Life on the Prairie

September 9, 2022

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Important Dates

9/13 . . . PTO meeting at 9:15 AM at Prairie (Zoom link)

9/16 . . . 6th Grade Social

9/20 and 9/22 . . . MAP testing

9/29 . . . Picture Retake Day

News You Can Use

Going to the High School Football Game? Please Read!

Students if you are attending tonight's game at Barrington High School there are a couple of details the high school would like you to know:

1. There will be no school bags allowed in the stadium.

2. There will be no footballs or other objects that can be thrown allowed in the stadium.

3. All students must have a ticket to the game; it must be purchased ahead of time at

4. There is a designated middle school section in the bleachers. All middle school students are to be in the middle school section throughout the game.

As always we expect everyone to be on their best behavior.

Welcome Back to a New School Year!

We want to share the topics that the school counselors will be covering this year. Each grade level counselor will go into the classroom to do Social Emotional Lessons (SEL) with the students. These lessons will cover a variety of themes such as respect, team building, problem solving and empathy. Some of the other topics we cover are bullying, positive mental health and the state mandated Erin’s Law (child sexual abuse awareness). If you would like to opt-out of the Erin’s Law curriculum, please submit this form to your grade level counselor.

Our approach is to teach students to make positive healthy choices for themselves. These lessons will occur throughout the school year. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s grade level counselor. We are looking forward to a great year!

Sarah Lloyd- 6th grade counselor: 847-756-2523

Jenny Godinez- 7th grade counselor 847-756-2522

Melissa Kehoe- 8th grade counselor 847-756-2526

Monica Santiago- Bilingual counselor 847-756-2630

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2022 Fall Athletic Information

Please click here for the 2022 fall athletic information.

Information from our District Family School Liaison

Barrington 220 offers services from a District’s Family School Liaison (FSL). A Family School Liaison can help with, but is not limited to:

· Helping new/existing families with school-related questions.

· Discuss some of the ways you can get more involved at school.

· Facilitate referrals to community agencies.

· Encourage higher academic achievement through collaboration with school staff.

· Help arrange meetings between you and your child's teachers or school administration so that important information about your child is shared and understood.

· Provide presentations geared towards your interest and much more!

Please contact our District’s Family School Liaison Ruth Estrada at:

847-842-3565 丨

Picture Day Information

School Picture Day was August 26th. You will be able to select your image for your yearbook (please remember to do so before it’s selected for you), and all orders will be delivered to your home. To view and order photos from Picture Day: You’ll receive an email when your images are ready to view online. Or, you can search for them at shortly after photos are taken. If you need further assistance, contact VIP at Retakes will occur on September 29th.

First PTO Meeting on September 13th

Please join us in person at Prairie at 9:15 AM. Hear from Mr. Lobbins, the counseling department and the PTO about what is going on at Prairie. Please arrive a few minutes early to get checked in at the front office. Can’t make it? Please join us on Zoom.

Save the Date for the 6th Grade Social

The 6th Grade Social will occur on Friday, September 16th, 3:45-5:00. We invite parents to assist in making this event great by signing up to donate food or volunteer to help. Please click on the Sign Up Genius to review the available options. All items donated can be dropped off at Prairie on September 15th or the morning of September 16th.

Dine and Share at Chick-fil-A Deer Park

Wednesday, September 14th, 5 - 7 PM

Mention Prairie and a portion of the proceeds will be donated back to the school.

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