This spring, we were lucky enough to collaborate with the Burlington Youth and Family Services program to start a chapter of the Fit Girls program here at Pine Glen. The Fit Girls program emphasizes growth in self-esteem and positivity through the activity of running. For six weeks, Coaches Jess and Channing led 15 4th and 5th graders through running and training exercises to prepare for the Kick In for Kids 5k in Woburn. The girls completed the 5K this past Sunday and ran their hearts out! The girls will also be completing a community service/beautification project here at Pine Glen to spruce up the front of our school building by planting some flowers. Through the program, the girls became aware of their own strengths: athleticism, perseverance, fitness, commitment and pride. We are so proud of them for this accomplishment and are excited that the program will return to Pine Glen in the fall. Congratulations, girls!