🏴☠️ Have a great weekend!! Way to go CHIEFS!!!
September 19 - Major Saver Collection
- CC vs. Northgate MS (away) 4-6pm
- Volleyball vs. Osage Trail (away) 4-6pm
- Archery Board Meeting 7pm, Commons
September 20 - Academic Lab 3-4pm
- 1st PACE Day 3:00pm
- Football vs. Liberty North 5:00-7:00pm @ Platte County High School
September 21 - Cross Country vs. Heritage MS (away) 4:00-6:00pm
- Volleyball @ Northgate (Away) 4:00-6:00pm
- ABC's of Estate Planning - NCC 5:30-7:30 Room 212
September 22 - Academic Lab - 3:00pm
- PACE - 3:00pm
- Football MS vs. New Mark 4-6pm @ New Mark Middle School
- Social Dance - NCC 6:00-7:00pm (Commons Area)
- Board of Education Meeting 6:30-8:30pm @ District Education Center
Next week we begin offering our two after school programs: PACE and Academic Lab. The PACE information has been posted here for the last several weeks, however, see below for more information on Academic Lab.
TONIGHT Back 2 School Bash - FREE 6:00-8:00pm
Upcoming English Language Arts and Math Screener (Fastbridge) to Guide Personalized Instruction
Students in PCR-3 participate in screening in English Language Arts and Mathematics as a way to provide information related to skill acquisition in those areas. This assessment, known as FastBridge, replaces STAR, which was used in the District for quite some time. Fastbridge is a nationally normed screener and is a skills-aligned assessment that will inform instruction to best meet student learning needs. This assessment will be administered three times this school year: Fall, Winter, and Spring. Our Fall window runs September 1 - September 30. Students do not need to prepare for this assessment and the results are used for informational purposes only.
Platte County Education Foundation Fundraiser - September 7-19
Next week, we will kick off our Platte County Education Foundation discount card sales program. Our schools, in conjunction with Major Saver, work with businesses throughout our District to offer a $15 discount card providing customers with 21 local buy-one-get-one-free or discount offers. In most cases, redeeming only two offers offsets the cost of the card. Proceeds from the card campaign directly benefit your student's school and the Platte County Education Foundation. The Foundation gives back to the Platte County R-3 community by awarding annual pre-K through 12th grade classroom and building site grants, as well as senior scholarships. Your student will be bringing home an envelope with information and instructions on Wednesday, September 7, and will be instructed to not go "door-to-door," but to offer to relatives, friends, co-workers, etc. Collection dates start on Monday, September 12, and the program wraps up on Monday, September 19. Please consider purchasing a card and supporting our schools! You can also purchase cards online here.
PACE AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES FOR 6-8 GRADES
We are excited to again launch our after-school program for middle school students called PACE (Pirate After Class Events). Here are a few details about the program:
Program to start 1st Quarter (9/20) (3 week short session)
Tuesday, and Thursday 3pm-4 pm 7 weeks per quarter for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th quarter
PACE focuses on Lifestyle Activities - Depending on the strengths of our staff, activities will be offered that are outside of the realm of sport.
Activities offered 1st Quarter will be Board Games, Art Club, Mindfulness, Physical Activity, Digital Displays
Tyler Crawford is our PACE Coordinator, and he will be working with you and your students to get this program up and running. Included are some very basic details in this email, but please take some time to review the slideshow. The slideshow will explain the details of the PACE activities.
Please click on the form below to sign your kids up to attend PACE. Students can sign up for one activity per day. If you need to make any changes, please contact Tyler (email@example.com).
AFTER SCHOOL ACADEMIC LAB PROGRAM
Our Academic Lab program will be starting up next week on September 20. What a great thing! This program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to continually improve on what they are learning by providing them a place after school to get homework help, re-take a test, or just have a quiet place to do their work. As a reminder, we have two sessions held in the Library after school on Tuesday and Thursday from 2:55pm - 4pm. We will have bus transportation after Academic Lab to transport students home.
Pirates R.O.C.K. Character Trait: PRIDE (SEPTEMBER)
Pirates ROCK (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.
September's #PiratesROCK trait is PRIDE: a feeling of self respect & worth.
PTSA Calendar 2022-2023
PTSA Membership, Newsletter and Spirit Wear Sale!
We are so very blessed to have an incredibly supportive PTSA here at Barry! They have a big year planned for both our students and staff. Check out their August Newsletter below for the upcoming events and membership information, and spirit wear links (30% off Sale!) as well.
We've Got Spirit, Yes We Do!!
Great News! Dealing with your children’s lunch money and school fee payments just got a lot easier. You can add money to your child’s meal account, see their cafeteria purchase history, and pay for all school related fees securely online from your computer, tablet or smartphone!
How Do You Get Started? It’s simple!
- Go to www.k12paymentcenter.com in your web browser
- First time users click “Sign Up” then select your state and district from the drop-down lists
- Fill in your information to set up the account
- Click “Manage Students” to add your student(s) with their last name and student ID number
- Make a payment to your students’ accounts with your credit/debit card or electronic check
Once you create your account and add your students, you will have access to your student’s meal account balance and cafeteria purchase history. When making meal account or school fee payment there is a small convenience fee per transaction (not per child) to cover payment processing.
REMINDER: Free Meals for All Has Ended
Social Work and Counselor Guidance
September is Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. The purpose of having a month dedicated to suicide prevention is to decrease the stigma around mental health and increase suicide prevention awareness. We can build resiliency in our community by starting conversations that encourage help-seeking behaviors. Look out for more information regarding specific awareness opportunities throughout the month.
Barry School joins numerous organizations across the country sharing resources and helping community members take action in order to prevent suicide. We will participate in the campaign through information sharing, discussion, and activities. The goal is to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health, spread hope, and share resources to prevent suicide. I have included important contacts for easy reference:
- If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, call or text 988 immediately.
- If you are uncomfortable talking on the phone, you can chat the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988lifeline.org.
- You can also text NAMI to 741-741 to be connected to a free, trained crisis counselor on the Crisis Text Line.
Suicide Prevention Resources
Here are some valuable suicide prevention resources: All resources available 24/7
Suicide Prevention Resources National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) En Español: 1-800-628-9454
Crisis Text Line Text HOME to 741-741 Text with a trained counselor for free
The Trevor Project 1-866-488-7386 https://www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help/
Phone, chat, and text support for LGBTQ+ youth Friendship Line
If you or someone you know needs support now,
Call or Text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org
Do You Qualify for Free Internet Service
Need internet service at home??? You may qualify for assistance! Please see the flyer below for more details. I have also included the link to complete the application.
Link for application:
We're STILL Hiring!!!
Open Positions at PCR-3
The school year has started, but we still have some openings across our District, including bus drivers, custodians, paraprofessionals, and lunch monitors. If interested in joining our team, click here to apply!
Specifically at Barry School, we have openings for: Athletics/Activites/Sponsor
Contact Information for Jessica Hoffecker
Location: Barry School, Northwest 87th Terrace, Kansas City, MO
Phone: 816-436-9623 x. 3101
Contact Information for Dr. Jeff Adams
Location: Barry School, Northwest 87th Terrace, Kansas City, MO
Phone: 816-436-9623 x.3102
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