ELC Principal Newsletter
December 2023 Newsletter
All Kinder eligible students may not stay at the ELC for another year per our state guidelines. Kinder eligible is defined as children who turn five years old on or before Sept. 1st.
We will hold transition meetings for students with IEPs with the Kindergarten teams. Families will be invited to these beneficial meetings as you are the most important part of our teams. If your child does not have an IEP or has a speech only IEP, our early childhood teachers will share information with the Kindergarten teachers across the district to ensure a successful transition for all of our students.
If you have any questions regarding your child's home school or transition, please reach out to myself or your child's team.
PTO Bedtime Stories
Wednesday, Dec 13, 2023, 06:00 PM
40 East Dundee Road, Barrington, IL, USA
BHS Winterfest 2023 - December 8 & 9
Our District Fine Arts Department and Barrington High School are excited to produce our fourth annual Winter Wonderfest which celebrates the creativity and talents of our 220 community. Winterfest is an open house event taking place December 8 & 9 at Barrington High School and tickets can be purchased through our online box office linked here. We encourage you to come enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of the holiday season through many experiences...from making ornaments & friendship bracelets to participating in games run by BHS students, and enjoying art and music and displays from all of our 220 schools. The experiences are covered by the price of your tickets. Tickets are $10/person for non-performers. Anyone needing financial assistance should contact email@example.com.
Take our External Communications Survey!
In June 2023 the Barrington 220 Board of Education approved the district's new strategic plan, Framework 220, which will guide the district's work over the next few years. The plan consists of six strategic priorities. One of the priorities is Community Partnerships & Communication. Please click here to take our 3-minute external communications survey!
Please do not bring in food treats with your child as we will need to send them home with your student. A daily snack is provided to all students. To keep all of our students safe, students should not be bringing any food or snacks to school at any time. Thank you for honoring this decision as we support the health and wellness for all our students.
Transportation - Important Information
- All students were provided with transportation. If you would like to decline transportation service and will be transporting your child to and from ELC, please contact Arely Gamez (ELC admin assistant) at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 224-770-4300.
- If you would like to request Alternate Transportation from a daycare provider or another location within Barrington 220 district boundaries, please request that directly at the link below. It will take 72 hours or longer for any change to be effective. Please submit your transportation requests asap.
- Finally, if you have additional questions, please contact Barrington 220 Transportation Specialist, Megan Polzin at our District Administrative Center by email at email@example.com or phone at 847-842-3545.
ELC Developmental Screenings
On the following dates, ELC students will not have school. We conduct developmental screenings in order to accept new students to our program. If you have a child that is approaching 3 years of age, please sign up for a screening using the links below. Also, please share this information with other families in your neighborhood as we love to accept new students that need our program.
2023-2024 SCREENING DATES
January 19, 2024
March 8, 2024
Important Dates Coming Up
December 12: Prairie Orchestra Concert at ELC
December 13: ELC Bedtime Stories at 6pm
December 15: Prairie Band Concert at ELC
December 25- January 5: Winter Break
January 9: Students return to ELC!
January 15: MLK Jr. Day / No Staff & Student Attendance
January 19: Screening #4 / No Student Attendance
January 23: Jim Gill Concert
January 26: Picture Day Retakes
February 1: Kindergarten Round-Up (At your home elementary school)
February 15: ELC Story Walk/Paseo De Lectura and ELC Community Conversations, Building Language and Literacy.
February 16: Institute Day / No Student Attendance
February 19: President’s Day / No Staff & Student Attendance
March 8: Screening #5 / No Student Attendance
March 20: 4-8pm Parent Teacher Conferences
March 21: 123 Andres Performance 9:30am and 12:30pm
March 21: 3-7pm Parent Teacher Conferences
March 22: No Staff/Student Attendance
March 25-29: Spring Break