Rose Review

The Weekly News of Barbara B. Rose School 4-6-22

Key Dates

April 4th-6th: Rose Goes Out to Georgio’s Pizza

April 7th: 7 pm, Parent University about Technology & Safety with Ty Gorman on ZOOM

April 8th: 9 am, PTO Meeting

April 15th: No School, Good Friday

April 19th: 7 pm, 220 Board of Education Meeting

April 21st: 7 pm, Band Concert at Prairie MS for Prairie-bound 5th graders

April 22nd: 5th Grade Movie Night

April 25th: 5th Grade Field Trip to Camp Timber-lee

April 28th: 7 pm, Band Concert at Station MS for Station-bound 5th graders

April 29th: 5th Graders Visit the Middle Schools

May 3rd: 7 pm, 220 Board of Education Meeting

May 4th: 5th Grade Course Selection Due in Infinite Campus

May 6th: 9 am, KG Mother’s Day Program

May 6th: Multicultural Night

Virtual Backpack

Please click HERE to view information in the Virtual Backpack.

Principal's Page from Heather Schumacher

April 6, 2022

Dear Parents,


I hope you are enjoying the week. We have a special event on Thursday night. Ty Gorman, our Director of Instructional Technology, is presenting a Parent University seminar. I hope you can join as Mr. Gorman presents very valuable information about how to monitor your student’s internet usage so they are safe and understand the importance of boundaries. The details are as follows:


Parent University - Technology & Safety: Barrington 220 Director of Instructional Technology, Ty Gorman, will host a Parent University on April 7th from 7-8 pm on ZOOM to discuss managing technology at home. Topics will include home internet safety, myths and realities of screen time, establishing rules and boundaries for technology use, and strategies for helping your child learn to self-regulate. The format will be an informal presentation followed by a discussion-style Q & A session. Zoom link below:

Join Zoom Meeting

https://barrington220.zoom.us/j/83497847044?pwd=OXFnbEZvSjBjQ2FVbEF5c1hkQkVJZz09

Meeting ID: 834 9784 7044

Passcode: Rose


News to Note:


  • Mitigation updates continue throughout the district. Starting Monday, April 4th, water fountains were uncovered and may be used by students. If you prefer to continue to send a personal water bottle to school for your child to use, please do so. Also, as more mitigations are lifted, please be aware we continue with regular sanitation and cleaning of our school as well as the regular use of hand sanitizer.


  • Testing Updates: All 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will begin taking the IAR test Tuesday, April 12th. Students have six sessions to take, they will take one session each day over the next two weeks. Please make sure your child eats a hearty breakfast, has a charged iPad, and brings a healthy snack to class. If your child is absent, he/she will make up testing sessions upon their return to school. Please note that all students in grades three, four, and five across the district are required to take this state test.

    • Please click here to read more about the test from Dr. Ditkowsky.


  • School Year 2022-2023: Beginning in early April, the Rose staff starts the important task of developing class lists for the next school year. Classroom teachers, student support personnel, and I devote considerable time and effort toward this process. If you do wish to provide the school with unique information concerning social, emotional, or academic factors, please keep the following two points in mind. Submit your thoughts in writing no later than April 22, 2022. Please note, we do not accept requests for specific teachers.


  • COVID Dashboard: We have 0 positive student COVID cases reported at Rose School this week and 0 students in quarantine. We have 0 positive staff cases to report. If you have additional questions about positive cases and quarantines, you can also check the district COVID Dashboard for up-to-date district COVID information.

    • Per new school guidelines, District 220 is now accepting negative home covid test results for certain symptoms. Please review the most up-to-date IDPH guidance here.


  • We are excited to announce our STEM Family Event for this year - The Air and Water Show Extravaganza! Families can join us for this outdoor picnic-style event on Saturday, May 14th from 9:00-11:00 am in the fields behind Station Middle School and Arnett Lines Elementary School.

This event features self-paced activities for families with students in grades kindergarten through 5th grade. This year's STEM challenges include "Mini Regatta," "Let it Fly," and "Teeter-Totter Water Tower." All students must be accompanied by an adult. We encourage all families to bring blankets, chairs, and small tables - whatever will make your family comfortable! Tables and chairs will not be provided.

Registration is required and is limited to the first 400 students, so please use the link within the flyer below. Please see the flyer for more information:

2022 K-5 Family STEM Event Flyer

  • Barrington Online Summer School: Enrollment open! Are you looking for a fun, engaging, and flexible summer learning experience for your child this summer? If so, Barrington Online Summer School, also known as the 220 BOSS program, is exactly what you are looking for! Barrington Online Summer School will occur at the end of the summer in an effort to help prepare students for the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year. Courses will be either 2 or 4 weeks in length and will provide students with 45-60 minutes of instruction per day. The best part is that students can complete the learning from the comfort of their own home, in their backyard, or while on vacation. If you are interested in learning more about Barrington Online Summer School (BOSS), please follow this link to the district summer school website where you can find course information, dates, cost, and any other pertinent BOSS information. Space is limited, so don’t hesitate to enroll today! If you have any questions, please reach out to Zach Ernst, Hough Street and BOSS principal, at zernst@barrington220.org.

