We hope your family has had a wonderful start to the 2016-17 school year! Back-to-school nights have already taken place at several schools, and will continue at each building through the end of September. Please check the Barrington 220 online calendar to make note of these important dates.
In addition to back-to-school nights, Barrington 220 is hosting a series of elementary One to World parent informational meetings. Parents of elementary students are strongly encouraged to attend one of the meetings scheduled through September. Information on how your child will be using his or her iPad in the classroom and guidelines for use at home will be discussed.
Parents are encouraged to attend any meeting that aligns with their schedule, regardless of location. An online version of the presentation will be available by Friday.
Alumni Legends: Celebrating 10 years of BHS-TV
The Barrington 220 Educational Foundation's annual Alumni Legends event this year is a celebration of BHS-TV's 10-year anniversary. Save the date for Alumni Legends: Beyond the Studio on Thursday, Sept. 29. There will be a BHS-TV studio open house followed by a presentation in the BHS Auditorium featuring alumni of the program. The event will be hosted by 48 Hours Mystery correspondent Maureen Maher. A reception at the Barrington White House will take place later in the evening. Tickets and donation opportunities are available online.
September is attendance awareness month
September is attendance awareness month for schools across the country. Barrington 220 understands the importance of having students in class every day for instructional activities. This year, we are entering the Lake County school attendance competition, where schools earn accolades based upon attendance for the month of September. For more information on the importance of good attendance, click here.
Queen Bees and Wannabes author to speak at BHS
Barrington Speaker Series invites you to an evening with New York Times bestselling author Rosalind Wiseman on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the BHS Auditorium. Author of Queen Bees and Wannabes and Masterminds & Wingmen, Wiseman is an internationally recognized expert on children, teens, parenting and bullying. This community event is hosted by the Barrington Speaker Series and sponsored by the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation and PTO Presidents' Council. Since 2008, the Barrington Speaker Series has hosted well-known authors like Dr. Madeline Levine, Dr. Carol Dweck, Paul Tough and Jessica Lahey. Tickets will be available soon.
Digital citizenship/online safety talks coming this fall
Students today have incredible learning opportunities made possible by Internet access and technology devices. These opportunities also require a heightened sense of digital citizenship and responsibility. Students learn about online safety as part of each school's curriculum, and we also ask that parents reinforce the messages at home. Barrington 220 will hold two online safety/digital citizenship parent universities this fall regarding Internet safety and responsibility. Dates for these sessions will be announced soon.
Lines earns physical activity award from White House
Congratulations to Arnett C. Lines Elementary School for earning the 2016 Let's Move Active Schools award from the White House. Lines earned the award for ensuring 60 minutes of daily physical activity in every student's educational experience. Grove Avenue Elementary School earned the award in 2015.
Stay informed through Virtual Backpack, social media
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Free college funding planning meeting
Funding your student's college education can be an overwhelming thought for many families. Join Marsha Werner, CFP for a free seminar on exploring methods for funding a college education at the Barrington Park District Sept. 21 from 7-8 p.m. RSVP here.