Barry News

Friday, February 26th 2021

ALL BARRY FAMILIES

Character Strong - Family Dares

I hope you all had a chance to participate in last week's family dare: Their Thing.


Please consider joining us in this week's family dare: No Tech Table Time. We are bringing this family dare back for two reasons: 1) We got great feedback from students and parents back in the fall when we first participated; and 2) It will be our first week back with all Barry students in-person all week. We thought it would be a great time to ensure that our families are intentionally connecting with one another at dinner as this may very well be the least amount of time families have spent together since this time last year in 2020 when the pandemic began!

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Character Strong Student Recognition

Each week, our building will focus on a different trait of the Eight Essentials. 10 students will be recognized for modeling this trait throughout the week. This week's focus was Patience.



The following students selected were:

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STUCO Staff Members of the Month

Congrats to the following staff selected by our Student Council to be recognized!

March PTSA Meeting

Please join us for our March meeting for PTSA this Tuesday, March 2nd at 6 pm in the Barry Cafeteria.

Student IDs (Repeat)

All students were issued an ID and a lanyard for school use. These are essential when going through our lunch lines. Without them, the process slows down tremendously. Please check in with your student to ensure they haven't lost theirs and bring it to lunch daily. If they have lost theirs, we can replace it in the office for $5.

PTSA Officers Needed for 21-22 School Year (Repeat)

Have you ever wondered about any available opportunities to become more involved in your child’s experience at Barry?


We have some wonderful options for you! The Barry PTSA will be electing new officers for the 2021-22 school year in the month of March, so we are in need of interested volunteers to serve in those roles.


(President-Vice President-Secretary-Treasurer)


Please send us an email to answer any questions you may have. barryptsa@gmail.com

April 2021 Ballot Issue Informational Meetings (Repeat)

The District will be holding the following informational meetings for residents to learn more and ask questions about the April 6, 2021 No Tax Levy Increase Bond Issue. Visit our April 2021 Bond Program pages to learn more.


PHOTOS NEEDED FOR 2020-21 YEARBOOK! (Repeat)

This year's Barry School Yearbook is going to be a huge challenge to create. Because Barry students are divided between a hybrid mode of instruction and a totally virtual setting, we have very few student pictures, and almost no pictures of students from the virtual classrooms.


We need your help, Barry families! If you have pictures of your Barry kids learning, smiling, or just doing their homework, please share! It doesn't matter if the pictures are inside or outside, posed or candid. They can even be school sports/activities pictures (like football, archery, step team, etc.) We will take whatever you have and try to use as many as we can. Please send pictures by February 15th to Michelle Delaney at delaneym@platteco.k12.mo.us. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Delaney using the same email.

Academic Lab (Repeat)

Academic Lab will begin next week. This provides students with additional academic support with a Barry teacher. Academic Lab can either be assigned to a student by a teacher, or it can be requested by a parent.


Academic Lab is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:50-4:00 p.m. An activity bus is available. If you are interested in learning more you can contact the school administration, counselor or child's classroom/homeroom teacher.


Please book mark this link and/or use the form embedded below.

5TH GRADE FAMILIES

Suicide Presentation Monday, March 8th (Repeat)

On Monday, March 8th, our district's fifth graders will participate in a lesson with our school counselor outlining student stress, coping strategies, and our district approach to depression awareness and suicide prevention: Acknowledge, Care, Tell. If you would like for your student to opt out of this lesson, please return the opt out form attached below by March 4th. This opt out form was sent home with your 5th grade students on Monday, February 22nd.

MIDDLE SCHOOL FAMILIES (6TH-8TH GRADE)

Full In-Person, Monday, March 1st

All 6th-8th grade students will combine for full in-person learning next Monday. They will come to school on a daily basis moving forward. We will continue to utilize our mitigation strategies to the best of our ability, which include wearing masks, sanitizing, and socially distancing to our best ability.

Reminders for Arrival and Dismissal

With the combination of A and B day students, please plan for our car rider line to take longer than it has this year. If you need a reminder on how our arrival and dismissal functions, please see the video below that was distributed in the fall.
Barry Arrival and Dismissal 2020

REMOTE LEARNERS

Photos for the Yearbook

Check out a new way for our remote students to get their portraits in the yearbook through Shutterfly. The deadline for parents to share pictures through this app is Monday, March 8th. The graphics below will guide you in doing so.
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ECSE FAMILIES

Stay Connected

THE SOCIAL WORK SCOOP

Welcome to Mrs. Richison's Virtual Office! Please click around the room to find information regarding district resources, coping skills, ways to contact me, and more.

Treasure Chest (Repeat)


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 at the following link or call 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.


Register weekly here:


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdkE_La53fGUlz45NaI952mgsWwd72_JrT9ziIbd8eKoTdcQA/viewform


If you need to complete a new lunch application for the 2020/2021 school year, please follow this link:

https://www.plattecountyschooldistrict.com/site/Default.aspx?PageID=3116

COUNSELOR'S CORNER

Please feel free to visit our counselor's virtual office for counseling related materials.

Safe Schools (Repeat)

If you need to submit a tip regarding school safety (bullying/threats/violence/etc.), please click here.

Follow us on Social Media (Repeat)

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