St. Barnabas Elementary School

November 5th

Principal's Corner

Happy Friday!

Just a few reminders..

  • Flu season is upon us! As per the NY Department of Health, it is a requirement that all PK-FA and 3K-FA children receive an Influenza vaccine between July 1 and December 31 of the current school year. Flyers are attached below in the PK section of this newsletter.

  • K-8 students will have an 11:30AM dismissal on Wednesday, November 10th. It is a FULL day of school for PK students.

  • School will be closed on Thursday, November 11th in observance of Veteran's Day.

  • Late registration for the TACHS begins at 9 AM on 11/12 and closes on 11/14 at 11:59 PM. Parents may register via telephone or online. Late registration is only for students who missed the deadline to register on Oct. 24th.

  • Our Dine to Donate school fundraiser will be held on November 15th. Please see the attached flyer below for more details. Thank you for supporting our school!


    Beginning Monday, November 1, 2021 - Ending Monday, November 22, 2021

    As another yearly tradition, SBES has collected cans of vegetables, gravy jars, boxes of pasta, stuffing and cereals, etc. for the needy in our community. Through the generosity of our families, our Main Lobby is always filled with baskets of food as we "Stop and Give Thanks" for all our blessings and help those less fortunate!

  • The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to SBES on November 15th until November 19th. A flyer was sent home with all students on November 1st. A letter from Mrs. Cruz regarding the fair with additional details has been attached below.

  • If your child is going to be absent, please contact the teacher and the main office directly. Additionally, all PK absences should be reported to our UPK admin, Mrs. Rivera, at A complete list of all teachers and their email addresses, should you need them, can be found on the school website. Upon return, an absence note is required. The complete absence policy can be seen below.

  • On Sunday, you will receive a Google Health Survey. Please complete the form either Sunday evening or Monday morning BEFORE your child(ren) arrive to school. There will be one form for PreK and one form for K-8. Each child must have a form completed. Please scroll down for more details.

  • Pre-k parents should scroll down to see the weekly newsletter for their child's class along with parent workshops that are being offered in October and November. The lunch menu for November has been attached below as well.

Should you need to reach me for anything, please email me at or call (718) 324-1088.

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A FREE dress down day will be earned for all K - 8 students once our school Instagram page reaches 500 followers! Follow us today at @be_barnabas to catch a glimpse of all the amazing things happening in our classrooms.

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Upcoming Dates...

November -

5th - End of 1st Quarter!

10th - 11:30AM Dismissal (K-8), Full day for PK.

11th - No school! Happy Veteran's Day.

12th- Report cards released.

15th - Dine to Donate Fundraiser from 4PM to 10PM....Scholastic Book Fair Begins!

16th - 11:30AM Dismissal for PK - 8 students, there WILL be afterschool for preregistered students.

Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences (12:30PM - 4:30PM l 5PM - 7PM)

More information will be sent home next week.

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Please use the link below to access the newsletters for the week of November 5th.

Scholastic Book Fair


If your child's temperature is 100 degrees Fahrenheit or more or they exhibit any other signs of illness (symptoms other than COVID), then your child must stay home and see a doctor. A medical note of clearance with an alternate diagnosis must be provided to return to school even after one day of absence. If COVID is suspected, or your child presents symptoms of COVID, a negative PCR test must be submitted in order to return to school.

All PK absence emails should be sent to your child's teacher and our UPK admin, Mrs. Rivera (

Physicals and Immunizations

As a reminder, every student must have an updated physical on file each school year. ALL students must have up-to-date immunization records and a physical exam form completed each school year. For convenience, all forms are linked below. Please note that all NYC Pre-K students, under the age of 5 by December 31, 2021, will need to have a current flu vaccine on file. For those students that require an inhaler, or other medications such as an epipen, to be administered in school, I have linked the medical administration forms.

Immunization Requirements

Medical Administration Form - Epipen

Medical Administration Form - Asthma

Required Physical Exam Form (must be completed yearly)

After School- Registration now closed

After School Program- Please be sure to send a small snack. Program ends at 5:45pm. Late pickup will incur an additional fee ($1/ minute).

If you have registered for after school and have indicated that you will use the service TBD- please be sure to send an email on Sunday to your child's teacher and to the main office so that we can plan accordingly.

PK After Care students should be sent with a change of clothes and/or an extra pull-up just in case.

Grades K-8 pick up at the Cafeteria entrance located on 241st street near the main entrance to the school. PreK- pick up at the auditorium doors.

Billing--- All families should have received their first bill. Please note that September's charges were spread out throughout October- May.

COVID Weekly Health Screening

All School Employees, Children and Essential Visitors will need to complete a daily health self-check by answering the questions listed below and by taking their own temperatures each day prior to entering the school or being on the school property. A parent or guardian is responsible for completing the weekly screening on behalf of their child(ren). If you answer YES to any of these questions on any given day, your child may not enter the school building. Contact a medical professional for guidance and notify the school principal. For students with chronic illness, only new symptoms or symptoms worse than baseline should be used to fulfill symptom-based exclusion criteria. By completing and submitting the weekly form, you acknowledge that you read the above will comply with all requirements and received the attached updated daily checklist that you will complete it each week for your child (ren) for the 2021-2022 School Year.

Each week you will be required to complete the Weekly Health Self-Screening Google Form on behalf of your child(ren) before entering the school building Monday mornings.

Surveys should be completed Sunday evening or Monday mornings by 7am.

Lunch at SBES- Kindergarten- Grade 8

St. Barnabas Elementary School has partnered with Division Food Service Management and for the managing of our lunch pre- order service and payments for the 2021-2022 school year. Please see the attached Parent Welcome Letter for more information on how to place your order. (Student Id numbers are provided from the vendor) If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to Nicole Cestra at the email listed below: Nicole@Division-Hospitality.Com or 646-523-2028.

The November lunch schedule for UPK students has been posted below.

NEW students- please call Nicole to assist with your account set up.

Parent Referral Incentive:

The following credit will be applied to the referring Parent’s 2021-22 Smart Tuition account and will appear on the family’s February billing statement:

· A one-time tuition credit of $250 for each new family registered in Full-Day Pre-K 3 or 4 (not UPK) and Grades K-8, for any referring Parent whose outreach and referral efforts result in a new family registering their child(ren) at any Regional School in the Archdiocese of New York in Full-Day Pre-K 3 or 4 (not UPK) and Grades K-8 for the 2021-22 school year and remaining in good standing with the school through February 1, 2022.

Program Conditions:

· The referring Parent must

o Refer the prospective family to the school for a virtual meeting with the school principal, or his/her designee, and

o Complete and sign this referral form on or before the time of the virtual meeting with the principal to initiate the referral process. Referral forms received after the virtual meeting will not be accepted.

· The prospective family must be NEW to the school in Grades K-8, OR have a student enrolled on a full time basis in a Pre K (non UPK) program; returning families are not covered by this Program.

· The referral credit for the referring Parent will be applied to their tuition bill in time for the February billing statement provided that:

o The new family’s child has continued to be enrolled in the school through February 1, 2022, and

o The referring family has remained current on their tuition payments.

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St. Barnabas Elementary School

St. Barnabas Elementary School provides a quality Catholic education for young learners that fosters moral, social and academic development and achievement. By creating a comfortable and safe, yet challenging learning environment, we allow all children to realize their full potential – while also encouraging students to reach beyond expectations.

Through an enriched curriculum, complete with after-school offerings, St. Barnabas provides the tools and teaches the skills necessary for future success. In the way of Jesus, our children are taught the discipline, charity and grace of our Lord.