ELC Principal Newsletter

March 2023 Newsletter

Next School Year: AM or PM preference form

Early Childhood/Preschool students returning to the ELC 23-24 SY:

Our schedule will be the following for our preschool students as of February 27th. Please fill out the following form if you have a strong preference regarding AM or PM classes. We cannot guarantee your preference but we always strive to work with families. Our survey will close on May 18, 2023 as student sectioning will occur on May 19, 2023.

Morning Session: 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Afternoon Session: 12:05 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Wednesday Early Dismissal: 2:10 p.m.

Parent Survey: https://forms.gle/eYrRi5ktzetHvKveA

5Essentials Parent Survey

Please review the following 5Essentials Parent survey and complete it at your earliest convenience. Your important input is used to help design our vision and school improvement efforts for the 2023-2024 school year.

Link for parents to take the survey: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/

*When selecting County, please select LAKE COUNTY as our school district is technically in Lake County.*

Informational letter regarding 5Essentials:


ELC Literacy Night

Tuesday, March 21st, 4pm

40 East Dundee Road

Barrington, IL

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Important information below from our ELC PTO.
  • March 14th at 7pm - next PTO meeting via zoom
  • April 12th at 7pm - April PTO meeting via zoom
  • April 28th at 5pm - Multicultural Family Dance Party
RevTrak link to register for the Dance: https://bit.ly/3Y6042f

The event is free (donation optional) to all families but please register on RevTrak.

Congratulations to the following students for winning the Principal for a day raffle. Ms. Michelle and our preschool principals will spend the day together supporting classrooms in late April.

AM Preschool: Camden A, Ms. Kelsey's class

PM Preschool: Shaylan P, Ms. Jen's class

Arrival & Dismissal Safety

For families that transport your child each day to the ELC, please utilize the new Prairie Middle School parking lot if you arrive after 8:00am or 12:05pm as the parking lot will be congested. Please park and walk your child over to the building.

Thank you for helping keep the ELC safe!

Kindergarten 23-24

For families that will have a Kindergarten aged student next school year (2023-24), below is a helpful website with information regarding Kindergarten.


March 31, 2023
The last day for Language Program registration

If you have any questions regarding your child's home school or transition, please reach out to myself or your child's team.

Health Information

Nurse Keri sent out a letter regarding cold and flu season. Please review the letter below.


Our district Health and Wellness Policy supports the state level effort to combat childhood obesity. In addition, we have students in our school with allergies that we need to keep safe. In support of this effort, we do not celebrate birthdays with treats. We recognize that birthdays are an important occasion in a child's life, and we do honor that. Teachers have special birthday traditions in their classroom to recognize a child’s birthday. Please do not bring in treats into the building as we will need to send them home with your student. Thank you for honoring this decision as we support the health and wellness for all our students.
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All students were provided with transportation. If you would like to decline transportation service and will be transporting your child to and from ELC, please contact Arely Gamez (ELC admin assistant) at agamez@barrington220.org or call 224-770-4300.

If you would like to request Alternate Transportation from a daycare provider or another location within Barrington 220 district boundaries, please request that directly at the link below. It will take 72 hours for any change to be effective.

Finally, if you have additional questions, please contact Barrington 220 Transportation Specialist, Megan Polzin at our District Administrative Center by email at businfo@barrington220.org or phone at 847-842-3545.

Alternate Transportation Request Form

If you would like to request Alternate Transportation from a daycare provider or another location within Barrington 220 district boundaries, you must fill out the form above.

ELC Developmental Screenings

On the following dates, ELC students will not have school. We conduct developmental screenings in order to accept new students to our program. At this time our March screening is full, but if you have students that will be 3 in the next year feel free to sign up using the forms below.


  • March 10, 2023 - closed

Important Dates Coming Up

  • March 10: Screening #5 / No School for ELC students

  • March 14 & 16: Walter the Dog School Visits

  • March 21: World Down Syndrome Day - wear mismatched socks to school!

  • March 21: ELC Literacy Night at 4:00pm

  • March 22: Parent Teacher Conferences

  • March 23: Parent Teacher Conferences

  • March 24-31: Spring Break / No School for all students

  • April 6: Picture Day (for new students)

  • April 7: Good Friday / No School for all students

  • April 28: PTO Multicultural Family Dance at 5:00pm

  • May 17: ELC STEM Night 5:00-6:30pm

  • May 29th: Memorial Day / No School for all students

  • June 1: Last day of school