NBS Colt - The North Barrington Elementary School PTO Newsletter
March 21st, 2017
Key Dates                      
5th Grader Field Trip to Station or Prairie
Happy Spring Break! Friday, March 24-Sunday, April 3rd
5th Grader Field Trips to Station/PrairieFriday, April 7th
April PTO Meeting
Friday, April 21st
NBS STEM NightThursday, April 27th
NBS Fun RunSaturday, May 6th

In This Issue                       

Happy Camper Spring Book Fair 
A big thanks to all the happy campers who helped make our book fair a great success.  Did you miss the camp out?  Don't worry!  You can still shop online here:  www.tinyurl.com/NBSOnlineFair2017  All orders ship to the school for free and a portion of the proceeds go back to the NBS PTO.  It's your last chance to purchase and fulfill those wish lists!  The online fair is open until this Friday, March 24th.

Colts Pancake Breakfast
pancakes A big thank you to all of our amazing volunteers that helped at our pancake breakfast and to our student artists that created the placemats!  It was an amazing day!  We are so grateful that so many came out to support our school!

Book Donation Drive for Bernie's Book Bank
Thank you for your Book Donations to Bernie's Book Bank!  We had a goal of donating 1,500 gently used books and collected 2,400 books!  If you still have books or would like to know more about what they do, check out Bernie’s Book Bank

Cub Scouts: Let the zoo come to you!

Attention all Kindergarten Boys!  Cub Scout Pack 229 invites you and your family to be our guests at our April Pack meeting featuring “Animal Quest”. Join us as we Talk to a Tarantula, Parley with a Python, Coax a Coatamundi and more!  18 April 2017, 6:30-8:00p, NBS gym. Please RSVP to Cubmaster Tony Kircher at 1.224.522.8181 or tkircher@winixinc.com.

“Cub Scouts. Do Your Best!”

Green Corner
Save the DateOn April 22nd, 2017, the Village of North Barrington is having Eton Park Spring Green-up event from noon to 3pm, rain or shine.  The entire NBS community is invited. The event is being co-sponsored by the Village Forester, Parks and Recreation Commission, Environmental and Health Commission, Prairieland Waste Disposal, and SWALCO.  There will be kids' activities, park clean-up, food scrap collection sign-up and demo, a tree planting and distribution of tree saplings by the Village Forester, electronic recycling, Reuse-a-Shoe collection, and possibly a shredding event either that day or at the Village Hall some time later as scheduling and space allows.  Prairieland Waste Disposal is bringing their Garbage Cart that runs on Food Scraps. There also will be a drawing for one lucky winner to get to ride in the cart at a local parade later on in the year. See the flyer for details.
BCIC Earth Day Event

In honor of Earth Day 2017, The Barrington Chinese Immersion Council (BCIC) is overjoyed to bring to Barrington School District 220 and our wonderful Chinese Immersion Community a special viewing of Disneynature’s Born in China at AMC South Barrington 30 on Sunday, April 23 at 12:30 pm. This stunning film, which follows three special families (panda, snow leopard, and golden monkey) over time, captures intimate and remarkable family moments that will feed souls young and old.BCIC has reserved the whole theatre for this showing at AMC so mark your calendars for this special family outing and plan to bring friends and grandparents!Tickets for the show are $5 each and BCIC would appreciate a matching donation of $5. For this showing, Disney Nature will donate some of its proceeds to the @World Wildlife Fund to protect Pandas and Snow Leopards in China and Barrington Chinese Immersion Council will apply all donations to plant gardens at our local schools and to purchase a beautiful Chinese Dragon for use at our Barrington District parades and rallies.

Disneynature's Born In China - Earth Day Trailer

Buy Tickets Here!


Save the DateOn April 27th, 2017 NBS will have our STEM Night!

Please join us for a night of science and engineering challenges and robotics on

Thursday, April 27th from 6-8 p.m at North Barrington School.

So we can plan accordingly, please RSVP for this event here.

