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

NBS Colt
Upcoming Events
Tuesday 10/216:45-8:15pmCub Scouts Pack Meeting "Rocket Racing"
Thursday 10/23 No schoolParent Teacher Conferences
Friday 10/24 No SchoolParent Teacher Conferences
Monday 10/2711am - 2pmPicture Re-take Day
Tuesday 10/287:20 - 8:35am5th Grade Orchestra Rehearsals
Wed-Fri 10/29 to 10/319am - 1:30pm5th Grade Outdoor Education
Friday 10/311:45pm             2 - 3pm Halloween Parade      Class Halloween Parties
Saturday 11/19am - 4pm Chess without Borders
Monday 11/3 11:15am - 1pm 4th Grade Field Trip 
Tuesday 11/4 7:20 - 8:35 am5th Grade Orchestra Rehearsal 
Mon - Thur 11/10-13 Starts 9:00am MonFall Book Fair
Tuesday 11/11 7pmPTO Evening Meeting
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    In This Issue
    Dear parents and staff, please be aware we will be issuing the newsletter every 2 weeks now through January, when activities start to pick up. Thank you for all you do to make our school a great place for the kids to learn and grow! 

    Colts  COLTS Heroes Breakfast a success! Thank you to the very generous donations of food and beverages for our wonderful heroes.  We filled 4 large tables with tasty treats! We had a great turn out with police, firemen and of course our wonderful bus drivers enjoying the delicious food! 
    Adult social 2015 Adult Social - Do you know someone in the community that could make a donation of an auction item or service certificate to the adult social?  Usually, if a friend asks someone to donate, there will be a better response. Please  click here for the donation letter and the wish list of auction items you can use as you talk with your business associates. For  more info, please contact Melissa Proebsting or Elizabeth Kramer Thanks! Save the date February 7th, 2015 for the Adult Social Mardi Gras Fundraiser! 
    Box tops  Box Tops for Education contest just 2 weeks left for the October competition! Get clipping and leave your pantry with an art collage of boxes with holes in! Last year we earned $1,488 towards the Teachers Wish Lists. 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.
    Amazon shop now  Target for education  Heinen's  Earn Money for NBS while you shop. It's easy! We are a registered school for donations from Amazon, Target and Heinen's. With the holiday season approaching this could be a simple "no stress" fundraiser for the school. Please see enclosed flyer here to see the easy process to link your purchases to NBS.
    Scouts  NBS Pack 229 Scouts Ready for Blast Off! Pack meeting is this Tuesday October 21st at 7pm at NBS. The scouts will be racing their hand designed rockets. All scouts to report and check-in their rockets at 6:45pm to be entered into the design contest, racing starts promptly at 7pm. 

    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. Please look out for the Pie Order form this is a special fundraiser in conjunction with COLTS for the North Illinois Food Bank. Order with backpack brochure or online at and register with account # 2133 by Tuesday, November 4th for paper orders, Friday 7th at 11pm for on-line orders. Pick up will be Tuesday 11th, 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 @

    Blessings In a Backpack  Blessings in a Backpack is a great initiative in our school district. Thank you to all that have volunteered! We have just one volunteer spot needed for 30th October. Packing takes place at Sunny Hill Elementary in Carpentersville every Thursday through December. Please click here if you can help.

    Halloween Party  Halloween at NBS will start with a parade round the school at 1:45pm, a detailed note will be sent from Mr. Johnson. Just a reminder children are to bring their costumes in a bag to school, they will have time to change before the parade. Please remember no face painting, weapons and masks that will cover the children's faces. Your room coordinators have a great party planned for the kids from 2pm, details sent to each classroom separately. Happy Halloween and safe Trick or Treating!
    Book Fair  NBS Scholastic Book Fair is coming save the dates! Monday, 10th November 9am thru to Thursday 13th 8:30pm. Please stop by and visit us! We will have lots of books, activities and Teachers wish lists for their classroom libraries. This is a great time to do early shopping! Also, you don't want to miss this great event on Thursday evening 6 - 7pm, the Book Fair is co-sponsoring "The Reptile Guy" with Cubscout Pack 229 and the NBS Girl Scout Troop! Anyone able to volunteer for the book fair please click here . Many thanks we know everyone is busy! Full details of book fair opening times will follow in the next issue.
    PTO Meeting  PTO Meeting November -  Mark your calendars the next meeting will be in the evening on Tuesday, November 11th at 7 pm so that we can accommodate our parents who work full time. Food will be provided from Meatheads of Barrington!
    Free Cusinart  NBS Pack 229 Scouts is collecting Jewel Osco Cuisinart saver stamps to support  "The Home of the Sparrow" who provides housing and supportive services to homeless and low-income women who want to improve their lives and become self-sufficient. Click here to learn more about Home of the Sparrow. Please consider donating your saver stamps to this worthy cause, a clear tumbler container is placed in the entry way at school until December 1st. Let's see if we can fill it up! 

    Heart  Heart Check at BHS Oct 30th to 31st. Did you know that over 7000  young people under 18 years of age die from undetected heart conditions each year. We are fortunate to have a sponsor in Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital who provide a yearly check up for our BHS students FREE of charge. This EKG test takes just 10 minutes and can save lives. If you have a BHS student please sign your child up here. BHS are still looking for 200 adult volunteers, please consider volunteering and sign up here 
    Wrestling  Barrington Broncos Wrestling Club Registration open! Calling all kids grades 1-5 interested in joining the wrestling club for the 2014/2015 season please see more information here . Look forward to seeing you for a fun season!
    Basketball  Barrington Broncos Basketball Club Development Program starting! Calling all kids in grades 3-4 interested in joining the basketball club. Sign up starts in November, more details will follow shortly.

    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, at Roslyn Road Elementary school. Suitable for parents with children in K - 8th grades. Are you confused by the problem solving method - bar modeling - used in our schools today? Are you interested in finding out ways you can assist your child in mathematics at home? If so, this is the parent university for you! 

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