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.