January 12th 2018

Rose Review - The weekly newsletter of Barbara B. Rose Elementary School
Barrington220.org/Rose January 12th, 2018
Key Dates
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day-No School January 15th
Bunco with Staff and PTO @ Rose Library 3:30-5:30 January 17th
School Store open during lunch hour January 18th
General PTO Mtg. @ MPR 9:15 am January 19th
School Spelling Bee @ MPR 8:15-10:15 am January 22nd
4th Grade Musical Program @ Rose Gym 7:00 pm January 24th
Evening Social @ First Place Bar & Grill January 27th
Kindergarten Roundup @ Rose School 7:00-9:00 pm February 1st
Author Visit: Gita Varadarajan February 2nd
Daddy Daughter Dance @ Rose Gym 7:00-9:00 pm February 2nd

In This Issue





Principal's Page

Please click HERE for Mr. Straight's comments. 



Evening Social

Please help us put the fun in fundraising at this year’s evening social! We have the most amazing group of parents, we want to see you all there! Join us on January 27th at First Place Bar and Grill in Hoffman Estates. Get your tickets now by clicking the link below. 







Environmental Awareness Committee

Look how much food we have recovered at lunchtime in two weeks:

82 apples

1 banana

44 milks

26 snacks (applesauces, yogurts, pudding, muffins, cheese sticks) 

Food collected will be donated to PADS.  

Deb Atkins is our liaison for food recovery donations at Holy Family Catholic Church (https://holyfamilyparish.org/), which is located at 2515 Palatine Road, Inverness, IL 60067. She has offered to accept Rose’s donations.  Holy Family hosts PADS guests each Sunday (more info here: https://www.journeystheroadhome.org/pads-shelter-program.html).


We really need lunch help! Any amount of time helps, even just 15 minutes. The district pays for compost pickup and we’ve heard Rose's compost has not been collected all year because of contamination! If the collectors at Prairie Farms open the bag and see Ziploc bags, plastic spoons, straws (commonly thrown in there) they will not pick up the compost because the plastic contaminates the food waste which they then cannot use. We need help guiding students to sort their waste. We mostly need help from 11:00-11:20 and 12:30-1.  This is a great way for parents to see what happens at lunch...and yes all of the food you pack for your child that at times goes right into the garbage! You’d be surprised...whole sandwiches, unopened mini muffins, chip bags, puddings, fruit snacks, unopened organic milks and juice boxes! Our main priority is for kids to take these items back home and become aware of their own food waste. Thanks for your help!

Please click HERE to sign up. 




School Store 

Rose School Store will be open next week!  Fun school supplies will be for sale during your child’s lunch period this Thursday, January 18th.  

Each child who wishes to participate will be able to buy inexpensive items and take them home on Thursday.  Please send your child to school with money in an envelope to spend at the Rose School Store.  (Be mindful that these are inexpensive items, most costing less than $0.75.) 

This event will be brought to you once a month by the Barbara B. Rose Student Council.   


Any questions contact: Melanie at 847-571-5244 or melanie@wokwicz.com






Join your favorite Rose School teachers for some after school fun on Wednesday, January 17 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 pm!   
Play Bunco, win prizes, enjoy snacks and a hot chocolate bar!  No prior knowledge of this easy dice game is needed. 
Free after school child care is provided for those who need it! 
Questions?  Please contact Angela Llerena at roseptosecretary@gmail.com 
RSVP today! at this link:   
Invitations, Free eCards and Party Planning Ideas from Evite


See you for some fun,

Rose PTO





4th and 5th grade movie maker

Is your fourth or fifth grade student interested in making his/her own movies? Here's their chance! Students from BHS TV - the high school's video production class - will teach your child what they have learned.
If your 4th or 5th grade student is interested, please have him/her sign up on one of the sheets located in the 4th and 5th grade pods, in the main office, or in the library. You can also contact them at  techtutorsbhs@gmail.com.  These high school students are trying to find out if there's enough interest to run the class.
Dates: Exact dates are not yet in place, but expected to be in January and February 2018
Time: After school Students will need to be picked up by parents after the class.
(The time on the poster says 3:15-4:30.  This time will most likely change to reflect elementary dismissal time.)
Location: Rose School
Dilan Acharya
Alex Norkus
Sean Ambroz
Stefan Petrovic

