NBS Colt - The North Barrington Elementary School PTO Newsletter
Barrington220.org/North Monday, May 22nd
Key Dates
Field Day Friday, May 26th
5th Grade Recognition Wednesday, May 31st
Last Day of School Wednesday, May 31st

In This Issue
Field Day 2017 is here!

Field Day is this Friday, May 26th, with a rain date of Tuesday, May 30th.

Limited Volunteer slots still open!  

Volunteer sign up and details: Field Day 2017



2017-18 School Supplies, Yearbooks and PTO dues are on Sale now.  Items need to be purchased now for next year to allow time for ordering. ORDER HERE  

The Smart School Supply Program has been at NBS for over 5 years reducing waste by utilizing supplies for their entire life span rather than buying new every year.  A list to self purchase supplies will be available in the NBS Virtual Backpack June 1st.




2017-18 Volunteers Needed:

-Interested in being a Room Coordinator next year?  Find details and an interest form here:  2017-18 Room Coordinator Volunteer Form

-Been there, done that? Are you willing to help welcome a new family learn about our NBS community by being a new Parent Buddy?  If so, please contact Karson Maxey at kmaxey03@yahoo.com.


Green Corner

What an awesome job NBS did! 198.24 pounds of plastic bags were collected by NBS community versus 75 pounds collected by Lines! Congratulations to all of the NBS families who participated in this year's Plastic Bag Challenge. As result, a total of 273.24 pounds of plastic bags are now kept out of landfills and oceans. The plastic bags were dropped off at Jewel in Lake Zurich, one of the local TREX drop off site (http://www.trex.com/recycling/recycling-programs/). What will all these plastic bags be used for?  Outdoor products such as benches, outdoor furniture and etc. (http://www.trex.com/recycling/recycling-programs/). See picture of the winning class-Ms. McCarthy's 1st grade.

Curious about summary statistics from the 1st year of lunch recycling at NBS? Stay tuned as we will be announcing it next week! Any questions, concerns or interested in volunteering next year during lunch recycling, please drop us a line at gogreennbscolts@gmail.com.


Habitat Notes

We have had a busy and exciting few weeks doing Spring Programming!  The 1st and 2nd Graders learned about pollinators, and the importance of native plants and flowers on the Prairie and in our gardens at home. They also helped us with seeding the Prairie.  Our 3rd graders planted the Three Sisters Garden behind the School and will harvest in the Fall as 4th graders!  Our current 4th graders planted our Monarch Waystation in the Prairie- they did a great job!   By creating and maintaining a Monarch Waystation we are contributing to monarch conservation, providing an important stopping point for migrating monarch butterflies and also providing milkweeds for their eggs and caterpillars to feed on.  This week our 5th graders will be helping to add native plants to our courtyard to foster a natural and relaxing environment for our faculty and students, as well as our turtles, fish, and birds!  Thank you to all of our parent volunteers!  We will have family signups for Summer watering of the Three Sisters Garden and Monarch Waystation coming out later this week.

Box Tops for Education
box tops

Calling all Box Tops Clippers!  We will continue to collect Box Tops for the rest of the school year.  Please continue clipping and send in the box tops in a baggy/envelope with the teachers name on it, or on the attached A+ 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.    

Please carefully look at the expiration dates.  Expired box tops or box tops with expiration dates cut off will not be counted.  They don't have to be neatly clipped.  Box Tops is celebrating 20 years and has a Box Tops app that can be downloaded on Apple or Android devices.  Earn up to 40 Bonus Box Tops for NBS during the months of March and April with the Box Tops Bonus App.  See the information on how to download on the attachment.   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)  Thank you for your continued support!  Happy Clipping!

In the Community
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