Barry Elementary November 16, 2023 Family Newsletter
This week at Barry...
Be a Leader. Be You. Be Barry.
We hope everyone has a relaxing weekend, and wonderful Thanksgiving with your family & friends! We will not be sending a newsletter out next week due to the shortness of the week. Reminder: NO SCHOOL Wednesday, November 22 - Friday, November 24!!
Enjoy your time with your family and friends!
Thank you for partnering with us in your child's education!
Santa Pancake Breakfast 🎅🥞
Get ready for a festive treat! Our annual Santa Pancake Breakfast is just around the corner, and we invite you to kick off the holiday season with a morning of joy, laughter, and delicious treats.
Date: December 2nd Time: 8:00-10:30 Location: Barry Elementary School Cafeteria
- $5 in advance
- $6 at the door
What's in store for you: Pictures with Santa Claus Fluffy Pancakes Savory Sausage Refreshing Orange Juice
Join us in spreading holiday cheer by crafting heartfelt cards for your teachers. Sign, share warm wishes, and express gratitude as we create a memorable moment together. This is a wonderful opportunity for families to come together, enjoy a delightful breakfast, and capture those special moments with Santa. Hope to see you there!
Repeated: But Still Important
Highway 92 Schools Recruitment Day! 🏫
Highway 92 Recruiting Event - December 9 at T-Shotz
There’s a place for you in education! Three exceptional school districts along the Highway 92 corridor are coming together for a special recruitment event, and we want YOU to be a part of it! Platte County, Smithville, and Kearney School District are all actively seeking passionate individuals to join our teams. We’re accepting applications for teaching openings for the upcoming school year. Paraprofessional, substitute, custodian, and maintenance roles are available now.
Connect with representatives, learn about their unique cultures, and explore the wonderful opportunities that await you. Take your first step towards shaping the future of our students.
Need a Gift Idea? 🎁
Information from the Art Room 🎨
Information from the Choir Director 🎶
Upcoming Grade Level Concerts!
💬 WE WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Please Complete the Parent Survey by Dec. 3
Instead of a full parent survey conducted once in the fall of each year, we will be dividing our survey into cycles and asking for your feedback more often.
- For this first cycle, you'll start with up to 20 quick parent survey questions regarding your student's academics, special services, and sense of belonging.
- Then you'll be asked to share feedback (thoughts) on these specific topics (academics, special services, and sense of belonging). The next cycle will focus on other topics.
During Parent/Teacher conferences, we will encourage parents to take this survey. You can complete the survey by clicking on the link below or using the QR code. Thank you in advance for your feedback!
Toiletry Drive 🧻
📲 Have You Opted In to Receive Text Notifications from PCR-3?
School Messenger is our automated phone calling and text notification system. We use this system to notify parents quickly for sudden changes in schedules due to emergencies, school cancellations, or just important school announcements.
If you aren't receiving the District's text reminders and notifications and would like to opt in to receive these, simply text "YES" to 67587. Standard text messaging rates apply.
❄️ Winter Weather Information
Click here for information on school cancellations/modifications due to inclement weather, how the District will notify parents, as well as information on recess, Y Club, and Inclement Weather Virtual Learning Days. As a reminder, PCR-3 will implement traditional inclement weather days (no school and no virtual learning), until we reach a threshold that would push the school year past Memorial Day. We will make those days up per our academic calendar, and if we go past our planned make up days for inclement weather, we will implement our Inclement Weather Virtual Learning Days.
Barry News Network
🛑 Bullying and Safety Concerns: Online Reporting System
Safety is one of our district’s top priorities, and to help safeguard our school community, our District uses Safe Schools Alert, a tip reporting service by Vector Solutions, that allows students, staff, and parents to submit safety concerns to our administration.
You and your child can easily report tips on bullying, harassment, or any safety issue you're concerned about through this online reporting system. On the homepage of the District website (www.plattecountyschooldistrict.com) and on each school building's homepage there is a Safe Schools quicklink which links to the reporting tool. Every tip Vector Solutions receives about our District is immediately logged in the system and our administration is notified so that they can investigate and take appropriate action. Tips may also be submitted anonymously if you prefer. Together, we can make our District a safer place to learn.
Lunch Sign Ups and Menus 🍕
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.
🏴☠️ Pirates ROCK Character Trait: CITIZENSHIP (November)
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.
November's #PiratesROCK trait is CITIZENSHIP: providing service and duty to your community.
Leader in Me connections to CITIZENSHIP:
- Habit 1: Be Proactive - You are in charge of you.
- Habit 4: Think Win-Win - Find ways where everyone can win.
- Habit 6: Synergize - Work together to do better.
Character Strong connections to CITIZENSHIP:
- Social Awareness
Please visit our Barry School Store website!
We are excited for our students to start working for our Barry'd Treasures School Store. They will gain valuable real-world experience in the areas of teamwork, responsibility, leadership, and customer service as they learn lifelong skills! All proceeds from the store will directly benefit the students and the school.
✔ Join the PTA!
📆 Upcoming Events
November 22-24: No School, Thanksgiving Break
November 29: 2nd (5:30pm) and 3rd Grade (6:30pm) Music Program
December 14: 5th grade (5:30pm) and Choir (6:30pm) Music Program
December 20: 1st Semester Ends
December 20: 3-Hour Early Dismissal (12:50 for Elementary)
December 21: January 2: No School, Winter Break
December 21: Skate Night 6-8pm
🕐 School Hours of Operation
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.