Friday, September 23, 2022

Our Grove students did an excellent job practicing our safety drills and procedures this week. We are required to conduct three fire drills per year, so students will participate in two more all school fire drills over the next few weeks. I encourage parents to talk to their children at home about emergency procedures and safety in their homes following our safety week at school. The following are some suggested steps for families to take with children at home: 

  • Plan how to get out of the house if there is a fire, discuss different escape routes, and make sure students know stop, drop, and roll  

  • Identify a relocation site to meet as a family in case of an emergency

  • Teach kids how to call 911 and post other emergency numbers where kids can easily locate them 

  • Identify a trusted neighbor whose door children can knock on to call for help or if they need to get out of the house and need a safe place to go  

  • Ensure all fire and smoke detectors have batteries and be sure to have a working fire extinguisher that is easily accessible  

  • Put together an emergency kit or first aid kit and make sure children know where to locate it easily 

  • Identify a location for the family to go in the case of a tornado

  • Discuss kitchen safety and establish guidelines for using kitchen tools and appliances  

October Student iPad Swap

Our students in grades 1st - 5th will be receiving new iPads during the first week of October. Kindergarten students and new students already have the most up to date iPads and will not need to swap their devices during this time. Grove scheduled for students to turn in their iPads and receive their new ones on October 4th and 5th. Students will need to return all accessories along with their iPads. Please see the details below regarding our upcoming iPad Swap and exactly what students will need to return and what they will receive. Please take some time over the next week to ensure that your child has all items to return. Included below is also information regarding how the district will handle any damaged or lost items so parents know what to expect if they can not find items or if the condition of returned items extends beyond typical wear and tear. 

District 220 Parent Feedback Survey for Literacy Curriculum 

Barrington 220 follows a curriculum review cycle that includes a thorough analysis of our subject areas of learning. This year, we are reviewing our elementary (K-5) literacy curriculum and instruction. Literacy includes phonics, word study, reading, writing, listening, and speaking. We are seeking parent and caregiver feedback, and appreciate your thoughtful answers to our questions linked in the following survey:

Input Survey for Elementary Literacy 

If you have more than one child in our elementary schools, please feel free to generalize for all of your children in one survey OR complete the survey again for each of your children with responses pertaining to each child. 

Thank you for your time and feedback. The window for this survey is September 22nd - October 3rd.

Solicitando Comentarios sobre La Alfabetización en la Primaria

Barrington 220 sigue un ciclo de revisión curricular en el que revisamos nuestro plan de estudios que apoya nuestras áreas temáticas de aprendizaje. Este año, estamos revisando nuestro currículo e instrucción de alfabetización de primaria (K-5). La alfabetización incluye fonética, estudio de palabras, lectura, escritura, comprensión auditiva y expresión oral.  Estamos solicitando comentarios de los padres y cuidadores, y apreciamos sus respuestas a las preguntas a continuación. 

Solicitando Comentarios sobre La Alfabetización en la Primaria

Si tiene más de un estudiante en nuestras escuelas primarias, no dude en generalizar para todos sus estudiantes en una encuesta O complete la encuesta nuevamente para cada uno de sus estudiantes con respuestas relacionadas con cada estudiante.

Gracias por su tiempo y comentarios. La encuesta estará disponible del 22 de septiembre al 3 de octubre.

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, September 28th - Tae Kwon Do, after school 2:15-3:00, must be registered

Friday, September 30th - PTO Spiritwear Sale Ends 

Saturday, October 1st - BHS Homecoming 

Tuesday, October 4th - Grove Student iPad Swap 

Wednesday, October 5th - Grove Student iPad Swap 

Monday, October 10th - 5th Grade Camp Timber-lee Field Trip 

Tuesday, October 11th - Picture Retakes 

Monday, October 17th - 5th Grade Cross Country Meet & K-4 Fun Run @ Beese Park, 4 p.m. 

Wednesday, October 19th - Parent/Teacher Conferences 4-8 p.m. and Book Fair 

Thursday, October 20th - NO SCHOOL, Parent/Teacher Conferences 12-7 p.m. and Book Fair 

Friday, October 21st - NO SCHOOL


Grove P.O.P Volunteers Needed

Join the Packs of Plenty volunteers on Thursday mornings and be a part of the P.O.P program. Volunteers meet at Sunny Hill and pack bags of food that are sent home on Fridays with Barrington students that qualify for the program. Thanks to the Barrington Children's Charities this will be the 11th year packing. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to be involved with this important program. You can come one time or every week, whatever works for you! Visit the following link to sign up and learn more -


Spiritwear Sales End - Friday, September 30th 


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