It's time to think about ordering for the 2015-16 school year!
To order School Supplies and Yearbook for the 2015-16 school year ONLINE, please click HERE.
To read about NBS PTO school supplies, yearbook ordering, and PTO fees for 2015-16, please click HERE.
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Submissions for the newsletter to be received by Thursday's at 4pm 
25th May, 2015
Key Dates

Memorial Day NO SchoolMon May 25th
BHS Commencement - Willow Creek ChurchFri May 29th     6:00pm
Board of Edcuation Meeting - BHS Tue Jun 2nd    7:00pm
NBS Field Day (Rain day June 4th)Wed Jun 3rd    9:00am
5th Grade Recognition - NBS GymFri Jun 5th       9:00am 

In This Issue
Springbreak  Springbreak  Springbreak  Springbreak
Field Day is almost here!
Field Day
We can't run this event without YOUR HELP! Take the day off and come enjoy a fun day with your kids at school on Wednesday, June 3rd 9:00am (rain date is Thursday, June 4th). This year the event is at NBS. So many different options for help and if something doesn't fit your schedule just le us know and we'll make something work. Find a friend and run an event together. The events are PRE-PLANNED just show up and help guide the kids/teachers/staff in the fun. You can find all descriptions for the events on the PTO field day page Here  If you are able to volunteer please sign up Here . For any questions please contact Maria Palumbo at .
Each grade is assigned a shirt color they will need to wear on Field Day.
KG - Red, 1st Grade - Blue, 2nd Grade - Yellow, 3rd Grade - Orange, 4th Grade - Purple, 5th Grade - Green and Parent volunteers - White.
Don't miss out on a day full of water balloons, hot dogs, an ice cream truck and fun, fun, fun! 
Thank you to our wonderful retiring Teachers!
Retiring Teachers
For your devotion, dedication and hard work, you deserve the best retirement ever. Enjoy this new journey of your life. Cherish every moment and have fun!
The Vacancy you'll leave behind may be filled in,
The Position you had may be held by others,
But in our Hearts, you're simply irreplaceable. We're going to miss you!
Mr. Gapp, Mrs. Hodge, Mrs. Myers, Mrs. Pearce, Mrs. (nurse) Rischie
Thank you to everyone who volunteered at NBS!
Thank you Luncheon
Thank you to all of you that have made our NBS PTO such a success! Many hours of planning, supporting and executing events in and out of the classroom. We would also like to thank those who support the school in other ways such as fund raising and donations. It's been a great year and it's thanks to all of you!

2014 -2015 Year Books Available!
The publisher has sent us a few extra yearbooks, so if you did not order one for your child and wish you had, please send a check for $17 payable to NBS PTO along with your child's name and teacher's name. You will be placed on a waitlist to receive a book (we will fold your check until we've determined if a book is available).
If you don't remember if you ordered a yearbook, please go  Here where we have posted the names of children with yearbook orders on file.
We anticipate yearbooks will be distributed on the last day of school.
Any questions please contact Jeanne Varwig @

NBS PTO Needs You!
Do you want to get to know other parents and families at NBS? Are you feeling like getting more involved in some new school events for 2015-16 school year, or how about for the 2016-17 timeframe. Please contact the PTO Nominating Committee if you would like to discuss how YOU can make a difference at NBS. Help support one of the many great programs that helps our school, students, families, parents, staff and community! Click Here if you would like to review all of the descriptions of the many PTO committees. 

Parent Room Coordinators needed!
Room Coordinator
Are  you interested becoming a Room Coordinator (room parent)? It does not require a lot of time and it's fun!  To find out more about the role, the fun activities we organize and to sign up please see enclosed flyer Here .

Barrington 220 Fun Bowling League!
Bowling League
Are you looking for a fun time with fellow Barrington 220 Parents? Consider joining this group for the next school year (first bowl August 25th). You can join an existing team or form your own. We meet on Tuesdays, when school is in session from 9:15am for 3 games. NO experience needed, just a fun opportunity to meet and socialize with other parents. Please contact Allison Abrahams at for more information

There are many shops to choose from but an example is TARGET. We earned $682 so far this school year, $15,564 since the program inception. This is with just 54 NBS families registered. Please consider linking your RED card to NBS, or sign up for an account. Many Thanks for your continued support!
Easy shopping on line! The eScrip online mall website is a free website that is connected with over 800 large retailers to give a % back to schools and non-profit organizations. Shops such as Amazon, Walmart, Kohl's, The apple store, Best Buy, Gap etc. Here's how to get started:
1. Click on this link: 
2. Register your contact informatio, then enter PTO of North Barrington School as your organization.
3. Once registered, choose eScrip ONLINE MALL and scroll down to "See ALL Shops".
4. Choose your store, and start shopping as you normally would!
Once registered, you can start shopping any time at

Community Happenings




Extending Learning to the Barrington 220 Community
Link's website is full of great support information on a range of topics affecting our children today. Bookmark this site to keep in touch with upcoming events in our community. Click Here

Calling all girl Explorers!
Is your daughter looking for Adventure, Fun and Friendship? Interested in camping, horse riding, canoeing, biking and so much more! There's a program in Barrington for outgoing 5th grader girls called Junior Explorers. Many of our NBS alumni have joined this program and love the program. The girls meet at 7pm on Wednesdays, at the Garlands. Upcoming meetings:
May 27th - Planning Meals for Summer camp
June 10th - Equipment & Activity Planning for Summer Camp
June 21st - 26th  Summer Camp is here!
To find out more about this exciting program please click Here
Join Indian Princesses!
 Indian Princesses
Indian Princesses are welcoming new members. Girls Kindergarten - 5th grade are welcome. Spend some quality time with dad and meet new friends. To find out more about the program click Here
Movie & A Cause!
 Movie in the park
JourneyCare's Youth Advisory is hosting a Movie at Citizens park on Wednesday June 10th at 7:30 ish (movie will start at dusk). The family movie featured is the Sandlot, with a suggested donation of $5. Your hosts are students from BHS who will send all proceeds to support JourneyCare's. Delicious concessions available from Sweetspot!
To find out more about the event and JourneyCare's please click Here.
North Barrington PTO, 310 North Highway 59, North Barrington, IL 60010,