• An Update from Mr. Johnson
    Barrington220.org/North January 31, 2017
    Key Dates
    Kindergarten Round-Up February 2, 2017
    Family Math Night February 9, 2017
    Institute Day (No School) February 17, 2017
    President's Day (No School) February 20, 2017
    NBS Adult Social February 25, 2017

    In This Issue
     
    Art Gallery

    Kindergarten Round-up
    Kindergarten
    Parents of incoming kindergarten students, please mark your calendars for the 2017 Kindergarten Roundup.  The event will be held at every Barrington 220 elementary school on Thursday, February 2nd 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.  Please click on the link to view the items you should bring that evening.  Kindergarten Information.

    Valentines Day Parties
    Valentines
    Valentine's parties are managed by the classroom teachers.  If you have any questions please have the room coordinator work with the teacher about the specifics.  Teachers will send out information about how they handle this day in the classroom.  Thank you for your understanding.

    Boys and Girls Basketball  
    New Scoreboard
    The boys and girls seasons conclude this week.  All of the participants have improved throughout the season and worked hard with their coaches.  Please join me and congratulate them on a job well done!  They have made it fun, positive experience for all the players.  Also, come and see our new scoreboard that will be up and running for the final games of each teams season.

    Family Math Night
    Math Night
    On Thursday, February 9th we will be hosting a family math night.  This night will comprise of teachers and students showing parents about the math games they utilize in their classes.  The evening will be from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm.  This event will be held in the Multipurpose Room and the Gym.  Please come out and join us for a fun night of math!
     
    Here is a quick link about working with your child on math at home. Enjoy! Do's and Dont's for building Deep Math Skills

    In the Community
    5th Grade Transfer Requests

    Over the last several years we have had a small number of requests for students to attend a middle school other than the building to which they have been assigned based on attendance boundaries.

    Parents of fifth graders who feel they have a compelling reason to justify a transfer request should complete the district's Middle School Transfer Request Form and submit it to the attention of Dr. Craig Winkelman prior to February 27, 2017.


    This transfer form is available here and on school and district websites: www.barrington220.org


    Tentative approval and denial of transfer requests will be determined by the end of March 2017.


    BluePrint 220 Parent and Community Meeting
    BluePrint 220
    North Barrington students and community members are invited a community conversation surrounding Blueprint 220: A future-ready facilities plan.

    Blueprint 220 is a multi-year plan to align our facilities with our innovative style of teaching and learning. A successful plan will incorporate feedback from the community and educational stakeholders, paired with current research and best practices in educational planning and design. 


    Phase one of this process has already begun. Architectural firm DLR Group has been conducting environmental and structural evaluations of our buildings as well as shadowing students to understand the flow of traffic through each school. Results from these studies will be presented to the community at each meeting. Architects will also seek input from those in attendance on ideas for improving our spaces in the future, and provide insight on next steps of the process. Click here for a complete timeline.  


    Meeting at North Barrington will take place: March 15th, 7-8:30 PM


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