Friday, March 31, 2017

Music Class

Students in Mrs. Agati's music class playing instruments and having lots of fun.

Note to Parents & Students

March 27, 2016

Dear Parents and Students,

After February vacation it was brought to my attention that dancers at Suzanne’s Dance Connection had a dress rehearsal planned on the same evening as our Pine Glen Spring Concert. Since that time I have reached out to SDC in order to achieve some sort of compromise so that the affected students could participate easily in both events (I am unable to change the day of the concert, and SDC can’t change their rehearsal). After repeated attempts at communication, I have only ever received one response in which I was told that I would get a call from the studio to discuss the matter further, and that call has never come.
I realize the tough position this puts both students and parents in. I have spoken to some of the girls affected and they are truly upset by the dilemma. Unfortunately, a choice needs to be made. In my opinion, a performance, the last concert at Pine Glen for many of them, is more important than a rehearsal. I believe everyone should make the effort to be here for the concert that all the students have worked so hard to create. When performers are missing, the work of the group suffers. In addition, that evening is also the Art and Technology show which showcases your child’s hard work from throughout the year.
That being said, I understand that everyone needs to make the choice you think is right for your family. I will be as flexible as possible in the hope that everyone will make the effort to be here on that night and split your time between the rehearsal and the concert. All I ask is that if you are unable to participate in the evening performance (all students will still perform in the morning for the younger grades) that you let me know as soon as possible. I plan to hold try-outs for speaking parts, solos, and other special roles, and I need to know who will be able to attend before making these decisions.
Please reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns. E-mail is best because I can reply at any time. If you call and leave a message I’ll return your call as soon as possible.

Thank you,

Jennifer Agati


Spring Concert

Spring Concert 2017!

Dear Parents/Guardians,
Once again the 4th and 5th grade chorus and band are rehearsing for their annual Spring Concert.  The concert will take place on May 11th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Pine Glen School Cafeteria.  
Our concert is titled When I Open A Book. We are asking that students to wear a solid color top (any color) and black pants or skirt. Please make sure the top does not have any writing or graphics on the front.
Arts and Technology night is the same evening and will begin at 6:00 p.m.  Students in the band or string orchestra should proceed to the gym at 6:45 with their instruments and music. Students in the chorus only will report to the gym at 7:00 to warm-up and line up in preparation for their portion of the concert.
We are looking forward to putting on a great performance!  I hope to see you all there!  Please visit my blog for more information, or e-mail me with any questions or concerns.

Mrs. Agati
Music Specialist

Pine Glen Carnival Rescheduled

The Pine Glen Carnival Schedule for tomorrow, April 1st, has been rescheduled to April 8th.  The Pine Glen Carnival has been rescheduled due to safety concerns related to the winter storm warning.  Please contact the PTO if you would like to volunteer for the rescheduled date. The PTO needs parent and student volunteers due to the schedule change.  Again, the Pine Glen Carnival Scheduled for tomorrow, April 1st, has been rescheduled to April 8th.

Students of the Week

Students of the Week: Frankie Lewis, Emily Otavo, Grace Conte, Maddy Dellascio, Ava Robitaille, Pia Kasparian, Abigail Parrilo, Vivan Deshmuck, Mackenzie Goldsmith, Lyle Ssengonzi, Derrick Nguyen, Joshua Kannalil, London Campbell, Casey Scott, Lindsay Hurley, and Olivia Floyd

Congratulations to Frankie Lewis, Emily Otavo, Grace Conte, Maddy Dellascio, Ava Robitaille, Pia Kasparian, Abigail Parrilo, Vivan Deshmuck, Mackenzie Goldsmith, Lyle Ssengonzi, Derrick Nguyen, Joshua Kannalil, London Campbell, Casey Scott, Lindsay Hurley, and Olivia Floyd.  Frankie, Emily, Grace, Maddy, Ava, Pia, Abigail, Vivan, Mackenzie, Lyle, Derrick, Joshua, London, Casey, Lindsay, and Olivia have done great work showing appropriate, safe, and kind behavior (ASK). Thank you for being role models!

Parent University on 4/29!

BPS will host our first Parent University on 4/29 at BHS to connect with the community in a different way.  


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Autism Awareness Day | Friday, April 7th!

