• NBS Colt - The North Barrington Elementary School PTO Newsletter
    Barrington220.org/North May 30th, 2017
    Key Dates
    5th Grade Recognition Wednesday, May 31st
    Last Day of School!! Wednesday, May 31st
    Have a Great Summer!! June, July, August

    In This Issue


    Keep in touch this Summer on our Facebook page!

    Thank you for a fantastic Field Day 2017!

    A big Thank You to the Field Day Organizers, Staff, and parent volunteers that helped make Field Day 2017 such an active and fun event for our entire school!



    2017-18 School Supplies, Yearbooks and PTO dues are on Sale now.  Items need to be purchased now for next year to allow time for ordering. ORDER HERE  

    The Smart School Supply Program has been at NBS for over 5 years reducing waste by utilizing supplies for their entire life span rather than buying new every year.  A list to self purchase supplies will be available in the NBS Virtual Backpack June 1st.


    2017-18 Volunteers Needed:
    room parent

    -Interested in being a Room Coordinator next year?  Find details and an interest form here:  




    Green Corner news: Thank you to the entire NBS community, including Principal Johnson, all of the students, teachers, staff, PTO Executive Board, volunteers and all parents! As a result of our new recycling initiative at NBS, we were able to keep out of landfill 9,105 pounds of waste!

    Please click here for more details!

    Interactive Habitat

    We have had a busy and exciting few weeks doing Spring Programming!  The 1st and 2nd Graders learned about pollinators, and the importance of native plants and flowers on the Prairie and in our gardens at home. They also helped us with seeding the Prairie. Our 3rd graders planted the Three Sisters Garden behind the School and will harvest in the Fall as 4th graders!  Our current 4th graders planted our Monarch Waystation in the Prairie- they did a great job! By creating and maintaining a Monarch Waystation we are contributing to monarch conservation, providing an important stopping point for migrating monarch butterflies and also providing milkweeds for their eggs and caterpillars to feed on.  Last week our 5th graders helped add native plants to our courtyard to foster a natural and relaxing environment for our faculty and students, as well as our turtles, fish, and birds! If your Family would like to help water and maintain the Three Sisters Garden or the Monarch Waystation over the Summer, please sign-up.  This is always an easy and fun family activity that makes a big difference!

    Monarch Waystation Sign-up

    Three Sisters Garden Sign-up

    In the Community
    Virtual Backpack
    Don't Forget to regularly check the Virtual Backpack! The Virtual Backpack is a place for Barrington 220 families to receive flyers and other information from the district and community organizations without the hassle of sorting through printed papers sent home with your child. Click here for the NBS Virtual Backpack!

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