Barry Elementary September 22, 2023 Family Newsletter
This Week At Barry
5th Grade in Art
Mrs. Robertson's 5th grade class learned about basic drawing and coloring techniques and the elements of art through line, shape, color and texture. As you can see from the pictures, we have some pretty talented students.
LEAP Field Trip
Fifth Grade participated in 4 stations where they worked on rhythms through activities. This station was Rolling Rhythms; they rolled dice to determine what rhythm they would clap.
First Grade got to explore sound using different percussion instruments, playing the beat along with a song about the different instruments.
Fourth Graders participated in the Cha Cha Slide by listening to directions given in the song!
Barry Music Program Dates
Animals on School Property
As a reminder to the community animals are not allowed on District property or sporting events. Animals are not allowed on District property, including district transportation, except in accordance with law and policy. Please refer to the link Policy ECG: Animals on School Property for additional details.
SAVE THE DATE: Parent/Teacher Conferences - In-Person & Virtual, November 1 & 2
Parent/Teacher conferences are scheduled for Wednesday, November 1 and Thursday, November 2. We are offering both in-person and virtual options for conferences. This is a very important time for parents to discuss their student's progress with his/her teachers, as research has shown that parental involvement is one of the most important factors in a student's success in school. Please see the schedule below (buildings and teachers will be communicating specifics for reserving time slots).
- Wednesday, November 1, 3:30-7:30pm and Thursday, November 2, 3:30-7:00pm: Platte City Middle School, Platte Purchase Middle School Platte County High School, Northland Career Center
- Wednesday, November 1, 4:30-8:30pm and Thursday, November 2, 4:30-8:00pm: Great Beginnings, Barry Elementary, Compass Elementary, Pathfinder Elementary, Siegrist Elementary
Repeated: But Still Important
Cell Phones and Apple Watches
We have had an uptick of cell phone and apple watches being used in some of our classrooms. Please remind your students that they are not to be out during school hours and watches should not be worn during school hours.
PCR-3 Community Advisory: Apply by September 25
Platte County School District recognizes the importance of community input to help set the future direction of our schools. We will be kicking off another year of the PCR-3 Community Advisory by gathering volunteers who will have an ongoing role to review the District’s progress toward its Comprehensive Strategic Improvement Plan goals, as well as to provide input regarding the District's general operation and specific issues impacting education activities and programs. Any District resident, employee, or student may participate in the ongoing work of this group.
We have reached out to existing members about continuing their participation and are now opening membership up to new members. If interested in serving on this advisory, please complete the application linked here by September 25. The first General Membership meeting will be held October 3.
Our New Barry Logo!
Lunch Visitors 🍕
Please keep in mind that there will only be 2 slots available per grade level due to space and seating available. If you are coming for lunch, you may bring in outside food for your child but we ask that you not share that food with any students other than your own. We are excited to have our families in for lunch!
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 by calling 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.
Pirates ROCK Character Trait: PRIDE (September)
Pirates R.O.C.K. (Raising Outstanding Character Kids) is a program designed to surround our families with examples of strong character traits through school experiences, at home, and reinforced in their community. Each month our community focuses on a specific character trait and students are recognized for exhibiting these traits: Self Confidence, Pride, Responsibility, Citizenship, Compassion, Individuality, Self Control, Integrity, Perseverance, Respect, Honesty, and Cooperation.
September's #PiratesROCK trait is PRIDE: a feeling of self respect & worth.
Leader in Me connections to PRIDE:
- Habit 1: Be Proactive - You are in charge of you.
- Habit 6: Synergize - Work together to do better.
- Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw - Take care of yourself.
Character Strong connections to PRIDE:
- Social Awareness
Barry School Store 🏪
Please visit our Barry School Store website!
Next week students will be voting on their favorite name for our store!
We are so excited to be opening a school store this fall to promote school spirit and pride at Barry Elementary. We will sell items such as pencils, erasers, pencil grips, notebooks, etc. The possibilities for inventory are endless. The store will eventually be run by student employees who will calculate purchases, make change, count and record inventory, and complete checks and balances of inventory and sales. Additionally, older students will be afforded leadership opportunities by teaching and mentoring younger students. All proceeds from the store will directly benefit the students and the school. We are excited for our students to gain valuable real-world experience in the areas of teamwork, responsibility, leadership, and customer service as they learn lifelong skills!
🍕 Menu for Breakfast and Lunch
✔ Join the PTA!
📆 Upcoming Events
September 29: 4th/5th Grade Choir
October 3: Community Advisory Meeting
October 9-13: Homecoming Spirit Week
October 13: 3-Hour Early Release, Parade, 4pm, 4th Street Platte City; Football Game 7pm
October 20: No School- Professional Learning Day for Staff
October 20: End of 1st Quarter
October 27: Report Cards Go Home
🕐 School Hours of Operation
Our SUMMER office hours are 8:00am - 3:30pm.
Regular school day office hours run from 8:15am - 4:30pm.
- Students can enter the building- 8:30 a.m.
- Official start of school- 8:50 a.m.
- Dismissal- Car Riders and Y-Club-3:35 p.m.
- Dismissal-Bus Riders- 3:50 p.m.