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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 
13th April, 2015
Key Dates
Savory & Sweet Orders DueMon Apr 13th - 4:00pm
Orchestra Rehearsal 5th Grade Tue Apr 14th   7:20am 
Culvers Dine out Thu Apr 16th  5:00-8:00pm 
Basketball Jones Assembly Fri Apr 17th  10:15am & 1:30pm 
Market Day Orders due Fri Apr 17th    4:00pm
NBS Choir Concert - at BHSSat Apr 18th  12.30pm
Orchestra Rehearsal 5th Grade Tue Apr 21st   7:20am 
Board of Education meeting BHS Tue Apr 21st   7:00pm 
Science in house program - EarthworksWed Apr 22nd 9:30am 
NBS Running club 4 week program beginsWed Apr 22nd 8:20am-8:50am
Orchestra Concert 5th Grade NBS GymThu Apr 23rd   7:00pm
Nature Lady visits NBS Fri Apr 24th     9:00am 
Arbor Day Celebration - Trees for plantingFri Apr 24th 
Orchestra Rehearsal 5th Grade Tue Apr 28th   7:20am 
Orchestra Concert All 5th Grades  -  BMS StationTue Apr 28th   7:00pm 
PTO MeetingFri May 1st      9:15am
4th Grade Orchestra ConcertMon May 4th   7:00pm
Board of Education Meeting BHS resource centerTues May 5th  7:00pm
5th Grade Music Concert  NBS gymThu May 7th    7:00pm
5th Grade visit Prairie and Station Middle schoolsTue May 12th  9:30am
5th Grade Field TripThu May 14th  9:00am - 12:00pm
Family Fun Run & Walk NBS - Superheros Sat May 16th  9:00am - 11:00am

In This Issue
Springbreak  Springbreak  Springbreak  Springbreak
Sweet & Savory Orders due Monday 13th!
Savory & Sweet  
Did you receive the purple envelope with our special NBS fundraiser? If you order from the Sweet & Savory catalog, 40% of sales will go toward getting an ice cream truck filled with treats for NBS Field Day on June 3rd!
The goal is to get $1800 worth of orders to cover the cost of the $700 for the ice cream truck and treats for all the students at Field Day.
Yummy items include pizzas, pre- portioned cookie dough, sausages, cheese dips and colorful Play Doh that you can shape, cook and eat! Make checks out to NBS PTO (no sales tax).
Pick-up your order from 5:30 to 6:30 on Thursday, April 30th.
Culvers Dine Out!
Please join us for our annual Culvers Dine Out event. On Thursday, April 16th between 5:00pm and 8:00pm please mention NBS as your school of choice and Culvers in Lake Zurich will donate 10% of all dining $ to our school. We know that many children have after school events, so give yourself a night off from cooking and stop in at Culvers for a good cause!
Tasty Tuesday!
Tasty Tuesday  
This Tuesday the children will get to enjoy one of the highly nutritious and delicious Blueberry!  The Blueberry is packed with fiber, vitamin c and manganese. Also, it is a powerful antioxidant benefitting your heart and anyone suffering from Diabetes. Encourage your children to try blueberries on Tuesday!
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. 
NBS Running Club is here!
Runngin club  
All students grades K-5 are invited to join the NBS Running club! The club will meet for 4 weeks starting Wednesday, April 22nd 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
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.  Orders are due on Fri, April 17th and pick up via the school's circle drive on Tuesday, April 21st  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.  
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 .
NBS Superhero Family Fun Run & Walk
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! 
Register at 
www.tinyurl.com/nbsfunrun . For more details please see 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.
An option to order on line from Spirit Wear will be coming here soon. 
Earn Money for NBS!
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



Shrek the Musical Jr. !
 Shrek the Musical
Prairie Middle School will be performing Shrek The Musical Jr.  from  Thursday, April 16th through Sunday, April 19th.  For more detailed information please click Here . You can find more details and purchase tickets on line at www.barrington220.org/prairie
Recycling Drive
Prairie Middle School are holding a Recycling Drive in honor of Earth Day. Please bring your items for recycle on Saturday, April 18th from 9:00am - 1:00pm to Prairie Middle School. You can find out more information Here about items you can bring, there is an option for electronics etc.


Learning to Fulfill our Potential!
 Carol Dweck
Dr. Carol Dweck, best selling author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success will be at BHS for a talk and to answer questions on Monday, April 27th. Please click Here for more details on the event and to RSVP.


Barrington Committed
 Barrington Committed
Healthy Tips for us all! Keeping your brain healthy is super important! Please click Here to find an inspiring message from the Barrington Committed team.


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