Barry Bulletin

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

Our 4th and 5th grade LEAP class went to Science City on Tuesday! They enjoyed experiencing the amazing world of science first-hand. Science City has engaging and fun exhibits along with activities to enhance the learning and help build a love for science in all kids!


Lunch Time!

Pirate Pride

Showing our Pirate Pride in support of our Platte Purchase girls volleyball team!

New Information

Barry Music Program Dates

Please see the flyer below for the dates of our grade level music programs this year. These will also be added to the Barry Public Google Calendar, as well as to the list of Upcoming Events on this newsletter that is updated weekly. We are so excited to hear our Barry students sing!
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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.

Spirit Night

The PCHS Cheerleaders are hosting a Bowling Tournament Fundraiser at Main Event next Wednesday, September 27th at Main Event. While the tournament is completely sold out, there is still another great opportunity to support our hard working high school cheerleaders. The attached flyer shares the details on the Spirit Night that will be taking place at Main Event from 5-9pm during our tournament. We will also be selling raffle tickets for a chance to win some great prizes during the event, so come check them out. We hope you can stop by to cheer on the teams that are bowling and catch some Pirate Spirit!

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


We are excited to share that this year's Homecoming theme is "Enjoy the Ride" ROAD TRIP to Homecoming"

We will be participating in Spirit Week at Barry the week of October 9-13. The Parade and Footbaall Game are on Friday, October 13th. Students will dismiss at 12:50 that day.

Cell Phones and Apple Watches

Per our District Elementary Handbook: Items such as cell phones, smart watches and electronic devices should not be seen, heard or used in the school building during instructional hours without permission. Failure to comply will result in graduated consequences that will include phone or electronic devices being confiscated from the student by an administrator with a potential parent pick up.

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.

Cheer Camp

See below for details.
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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!

We will be presenting our new logo to students on October 6th at our Lead Day Assembly! Thank you to all who voted!

Lunch Visitors πŸ•

Below is a link to the Sign Up Genius if you wish to eat lunch with your child.

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!

Treasure Chest

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:

  • Self-awareness
  • Social Awareness
  • Commitment
  • Humility

Barry School Store πŸͺ

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!

If you have any questions, want to volunteer or make a donation, please contact Blaire Zessin or Teddi Weber.

πŸ• Menu for Breakfast and Lunch

Here is the link to Nutrislice for the menus. You can also access it on the district website under Food Service. If you click the link, then choose Barry and then bookmark it, it should take you to Barry menus each time. If there are changes to the menu for the week, they will be updated here first.

βœ” Join the PTA!

For the 2023-24 school year, both Pathfinder and Barry will be supported by one PTA that is made up of members from both schools! PTA would love your support in this organization which provides experiences directly related to kids: field trips, leadership shirts, classroom parties and more!

πŸ“† Upcoming Events

2023-2024 Academic Calendar

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

πŸ• 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.

Thank You to Our Barry Elementary Pirates R.O.C.K. Business Partners!

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