Barclay Bulletin

John Barclay Elementary School - January 12, 2016

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Important Dates

Jan 13

  • Barclay Home and School Meeting (7:00pm), school library

Jan. 18

  • NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Jan 21

  • 3rd & 4th Grade Author Visit - Mac Burnett

Jan 22

  • Pretzel Day
  • Barclay's Birthday - Colonial Day!

Jan 26

  • Early Dismissal (12:25pm). End of 2nd Marking Period

Colonial Day - January 22

Colonial Day is a long-standing tradition at Barclay for milestone anniversaries (25th, etc.). As you know, we are celebrating our 50th anniversary this year. Children will experience a one-room schoolhouse by going to a class with mixed grade peers that morning. Staff and students are asked to bring clothing items to dress in attire that was worn in those days. Please see below for costume ideas:


* a plain white shirt with sleeves that go to your wrist

* breeches can be made from old pants cut at the knee and folded into a cuff or baseball pants

* White long soccer type socks that meet the cuff of the breeches

* a plain vest

* a handkerchief or cloth napkin, tied at the neck

* a straw, felt hat, tricorn hat or cloth cap


* a plain white shirt with sleeves that go to your elbow or wrist

* a long skirt, either plain, striped or checked

* a handkerchief or cloth napkin, tied at the neck

* an apron that ties at your waist and is plain

* you can make a cap by taking a circle of white fabric and putting in a drawstring to fit it to your head

PARENTS: Get ready for Report Cards!

Many of you already set up your Parent Portal access for CB and/or viewed the progress report (report card) on-line for your child last year. That said, some of you still need to get ready to view the 2nd Marking Period progress report that will come out in early February. For those who don't know, CB is paperless with its progress reports for children. So when it is released in February, you MUST view it on-line. If you8 need to get your access (NOW!) or just aren't sure you have it, click here to get it or double-check on your status. Only takes a minute. Thank you!

Cyberbullying Prevention Presentation for Parents

Wednesday, Feb. 10th, 7pm

1100 North Easton Road

Doylestown, PA

Dear Central Bucks Elementary School Parents and Guardians,

Network of Victim’s Assistance, or NOVA, is a valuable resource for our school district and the community, offering resources and personal safety education programs. They have presented to our students for almost 20 years. NOVA will once again be bringing their cyberbullying prevention program to all Central Bucks 5th grade students this January and February.

Please join us for a parent informational session on cyberbullying on Wednesday, February 10th, at 7:00 pm at Groveland Elementary School, 100 North Easton Road, Doylestown, PA 18901. Parents and guardians of students in all elementary grade levels are invited. The snow date is Thursday, March 3rd.

Topics will include:

· An overview of the NOVA cyberbullying prevention program presented to 5th graders

· Current trends in Social Media, free message Apps, and online gaming

· Examples, tips for parents, and Q&A with Detective Sergeant Dante Montella, Warwick Township Police Department

We hope you will join us for this important presentation.

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