Friday, December 14, 2012


Order Update

Spiritwear orders will be ready early/mid next week.  Beth Reith will be calling to arrange drop off/pick up – in case some items might be holiday gifts.

Thanks for all your spirited support!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Gift Card (SCRIP) Order Due

Reminder the SCRIP orders are due on Monday, Dec 3.  Please leave the order with your child's teacher on Monday at the Parent/Teacher Conference or send in on Tuesday, Dec 4th.

It's a great way to support the school while gift card shopping for family and friends this holiday season.   

Room Parents - Think gift cards for the classroom teacher.
Any questions about the gift card fundraiser, please contact Joanne Shortell at

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Scholastic Book Fair Volunteers

The Pine Glen/Scholastic Book Fair is just around the corner and Mrs D'elia, the School Librarian, needs volunteers to help at the event.  If you are interested in assisting with the book fair, please contact Mrs. D'elia at

Below are the dates, times, and kind of help she would need.

Thanks so much for your support!

Friday, November 30
Setting up the Fair
3-4 volunteers
Activities--taking books out of boxes and displaying them on tables, putting up signs, laying out tablecloths, moving some boxes and book carts on wheels.

Friday, November 30
Sneak Preview Time
2-3 volunteers
Activities--assisting teachers and students with creating wish lists or making book recommendations. No sales.

Monday, December 3
Parent Shopping Day
1-2 volunteers
Activities--ringing up sales, bagging books, refreshing displays, neatening up

Tuesday, December 4
Student Shopping Day (Crazy Busy Day!)
5-6 volunteers
Activities--ringing up sales, bagging books, refreshing displays, assisting students with finding items, neatening up

Tuesday, December 4
Packing Up Book Fair
3-4 volunteers
Activities--repacking books into boxes, taking down signs, packing up all materials, moving boxes and book carts on wheels

Scrip - Gift Cards - it's back!!!


Last week the SCRIP/GIFT CARD fundraiser information was sent home in your child's backpack.  

Please support our school while enjoying the convenience of shopping for gift cards without traveling from store to store!  The retailer list was condensed, so if you are looking for a particular gift card, go to and add the retailer to your order.  

The fundraiser starts immediately with a firm deadline of December 3rd.  Orders will be processed and available by December 14th.  

Any questions please feel free to contact Joanne, at  

Thank you for your support!!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Fundraiser comes to a close

The KidStuff Coupon Book fundraiser ends on Friday, November 16th.  

Please send in the $25.00 for the coupon book or return the book to the school. 

Our school earns 50% per book and the money earned goes to the Pine Glen Family Fund.  
Thank you for your participation.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Monday, November 5, 2012

Coupon Book Update

It was brought to my attention this morning that one of the coupons in the KidStuff Coupon Book has already expired, which leads to the question - How many other coupons are invalid or about to become invalid?

I went through every coupon this morning and the ONLY coupon to expire in 2012 is the Witch's Wood coupon at Nashoba Valley.

All other coupons expire in 2013 and the majority (95%) expire on 12/31/13.  The others that expire earlier are activity coupons that are seasonal. For example Pat's Peak (skiing) lift ticket - expires closing day spring 2013.

If you have any questions about this please contact Catherine Gillespie at or cell 617.290.5968.

Spirit Wear

Need an idea for a holiday gift?  How about Pine Glen or Burlington Spirit Wear?

Dry-Fit shirts, basketball shorts, fleece jackets, baseball hats!  Just a few items that we have available that features the Pine Glen name or Burlington name.

The order form for these items will be sent home early this week, Nov 5th.  Due date is Nov 14, 2012, which give us plenty of time to get the items to you in time for the holidays.  Check the order form for prices.  Not sure of the correct size to buy?  You can stop by Perfect Promotions (781-750-8834) across from Shaw's and see all the different items and sizes available.

 If you have any questions, please contact Beth Reith at

Pine Glen Fleece Jacket

Pine Glen or Burlington Sweats & Headband

Dry Fit Shirt

Basketball shorts (upside down)

Baseball hat

Burlington Fleece Sweats

Pine Glen Green Plaid Fleece Sweats - Fabric Sample

Burlington Jacket

Friday, November 2, 2012

New Fundraiser

Today in your child's backpack is a personalized yellow plastic bag with a KidStuff coupon book inside. This is a new PTO fundraiser for Pine Glen. 

