Life on the Prairie

November 18, 2022

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Important Dates

11/23 - 11/27 . . . Thanksgiving Break . . . NO SCHOOL

11/24 . . . Turkey Trot . . . 8:30 AM

12/23 - 1/8 . . . Winter Break . . . NO SCHOOL

Click here to see all of the activities going on at Prairie.

News You Can Use

Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot

It’s here!!! Your last chance to sign up. Don’t miss out on this fun morning for the entire family. Please share the link and information with friends, family and neighbors.

Packet pick-up will be at 2 locations on Wednesday, November 23rd:

- Nekter in Barrington from 10 AM - 2 PM

- Onion Pub in Lake Barrington 5 PM - 7 PM

Can't make the race but would like to donate? Please use this link.

All proceeds will help fund the furniture for Prairie’s outdoor classroom as well as support Prairie’s Cross Country and Track program.

Nekter Dine and Share for Prairie PTO

On Wednesday, November 23rd, Nekter in downtown Barrington will be donating 10% of proceeds to Prairie PTO when you mention Prairie. The perfect healthy meal before Thanksgiving!

Volunteers Needed for 6th Grade Social

The 6th Grade Combined Social (dance) with Station is Friday, January 27th from 7 PM to 9 PM. We are looking for volunteers to work with fellow Station parents to help plan this event. If you're interested, please email Lisa Witek at with questions or to sign up.

The Barrington Giving Day Red Box Donation Drive is Here!

Please help a child in need by donating new or gently used, clean items. Coats, snow pants, boots, hats, gloves, toys, etc. Boxes are located at the main entrance as well as the student entrance.

Thanks for your support!

Notes From Our Counselors

This month is Native American Heritage Month! This observance commemorates the rich histories, diverse cultures, heritage, and important contributions of all Indigenous peoples. We also take time to acknowledge the vast achievements of America’s original Indigenous people.

As a reminder, all students at BMS-Prairie receive social/emotional learning (SEL) lessons multiple times a year and during COLT time. In addition, all students have access to a counseling team member. If you ever have questions about our general curriculum or supports specific to your student, please feel free to contact a member of the Prairie Counseling Department.

BMS Prairie Campus SEL Programming

Sarah Lloyd- 6th grade counselor: 847-756-2523

Jenny Godinez- 7th grade counselor 847-756-2522

Melissa Kehoe- 8th grade counselor 847-756-2526

Monica Santiago- Bilingual counselor 847-756-2630

BStrong's Tuesday Tips provide wonderful resources for parents and caregivers. You can view or sign up for their weekly newsletter here.

See Something, Say Something Reporting Method

Barrington 220 is now partnering with an Illinois school safety helpline aimed at providing students a place to report information that might prevent bullying, suicide, and campus violence. Safe2Help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It allows students to confidentially share school safety issues via a mobile app, text, email, or phone call. You will notice that the "See Something, Say Something" button on our district and school website now links directly to the Safe2Help contact page. We are asking that all students, parents, staff, and community members now use this platform to report safety concerns.
During an emergency situation at one of our schools, it is important for our community to work together. Barrington 220 has developed this tip sheet for parents/guardians, which shares specific actions parents/guardians should take in the event of an emergency.
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