NBS Colt - The North Barrington Elementary School PTO Newsletter
Barrington220.org/North October 24th, 2016
Key Dates
Fall Box Tops Due     Friday, October 28th 
Halloween Parade and Classroom Parties Monday, October 31st
Hero Breakfast    Wednesday, November 2nd 
Tasty Tuesday    Tuesday, November 8th
Rosalind Wiseman for Barrington Speaker Series  Wednesday, November 9th-7:30pm
Veteran's Day Ceremony Friday, November 11th-9 am 
November PTO Meeting  Friday, November 11th- 9:15am 
Fall Book Fair  Tuesday-Friday, November 15th-18th

In This Issue
Halloween at NBS
NEW THIS YEAR- an RSVP is needed by ALL adults who plan to attend the halloween parties.   

Box Tops

Calling all box tops clippers!  This Friday, October 28, 2016, is the deadline for the Fall classroom contest!  The class with the most Box Tops will be awarded a party in November!  Please send in the box tops in a baggy/envelope with the teacher’s name on it, or on the attached Collection Sheet or flyer from virtual backpack.  They can be placed in the box labeled box tops in the lobby area at NBS or turned in at the front office.  Each box top is worth 10 cents.    New this year is a Box Tops app that can be downloaded on Apple or Android devices.  You can get double bonus box tops for the months of September and October by scanning in your cash register receipts.  Please see the attached flyerPlease look at the expiration dates.  Only unexpired box tops can be counted.  Thank you for your support!!  Happy clipping!!!  

If you are new to clipping Box Tops, watch for them on thousands of participating products (a complete listing can be located at www.boxtops4education.com)  Thank you for your support!  

Veterans Day Celebration at NBS

An all-school assembly and flag raising ceremony will be held on Veteran’s Day, November 11th at 9am in front of school. Members of the Lake Barrington Veterans Association will be on hand to raise the flag, and uniformed Cub Scouts and Brownies will serve as the honor guard for the ceremony. (In case of rain the assembly will be moved to the gym).

In the Community
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Barrington Speaker Series
Do you have a child who’s reluctant to share his or her thoughts or feelings? Ever wonder what’s really going on in his or her life?  Please join the Barrington Speaker Series on Wednesday, November 9th to hear bestselling author Rosalind Wiseman speak at Barrington High School Auditorium at 7:30pm.  Wiseman’s dynamic presentation will make the case for how cultural norms and social group dynamics significantly influence children and teens’ interactions and relationships.

Wiseman will offer step-by-step advice on how to teach young people to speak more freely about themselves and use these skills and awareness to treat each other with dignity. She'll also show proven ways to deal with the common struggles and communication breakdowns between children and their parents and how to apply that knowledge to the larger context of social justice for all.  For more information see our flyer.

Books will be available for purchase before the talk and book signing immediately after. This event is supported and funded by the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation and the PTO Presidents' Council. RSVP here.

LINK Community Coffee...Navigating Social Relationships

Thursday, November 17, 9:30 to 11:00 am, Barrington Area Library

LINKing the Pieces Together. Learn strategies to help our tweens and teens navigate friendships and social interactions.  We will continue the discussion started by Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wannabes and Masterminds and Wingmen.  Facilitated by Rita Rippentrop, Director of Barrington Youth and Family Services, this is a great alternative if you can’t make Wiseman’s evening presentation on November 9.  Don’t miss this opportunity to further discuss her book and ideas with other parents.  RSVP requested.  Sponsored by LINK Barrington.  

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