St. Barnabas Elementary School
Just a few reminders..
- Time to spruce things up! Our school Christmas tree is officially up in our school lobby! We would love to invite our students and families to send in an ornament, beginning Monday, for their child to hang on our school tree.
- On Friday, December 17th, there is an 11:30AM dismissal for all K - 8 students. After care is in session. Please be sure to send in a lunch and/snack for those staying the extended day. It is a FULL day of school for PK students.
- All parents should have received a notice from their child's teacher in their child's book-bag regarding both the REMIND and IRIS system. We will be using both as a form of communication for half day reminders, school cancellations and etc. Please be sure to sign up for the Remind system by Monday, December 13th by texting the message @sbes2122 to the number 81010 or opening the following link: rmd.at/sbes2122.
- We will begin taping our K - 8 students this week for our Virtual Holiday Pageant! The video will be shared with the school community the week of the 20th. Please be sure that you view the taping schedule and color requests for your child to wear below. 8th grade dress was communicated to students directly by Ms. Linda.
As a note, if your child is filming on Monday or Tuesday, they should not participate in the 12 Days of Christmas Dress Down theme for that day. They will be able to make up the themed dress down on Wednesday, December 22nd.
Monday: K-1 (RED), K-2 (GREEN), 2-2 (GREEN), 3-1 (RED), 5 (GREEN), 7-1 (RED)
Tuesday: 1 (GREEN), 2-1 (RED), 3-2 (GREEN), 4 (RED), 6 (RED), 7-2 (GREEN)
- Our 12 Days of Christmas Dress Downs continues this week. Please see the calendar that has been attached below for daily themes. As a reminder, all dress down donations will be given to the Toys For Tots Foundation. Thank you for helping to contribute to such a great cause this holiday season!
- We are actively looking to hire PK aides, school monitors and qualified substitute teachers for our K-8 classrooms. If you know of anyone in your network who may be interested/ have any family or friends who may be retired school teachers looking to return back to the classroom, please have them reach out directly to Mrs. Cruz and Ms. Iorio with their resume at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Thank you!
- Flu season is upon us! As per the NY Department of Health, it is a requirement that all PK-FA and 3K-FA children receive an Influenza vaccine between July 1 and December 31 of the current school year. Flyers are attached below.
As the COVID vaccine has now become readily available for children ages 5 to 11, we would ask that you use the following link to record your child's vaccination record. While you are not obligated to share your child's vaccination status, this information will help us move forward with potential larger gatherings, contact tracing and even lunch in the cafeteria. Thank you for your continued efforts to keep our community and school safe.
Should you need to reach me for anything, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (718) 324-1088.
Day 1 of our 12 Days of Christmas Dress Downs
We certainly got into the Spirit of the Season!
Day 2 of our 12 Days of Christmas Dress Downs
SNOW DAY! We whited out the building
Day 3 of our 12 Days of Christmas Dress Downs
We were Mad About Plaid!
If your child is going to be absent, please contact the teacher and the main office directly. All PK absences should be reported to our UPK admin, Mrs. Rivera, at email@example.com. A complete list of all teachers and their email addresses, should you need them, can be found on the school website.
22nd - Santa Visits SBES! After school will NOT be in session.
23rd to 31st - School closed for Christmas Break!
3rd - School resumes!
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NEW K-8 or PRESENT PK4 students
for the 2022–2023 school year opened on December 1, 2021!
Our school spirit store is open!! As a reminder, spirit wear can be worn any day that your child(ren) have physical education. A link to the shop can be found here: https://www.liebmansuniforms.com/ecommerce/sbs/st.-barnabas-spirit-store.html
Please use the link below to access the newsletters for the week of December 6th.
Physicals and Immunizations
As a reminder, every student must have an updated physical on file each school year. ALL students must have up-to-date immunization records and a physical exam form completed each school year. For convenience, all forms are linked below. Please note that all NYC Pre-K students, under the age of 5 by December 31, 2021, will need to have a current flu vaccine on file. For those students that require an inhaler, or other medications such as an epipen, to be administered in school, I have linked the medical administration forms.
COVID Weekly Health Screening
Each week you will be required to complete the Weekly Health Self-Screening Google Form on behalf of your child(ren) before entering the school building Monday mornings.
Surveys should be completed Sunday evening or Monday mornings by 7am.
Lunch at SBES- Kindergarten- Grade 8
St. Barnabas Elementary School has partnered with Division Food Service Management and MySchoolAccount.com for the managing of our lunch pre- order service and payments for the 2021-2022 school year. Please see the attached Parent Welcome Letter for more information on how to place your order. (Student Id numbers are provided from the vendor) If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to Nicole Cestra at the email listed below: Nicole@Division-Hospitality.Com or 646-523-2028.
The December lunch schedule for UPK students has been posted below.
NEW students- please call Nicole to assist with your account set up.
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St. Barnabas Elementary School
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