Backpack Express

Good morning,

This week’s Backpack Express is ready for you.

  • Family Math Night:  On December 5, 2023, join us for a Family Math Night from 5:30-7:00.  Come learn various games you can play with your child with just a deck of cards (supplied by us).  This is a come and go night–stay for 15 minutes or stay for an hour. To help us know how many families are coming, please complete this sign up by December 1, 2023.  This is a night for you and your family for some math fun.

  • Barrington Middle School Lego Raffle:  Barrington Middle School's Unified Theater is hosting a Lego Basket Raffle to help raise funds for its Unified Theater Program.  Both Lego baskets are valued at over $125.00 each! Raffle tickets will be sent home with all students. If you choose to participate, raffle tickets are 3 for $5.00. Cash or Check made payable to Barrington Middle School will be accepted. Tickets can be returned to the school office in the attached envelope by December 18, 2023. The baskets are pictured here. The raffle will take place on December 20,2023 on the BMS Morning Show. Good luck and happy building! Tickets will be sent home Monday with your child.

  • Parent Conferences:  Parent conferences are coming on December 8, 2023.  Teachers will be sending out information about signing up for a conference.  Students in PreK-5 do not come to school on this day.  Students in grades 6-12 have a regular school day.

  • Panorama Parent Survey:  Be on the lookout for an upcoming survey from our school and district.  The survey is an opportunity for you to provide feedback about our school and our school community.  The survey will be available December 4-15, 2023.  More information will be sent out.

  • Flu Shot Clinic:  Barrington is hosting one more flu shot clinic.  It will take place at the Barrington Middle School on Monday, December 4, 2023, from 4:00-7:00.  More information, including how to sign up, may be found here.

  • Community Notice:  There is one notice for you from EB Lax.

On behalf of all of us at Sowams, I hope you and your family have a very Happy Thanksgiving.  We are all grateful to you for trusting us with your children each day.


Jim Callahan