Life on the Prairie

October 14, 2022

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Important Dates

10/19 & 10/20 . . . Parent-Teacher Conferences

10/20 & 10/21 . . . No School

10/28 . . . 7th Grade Halloween Party . . . 7-9 PM

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


Click here to see all of the activities going on at Prairie.

News You Can Use

A Message From Our Nurse

As we head into flu and cold season, we would like to remind everyone that if students do not feel well during the school day, they should ask their teacher for a pass to see our nurse. She will then reach out to home if appropriate.

Early Winter Sports Information

Check out our Early Winter Sports offerings at Prairie Campus.

PTO Parent-Teacher Conference Dinner

The Prairie PTO is hosting a dinner for the teachers during parent/teacher conferences. We are looking for parents to assist by donating various desserts, drinks and other items to make the dinner more enjoyable. Please review the available slots and click on the button to sign up.


Please deliver your donations to the Prairie front office by Wednesday, October 19th at noon.

Notes From Our Counselors

In October we will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week.


Red Ribbon Week® (October 23-31), the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the nation, is your opportunity to get the ongoing conversation started. This year’s theme is Celebrate Life. Live Drug Free.


Children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who don’t; yet, only a quarter of teens report having these conversations.

Visit www.redribbon.org to learn more about Red Ribbon Week® and get tips for talking to your kids about drugs. Also check out 50 Everyday Ways to Love Your Teen for tips on connecting with your teenager.


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.

Author Visit with Lindsay Currie


The Prairie Library is delighted to welcome author Lindsay Currie for a visit on Monday, October 24th. Ms. Currie will talk with students about her career as an author and discuss her new book, The Girl in White. A limited supply of book copies are available for purchase through RevTrak. Students can pick up their purchases in the Prairie Library.


Start Date: Available Now
End Date: 11/2/2022 3:30 PM

Prairie 7th Grade Halloween Party

All 7th Grade Students are invited to join a fun evening of music, games and fun! Please register your student by October 27th.


Friday, October 28th

7 PM -- 9 PM

BMS Prairie

$10 admission


We need help to make this event a success! Sign up to volunteer or donate party supplies.

Snowflake Registration

Are you wondering what Snowflake is about and if you should register your child? Check out a video from our presenters to learn a little about this fantastic event.


Snowflake is a unique opportunity to teach valuable skills that develop healthy peer relationships, promote responsible decision-making and encourage middle school students to resist negative peer pressure in an informal setting. It is happening this year on November 16th.


Don’t miss out on this opportunity to register your child! Sign your child up on Revtrak by October 28th to experience Snowflake.

Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Morning

Turkey trot sign-up is now open! 1st annual Barrington Butterball Turkey Trot hosted by the Prairie PTO and Prairie Cross Country and Track programs will be taking place Thanksgiving morning. Sign-up now!


Want to be a sponsor? Click to find out more.

PTO DEI Committee

Prairie PTO is in the process of forming a DEI Committee to support and create #belonging220 by bridging students' home lives and Barrington 220's equity objectives. Please contact prairieptopresident@gmail.com to get involved.

Order Your Activity Photos

To order photos from your picture day:


  1. Go to: https://www.vipis.com/group/64ee08b7/barrington-middle-school---prairie-campus.
  2. Select "View now" on the green Sports Team & Individual tile.
  3. Enter your information in the search fields.
  4. Select the school year (July 1st to June 30th) during which your photos were taken and click "search".
  5. Follow the instructions to select your package or products and enter your information.
  6. You will receive a confirmation email.


If you can't find your team, it may have been photographed at a later date. You will receive another email when new images are posted, or you can check back in a few days.


If you have any questions, please contact us at support@vipis.com.

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