Sunny Hill December Newsletter

Dr. Cynthia Armendariz-Maxwell, Principal

December Important Dates

11 - BPAC Technology in Barrington 6:00-8:00 pm

12 - Barrington Giving Day (by invitation only)

14 - GEMS Club via Zoom de 2:45-3:45 pm

Dec 23 through Jan 6 - Winter Vacation

Jan 7 - Classes Resume via Zoom

Sunny Hill Library's Curbside Pick-up of library books to check out!

All 2nd - 5th grade students are able to check out library books to read at home! Simply follow the steps listed below:


1. Students request library books from the Sunny Hill Library by placing them on Hold

via Destiny. We have practiced this in Library class.

2. The holds will be processed by library staff once a week. Staff will wear gloves and

masks.

3. The books will be checked out to the student, sealed in a bag, and marked with the date

and student name.

4. The labeled bags will be placed on a table in the lobby of the school.

5. Parents/Guardians will be emailed that the books are ready for pick up. Please do not

come to pick up books until you receive this email.

6. Any bags not picked up after 10 days will be removed from the lobby, checked in, and

reshelved.

7. When you come to pick up new books, previously checked out library books may be

returned and placed in quarantine bins in the lobby.



Also for 2nd - 5th graders: Ebooks are available 24 hours a day in the Sora app on our student iPads.

Thank you, Sunny Hill PTO!

Our Sunny Hill PTO organized a Thanksgiving Parade throughout the Sunny Hill neighborhoods! It was absolutely fabulous to see so many Tiger students and families smiling, laughing, and cheering!

2nd-5th Graders' Bluetooth keyboards!

A huge THANK YOU is given to the following fabulous philanthropic groups for their generous donations of brand new cordless Bluetooth keyboards to support our students' academic growth and development during the distance learning format! A huge shout-out also goes to Mrs. Lori Ford, our Sunny Hill Extended Specialist, for her work on this project!


all 2nd Graders: Barrington Junior Women's Club

all 3rd-5th Graders: Barrington Breakfast Rotary

Barrington Youth & Family Services

Barrington Youth & Family Services offers parent support in both English and Spanish. Some of the included topics are listed below. If you have question please contact maria.santiago@barringtonbyfs.org.

  • How to better/improve relationships with your children during COVID

  • Topics on family mental health

  • Topics on depression, anxiety, anger management, family problems, managing emotions, social skills

Winter Wonderfest at Barrington High School: December 11th - 13th

The BHS Fine Arts Department's Winter Wonderfest will feature an extensive light show set to music, live outdoor performances, video projections on the side of the building, fun winter-themed decorations celebrating B220 clubs and groups, and a live tree decorated for each school in our district. We expect Sunny Hill's tree to be the loveliest!


Everything will be experienced from the safety of your own car. Tickets can be purchased through the BHS online Box Office Link. For Sunny Hill families only: enter the code "trifecta" for a free ticket! Please call the Sunny Hill Main Office if you have questions. You will notice that tickets are spaced in 15 minute increments as we anticipate wide community interest and we want to make sure Winter Wonderfest is enjoyable and safe.

Barrington Giving Day - December 12th

This year Barrington Giving Day will be held on Saturday December 12th. Due to COVID-19 the procedure will be very different. The event organizers sent an email with detailed information to eligible families at the main email address listed in Infinite Campus. For more information, or if you would like to sign up as a Volunteer, please see the web site at http://www.barringtongivingday.org/.

Winter Break December 23rd - January 6th

While emergency circumstances can cause your student to be gone for an extended period of time, we encourage all students to attend classes each day during distance learning. Winter break begins Wednesday, December 23rd with classes resuming Thursday, January 7th.

Nurse Notes ~ Ms. Finegan

COVID-19 cases are rising rapidly in our community. Take ANY illness symptoms seriously. If anyone in your household begins showing any illness symptoms:

1. Have the individual showing symptoms get tested for COVID-19.

2. If the test is positive, ALL household members should quarantine.

3. Wait 5 days from when the positive individual started showing symptoms to test the rest of the household members.

4. If household members come out negative, they should still quarantine for 14 days since the last exposure to the positive individual.

5. If any household member develops symptoms, even after they tested negative, they should call their doctor to see if they should get tested again.

There is free daily testing available at the Arlington Heights Racetrack (2000 W Euclid Ave, Arlington Heights, IL) from 8:00am – 4:00pm. There is normally a very long wait – Arrive early in the day to ensure that you get a test!


If someone in your household tests positive, or if you have any questions, please contact the Nurse, Ms. Finegan, at 847-844-4224 or tfinegan@barrington220.org.

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


Hello Sunny Hill Families,

Last month, we shared our Distance Learning Matrix for our Positive Actions Within Sunny Hill (PAWS) program. There you can find the school expectations for all of our students. These expectations are constantly addressed by teachers and students during distance learning to help students be successful. If you have had the chance to see our school morning announcements, we have been highlighting some of the most relevant expectations, such as “Utilize digital platforms with their intended purpose,” and “Use learning tools appropriately.” These two expectations are especially important due to the nature of our current learning environment, and for all of our students to Be responsible, Be respectful, and Be safe. School and families must work together supervising the correct use of our Tigers’ learning tools. Thank you for all of your help! 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

  • 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.