Barry Elementary December 1, 2023 Family Newsletter
Be a Leader. Be You. Be Barry.
We had a great week back from break. It included two of Barry's first music performances in 2nd and 3rd grade! Our students did an amazing job and we were so very proud of them. We can't wait for the upcoming week to focus on Habit 5, Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood, and the Pirate Rock Character Trait of Compassion. We also will get to welcome the High School Choir next Friday and celebrate our Leaders! Don't forget tomorrow is our Pancakes with Santa Event at Barry Elementary, $5 in advance, $6 at the door.
This week at Barry...
The Bucket Fillers Student Leadership Team needs shoe boxes for each classroom to create a positive bucket. If you have any extra shoe boxes to donate, we would appreciate it. We need them by Friday, December 8th.
Board of Education Member Filing
Persons wishing to file as candidates for election to the Board of Education of the Platte County R-3 School District must file (in accordance with Board Policy BBB) at the District Education Center located at 998 Platte Falls Road, Platte City, Missouri, 64079.
Filing opens on December 5, 2023, and will be open for all candidates at 8:00 am. Candidate filing will continue via the schedule below until its conclusion on December 26, 2023 at 5:00 pm. To make an appointment, contact Danielle Nickell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-858-5420.
- December 5, 2023, 8:00am to 4:00pm
- December 6-8, 2023, 8:00am to 4:00pm
- December 11-15, 2023, 8:00am to 4:00pm
- December 18-21, 2023, 8:00am to 4:00pm
- December 22, 2023, By Appointment Only
- December 26, 2023, 3:00pm to 5:00pm
There are two, 3-year terms to be elected at the General Municipal Election on April 2, 2024. Seats currently held by the following board members (in alphabetical order) are up for election: Doug Doll and Karen Bryant.
❄️ Winter Weather Information
Inclement Weather Planning
Please visit the Winter Weather Information page on the Parents Tab of the District website for information on recess and clothing considerations (there will be no outdoor recess when the wind chill is at 20 degrees or below), cancellations, two-hour delayed starts, how the District will notify families, and Y-Club info.
In the event of school cancellation or delayed start, PCR-3 will get that information out as early as possible through automated phone calls and text messages, the District website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, the District Hotline (816-858-2752), and local media.
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 the planned make up days for inclement weather, we will implement our Inclement Weather Virtual Learning Days.
Parents: To opt in to receive texts, please text the word "YES" to 67587.
In the event of a school cancellation or delay, we will implement one of the following plans:
- Plan A (No School and No Remote Learning)
- Plan B (No School, No Y-Club, No Remote Learning)
- Plan C (Two-Hour Delayed Start) - NO SCHOOL Great Beginnings
- Plan D (Inclement Weather Virtual Learning Day) - Click here for more information
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, but if we go past the planned make up days for inclement weather, we will implement our Inclement Weather Virtual Learning Days or AMI (Alternative Methods of Instruction).
Repeated: But Still Important
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!
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? 🎁
💬 We Value Your Input: Parent Survey Open until Dec. 3
We are conducting our annual parent survey and ThoughtExchange to gather feedback on strengths of the District, as well as areas to consider for growth. Your input is important and will be considered when making future decisions.
If you have not already completed the survey, we ask that you complete the survey by clicking here. We will close the survey on Sunday, December 3, 2023. Thank you in advance for your feedback!
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: Compassion(December)
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.
Leader in Me connections to Compassion:
- Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood
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!
🕐 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.