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.
The mission of John Barry Elementary school is to view each child holistically; embracing and nurturing each child's cultural experience in order to provide every student with the necessary skills for academic success through active engagement .
Every child, in every classroom will be provided with an array of academic opportunities through a literacy-rich curriculum infused in technology and tailored to provide differentiation. Through modeling, Barry School will challenge every student to think critically by promoting higher order thinking skills, being reflective, and taking ownership of their learning experience.
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