NBS PTO Colts Newsletter

May 18, 2021

Welcome Spring!

Important Dates

  • Sunday, May 9 - May 22, Spring Online Book Fair!

  • Friday, May 21st, NBS Field Day for K-4

  • Monday, May 24th, 5th Grade Field Day

  • Tuesday, May 25th, Field Day Rain Date for K-4

  • Wednesday, May 26th, Fifth-Grade Recognition Ceremony at BHS

  • Thursday, May 27th, 5th Grade Field Day Rain Date

  • Friday, May 28th - Rain date for 5th-grade recognition at BHS

  • Friday, May 28th, Last Day of School!


District Calendar 20-21 Link

District Calendar 21-22 Link

From the PTO Presidents

It is hard to believe that this school year is coming to an end next week!


The good news is that we have so much fun planned for everyone for Field Day! This Friday, our Kindergarten-4th Grade and our Virtual Field Day participants will have a Friday Fun Day :) If your students ordered t-shirts, they should be coming home with them tomorrow!


If you haven't done so already, please remember to finish your Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year. We are looking forward to a more "normal" year at NBS next year and we could not be happier to welcome all of these children back full time.


Speaking of next year, we are switching up our school supply ordering for next year. We are ordering school supply kits from a new company. The link and details are provided below and it is very simple to follow and order. School Supply Kit orders will be due no later than June 16th. If you choose to not order through the school's discounted program, we will be posting the list of supplies needed for next year on our website and we'll get you all of that information.


While you are making your summer plans, don't forget to stock up on books for the summer through our Spring Book Fair (details below :)). Ditch the screens and bury your noses in some books this summer.


We hope everyone has a great rest of the week and we can't wait to see these kids celebrate the end of a tough year.


Ilana and Amy

NBS Virtual Book Fair - Stock Up for Summer!

When: May 9 - May 22


Time to stock up for summer! Visit the NBS Virtual Book Fair any time from May 9-May 22 at https://www.scholastic.com/bf/northbarrington.

Support your child's love of reading while also supporting our school!

Shipping is free on book purchases over $25 and they will ship directly to your home.

Happy Reading!

School Supplies for 2021-22!

Dear Parents,

Would you rather spend a summer day driving from store to store to purchase school supplies or get everything you need in one easy box? Great news! We are offering a supply kit program at our school this year. Kits include the exact colors, quantities, and brands your teachers have approved for class. Click here for the flier. Get your back-to-school shopping out of the way early and enjoy a summer day!


Simply place your order by June 16, 2021

Order online at www.shopttkits.com
Enter our school’s account number 2133
Simply select your child's school grade for the 2021-2022 school year!


Questions? Contact Jackie Kardesh at jackiewetzel@gmail.com.

NBS Colt Pride Signs!

For 5th Grade Graduates or anyone wanting to show the world that you are proud to be an NBS Colt!


Custom yard signs now available to order and ship directly to your home for $9.99!

https://www.customlawnsign.com/north-barrington-elementary-school


Please contact Courtney Olson with additional questions!

Attention Families!! Important - Material Return Requested!!

During this school year, we have sent many materials home with our students to support distance learning, including books, science materials, and math manipulatives/materials (i.e. blocks, place value chips, etc).


In May, we will be taking inventory of our classroom materials to determine what we need for the 2021-2022 school year. To help us be fiscally responsible in this process, please help your child gather and return all classroom materials to your classroom teacher when they are no longer used.


Thank you for your partnership!

Need someone to talk to? Download the META app.

To provide easy access to counseling services, Barrington 220 counselors are available to all students through the META mobile app. The app is FREE to download on Apple and Android devices. Counselors can be reached during school hours on the secure platform via voice, video, or chat. We welcome all students to connect with school counselors on META. Click here to download the app.

NBS PTO Fundraising

No Stress Fundraising

Traditionally, we would be preparing for our biennial Adult Social, which is our biggest fundraising event of the year. We are postponing this event until the 2021-2022 school year. We have decided as a Board to open up a “No Stress” fundraiser where parents can contribute as much as they want directly to the PTO without purchasing any extra products or attending fundraising events. We will be in touch with all of the details!


Easy Fundraising!

Did you know that you can help support NBS by clicking a button and shopping normally? We have partnered with both Amazon Smile and Heinens to provide us with a small percentage of all of your purchases! Everything is automatic and there are no extra steps for you once you enroll. See below for more information on how to enroll.


Please direct all Fundraising questions and ideas to Amy Vandenbergh, at amykballet@gmail.com. Thank you for your support!

Bullying Resource and Text-a-Tip info

Need help with Bullying or Cyberbullying? Here are just a few resources and supports available in the Barrington Area:


Barrington 220: https://www.barrington220.org/Page/208


Barrington 220 META App info, click here.


Text-a-Tip: Students or parents can text a tip for resources to a student that is depressed or going through a difficult situation.


BStrong Together Barrington also has many useful resources around help for Bullying and other supports for Barrington Families.

Virtual Backpack

Don't forget to check out the Virtual Backpack for more events happening in our School, District and Community! The Virtual Backpack is a place for Barrington 220 families to receive flyers and other information from the district and community organizations without the hassle of sorting through printed papers sent home with your child. Click here to check out the North Barrington School Virtual Backpack!

Newsletter/PTO Website Submissions

Please send submissions for both the newsletter and the website to nbsptonewsletter@gmail.com. Submissions are due by Friday for the following Monday's newsletter. Please keep submissions brief and concise as we reserve the right to edit. Please include all necessary forms and flyers.



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North Barrington Elementary School

Elementary School Hours
Regular: 8:00 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Wednesday Early Release: 2:10 p.m.

Kindergarten Hours
A.M. Only 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Full Day: 8:00 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.

Wednesday Early Release: 2:10 p.m.