January 8, 2020


January 8,  2020                                 
Previous Weekly 

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


Friday, January 17 - Family Fitness Night 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Wednesday, January 22 - Variety Show Dress Rehearsal 6:00 PM

Friday, January 24 - Variety Show 7:00 PM

Thursday, January 30- Reading Night  6:00-7:30

referendum logo

In order to inform the community about the $147 million school district referendum question on the March 17 ballot, Barrington 220 is holding 5 Community Information Meetings and 3 Open Houses (School Tours). All community members are encouraged to attend and ask questions. The agenda at all Community Information Meetings will be the same (short presentation, followed by Q&A). More information: www.barrington220.org/referendum

Community Information Meetings

  • Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020: 7pm at Lines Elementary 
  • Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020: 7pm at Sunny Hill Elementary 
  • Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020: 9:30am at Barrington High School 
  • Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020: 9:30am at BMS-Station Campus 
  • Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020: 7pm at North Barrington Elementary 

Open Houses (School Tours) 

  • Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020: 7pm at Grove Avenue Elementary 
  • Wednesday, March 4, 2020: 7pm at BMS-Prairie Campus 
  • Thursday, March 5, 2020: 7pm at Barrington High School

5Essential Parent Survey 
Each year the state of Illinois administers a survey of parents' perceptions regarding their child's school, specifically its performance and climate. This survey is commonly known as the 5 Essentials survey. The survey results are anonymous and will be used in our efforts of continual improvement. Results are incorporated into our school report card, open to the public and often referred to within the media. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts on our school.  The survey is linked here for your convenience:  5 Essentials Survey


District Speech Tournament

4th & 5th Grade students that have signed up to participate in the District’s Speech Tournament received their scripts, as well as the script for their coach, before winter break.  Please set up a weekly time to meet with your coach, and remember to refer to the timeline included in the Student Information Packet.

If you are interested in participating, but did not submit your application form, please see Mrs. Lowery or Mrs. Katz.

Also, if you did not receive your script, please see Mrs. Lowery. 


We need your Photos for the Yearbook

We are currently looking for pictures from the Blue Ribbon Assembly and classroom winter parties. Please submit photos here.

Questions? Please contact Niki Schmidt nrschmidt4@gmail.com   


MiniCourses are coming soon and we have wonderful class offerings this year! Please note these important dates:

The MiniCourse booklet will be online to view on January 24.

MiniCourse registration will begin on January 27 and close on February 5.

MiniCourses start on February 10.

Registration is available on a first come, first served basis. 

Questions? Please contact Molly Fischel mollyfischel@yahoo.com

Family Fitness Night- January 17th 6:30-8:30PM

The registration for Family Fitness night is full, but you can still add your family to the waitlist here.  If you are registered, plan to arrive at 6:15 PM for check-in.  The event starts at 6:30 PM.  Bring a water bottle and wear your work-out clothes!

Questions? Please contact Dani Kusmerz tdkusmerz@yahoo.com

Reading Night:  Camp Out with a Good Book
Please join us on Thursday, January 30 for our Annual Family Reading Night.  This year's theme is Camp Out with a Good Book.  The library will be transformed into a campsite, but we need your help!  If you have any short, 3 to 5 foot evergreen trees that we may borrow, please contact Mrs. Lang
We greatly appreciate your help! 

Daisy Troop Family Information Night
Girl Scout Daisy Troop #293— Family Information Night Parent & Girl – Kindergarten Girls
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 6:00 pm–7:00 p.m.
Roslyn Road School - Art Room
For more information, please click here

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. On November 15, Mrs. Weis, Ms. Alvarez, and Mrs. Hesselbein were in Washington, DC to accept this award.  On 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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Paul Kirk
Principal, Roslyn Road School