November 20, 2019


November 20,  2019                                 
Previous Weekly 

Reminder:  Wednesday is Early Day with early dismissal at 2:10.


Wednesday, November 20 - District 220 STEM Night at Grove Avenue School Registration is NOW CLOSED
Thursday, November 21-Roslyn School Play 6:30PM

Friday, November 22 - Made by Me orders due at 5 PM

Wednesday, November 27 - Friday November 29 - NO SCHOOL

Friday, December 6 - Boxtops Collection

Tuesday, December 10 - Dine out at California Pizza Kitchen, Kildeer

Friday, December 13 - Made by Me 6:30 - 9 PM; Variety Show registration 7 - 8 PM

Rockin' Roslyn's Wacky Ride School Play
On Thursday, November 21st at 6:30 the students will be performing their annual Fall play.  This year it is called "Rockin' Roslyn's Wacky Ride".  Tickets will be $5 and can be purchased at the door.  The money will go to St. Jude's Children's Hospital in memory of Dr. Sue Loeschen.  We hope to see you there!

5th Grade Service Project - Items needed from all grades

The 5th graders are doing a service project to make Holiday Poppers for the children at Barrington Giving Day.  We are in need of fun-size candy, empty toilet paper rolls and wrapping paper.  Please place items in Giving Day boxes in the front vestibule.

Questions?  Contact Danette Kelly

Lou Malnati's Pizza Certificates

Unfortunately, due to a delay in shipping, the pizza certificates will not be sent home next week.  Please look for them the week of December 9th.
Thank you so much for supporting the 5th grade Fundraiser and Cuba Township Food Pantry and we apologize for this delay. 

The Early Act Club needs your help!

We are hosting a BOOK DRIVE to support Barrington Giving Day.  Please DONATE NEW or GENTLY USED children’s books between NOW and Thanksgiving Break. There will be bins in the front hallway. Thank you

Barrington Giving Day

Helping Hands is collecting snow pants, jackets, winter boots, hats, gloves and toys to help families in need.  Please consider donating gently used or new winter items to support this great cause. They are will accept kid and adult items! Collection boxes are in the front vestibule now through Friday, 12/6.

Roslyn Holiday Ornaments are Available

Purchase a shatterproof custom printed ornament for your holidays this year! Click here to order. The ornament will be sent home in your child’s backpack.

Questions? Contact Sheila Schneider  

Barrington 220 Educational Foundation

Holidays are a time when you may be thinking of honoring your child's teacher or a staff member. Why not show your appreciation with a Holiday Teacher Tribute through the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation? Honorees will receive personalized cards to commemorate your thoughtful donation. Cards will be delivered to your child's school by December 20, 2019. Honorees also will be acknowledged our website. Click here to make your Holiday Teacher Tribute donation.

Purdue University Engineering Gift Guide
If you are interested in purchasing additional STEM related materials for your child, the Purdue University Engineering Gift Guide is full of excellent choices.  It is attached here for your convenience.

Made by Me at Roslyn

This annual Roslyn event will be back on Friday, 12/13 from 6:30 - 8 PM!

Your kids can create special gifts for family and friends. Please see selections here and order form here. Order online here.

Orders are due Friday, 11/22 at 5 PM.

We need volunteers to help run this event! Sign up here if you can help or if you have a middle or high schooler that needs service hours.

Questions? Contact Sara Ray ( or Bridget Cantafio (


Made by Me at Sunny Hill

On Tuesday, 12/17 from 2:45 - 4 PM, the Roslyn PTO hosts Made by Me at Sunny Hill at no cost to the students. Sign up here if you can help.

Variety Show 2020

Mark your calendar! The 28th annual Variety Show will be held on Friday, 1/24 at Barrington High School. Start thinking about your acts now - more details to come after Thanksgiving!

Act registration will be held Friday, 12/13 at Made by Me and Monday, 12/16 at school.

Questions? Contact Simone Zorzy   

NEW Square 1 Art Fundraiser

Square 1 is a new art fundraiser that we are launching this year.

Kids have created a piece of work in art class and teachers have sent those pieces to Square 1. Custom catalogs should arrive this week but if you'd like to take a preview of their product offerings, click here.

Questions? Contact Sara Ray (


Mini Courses Are Coming!

We are excited about offering our 4 week Mini Course program again but can’t do it without volunteers! If you have a special hobby or passion please consider teaching a course - it can be anything from arts and crafts to sports or baking. Instructors receive 1 free class per family.

Courses will run Feb. 10 - March 9 on Mondays, Tuesdays and/or Thursdays after school.

Contact Molly Fischel ( if you can offer a course.


National Blue Ribbon Award
Barrington 220 is proud to announce Roslyn Road Elementary School has been named among the 362 best schools in the nation, through the U.S. Department of Education’s 2019 National Blue Ribbon Award recognition. Roslyn Road is one of only 25 schools across Illinois and 362 schools nationwide to be honored with this prestigious recognition. Last Friday, November 15, Mrs. Weis, Ms. Alvarez, and Mrs. Hesselbein were in Washington, DC to accept this award.  Tuesday evening, November 19th, at its regularly scheduled Board Meeting,  the Barrington 220 Board of Education recognized Roslyn Road for this achievement.  For additional information about this prestigious award, please visit: Official National Blue Ribbon Schools Website   To read the completed application, click here. 

Distance Learning Days in Barrington 220

Now that significant snow has fallen – in early November – it is time to turn our attention to winter preparations! Last month the Barrington 220 Board of Education approved a Distance Learning Plan, which would allow students to complete the school day from home on an inclement weather day. This could eliminate the need to make up days at the end of the school year.  For additional information, please click the link below for Frequently Asked Questions about what this entails. 
Frequently Asked Questions
Parent Letter

Stop the Bleed:  Save a Life

Help the Barrington Breakfast and Noon Rotary Clubs and Barrington 220 supply every classroom in the community with a Stop the Bleed kit.   For additional information, click here.

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Thank You's and Shout Outs!

  • THANK YOU to Heather Williams for organizing the Elegant Farmer Pie Sale!

  • THANK YOU to Lindsay Bacino for volunteering at Tasty Tuesday!


Paul Kirk
Principal, Roslyn Road School