TOP NEWS:
 
Field Day at NBS is coming soon!
Click HERE to jump to all the information you need about NBS FIELD DAY! Please click HERE to sign up for volunteer! We need parents! 
 
It's time to think about ordering for the 2015-16 school year!
To order School Supplies and Yearbook for the 2015-16 school year ONLINE, please click HERE.
To read about NBS PTO school supplies, yearbook ordering, and PTO fees for 2015-16, please click HERE.
 
 
MOST RECENT NBS PTO COLT NEWSLETTER: 

NBS Colt - The newsletter of North Barrington Elementary School

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Submissions for the newsletter to be received by Thursday's at 4pm nbsptonewsletter@gmail.com 
10th May, 2015
Key Dates
5th Grade visit Prairie and Station Middle schoolsTue May 12th  9:30am
NBS Running Club - meet on black topWed May 13th 8:20am - 8:50am
5th Grade Field TripThu May 14th  9:00am - 12:00pm
Market Day Orders DueThu May 14th   11:00pm
Family Fun Run & Walk NBS - Superheros Sat May 16th  9:00am - 11:00am
Market Day Pick-UpTue May 19th  2:45pm - 3:45pm
Board of Education Meeting - BHSTue May 19th  7:00pm
Memorial Day NO SchoolMon May 25th
Volunteer luncheon - Details belowThu May 28th 12.00pm
BHS Commencement Fri May 29th   
NBS Field Day (Rain day June 4th)Wed Jun 3rd
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL   Fri Jun 5th 

In This Issue
 
Springbreak  Springbreak  Springbreak  Springbreak
 
 
 
Our Last Tasty Tuesday is here!
                                             
Cucumbers


The children will get to taste and marvel at the wonderful cucumber! Full of vitamins, crunch and even used for medicinal purposes like reducing puffy eyes. Read more about the wonders of cucumbers Here !
       
 
 
 
NBS Superhero Family Fun Run & Walk is here!
                                             
Famly fun run and walk
The NBS Superhero  family Fun Run & Walk event is on Saturday, May 16th. Check-in at 9am for a 9:30am start. Join other NBS families for a fun morning of fitness, music, refreshments and other fun. Superhero themed costumes, capes or T-shirts encouraged! 
The school choir will perform at 9:20am to get the event off to the right start!
Register at 
www.tinyurl.com/nbsfunrun . For more details please see flyer Here .
       
 
 
2014 -2015 Year Books Available!
                                             
Yearbook  
The publisher has sent us a few extra yearbooks, so if you did not order one for your child and wish you had, please send a check for $17 payable to NBS PTO along with your child's name and teacher's name. You will be placed on a waitlist to receive a book (we will fold your check until we've determined if a book is available).
If you don't remember if you ordered a yearbook, please go Here where we have posted the names of children with yearbook orders on file.
We anticipate yearbooks will be distributed on the last day of school.
Any questions please contact Jeanne Varwig @ jpv@citadel-group.com
 
   
 
 
NBS PTO Needs You!
                                             
NBS PTO
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. 
   
 
NBS Running Club !
                                             
Runngin club  
All students grades K-5 are invited to the NBS Running club! The club's last meet will be on Wednesday, May 13th will meet from 8:20am to 8:50am.  Ms. Evelo will lead a variety of fun running and fitness games to promote physical fitness and to prepare students for the NBS Family Fun Run  on May 16th. Students in K-2 must have a parent accompany them. Meet place is on the blacktop by the playground. Please note the club will not meet if it is raining.  Ms. Evelo is also looking for parents who are interested in helping with this program, please contact her at avelo@barrington220.org.  
       
 
 
Market Day!
                                             
Market Day
Last order of the School Year - Stock up for Summer!  Click Here to see how you can conveniently purchase a healthy assortment of fruits and vegetables along with other Market Day items.  Orders are due on Thursday, May 14th and pick up via the school's circle drive on Tuesday, May 19th  from 2:45pm-3:45pm!  You don't have to leave your car!  Go to www.MarketDay.com to place your order for next month under organization "North Barrington Elementary School" or account 2133.  A percentage of your order supports the NBS PTO.  
       
 
  
 
PTO End-of-Year Luncheon - save the date!
                                             
Thank you Luncheon
 
Please join us for our end-of-the-year PTO celebration of a wonderful school year! Spread the word and bring an NBS friend with you! We will gather at the home of Susan Huttinger on Thursday, May 21 beginning at 11:30 a.m. for a Potluck Luncheon. Please bring a dish or dessert to share! Drinks will be provided. RSVP to Christine Lunt at christine@luntfamily.com by Monday, May 18. We hope you will come!
       
 
 
Parent Room Coordinators needed!
                                             
Room Coordinator
Are  you interested becoming a Room Coordinator (room parent)? It does not require a lot of time and it's fun!  To find out more about the role, the fun activities we organize and to sign up please see enclosed flyer Here .
       
 
 
 
Field Day is just around the corner!
                                             
Field Day
Save the date for Field Day Wednesday, June 3rd (rain date is Thursday, June 4th). If you are interested to plan this great event please contact Maria Palumbo at mpalumbo@gmail.com . A Sign-Up genius for volunteers will be available in early May. Each grade will be assigned a shirt color they will need to wear on Field Day.
KG - Red, 1st Grade - Blue, 2nd Grade - Yellow, 3rd Grade - Orange, 4th Grade - Purple, 5th Grade - Green and Parent volunteers - White.
Ordering for shirts is now closed.
       
 
 
Barrington 220 Fun Bowling League!
                                             
Bowling League
Are you looking for a fun time with fellow Barrington 220 Parents? Consider joining this group for the next school year (first bowl August 25th). You can join an existing team or form your own. We meet on Tuesdays, when school is in session from 9:15am for 3 games. NO experience needed, just a fun opportunity to meet and socialize with other parents. Please contact Allison Abrahams at osa1ty@aol.com for more information
      
 
 
Earn Money for NBS!
                                             
eScrip
There are many shops to choose from but an example is TARGET. We earned $682 so far this school year, $15,564 since the program inception. This is with just 54 NBS families registered. Please consider linking your RED card to NBS, or sign up for an account. Many Thanks for your continued support!
 
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

 

 

 

 
Extending Learning to the Barrington 220 Community
  
 LINK
Link's website is full of great support information on a range of topics affecting our children today. Bookmark this site to keep in touch with upcoming events in our community. Click Here
 

 

Calling all girl Explorers!
  
 Explorers
Is your daughter looking for Adventure, Fun and Friendship? Interested in camping, horse riding, canoeing, biking and so much more! There's a program in Barrington for outgoing 5th grader girls called Junior Explorers. Many of our NBS alumni have joined this program and love the program. The girls meet at 7pm on Wednesdays, at the Garlands. To find out more about this exciting program please click Here
 
 
 
 
Join Indian Princesses!
  
 Indian Princesses
Indian Princesses are welcoming new members. Girls Kindergarten - 5th grade are welcome. Spend some quality time with dad and meet new friends. To find out more about the program and for the special off on registration click Here . 
 
 
North Barrington PTO, 310 North Highway 59, North Barrington, IL 60010, nbsptonewsletter@gmail.com