May 26, 2016 May 26, 2016
Rose Review - The weekly newsletter of Barbara B. Rose Elementary SchoolKey Dates
Summer School
 June 6th-29th
Rose Goes Out to Chipotle's
June 6th
Wednesday Reads at Rose begin
June 8th,
Rose Back to School Picnic Aug. 21st
First Day of School Aug 22nd
First Day of Kindergarten
Aug. 24th

In This Issue 

Goodbye Rose Families
Please read here a letter from our outgoing PTO presidents.

Rose Back to School Picnic:  Aug 21st 
Rose is hosting a new and improved Back to School Picnic the Sunday afternoon before school begins. We hope to see many familiar faces and enjoy the fun, food and friendship!! 
Volunteers will be needed to make this event a success. If interested in helping, please contact Azra Ali at or Mahnaz Bangash at
Click here for more information

Registration for 2016-17 School Year is OPEN
Here is the information about District 220's Registration Process.
Individual School Fees, such as PTO programs, party fees and yearbook orders, will be available to pay online after July 1st.

Limited Time Only - Order School Supply Packs
Parents of Incoming Students for 2016-17,
As an optional convenience, the ROSE PTO is offering School Supply Packs for purchase. Please go to the
and enter School ID: ROS060 (3 letters followed by 3 numbers). 
Follow the online instructions and please remember to choose the grade your child will be entering next Fall.
All orders must be placed online by June 15th, 2016. School Supply Packs will be distributed to the classroom for the first day of school. 
This is an optional service. If you would prefer to provide your child's own supplies instead, you can reference the attached list by grade for the 2016-2017 requirements. It can also be found ​on the PTO section of the Barbara Rose website.
Click here for supplies list information. Please email Cori Cornelissen at with any questions.

Virtual Backpack
Virtual Backpack is a place where Barrington 220 families can receive flyers and other information from the district and community organizations without the hassle of sorting through printed papers sent home with your child.

You can access Virtual Backpack on Rose's or District 220's home web page and also right here:

Rebates for Rose
There are many ways parents can earn extra money for Rose School: 
BoxTops for Education, participating General Mills products, clip coupons and students take the collection to the school office.
Recycling Computer Ink Cartridges, recycle bins located at Rose.
Amazon Smiles, register with Rose and each purchase through Amazon will give a 0.5% kickback to our school.
Heinen's Grocery, Teaming Up for Education, register Rose School and Heinen's gives 1% of your purchases back to Rose.

Summer Reading at Rose School
All Rose School students are expected to complete their public library's summer reading program. If you do not have a library that you regularly visit, as a Barrington 220 student, your child is eligible to join the summer reading program at the Barrington Area Library. Summer reading programs at other public libraries are similar in their requirements.

To complete the summer reading program at the BAL, students need to
1. Register online at
2. Read ten "just right" books then record the titles online. Students will receive a free book prize from the library upon completion.
3. Keep reading books, and listing them online, to earn book bucks, which can be spent on prizes at the library trading post. Every 5 books (after the first 10) will earn 5 book bucks.

Kids can read print books, ebooks, listen to an audio book, read a graphic novel, read a book to a younger sibling, or have a book read to them – it all counts towards their 10 book goal. Longer books (over 200+ pages) count as more than one book.

Each summer there is a competition between the Barrington elementary schools to see which school will have the most students COMPLETE the summer reading at the BAL. We won in 2013 and tied with Grove Ave in 2014. Let's rock Barrington this summer by reading!

Look for two postcards in your child's backpack. The first is to tell Mr. Straight which summer reading program your child has signed up for, and the second is to tell Mr. Straight that your child has completed the requirements!

The Rose School Library will be open to families on Wednesdays, from 1:00 to 3:00. This is NOT a drop off program. Parents, babysitters, grandparents, nannies, or other caregiver(s) must attend with children. A different teacher or teachers will be in attendance to read to the students. There will be theme related activities for all attendees. Older siblings, younger brothers and sisters, friends, and visiting relatives are invited. We had great attendance last summer!

For fifth graders going into middle school, Prairie and Station have summer reading requirements. Please visit their sites early in the summer so you have enough time to complete the activities.



We have one more Rose Goes Out Event for this year which will help start off your Summer. This was a great event for us last year so hopefully we can repeat the success. The Event is Monday, June 6th from 4:00-8:00 pm at Chipotle in Hoffman Estates (in Target Shopping Center). Please bring in the attached flyer and Chipotle will donate 50% of the sales back to Barbara Rose School. Thank you for helping out our school as well as supporting a local restaurant.
Community Happenings

Barrington Committed Tip:  Healthy Choices # 6
5 Side Effects of Soda
Phosphoric Acid weakens bones and rots teeth.Excessive artificial sweeteners make you crave more.Carmel Color is made from the chemical caramel, is purely cosmetic, doesn’t add flavor and is tainted with carcinogens.High Fructose Corn Syrup is a concentrated form of sugar, derived from corn. It increases body fat, cholesterol and triglycerides and it makes you hungry.
Food Dyes impair brain function and are tied to hyperactive behavior and difficulty in focusing. 


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Derek Straight, Principal, 847.844.1200,