NBS Colt - The newsletter of North Barrington Elementary School

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2nd March, 2015
Key Dates
Field Trip 1st Grade Mon Mar 2nd             11:00am - 2:00pm
Board of Education Mtg. BHS Guidance CenterTue Mar 3rd                 7:00pm
Music Concert 4th Grade Thu Mar 5th                 7:00pm 
Technology Open House - Prairie Middle School Thu Mar 5th                 7:30pm - 8:30pm
PTO Meeting Fri Mar 6th                   9:15am 
Dis. 220 Speech Contest Station Middle SchoolSat Mar 7th                  9:00am - 2:00pm
PARCC testing weekMon Mar 9th
Orchestra Rehearsal 5th Grade Tue Mar 10th               7:20am 
School Board Candidates Forum - Barrington Library Wed Mar 11th              9:30am - 11:00am 
Market Day orders due Thu Mar 12th              11:00pm
Orchestra Rehearsal 5th Grade Tue Mar 17th               7:20am 
Board of Education (BoE) - BHS Guidance Cent Tue Mar 17th               7:00pm
Parent Teacher Conferences Wed - Thu Mar 18th-19th  Appointments
Spring Break No School Fri - Sun Mar 20th-29th 
Return to SchoolMon Mar 30th               9:00am
Orchestra Rehearsal 5th GradeTue Mar 31st                7:20am 
Good Friday No SchoolFri Apr 3rd

In This Issue
Springbreak  Springbreak  Springbreak  Springbreak

Mardi Gras a roaring success!
Mardi Gras
The Adult social committee are excited to report that the net proceeds from the event was $36,823! This surpasses our goal by more than $5,000! The theme of this year's adult social rang true "old friends, new friends...Connecting makes a difference". You will soon see this money makes a difference, starting with the water refill stations. Thanks to everyone who donated their time, talent and money to make all of this happen!
If you have any questions please contact Elizabeth Kramer or Melissa Proebsting. 
Market Day!
Market Day
Look what's new - Fresh Produce Assortments!  Click Here to see how you can conveniently purchase a healthy assortment of fruits and vegetables along with other Market Day items.  You can order online by March 12th at 11pm and your order will be available at curbside pickup via the school's circle drive pickup on Tuesday, March 17th 2:45 - 3:45pm. You don't have to leave your car!  Go to www.MarketDay.com to place your order under organization "North Barrington Elementary School" or account 2133.  A percentage of your order supports the NBS PTO.  
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. 

Box Tops Competition!
Box Tops  
Get Collecting! The next class competition for Box Tops is March 2nd. Blank forms were sent home in your child's backpack last week. This is a really simple fundraiser for the school, NBS gets $0.10 for every BoxTop we turn in.
Blessings in a Backpack!
Blessing in a Backpack  
We are still looking for volunteers to fill a few spaces. This program runs through March and can only be supported with your kind help! Please see the open spots at SignUp Genius Here. 
PTO Meeting
Please join us for our PTO meeting on Friday, March 6th at 9:15am. Original date was Tuesday, March 3rd in the evening but unfortunately there is a clash with the District School Board Meeting. Thank you for your understanding and we hope to see you this Friday, March 6th!


Scholastic Book Fair just around the corner!
 Scholastic Book Fair
Mark your calendars NBS Scholastic Book Fair starts April 8th through April 11th! The Spring Book Fair is coming up and this is a great time to load up on some summer reading for you whole family!
Earn Money for NBS!
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: https://secure.escrip.com/olm/signup.jsp?deeplink=/allstores/84111/ 
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  https://shopping.escrip.com/

Community Happenings
Speech Contest
Speech Contest

 The District 220 Speech contest is almost here!

Saturday the 9th from 9:00am - 2:00pm at Station Middle School! Many teams have entered from NBS, so why not pop along and support our NBS students. GOOD LUCK to you all and most of all, have FUN!                                                                        


District School Board - Candidates Forum
 Barrington 220 School District
The School Board candidates forum will be held on Wednesday, March 11th at 9.30am in the Barrington Area Library. The candidates will be on hand to answer questions and discuss hot education and school district topics. There are three open spots and our PTO president, Alex Bernardi is one of the candidates!
To be able to Vote please make sure you are registered with your local village or township office by March 10th. The actual election is on April 7th, but early voting starts on March 23rd through April 4th.

Project Lead the Way
 Lead The Way
Gateway to Technology - Barrington 220 Education foundation invites you to celebrate the new technology lab at Prairie Middle School with an Open House on Thursday, March 5th at 7:30pm - 8:30pm.  Superintendent Brian Harris and Gateway to Technology staff will be on hand to answer questions. For more information and to RSVP please check Here.

Evaluate Barrington 220 Schools
Barrington 220
How does your school rank according to the Illinois 5Essentials questionnaire? This is your opportunity to evaluate your school according to five district areas, including but not limited to instructional climate, homework policies, school food and quality of facilities. Fill out your online survey through March 13th. Tell us how you feel about your child's school, whether positive or otherwise. Fill out the easy, quick online survey Here 
PLEASE NOTE: Barrington 220 is based in Lake County, please choose "Lake" from the county drop down menu, then select your school.

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