Pipelines - April 19, 2017


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Key Dates
Word Masters #3 Test

Thursday, Apr 20, 2017

7th Annual Elementary Math Invitational

Sat, April 22, 8:00am – 1:30pm

Language Arts League (Grades 2-5) Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017
National Geography Challenge (Grades 2-5) Thursday, Apr 27, 2017
Last Week of Orchestra Lessons May 1 - 5, 2017

In This Issue
  • Kudos Corner
  • Staff Appreciation Week
  • Junior Great Books - Return your books to media center!
  • Got2Run/Walk
  • Lines Girl Scout Troop
  • Earth Day
  • Lines Running Club
  • Got to Run for Education
  • Memory Night
  • 5th Grade Mother-Daughter Night


Principal's Corner

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Dear Lines families

Thank you, we are so grateful for the all of the love and support that we have received from all of you over that last few months.     We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our school family and we know that there is no way we can adequately thank all of you.  But please know that your gifts of meals, groceries, and activities have all served to make our lives a little easier in these very difficult days.  

With much gratitude,
The Kallas Family.  


Kudos Corner

Thank you! 

Thank you to Jill Barnum and Becky Ostergaard for chairing another successful Junior Great Books program. This of course cannot be run without the many volunteers needed to lead the classes each week. Thank you to Beth Hendon, Mary Tarpey, Allison Meier, Lindsay Kroft, Rachel Tuerck, Shannon Fuller, Otilia Naranjo, Denise Boerst, Silvia Mark, Kim Johnson, Jim Troxell, Joanna Carl, Lily Wu, Linda Strunk, Annmarie Dymon, and Keeley Hart for all your time and dedication you put in.

Hats off to Mrs. Rolain, Mrs. Walter and Ms. Pavlos for a fun family night of books, art and music! We would also like to thank all the volunteers that helped set-up and work the book fair and art fair. We know everyone is super busy. It means a lot to have you carve out time to help make these events successful.


A special thank you! 

The Happy Camper Book Fair was a smashing success thanks to our dedicated volunteers.  These events are not possible without the many hands that go into planning, set-up, decorating, cashiering, bagging, crowd control, book selection, and take-down.  A huge thank you to each and every one of you for volunteering and supporting Lines School!

Thank you A special thank you to...

Liz Davit, Windy Kopecky, Shannon Fuller, Suzanne Gaidos, Stacey Tomczak,, Mary Tarpey, Leslie Sherrin, Nicole Jankowski, Jenny Postma, Dionne Boulos, Amy Lechowicz, Doreen Muhs, Becky Brichta , Sarah Giunchedi, and Ligita Inka.


Staff Appreciation Week

Staff Appreciation Week is coming up!!!  This year, it is May 1-5, and the Lines PTO has some awesome events planned for our "world class champions", the Lines teachers and staff!  But we can't do it without you!  Please check out our volunteer and donation needs at the link below and sign up as you are able!  Contact Beth Hendon at bethk309@gmail.com or Karen Benson at bradleymomkjb@yahoo.com with questions.  Thank you in advance!




Thank you so much!!!!



Junior Great Books - Return  your books to media center!  


We've wrapped up another great session of Junior Great Books! 

Thank you to all of the wonderful parent leaders who volunteered their time every week to lead the student groups.   We've had some great feedback on how much the kids enjoyed Junior great books this year... your time is greatly appreciated!

Also, please remember, if you have not turned in your book, please return it to the media center ASAP.



The number of staff members and Lines families signed up for the Got2Run/Walk for Education is on the rise!  Don’t forget to sign up to run with our our students and staff. Connor, Aurelia, Adia, Matthew, Mr. K, Mrs. Kennedy, Mrs. Dowdy, Mrs. Giunchedi, Ms. Giovannelli, and Dr. Rimstidt just committed to the run. Sign up and you’ll be recognized on the announcements and receive a cool magnet for your classroom or locker!



Lines Girl Scout Troop collecting cat, dog food and supplies

Lines Girl Scout Troop 598 is collecting supplies to donate to the Heartland Shelter, a no-kill shelter for cats and dogs in Northbrook. Please donate any of the following at the box near the front doors of the school:


- Science Diet Cat Adult Optimal Care Original Dry

- Science Diet Kitten Health Development Original Dry

- Canned kitten food (please no seafood)



- Science Diet Canine Adult Advanced Fitness Original Dry

- Canned dog food

- Nylabones (medium-large)


The project will help the fifth grade girls in the troop achieve the Bronze Award, the highest level award for this stage of Girl Scouts. Thanks in advance for donating.


Earth Day

Pic 2 Lines students will be celebrating Earth Day this week with a different theme each day.


