Barclay Bulletin

John Barclay Elementary School - May 6, 2014

Important Dates and Events

May 7 Kindergarten Visitation

May 8 Grade 6 Field Trip to Peace Valley (Mr. A'Harrah's class)

May 12 Family Fun Night - Ice Cream Social and Book Fair (7:00pm)

May 13 - 15 Book Fair (9:05am - 3:30pm)

May 14 Home & School Meeting (7:00pm in library)

May 15 Boomerang Nominations Due - Asset #32 Planning and Decision-Making

May 15 Market Day (4:15 - 5:15pm)

May 16 Pretzel Day

May 17 Family Fun Night - Phillies Game (Citizen's Bank Park)

May 21 Dress Your Best Day

May 21 Spring Concert (7:00pm Tamamend Middle School)

May 21 Grade 6 Tamanend Orientation

May 23 Grade 2 Field trip to Churchville Nature Center

May 23 Grade 5 Field trip to Constitution Center

May 26 NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day Holiday

May 28 Grade 4 Field trip to Keswick Theatre

May 30 Spirit Day & Pretzel Day

Barclay Biz

  • The CB Cluster report card meetings were held in all three Clusters (East, West, South) this past month. Parents posed great questions and learned about the new report card coming out next year from the committee, our superintendent Dr. Weitzel, and principals. Parents also learned about how the final product has been shaped by research on learning, CB teachers, CB parents, and even consultation with area districts along the way.


  • The third Barclay Charity Art Gala “Spring Into Giving” held on April 29th was a rousing success! Kids and parents were able to view wonderful creations of student art work around our walking gallery throughout the school. In addition, we raised a lot of support for Mrs. Newfield’s family as well as the Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund. Exact figures are still being tabulated as the final items are being picked up and paid for by the winning bidders. THANK YOU to everyone for bidding in the live and silent auctions, contributing toward the Lego contest, buying bracelets, buying snacks and drinks, and supporting the 5th grade cake sale. This multi-faceted approach not only helped raise funds in a creative, fun fashion but allowed many students to help make it happen.


  • Please have your students dress their best for the next Barclay concert. They looked fantastic at the winter holiday concert and sing-along. The next Barclay concert is Wednesday, May 21st.

Spring Fair

THANK YOU to everyone who helped to pull off a successful Barclay Spring Fair! The farm theme brought some added fun for everyone. Kids and families had a blast!