North Barrington Colt Communicator
From Dr. Lisa West, Principal - 9/17/2021
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Great Things at NBS - #ColtPride
This week brought to us another great week of learning. It also brought us Shield testing, field trips, and our first general PTO meeting. Thank you to all of you for your support of our in person learning.
The week of September 20th will be our Safety week. Below are the links to the videos that will be shared with you by our District. I am including them below so that you have additional access. Please also note, our teachers will be addressing each drill in the classroom as appropriate.
The Run, Hide, and Fight Drill is ONLY for our 4th and 5th graders. Please do not watch this video for children in K-3 grades. Please also note that on Thursday, we will only be practicing the lockdown drill. At that time, we will have law enforcement support. So, if you drive by North you will notice the Lake County Sheriff's presence. Please know it is for our drill.
I have also added to the newsletter a Stem Spotlight section from Mrs. Thurston. This week's Spotlight focuses on our First grade STEM bootcamp.
If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions regarding your child's learning experience at North Barrington Elementary School, please feel free to contact me at 847-304-4870 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy your weekend,
SPOTLIGHT ON STEM FIRST GRADE
This week, first grade classes (Koob, Maxey, and Powell) had their first STEM boot camp! That means they attended STEM every day. The topic of the week was Robots! Through discussions, videos and hands-on activities, students learned how robots are different from humans, how to communicate instructions in step-by-step order, how to program robots, and how to debug a program when it has a mistake.
On Monday, students “programmed” each other through mazes they made by communicating step-by-step instructions. On Tuesday and Wednesday, students learned to program the Blue-Bot robot and Robot Mouse through mazes. These two robots are similar in the way they are programmed. On Thursday, students learned to program Dash the robot by putting program tiles in a sequence to get Dash to do what they wanted. Finally, on Friday, students learned to program the Ozobot robot. It was a fun week of learning about robots. If you have a student in one of these classes, ask them about any of these robots and how they are programmed!
Shield Testing Information
If you have trouble with the process, please call the office. We will put an identifier on your child's ID card so they are not tested. Then we can work to get the information into IC. Additionally, please note that the timeframe to process the opt out forms is now 7 days.
Masks & Water Bottles
Also, your child should bring a refillable water bottle to school each day. The bottle filling features are working but the drinking fountains are closed due to Covid.
SAVE THE DATE! - NBS Fall Family Flick is BACK!
When: October 1st (rain check date October 8th)
Band Performance begins at 7pm, Movie starts at 8pm
Where: NBS Soccer Field, parking at Miller Rd. lot only please
Reservations required: https://bit.ly/NBSFallFamilyFlick
We will be enjoying a rock band performance from student performers from the Barrington School of Rock. Come listen to pop and classic rock favorites and play on the playground before the feature movie presentation begins.
Students of NBS will be voting on a movie selection as we near the date of the event. We are excited to include these amazing students in the process of these events when possible.
We are excited to share that we will be selling Little Caesars cheese or pepperoni pizzas (full size) for $10. Please reserve and pre-pay for the quantity that your family would like to reserve and they will be available and ready for pickup at the event. Save time and energy by having dinner ready for you there! Reserve and purchase your pizza here https://bit.ly/NBSFallFamilyFlick.
Attendance is complimentary, we encourage you to bring the entire family. Please bring blankets and weather appropriate clothing to ensure you are comfortable during the event. Bring beverages and snacks of your choice but kindly ensure that you discard the items in the recycling or trash bins before you leave.
We can't wait to see you there! Questions, contact Jackie Kardesh at email@example.com
SAFETY WEEK BEGINS SEPTEMBER 20
District 220's safety week will be the week of September 20th. Once again, District 220 is sharing safety videos to our families. Teachers will in turn share them and talk about them in their classrooms. Below are the events we have scheduled for NBS:
Monday, September 20 - Safety week kick off
Tuesday, September 21 - Weather Emergency - Tornado Drill VIDEO- 9:00 - 9:30
Wednesday, September 22 - Lockdown Drill - 1:00 pm
Thursday, September 23 - Fire Drill with Wauconda Fire Department - 9:30 - 10:00
Friday, September 24 - Bus Evacuation Drills throughout the day
Please use the Safety Week button below to access the District videos as well as Healthy checklists that tie to our curriculum.
Please click on the button. Click present. Click on the day of the week to access the video for that day. Please DO NOT show the Run, Hide, Fight video to K-3 grade students.
Illinois School Safety Drill Act
As required by the Illinois School Safety Drill Act (105 ILCS 128/20), during each academic year, schools must conduct a law enforcement lockdown drill. This drill shall be no later than 90 days after the first day of each school year.
Law enforcement lockdown drills must be conducted on days and times when students are normally present in the school building and must involve participation from all school personnel and students present at school at the time of the lockdown drill. The appropriate local law enforcement agency shall observe the administration of the lockdown drill.
Also required by the Illinois Safety Drill Act, we must notify you about the upcoming law enforcement lockdown drill and provide an opportunity for you to opt your child out of the drill.
The law enforcement lockdown drill will take place at North Barrington Elementary School on 9/22 at 1:00 pm. If you wish your student to be exempted from the law enforcement lockdown drill, please contact Mrs. Noreen McAllister at NMcAllister@barrington220.org.
MAP STUDENT PROGRESS REPORTS
Please check your child's take home folder for this important information.
If you do not receive the results, please contact the office.
Please find the lunch menu here. Additionally, we are also serving breakfast each morning.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR SEPTEMBER
September 20 - 24 SAFETY WEEK
September 20 - Opening Day of Safety Week; Chess Club 2:45; BASA Soccer 5:15 - 6:15
September 21 - Tornado Drill 9:30 am; Running Club (K-2) 2:45 pm
September 21 - BASA Hamilton Team Soccer 5:15 - 6:15
September 22- Lockdown drill - 1:00 pm with Lake County Sheriff
September 23- 4th to Prairie - 8:30 - 12:30; 9:00 Fire Drill; MAP progress reports sent home
September 24 - Bus Evacuation Drills throughout the day; PTO Fundraiser begins!
September 27- Chess Club 2:45 - 3:45; 5:15 BASA Saunders Team Soccer; Cub Scouts 6-7:45 pm
September 28 - Running Club (K-2) 2:45; 5:15 BASA Hamilton Team Soccer;
September 29 - Kindergarten Field Trip - 8:45 - 1:45
September 30 - Running Club (3-5) 2:45; BASA Fitzpatrick Team Soccer 5:15
OCTOBER 1 - SAVE THE DATE for PTO Concert and Movie Night