• An Update from Mr. Johnson
    Barrington220.org/North March 9, 2017
    Key Dates
    NBS Book Drive
    March 6-18, 2017
    CogAT Testing (2nd and 5th Grade only) March 6-10, 2017
     Sherri Duskey Rinker Author Visit
     March 14, 2017
    BluePrint220 Community Meeting        7-8:30 PM March 15, 2017
    Spring Book Fair
    March 15-18, 2017
    Colts Pancake Breakfast
    March 18th, 2017
     Parent Teacher Conferences                                  
     March 22-23, 2017
     Spring Break March 27-March 31 (No School)

    In This Issue

    When?  Earth Day Saturday, April 22nd
    What?   Recycling Drive
    Where? Countryside Elementary School
    Who?    Countryside Elementary School is partenering up with the rest of the local
                  Barrington220 schools including NBS.
    How?    Drop off any items listed on the flyer
    Why?    To increase awareness about Earth Day and Recycling
    If you are interested in volunteering at the event, please call Anita Knotekova-Patel
    at gogreenbscolts@gmail.com
    CogAT Testing

    Between March 6th and March 10th students in 2nd grade and 5th grade will take the Cognitive Abilities Test ™ (CogAT ®). This assessment is intended to measure reasoning and problem solving skills. Information gathered from the CogAT will be used by Barrington 220’s teaching staff as one way to examine students reasoning skills.  If you have any questions feel free to contact your childs teacher.  The teachers will send out the specific times that the students are testing.  We only have one week to administer the test so please make sure that your child is in attendance and has a good breakfast

    on their testing day.

    Kindergarten Pre-registration
    Pre-registration for Kindergarten ends on March 10th.  If you have not completed the process by turning in all your forms at North Barrington, please stop in and work with our front office.  By getting this information turned in you are helping us with our planning efforts for the 2017-18 school year.  After March 10th you will have to visit the district office and meet with our central registrar.  Thank you in advance for you help with this process.

    Save the Date for the Pancake Breakfast
    Come and join us on Saturday, March 18th from 8-11am.  Homemade pancakes,
    sausages and fruit will be served.  The Spring Book Fair will be going on and we 
    will be collecting gently used books for Bernie's Book Bank.  Buy a book and
    donate a book!  Don't miss this wonderful NBS tradition! 

    In the Community
    Incoming 6th grade Parent Orientation Nights

    Each year the two middle schools provide an evening program for parents with a child moving to sixth grade. The orientation night is designed to provide an introduction and overview of the opportunities and programs available at middle school. In addition to learning about middle school programs, parents will have a chance to meet staff members and tour the schools. The programs will run from 6:00-8:00pm. Station’s night is Wednesday, April 5th, and Prairie’s program is Thursday, April 6th. More information will be coming home from the middle schools in the coming weeks.

    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

    North Barrington Elementary School | 24175 N. Grandview Dr., North Barrington, IL 60010 | (847) 381-4340