Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Walkathon Results are in!

Congratulations to all the students, staff and parents of Pine Glen for a successful 1st Walkathon!  

We raised $4070 - GREAT JOB!!!

The PTO will be asking the 5th grade student council to present a $500 donation to the Burlington Food Pantry this month.

The top fundraising boy & girl in each grade will receive 10 Carnival tickets for their "Fabulous Fundraising" efforts.  These certificates will go home through their homeroom teachers.  Please present this certificate at the Pine Glen Spring Carnival to redeem your tickets!

Winners are:

Brendan Shortell Grade 5
Madison Valente-Voasco Grade 5
Emily LoVuolo Grade 5
Caitlyn Mahoney Grade 4
Jacob Frost Grade 4
Amber Nicole Winsor Grade 3
Ryan Heldenbergh Grade 3
Joey Capporelli Grade 2
Rebecca Jimenez Grade 2
Katie Frost Grade 2
Nora McDowell Grade 2
Madelyn Dellascio Grade 1
Matthew Kilfoyle Grade 1
Kai Schultz Grade K
Sophia Gardiner Grade K
* There were several ties so there may be multiple winners in each category

Congratulations to all of our winners for a job well done!

Special call out to Amber Nicole Winsor who raised $175 - Pine Glen's top fundraiser!  Great Job Amber Nicole!!!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Genevieve Orders are in!

Genevieve orders have arrived!

Please come into the school and in the hallway to the left of the lobby pick up your order.  
Orders are orgainzed by grade.

Student prize certificates will be sent home through their classroom teachers.

CONGRATULATIONS to Joey O'Hare for winning the
 "Uno's Pizza for a Year" gift card!  
 Enjoy your pizza Joey!

Thanks for your support!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Santa is coming to town!

Santa will be coming to BCAT on Friday, December 12, from 6pm until 7:30pm.  Children are welcome to come to the BCAT studio (located in the back of Burlington High School near the entrance to Bay Path University) during that time for holiday treats and the opportunity to meet Santa. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be chatting with children to review their lists while parents (or other responsible adults) are welcome to take as many photos as they'd like.

The program will be broadcast live on BCAT (Comcast Channel 9, RCN Channel 3, or Verizon Channel 39) and repeated periodically throughout the holiday season.  If children aren't able or if they choose not to visit the studio, they can call in live to talk to Santa and tell them their Christmas wishes.

This is a free event and open to everyone, even non-Burlington residents.  However, non-Burlington residents aren't able to view BCAT on their televisions at home.

Thanks and happy holidays.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Turkey Trot, Walk-a-thon and a science experiment!

Pine Glen Turkey Trot and walk-a-thon is Wednesday, Nov 26!  

Sponsorship Donations Due Date extended to Monday, Dec 1!

Join us starting at approximately 9am outside the school for a science experiment, followed by the annual Turkey Trot and finishing with our first annual walk-a-thon! 

Don't forget your canned goods for the Burlington food pantry! 

Want to volunteer? Email - all volunteers must have an up to date CORI on file and have completed a confidentiality meeting. 

Thank you for your support! 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Flatbread Fundraiser

No need to cook Tuesday night!
Stay to eat or order to go!

Raffle items include.....
            * Kings Bowling gift certificate
            * Jump On In Party
            * Scratch Tix Basket
            * iPod touch with iTunes gift card
            * Fitness Package

$5 for 3 tickets and $10 for 8 tickets

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Walk-a-Thon Volunteers Needed

Interested in volunteering at Pine Glen's 1st Annual Walk-a-Thon?

email with your availability and contact information

**Remember all volunteers must have an updated CORI on file & 
have completed a Confidentiality meeting.

Burlington Food Pantry Needs Our Help!

The Burlington Food Pantry needs our help!

The Food Pantry provides food and other basic necessities each month to over 300 people. All donations are distributed to needy families and individuals living in Burlington. PLEASE consider helping this important organization BY DONATING JUST ONE OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS. The collection bin is located in the school lobby.


