🏴☠️ Have a Fabulous Weekend!! Let's Go Chiefs!!!
Take a Look Inside Our Week
- Archery Try-outs, 5-7:30pm (Gym)
October 18 -
- Academic Lab 3-4pm
- YMCA Challenger Program, 5:30-8:30pm (Gym)
- PTSA Culvers Night, 5-8pm
October 19 -
- PLC Day (2 hour Early Dismissal)
- Deadline for candy donations for Spooktacular
October 20 -
- Academic Lab 3-4pm
- Archery Try-outs 5-7:30pm (Gym)
October 21 -
- End of 1st Quarter
AFTER SCHOOL ACADEMIC LAB PROGRAM
Our Academic Lab program has started. What a great thing! This program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to continually improve on what they are learning by providing them a place after school to get homework help, re-take a test, or just have a quiet place to do their work. As a reminder, we have two sessions held in the Library after school on Tuesday and Thursday from 2:55pm - 4pm. We will have bus transportation after Academic Lab to transport students home. Please don't forget to sign up by 1:00 PM the day of! NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!
PACE Quarter 2 Sign Up
AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES FOR 5-8 GRADES
We are excited to launch 2nd quarter PACE (Pirate After Class Events). Here are a few details about the program:
Program to start 2nd Quarter (11/1) (7 week session)
Students will need to resign-up even if they were in 1st quarter activities. Spots are filled on a first come first serve basis.
Tuesday, and Thursday 3pm-4 pm 7 weeks per quarter for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th quarter
PACE focuses on Lifestyle Activities - Depending on the strengths of our staff, activities will be offered that are outside of the realm of sport.
Activities offered 2nd Quarter will be Esports (Video Games),Board Games, Art Club, Mindfulness, and Digital Displays.
Tyler Crawford is our PACE Coordinator, and he will be working with you and your students to get this program up and running. Included are some very basic details in this email, but please take some time to review the slideshow. The slideshow will explain the details of the PACE activities.
Please click on the form below to sign your kids up to attend PACE. Students can sign up for one activity per day. If you need to make any changes, please contact Tyler (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Parents Teacher Conferences - Nov. 2 & Nov. 3
Parent Teacher Conferences are quickly approaching. This year the dates are Wed, Nov 2 from 3:30-7:30 and Thur, Nov 3 from 3:30-7pm. We will again be offering both virtual and in-person conferences. This is a very important time for parents to discuss their student's progress with his/her teachers, as research has shown that parental involvement is one of the most important factors in a student's success in school. Look for signup information in next week's newsletter.
Federal Programs: Title 1 Updates
The Title I Federal Program of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) supports reforms and innovations to improve educational opportunities for low achieving students. Title I is designed to provide all children a significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education, and to close educational achievement gaps.
Our building operates a Schoolwide Title 1 Program. Benefits of a school that operates a schoolwide program is being able to take advantage of numerous benefits, including: Serving all students and the ability to consolidated Federal, State, and Local funds to meet school wide Title 1 Plans and actions. As a school community member you can request access to view the building level Title 1 Plan at any time by contacting Dr. Alicia Casey, Executive Director of Academic Services. For additional questions or support regarding the building level Title 1 Plans, please contact:
Our building operates a Schoolwide Title 1 Program. Benefits of a school that operates a schoolwide program is being able to take advantage of numerous benefits, including: Serving all students and the ability to consolidated Federal, State, and Local funds to meet school wide Title 1 Plans and actions.
As a school community member you can request access to view the building level Title 1 Plan at any time by contacting Dr. Alicia Casey, Executive Director of Academic Services.
For additional questions or support regarding the building level Title 1 Plans, please contact:
SOS Program for Middle Schoolers
Platte County School District offers depression awareness and suicide prevention training as a part of the Signs of Suicide (SOS) Prevention Program. Barry School students will participate in this program in the fall. Students will watch a video, have a brief classroom discussion, and will complete a brief questionnaire to offer support if needed. Families can view SOS videos by clicking here.
If you do NOT wish for your child to participate in the SOS program, please complete THIS FORM before Thursday, October 20. If we do not hear from you by this date, we will assume that your child has permission to participate in this program.
Barry & Platte City Middle School Athletics/Activities Winter Information
Tryouts for Winter Sports are coming up shortly. Click the link below for information on MS Basketball and Wrestling.
Tryouts for Winter Sports are coming up shortly. Click below for information on MS Basketball and Wrestling.
Please see link below for Lady Pirates Basketball Letter
4th & 5th Grade Archery Sign Up Info
Tryouts will be held at the end of October. Please use the sign up link below to secure your spot today.
Please join us for a fun team experience in a sport that is built for everyone.
*No equipment necessary to purchase unless you want to.
* Season practice will start the first week in November and run until March. Tournaments will be December to February. State will be held in March in Branson.
