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Pine Glen Nurse Rehired for 2023-24 School Year
Plus, softball team makes the state championship!
Good Morning, Burlington,
I was notified this week that Pine Glen School Nurse, Alexandra Laverty’s, contract was renewed for the 2023-24 school year. This follows an appeal to Dr. Conti and the School Committee back in March in response to allegations that Nurse Laverty was being unfairly targeted and threatened with non-renewal of her contract. A petition called “Stop the Unfair Termination of Nurse Alexandra Laverty” that made its rounds on the internet this spring garnered 234 signatures. (Pine Glen enrolls about 300 students.)
At that March meeting, community members and School Committee members stated Nurse Laverty has a special way of interacting with and supporting kids with varied needs and that losing her would be a loss to the community.
One more thing to note for today: The school district has sent out a transportation survey for parents to fill out. If you haven’t already responded, please do so before the survey closes on June 22.
Today in Burlington
Meetings and Events
Friday, June 16
Last day of school! And it’s a half-day!
10:30 AM & 11:30 AM - Toddler & Preschool Story & Craft at the library
11:00 AM - Elementary School Building Committee Executive Working Group will discuss the upcoming SBC Meeting review. (virtual; register)
6:00 PM - Friendship Party at Made in Burlington
Saturday, June 17
9:00 AM-12:00 PM - Town Shred Day for town residents. ID Required; 2 box maximum.
11:00 AM - Hanging Diffusers at Made in Burlington
11:00 AM - Dads & Donuts at the library
2:00 PM - Mermaid Bow & Necklace Class at Made in Burlington
3:00 PM - Rising 6th Grade Welcome & Ice Cream Social at the library
Sunday, June 18
Monday, June 19
Library & Town Offices Closed for Juneteenth Holiday
Sports and Activities
Our softball team won their semifinal game against Westfield yesterday! That means they’ll be playing in the championship at UMASS Amherst against Tewksbury! Date and time are still TBA.
Tomorrow, Burlington will be hosting the state lacrosse finals at BHS. Thanks to lacrosse ref Paul Noonan for the hot tip!
10:00 Girls Division 3 Norwell vs Newburyport
12:30 Boys Division 3 Norwell vs Falmouth
3:30 Boys Division 2 Reading vs Duxbury
6:00 Boys Division 1. BC High vs St. John’s Prep
That’s all for today. As it’s my birthday tomorrow, and it’s been a very exhausting couple of weeks, I will likely take a day or two off over the weekend. See you back soon!