NBS Colt - The North Barrington Elementary School PTO Newsletter
Barrington220.org/North February 27th, 2017
Key Dates
Mini Courses January 27th- February 27th
NBS Book Drive Monday, March 6th
Blueprint 220 Community Input Meeting 7pm Wednesday, March 15th
NBS PTO Spring Book Fair Wednesday, March 15-Sat, March 18th
NBS Colts Pancake Breakfast Saturday, March 18th
NBS Fun Run Saturday, May 6th

In This Issue

great Gatsby   

The Great Gatsby Event was a huge success!

A huge thank you to everyone who donated their time, talent and money to make all of this happen!

Further details and results of our fundraising efforts will be in upcoming newsletters!

If you have any questions please contact Kelly Niese tkrhfamily@att.net or Sangeetha Basker sbasker99@gmail.com

Save the Date for the Spring Book Fair!  

book fair

Save the date for our Happy Camper Book Fair!

It's s'more fun with books!  

Wednesday, March 15th - Noon until 9:00pm

Thursday, March 16th - 9am - 6pm

Friday, March 17th - 9am - 6pm

Saturday, March 18th - Open During the Pancake Breakfast

Volunteer Details Coming Soon!


Save the Date for the Pancake Breakfast!


 Come and join us on Saturday, March 18th from 8-11am.  Homemade pancakes, sausage and fruit will be served.  The Spring Book Fair will be going on and we will be collecting gently used books for Bernie's Book Bank. Buy a book and donate a book!  Don’t miss this wonderful NBS tradition! Watch for more details and a Sign-Up Genius for the “day of” Pancake Breakfast Volunteers coming out soon!


Save the Date for the NBS Fun Run!


Save the Date for the Totally Awesome ‘80s Fun Run on Saturday, May 6th!

Watch for more details in the coming weeks! We promise it will be an excellent adventure!


Growing Up Mindful


 Dr. Christopher Willard, Harvard Medical School Professor and author of "Growing Up Mindful," will speak in the Barrington High School Auditorium Thursday, March 2 at 7 p.m. Willard is a psychologist and educational consultant specializing in mindfulness with adolescents and young adults. He has been practicing meditation for over 15 years and leading workshops internationally on the topic of mindfulness. This event is free to the public and sponsored by LEADS, Barrington Youth and Family Services, and Barrington 220. Please click here for more information.


North Barrington students and community members are invited a community conversation surrounding Blueprint 220: A future-ready facilities plan. Blueprint 220 is a multi-year plan to align our facilities with our innovative style of teaching and learning. A successful plan will incorporate feedback from the community and educational stakeholders, paired with current research and best practices in educational planning and design.

Phase one of this the 10-year process has begun. Architectural firm DLR Group has been conducting environmental and structural evaluations of our buildings as well as shadowing students to understand the flow of traffic through each school. Results from these studies will be presented to the community at each meeting. Architects will also seek input from those in attendance on ideas for improving our spaces in the future, and provide insight on next steps of the process. Click here for a complete timeline.  For information and a list of additional input forums click here. The meeting at North Barrington will take place: March 15th, 7-8:30 PM


220 Barrington 220 School Board Candidates Forum: Wednesday, March 15th 

Join us on Wednesday, March 15th from 9:30-11:30 at the Barrington Area Library to learn more about the school board candidates and where they stand on current topics affecting our schools.  There are 7 candidates running for 4 open seats in the April 4th school board elections.  

Questions for the candidates can be submitted to barrington220.org/candidateforum.

Presented by the Barrington 220 PTO Presidents’ Council

School Board Elections: April 4th

VOTER REGISTRATION closes for this election on March 7th.  If you are not registered to vote, you can go to your village or township office, or your county clerk’s office to register in person.
EARLY VOTING runs March 20th through April 3rd and is available to any registered voter. Contact your village or township office, or your county clerk’s office for voting locations and hours.

In the Community
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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