100% Juice boxes

100% Juices in cans and plastic containers (no glass please)

Baked Beans

Canned Beef Soups

Canned Vegetable Soups

Canned Broth, Chicken and Beef (regular and low sodium)

Canned Chicken / Ham

Spaghetti Sauce cans or jars (regular, no sugar added, low sodium)

Canned Tomatoes (diced, whole, pureed)

Canned Vegetables (regular and no salt added)

Coffee, Hot Chocolate and Tea

Cookies, Crackers

Granola bars, Trail mix

Ketchup, mustard, mayo

Macaroni and Cheese

Oatmeal, instant packets and quick oats (regular and no sugar added)

Peanut Butter

Jelly / Jam

Shelf Stable Milk 1%



Please check expiration dates on food and other non-perishable items to make sure they have not expired before donating them.

Pine Glen’s donations will be delivered to The Burlington Food Pantry on Wednesday November 26, 2014. Thank you very much!!

Flatbread Fundraiser - Tuesday, November 18 5pm-close

PTO "Pay Your Dues" Raffle Winners

PTO "Pay Your Dues" Raffle Winners

Congratulations to the Casteel family and the Ho family!  
Both families have won a $20 Target Gift Card in the PTO "Pay Your Dues" Raffle.

Thank you to all of the families who have paid your 2014-15 dues!  

It's never too late to donate - donate via paypal (top right of this page) or send an envelope in with your child and put PTO dues on the outside!   

Thanks for your continued support of our school!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Halloween Dance

Join us for a spooky great time at the annual Pine Glen Halloween Dance!
When:   Saturday, October 25, 6-8 pm
Where:  Pine Glen
Tickets are $5 for PTO members, $10 for all others

Volunteers are still needed!  
Email to sign up for a time slot.Volunteers are needed: 
2:00 - 5:00pm - Set Up 
5:45 - 7:00pm - Dance
7:00 - 8:00pm - Dance 
8:00 - 9:00pm - Clean Up 
**Reminder: all volunteers must have an updated CORI on file and have completed a confidentiality meeting

Monday, October 20, 2014

Contest Winners!

We have our winners for the Collection Contests!  All of the winners will receive Party Lab Gift cards along with free tickets to the Halloween Dance.  The PTO wants to thank everyone for participating, the collection contest brings in hundreds of dollars to the PTO which will be funneled back to the students.  Please keep collecting those labels and box tops and stay tuned for our next collection contest!
Campbell's Labels for Education
Poleena Risman, 166 points, (tied for 1st)
Ellie Risman, 166 points, (tied for 1st)
Seema Risman, 166 points, (tied for 1st)
Box Tops
Emma Naddaff, 275 box tops  (tied for 1st place)
Brooke Naddaff, 275 box tops (tied for 1st place)
Christopher Peckham, 210 box tops,  (3rd place )

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Genevieve Fundraiser

The Genevieve Fundraiser end date has been extended to Friday, October 10th.  The PTO thanks you for your participation!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Kidstuff Coupon Book Fundraiser

The valuable, family-friendly KidStuff Coupon Books are now available through Pine Glen PTO!

Use just a few coupons and quickly save more than the $25.00 cost of the book...Remember to keep the book in your car! Our school earns 50 percent or more profit on each book we sell! Your family earns one FREE book worth $25.00 for every 5 books you sell! Family and friends will love saving with KidStuff. They are great for gifts too! You will enjoy great savings from many retailers in your area like Lego Store, Lazer Craze, Monster Mini Golf, Shaws, Six Flags New England, Water Country and so many more...

Payment is due at time of order. Please make checks payable to Pine Glen PTO.
Send your payment in an envelope addressed to PTO. Include your Child’s Name, Room # and Teacher’s Name, Quantity of books and total amount of money enclosed. Each book is $25. Please return your order to your child’s teacher by Monday October 6th.

Please contact Caroline at with questions.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Recycling Contest - Let the race begin!!!

