The Bear Bulletin
A Message from Principal Robertson
I hope this letter finds you all healthy and doing well. Our second marking period is well under way and we are in the homestretch of the year 2023.
This month, we say farewell to our staff development teacher, Ms. Nora Nasser. She is retiring effective January 1st. Ms. Nasser has led our school improvement work here at Barnsley and most recently she has stepped in to support one of our fourth grade classes. She will be missed and we wish her all the best in her new adventure. Her position will be posted in the spring and filled for the FY25 school year.
This month we are looking forward to some exciting events including our Scholastic Winter Book Fair (December 12th-16th) and our annual Winter Break Spirit Week. Keep scrolling for more information about these two events.
December is a time for many family celebrations and holidays. I hope you all have a joyous and special holiday season with plenty of time to relax and enjoy family and friendships.
Please stay safe and healthy and remember- We are a school family and Barnsley Bears C.A.R.E.!
Important Calendar Reminders
Friday, December 1st: Make-Up Pictures for Staff & Students
Tuesday, December 5th: PTA Meeting, Media Center/Virtual, 7:00 pm
Monday, December 11th-Friday, December 15th: Scholastic Winter Book Fair
Tuesday, December 12th: Kindergarten Field Trip to Imagination Stage
Wednesday, December 13th: Family Book Fair Night 6:00-8:00 PM
Monday, December 18th-Friday, December 22nd: LVBES Winter Spirit Week'
Monday, December 25th-Monday, January 1st: WINTER BREAK; NO SCHOOL FOR STAFF AND STUDENTS; OFFICES CLOSED
Tuesday, January 2nd: Non-Instructional Day for Staff & Students
Wednesday, January 3rd: 1st Day of School after Winter Break
Congratulations to our Bears_C.A.R.E. Award Winners for November
Stay Connected with MCPS During Inclement Weather
Scholastic Winter Book Fair
The Barnsley Book Fair is back from Dec 11-15, 9 am-4 pm, featuring "A Minion Reasons We Love to Read." Join us for Family Night on Dec 13th with extended hours.
Your book purchases support our library.
Book fair sign up genius volunteering form:
Winter Spirit Week
PTA Meeting Information
Please join us for our in person or virtual December PTA meeting on Tuesday, December 5th in our media center from 7:00-8:00 PM. Please see virtual meeting information below.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 838 1784 5937
Holiday Grab & Go Bags for LVBES Staff
It is that time of year. We need your help with our annual Grab n' Go Holiday Bags for our Barnsley Staff! We will begin collecting the bags Wed December 13th through Monday December 18th. The bags will be distributed by to the staff on Tuesday December 19th. If you are interested in helping with this fun tradition, please see this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0844AAA92FA0F49-46535731-grab
Two new sessions of Chess Club are coming:
1. Monday afternoons, beginning November 27th; registration is open now
2. Wednesday mornings, beginning December 20th; registration will open on December 11th
Sign up for one or both!