Here's a quick run down on how this fundraiser works:
*Books have been sent home by family.  Each book has been labeled with your child's name. The coupon book has a ton of wonderful coupons, which can be used through-out Massachusetts.  

*Coupon books are $25 each.  The PTO receives $12.50 for each book sold, which will be put toward the Pine Glen Family Fund.  The book pays for itself almost immediately.  There are great coupons for shops at the mall, restaurants, as well as Roche Brothers. There are also activity coupons for museums, pottery places, bowling, skiing and The Lowell Spinners! 

*The yellow flyer explains how the fundraiser works.  If you want to buy the book that came home with your child, using the provided money envelop, send cash or a check (payable to the Pine Glen PTO) back to the school.  If you'd like to order additional books, using the money envelop provided, indicate the number of books and the edition or location requested.  For use locally, use MASS.  If you have family in the other regions listed you could order a book for them.  Please check the back side of yellow flyer for a complete list.

*If you are not interested at this time, please send the plastic bag with the coupon book enclosed back to school.

If you have any questions, please feel free to direct them to Catherine Gillespie at or cell 617.290.5968.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Halloween Dance

Saturday Night (10/27) from 6pm to 8pm is the annual Halloween Dance at Pine Glen!

Bring the whole family for a fun, safe Halloween celebration!! You can wear your costume to this awesome event.  There will be a Haunted House and music by DJ Jack Ferren.

All children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times during the dance.  This is not a drop-off event.  We also ask you to please leave all weapons and dangerous props at home.  These items will be collected at the door, if necessary.

Be sure stop by the PTO Table and check out the Hot-Air Balloon Raffle.  This year's raffle is an opportunity to ride in an untethered hot air balloon courtesy of RE/MAX.  Tickets for the raffle are $5.00 for 1 or 5 tickets for $20.00.   

We also have Spirit Wear available to order for fun holiday gifts.  Samples of a variety of Pine Glen wear or Burlington spirit wear will be displayed.  Pick up your order form at the dance. 

The Second Annual BEF Circus is coming to town this November.  A BEF representative will be available at the dance if you are interested in purchasing tickets for this incredible family event. 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Science Night is Tonight!

Don't forget tonight is Science Night from 7pm to 8pm.

Please come join us, Mr. Musselman and Ms. Pavlicek from the Burlington Science Center for exciting night of constellations and nocturnal animals. 
There will be indoor activities as well as outdoor activities for the whole family.  We will also have the Hot Air Balloon Raffle and Spirit Wear for sale too.  Great opportunity to order gifts for the upcoming holidays.
See you tonight at 7pm at Pine Glen.
Don't forget the Halloween Dance is this Saturday from 6pm to 8pm!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Collection Contest Winners

Winners for this month's collection contests are (drum roll):

Box Tops
1st Place  - Camden Shanahan
2nd Place  - David Downie
2nd Place - Timothy Larson
3rd Place - Austin Quattrouchi 

Campbell's Labels
1st Place -  Risman sisters
1st Place - Kiera Murphy
2nd Place - Aesha Patel

3rd Place - Ashlyn Biundo

Prizes are: 
1st - $15 gift card to iParty and admission to the Halloween Dance
2nd - $10 gift card to iParty and admission to the Halloween Dance
3rd - $5 gift card to iParty and admission to the Halloween Dance**

**Unfortunately iParty doesn't offer $5.00 gift cards.  The winners will receive cash in lieu of the gift card.  

Monday, October 22, 2012

Science Night

Pine Glen's First Annual Science Night this Thursday, October 25th from 7pm to 8pm. 

Please come join us, Mr. Musselman and Ms. Pavlicek from the Burlington Science Center for exciting night of constellations and nocturnal animals.  Check out the video below for more details on all the fun.

You can bring your iPad and/or binoculars, if you like.  Download the Star Walk app for spotting constellations outside.  

This is a rain or shine (moon that is) event.  There will be indoor activities as well as outdoor activities for the whole family.  

