Barry News

February 1, 2019


Parent Book Study Update

Our book study is underway! We met last Monday and had such great discussion. It is not too late to join us. Email Dr. Means if you are interested. Some of our discussion focused on teens and social media. I have included an article for your reading pleasure below.

Arrival Procedure Changes

Please review changes made to our arrival procedures on the map below.The reason for this modification is to make our process more efficient and to keep traffic flowing on 87th Terrace.
    • Be aware of students walking in the drop off and pick up crosswalk.

    • Do not block crosswalks.

    • Do not block the street or prohibit traffic flow.

    • No left turn at the car rider entrance/exit. (See Map)

    • Cars may turn left at the bus entrance. (See Map)

    • Barry staff will be directing cars to move further around the corner in the car rider line toward the front door. Students will still enter and exit through the car rider door.

    • Be patient with each other as students are dropped off and picked up.

    • Safety is our number one priority.


MOCSA will be at Barry to present Consent in Relationships to 8th grade. They will be here on March 26th during 8th grade social studies classes. If there are any questions, please contact Stephanie Richison or Becky Brandt

Consent in Relationships: Students learn the definition of consent and the role boundaries play in healthy relationships. Laws, personal responsibility, and resource information are discussed.


PTSA will be selling carnation during lunch on February 13th and 14th. Carnations are $1.00. Many colors will be available. Please download the file below for more PTSA news.

Pirates ROCK Character Trait: SELF CONTROL

Pirates ROCK Character Trait: SELF CONTROL

Pirates R.O.C.K. (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.

February's #PiratesROCK trait is SELF CONTROL: displaying your emotions and behaviors in a positive way

Character Warms The Heart

Character Warms the Heart Week - February 11-14

February 11-14 is our Pirates ROCK "Character Warms the Heart" week, when we warm up with our good character with fun spirit week activities and collect items for our Treasure Chest resource center to help PCR-3 families in need. We'll be collecting Deodorant at Barry School. We also encourage you to kick off the week by attending the PCHS Pirates home basketball game on February 8 - Pirate fans will receive some Pirates ROCK giveaways!

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Important Dates To Remember

February 1-Mid Quarter Reports Emailed Home (5th Grade Send Data Notebooks)

February 1-PTSA Dance (Rescheduled Date) 6:30-8:30

February 15-No School District Inservice Day

February 18-No School

February 25-PTSA Meeting @ 5:00

February 27-Parent Teacher Confences

Spring Parent Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, Feb. 27th, 2-7pm

Barry School

Spring conference are right around the corner. 6th-8th conferences will be invite only. If you do not receive an invite from your child's team of teachers and would like a conference, just contact our office.

5th grade teachers will send more information about spring conferences soon!

Thank you to our Rock Stars for their continued support.