Sunny Hill March Newsletter

Dr. Cynthia Armendáriz-Maxwell, Principal

March Important Dates

1 -Creative Drama Club 2:40pm

2 - Choir 2:45pm

4 - 5th Grade Basketball Game #1 at SH Boys & Girls 3:15pm

Mindfulness & Yoga Club 2:45pm

5 - 5th Grade Basketball Game #2 at SH Boys & Girls 3:15pm

Report Cards Open for Viewing in IC

8 - Virtual Speech Tournament 3:30-5:30pm

Meet the Teacher Scheduler OPENS for scheduling conferences

Creative Drama Club 2:40pm

9 - Choir 2:45pm

11 - 5th Grade Basketball Game #3 at SH Boys & Girls 3:15pm

Mindfulness & Yoga Club 2:45pm

12 - Parent University Workshop on Cancer Prevention 6:00pm via Zoom

15 - Creative Drama Club 2:40pm

14 - Meet the Teacher Scheduler CLOSES

17 - Parent-Teacher Conferences 4-8pm

18 - Parent-Teacher Conferences 3-7pm

19 - No School - Inservice Day

22-26 Spring Break

29 - Creative Drama Club 2:40pm

30 - Choir 2:45

Parent-Teacher Conferences: March 17th & March 18th, 2021

We look forward to sharing your student's progress at conferences on Wednesday, March 17th, 4:00-8:00 P.M. and Thursday, March 18th; 3:00-7:00 P.M. Students and Teachers have set academic goals using current curriculum based assessments: FastBridge data for Kindergarten and 1st Grade, and MAP reading and math data for 2nd-5th Grades. There will not be classes on Friday, March 19, 2021.


All Barrington220 elementary schools use the online Parent-Teacher Conference sign-up system, Meet the Teacher. This online system will be open March 8-March 14, 2021 for parents to sign-up for conferences.

Parent Guide-English

Parent Guide-Spanish

Spring Break: March 22-26, 2021

Barrington 220’s Spring Break will be March 22nd-26th. Enjoy this time with your family! We will welcome students back to classes on Monday, March 29th, 2021.


American History DAR Essay Contest Awards

Congratulations to Sunny Hill 5th Grade students that were recognized Sunday, February 21, 2021 via Zoom for their participation in the annual American History Essay Contest sponsored by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution!! Students that received a Certificate of Participation: Erik Carranza, Emmanuel Gonzalez, and Yaneli Ornelas.

5Essentials Survey required from the Illinois State Board of Education

Parents, this is your opportunity to evaluate Sunny Hill Elementary School according to five “essential” areas critical for school success. A full page letter with details was sent home on 2/15/21 regarding both the parent survey and the student survey. The online survey is open through April 2nd and is accessed by clicking here.


PLEASE NOTE: Because Barrington 220 is based in Lake County, choose "Lake" from the county drop down menu, then select our school. The survey data becomes part of each school’s Illinois School Report Card. Thank you for your participation in this important survey. We appreciate and value your feedback!

Information Regarding COVID-19 and B220 Schools


Please review this B220 Parent FAQ regarding contact tracing, close contacts, travel, etc.: English version.

Videos for Literacy Support by Parents/Guardians

The Teachers’ College Reading and Writing Project (TCRWP), creators of our reading and writing programs, have developed numerous videos for families and caregivers to bring more joy into literacy learning. We encourage parents and caregivers to watch these short videos. To access all videos created by TCRWP and additional resources, please refer to this link.


Annual B220 Speech Tournament: DATE and TIME CHANGE

Sunny Hill students have been practicing for the annual District-wide Speech Tournament! Thank you to the many Sunny Hill staff members that are supporting our students as Speech Coaches, Tournament Judges, or both! The Tournament will now be held on Monday, March 8th, 3:30-5:30PM via Zoom. Please contact Mrs. Benson-Morales, Mrs. Kapotas, or the Sunny Hill Main Office, 847-426-4232, if you would like to volunteer as a Tournament Judge.

COVID-19 Health Screening App Now Also Available in Spanish!

I am thrilled to announce that the health screening web app health.barrington220.org is available in Spanish! On the login page (and at the bottom of the questions page) just tap the language to toggle between English and Spanish. Many thanks to Hector Ontiveros, Yasmin Aceves, and Phil Hintz for this step towards equity.

Nurse Finegan, and Tiger students, Star in this Video!

Health Reminders Video by B220 Nurses: English

Nurse Notes ~ Ms. Finegan

COVID-19 vaccinations are starting to become available! If you or a family member is older than 65 years old or an essential worker, visit kanehealth.com and click on "COVID-19 Vaccine Information" to see where you can register for a vaccination.


Remember, if you or your child are experiencing any illness symptoms:

1. Do not send any of your children to school. Call the school nurse, Ms. Finegan at 847-844-4224 to determine when it is safe for all of them to return to school.

2. Call your doctor or have you or your child tested for COVID-19

3. Get lots of sleep!

4. Eat fruit or take vitamin C!

5. WASH your hands, WEAR your mask, and WATCH your distance!


If a parent/guardian has questions at any time, or if someone in your household tests positive, please contact the Nurse, Ms. Finegan, at 847-844-4224 or tfinegan@barrington220.org.

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) ~ Mr. De La Mora, Assistant Principal

As we continue to go through the hoops and loops of hybrid and remote learning, the social-emotional well-being of our students is one of our main priorities at Sunny Hill. As an extra tool to help students who might be struggling to cope with the difficulties that COVID-19 has provoked in our learning system, Barrington 220 has partnered with META. META is an online wellness platform for school counselors and students to connect for private and secure counseling. Sunny Hill students can connect using the META mobile app available on Apple or Android devices. After downloading the app, students can create an account and connect to school counselors via video, voice, and chat. All information is only accessible to the student and counselor. If you need more information about this helpful resource, please visit https://www.meta.app/B220/.



Sunny Hill students have been demonstrating kindness throughout February. They have made the effort to treat everyone, including themselves, respectfully and kindly. We are all very proud of them and as a reward, a grade-level basket raffle will be held on March 5th. We will let everyone know the details as the date comes closer. Thank you for all of your help at home. I am here to help you, and to give our students the opportunities to be the best version of themselves that they can be. Please do not hesitate to contact me at (847) 426-4232 or via email at edelamora@barrington220.org.

Food Service

Mondays:

  • B220 Meal Packs & POP Food Bags Pick-up

    • Time: 9:30-11:00am

    • Location: Pick-up by door 7 at Sunny Hill


Tuesdays:

  • Food Distribution at Willow Creek Care Center

    • Location: Care Center at Willow Creek

    • Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

    • New FOOD check-in process: Text the word "FOOD" to 224-427-3444 & follow the instructions in the reply. Text while you wait in line, or from home before you come. Limit of 2 visits per household per month.


Wednesdays:

  • B220 Meal Pack Home Delivery

    • NEW TIMES TO START WITH HYBRID 2.0: 9:00am and 1:00pm. Yazmin Aceves will let you know on which route your family is scheduled.

    • To sign-up or if you have any questions please contact Yazmin Aceves at yaceves@barrington220.org

  • Food Distribution at Willow Creek Care Center

    • Location: Care Center at Willow Creek

    • Time: 6:30-7:30pm

    • New FOOD check-in process: Text the word "FOOD" to 224-427-3444 & follow the instructions in the reply. Text while you wait in line, or from home before you come. Limit of 2 visits per household per month.


Thursdays:

  • Food Distribution at Willow Creek Care Center

    • Location: Care Center at Willow Creek

    • Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

    • New FOOD check-in process: Text the word "FOOD" to 224-427-3444 & follow the instructions in the reply. Text while you wait in line, or from home before you come. Limit of 2 visits per household per month.


Fridays: No Meal Distribution, Pick-up, or Delivery


Saturday:


  • Food Distribution at Willow Creek Care Center

    • Location: Care Center at Willow Creek

    • Time: 8:00-10:00am

    • New FOOD check-in process: Text the word "FOOD" to 224-427-3444 & follow the instructions in the reply. Text while you wait in line, or from home before you come. Limit of 2 visits per household per month.

Project Horsepower - Free Internet

Project Horsepower is available to those students who are eligible for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and who do not currently have full-priced Comcast Internet service at home (current Comcast Internet Essentials customers are welcome to apply). Persons who have Internet service through another provider (such as AT&T) are also welcome to apply, regardless of the level of service they currently have. If you're unsure of your Internet service status at home, simply apply, and Comcast will help to evaluate your application and will advise you of its findings. For more information please contact Joann Fullman(847) 842-3246, jfullman@barrington220.org for Spanish Hector Ontiveros (847) 842-3534, hontiveros@barrington220.org or see the Project Horsepower web page.


Virtual Backpack

Virtual Backpack is a place for Barrington 220 families to receive flyers and other information from the district and community organizations. Please check out our Sunny Hill Virtual Backpack.

The Principal's Newsletters are on our Sunny Hill web page!

Click the link here: Sunny Hill web page

Remember the three W’s: Wear your mask, Wash your hands, Watch your distance

Links to ALL staff video and screencast presentations from our first VIRTUAL Back to School Nights are on our Sunny Hill web page.