See you this Thursday at 7pm at Pine Glen.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Raffle @ Science Night & Halloween Dance

RE/MAX Andrew Realty Services is sponsoring a balloon ride for two!!  The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon will be at a number of upcoming hot air balloon festivals in the New England area and you could be there! 

The Pine Glen PTO is raffling off the opportunity to experience an untethered hot air balloon ride.

The raffle will be held this upcoming week at Science Night and the Halloween Dance.  Raffle tickets are $5.00 each or 5 tickets for $20.00.

The drawing will take place at the Halloween Dance and you need not be present to win. 

If you have any questions, please contact Carol McDonald Macri at 781.389.6184 or  

Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity!!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Download Extra Collection Sheets

Additional Collection Contest sheets can be downloaded here.  Just click on the sheet title below:

Batty - Box Top Sheet

5-Point Labels Collection Sheet

1-Point Labels Collection Sheet

The deadline for submitting the contest sheets is Friday, October 19.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Genevieve Fundraiser

Genevieve orders are due today - Weds. Oct. 10th.  Please be sure to get the orders to school.

Not sure what to do with your Genevieve catalog now that the fundraiser is over?  Send it back to school with attention room 101 written on the front cover.  The Kindergarten class is using the paper samples in the back for a class project. 

Thank you for all your support with this fundraiser. 

Friday, October 5, 2012

Collection Contest

Check your child's backpack, Collection Contests for Box Tops and Campbell's Labels starts today!

The contest will run for two weeks, deadline for submission is October 19th.  Collect and paste as many Box Tops or Campbell's Labels to the contest sheets.  Additional sheets are available in the front office and will be available shortly here on the PTO Blog. 

Prizes will be awarded to the student who submits the most sheets.

1st Place
$15 iParty gift card and admission to the Halloween Dance

2nd Place
$10 iParty gift card and admission to the Halloween Dance

3rd Place
$5 iParty gift card and admission to the Halloween Dance

For questions regarding the Box Top Collection Contest, please contact Lillian Mahoney at  For questions regarding Campbell's Labels Collection Contest, please contact Adrienne Mattson at

Last spring's Collection Contest winners were:
1st Place - Ashlyn Biundo (7 sheets)
2nd Place - Sean Derochers (5.5 sheets)
3rd Place - Taylor Girouard (5 sheets)

A big congratulations to our past winners!  

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Genevieve Order Deadline

Due to popular demand, the Genevieve deadline has been extended another week to Wednesday, October 10th.

Reminder: this weekend is a three day weekend. Monday is Columbus Day, a school holiday.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Monday, September 24, 2012

PTO Meeting

Thank you to everyone who attended last week's PTO meeting.  Also a big thank you to Dan Callahan for his presentation on how the students at Pine Glen are using technology and the different educational apps and websites available to them.

The PTO Members voted and approved the following requests for funds:

1. $675.00 - Workshop for 2nd grade teachers on how to maximize the use of the interactive white board in class.

2. $3,360 - Ten Marks (online math program) 1 yr. premium access package for grades 2-5 requested by Dan Callahan.

3. $280 - Magazine file cases for library - requested by Laura D'Elia

4. $2,700 - 1st grade Guided Reading Collection requested by 1st grade teachers.

5. $500 - Apple Volume Purchase Voucher for custom iPad apps for grades 1-5.  Requested by Dan Callahan.

6. $50 - Stamp to label literacy kits.  Requested by Ms Anderson and Ms. Smith.

If you have any questions about the use of PTO funds, how the PTO works, how does the PTO  fundraiser or how to get more involved, please contact Carol McDonald Macri at or Catherine Gillespie at 

We welcome your questions and feedback.

Thank you again to all who attended this first meeting.  We look forward to seeing you at the next meeting on November 1st.  

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Fall Fundraiser

The fall fundraiser, Genevieve's, is underway at Pine Glen.

Genevieve's offers a variety of gift ideas for the holiday season.  The items available for purchase include chocolate, kitchen gadgets, candles, picture frames, baking mixes and jewelry to name a few things.  The biggest seller is the gift wrap paper for birthdays and holidays. 

There are prizes available to students who sell anywhere from 1 - 175 (or more) items.   Students are encouraged to talk to family and friends only.  We do not want kids going door to door to sell. 

