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The Zebra Express - A newsletter from the Barrington Early Learning Center
Barrington220.org/ELC October 11, 2016
Key Dates
Spirit Wear Deadline October 12
Monthly PTO Meeting October 13 10:00
Book Fair October 17-20
Teacher Appreciation Dinner October 19
Pumpkin Fest October 28

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Spiritwear Deadline was extended but time is running out!!! Be sure to get your spiritwear order so you can join in on the spiritwear days each month. ORDER Today!

Questions Contact Kiley Humbert 224-828-8948 or kileyhumbert@me.com

Fall Book Fair

Our Fall Book Fair will begin on Monday October 17 and continue through Conferences Thursday October 20. 

Volunteer to work the fair. The sucess of the these events is greatly dependant upon the volunteers. Please consider signing up for a time slot or two!

Fair times - Monday 11:00-1:00 & 3:00-4:00

                    Tuesday-11:00-1:00 & 3:00-4:00

                    Wednesday-11:00-1:00 & 3:00-8:00


Check out a preview of the Fall Book Fair

Staff Appreciation Dinner

Our teachers and staff work very hard to ensure our kids everything they need, including staying late and missing meals with their own families. Please join us on October 19th by sharing your families favorite dishes with our staff. We will set up the staff lounge with all the yummy goodies you bring for the staff during the confernences. 

Contact Jen Healy with questions- jenhealy30@gmail.com

Let us know what you can add to our amazing meal! Sign up link

Pumpkin Fest

We will bring a Pumpkin Patch to our Kids!  The gym will be transformed into a kid friendly pumpkin patch.  Each child will pick out a pumpkin to decorate and take home.  Tattoos, pin the tail on the Cat, Spider ring search and more will also be taking place.

We always welcome volunteers to help out with the events, sign up to see the kids have so much fun! 

Fall Family Fun Fest

Join us for our 3rd Annual Fall Family Fun Fest

November 10, 6:00-8:00 pm. We invite the police and fire department the kids love visiting with them. Dinner will be available for purchase, in addition to a craft area and reading corner. PLUS  we invite local businesses to get a jump on your holiday shopping. Know someone that would like to be be a vendor? Please have them fill out the vendor form.

Questions Contact Beth Wiggenhorn 847-652-0195 eswiggenhorn@gmail.com

In the Community

LINK Community Coffee...Navigating Social Relationships

Thursday, November 17, 9:30 to 11:00 am, Barrington Area Library 


LINKing the Pieces Together. Learn strategies to help our tweens and teens navigate friendships and social interactions.  We will continue the discussion started by Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wannabes and Masterminds and Wingmen.  Facilitated by Rita Rippentrop, Director of Barrington Youth and Family Services, this is a great alternative if you can’t make Wiseman’s evening presentation on November 9.  Don’t miss this opportunity to further discuss her book and ideas with other parents.  RSVP requested.  Sponsored by LINK Barrington


Barrington Early Learning Center PTO | 40 E. Dundee Rd., Barrington, IL 60010 | (224) 770-4300