Friday, April 8, 2022

Illinois Assessment for Readiness (IAR) - Week 2

This coming week, our 3rd – 5th grade students will continue to participate in the Illinois Assessment for Readiness (IAR). The IAR is the required standardized state testing.


Students will complete three Math tests (one per day) on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, April 11th-13th. Make-up assessments will be conducted when possible throughout the assessment window and through the following week of school. It is extremely important that students are in attendance for these assessments and prepared to do their best, as the assessments are used to rate our school on the Illinois School Report Card.


Parents can help ensure that their children are prepared to do their best as well! Please be sure that your child:

  • Gets a good night sleep on the evenings before the tests

  • Eats a healthy breakfast on the morning of the assessments

  • Arrives to school on time, as some testing will begin immediately in the morning

  • Brings their iPad updated and fully charged

  • Brings their school issued headphones or earphones

Please be sure to read the official letter regarding IAR with additional suggestions as to how parents can support students with the testing and more details regarding the assessments. You may also contact me directly with any questions.

Grove Warrior Dash - April 22, 2022

Our Grove Warriors are crushing our fundraising goal for the first ever GROVE WARRIOR DASH hosted by our Grove PTO on Friday, April 22nd!!  Let's keep the momentum going! The top 3 Classrooms who raise the most for our school will win an Ice Cream Truck event!  Here are the top 5 classrooms as of this week:

  1. Mrs. Chang's 4th Graders

  2. Mrs. Breckan's 2nd Graders

  3. Mrs. Blackowicz's 3rd Graders

  4. Mrs. Bosch's 1st Graders

  5. Mr. Sricharmorn's 5th Graders

Students can earn 5 raffle tickets just by creating their fundraising page (see attached)! Additionally, for every $10 raised, students will receive one raffle ticket they can distribute amongst many creatively themed prizes!

The awesome prize baskets will be displayed in our main office window this week. Last week we featured our first 3 prizes, here are the other 3 that students can win:

  • Let’s code with Minecraft: Put your Minecraft and coding skills to the test with a complimentary class for 6 at Code Ninjas along with a fun variety of Minecraft toys and accessories! Watch out for creepers! Valued at $250 

  • Family Fun: Enjoy a family night out at the movies with 4 free AMC movie tickets!  You’ll also receive complimentary admission to Pinstripes for some bowling, bocce and great food! Valued at $250

  • Be the PE Teacher for ½ a day: Have you ever wanted to be in charge? Well, here is your chance! Win the opportunity to be the PE teacher for ½ of the school day! Grove spirit wear and goodies from the Barrington Area Soccer Association are included! Valued at $250

Please be sure to check out the event guide below to learn more about how your child can be involved and how you can support our PTO's efforts to continue to provide amazing opportunities for our students!

Barrington Online Summer School (BOSS) - Enrollment Open! 

Are you looking for a fun, engaging, and flexible summer learning experience for your child this summer? If so, Barrington Online Summer School, also known as the 220 BOSS program, is exactly what you are looking for! Barrington Online Summer School will occur at the end of the summer in an effort to help prepare students for the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year. Courses will be either 2 or 4 weeks in length and will provide students with 45 - 60 minutes of instruction per day. The best part is that students can complete the learning from the comfort of their own home, in their backyard, or while on vacation. If you are interested in learning more about Barrington Online Summer School (BOSS) please follow this link to the district summer school website where you can find course information, dates, cost, and any other pertinent BOSS information. Space is limited, so don’t hesitate to enroll today! If you have any questions please reach out to Zach Ernst, Hough Street and BOSS principal, at

Escuela de verano en línea de Barrington - ¡Inscripción abierta!

¿Está buscando una experiencia de aprendizaje de verano divertida, atractiva y flexible para su hijo(a) este verano? Si es así, la escuela de verano en línea de Barrington, también conocida como el programa 220 BOSS, ¡es exactamente lo que está buscando! La escuela de verano en línea de Barrington tendrá lugar al final del verano en un esfuerzo por ayudar a preparar a los estudiantes para el comienzo del año escolar 2022-2023. Los cursos tendrán una duración de 2 o 4 semanas y brindarán a los estudiantes de 45 a 60 minutos de instrucción por día. La mejor parte es que los estudiantes pueden completar el aprendizaje desde la comodidad de su hogar, en su patio trasero o mientras están de vacaciones. Si está interesado en obtener más información sobre la escuela de verano en línea de Barrington (BOSS), siga este enlace al sitio web de la escuela de verano del Distrito donde puede encontrar información sobre cursos, fechas, costos y cualquier otra información pertinente de BOSS. El espacio es limitado, ¡así que no dude en inscribirse hoy! Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con Zach Ernst, Director de Hough Street y BOSS, en


Upcoming Dates

Monday, April 11th - IAR Math I Assessment for 3rd-5th grade students 

Tuesday, April 12th - IAR Math II Assessment for 3rd-5th grade students 

Wednesday, April 13th - IAR III Assessment for 3rd-5th grade students 

Friday, April 15th - NO SCHOOL 

Tuesday, April 19th - April PTO Meeting, 9:15 a.m. 

Friday, April 22nd - Grove Warrior Dash

Monday, April 25th - Spring MAP Assessments Window Opens 

Tuesday, April 26th - 5th Grade Field Trip to Feed My Starving Children (3 classes) 

Wednesday, April 27th - 5th Graders Visit Middle Schools, 9:30 a.m. 

Thursday, April 28th - 5th Grade Field Trip to Feed My Starving Children (3 classes)


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