Orders can be made either online with a credit card or in hard copy (student has form) payable by cash or check.  All orders must be received by October 2.  If you have any questions please contact Carol McDonald Macri at 781.365.0052.

PTO Meeting this Thursday

This Thursday (Sept 20th) is the first PTO meeting of the new school year. Meeting starts promptly at 7pm in the school lobby.

Our special guest will be Dan Callahan from the Tech Center.  Big news this year - the 4th and 5th graders are 1:1 with the IPad and the 1st graders part of an IPad pilot program.

Look forward to seeing you on Thursday.

Monday, September 10, 2012

First Day of Kindergarten

Today, Pine Glen welcomed 61 new students to the Kindergarten classes of Mrs. Parnell, Mrs. Babajtis and Mrs. Potts.  We are excited to have these rising stars at our school.  

Welcome to Pine Glen School.  We hope your first day was the best!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Back to School

A new school year is always an exciting time for kids and parents alike. As a parent, I look forward to getting back into the school routine.  For kids, it's meeting their new teacher, seeing their new classroom and finding old friends and making new ones.  

One of the more challenging things to a new school year is sifting through all the paperwork that comes home on the first day of school.  In that huge packet of paper, you'll find the new PTO brochure highlighting the enrichment programs, from Kindergarten orientation to 5th grade Camp Bournedale.  Your support is the key to the success of the Pine Glen PTO.  Your participation can be as simple as collecting and sending in Box Tops, Campbell's Labels or Coke Rewards tops, or you can get more involved by volunteering for a committee.  Any and all participation is welcomed and appreciated. 

We hope that you'll take the time to review the PTO materials sent home today in your child's backpack and send in your dues. Sign up to receive the PTO Blog announcements and use this site as a reference tool throughout the year.  

We look forward to celebrating the 50th anniversary year of Pine Glen.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Note to Members

Spring has been busy with year-end activities. The Pine Glen PTO sponsored some popular events this month.  On June 1st, the fifth graders attended their final field trip at the Cedardale water and recreation park. The PTO funded bus costs, water, and T-shirts for this trip. We appreciate the work of Katie Capobianco and Kristen Downie on the terrific Cedardale T-shirts.

The annual Pine Glen BBQ took place on June 5th.  Students and their guests enjoyed hamburgers from B.good, hot dogs, grilled chicken, and push-pops under clearing skies.  The PTO funded the DJ and a visit by the Red Sox Green Monster!  Cafeteria supervisor, Carol Keene won the 50/50 raffle and kindly returned part of her winnings to the Pine Glen Family Fund which helps Pine Glen families in need.  We would like to thank Erynn Mitchell, who chaired this event, as well as the many volunteers including: Meg Bond, Tania Conlon, Catherine Gillespie, Judi Golden, Steven Macri, Christine Nicoloro, and Ginna Churchill Shahid.

Children in grades 1-5 enjoyed a fun-filled Field Day on Thursday June 7th.  Inflatable rides, water and pizza for volunteers were donated by the PTO.  Thanks to all the volunteers and P.E. Instructor Christie Govoni, who organized this event.  We received priceless thank-you notes from the students.

Many thanks to Michelle Gaffney for chairing the BEEP Enrichment Committee and for coordinating a special visit to the school by Ben Franklin and Hellen Keller from Historical Perspectives.  Each character's life was dramatically reenacted from childhood through adulthood by multi-media, allowing the children to see the process the historical characters went through to achieve their goals.  The PTO annually funds programs given by outside performers, authors or illustrators.

Also, the PTO helped to coordinate and provide refreshments to future students who attended the pre-school reading sessions.  We would like to thank the Kindergarten teachers and Tania Conlon for chairing this committee.

The PTO hosted a reception for fifth graders and their guests after the moving-up ceremony last Thursday.  Sincere thanks go to Aikiko Coram, Ginelle Davidson, and Nancy O' Callaghan who made the extra effort to assist at this event even though their child was not "graduating".  Special thanks go to Joanna DeFrancesco, who organized all the details for the gathering.

