Friday, January 29th 2021
ALL BARRY FAMILIES
Character Strong - Family Dares
I hope you all had a chance to participate in last week's family dare: The Long Goodbye.
Please consider joining us in this week's family dare: Book Club. Often times, families with younger children might engage in bedtime stories. This may fade with time, but I am fortunately able to enjoy these years with my three daughters ages 6, 4, and 2. It has been a great opportunity this past month as we celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day and as we prepare to celebrate Black History Month. We have had the opportunity to read books over these past few weeks regarding historic figures such as Martin Luther King Jr., Abraham Lincoln, Rosa Parks, and Kamala Harris. It has been rewarding to have conversations with my little girls about these historical figures. I can't imagine the rich conversations that could be had with your middle schoolers.
I encourage you all to join me in trying this week's family dare. Read more below for more information!
Family Dare - Book Club
April 2021 Ballot Issue Informational Meetings
The District will be holding the following informational meetings for residents to learn more and ask questions about the April 6, 2021 No Tax Levy Increase Bond Issue. Visit our April 2021 Bond Program pages to learn more.
February PTSA Newsletter
Chiefs Spirit Wear
Incoming 6th grader course requests: https://forms.gle/KRpBpJ3VexGbJAzc9
Incoming 7th grader course requests: https://forms.gle/oqkx6iHdz7B2KYLu6
Incoming 8th grader course requests: https://forms.gle/3axgv4hxuiigo4Mr7
PHOTOS NEEDED FOR 2020-21 YEARBOOK!
This year's Barry School Yearbook is going to be a huge challenge to create. Because Barry students are divided between a hybrid mode of instruction and a totally virtual setting, we have very few student pictures, and almost no pictures of students from the virtual classrooms.
We need your help, Barry families! If you have pictures of your Barry kids learning, smiling, or just doing their homework, please share! It doesn't matter if the pictures are inside or outside, posed or candid. They can even be school sports/activities pictures (like football, archery, step team, etc.) We will take whatever you have and try to use as many as we can. Please send pictures by February 15th to Michelle Delaney at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Delaney using the same email.
Academic Lab (Repeat)
Academic Lab is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:50-4:00 p.m. An activity bus is available. If you are interested in learning more you can contact the school administration, counselor or child's classroom/homeroom teacher.
Please book mark this link and/or use the form embedded below.
5TH GRADE FAMILIES
Parent and Student Access Codes for Live School (Repeat)
Students will be bringing home the document seen in Step 2.
Step 3 information helps you get started with the process.
Live School Pilot (Repeat)
Students will then have the opportunity to spend their points on both tangible items and experiences. Be on the lookout in the coming weeks with more information about the pilot and how you can help if you would like to!
MIDDLE SCHOOL FAMILIES (6TH-8TH GRADE)
8th Grade Parent Night at PCHS Resources
If you missed the 8th grade parent night with PCHS or would like a copy of the presentation so that you have access to the links, the recorded video and slides are attached. If you have any questions, please reach out to your child's school counselor or contact the High School. We are looking forward to the Class of 2025!
Now that winter is upon us it's time to send a change of clothes for your child. From time to time, an accident happens! We want to make sure your child is warm and safe at school
Please send a bag with one outfit that includes a pair of underwear, pants, and a shirt.
Also, make sure your child has a coat for the outside temperature as we like to go outside to the playground from time to time. If it's 40-50 degrees: Your child should wear a jacket. If it's 30-40 degrees: Your child should wear a winter jacket, hat, and mittens.
Thank you for helping us make sure your child is comfortable at school!"
THE SOCIAL WORK SCOOP
Treasure Chest (Repeat)
The Treasure Chest is our school district resource center. It is a stocked pantry providing food, clothing, toiletries, and other household supplies. All items in the Treasure Chest are free to PCR-3 students and families who participate in the Free or Reduced School Lunch Program. The Treasure Chest is open for shopping every week of the calendar year on Wednesday evenings from 4pm-6pm. Families must register at the following link or call 816.858.7001 weekly so we can appropriately plan for resources. Once approved, families can drive through at the original Treasure Chest site (in the north parking lot of PCHS). Identification must be provided in order to receive food.
Register weekly here:
If you need to complete a new lunch application for the 2020/2021 school year, please follow this link: