NBS PTO Colt Newsletter, February 8th, 2016
NBS Colt - The newsletter of North Barrington Elementary School
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Key Dates
 Tasty Tuesday    Tuesday, February 9th 
 Kindergarten Roundup Tuesday, February 9th
 Family Movie Night Thursday, February 11th
 No School-In-Service Day Friday, February 12th
 No School-Presidents Day Monday, February 15th
 PTO Meeting Friday, February 19th
 Fabulous Chinese Acrobats Wednesday, February 24th 
 All District Speech Tournament Saturday, March 5th
 Barrington Speaker Series: Jessica Lahey Monday, March 7th

In This Issue  
Kindergarten Roundup
kinder round

Parents of incoming kindergarten students, please mark your calendars for the 2016 Kindergarten Roundup.  The event will be held at every Barrington 220 elementary school on Tuesday, February 9th at 7 p.m.  Parents will learn about our language immersion, enrichment and part-day kindergarten programs.  Pre-registration materials will be available to parents at these meetings.

Tasty Tuesday

This Tuesday, February 9th will be "Tasty Tuesday" for our children during their lunch period.  PTO volunteers will encourage students to sample Star Fruit this month.  The goal of Tasty Tuesdays is to increase opportunities for students to taste a variety of fruits and vegetables at school and home to promote healthy nutrition habits for life.  Research shows that children learn to like new foods through multiple exposures (between 5-10).  Click here to read about Star Fruit.

Family Movie Night!
family movie

The votes are in for our First Annual NBS Family Movie Night!! Come watch PADDINGTON with all your friends from 6-8 pm this Thursday the 11th in the Gym on the GIANT screen! Free admission for your family (no drop offs please). Concessions available: $1 for drinks and chip/pretzels, $2 movie theater style candies.  No RSVP no worries!  Still come.

RSVP if you can so we are sure to have enough treats!
Box Tops for Education

Greetings from the Box Tops committee! The spring collection contest is underway.  The deadline for submissions are Friday, February 26, 2016.  The winning class will receive a trophy and class party.  Attached is the Winter flyer for turning them in.  A flyer will also be sent home with each student.  Please carefully look at the expiration dates.  Expired box tops will not be counted! 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 clipping and supporting North Barrington School!!
Community Happenings

Free Event: February 24th BCIC presents The Fabulous Chinese Acrobats!


Please join the Barrington Chinese Immersion Council & Barrington's Bridge to Chinese program for a free cultural event as part of the Chinese New Year Celebration. We are kicking off the Year of the Monkey with a performance by The Fabulous Chinese Acrobats.  Each year, a new troupe of acrobats skilled in all new routines is on tour and these are some of the most talented acrobats we have ever seen! The acrobats will combine astounding feats of skill, focus, and athleticism with teaching moments of Chinese culture, language, and history. Come join us for this FREE event hosted by the Barrington Chinese Immersion Council at Station Middle School on February 24th from 5:45 p.m. to 7p.m.

To reserve your free seat, please click on this link (http://bcic.ticketleap.com/tickets/) to register.

This event is open to the public. For more information or to make a tax-deductible donation to BCIC, please visit www.bcic220.org

Barrington Speaker Series

Please join us for an evening with Jessica Lahey, bestselling author of "The Gift of Failure," Monday, March 7 at 7 p.m. in the Barrington High School Auditorium.  Jessica Lahey is a middle and high school educator, parent and regular contributor to The New York Times, The Atlantic and Vermont Public Radio. During her presentation at Barrington High School she will discuss her book and talk about the value of disappointment and encouraging children to take risks at home and at school. The book will be available for purchase and a book signing will take place immediately following the event. This event is hosted by The Barrington Speaker Series and sponsored by Barrington 220 Educational Foundation and PTO President's Council. Please RSVP by clicking this link.

Please see the Flyer for more information.
Link Community Coffee

LINK Community Coffee...Teaching Young Teens Responsibility and the Value of Failure

Wednesday, March 16, 9:30 to 11:00 am, Barrington Area Library

LINKing the Pieces Together. Discuss the themes of responsibility and failure from The Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey with Barrington 220 educators.  Learn from middle school teachers what responsibilities we should expect our teenagers to develop in grades 5th-8th and why allowing them to learn failure or difficulty in the relatively low-risk middle school environment will prepare them for high school and adulthood.  The discussion will focus on middle school but parents from all grade levels are welcome to attend.  RSVP Requested.  Sponsored by LINK Barrington.


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