Barry News

Friday, September 25th 2020

It was an exciting week for us as we continued our Character Strong journey with our students during FPC. They were challenged to participate in two separate Student Dares:


1) Becoming Better (Focused on asking others how we can improve in our relationship with them)


2) It's Fair to Care (Reflect on when you have witnessed someone express a big emotion and think about why that might have been)

ALL BARRY FAMILIES

Character Strong - Family Dares

I hope you all had a chance as a family to complete the dare from this past week: Game Night. Engaging in board or card games can be a great way to spend time together as a family and unplug.


I am excited to challenge you all to participate in next week's dare: Click On. Please see our video below explaining the dare and its importance. Also, please reach out to share experiences you are having with these family dares via phone call, email, or even video recording. I would love to highlight these things on Instagram and our newsletters.

Week 5 Family Dare - Click On

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Week 5 Family Dare - Click On

Next Week is Homecoming!

Next week is Homecoming Week! Platte County's Homecoming festivities run Sept. 28 through Oct. 2, and although some things may look different this year, some things will remain the same. This year's theme is "Oz: There's No Place Like Home." Click here for information on Homecoming activities, including spirit week information, the reverse parade, and the Homecoming football game.
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Early Release Next Week

Our staff will participate in professional development on Wednesday, September 30th. Students will be released at 12:50 pm on that day.


Our district is releasing early on next Friday, October 2nd for Homecoming. Students will be dismissed at 11:50 am. Please consider participating in the reverse parade in drive through format from 3-4 pm in the PCHS parking lot.

Patron Survey - Please Share Your Thoughts

Platte County School District is conducting a telephone survey of randomly selected, head-of-household, registered voters in the Platte County R-3 School District to learn their views on the District's performance, and on ideas being considered for a potential ballot issue in the Spring of 2021. Parents and District residents are encouraged to share your thoughts with us via the online version of this survey. Since not everyone will be contacted via telephone, we are making this online version of the survey available. Please complete the survey linked here by Monday, October 5.

Flu Shots

It's more important than ever to make sure your student is healthy this flu season. The Platte County Health Department is offering a flu vaccine clinic at Barry School for our 5th - 8th-grade students on October 14th at 8:30 in the morning. If you wish to participate, please read the letter provided by the Health Department regarding the clinic and return the completed permission form along with a copy of your insurance card if you have insurance.


Permission forms MUST be returned to the school by September 30th in order to participate. Hard copies of the permission form will be sent home upon request.


Although not required, this is recommended by the CDC and health department.

PTSA Reminder

Anyone registered as a member of the Barry PTSA by end of day on September 30th will be eligible to win a $25 gift card to Rancho Grande: one for parents, one for staff, and one for students.

Spirit Wear Pick Up

PTSA will be running a drive through pickup event on Tuesday, September 29th in the front circle from 4-7 pm. Please come if you ordered spirit wear.

Barry Archery

Try-outs are coming up for those interested in joining our team. 5th -8th grade students are eligible to participate. We are a NASP school. See https://www.naspschools.org/ for additional information.


October 15th - 16th | 6:00-9:00 pm | Barry Gym


Sign-up will take place with Signup Genius the week of Oct. 5th


Regular season runs October 27th - March 7th. Practice is 1 time per week.


**For remote learners who have not had archery in P.E. You will sign up to take lessons at PCMS. The event is two nights, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 from 6 to 8 pm. Sign-up with the following link


Benefits of Archery


  • Improves balance and hand-eye coordination.
  • Increases focus and patience.
  • It’s a social sport in which students of any age and athletic ability can participate.
  • Is now a lettered sport in high school!
  • Practice includes conditioning, review and practice of 11 steps with stretch band, technique game, tournament style practice.


For questions, please contact: Coach Platt at platts@platteco.k12.mo.us

Academic Lab (Repeat)

Academic Lab will begin next week. This provides students with additional academic support with a Barry teacher. Academic Lab can either be assigned to a student by a teacher, or it can be requested by a parent.


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

MIDDLE SCHOOL FAMILIES (GRADES 6-8)

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Remote and Alternating Schedule Parent Survey

This week the District sent a survey to gather feedback on how your student's full remote or alternating schedule learning is going. Please complete this short 12-question survey by Wednesday, September 30. The survey should take less than five minutes to complete. We will use your feedback and comments to help improve our processes and to guide our discussion for our Parent IgNight event on October 6. Click here to complete the survey.

Parent IgNIGHT: Parent Tips to Navigate Remote Learning, Oct. 6

Platte County School District's Parent IgNIGHT series of informative parent sessions is designed to include, inform, involve, and ignite parents.


As we navigate new ways of teaching and learning this school year, the Platte County R-3 School district invites all families engaging in full remote or hybrid schedules to join District staff in a discussion on ways to best support learners through these venues. We will address processes for teaching and learning, how to navigate the learning management system, and tips for supporting your student to stay engaged and connected to staff and peers through a virtual platform. Join us via Google Meet on Tuesday, October 6, 6:30pm.

ECSE FAMILIES

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Stay Connected

REMOTE LEARNERS

Picture Days - Remote Learners

It is important that all children attend the assigned time for their home school. This will allow for LifeTouch to create the correct lunch cards, information for yearbooks, etc. in case your child returns to "In Person" learning second semester. Flyers for ordering will be ready this week so look for those in an additional email. We may have additional supplies for you to pick up on this day. Watch for this information from your teacher.


Pictures Taken at Pathfinder on 9/30 in the gym:


  • Pathfinder Students 2:00-4:00

  • Barry Students 5th grade 4:00-5:00

  • Great Beginnings South Students 5:00-5:30

Parent IgNIGHT: Parent Tips to Navigate Remote Learning, Oct. 6 (Repeat)

Platte County School District's Parent IgNIGHT series of informative parent sessions is designed to include, inform, involve, and ignite parents.


As we navigate new ways of teaching and learning this school year, the Platte County R-3 School district invites all families engaging in full remote or hybrid schedules to join District staff in a discussion on ways to best support learners through these venues. We will address processes for teaching and learning, how to navigate the learning management system, and tips for supporting your student to stay engaged and connected to staff and peers through a virtual platform. Join us via Google Meet on Tuesday, October 6, 6:30pm.

THE SOCIAL WORK SCOOP

Welcome to Mrs. Richison's Virtual Office! Please click around the room to find information regarding district resources, coping skills, ways to contact me, and more.

COVID-19 & Mental Health

As the number of cases of COVID-19 increases, so does the associated anxiety. For the general public, the mental health effects of COVID-19 are as essential to address as are the physical health effects. To aid individuals and communities during this time, Mental Health America (MHA) has compiled a range of resources and information. From resources for parents/caregivers and frontline workers, public health updates, LQBTQ and BIPOC resources, to blogs and webinars. Visit https://mhanational.org/covid19

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:


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdkE_La53fGUlz45NaI952mgsWwd72_JrT9ziIbd8eKoTdcQA/viewform




If you need to complete a new lunch application for the 2020/2021 school year, please follow this link:

https://www.plattecountyschooldistrict.com/site/Default.aspx?PageID=3116

COUNSELOR'S CORNER

Please feel free to visit our counselor's virtual office for counseling related materials.

Safe Schools (Repeat)

If you need to submit a tip regarding school safety (bullying/threats/violence/etc.), please click here.

Follow us on Social Media (Repeat)

PREVIOUS BARRY NEWS LINKS

Please click on the following dates if you need to refer back to previous newsletters.


September 18th

September 11th

September 4th

August 28th

August 21st

August 14th

August 7th

July 29th