Life on the Prairie

September 2, 2022

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Important Dates

9/6 . . . 6th Grade Back to School Night

9/7 . . . 7th and 8th Grade Back to School Night

9/16 . . . 6th Grade Social

9/20 and 9/22 . . . MAP testing

9/29 . . . Picture Retake Day

News You Can Use

Back to School Nights

We look forward to welcoming our parents back to school. This year we have two Back to School Nights scheduled:

6th grade will take place on Tuesday, September 6th.

7th and 8th grades will take place on Wednesday, September 7th.

Please read the above links for the evenings' schedules.

Welcome Back to a New School Year!

We want to share the topics that the school counselors will be covering this year. Each grade level counselor will go into the classroom to do Social Emotional Lessons (SEL) with the students. These lessons will cover a variety of themes such as respect, team building, problem solving and empathy. Some of the other topics we cover are bullying, positive mental health and the state mandated Erin’s Law (child sexual abuse awareness). If you would like to opt-out of the Erin’s Law curriculum, please submit this form to your grade level counselor.

Our approach is to teach students to make positive healthy choices for themselves. These lessons will occur throughout the school year. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s grade level counselor. We are looking forward to a great year!

Sarah Lloyd- 6th grade counselor: 847-756-2523

Jenny Godinez- 7th grade counselor 847-756-2522

Melissa Kehoe- 8th grade counselor 847-756-2526

Monica Santiago- Bilingual counselor 847-756-2630

BStrong's Tuesday Tips provide wonderful resources for parents and caregivers. You can view or sign up for their weekly newsletter here.

New Ipad Tips and Tricks

We had a successful ipad rollout for our students this week. You can find reminders about how to keep your ipads in tip-top shape as well as find troubleshooting help here.

2022 Fall Athletic Information

Please click here for the 2022 fall athletic information.

Parking Lot Procedures

Student Arrival Procedures

Students arriving to school via the BUS will enter through Door #2 (300-Wing), Door #3A (New 6th Grade 900-Wing) and Door #4 (400/500-Wing). Students will be granted permission to disembark the school bus by a staff member no earlier than 8:40 AM.

Students that are being dropped off by CAR should arrive no earlier than 8:30 AM. Car drop-off will occur in front of the building along the long curb. Once on property, cars turn left and stack a single file line through the parking lot making their way patiently toward the concrete sidewalk. We ask that cars pull all the way forward as much as possible and then drop students at the sidewalk alongside the building. Once dropped off at school, students will proceed either to their lockers or to the Commons.

Once you are at the curb, please have your student exit the car immediately so as to keep the traffic flowing. While the weather is nice, students are welcome to hang out on the sidewalk until the doors open.

Student Dismissal Procedures

Students who are riding the BUS after school will be directed to a live updated bus map, which displays where their assigned bus route is parked in our new bus lanes.

Individuals picking up students at the end of the day should follow the same procedures as morning drop off above. Once on property, cars turn left and stack a single file line through the parking lot making their way patiently towards the concrete sidewalk along the building. We ask that cars pull all the way forward as much as possible. After picking up students, we ask that traffic needing to travel eastbound toward Route 14 exit at the stop light, while traffic needing to travel westbound use the ELC exit. Please see the hyperlinked map for reference.

Staff will be outside assisting in the flow of traffic should you have questions.

A Message from our District’s Family School Liaison

Welcome to the 22-23 school year! Whether you have a new student, or have been part of the Sunny Hill community for years, the beginning of the school year can be an overwhelming time. As a new or returning family, it might be helpful to know Barrington 220's Mission Statement to: “Empower personal excellence in every learner”.

With that being said, my name is Ruth Estrada and I am delighted to serve as the District Family School Liaison for Barrington 220. It is my desire to ensure that you have access to as much information as possible to improve the mission statement and work collaboratively to best support your student(s). As the school year begins, you may have encountered many questions. If that is the case please feel free to contact me directly.

Ruth Estrada

847-842-3565 ǀ

Thank you

Picture Day Information

School Picture Day was August 26th. You will be able to select your image for your yearbook (please remember to do so before it’s selected for you), and all orders will be delivered to your home. To view and order photos from Picture Day: You’ll receive an email when your images are ready to view online. Or, you can search for them at shortly after photos are taken. If you need further assistance, contact VIP at Retakes will occur on September 29th.

PTO Spiritwear Orders Due Today

Today is the last day to order from the PTO spiritwear store.

Save the Date for the 6th Grade Social

The 6th Grade Social will occur on Friday, September 16th, 3:45-5:00. We invite parents to assist in making this event great by signing up to donate food or volunteer to help. Please click on the Sign Up Genius to review the available options. All items donated can be dropped off at Prairie on September 15th or the morning of September 16th.

Dine and Share at Chick-fil-A Deer Park

Wednesday, September 14th, 5 - 7 PM

Mention Prairie and a portion of the proceeds will be donated back to the school.

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