March 13, 2019


March 13, 2019
Previous Weekly 

03/14   Evening PTO Meeting @Ciao Baby 6:30 PM
03/14   Barrington220 Candidate Forum
03/15   Mother/Son Spaghetti Bingo 6:30 PM
03/20   Parent Teacher Conferences 4-8PM   
03/21   Parent Teacher Conferences 3-7PM
03/22   No School
03/25-03/29  Spring Break
04/01   School Resumes 8:00 AM
04/05  Daddy Daughter Dance 6:30-9:00PM

Barrington 220 Referendum

For the April 2, 2019 election, registered voters in the Barrington 220 boundary area will have a chance to vote on a $185 million school district referendum question. A successful referendum would help to:

  • Improve safety and security at all Barrington 220 schools
  • Update classrooms at all schools to prepare students for success
  • Protect the community's investment in Barrington 220 school buildings by repairing things like roofs, windows, plumbing, electrical systems, heating and air conditioning 
  • Update arts and athletics spaces, which are used year round by the school district and various community organizations

You can learn more about the Barrington 220 referendum by visiting

Erin's Law
Please see the linked letter regarding our annual sexual abuse lesson. The lesson focuses on personal safety and is delivered by school psychologist, Mr. Glosson and school social worker, Mrs. Schmidt in coordination with classroom teachers. For more information please click on the appropriate letter below:

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Follow us on TWITTER – new!

Roslyn now has a twitter handle that you can follow @Roslyn220.  Tag @Roslyn220 in your tweets so that we can retweet your Roslyn news!

Speech Tournament Thank You's
Thank you to the following people that worked with our 4th and 5th graders to prepare them for the District Speech Tournament.  Since winter break, they have met and supported our speech participants on a weekly basis. Thank you for your time, effort, and passion!

Roslyn Road Coaches:  Karen Alfano, Janet Blake, Jeanne Cliff, Mary Dale, Ann Dillon, Mark Domanico, Marta Jelowicki, Kristen Kaganovsky, Kelly Ann Meckert, Rita Miller, Dan Naranjo, Andy Nettis, Adrienne O’Brien, Kristine Rychlik, Jeffrey Simon, Megan Smith, and Gina Weis.

Thank you to the judges (many have also coached!) for spending your Saturday morning listening to great “storytelling” by 4th-8th graders (almost 800!) from Barrington schools.  Karen Alfano, Michelle Alvarez, Jeannette Casey, Jeanne Cliff, Dawn Emrath, Shianne Gillespie, Cindy Hesselbein, Stacey Lang, Kelly Meckert, Rita Miller, Joan Pagliai, Jeff Simon, and Katherine West.

A HUGE Thank You from Early Act
Thank you to the Khanafer family, Reagan O., Tristan D., Eric N., The Shannon family, Ellie M., the Kaliszes, the Sherwinskis, the Kellys, Maggie S., the Kaczkowskis, and the Bobrowicz family for helping us stuff 70 BEARS!  The bears will be auctioned at the Hope's In Style fundraiser and the proceeds will go back to the women in Guatemala City who made them.  For more information go to  Mrs. O'Brien and Mrs. O'Connell

YEARBOOK – custom pages deadline

Capture your memories in this years Roslyn yearbook! The cost of the yearbook is INCLUDED with your PTO dues. Each student is able to customize 2 pages in their yearbook. The deadline to complete pages is APRIL 14, 2019! Please see attached flyer for instructions. If you have any questions please reach out to Niki Schmidt at FLYER

PM PTO Meeting – Ciao Baby!

The last evening PTO meeting of the year is Thursday 3/14/19 @6:30pm.  Come with friends, as we will have delicious appetizers + update you on the final playground installation.  Our guest speaker is Kyle Kick, Executive Director of BStrong Together. BStrong Together provides incredible community resources .

Barrington 220 Candidate Forum--March 14
Save the date for a Barrington220 Candidate Forum sponsored by the PTO Presidents' Council.  For additional information, please click here.

