Friday, May 18, 2018

Students of The Week

Congratulations to Nathaniel, Steven, Sophia, Melody, Hannah, and MacKenzie 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

Five Star Generals

Congratulations to all our Five Star Generals! Great Work! Keep on Reading!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Bournedale Parent Information Meeting

When: Monday, May 21st @ 6:00 pm
Where: Francis Wyman Auditorium

Mr. Lisano, Fox Hill teacher, will be showing a PowerPoint presentation
discussing the educational programs and facilities provided to all students
who attend Camp Bournedale. Teachers will be available to answer any
questions and address any concerns that you may have.


In September, the fifth grade is going to Camp Bournedale in Plymouth, MA!!
Francis Wyman and Pine Glen are going September 12-13.

Camp Bournedale is an overnight, nature-based camp committed to providing
schools with exciting, enriching and rewarding educational and social experiences.  
The unparalleled opportunities for hands-on science, social studies, health, and
physical education provide tangible learning experiences for every student.

Over the last several years, we’ve had a great turnout and we hope that the word continues to spread on how beneficial this experience is for all fifth grade students.  We really urge all current fourth (almost fifth!) grade parents in Burlington to attend this informational meeting!!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Math and Social Studies

In a cross curriculum lesson combining math, computer science, and social studies students in Ms. Anderson's second grade classroom used estimation to first predict the distance between two points on the map. They then wrote code and had their robots travel the distance. The Milo WeDo2.0 (the robot) was built out of Legos.

Giant Map

Ms. Anderson's s second grade class used a giant map today to study Asia. Ms. Anderson and I took a selfie in Thailand.

Friday, May 11, 2018

BEF Star Award

Congratulations to Mrs. Hoyt, Ms. Miliano, and Mrs. Cunha for receiving Star Awards from the Burlington Education Foundation (BEF)! Thank you to the Jalbert and Conte Family for making a donation to the BEF in the teacher's names.

Thank You!

Thank you very much to the PTO for showing how much we support our teachers all week as part of Teacher Appreciation Day(s).

Students of the Week

Congratulations to Taylor, Dexter, Jalal, Ashlee, Adam, and Alivia 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, May 10, 2018

Spring Concert Video

Author/Illustrator Aaron Becker at Pine Glen

This post was originally posted at

Yesterday Barnes and Noble in Burlington brought Aaron Becker, author and illustrator of the Journey trilogy, and new children’s book A Stone for Sascha (released on this past Tuesday!) to Pine Glen. Aaron Becker met the kindergarten students, 1st and 2nd grade students, as well as 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. They were all thrilled to learn more about his Journey trilogy (Journey, Quest, and Return) and A Stone for Sascha.

Those who purchased personalized and autographed books will receive them today.

BEF Teacher Appreciation Notice

Looking for a unique way to thank your child's teachers for all they've done during Teacher Appreciation week? The BEF STAR award program provides the opportunity to acknowledge faculty and staff who went the extra mile this year by making a STAR award donation to the Burlington Education Foundation. Your tax-deductible donation of $25 for each award will directly benefit our children by supporting the BEF’s mission to channel donations from businesses and individuals to provide Burlington educators with an additional source of funding for creative and innovative curriculum enrichment programs. Nominations and secure payment can be made online at

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Aaron Becker Visits Pine Glen

We were thrilled to have Caldecott Honoree, author, and illustrator Aaron Becker visit Pine Glen Elementary School. The students greatly enjoyed learning about the process of writing and illustrating a book. Thank you very much to Barnes and Noble of Burlington and especially Dominic for sponsoring Aaron Becker's visit.

Monday, May 7, 2018


It was great to see so many students form Pine Glen at the BEF 5K. I had a great time participating in it along with the other elementary principals.