Student Council presents
Friday, April 7th
Autism Awareness Day at
$1 donation is optional
Donations will go to

Thank you for all your support!
Pine Glen Student Council

Youth & Human Services Day

Burlington Parks & Recreation Department is sponsoring a Youth & Human Services Day. The event is taking place throughout the day on April 8th.  The event will allow community members to visit and interact with different organizations in the town to see what programs, services, groups, and parks the town has to offer. The hub of organizations will be setting up booths and activities at Simonds Park; we have an array of who will be in attendance, from an obstacle course being set up by the Army to an informative booth being set up by the food pantry.  We also have some organizations setting up at their own locations. The full schedule of events and list of organizations that will be involved can be found on our flyer which I have attached.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Wear GREEN tomorrow to help raise Cerebral Palsy awareness!

Image result for cerebral palsy ribbon

Did you know March was Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month?

Let’s work together to help
Pine Glen show support!

On Wednesday, March 29th join us in wearing GREEN to help raise awareness.  
NO donations are necessary to participate!

Burlington Garden Club

Friday, March 24, 2017

Mike Lupica at Barnes & Noble on April 6th!

Students of the Week

The following are students who were nominated for Student of the Week this week:

Robbie Davidson
Delilah Heusen
Nora Interess
Noah Melo
Anthony Bagni
Ellalan Ramesh
Ashley Tracy
Leila Gilligan
Addison McWhinnie
Arianna Toro
Melody Baker
Kaden Schultz
Sophie Burgin-Smith

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Author & Illustrator Visit

A big thank you to Barnes and Noble of Burlington for sponsoring Mac Barnett, author, and Jon Klassen, author/illustrator, to visit Pine Glen Elementary School this morning! Students and staff greatly enjoyed their presentation and discussion on the process of writing a book.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Peter Pan Visits Pine Glen Elementary School

Students from Burlington High School visited Pine Glen Elementary School today. Included in the group were many former Pine Glen students. The students performed some parts of the play Peter Pan for the elementary students. If interested in purchasing tickets, please see my blog post from March 6 which has ticket information.

Barnes and Noble Fundraiser Today & Tomorrow!

Stop by Barnes and Noble in Burlington today to purchase some books and beverages...proceeds go to the Pine Glen Library Learning Commons. 

Tomorrow all students at Pine Glen will hear Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen talk about their new book, Triangle. We are so excited and appreciate Barnes and Noble for making this happen!

If you attend, please let the cashier know you’re there for Pine Glen. Books can be purchased online as well using the book fair #12096186.

Bus Monitors Needed!

​Bus Monitors are needed to ride bus to and from school for in-district routes.   

(approx. 7:30-9:00 a.m. depending on route
​(approx. 2:00-3:30 p.m. depending on route

Responsibilities include:
-monitor students behavior on bus as directed

$11.00 per hour 

Permanent and substitute positions are available.
For more information, 
please call the Special ​​Education office:

Friday, March 17, 2017

Spring Raffle


Kindergarten talked about St. Patrick's Day today as part of their learning about calendars and dates.

Students of the Week

Students of the Week: Charlie Skelly, Karo Elmezian, Matthew Ulmschneider, Steven Hannigan, Alexis Emerson, and Mila Schmaelzle

Congratulations to Charlie Skelly, Karo Elmezian, Matthew Ulmschneider, Steven Hannigan, Alexis Emerson, and Mila Schmaelzle.  Charlie, Karo, Matthew, Steven, Alexis, and Mila have done great work showing appropriate, safe, and kind behavior (ASK). Thank you for being role models!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017


We had two trees at Pine Glen Elementary School taken down today. The arborist determined that the trees were sick and needed to be removed. This proactive move was orchestrated today with the forecast calling for storm with extreme winds and heavy snow.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Early College Planning Night

This event is for parents in grades K-8. 
Let Joseph Attubato know if you have any questions. 

Joseph Attubato
Guidance Director/Guidance Counselor
Burlington High School Guidance Department
123 Cambridge Street
Burlington, MA 01803

Then and Now

First grade students in Mrs. Sheppard's classroom were reading Scholastic News on their iPads this morning. The electronic version allows for more applications then the print version.

This brought me back in time to when I was in first grade looking at Weekly Reader. In the 1970's we thought some day in the "future" we might read newspapers on a computer. I don't think back then anyone imagined we would have portable tablets.