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

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

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 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 Lynn Barnstein, Michelle Grossman,  Deb Murphy, and Maria Woods 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 Kimberly Daly and 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 raffle.  Please thank them when using their business.  Thank you to the Raffle Committee, including Monica Brown, Denise Desmond, Jill Giles, Lillian Mahoney, Jill McCabe, 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 classroom gifts.
We would also like to thank RE/MAX for advertising and planning to give hot-air balloon rides.  Unfortunately, weather 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 helped to bring many visitors to the Carnival.  Please see  for updates, postings, and photos.
We also would like to thank retired Pine Glen Principal, Jane Dwyer, for her famous face painting skills and the D.A.R.E. program and Officer Sheppard for the police car ride.  Many thanks to the Burlington Fire Department for displaying a firetruck at the front of the school for up-close inspection, Al Fay for his antique firetruck ride, and Joanne Ryan for donating the helium for the balloons.  
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 holding another Carnival next year and continue this fine Pine Glen tradition that has taken place for decades.
Please note that the next and final PTO meeting of the school year will be held on Thursday, May 17th at 7 p.m.  We will hold a PTO Board election for next year's officers.  If you are interested in a Board position, please complete and submit a nomination form that is available in the school office by April 30th. 
Thank you,
The Pine Glen PTO Board