Contact info: techtutorsbhs@gmail.com



Kindergarten Roundup (Information Night)

Thursday, February 1, 2018

7:00 pm at Rose School


For children who turn five years old on or before Sept. 1, Barrington 220 offers standard half-day kindergarten (am or pm as needed) as well as four optional programs:






 In the Community




Transfer Request



Over the last several years, we have had a small number of requests for students to attend a school other than the building to which they have been assigned by the school district based on location of their home/residence within defined attendance area boundaries. Parents/guardians who feel they have a compelling reason to submit a transfer request should complete the district's Transfer Request Form and submit it to the attention of Dr. Craig Winkelman, Assistant Superintendent of Operations and K-12 Schools, prior to February 28, 2018. The form and information about the transfer request process can be accessed at the following web address: https://www.barrington220.org/domain/3641




Extended Art Reception


The annual Barrington 220  Extended Art Reception and 8th Grade Fine Arts Open House is Thursday, Jan 18th from  6:30 pm until 8:00 pm at Barrington High School.  Middle school students will be able to see an extended art showcase in the art gallery, and learn more about visual arts and performing arts classes at the high school including:  drawing & painting, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry making, printmaking, photography, dance, choir, orchestra, band, theater and many more.  




B. Strong Together

Click HERE for B.Strong Together Monthy Newsletter.




Vaping 101


What Is Vaping?

Traditional cigarette usage has fallen among teens nearly 23% over the past 40 years, but more

than 2 million middle and high schoolers are now using e-cigarettes, or "vaping." According to the Lake County Underage Drinking and Drug Prevention Task Force, rates of vaping in Barrington, Lake Zurich, and Wauconda are 3 times that of other communities in Lake County.


Join B-Strong Together, parents, and community members as we learn the basics of vaping and ecigarettes.  A panel of experts - Lake Country Heath Department Community Specialist Danielle Ryan, along with Barrington High School Deans Jennifer Robinson and Joe Molloy, and Barrington Police Department Liaison Detective John McGowan – will educate the community and answer questions about this dangerous new trend.


Monday, January 22

9:30 – 11:00 am

The Campus Life Center

150 Lageschulte Street, Barrington




B. Strong Together

“The Self-Motivated Kid: Raising Healthy, 
Happy Kids in This Modern World”
B·Strong Together is proud to welcome Harvard-trained, award-winning physician, researcher, media expert, writer, TEDx keynote speaker, and expert on the science of human motivation Dr. Shimi Kang to Barrington High School as part of the FREE B·Strong Together Speaker Series.  
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Barrington High School Auditorium
Drawing on the latest neuroscience and behavioral research, Dr. Kang has created a four-part parenting model to guide parents as they support their children in developing their own internal motivation and lifelong love of learning.
We hope you will join us for this incredible evening with Dr. Kang as she presents “The Self-Motivated Kid: Raising Happy, Healthy Kids in This Modern World.”
Please visit our robust website at www.bstrongtogether.org to learn more about B·Strong Together.  






Join AFFECT and the Lines PTO on Friday, January 19th at 5:30 for a night of dancing and fun. We will have a DJ, snacks, a photo booth and more all in a low-key sensory friendly environment.  Bring the family and if you like invite a friend for a chance to have fun and socialize outside of the school day.  The event is free but please RSVP at www.tinyurl.com/AFFECT-dance to let us know you are coming.

AFFECT events are designed to give special needs students an opportunity to get involved in school activities.  AFFECT works with schools and PTOs to provide a sensory friendly experience where kids can be themselves.  Events are open to all preK-8th grade families from around the district.  For more info. on AFFECT check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AFFECT.  Questions, contact us at affectbarrington@gmail.com.







Rose PTO Contacts 
Newsletter Submissions                roseptonewsletter@gmail.com
Website Submissions                    roseptowebsite@gmail.com
Yearbook Photo Submissions       Dan Gonka­ Yearbook Coordinator 
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