Life on the Prairie

November 11, 2022

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Important Dates

11/15 . . . PTO Meeting . . . 9:15 AM . . . (link)

11/16 . . . Snowflake . . . 3:10-6:00 PM

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

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!

The PTO Spiritwear Store is Open!

The Prairie PTO Spiritwear Store is open until tomorrow, November 12th for holiday shopping. Want the items to be a surprise? Please email Karen McGee karenmcgee22@gmail.com. We will make sure they don’t get sent home with your child, and you can pick them up at school.

Ski Club

Parent Registration Meeting: Wed., Nov. 16th, 7:00 – 8:15 PM.


• Held at the Park District (235 Lions Drive). You ONLY need to attend ONE meeting.

• Opportunity for parents to learn about Ski Club and register for the club and a chaperone date.

• Registration for individual trips will be available online or in person beginning 1/3/2023 at 9:00 AM.


Click here for more information.

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 slloyd@barrington220.org

Jenny Godinez- 7th grade counselor 847-756-2522 jgodinez@barrington220.org

Melissa Kehoe- 8th grade counselor 847-756-2526 mkehoe@barrington220.org

Monica Santiago- Bilingual counselor 847-756-2630 msantiago@barrington220.org


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

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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