Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Teacher Appreciation Day - May 3rd

Spring is here and Teacher Appreciation Week is right around the corner.  For all of of you new to Pine Glen, we like to say thank you to our teachers by providing them with a breakfast and luncheon.

In order to do this, and have another successful Pine Glen event, we need YOUR help.  I've listed below items that will be needed. On May 3rd you or your child can bring the item to the school in the morning, there will be someone in the lobby to collect  it.

If you're able to contribute please email me and as always THANK YOU!!

Joanna DeFrancesco

Breads (banana, pumpkin, cranberry, etc..)
Muffins-2 dozen
Bagels and cream cheese-2 dozen
coffee cake
fruit salad

2 Boxes of Joe
Orange Juice-2
Apple Juice-2

Assorted Salads (pasta, potato, green, etc...)
Hot Dishes

Dessert (cookies, brownies, etc...)

Crystal Light Bottles-2 cases
Iced Tea Bottles-2 cases
Water Bottles-2 cases

Gift Cards
Potted Flowers

Friday, April 15, 2011

May PTO Meeting

The May PTO meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, May 19th at 7 p.m. Nominations are now being accepted for PTO Board positions through April 30th. Nomination applications are available in the school office.  Please see Julie Gosselin for copies.

Thank you,

Maria Woods and the PTO Board

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Artware has arrived and it is sorted by grade in the main lobby at Pine Glen and is available for pick up during and just after school hours.  If possible, it would be great to collect your order before April vacation (this Friday). Please note that breakable items are labeled and located underneath the table.  Please be careful when sorting through to find your children’s artware.  If you have questions, feel free to email Nancy O’Callaghan at snoctrale@verizon.net or call at 781-273-3302.

Thank you for your participation and helping the PTO with this successful fundraiser.

The PTO would like to thank Nancy O'Callaghan for chairing the Pine Glen Artware Program and Courtney Fallon for helping the students create wonderful works of art worthy of reproduction into collectible items.

We hope you enjoy a great April vacation,

Maria Woods and the Pine Glen PTO Board

Friday, April 8, 2011

Fundraising & Membership Fees: Where Does the Money Go?

Ever wonder - where does all the money go that is raised through-out the year?

Last night the members voted in favor of:
$125 payment to the Phys. Ed Teachers for help with the installation of a new rock climbing wall.

$300 payment to the 3rd Grade Teachers for help defray costs for a field trip to Boston to take a Duck Boat Tour.

$400 payment to the Kindergarten Teachers to help defray costs for a field trip to the Big Apple Circus.

The PTO also funds other programs through-out the year.

- Agendas for the entire 3rd, 4th &  5th Grades

-Field trips

-Kindergarten: orientation, play dates, & t-shirts

-D.A.R.E. Graduation

-5th grade: Graduation, Cedardale Trip & Yearbook

-FIVE STAR General Rewards

-The Ice Cream Social

-School Calendar & Handbook

-Pre-School Reading Program

-Scholarships AND much, much MORE!!!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Hi Members,

Just a friendly reminder that the next PTO meeting will be held this coming Thursday, April 7th at 7 p.m.

We hope to see many of you there,

Maria Woods and the PTO Board

Monday, April 4, 2011

Carnival Thank You

The Annual Pine Glen Carnival sponsored by the PTO was a great success again thanks to the efforts and teamwork of many.  We would like to thank all members of the Pine Glen Community who helped to make the Carnival a major spring attraction in the town of Burlington.  The event took place with the generous assistance and donations of many parents, high school/former students, teachers, staff, and administration.

Countless thanks go to Carnival Co-Chairs Jolene Fogarty, Michelle Grossman, and Deb Murphy who took care of the many details that needed attention to run a grand-scale event.  We sincerely appreciate all their efforts.  Many thanks go to Cathy Carney for organizing the Cake Walk and to Principal John Lyons and secretary Julie Gosselin for their support of the Carnival Committee.

Over fifty local businesses participated by donating gift cards/certificates, merchandise, and services to the stage raffle.  Please thank them when using their business.  Thank you to the Raffle Committee, including Denise Desmond, Jill Giles, Carol McDonald Macri, Beth Reith and Maria Woods for their time-consuming legwork and follow-up to solicit and collect raffle items.  A sincere thanks to everyone who donated items to the raffle, especially the room parents and teachers who organized group gifts.

We would also like to thank RE/MAX for advertising and planning to give hot-air balloon rides.  Unfortunately, wind conditions made it unfavorable to use the balloon.  We will try to get the balloon ride again next year.  Thanks also to Carol McDonald Macri for making all the arrangements for the ride.  The advertising efforts of Carol and Catherine Gillespie certainly helped to bring many out-of-town visitors to the Carnival.  Please see http://pineglencarnival.blogspot.com and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pine-Glen-Elementary-PTO/187898354563825?ref=ts  created by Catherine and Carol for Carnival updates, postings, and photos.

We also would like to thank retired Pine Glen Principal, Jane Dwyer, for her famous face painting skills and D.A.R.E. Officers Steve Cross and Keith Sheppard for their police car ride.  Many thanks to the Burlington Fire Department and Firefighters Ernie Covino and Nick Menkello for displaying a fire truck at the front of the school for up-close inspection.

Again, we would like to thank everyone who worked on and attended the Carnival.  Proceeds will be used to enrich the educational experience of all Pine Glen students.  We look forward to seeing all those smiling faces again at next year's Carnival.

Please note that the next PTO meeting will be held on Thursday, April 7th at 7 p.m.

Hope to see you then,

- The Pine Glen PTO Board