NBS PTO Colts Newsletter

May 3, 2021

Welcome Spring!

Important Dates

  • April 21st-May 5th, Gallery Night Online

  • Monday, May 4th, 5th Grade attends Camp Duncan

  • Tuesday, May 4th, Executive Board Open House, at 8:15 am at NBS. In-Person!

  • 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

NBS Field Day 2021 is right around the corner!

NBS will be having Field Day Friday, May 21st for K-4 (Rain date May 25th), and Monday, May 24th for the 5th Graders (Rain date May 27th!


The Field Day 2021 theme will be the NBS Olympics and Color-coded class shirts for Kindergarten thru 4th grade are available here: https://barrington220.revtrak.net/pto/pto-nb/nb-pto-events/ for all who are interested - no obligation to have one!


The Shirt colors for each grade level are:

K: Green

1: Red

2: Blue

3: Yellow

4: Orange

**5th Graders will wear the class shirts they've already received for Field Day


**The deadline to order shirts is this Friday, May 7th!**

From the PTO Presidents

Welcome to May, NBS!


We are hopeful to see many familiar and new faces tomorrow morning, May 4th, 2021 at our PTO Executive Board Open House, at North Barrington Elementary beginning at 8:15 am. We will provide an overview of what Executive Board and Committee Leadership looks like and will be available to answer any questions about involvement in the PTO for the upcoming school year. We are hopeful to begin the 2021-2022 school year with a more robust programming schedule and more ways for the parents to be involved in the classrooms.


In the meantime, we are preparing to wrap up our last month of this school year. You have two more days to order your children's artwork from our Virtual Gallery Night and to send the link to friends and family! Our students were so proud of their work. Click here for the link or see below for more information. Special thank yous to the fabulous Ms. Siddons and Angela Gordon for making Gallery Night a huge success!


Our virtual Book Fair is also coming up quickly, and all of the details are provided below. Stock up on summer reading material for all of your beach and pool adventures.


Please refer to the e-mail from your Room Coordinators for information on Staff Appreciation Week, happening- NOW! Our Staff Appreciation Week committee has done a fantastic job finding a way to honor our teachers and staff this week in a non-traditional format. Thank you for your help at home as parents to make this happen.


The PTO runs on parent volunteers and the amazing ideas that parents bring to us. We are grateful for your continued support and we hope to work with many of you in the coming school year. See you tomorrow!


Ilana and Amy

VIRTUAL GALLERY NIGHT Hop On In!

April 21 through May 5th


Goody Bags! Raffle Prizes! Scavenger Hunt! IT’S GALLERY NIGHT IN YOUR HOME!


VIRTUAL Gallery Night (the NBS All-School Art Show) launches Wednesday, April 21st, and will be live through May 5th! On April 21st the day of the Launch, every NBS student will receive a Gallery Night Goody Bag to bring home, filled with treats plus the much-beloved Scavenger Hunt. Goody Bags for remote students will be available for pick up in the NBS lobby starting on Wednesday (4/21) through May 5th.


Cuddle on Couch and Enter a World of Art!

SHARE the link with family and friends! Pick a night during our Virtual Week (or two or three nights - access the link as often as you like while it is live) and have FUN browsing the online gallery with your child! Share treats! Oooh and Ahhh over the art! And, as always, you have the opportunity to purchase your student’s professionally framed art. FRAMED PRINTS of your student’s original work are available as always - but now Grandma can pick up her own print if she wants!! (or you can send her one ;)) This year, framed art can be delivered directly to your home (or the home of whoever you are ordering for) for a small delivery charge, or you can choose to pick up your art at the school (no delivery charge). As always, you do not have to purchase the framed piece and your child will bring the unframed piece home.


Bunnylicious Raffle!

We are also having our traditional raffle of art-prize baskets! Every child at NBS will receive ONE raffle ticket which they can deposit during school hours in the Art Raffle Basket of their choice (the baskets were created by the fabulous Mrs. Siddons who will wheel the cart around the school for kids to deposit!) AND students who successfully complete the bunnylicious scavenger hunt included in the Goody Bag and turn it in to Mrs. Siddons, will get an EXTRA raffle ticket and EXTRA chance to win a raffle basket!


“See” you there!


THIS LINK GOES LIVE APRIL 21 at 8 a.m.: https://artome2.com/northbarringtonelementary60010


Questions? Contact Angela Gordon leinadeneg@aol.com

NBS Virtual Book Fair - Stock Up for Summer!

When: May 9 - May 22

Click here to Preview the Fair!


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!

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!

Photography Sessions and NBS Fundraiser!

It's a win-win!

Please see the flyer below for more information and follow the links to learn more about this unique opportunity!



AnnMarie Gilmore | Cianne Mitchell Photography
Email: info@ciannemitchell.com

Website/Blog: http://www.ciannemitchell.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CianneMitchellPhotography

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ciannemitchellphotography/

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.