Raise $$ for Pine Glen by Recycling

Bay Stay Textile’s Recycling Rebate Program

Cleaning out the old clothes & shoes?
Getting rid of old stuffed animals?

Bay State Textiles pays your school for your unwanted items! 

Bay State Textiles pays a rebate to the school of $100/ton for unwanted textiles!!

**Bay State Textiles is sponsoring a Back to School Contest that will run September 1st - January 15th.  The Burlington PTO's have to collect 18,000 pounds collectively to receive the contest monies of $900 on top of the rebate.**

Bin is located in front of the Pine Glen Main Entrance and is emptied 2x/week – LET’S FILL IT UP! 
All proceeds go to the Pine Glen Family Fund

for a list of acceptable items.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

2014-15 PTO Board

Introducing the PTO Board for the 2014-15 school year

President - Ginelle Davidson

Co-Vice President - Caroline Taitelbaum
Co-Vice President - John Lyons
Treasurer - Adrienne Mattson

Secretary - Joanne Shortell 


Tuesday, May 20, 2014


A long overdue thank you to the carnival committee Deb Murphy, Michelle Grossman, Lynn Barnstein and Denise Desmonds.  

We appreciate all your hard work to make the carnival such a wonderful family event each year!  Thank you!! 

Friday, May 16, 2014

Kindergarten Social

Children who will be entering Kindergarten this fall are invited to join the monthly Pre-K socials being organized by Mother-to-Mother and the Pine Glen PTO.  Join us for a laid-back, friendly play-date at the Pine Glen school playground. This is a great way for kids (and parents) to get to know each other and the school environment.  

We will have one social a month until school starts.  Our next social will be held on Sunday, June 1st from 4 to 5 pm at the Pine Glen school playground.  Siblings are welcome.

If you are interesting in joining our email list, please send an email to Caroline Taitelbaum at Include your name and the name of your child who will be entering kindergarten. By signing up, you will receive any notices due to weather cancellations and emails regarding future month socials.
We hope you can join us!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

PTO Meeting Cancelled

Unfortunately, tonight's meeting is cancelled due to illness.  The meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, 5/20 at 7pm in the lobby at Pine Glen. 

Our apologies for any inconvenience. 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

PTO Meeting - Tomorrow Night (Thursday)

It's our last PTO Meeting of the year on Thursday night at 7 pm in the school lobby.  

This is a very important meeting - we will be voting on incoming board members.  We are also still in need of volunteers to fill the upcoming vacancies.  

PLEASE consider devoting some time to supporting the PTO and ultimately all the children and faculty of Pine Glen!

We hope to see you Thursday night!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Teacher Appreciation

Tuesday, May 6 - Teacher Appreciation at Pine Glen

Thanks to all the parents who are donating items for tomorrow's event. 

We are still in need of items to raffle off to the teachers to say THANK YOU!  Raffle items could be gift cards, flowers, plants, ceramics, items for the class, etc. 

We'll be in the lobby at 7:30am tomorrow to collect the donated food and raffle items. 

Thank you again for all your support!!  We have a special group of teachers at Pine Glen.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Square 1 Art Orders

Square 1 Art orders are in!

Please pick up your order in the school lobby (next to the PTO board).  Items are organized by grade with glass items and water bottles on the table.

If you are interested in purchasing additional items or placing your first order with Square 1 Art please go to their website at  You just need your child's access code.  If you have missed placed it, I can retrieve it for you.  All I need is your child's name, grade and teacher.  My email address is

Thank you!!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Orange Leaf Fundraiser - Next Tuesday

Please join us at Orange Leaf 
Tuesday, April 29th from 6-10 PM.  

Mention the Pine Glen PTO and 
Orange Leaf will donate 15% of the sales to the PTO.  