Finally, fifth graders received yearbooks and DVDs, purchased by the PTO, after the moving-up ceremony.  We would like to thank the parents who worked diligently to publish a fantastic yearbook.  They include: Gina Accardi, Katie Capobianco, Lisa Crockett-Crowe, Kristen Downie, Marie Grinnell, Lisa MacNeil and Maria Woods.  Many thanks go to Kristen, who chaired this committee and spent countless hours on the yearbook and DVD that highlighted special events the students participated in during the school year; she has set the bar high! The books and video will serve as precious reminders for the fifth graders of their days, friends and teachers at Pine Glen.  We wish them all the best in middle school.

As many of you know, this will be my final year as PTO Co-President.  Thank you for the many well wishes.  It has been a pleasure and privilege working with PTO members, students and staff of Pine Glen.  I will see some of you at MSMS and BHS.  I'm confident that next year's Board will continue the fine work and mission of the PTO.  Evident in the aforementioned is how the PTO provides wonderful enrichment for all Pine Glen students.  We look forward to working with you next school year and hope you will continue to support the PTO.

Wishing you a terrific and relaxing summer break,

Maria Woods and the Pine Glen PTO Board

Monday, June 11, 2012

5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony - Help Needed

Dear Members,

We need a few parents to help serve refreshments after the moving-up ceremony for fifth graders on Thursday, June 14th from 6 - 8 p.m.  Parents of fifth graders will already have set up the room.  We just need a few people to serve cake, fruit salad, & drinks and clean up afterward.

TO DATE WE ONLY HAVE ONE VOLUNTEER!  We need a few parents of non-fifth graders to step up.  We do not expect parents of the Class of 2012 to volunteer, but rather enjoy time with their child and fellow parents for their final gathering at Pine Glen.  The same will be done for you when your child "graduates."

If you can help, please contact Joanna DeFrancesco at  We truly appreciate any time you can give.

Thank you so much,

Maria Woods and the Pine Glen PTO Board

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Beautification Committee

Correction - Beautification Committee will not be meeting on Monday to team up with the 3rd graders and the Hilton Garden Inn.  Instead we will meet in the fall to review the needs for the upcoming school year (2012-2013).

Thank you to all who expressed interest.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Box Top Contest

This Friday, June 8th, turn in as many Box Top contest sheets as you can to win Pine Glen Spirit Wear!! The top three students with the most sheets submitted will win a prize.

For a collection sheet - click the link below or pick one up in the front office.

Butterfly Collection Sheet

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Family BBQ - Orders due today

Please send in your order for the Pine Glen BBQ, scheduled for Tuesday, June 5th from 6-8 p.m. by today, Weds. May 30th.  

We will be joined by Wally the Green Monster during the first hour!  This year b.good is providing the burgers, chicken burgers and hot dogs.  We'll have music and a 50/50 Raffle too!

We need more volunteers to help with the event.  Join us to help with set up, break down or assist during the BBQ.  Just an hour of your time will make all the difference.  Please contact Erynn Mitchell  781-698-7324 or if you are able to volunteer.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Campbell's Labels for Education

Send in your Campbell's Labels by this Friday, May 25.  

Each June the Campbell's Labels for Education Committee sends in a school year's worth of labels and orders new playground equipment with the help of Ms Govoni.  

If you aren't already familiar with the collection box for the Labels for Education, it is located in the school lobby near the lost & found rack and the vending machine. 

Thank you for taking the time to cut, save and send them into school. 

Friday, May 18, 2012

New Secretary - PTO Board

Congratulations to Joanne Shortell.  She was voted onto the PTO Board last night as the new Secretary.  We are happy to have her join the Board.

A very big thank you is extended to Maria Woods for her years of service to the PTO.  She wasn't sure exactly how many years she'd been involved in the PTO, but thought it was pretty close to fourteen years.  We are so thankful for all her support to the kids and staff at Pine Glen.  We wish her well as she will no doubt find new adventures supporting the tweens of Marshall Simonds Middle School.

We would also like to extend our thanks to Monica Brown.  She is stepping down as Secretary this year.  Monica has provided unyielding support to the Board, attending every meeting and jotting down our every word! Monica will still be actively involved in the PTO as the Chair of the Coke Rewards Program next year.  Thank you!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Last PTO Meeting - Thurs. May 17th

Next Thursday, May 17th, is the last PTO Meeting for this school year.  It's election time!  Please come and vote for the new board members. 

