April 2014 - Newsletter
Spring is Here!!! Please make sure that your child is dressed appropriately now that Spring has arrived. All students will be having outdoor recess unless we have inclement weather.
Early drop off is at 8:30am and our staff is available to provide supervision until school starts. Unfortunately
we have no available staff prior to this time.
At 8:45am - All students MUST enter the building through the playground: Main Building Door 4 is for K/1st;
door 3 is for 2nd/3rd. Annex Building Door 1A is for 4th/5th and Door 2A is for 6th Graders.
Instruction begins at 8:45am and ends at 3:45pm.
Barry is a Wellness School – which means that we promote healthy options for our children. If
you want to bring a snack to the class to celebrate your child’s birthday…you may bring: Fruit Cups, Granola
Bars, Vegetable Chips, Baked chips, GoGurts, Jello or any other healthy snack.
(NO Cupcakes, candy, chips or soda will be permitted).
CPS Calendar Changes
To ensure students receive the valuable instructional time that was intended for January 6, 7, 27 and 28, CPS has made changes to its academic calendar for this school year. Enclosed in this letter is a summary of these changes.
Changes to the Calendar Affecting Elementary, Middle Schools and Early Childhood Centers Students.
• March 28th, which was not a school day for elementary school students, will now become a student attendance day to offset the January 6th snow day.
• June 11th, which was the first day of students’ summer break, will become a student attendance day to offset the January 7th snow day.
• June 12th will become a regular school day to offset the January 27th weather day.
• June 13th will become a regular school day to offset the January 28th weather day.
• June 16th will become the first day of elementary and middle school students’ summer break.
• June 23rd will be the first day of summer programs for elementary and middle school students.
Dear Parent or Guardian/ Estimado Padre o Guardian:
Next week we will begin giving your child state-required tests on Tuesday, March 4 through Friday, March 14. Students in grades 3rd through 6th will participate in taking the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) program. The ISAT is being given to all eligible, public school students. The results of these state tests will be reported to you on the School Report Card by the Fall 2014.
You can help your child do his or her best on the test by:
1. Making sure, if possible, that you child attends school and is on time on the days of testing;
2. Making sure your child gets a good night’s sleep the nights before testing;
3. Making sure that your child eats breakfast on the mornings of testing;
4. Reminding your child to ask the teacher questions if he or she does not understand the test directions;
5. Letting your child know that you have confidence in his or her ability to do his or her best; and
6. Advising your child not to worry about the test-just do the best he or she can.
Please contact your child’s teacher or the school principal, if you have any further questions about these tests.
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