Please look for an e-blast announcement detailing the events and activities to come.




Recycling Competition

4/24 - 4/28

In the spirit of continuing our Earth Week Activities, we are having a recycle competition between classrooms and also with North Barrington School!  The Classroom that wins will decide on their prize with their teacher and we will do an all school celebratory prize if we win against NBS!  


Save and Bring as much as you can of the following items.

Newspaper Sleeves, Plastic Shopping Bags,  Product  Wrap, Cereal Liners

Food Storage (baggies), pellet bags, Ice Bags, Salt Bags, Bubble wrap, Dry Cleaning Bags, Produce Bags, Bread Bags.  (Winning classroom chosen by weight of total bags.)


This effort will help educate about the effects of plastic in the environment.  Much of the single use plastic we use ends up eaten by animals. Annually approximately 500 billion plastic bags are used worldwide. More than one million bags are used every minute.  The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is located in the North Pacific Gyre off the coast of California and is the largest ocean garbage site in the world. This floating mass of plastic is twice the size of Texas, with plastic pieces outnumbering sea life six to one.  Lets be hug the Earth and use less plastic. ♻️



Lines running club

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APRIL 19 - MAY 24

Students K-2 must be accompanied by an adult or guardian.

We need parent volunteers to help make Running Club a success! Please email Tricia Johnson at tbjohnson1@comcast.net if you are able to help out!


Got to Run for Education

With a beautiful long weekend last weekend and Lines on the Run set to start today, we can officially say Spring is here and it’s only 5 weeks until the 6th Annual Got2Run For Education!! The number of staff members and Lines families signed up for the Got2Run/Walk for Education is on the rise!  Don’t forget to sign up to run with our our students and staff. Connor, Aurelia, Adia, Matthew, Mr. K, Mrs. Kennedy, Mrs. Dowdy, Mrs. Giunchedi, Ms. Giovannelli, and Dr. Rimstidt just committed to the run. Sign up and you’ll be recognized on the announcements and receive a cool magnet for your classroom or locker!
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Event Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 8:00am
Event Distances: 2.62 Mile Micro-Marathon Run/Walk and 8K (4.97 Mile) Run
Online Registration: www.signmeup.com/118265
Website: www.Got2Run.org

If you’ve already registered – Thank You!!
Need a week or two to think about it? The website has 4-Week Training Programs just for you. Seriously, how can you argue with a training program where the first day is “Rest”?

Don’t want to run? No problem – you can WALK the 2.62.

If you would like to run and need some financial assistance Lines on the Run would like to sponsor you.  Please contact Mr. K at kienzlekevin@barrington220.org

A mazing F amily F riends and E ducators C oming T ogether - AFFECT

AFFECT was started by two District 220 families and two amazing teachers who saw a need in our community. We have a lot of families in our district with beautiful children with differing abilities who cannot always fully participate in school wide events. We wanted to find a way to bring those families together to participate more, have fun and provide support to each other. Our goal is to adapt at least one event/activity at each school to make it more accessible to all kids. What that will look like depends on the activity but it could mean opening early for families or providing a sensory friendly space to participate. 

In February, we hosted a movie night at Countryside where we had a sensory friendlyroom, with adapted seating and closed captioning. We had several families across the district participate and it was a great experience for all of us. On April 28th we will host the school Art Fair at Countryside and will open that event at 5:15 so that families can participate in the crafts and other activities before the event officially starts at 6:00. Finally, on May 19 we will host a Fun Fair after school at 4:45 at Countryside where families can join in playing games and winning small prizes. Before the end of the school year, we will also post dates for events at schools across the district so you can mark your calendars for next year!

If you have any questions or would just like more information, feel free to contact
Becky Klinghofer at becky.klinghofer@gmail.com or Krista Markowski at


5th Grade Memory Night - Save the Date!


On Tuesday, May 23 at 7:30pm, Lines Class of 2017 will have their 5th Grade Memory Night. Please save the date, and if you have not submitted pictures of your 5th grader for the video presentation, please do so as soon as possible. Email photos to 5thgradelines@gmail.com. The deadline for photos is April 15!


5th Grade Mother-Daughter Night 

Calling all 5th Grade girls and their moms!

Mark your calendars for Monday, May 8th from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., for a "girls-only" night to discuss the physical and emotional changes that are a part of growing up. Again this year, we are honored to have a guest speaker from the Robert Crown Center for Health Education who will share valuable information on the changes to come in a fun, informative and engaging way. This year's event will be held in the beautiful Barrington Area Library Meeting Room. Don't miss the chance to treat yourself and your daughter to a unique bonding experience along with fellow Lines mothers and daughters. Invitations will be sent home after Spring Break!

In the Community




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