North Elementary: 310 N. Highway 59 • Barrington, IL 60010

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Upcoming Events
6 - 8 pm
Family Fun Night!
Friday    10/39:15 am  
PTO Meeting
Sunday  10/56 - 8 pmIndian Princess Meeting
9:15amRoom Coordinators Meeting
Friday            10/10    6 pmHarvest Moon Festival
9 amHeroes Breakfast (Bus Drivers, Firemen, Policemen)
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    Target REDcard   
     Did you know that for every purchase on a Target REDcard (Debit or Credit) Target will donate a % of the sale to your nominated school. It's easy to link your REDcard with our school, go to and enter in School ID: 45140 for NBS . We have 48 families, up 7 thank you. We all buy from Target, let's get to 65 families  and match the other Barrington elementary schools. We earn circa $1,000 per month, we could easily double that!  Many thanks.

    In This Issue

    Car Wash   Colts Care Annual Car Wash the results are in. We raised an amazing $570 for the very worthy program " The Community Meal". Many thanks to all the volunteers, young and the just over 30's, and for those that donated generously!

    Family night  NBS Dines in on Pizza Night! Join other NBS families for a fun night together on Thursday, October 2nd at 6pm! The NBS PTO will be providing food and beverage, bingo and music for our NBS families! RSVP online by clicking here or please return the paper form that was distributed in the classrooms! We are still looking for a few volunteers, so if you can help please click here for SignUp Genius, thank you!
    Box tops  Box Tops for Education contest continues! Last year we earned $1,488 towards the Teachers Wish Lists. That was almost an increase of $500 over the previous year! The class with the most Box Tops will be awarded a party in November. The reigning champions are Mrs. Barry's 3rd grade class. The kids love this contest so thanks in advance for making this the best year yet! If you are new to clipping Box Tops, look for them on thousands of participating products (a complete listing can be located here). Please find a themed collection sheet for your kids to stick on their Box Tops here.

    Market Day Rethink Market Day - Healthy options!  Packable food for "On-the-Go". Easy ordering and afternoon "Circle Drive Pickup", 20% of sales support our PTO programs. Order with backpack brochure or online at and register with account # 2133 by Tuesday, October 7th for paper orders, Friday 10th at 11pm for on-line orders. Pick up will be Tuesday 14th, 2:45 - 3:45pm. If you are a new customer don't forget to use code "NEWFIVE" to receive $5 discount on your first order . Any questions, please email Krista Sprungman @

    Indian Princess  Indian Princesses (North Barrington group) meets on Sunday, October 5th at 6:00pm. Build great memories, dads and daughters! Girls Kindergarten through 5th grade are welcome. Please click here to see the full details of the meeting or contact for more information.

    Blessings In a Backpack  Blessings in a Backpack is a great initiative in our school district. Want to finish your day knowing that you've helped a hungry child? Then please volunteer to help fill bags of food for our school district's program. Packing takes place at Sunny Hill Elementary in Carpentersville every Thursday through December. Please click here if you can help.

    Colts  COLTS Heroes Breakfast date is set for Thursday, 16th October. This is where we get to thank our wonderful bus drivers, policemen and firemen for looking after our children and school. We will be looking for bakers, the not so handy bakers (Panera, Dunkin Donuts, Einstein etc.) donations and of course big smiles and helping hands on the morning of the event. Volunteer opportunities to follow.

    Adult social 2015 Adult Social Volunteers needed: One of  the goals of the Adult Social Committee is to get more people to feel connected and have fun this year while planning for the Saturday, February 7th Mardi Gras event! We already have a fun group of 12 people, each leading a part of the party planning. E-mail Melissa Proebsting or Elizabeth Kramer if you are interested in helping with: Decorations, Classroom Projects, Donation Solicitations, RSVP Management, Event Setup, or invitations. Many thanks!

    Mardi Gras Adult Social Donation Baskets:  Traditionally, the parents provide a small donation that is combined to create a special basket for the Adult Social Fundraiser from each grade. Your room coordinator will be collecting for this effort in the next couple months. Of course, your participation in this event is appreciated, but not mandatory. Click here if you did not receive the flyer at the Back-to-School event. Thanks!

    Harvest Moon  Harvest Moon Festival is coming up on Friday, 10th October at Countryside school. Mark your calendars more details to follow next week.

     Haloween costumes   Teens 4 Teens at Prairie Middle School are collecting slightly used costumes for Halloween. These donations will be given to kids from Hope Alive Chicago. Teens 4 Teens will be throwing a great Halloween party for the kids! A box will be placed in the entry way at NBS up to the 15th October, please donate.

    Barrington committed  Barrington Committed focuses on factors facing today's youth which impact their physical, behavioral and intellectual development. Click  here to see a powerful statement on teamwork! More helpful hints can be found here (please note that some topics may be more suitable for older students).

    Link   Link is a local resource for parents in 220 District offering parent programs that help navigate technology and topics affecting our children. Please click here to learn more about this great resource and also upcoming programs in October.

    Parent University Parent University upcoming event Math Parent University Monday, 27th October, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, place to be advised.

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