Barry News

Friday, October 9th 2020


Character Strong - Family Dares

I hope you all had a chance as a family to complete the dare from this past week: Love Language. It was an opportunity to ask our loved ones how we can show them love this week. We all show and receive love differently, so this dare pushed us to communicate that and make efforts to meet the needs of our family.

I am excited to challenge you all to participate in next week's dare: Fail Forward. Please see our video below explaining the dare and its importance. Also, please reach out to share experiences you are having with these family dares via phone call, email, or even video recording. I would love to highlight these things on Instagram and our newsletters.

Week 7 Family Dare - Fail Forward

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Fail Forward Family Dare

October PTSA Newsletter

Fall Title 1 Meeting

Our fall title 1 meeting will take place virtually on Wednesday, October 14th at 6 pm. Feel free to join us by clicking here during the meeting. Dr. Wilson-Casey will be presenting and we would love for you to consider joining us virtually.

The agenda is as follows:

  • School-Wide Programming (Instructional Coaching, Budget, and Curriculum)
  • Parent's Right to Know (Teacher Qualifications)
  • Parent Engagement Policy (Home/School Compact)

Principal's Advisory Team (PAT) Announced

5th Grade

Ella Cruce, Mason Morris, Ephraim Jatau, Quinlan Crowley, Miah Omoike, Jack Dillingham, Giana Badami, and Addisen McNally.

6th Grade

Macy Doll, Milan Clemons, Mila Cucchiara, Brody Hawk, Brandon Stearns, Mitchel McBratney, Camden Noller, and Ariela Manaj.

7th Grade

Iman Elmi, Ana Enna, Evan Heater, Jillian Santi, Finley Pennington, and Meilani Seymour.

8th Grade

Montez Clemons, Macie Garland, Cole Duncan, Landon Delong, Tasneem Alkhaldi, Taryn Wiley-Hood, Toula Railsback, Elizabeth Webb, and Maggie McBratney.

Parents and students of PAT members:

Please look for an email this weekend regarding our schedule of meetings, transportation, etc.

Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences

Our Parent Teacher Conferences this November across the district will be conducted virtually through Google Meets. In order to access this, you can use a smart phone, tablet, or computer. If that isn't an option for your family, we can also schedule a phone call. We intend to send out sign up links next Friday. We will also issue a video showing you how to participate so that you don't experience technology obstacles the night of conferences.

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.

Barry Archery (Repeat)

Try-outs are coming up for those interested in joining our team. To sign up for a spot, follow this link.

October 15th - 16th | 6:00-9:00 pm | Barry Gym

Sign-up will take place with Signup Genius the week of Oct. 5th

Regular season runs October 27th - March 7th. Practice is 1 time per week.

Benefits of Archery

  • Improves balance and hand-eye coordination.
  • Increases focus and patience.
  • It’s a social sport in which students of any age and athletic ability can participate.
  • Is now a lettered sport in high school!
  • Practice includes conditioning, review and practice of 11 steps with stretch band, technique game, tournament style practice.

We are a NASP school. See for additional information.

For questions, please contact: Coach Platt at



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Stay Connected



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.

Parent Up

Parent Up is a campaign based in Clay, Platte, and Ray counties in and around Kansas City, Missouri. Parent Up strives to eliminate youth substance use. Their mission is to provide parents with the knowledge and resources they need to keep their children safe and healthy. Visit their website to learn 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:

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


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)


Please click on the following dates if you need to refer back to previous newsletters.

October 2nd

September 25th

September 18th

September 11th

September 4th

August 28th

August 21st

August 14th

August 7th

July 29th