Friday, September 22, 2017

Re-posted from Burlington Superintendent's Blog September 22, 2017

Proposed Start Times for 2018-2019

Below are the proposed start times for all of the Burlington Schools next year if we go to a later start time at Burlington High School.
As a reminder, we will hold community forums at the following times:
Community Forums:
Tuesday, October 3, 8:30 a.m. in the Francis Wyman Elementary School Auditorium
Tuesday, October 3, 7:00 p.m. in the Francis Wyman Elementary School Auditorium
Thursday, October 5, 8:30 a.m. in the Burlington High School Auditorium
Thursday, October 5, 7:00 p.m. in the Burlington High School Auditorium

Everyone Matters

At Pine Glen Elementary School everyone matters. This morning every student at Pine Glen Elementary School arrived and saw a note above their cubby from their teacher. The teacher's note to each student communicated why they were special and unique.

Make W.I.S.E. Choices

Work to be appropriate
Important to be safe
Strive to be Kind
Everyone matters

Students of the Week

Congratulations to Hannah Steffan, Anjali Patel, Addie McWhinnie, Noah Melo, and Maxwell Harkins for making W.I.S.E. choices and being our Students of the Week. Thank you for being role models!

Make W.I.S.E. Choices

Work to be appropriate
Important to be safe
Strive to be Kind
Everyone matters

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Morning Meeting / Responsive Classroom

In the attached pictures, you can see Mrs. Bourgeois and Ms. Jackson staring their first graders day with a morning meeting. Morning meeting is a component of Responsive Classroom. The morning meeting prepares students to learn, grow socially/emotionally, and build a culture of respect.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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This Friday, September 22nd

Help Pine Glen support students who were affected by hurricanes in recent weeks.  On Friday, September 22, wear your best Patriots gear and bring in a dollar or more to help give back to a school in need.  

Proceeds from the donations will go toward purchasing books for Berry Elementary School in Houston, Texas.  Together we can make a difference!

Pine Glen Student Council
SAVE THE DATE Saturday October 21, 2017
8:00am - 12:45pm Burlington High School
Burlington Public Schools are proud to host our 2nd Parent University!  Parents of students grades PreK-12 will have the opportunity at this free event to attend workshops and interact with education and health professionals regarding a variety of topics related to your child’s learning and development.
Our keynote speaker will be Jon Mattleman, who will be sharing his “Secret Life of Teens” presentation.  "The Secret Lives of Teens" is a high-energy presentation that actively focuses on what teens are really thinking, what they fear, why they do not share more, and how adults can effectively support the teens in their lives. This presentation covers areas such as depression, suicide, 'acting out' behaviors, drug and alcohol use, and more. Parents of students k-12 will gain valuable insight into adolescent behaviors and the decision making of our students. More information on Jon and his presentation can be found at:
Additionally, to better serve our parents, BPS will be providing free childcare for this event (pending child registration).  Please keep an eye out for follow up materials including the release of our updated website and event schedule.
Mark your calendar – more details to follow!    

Friday, September 15, 2017

Fun in Second Grade

Ms. Anderson's second grade class had a lot of fun doing an author study of Kevin Henkes' books. As you can tell by the picture the characters in Kevin Henkes' books are mice.


We are thrilled to have Mrs. Shaikh joining us at Pine Glen Elementary School! Mrs. Shaikh and Mrs. Gosselin will be our school secretaries.

Proposed School Start Times For 2018-2019 School Year

Monday, September 11, 2017

Hero Assembly 2017

We had our Hero Assembly at Pine Glen Elementary School this afternoon. During the assembly we said thank you to the police officers, firefighters, first responders, and members of our different military branches that help keep our community and country safe. In addition, we remembered Lieutenant Commander Thomas McGuiness, a pilot in the Navy, and alumni of Pine Glen Elementary School.

Adopt a Class

In support of the current 5th Grade Class (Adopt a Class- 2025) our sponsor Newtowne Grille is hosting a Golf Tournament Monday, September 25, 2017 (rain or shine).  Windham Country Club, Windham, NH Check-In Time: 8:00 AM Shot Gun Start: 8:30 AM  Fee is $125 per player.  Spots are filling up!  Luncheon, Awards, and Raffle will be held at Newtowne Grille, Billerica beginning @ 2:30 PM.  To make a donation to this event, to register or for more information please contact

Friday, September 8, 2017

Back to School Night for Grown-Ups 2017

Back to School Night for Grown-Ups is scheduled for this Wednesday, September 13th 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 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.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Thank You BEF

I would like to thank the Burlington Education Foundation for the grant which allowed us to purchase at friendship bench! Students were introduced to the bench today and how to use it.