Have a wonderful week!

Regards,

Heather Schumacher, Principal. hschumacher@barrington220.org

Jen Ellett, Asst. Principal. jellet@barrington220.org

847-844-1200

PTO Meeting

Although our school year is nearing the end, the flurry of activity at school is increasing these last two months. There is much happening at Rose so please consider joining our April PTO Meeting this Friday, April 8th at 9-10 am for all the latest information. Below is the Zoom information. We look forward to seeing everyone!


Join Zoom Meeting

https://barrington220.zoom.us/ j/86024001294?pwd= Zi9oRjlIYS8ycWhoT012ZlNXemcyZz 09

Meeting ID: 860 2400 1294

Passcode: Rose

Parent University - Technology & Safety

Barrington 220 Director of Instructional Technology, Ty Gorman, will host a Parent University on April 7th from 7-8 pm on ZOOM to discuss managing technology at home. Topics will include home internet safety, myths and realities of screen time, establishing rules and boundaries for technology use, and strategies for helping your child learn to self-regulate. The format will be an informal presentation followed by a discussion-style Q&A session. ZOOM details below:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://barrington220.zoom.us/j/83497847044?pwd=OXFnbEZvSjBjQ2FVbEF5c1hkQkVJZz09

Meeting ID: 834 9784 7044
Passcode: Rose

Rose Goes Out to Georgio's Pizza!

Enjoy a trip to Georgio's on April 4th-6th! A portion of all take out and dine in orders will earn a donation to Rose School PTO, generously hosted by Georgio’s Pizzeria in South Barrington. Just mention Rose School when you order! It’s as easy as that!

Multicultural Night

We are excited to celebrate the diverse cultures and ethnicities of our Rose Families on Friday, May 6th. Multicultural Night is a fun-filled evening where you can experience different cultures, talent from around the world, food, games, and much more!!


We are looking for VOLUNTEERS to host a COUNTRY TABLE that will showcase different cultural aspects of that country. Please click on this link to sign up: https://signup.com/go/ekiSKcz


We are also looking for TALENT performances. If your child or a group of kids you know are interested in performing a talent, please email us with the details at multiculturalnightrose@gmail.com.

2022-2023 PTO Committee Signup

We are looking for parent volunteers to sign up for open PTO committee positions for the FOLLOWING 2022-2023 School Year. There are descriptions of each position so you will be well aware of the responsibilities for each role. Parents, we really need your support so please take a look at the link below and consider signing up. We still have open spots for the following committees:
  • 5th Grade Parent/Child Event
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Hospitality
  • Rose Goes Out
  • School Supplies
  • Showcase

Questions? Email roseptoinfo@gmail.com.

Flower Power Spring Fundraiser

Order your summer bulbs, seeds and edibles today!

STEM Family Event

We are excited to announce our STEM Family Event for this year - The Air and Water Show Extravaganza! Families can join us for this outdoor picnic-style event on Saturday, May 14th from 9:00-11:00 a.m. in the fields behind Station Middle School and Arnett Lines Elementary School. Registration is required and is limited to the first 400 students, so please use the link within the flyer below. Please see the flyer for more information:

2022 K-5 Family STEM Event Flyer

5th Grade Parents

If you are interested in getting involved at Prairie Middle School or Station Middle School, please click on the link below to see what types of volunteer opportunities are available.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSedWfBoozGLvuNX7GRfJyRYEZuVFr445ag_ybcy5YiJYNfrsg/viewform?usp=sf_link


Below is a sign-up genius for Station Middle School families only:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c48a5ae2fabf94-20222023

Library Volunteers

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY FOR OUR ROSE FAMILIES! Our wonderful librarian, Ms. Meiser, is looking for some additional library volunteers for the remainder of this school year. Please consider helping as it is a big endeavor to keep the books and library materials organized for our students to enjoy. Also please remind students to bring the bags back when returning library materials as they are running low on supplies. Ms. Meiser can be reached via her email pmeiser@barrington220.org

Lunchroom Volunteers

We NEED your HELP in the lunchroom. Please volunteer for a day to supervise and help us maintain our safety protocols as students eat lunch. Your assistance is much appreciated! Sign up HERE for APRIL.

BMS Station's Spring Musical

Come join us Under the Sea! Tickets are now on sale for BMS-Station's Spring Musical, The Little Mermaid, Jr! Shows are April 21st-23rd at 7 pm and April 24th at 2 pm. This is a wonderful, classic show for people of all ages! Tickets can be purchased online using this link. Any questions about tickets, please contact Brigid Tileston at btileston@barrington220.org.

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Rose PTO Contacts

Newsletter Submissions: roseptosecretary@gmail.com

Yearbook Photo Submissions: dgonka@barrington220.org

PTO Webpage: mastyfamily5@gmail.com

PTO Info: roseptoinfo@gmail.com

Publicity: shabnamsingh1313@gmail.com



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