NBS Colt - The North Barrington Elementary School PTO Newsletter
Barrington220.org/North January 16th, 2017
Key Dates
MLK Day- No School Monday, January 16th
NBS Gallery Night Wednesday, January 18th 
Mini Courses January 27th- February 27th
February PTO Meeting Friday, February 10th
Spring Box Tops  Friday, February 24th
NBS Adult Social Fundraiser-"The Great Gatsby" Saturday, February 25th

In This Issue
NBS GALLERY NIGHT-An All-School Showcase of Student Art!



Wednesday, JANUARY 18, 2017  open house 5:30pm-8pm

NBS GALLERY NIGHT-- an all school showcase of student art!

Come and enjoy your student’s artwork, professionally-framed and on display in a gallery setting in the multi-purpose room and gymnasium at NBS.  The children have been working enthusiastically and diligently under the guidance of NBS Art Teacher Alexis Siddons on their special art work to display at this signature NBS Gallery event.  Come and immerse yourself in the shapes and shadows, pigments and planes, color and composition of our students’ inspired pieces!  Peruse the over 400 pieces of art on display, find out about Art at NBS, participate in an art-centric scavenger hunt and raffle, complete with prizes, and relax and enjoy delicious refreshments and music in the “Gallery Lounge,” and enjoy the fantastic music of the NBS Orchestra as you stroll the Gallery floor!

Each student will have one very special piece of art on display.  Your child’s framed art work is yours to purchase, already framed, or just enjoy!  Our little artists would love your support! Come and expect the unexpected!

When: Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Time: open house 5:30pm-8pm

Where: NBS Multipurpose Room & Gymnasium

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Angela Gordon leinadeneg@aol.com or (773) 550-6092 (PTO Event Chair).

NBS Environmental Committee Green Corner 

no waste

Green Corner News:

Ever wonder what actually happens with your child's lunch? And why, even if you pack full lunch and two snacks your child might be at times starving by the time they get home? Here is a sample picture of what does not get eaten during lunch. For more pictures, see PTO Facebook page.

Some suggestions from our lunch recycling parent volunteers to help minimize the amount of food that gets uneaten and wasted: 1. Do not assume anything, instead simply start the conversation and ask about what she/he liked/did not like about lunch (bought at school as well as home made) that day and make adjustments together accordingly, 2. If home-made lunch, have your child bring her/his food leftovers (not the packaging) home occasionally for you to see how much gets eaten, 3. Get your child involved in their lunch meal planning by designing their menu or even going shopping with you and 4. Get your child more accountable for their lunch by also encouraging them to pack his/her own food.
Any questions or suggestions, please feel free to email Anita Knotekova-Patel at gogreennbscolts@gmail.com.


The Adult Social is right around the corner....


The Great Gatsby  

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Wynstone Country Club, 6:30 pm

Tickets will go on sale January 25th!

Tickets and Online Bidding available at social17.gesture.com

                                   Any questions please contact Kelly Niese at tkrhfamily@att.net or                                       Sangeetha Basker at sbasker99@gmail.com


Box Tops

box Calling all Box Tops Clippers!  The Spring Box Tops Classroom Collection is underway!  Friday, February 24, 2017, is the deadline! The class with the most Box Tops collected will be awarded a party in March! Please send in the Box Tops in a baggy/envelope with the teacher’s name on it, or on the attached collection sheet or flyer from virtual backpack. They can be placed in the box labeled box tops in the lobby area at NBS or turned in at the front office.  Each box top is worth 10 cents!   

New this year is a Box Tops Bonus App that can be downloaded on Apple or Android devices.  300 winners will be chosen to win $50 and 500 Bonus Box Tops for NBS.  Just download the app, sign in and redeem 3 different offers by February 3rd to be entered.   Please see the attached flyer.

Please look at the expiration dates.  Only unexpired box tops can be counted.  Thank you for your support!!  Happy clipping!!!  

If you are new to clipping Box Tops, watch for them on thousands of participating products (a complete listing can be located at www.boxtops4education.com) 


Cub Scouts

pub "Pub Scout Meeting": Cub Scout Pack 229 is holding a ‘Pub Scout Meeting’ at McGonigal’s Pub (upstairs) on Tuesday, February 7th @ 6:30-9:00p. Parents of Cub Scouts (and of Prospective Scouts K-5) are invited to join us for a casual evening without the kids. Meet the Scout Leaders as well as other Cub Scout parents. Heavy hors d’oeuvres & cash bar. Please contact Tony Kircher at tkircher@winixinc.com with any questions. 

In the Community

   Save the Date!  

Daddy Daughter Dance
We are happy to announce the first annual
North Barrington Daddy Daughter Dinner Dance!
February 18th, 2017
Biltmore Country Club 160 Biltmore Dr, North Barrington
To RSVP and for more information, please see

*This event is sponsored by North Barrington Pawnee Indian Princess Tribe

*This event is not sponsored by Barrington District 220

virtual Don't forget to check out the Virtual Backpack for more events happening in our School, District and Community! The Virtual Backpack is a place for Barrington 220 families to receive flyers and other information from the district and community organizations without the hassle of sorting through printed papers sent home with your child. Click here to check out the North Barrington School Virtual Backpack!

Newsletter / Website Submissions: Please send submissions for both the newsletter and the website to nbsptonewsletter@gmail.com. Submissions are due by Friday, 4pm for the following Monday's newsletter. Please keep submissions brief and concise as we reserve the right to edit. Please include all necessary forms and flyers.

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