Chess: The next session of the PTO’s morning chess program starts on January 16. The registration form can be found here. Please print the form and send it back to school with your payments.
Hour of Code: Mrs. Greene and Mrs. Sanchez will be offering a family Hour of Code on January 17 right after school. The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. More information is attached here. To register to attend this fun event, please click here.
Town Meeting: Mrs. Felag’s class is hosting the next Town Meeting on Tuesday, January 15 at 1:55 in the afternoon.
No School: There is no school on January 21, 2019. This is in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
February No School: In case you have not seen the most up-to-date school calendar, there was a change made to it in September. There is school on February 4, 2019. However, there is no school on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, due to a special election in town. You can see the school calendar here.
Kindergarten Registration: Schools in Barrington will be registering students entering kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year during the week of February 11 from 9:00-2:00 each day. Children are eligible to register for kindergarten if the child will be five years old as of September 1, 2019. Each of the K-3 Barrington schools will be accepting registrations for those children who live in the school’s designated neighborhood. If you are not sure what you need to bring with you for registration, click here for registration information. (We will have packets at the school with all of the forms printed for you to fill out.)
Other Bits of Information
Pipeline: Our January newsletter is available for your reading pleasure. You may access it here.
Volunteers: With the start of the new year, there are some volunteer opportunities open in our school library. We are looking for volunteers for the following times: Mondays from 9:45-10:30, Monday from 10:30-11:15, and Thursdays from 9:00-9:45. Our Speedway is also looking for volunteers on Mondays and Fridays from 12:20-12:45. If you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities, please contact Bronwyn Ellis at firstname.lastname@example.org. All volunteers need to have a background check on file with the district.
Background Checks: Background checks are only valid for two years. If you are a volunteer and have not completed a background check within the past two years, you will need to have a new one completed. You will not be able to volunteer without an up-to-date background check.