If you would like more information or have questions, please reach out. Garlandl@platteco.k12.mo.us
Barry Archery ~ 6th-8th Grade🧿
Archery season is just around the corner. We have a strong and growing program that we hope you will consider joining.
↠ Try-outs: Monday, October 17th. Use this link for sign-up options.
↠ Open to 6th-8th grade
↠ Regular Season: November 7th to February 25th
↠ Practice Schedule: Mondays and Thursdays until December 8th.
Thursdays only December 15th -February 23rd
Time options: 5:10pm - 6:10pm OR 6:15pm - 7:15pm
↠ Team fee: $50 ( $75 for 2 students any grade)
(Individual student fees waived for 2 volunteer shifts with the Chiefs)
↠ Tournaments are held almost every Saturday - home and away options. Your obligation is
about 1 ½ hours on these days.
↠ Fee for each tournament - $10
Pirates R.O.C.K. Character Trait: Responsibility (October)
Pirates ROCK (Raising Outstanding Character Kids) is a program designed to surround our families with examples of strong character traits through school experiences, at home, and reinforced in their community. Each month our community focuses on a specific character trait and students are recognized for exhibiting these traits: Self Confidence, Pride, Responsibility, Citizenship, Compassion, Individuality, Self Control, Integrity, Perseverance, Respect, Honesty, and Cooperation.
September's #PiratesROCK trait is Responsibility: being accountable for your actions without blame
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Spooktacular is Friday Oct. 28!👻
WE NEED YOUR HELP....
1. STUCO/PTSA is asking for candy donations to be used at Trunk or Treat/Spooktacular.
Trunk or Treat Donations need to be dropped off to the office by next Wednesday AM (October 19th).
Spooktacular Trick or Treat Hallway Candy or Trinkets need to be dropped off at the office by Friday AM (October 28th)
2. STUCO/PTSA are asking for volunteers to assist with Spooktacular Event on Friday October 28th. Time slots will be 530-630 630-730. Volunteer opportunities include Front Entry, Concessions, Cake Walk, Trick or Treat Hallway etc. Sign up to volunteer through the link below.
If you are interested in volunteering to please message us on Facebook or email us at email@example.com and we will take it from there.
PTSA Membership, Newsletter and Spirit Wear Sale!
We've Got Spirit, Yes We Do!!
Great News! Dealing with your children’s lunch money and school fee payments just got a lot easier. You can add money to your child’s meal account, see their cafeteria purchase history, and pay for all school related fees securely online from your computer, tablet or smartphone!
How Do You Get Started? It’s simple!
- Go to www.k12paymentcenter.com in your web browser
- First time users click “Sign Up” then select your state and district from the drop-down lists
- Fill in your information to set up the account
- Click “Manage Students” to add your student(s) with their last name and student ID number
- Make a payment to your students’ accounts with your credit/debit card or electronic check
Once you create your account and add your students, you will have access to your student’s meal account balance and cafeteria purchase history. When making meal account or school fee payment there is a small convenience fee per transaction (not per child) to cover payment processing.
Social Work Corner
Hello Barry Families,
As the school social worker, I want to ensure I am meeting the needs of the students and families that make up this great community. One way of doing this is by getting direct feedback from you. I sent out an email to every family this week requesting you to complete a brief survey on a Google form. This will allow families to identify areas where support is needed and also express interest in programs available in the district. This survey also provides an opportunity for families to give back to their school community and help fellow Pirate families. If you did not receive the email, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send the information again. Some of my emails were returned as undeliverable, therefore, an updated email address is needed.
For those who have completed the form, thank you for your feedback! I will be in touch with those requesting contact and I look forward to working with you.
Sarah Mays, School Social Worker email@example.com 816.436.9623 ext 3121
*** If you are in need of food, clothing, medical, housing, school supplies, etc. or just need/want to talk please feel free to reach out.
REMINDER: Free Meals for All Has Ended
Do You Qualify for Free Internet Service
Need internet service at home??? You may qualify for assistance! Please see the flyer below for more details. I have also included the link to complete the application.
Link for application:
PREVENTING A NEW GENERATION OF ADDICTION
Did you know that the average age that youth begin vaping in Missouri is age 13? And more than 1 in 4 Northland youth don't see vaping as harmful? Check out this flier with facts, warning signs, and how you can end teen vaping, brought to you by Platte County Prevention Coalition and Parent Up. Learn more and find resources at ParentUpKC.com/Vaping.
Contact Information for Jessica Hoffecker
Location: Barry School, Northwest 87th Terrace, Kansas City, MO
Phone: 816-436-9623 x. 3101
Contact Information for Dr. Jeff Adams
Location: Barry School, Northwest 87th Terrace, Kansas City, MO
Phone: 816-436-9623 x.3102