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Kindergarten Social

Children who will be entering Kindergarten in September are invited to join the monthly Pre-K socials being organized by Mother-to-Mother and the Pine Glen PTO.  You do not need to be a member of either organization to participate.  The first social will be held on Sunday, May 4th from 4-5 pm at the Pine Glen school playground.  Siblings are welcome. 

If you would like to be placed on the distribution list for future information regarding the Pre-K socials please email Caroline Taitelbaum at

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Textile Fundraiser

Spring cleaning?  Not sure what to do with old shoes or old torn linens?  Bay State Textiles wants your old unusable textiles.

The new collection bin in front of the school will accept clothing, stuffed animals, accessories, linens and footwear.  Items must be clean (no oily rags or towels) and dry.    

The PTO will earn $100/ton of textiles.  This is an excellent way to recycle unwanted items that can't be donated.

Acceptable items
Footwear: Shoes, heels, sandals, boots, work boots, dress boots, winter boots, sneakers, cleats, slippers and flip flops.

Clothing:  All clothing, undergarments, old socks, etc.

Accessories: hats, pocketbooks, belts, gloves, duffle bags, ties, scarves, totes, bathrobes.

Linens: sheets, blankets, draperies, pillows, dish towels, table linens, comforters, throw rugs, placemats.


For a complete list go to

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

PTO Meeting

Monday, April 14th is the next PTO Meeting.  
This meeting will be held in school lobby starting at 7pm.

Nomination paperwork will be available for PTO Board positions for the next school year 2014-15.

Voting for new Board Members will be at the May PTO Meeting. 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Square 1 Art

Orders are due Monday April 7th.  

You can order online at or send in the paper copy with a check payable to Square 1 Art. 

It's a great opportunity to order personalized gifts for Mother's Day or Father's Day. 

Any questions, please contact Catherine Gillespie at

Thank you for your support!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

PTO Meeting tomorrow night

Monthly PTO Meeting Wednesday, February 26th 
at the Hilton Garden Inn Restaurant, 
5 Wheeler Rd in Burlington. 
Come at 6:30 and have a cocktail and apps - meeting will start promptly at 7 pm. 
We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Collection Contest Winners

The winners of this winter's collection contests are: 

Box Tops
1st Place Erin Shortell - 58 sheets (580 Box Tops)
2nd Place - Elizabeth Gillespie 27.5 Sheets (275 Box Tops)
3rd Place - Ella Mae Grzelak - 26 Sheets (260 Box Tops)
3rd Place - Emma Naddaff - 26 sheets (260 Box Tops)

The total for the contest was 358.5 sheets = 3,585 BoxTops = $358.50. That's about $40 more than the last contest in October! 

Labels for Education
1st Place - Brendan Shortell 488 Pts
2nd Place - Nolan Berkeley 258 Pts
3rd Place - Gina Accardi 249 Pts

Prizes for this collection contest are Pine Glen Carnival tickets
1st Place - 20 tickets
2nd Place - 15 tickets
3rd Place - 10 tickets

Students can pick up their prize at the Carnival on Saturday, March 29th. 

Congratulations to all the winners!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Collection Contest

It's the start of the Valentine's Day Collection Contest.  Collect and submit as many Box Tops and Labels for Education as you can by Friday, February 14.  Prizes are tickets to the Pine Glen Carnival, this coming March 29th. 

A copy of the sheet will be distributed in backpacks this week.  

Eager to get started?  Copy of sheets are available by clicking on either Box Tops or Labels for Education below. 

Box Tops

Labels For Education - 1 point sheet

Labels for Education - 5 point sheet

Any questions regarding Box Tops please contact Lillian Mahoney at  Questions regarding Labels for Education please contact Adrienne Mattson at 

Don't forget - all the money generated from Box Tops goes to the Pine Glen Library.  All the points earned from Labels for Education goes toward playground equipment. 

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Adopt a Class 2020

Adopt a Class 2020 - Fundraiser

Jim Plunkett Entertainment and DJ 

March 7, 2014 - 7:30 to Midnight

Son's of Italy - Woburn
168 Lexington Street