engines, and the engine actually warms twice as quickly when being driven. There

are many obvious economic and environmental benefits from not idling, but there also many

health benefits too, particularly for your children. And guess what? IT’S THE LAW!!

A law you ask? Yes! Massachusetts state law (540 CMR) mandates that vehicles not be idling on

school grounds or else risk a penalty of $100 for the first offense, possibly escalating to $500 for

subsequent offenses. Those fines may hurt the wallet, but idling hurts the body. Idling cars

release the same pollutants that moving cars do, and the stationary nature of idling cars leads to

the pollutants building up and possibly entering the school building through the ventilation

system. The exhaust of cars is linked to adverse health effects such as asthma, allergies, heart

disease, increased risk of cancers, and other lung problems (EMA).

So ask yourself...is the minor inconvenience of turning the engine off and on worth the health,

economic, and environmental benefits of reducing idling time? We think so. After all, to be an

idol, you can’t idle!!


Written By: Jason Biundo and Azam Baig BHS Class Of 2017 and AP Environmental Science

Students Extraordinaire!

Works Cited

Leibrock, Amy "10 Reasons to Turn Off an Idling Car." Sustainable America . Web. 08 May

2017.

"Attention Drivers! Turn off Your Idling Engines." Environmental Defense Fund . Web. 08 May

2017.

"Everything You Need To Know About Idling." EMA . Web. 08 May 2017.

Lawlib. "540 CMR: Registry of Motor Vehicles." Court System . 07 May 2014. Web. 08 May

2017.

"The Facts about Idling Your Car." Boston.gov . 17 July 2016. Web. 08 May 2017.

Students of the Week


Students of the Week: Skylar Scott, Joel Thomas, Daniel DeMoraes, Gabby Dimitrova, Ryan McWhinnie, Maddy Dellascio, Emily Otavo, Karina Boyadjiev, and Aarushi Dayma

Congratulations to Skylar Scott, Joel Thomas, Daniel DeMoraes, Gabby Dimitrova, Ryan McWhinnie, Maddy Dellascio, Emily Otavo, Karina Boyadjiev, and Aarushi Dayma Skylar, Joel, Daniel, Gabby, Ryan, Maddy, Emily, Karina, and Aarushi have done great work showing appropriate, safe and kind behavior (ASK). Thank you for being role models! Hoot! Hoot!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Pine Glen Math Night

Pine Glen School presents....
Our Annual Family Math Night
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When -  Wednesday May 31, 2017
Time - 6:30 - 7:30
Where - Pine Glen School Cafe
Why -  Come play some math games with your child! Have fun as you learn a new math game or revisit a familiar game.  Earn dice, cards, and/or a homework pass by filling up your choice board.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Students of the Week


Students of the Week: Rylie Daillare, Sophia Irwin, Nea Rastogi, Jada Mawanda, Kaden Schultz, Annabella Tranchita, Ella Otavo, Owen Chute, Matthew Kilfoyle, Phoebe Lambros, Christopher Peckham, Nora McDowell, Alexa Carmody, and Nora Interess 

Congratulations to Rylie Daillare, Sophia Irwin, Nea Rastogi, Jada Mawanda, Kaden Schultz, Annabella Tranchita, Ella Otavo, Owen Chute, Matthew Kilfoyle, Phoebe Lambros, Christopher Peckham, Nora McDowell, Alexa Carmody, and Nora Interess  Rylie, Sophia, Nea, Jada, Kaden, Annabella, Ella, Owen, Matthew, Phoebe, Christopher, Nora, Alexa, and Nora have done great work showing appropriate, safe and kind behavior (ASK). Thank you for being role models! Hoot! Hoot!
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Pine Glen Art's Night and Spring Concert 2017

Congratulations to all our artists and performers last night! The art on display and concert last night were fantastic! Thank you Mrs. Agati, Ms. Fallon, Mrs. Canzano, Mr. Napierkowski, and Mrs. DeMartinis for being amazing teachers and helping all our students love the arts. A special shout-out to Mrs. Finn for a great job in her debut performance with the band!



Thursday, May 11, 2017

Now Enrolling Students for FIRST Lego League Summer Bootcamp!

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Students from the MSMS Devilbotz team undertaking the same “Animal Allies” challenges boot camp participates will tackle this summer!
Burlington is hosting a FIRST Lego League “bootcamp” this year for students entering grades 4, 5, and 6th grades in the 2017/2018 school year. Participants will engage in a mock version of the 2016 FIRST Lego League competition, “Animal Allies” and work in teams to construct and program LEGO robots that navigate obstacles and complete challenges. Students will also explore how humans and animals currently depend on and impact one another and imagine how robots could play a role in improving this relationship in the future. This summer program is an excellent primer for students who might be interested in participating in FIRST Lego League teams, including the Marshall Simonds Middle School “Devilbotz” in the future.
Tuition for this summer session is $250. Transportation is to be arranged by parents.
To enroll your child, print out, complete, and send this flyer with required information completed to Burlington Public Schools, Attention to Rosemary DeSousa at 123 Cambridge Street by June 1st, 2017. Also include the health and release form linked here and a non-refundable deposit of $25 (the deposit is applied to tuition). The tuition balance is due by June 19th, 2017. This is the second announcement for this program and attendance is already at two-thirds capacity so register as soon as possible! Additional questions can be directed to Mr. Musselman (musselman@bpsk12.org) or Mrs. DeSousa (desousa@bpsk12.org).

Principal for a Day

Hello,

My name is Clair Salvidio and I was the Principal of Pine Glen Elementary School today. I extended recess by 5 minutes during the afternoon. Also, I did walk throughs of all the classrooms. In addition, I had a video, conference call with Dr. Conti and had students eat lunch with me in my office. I loved being Principal for a Day!

Yours Truly,
Clair

Principal for a Day