NBS Colt - The North Barrington Elementary School PTO Newsletter
Barrington220.org/North April 24th, 2017
Key Dates
NBS Family STEM Night Thursday, April 27th
Kindness Karnival Friday, April 28th
Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week May 1-5, 2017
NBS Fun Run Saturday, May 6th
May PTO Meeting and Spring Luncheon Friday, May 12th
Field Day Friday, May 26th

In This Issue


STEM Night at NBS is here! Please join us for a night of science and engineering challenges and robotics on Thursday, April 27th from 6-8 p.m at North Barrington School.

So we can plan accordingly, please RSVP for this event here.



NBS Kindness Karnival 2017: Volunteers Needed!  Step Right Up! The NBS Horseshoe Committee needs many parent volunteers for a Kindness Karnival on Friday, April 28th! Volunteer times are either 9:00-11:30 (grades Kindergarten, 3, 4 and 5 will enjoy the Karnival), or 1:45-3:30 (grades 1, 2 and PM Kindergarten will be at the Karnival).  There will be thirteen stations during each shift that need volunteers; please see below where you can help. Come One, Come All!

Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d48a8a729a4fb6-nbskindness



Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week: May 1-5, 2017

Theme: All-Star Teachers & Staff - Join Us for a Week that is “OUT OF THE PARK!”
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Jerseys will be raised and all teachers and staff will be treated as a MVP.  Please get ready to show your appreciation to our All-Star teachers and staff throughout the week by writing an appreciation note, drawing an all-star picture or any other random acts of All-Star Kindness!

Volunteers are needed to make this week special for our teachers and staff. Please click here to sign up to help decorate doors and here to volunteer to bring food during the week.  This week is truly a team effort and we’re looking forward to some championship fun!

Weekly Agenda

Monday - Breakfast of Champions (Deignan Family Chiropractic will also be treating the staff to 10 minute chair massages in the Lounge from 11:30am-2:00pm)

Tuesday - Concession Stand Snacks

Wednesday - Gold Medal Lunch

Thursday - Time Out for Treats

Friday - Tailgate Party


NBS Fun Run – Calling All Radical Volunteers!

Grab your legwarmers! The Totally Awesome ‘80s Fun Run on May 6th will be a most excellent adventure for both yourself and your NBS children! Get out your high tops, neon colors and all your favorite ‘80s attire, and moonwalk to the NBS blacktop by 8:15 (no pre-registration required).When the gun goes off at 8:30 a.m. sharp, participants will see how many laps of the course they can complete by 9 a.m.. The winner will be crowned “NBS’ Gnarliest Runner,” and will have bragging rights for life!

We welcome both folks that “feel the need…the need for speed” and those who “just want to have fun!” You can run, walk or flashdance your way along the course, and everyone will cross the finish line to sweet ‘80s tunes. Stick around for some rad healthy snacks after working up a bodacious sweat. And by the way…the event is FREE! But if you thinking running is grody, please come to watch your kids, and volunteer by signing up at the following link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d48a8a729a4fb6-nbstotally.  If you cannot attend, please consider donating food items. Don’t be bogus – mark your calendar and contact Sara Roach, PTO Fun Run Chair, at s-roach@att.net with any questions! See our flyer here.


North Barrington School Shopping Night

Place: Tru Bleu Boutique 708 S. Northwest Hwy Barrington

Time: Wednesday, May 10th 10am until 8pm.

Come sip, shop and socialize! Perfect time to pick up Mother's Day gifts! Unique one of a kind jewelry and fun summer styles at great prices!

The best part is 20% of the proceeds benefit the North Barrington PTO!


NBS PTO Spring Luncheon

A wonderfully productive PTO year is almost at a close…let’s celebrate! Please join us for the NBS PTO Spring Luncheon at Lindy's Landing in Wauconda on Friday, May 12th at 11:00 a.m. After a short PTO meeting, sit back and relax with your NBS friends and enjoy a delicious meal. To reserve your spot, please send $20.00 (cash or check) by May 5th to Sara Roach, 24755 Indian Grass Court, Barrington IL 60010.

Please contact Sara with any questions at s-roach@att.net.



field day

Save the Date for Field Day 2017!   

Our date is Friday, May 26th, with a rain date of Tuesday, May 30th.  Look for a sign-up genius link for volunteers in early May and t-shirt order forms will also be going out soon!


CUB SCOUTS: Attention Kindergarten Boys

Cub Scout Pack 229 is now accepting members to form our new Tiger Den. Boys who will be entering the first grade in the autumn of 2017 are eligible for membership now! To join the Adventure, or to learn more about Cub Scouting and Pack 229, please contact Cubmaster Tony Kircher at +1.224.522.8181 or tkircher@winixinc.com.

 “Cub Scouts. Do Your Best!”


Box Tops for Education
box Calling all Box Tops Clippers!  We will continue to collect Box Tops for the rest of the school year.  Please continue clipping and send in the box tops in a baggy/envelope with the teachers name on it, or on the attached A+ collection sheet or flyer from virtual backpack.  They can be placed in the box labeled box tops in the lobby area at NBS or turned in at the front office.  Each box top is worth 10 cents.    

Please carefully look at the expiration dates.  Expired box tops or box tops with expiration dates cut off will not be counted.  They don't have to be neatly clipped.  Box Tops is celebrating 20 years and has a Box Tops app that can be downloaded on Apple or Android devices.  Earn up to 40 Bonus Box Tops for NBS during the months of March and April with the Box Tops Bonus App.  See the information on how to download on the attachment.   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 your continued support!  Happy Clipping!

In the Community

BHS  Presents: School House Rocks!


April 27th-29th at 7pm;  April 29th at 2pm

Please click here to see our flyer and for more info and tickets click here.



Notice:  Blueprint 220 Global Perspectives Meeting - Monday, April 24th

This important community conversation is called Global Perspectives during which our community will hear:

- how schools are changing their structures to match the learning needs of our current and future generations of our students.  

- what employee skills workplaces value and how these workplaces are being redesigned to match the needs of the skills they value in employees.  

- examples of school redesign that changes instruction and impacts student learning.

Please understand that Blueprint 220 is a community driven process and we need your input!  

- Do you want to see how spaces can produce more innovative learning in Barrington 220?  

- Would you like to see how schools around the world are redesigning their learning spaces?

- Would you like to collaborate with other members of the Barrington 220 community to provide input on what your schools could look like for your children in the future?  

If you answered yes to any of these questions, please join us at Prairie Middle School on Monday, April 24th from7:00 - 8:30pm to see how Blueprint 220 interacts with future ready learning and share your opinion on the future of our facilities!  You will not be disappointed!  

For additional information, please watch this short video: Global Perspectives Preview Video or visit the Blueprint 220 website.


Newsletter / Website Submissions: Please send submissions for both the newsletter and the website to nbsptonewsletter@gmail.com. Submissions are due by Friday, 4pm for the following Monday's newsletter. Please keep submissions brief and concise as we reserve the right to edit. Please include all necessary forms and flyers.

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