Also, it's a great opportunity to say thank you to Maria Woods for her years of service to the Pine Glen PTO.  Her son Andrew is finishing up the fifth grade and moving on to middle school and with that, we will lose a valuable member to the PTO.  Maria has tirelessly supported the students and parents of Pine Glen.  Please come and say thank you.  We'll serve refreshments and celebrate. 

Meeting starts at 7:00pm.


Saturday, May 5, 2012

Spring Cleaning?

Do you have old books, dvds or cds that you want to get rid of? 

Donate them to the Pine Glen Used Book bin.  

The gray bin its located in the school parking lot near the student drop off area.  This is an on-going fundraiser that contributes to the Pine Glen literacy program. 

Monday, April 30, 2012

Square 1 Art is here!

Square 1 Art orders came in today and are available in the school lobby for pick up.
All the tables at the school are in use for the Art Show tomorrow, so orders are located in boxes near the PTO board next to the main office.  All mugs, plates and water bottles are located on top of the table, all other items are in the boxes underneath the table.
All orders are organized by grade. The original order form has been included with each order and should be easy to locate.
If you have any questions, please let me know.  

Catherine Gillespie

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Teacher Appreciation - It's next week!


Just another reminder that Teacher Appreciation Day will be held on May 1st this year. Once again, we will be serving breakfast, lunch, dessert and holding a raffle for the Pine Glen teachers.  This is such a great way for parents to say "Thank You" to the teachers for all they do for our children!!

We’ve gotten a great response but are still in need of the following items:

  • 1 dz bagels and cream cheese
  • Danish
  • Quiche
  • Orange juice
  • Apple juice
  • Cranberry juice
  • Garden salad
  • Potato salad
  • 3-4 hot dishes
  • Crystal Light Bottles
  • Dessert items
  • Raffle Items

Feel free to send in other items that may be a favorite in your house!! Email Joanna DeFrancesco at if you plan on donating an item.

Please bring in or send the item with your child the morning of May 1st.  We will be collecting items starting at 7:30am in the lobby.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Pine Glen and Burlington Logo Wear

It's time to send in your order for Pine Glen and Burlington Spirit wear! 

Hopefully you saw the items on display at the Pine Glen Carnival.  If you didn't - we're offering a great array of items from our local Burlington outfitter - Perfect Promotions:

Spring jackets in either green and white (Pine Glen colors) or red and white for Burlington
Fleece jackets
Flannel pants
Spring/summer shorts
Dry fit tee shirts for athletics
and much more!

Many items can be custom embroidered!

Please place your order by Weds. May 2nd and support our school fundraising while stocking up on the essentials!  You should receive an order form in your child's backpack shortly.  If you don't - contact the Pine Glen PTO or Beth Reith at

Thanks again for your support.

Cute Fleece Pants!

Burlington Wear
Super Soft Fleece Jacket

For a copy of the Order Form - Click Here

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Day - May 1


Teacher Appreciation Day will be held on May 1st this year. Once again, we will be serving breakfast, lunch, dessert and holding a raffle for the Pine Glen teachers.  This is such a great way for parents to say "Thank You" to the teachers for all they do for our children!!

In order to make this a successful day we need lots of donations!!  The list is as follows:

1dz bagels and cream cheese
Coffee Cake
Fruit Salad
2 boxes of Joe
2 bottles each, orange, cranberry and apple juice

Garden Salad
Pasta Salad
Potato Salad
3/4 Hot Dishes
12 Crystal Light bottles
12 Iced Tea Bottles
Case of water


Raffle items are also needed for the teacher raffle held in the afternoon.

Please keep in mind that this is a basic list and feel free to send in other items that may be a favorite in your house!! Please email Joanna DeFrancesco at if you plan on donating an item.

Please bring in or send the item with your child the morning of May 1st.  We will be collecting items starting at 7:30am in the lobby.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Square 1 Art / Spirit Tees

Square 1 Art orders are due on Monday, April 9th.  The kids did a fabulous job with their themed art this year.  A very big Thank You to Ms Fallon for all her help with this fundraiser.  It wouldn't be possible without her.

