Friday, May 29, 2020

The Grove Grizzly
It was so great to see our 5th Graders at the “Clap-Out” last week and so many families at our staff parade!! We loved being able to wave good-bye to our students one last time in person before the summer!!! We wish everyone a healthy, safe, and fun summer.
While we aren’t requiring our typical summer study work for students this year, we do still strongly encourage that our students engage in academic related activities throughout the summer. The number one thing that every student needs to do is READ every day!! We have included several recommendations for families for various activities that students can do over the next few months below. Feel free to contact your child’s teacher or Mrs. Matthews with questions!
Summer Reading Book Recommendations
Summer Reading with the Barrington Area Library
June 1 - August 19, 2020
Sign up at
How it works:
Start on your computer, tablet, or mobile device.
1. Create an account at
2. Sign up for 2020 Summer Reading
3. Add to your log: earn points and badges by logging your reading, reviewing, and other fun activities. 
For the whole family:
Kids from birth – grade 8: read 500 minutes to earn a free book and a chance to win prizes all summer, including gift cards to Marvin’s Toy Store, Sweet Spot, and more!
  • Teens in high school: read 500 minutes to earn a free book and a chance at some Apple AirPods.
  • Adults: read 500 minutes to earn a free book and chance to win a gift card to a local restaurant of your choice.
Read it forward:
Turn your reading into food for those in need. When our community of readers reaches a collective 500,000 points (equivalent to 25,000 books or 500,000 minutes read!), Barrington Bank & Trust will generously donate $1,000 to the Cuba Township and Barrington Township Food Pantries. 
Book of the Summer:
Join us in reading our 2020 Book of the Summer: Look Out For The Fitzgerald-Trouts by Esta Spalding. More details coming soon at
Summer Math Recommendations
  • Math Journals – there may be pages in the students’ math journals from this school year that were not completed in school or as a part of distance learning. Completing these pages over the summer is great practice for students.
  • IXL – application available on students iPads with grade level content
  • Reflex Math – application on students iPads for practicing math facts
  • Greg Tang Math Summer Challenge – website with a series of math games for students to play based on the grade level they just completed
Summer STEM Activities
Jeopardy Summer STEM Style
Summer STEM Engineering Challenges
Summer Practice Information for Orchestra Students
See website!!!
Summer School Virtual Offerings Through Barrington 220
The coronavirus pandemic has unfortunately canceled many upcoming plans. In Barrington 220 all summer athletic camps and activities are canceled. However, in an effort to continue providing learning opportunities for our students, summer school courses will be offered virtually for the summer of 2020. We encourage students to take advantage of these opportunities to continue learning over the summer, especially given the unique conclusion to this school year.
All online summer school programs will still be held as scheduled Monday-Thursday over the following dates: 
Please note, due to the shift to online summer school, some previously offered courses are no longer available. All students who previously enrolled in courses that are no longer being offered in the virtual format will receive full refunds within 30 days, to the credit card that was used during registration. If you’re interested in a course that is still being offered, you must register for it. You can not use the money from a canceled course as a credit toward registration of a new course.
Spring E-Learning Teacher Tributes 
As this very different year comes to an end, we are honoring all our dedicated teachers and staff through the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation's E-learning Teacher Tributes campaign, which will culminate in a district wide virtual scrapbook. If you are able, we hope you will consider supporting this effort to recognize and thank our wonderful educators. If you choose to donate, you will be emailed a link which will take you to a virtual bulletin board. There you will have the opportunity to leave a personal message, photo or video to thank teachers and staff members! Click here to make your donation
  • Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year is now open! Details regarding registration can be found on the district registration webpage.
  • New bus passes will be distributed at the start of the 2020-21 school year and should be attached to the student’s backpack the first day of school.  Students should keep their bus tag holder provided by the school district to use next school year.  

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