NBS Fun Run

Save the Date for the Totally Awesome ‘80s Fun Run on Saturday, May 6th!

Watch for more details in the coming weeks! We promise it will be an excellent adventure!

Box Tops

Calling all Box Tops Clippers!  We will continue to collect Box Tops for the rest of the school year.  Please continue clipping and send in the box tops in a baggy/envelope with the teachers name on it, or on the attached A+ 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.    

Please carefully look at the expiration dates.  Expired box tops or box tops with expiration dates cut off will not be counted.  They don't have to be neatly clipped.  Box Tops is celebrating 20 years and has a Box Tops app that can be downloaded on Apple or Android devices.  Earn up to 40 Bonus Box Tops for NBS during the months of March and April with the Box Tops Bonus App.  See the information on how to download on the attachment.   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 continued support! Happy Clipping!

Barrington 220 School Board Candidates Forum

The Candidates forum on March 15th was highly informative and the livestream is available.  If interested in learning more about the board candidates and issues in Barrington 220, please watch here.

School Board Elections: April 4th

EARLY VOTING runs March 20th through April 3rd and is available to any registered voter. Contact your village or township office, or your county clerk’s office for voting locations and hours.

In the Community                      
Perfect for working parents, K.E.E.P. before and after-school program has been a favorite family resource in the Barrington area for many years. Your child will enjoy lots of fun activities, structured games, crafts and homework time, as well as a light morning breakfast and light snack in the afternoon.  For more information and/or to sign-up for next year, please go to http://www.barringtonparkdistrict.org/KEEP.aspx

Do you have a 5th grader headed to Station next year?

Make sure you have the Parent Information Night on your calendar. April 5, come to Station (parents only) to get an introduction to the school. From 6-7, explore the activity fair and get more information on what's available to you and your students. Then attend a presentation by Dr. Winkelman and get a tour of the school from our Student Ambassadors.

Make sure to order your incoming 6th grade t-shirt now. Students wear the shirts showing whether they'll attend Station or Prairie to school on Friday April 7 and again when they visit Station on the field trip to the middle school. This $10 t-shirt gets picked up at Station on the parent night (or arrange for a friend to get it for you). Order here (https://barrington220.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=products&grp=87) or fill out the form and return your check to the Station office. Orders are due by March 20.

Come learn about the school and PTO. Parents with incoming 6th graders are invited to our PTO meeting at 9:15am on Tuesday, April 11. Light snacks and coffee will be served. This is another chance to learn about the school and how you can get involved.

Looking to get involved at Station? There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer, and you can indicate your interest when you register in May. The PTO has opportunities in and out of school to get involved.

Questions? Reach out to the Station PTO president Michelle Price at michelle-price@comcast.net.

5th Graders headed to Prairie

Make sure to order your incoming 6th grade t-shirt now. Students wear the shirts showing whether they'll attend Station or Prairie to school on Friday April 7 and again when they visit Prairie on the field trip to the middle school. Order here (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cjSU_Fs6wOHxMxMUlYWLT1x_1mXDbTiHq_wYGe0pfn4/mobilebasic?usp=gmail)

Send this form to your elem. school office or Prairie’s office along with cash or check payable to  “Prairie PTO” before March 20th, or order online until the 24th.

Pick Up: Thursday 4/6/17 6:00-8:00pm at Prairie’s Parent Transition Night in the cafeteria   Cannot Attend? Please arrange for someone to pick up your shirt for you. For further information or questions, contact Cori Fiddes 847-321-5574



BHS Station Presents: Madagascar  April 20-23rd

mad Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto the Barrington Station Stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime.  Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.  For more info click here.

Virtual Backpack
Don't forget to check out the Virtual Backpack for more events happening in our School, District and Community! The Virtual Backpack is a place for Barrington 220 families to receive flyers and other information from the district and community organizations without the hassle of sorting through printed papers sent home with your child. Click here to check out the North Barrington School Virtual Backpack!
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