Mother/Son Spaghetti Bingo – CLOSES TODAY
 The 3rd annual Mother/Son Spaghetti Bingo is Friday night 6:30-9:00PM.   A delicious pasta dinner, salad and dessert will be served so come hungry!  Register: and choose “Fundraiser/Events” or hit the “SHOP NOW” button on Roslyn’s Facebook page.  Please consider donating any NEW toys, games, books or gift items for prizes at the event.  We need many small bingo prizes for boys and moms (under $5) and several larger raffle prizes (over $25).  Contact Katie Brown ( if you wish to donate.  Questions?  Anna Sulikowski  FLYER


Yesterday, students sampled radishes at lunchtime through the TASTY TUESDAY program.  Kids can sample a new or familiar food each month.  Check out this FLYER for talking points on radishes.  Thank you to MEGAN SMITH and ERIN GANAS for running this month’s sampling!  

Spiritwear – ships directly to your home

Show Bulldog Pride by wearing Roslyn Spiritwear with our new vendor, available 24/7 and shipped directly to your home.  Roslyn kids wear spiritwear on Fridays!   Questions?  Mychelle Gingue or Kelly Moritz


Please upload pictures from Roslyn (not pictures taken at home) from winter Roslyn events!  We need CONCERT and PLAY pictures!.  Upload via this link all year long in under 30 seconds from your cell!  Super quick uploads from your cell or desktop here: Questions?  Niki Schmidt 

BULLDOG BASHES – new bash added!

New news – we added a bash donated by Alix Atwell + Anna Sulikowski!  Bulldog Bashes are fundraiser events donated by a Roslyn host and the entire ticket price goes to fund Roslyn PTO events!  Hit the “SHOP NOW” button on Roslyn’s Facebook page or choose “Events” at this link  Questions?  Krissy Lohmeyer

4/4 @ 7pm – Mid-Century Modern @ the Atwell Home $30/person



Teacher Treasures are unique experiences generously donated + funded by our Roslyn staff.  It’s an opportunity for your child to play games, bake cookies or bowl with their favorite staff!  100% of the fee is donated back to Roslyn PTO.  Quantities are limited.  Hit the blue “SHOP NOW” button on Roslyn’s Facebook page or choose “Events” at this link  Questions?  Krissy Lohmeyer


Roslyn’s Helping Hands

Volunteer for Blessings in a Backpack by packing weekend food items for D220 students of need.  Everything is supplied; we just need at least (2) Roslyn parents each Thursday @ Sunny Hill for 60-90 minutes. Try it once -you will feel joy!   Questions?  Keri Culhane

Boxtops – Roslyn’s lifetime earnings $23,158

Amazing that $0.10 boxtops add up so fast!  We earn at least $1500 per year by submitting!   Here is a list of participating products:

I love Roslyn!!  Roslyn magnets – for Car or Fridge

Bulldog pride proudly displayed with these 5.5” round magnets!  Hold your student’s report cards, artwork or place on your car!  Order + pay here and it will be sent home in your child’s folder.  Click here for pic:  Questions?  Sheila Schneider


AmazonSmile donates to Roslyn

Amazon donates to Roslyn quarterly just because you are shopping!  Nothing changes with your shopping experience, except you are giving to Roslyn.  Register:  Questions?  Amanda Manczak 


Please keep labeling your student’s items-- they can get returned to their rightful owner.

HEINEN’S – Have you renewed this year?

EXPIRED!!   Beginning in July, every year you must stop at Heinen’s Customer Service counter to designate your earnings to Roslyn!  Questions?  Amanda Manczak

THANK YOU – Shout outs: 

  1. Thanks to a year-long effort by NIKI SCHMIDT for taking yearbook pictures at events. This month she is taking pictures for the classroom pages!
  2. Thank you to MARCY SPARR for hosting a Shop-n-Share at her store, LUXE WEARHOUSE! 15% of proceeds were donated back to Roslyn Road. 


Paul Kirk
Principal, Roslyn Road School