NBS PTO Colt Newsletter, November 23rd, 2015
NBS Colt - The newsletter of North Barrington Elementary School
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Key Dates
Vision & Hearing Screening    Thursday, December 3
PTO Holiday Luncheon 11:30 Thursday, December 17
Seussical The Musical All-School Field Trip Monday, December 21

In This Issue  
Vision & Hearing Screening, December 3rd: Volunteers Needed!

Please consider volunteering to help our school nurse, Alice Hanusin, conduct Vision & Hearing Screenings at NBS on Thursday, December 3rd. Two volunteers are needed to help from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  One volunteer will be helping in the screening room, while the other will be monitoring the students who are waiting for their turn. If you can help, please sign up at the following link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d48a8a729a4fb6-nbsvision. Thank you!

Honor A Teacher This Holiday Season!

Through the Teacher Tribute program, you can honor your child’s teacher(s) or any District staff member with a personalized seasonal card that acknowledges your donation to the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation in their name. Cards will be hand delivered to all schools the week before winter break. Honorees will also be acknowledged on the Educational Foundation website.

Teacher Tributes make a great holiday gift! In order for the staff member to receive your Tribute prior to the winter break, gifts must be received by December 11, 2015.

[Click here] to make your Teacher Tribute (formerly known as a Holiday Honorarium) today!  

Thank you for supporting the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation. Together, we are transforming the classroom in Barrington 220!
Save the Date: 2015 PTO Holiday Luncheon!


Please Save the Date and plan to join us for our annual PTO Holiday Luncheon on 11:30-2:30 on Thursday, Dec. 17 at the home of Christine Lunt. We will have a pot-luck style celebration to celebrate or Teachers, Volunteers and School Community!  Watch for the Sign-up Genius next week for more details and to signup.
Adult Social Committee

Who doesn't love a party?  Do you love to plan one? Although it's 15 months away, the PTO needs to start planning the 2017 Adult Social!  Just want to work on invitations?  No problem!  Love to decorate?  Awesome!  Take on a small task or head up the entire committee- we NEED your help!!!  Get a group of friends together and contact Mary Kate Harazin at mkharazin10@sbcglobal.net.  Thank you!!!

No time for dinner?  Want to grab a quick, yummy lunch? 

 Kids starving after school or in between sports?  Then come to the new Jersey Mike's in Lake Zurich December 8-10 and grab a sub while supporting North Barrington School.  Here's the deal: FREE subs as long as you donate a minimum of $2 to NBS.  Your children will be getting coupon cards to use- one per sandwich.  Stay tuned for more information.

amazon  Looking for more ways to support the PTO without spending any “extra” money? We have 2 more Fantastic ways that you – and your family and friends – can help:

1. Do you shop via Amazon? Shop at Amazon Smile instead! It’s a portal through Amazon that gives the charity of your choice a percentage of every Amazon purchase you make through it. Sign up for it at Amazon Smile to directly help North Barrington School PTO! Just remember to shop via Amazon Smile each time. Your family and friends can do the same!

2. Internet shopping and web searches- Register at Goodshop/Goodsearch and raise through purchases and web searches.  For every search you do through the good search engine 1 penny goes to NBS PTO!  In a bit over one month a single user has already raised $3.60 on searches alone. The pennies add up! Shop through Goodshop store links and earn money at no cost to you and get exclusive coupons!  That is a win win situation!   Use the link provided and when you make your first non Amazon purchase of $25 we will get a $20 bonus! Then add the quick link to your bookmark bar for easy access every time you shop!

For additional community information, please remember to check the NBS Virtual Backpack: Virtual Backpack

Community Happenings

The Barrington Giving Day Donation Drive has kicked off!  Every year District 220 families in need are given the opportunity to receive gifts food, coats, mittens and glove, winter boots, books, toiletries, and toys for the holiday season.  New or nearly new coats, hats, mittens/gloves, boots, unwrapped toys and books are accepted.  Items of greatest need are: Boots, Snow Pants, toys and gifts for middle school children.  Such as Bluetooth speakers, headphones, “stylish” watches, girls accessories, wallets, sports equipment.  Toys, new or nearly new outerwear coats, hats, mittens, gloves, snow pants, boots), books (English and Spanish) for all ages are accepted. Please drop donations in wrapped box in the vestibule at NBS. Let’s see what we can do together!  Last day to Donate is December 1st. 


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