Barry News

October 8, 2021

Character Strong Selections for humility

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CS Family Dare

Join us next week by participating in "Kind Conference Call." See the description below.
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Live School Auction Winners

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Live School - Rewards, Auction, and Investment

Please watch this short, 5 minute video to learn more about how kids can spend, save, and invest their points via Live School!
Live School - Student Rewards, Auction, and Investment

No School For students on Monday, 10/11

District-wide, staff will be participating in collaboration and professional development on Monday of next week. Barry staff will work on the following areas:


  • Review, analyze, and reflect on state assessment data from 2020-2021 school year.
  • Collaborate with PCMS on unit planning, lesson design, and assessments.
  • Collaborate on Barry's school improvement plan goals (Inclusion, Instruction, Intervention, and Incentive).
  • Instructional resource selection professional development.

Spooktacular

Please mark your calendars for Friday, October 29th from 5:30-7:30 pm. Student Council and PTSA will be partnering to put on Spooktacular at Barry School! It costs $5 per student and parents can come for free. $5 additionally will get your meal paid for.

SOS Parent Letter

Dear Platte County R-3 Parent or Guardian,


The adolescent years are marked by a roller-coaster ride of emotions, which can be difficult for both students and their parents. It is easy to misread depression as normal adolescent turmoil; however, depression (among the most common of mental illnesses) does occur in some adolescents. Depression is also a leading risk for suicide.


To proactively address student mental health concerns, PCR-3 is once again offering depression awareness and suicide prevention training as a part of the Signs of Suicide (SOS) Prevention Program. This program aims to help students recognize the symptoms of depression and warning signs of suicide in themselves or their friends, and to teach them the appropriate action steps they should take to get help. SOS is listed on Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices. In a randomized control study, the SOS High School Program showed a reduction in self-reported suicide attempts by 40% (BMC Public Health, July 2007).


Our goals in participating in this program are straightforward:

  • To reduce stigma and help our students understand that depression is a treatable mental illness.

  • To explain that suicide is a preventable tragedy that often occurs as a result of untreated depression.

  • To provide students training in how to identify serious depression and potential suicidality in themselves or a friend.

  • To impress upon youth that they can help themselves or a friend by taking the simple step of talking to a responsible adult about their concerns.

  • To help students know whom in the school they can turn to for help, if they need it.


During the fall of 2021, PCR-3 middle and high school students will participate in the SOS School Program. This program includes a video, a brief classroom discussion, and completion of a brief questionnaire to offer support if needed. If you would like to learn more about the SOS School Program, you are welcome to visit the SOS Link for Parents: https://sossignsofsuicide.org/parent/watch-videos.


If you do NOT wish for your child to participate in the SOS Program, please complete THIS FORM by Friday October 29th.


If you have questions about the implementation of this program, please contact Dr. Beutel, Executive Director of Pupil Services at 816.858.5420, ext 2201 or beutelj@platteco.k12.mo.us.


PTSA - Barry Spirit Wear

This week, we are happy to offer one of our most popular promotions: Free Shipping on Orders Over $60 with code FALL60-FS. We are also highlighting our Hearts and Rainbows collection in this week's ad.


This Week's New Ad
Store link: https://1stplace.sale/52639

Football Tees Sale Extended
The football-style tees were a hit last week, so we decided to extend the special pricing for this week as well! All football tees are just $19.99, down from their regular price of $26.99. Below are special links that will go directly to your football tees pages.

Football Tees Ad

PTSA - Platte County Spirit Wear

This week, we are happy to offer one of our most popular promotions: Free Shipping on Orders Over $60 with code FALL60-FS. We are also highlighting our Hearts and Rainbows collection in this week's ad.


This Week's New Ad
Store link: https://1stplace.sale/52640


Football Tees Sale Extended
The football-style tees were a hit last week, so we decided to extend the special pricing for this week as well! All football tees are just $19.99, down from their regular price of $26.99. Below are special links that will go directly to your football tees pages.

Football Tees Ad

Academic Lab Clarification

Thank you for taking advantage of this option for your students! Please ensure that they know you are signing them up. We have found that some students are leaving due to the parent not informing their student that they signed them up for lab. Additionally, please have a conversation with regard to what they plan to work on. Lately, we have students showing up without anything to actively work on, thus leading to off-task behaviors. Thanks for your support in this.


We also ask that you sign up prior to 2 pm on the day of academic lab. This helps us stay organized with regard to room placement and transportation.

Academic Lab (Repeat)

Academic Lab starts on Tuesday, September 7th. This program is free and runs from 3-4 pm after school on the remaining Tuesdays and Thursdays of first quarter. It is a great opportunity for you to sign your student up to get extra help on academics before they come home. If bus transportation is needed, we have a bus that dismisses at 4 pm.


We will pay students 2 points in Live School to stay and work on improving by completing homework, missing assignments, retaking assessments, etc. We are also recruiting students to stay and serve as mentors as well. Those students can either earn community service hours or also get paid in Live School.


Please use the Google Form below to sign up your child to get extra help via Academic Lab each time you want them to stay.

Northland Career Center - Chess Club

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ECSE FAMILIES

Stay Connected

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.

Parental Burnout

Parental burnout is at an all-time high, in many cases worse due to the pandemic. Check out this article from the Greater Good Science Center (these tips are pretty applicable for ANY type of caregiver!).


https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/six_ways_to_deal_with_parental_burnout

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 2021/2022 school year, please follow this link:

https://www.plattecountyschooldistrict.com/cms/One.aspx?portalId=26883653&pageId=27282795

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)

https://www.facebook.com/barryschool/


Twitter: @barryschool


Instagram: @barry_character_strong


YouTube: Barry Pirates (Morning announcements streamed live here)

PREVIOUS BARRY NEWS LINKS 2021-2022

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October 1st

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Barry School - Business Partners

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