Life on the Prairie
February 28, 2023
March 22nd and 23rd . . . Parent-Teacher Conferences
March 24th - April 2nd . . . Spring Break . . . No School
Click here to see all of the activities going on at Prairie.
News You Can Use
Parent University Opportunity -- Raising Middle School Kids in the Digital Age
Barrington 220 is hosting a Parent University on raising middle school kids in the digital age. The focus will be on the unique opportunities and challenges of technology in the early teenage years.
This event will be held Monday, March 6, 2023, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The format will be a Zoom meeting.
Click here for more information and to register for the event.
Rescheduled New BHS Parent Discussion
7th and 8th Grade PTO Socials at Main Event Have Been Rescheduled
The 7th grade social has been rescheduled for March 10th.
The 8th grade social has been rescheduled for April 28th.
If you had previously signed up your student, you do not need to do anything. If your student was not previously registered, you can do so here.
If you have questions or would like to cancel your registration, please contact our PTO VP Lisa Witek at: email@example.com.
Morning Arrival Time
We have been seeing an uptick in students arriving late to first hour in recent weeks. In order to begin our school day effectively, we ask all students to be in their first period classes by 8:52 AM.
Bus Riders: Students arriving late to school on the bus will be provided a tardy pass to class without penalty.
Parent Drop Off: Students arriving late to school via parent drop off will be provided a pass to class. However, students will be marked tardy.
Any student accruing 3 tardies or more will be assigned a lunch detention. Each additional tardy will result in subsequent consequences. We reviewed this procedure with our students during lunches last week and ask for your partnership in ensuring students arrive to school each day with an appropriate amount of time to make it to class by 8:52 AM.
Prairie Writes On!
Click this link for some amazing, creative writing by Prairie students. Submissions are open now through March for the Spring (April/May) issue.
Please see the submission requirements in the issue or email Mrs. Carolyn Turcotte at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Looking for an 8th Grade Dance Committee
Are you interested in helping to plan the 8th Grade Dance? This involves picking a theme, setting up the decor, and creating a really fun night for our students. If interested, email Lisa Witek at email@example.com.
Spread the Word to Incoming 6th Grade Families
PTO Volunteer Opportunities for the 2023-24 School Year
Interested in helping with PTO programming next year? Please use this link to let us know. We appreciate all of our volunteers!
Welcome Detective Recinos!
Notes From Our Counselors
Please click here to read about upcoming state-required, age-appropriate lessons relating to sexual abuse prevention. These lessons are aimed at providing students the tools they need to improve personal safety, confidence and advocacy skills.
If you are in need of support, help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, call 988: https://988lifeline.org
Call: 844-4-SAFEIL (723345)
Text: SAFE2 (72332)
Sarah Lloyd- 6th grade counselor: 847-756-2523 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jenny Godinez- 7th grade counselor 847-756-2522 email@example.com
Melissa Kehoe- 8th grade counselor 847-756-2526 firstname.lastname@example.org
Monica Santiago- Bilingual counselor 847-756-2630 email@example.com
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