Friday, February 14, 2020

The Grove Grizzly
Thank you to all of our room parents and parent volunteers who planned and attended our Valentine’s Day Parties on Friday!! The students had such a great time celebrating with their classmates and exchanging valentine cards!!!
Students can still submit pictures for our hallway display of them reading to a non-human friend (i.e. pet, stuffed animal, plant, etc.) and will we hang it up with our other submissions!! It has been so fun for students to see themselves and their friends as they walk past the section in the hallway!! Pictures can be emailed to classroom teachers, Mrs. Corey, or Mrs. Matthews to be printed!!
Technology Safety Information
This past week, our Director of Instructional Technology, Ty Gorman, presented at our PTO meeting. It was great to see so many parents interact with us about our students’ safety with technology! The feedback from parents was that the information shared was very beneficial, so I wanted to share
a link to the presentation with all parents. The document includes some information about our One to World Program in District 220, but it also includes step by step instructions for parents on how to use “Screen Time”, which is available on all IOS devices including student school iPads. “Screen Time” can be used to access reports about the time spent on apps, websites, and more. It can also be used to help monitor and mentor students with managing screen time, setting limits for apps and websites, and managing access to websites and apps.
Kindergarten Pre-Registration is Now Open!!
Pre-Registration for any kindergarteners who will be starting in the fall is now open! For children who turn five-years-old on or before Sept. 1, Barrington 220 offers a standard half-day kindergarten (am, pm as needed) as well as four optional programs:
  • Kindergarten Enrichment 
  • Kindergarten Spanish Dual Language Program
  • Kindergarten Chinese Immersion Program
  • Kindergarten Chinese Immersion + Enrichment Program 
For important dates regarding kindergarten registration, detailed information about our programs, and resources and videos about kindergarten and the registration process please go to:

Referendum Open House at Grove 

In order to inform the entire Barrington 220 community about the school district referendum question on the March 17 presidential primary ballot, the district is holding 3 Open Houses (School Tours), including one at Grove. During the Open Houses, community members will have a chance to take a tour of the designated school to see some of the facility needs at that building.


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 
Early Voting Begins March 2nd

If you can't head to the polls on March 17, early voting runs March 2-March 16. To view early voting locations, times and more details for the county you live in, click the corresponding link:

Cook County:
Lake County:
Kane County:
McHenry County:

Upcoming Dates
Monday, February 17th – Presidents’ Day, NO SCHOOL!!
Wednesday, February 19th – Community Referendum Info. Meeting, 7:00 p.m. @ N. Barrington
Thursday, February 20th – Week #4 FRP Reading Logs Due
Friday, February 21st – Week #4 FRP Reward: Pancakes and Pajamas
Friday, February 21st – Deadline to turn in clipped box tops
Monday, February 24th – After School Pottery Painting, 2:40-4:40 p.m. – must be registered
Tuesday, February 25th – Referendum Community Open House (School Tours) @ Grove, 7 p.m.
February 24th-February 28th – 2nd Grade & 5th Grade CogAT Assessment Window
Thursday, February 27th – Week #5 FRP Reading Logs Due
Friday, February 28th – Week #5 FRP Reward: STEM Challenge
Wednesday, March 4th - Referendum Community Open House (School Tours) @ Prairie, 7 p.m.
Thursday, March 5th - Referendum Community Open House (School Tours) @ BHS, 7 p.m.
Friday, March 6th – 4th Grade Feed My Starving Field Trip
Saturday, March 7th – K-8 Speech Tournament, a.m. @ Station Middle School
Sunday, March 8th – Daylight Savings Time, Clocks Spring Forward
Monday, March 9th – PTO Meeting in the MPR, 9:15 a.m.
Grizzly Heart Winners - Week 24!


***Ticket Sales will go live Monday, March 9th***

Our spring deadline is March 1, 2020. Please continue to clip or scan your box tops! Last day to turn in clipped box tops will be Friday, February 21, 2020.
Whole school goal: turn in $350 worth of clipped box tops!

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