PTO sponsored Spirit Shirts...please send in the green form to indicate your child's shirt size.  There were some delays in distribution in different classrooms.  Please return the form by Weds. April 11 or email Catherine Gillespie at with the shirt size, student's name and teacher's name.


Friday, April 6, 2012

Raffle Winners

The following is a list of donations, donors, and winners for the stage raffle and grand prizes. 
Donation Donor Winner
1 Principal for a day Principal John Lyons Wolinski
2 Dragon speech recognition software Nuance-Anthony Ricupero Deidre Salvador
3 Johnny Boychuk autographed hockey puck Boston Bruins Abby Lane
4 2 Complimentary tickets Boston Duck Tours Linda Barnstein
5 Daniel Bard autographed baseball Boston Red Sox Gilda Aliberti
6 Overnight stay for 2 adults & 2 children Burlington Marriott Visco Family
7 $35 gift certificate The Butterfly Place Golden
8 Ray Bourque autographed photo Celebrities for Charity Rick
9 Family pass Ecotarium Connie Owens
10 Year-long family membership Harvard University Museums Floyd
11 2 passes Gardner Museum Corey Everett
12 4 passes - 2 for 1 admission JFK Library Jackie Kirwin
13 2 Reserved ticket coupons Lowell Spinners Cox
14 2 admission tickets New England Aquarium Paula Everett
15 2 passes  Newport Mansions Bibbo
16 4 passes Peabody Essex Museum Dennis Bergeron
17 Family pass Pilgrim Hall Museum Joe Viscione
18 Family pass Pilgrim Hall Museum Corey Everett
19 2 passes Plimoth Plantation Joe Viscione
20 5 passes for Swan Boat ride Swan Boats, Inc. Jackie Kirwin
21 5 passes for Swan Boat ride Swan Boats, Inc. Linda Barnstein
22 $100 gift certificate B & D Carpet Barrucci Family
23 $20 gift certificate Burlington Jade Katie Capobianco
24 $50 gift card Color Works Keri Riley
25 Gift certificate for wash & cut Hair by Nicole Connie Owens
26 $25 gift card LaCascia's Bakery Patrick Pape
27 Hair cut gift certificate Leone's Hair Design Nicoloro
28 $25 gift certificate Patterson's Back Bay Dancewear Robin James
29 Orchid Plant Whole Bunch Flower Market Gina Accardi
30 $20 gift card & $10 gift certificate Dunkin' Donuts&Delicious Desserts Cole Capobianco
31 Two area rugs Keene Carpet Nicoloro
32 $20 gift certificate Neat N' Clean Dry Cleaners Stephanie Smith
33 $20 gift card Pizza Works Robin James
34 $40 in gift certificates Spencer Cleaners Mary Reynolds
35 $20 gift card & coffee mug True North Dee Lane
36 $25 gift certificate Burlington Recreation Visco Family
37 $100 off Family Membership  Burlington Swim & Tennis Club Glenda Little
38 $30 gift card New Image Salon Mary Donhoffner
39 4 private lessons  The Real School of Music Jacob Theirrien
40 $20 in gift cards Schoolhouse Ice Cream Brenda Ferro
41 $25 gift certificate Sweet Ginger Jane Lynch
42 $20 gift card Bed, Bath, & Beyond O'Connell
43 $25 gift card Burton's Grill Mrs. Potts
44 $25 gift card Chateau Restaurant Taylor Tabor
45 Facial Gift Certificate Elizabeth Grady Brenda Ferro
46 Coach wristlet Donald Reppucci O'Connell
47 $20 in gift certificates Macaroni Grille Barrucci Family
48 Snip-Its Gift Basket Snip-Its Adrienne Mattson
49 Hair products gift basket Super Cuts Shea Riley
50 Tote bag of Goodies Trader Joe's Carol Keene
51 Gift certificate for 3 free yogurts Yeh! Yogurt Moreira
52 Gift certificate for 3 free yogurts Yeh! Yogurt Stephanie Smith
53 Gift certificate for 3 free yogurts Yeh! Yogurt Adrienne Mattson
54 Gift certificate for 3 free yogurts Yeh! Yogurt Moreira
