Sunny Hill May Newsletter

Dr. Cynthia Armendáriz-Maxwell, Principal

May Important Dates

3 - 5th Grade Camp Duncan Trip

Station bound band rehearsals

4 - IAR Testing Grades 3-5

Prairie bound band rehearsals

5 - IAR Testing Grades 3-5

6 - IAR Testing Grades 3-5

7 - 5th Grade Band Spring Fest Performance at BHS

Parent University via Zoom 6:30-8:30pm

10 - IAR Testing Grades 3-5

11 - IAR Testing Grades 3-5

Choir & Orchestra Concert at 6:30pm

12 - IAR Testing Grades 3-5

15 - Barrington Giving Day

18 - 5th Grade Track Meet

21 - Field Day

24 - Senior Walk

26 - 5th Grade Recognition at 1:00pm

28 - Last Day of School

Report cards go home

31 - Barrington 220 Closed for Memorial Day


Clubs and Activities

GEMS Club - Mondays at 3:00pm

Creative Drama Club - Mondays at 3:00pm

Track Practice - Mondays & Fridays 2:45-3:20pm

Choir - Tuesdays at 3:00pm

Mindfulness & Yoga Club - Thursdays at 2:50pm

Techno Tigers Club - Thursdays at 3:00pm

ABC Countdown!

Feel free to join in on the school spirit fun with our ABC Countdown calendar; which began with the letter “A” on April 23rd with Art Day, and will end with the letter “Z” on May 28th with Zip up your backpacks and Zoom Out!

Attention Families! Important - Material Return Requested!

During this school year, we have sent many materials home with our students to support distance learning, including books, science materials, and math manipulatives/materials (i.e. blocks, place value chips, etc). In May, we will be taking inventory of our classroom materials to determine what we need for the 2021-2022 school year.


To help us be fiscally responsible in this process, please help your child gather and return all classroom materials to your classroom teacher when they are no longer used. Thank you for your partnership!

Field Day Week & Field Day, 2021


  • We will have a week of Field Day activities for remote students from Monday, May 17th - Friday, May 21st. Instructions will be shared by Mr. Cortez and Mr. King via Seesaw.
  • In-person students will participate in Field Day with their classroom cohorts with social distancing on May 21st. Please remember to send your in-person student to school on Field Day wearing sunscreen, and also send a water bottle labeled with your child’s name.
  • If you have questions, please email Mr. Cortez at tcortez@barrington220.org or Mr. King at bking@barrington220.org.

5th Grade Camp Duncan, May 3rd for both in-person & remote students

As was shared in the April Principal Newsletter, and via details sent home via email to 5th Grade Parents, Camp Duncan will be hosting a virtual and an in-person learning celebration for our students on May 3rd. Students are able to elect to attend a virtual outdoor or an in-person outdoor learning experience from 9:00 AM- 4:30 PM. We sent home a Google Form permission slip for parents to let us know if your child will participate in the virtual camp or the in-person camp.


The school bus for in-person camp will leave Sunny Hill at 8:00, so all 5th Graders attending in-person must arrive at school by 7:50AM on May 3rd.

5th Grade Recognition, 2021: May 27th, 1:00, outside on the blacktop

Fifth Grade families, please join us as we honor our fabulous 5th Grade students, socially distanced, outside on the blacktop! Decorations provided by PTO. Please contact PTO if you are able to volunteer with decorating! sunnyhillpto@hotmail.com


Detailed information will be sent home directly from 5th Grade teachers.

Required State Assessment ~ IAR

As has been explained in a detailed letter sent home, IAR testing will occur at Sunny Hill for all 3rd-5th grade students May 4th through May 6th. As this assessment is not available to be administered remotely, parents of distance learning students received a Google Form, via email, to let us know if their students will come to school and participate in this assessment.

Required State Assessment ~ ACCESS

As has been explained in a detailed letter sent home, ACCESS testing will occur at Sunny Hill for all English learner students May 17th through May 21st. As this assessment is not available to be administered remotely, parents of distance learning students received a Google Form, via email, to let us know if their students will come to school and participate in this assessment.

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

As we finish up this challenging school year, I am reminded of all the great support and help our Tigers receive from their families and our staff at Sunny Hill. We are very much invested in supporting the overall needs of our students and are already preparing many projects for the next school year. During the month of April, all of our Tigers coming in-person had the opportunity to move through station rotations where they reviewed all-school expectations in different locations, such as the classroom, hallway, lunch, recess, bathrooms, and arrival/dismissal. They did an excellent job and have been following our 3 Be’s: Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible. By following these expectations, students can earn PAWS to be exchanged in our PAWS Store. Students in remote classes are also expected to be following our 3 Be’s and can also earn PAWS to exchange in our PAWS Store, please see our Distance Learning Matrix for our Positive Actions Within Sunny Hill.


Thank you for all of your help! I am here to help give our students the opportunities to be the best version of themselves that they can be. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me at (847) 426-4232 or via email at edelamora@barrington220.org.

Nurse Notes ~ Ms. Finegan

Help us continue to keep everyone safe with in-person learning! It is very important that you do not send your child to school with any illness symptoms. If you are unsure if you should send your child, call the nurse, Ms. Finegan at 847-844-4224. If your child is ill, ALL children living in the same house must stay home from school.


If your child develops any symptoms during the school day, your child (and any children from the same household) will be sent home immediately. Please have a plan in place for your child to be picked up promptly if they become ill!


If a parent has questions at any time they are encouraged to communicate directly with the Nurse, Ms. Finegan, at tfinegan@barrington220.org or 847-844-4224.

Appreciation Days, 2021

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week - May 3rd-7th, 2021

Please join me in expressing gratitude to the amazing Sunny Hill Teachers and Staff that celebrate both academic growth and social-emotional development of our Tigers every day! Keep an eye out for details sent home by our Sunny Hill PTO.


National School Nurse Day - May 12, 2021

Barrington 220 salutes school nurses for positively impacting the health and well-being of students. Please join me in thanking our Tiger Nurse Finegan for all she does to support Sunny Hill students, staff, and community!


PTO Appreciation

Please join me in expressing gratitude for the important and tireless support that our PTO provided to Sunny Hill students and staff while distance learning, concurrently learning, remote, or in-person!

Last Day of Classes - May 28th

The final day of school will be Friday, May 28th.

COVID-19 Vaccine Available to all IL Residents


All Illinois residents age 16 and older are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Remember, however, that eligibility does not mean availability. It will take time for everyone to have an appointment available to them. Families and high school students interested in making an appointment can visit the following websites to register:


Next School Year

The first day of classes for the 2021-2022 school year will be as listed below. Please keep your eye out for Barrington220 school district emails, that will be sent home throughout the summer, relative to instructional models per COIVD-19 health safety guidelines.


  • 1st-5th Grade: Friday, August 20th
  • Kindergarten: Tuesday, August 24th

Food Service

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.


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!

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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.