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.