Barry News

Friday, January 15th 2021


Character Strong - Family Dares

I hope you all had a chance to participate in last week's family dare: Record of Accomplishments. It was an opportunity to connect as a family and celebrate all that you were able to accomplish during 2020 in the midst of challenge and obstacle.

Please consider joining us in this week's family dare: Future Parent Advice. Getting feedback from our kids is essential. We enjoyed getting to hear from our students at the end of first semester on what was going well and what we needed to reflect on. Their voice will help drive our reflection and growth moving forward. I encourage you to participate in a similar process with your own children.

Family Dare - Future Parent Advice

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Character Strong Student Recognition

Each week, our building will focus on a different trait of the Eight Essentials. 10 students will be recognized for modeling this trait throughout the week. This week's focus was Forgiveness.

The following students selected were:

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No School Monday, January 18th - MLK Jr. Day

We will resume classes on Tuesday, January 19th. Middle School will be B, A, B, A days next week.

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.


Live School Pilot

Our 5th grade teachers will begin a second semester pilot on using a digital platform called Live School. This dashboard allows our staff to track and distribute points to students for what we would like to focus on. Right now, we are building the system to track behavior and work completion. Additionally, we will recognize students for our Eight Essential Character Strong traits. Eventually, students and parents will have the ability to monitor how students are doing on a daily basis in these two areas.

Students will then have the opportunity to spend their points on both tangible items and experiences. Be on the lookout in the coming weeks with more information about the pilot and how you can help if you would like to!


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Clothing Reminder

"Winter Clothes-

Now that winter is upon us it's time to send a change of clothes for your child. From time to time, an accident happens! We want to make sure your child is warm and safe at school

Please send a bag with one outfit that includes a pair of underwear, pants, and a shirt.

Also, make sure your child has a coat for the outside temperature as we like to go outside to the playground from time to time. If it's 40-50 degrees: Your child should wear a jacket. If it's 30-40 degrees: Your child should wear a winter jacket, hat, and mittens.

Thank you for helping us make sure your child is comfortable at school!"

Stay Connected


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.

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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:

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


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)