55 Merino Wool scarf Eileen Fisher Corey Everett
56 $50 gift card Massage Envy Brenda Ferro
57 Hot oil spa manicure Nails & Co. Carol Keene
58 Hot oil spa manicure Nails & Co. Mrs. Guanci
59 $50 gift certificate New Balance Danny Piotti
60 $25 gift card Not Your Average Joe's Elizabeth Gillespie
61 2 miracle balls & 1 tour grip Relax the Back Denna Withycombe
62 $25 gift certificate Stellabella Toys Mrs. Guanci
63 $25 Outback Steakhouse gift card Arthur & Linda Barnstein Eileen Conte
64 Herbal Tea Basket Capobianco Family Bella Alessi
65 "Family Movie Night" basket Doherty/Gover 3rd grade class Linh Detzel
66 "Love to Read" Basket Mrs. Potts kindergarten class Melissa Parnell
67 Aquarium with $20 gift certificate Mrs. Hayes 1st grade class O'Connell
68 Baking basket Ms. Marcus 5th grade class Linda Barnstein
69 "Pampering Mom" Avon Basket Mrs. Guanci's 1st Grade Class O'Connell
70 One-year membership plus gym tote Planet Fitness BB
71 "Ice Cream Sundae" basket Mrs. Finn's 4th grade class Shea Riley
72 Handmade play set with book Timmy and Kraig Larson Bella Alessi
73 Free Reiki session Michelle Grossman Mary Donhoffner
74 "Movie Night" gift basket Mrs. Lynch's 3rd grade class Denise Griffin
75 "Summer" basket  Mrs. Cunha's third grade class Denise Griffin
76 "Arts and Crafts" Basket Mrs. Parnell's Kindergarten class Barrucci Family
77 "Hot Diggity Dog" basket The Accardi Family Corey Everett
78 "Family Movie Night" basket Ms. Varrell's 2nd grade class Dylan Giles
79 $175 gift certificate Echo Enrichment Center BB
80 4 all access passes Cranmore Mountain John Shortell
81 2 Complimentary tickets Six Flags Sandra Escobar
82 "Family Game Night" basket Mrs. Lane's 2nd grade class Desmond
83 "Italian Cooking" basket Mrs. Visocchi's fourth grade class Nicole Prince
84 Bucket of balls Mrs. B's kindergarten class Denise Keough-Lane
85 BBQ Basket Mrs. Fitzpatrick's 5th grade class Melissa Parnell
86 Game Stop & Pizzeria France gift cards Mrs. Theirrien's 5th grade class Carol Keene
87 Easter Basket Patel Family Kenny
88 Organix spa manicure Christie Govoni Krystel Anderson
89 Organix Hair cut and style Christie Govoni Nicole Prince
90 Free Golf Lesson Golf Galaxy Mark Simons
1 Marie-Grace American Girl Doll American Girl Golden
2 $150 in Capital Grille gift certificates Capital Grille Laura Prince
3 "Our Favorite Things" framed gift cards Ms. Hayes' 4th Grade Class Mary Reynolds
4 iPod Touch & $25 gift card Pine Glen families Kelly Comeau
5 4 Park Hopper Passes Walt Disney World Jim Kasparian
6 $70 in Scratch Tickets Mrs. Redfern's 1st grade class Brenda Ferro
7 Lululemon Duffel Bag Ms. Anderson's 2nd grade class Katie Beach Lyons
8 Kindle Touch basket Mrs. Beaulieu's 5th grade Rm 208 Jackie Kirwin
Thank you to everyone who made the Carnival Raffle possible and a great success!
We would like to thank the many local businesses and the entire Pine Glen Community,    
including parents, teachers, staff, and administration who generously donated 
gift cards/certificates, gift baskets, merchandise, and services.  
Again, many thanks to the room parents who organized classroom raffle donations.
The volunteers who helped organize, collect prizes and run the raffle deserve countless thanks
as well.  We are also grateful to everyone who purchased raffle tickets. 
Proceeds will be used to enrich the educational experience of all Pine Glen students. 
Sincerely, Maria Woods, Denise Desmond and the Pine Glen Carnival Raffle Committee