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Weekly Newsletter

March 3, 2023

Primrose Pandas are Respectful, Responsible and Safe

Dear Primrose Families, 

So glad to be back here at school. Now that the new classrooms are open in the modular unit, we were able to fully open the cafeteria. We started the week with grade level meetings in the cafeteria to review our expectations for lunch and recess. Students gave very clear examples of how they can be respectful, responsible and safe throughout the day. They are ready to show us what they know. 

Grateful to all of you who were able to attend this week’s PTO meeting to learn more about upcoming events and how you can participate. The Book Fair will be open next week for families and students, with the family event on Wednesday, March 8th afterschool until 6:00pm. The PTO sent home details in the backpack express. Please see their website for full details for this and the reading challenge. 

Thank you to those who have already participated in RIDE’s Surveyworks to provide feedback on our school. If you haven’t had a chance yet to respond to the survey, please use this link bit.ly/ridefamily to share your feedback. We plan to add a special treat to our plans for next week if our participation rate continues to grow!

Educationally yours,

Coleen Smith 


March Madness is taking over for the rest of the year!

The voting link has been updated and should work for any family member. It can be found at the top of the library website at www.missokane.com or below. Happy Reading!

Full Bracket: https://drive.google.com/file/d/18iXIUaV_HbTH5uchFfVPPGAOyKlvqQLM/view?usp=share_link 

Sweet 16 - Cats vs. Dogs

Pigeon and Cat:



Hot Dog:


Consider the plot, characters, theme, and illustrations to help you choose your favorite! Vote by 3/13/23 at https://forms.gle/YpKud7RwAVzj... 

Kindergarten authors read their stories to third graders.

Welcome class of 2036! Kindergarten Registration-Do you have a child turning five on or before September 1, 2023?  Do you have Barrington friends who have a child turning five on or before September 1, 2023?  If so, these children are eligible for kindergarten for the 2023-2024 school year.   Kindergarten registration opened on February 6, 2023.  

Kindergarten registration is an online process.  All of the paperwork is completed online and you need to upload certain documents.  Documents to upload include the following:

  • your child’s birth certificate or passport

  • immunization records

  • proof of residency (for example:  two utility bills or recorded deed or rental/lease agreement).  

All of the registration information may be found on our district’s student registration page.  If you are a current family in our school district, you will need to know your Aspen username and password.  If you do not have this information, you should email x2help@barringtonschools.org for assistance.  We do not have this information at our school.

Important update: If your child is in the Primrose Hill PreSchool program, you do not need to complete the registration process. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. 

Dates to Remember:

  • March is Women’s History Month

  • March is Children’s Literature Month

  • March 6-10-Scholastic Book Fair: open to families 8:00-8:30 and 2:45-3:45 

  • Student Readathon- March 6-10-details on PTO website

  • March 13- Professional Day-no school for our students

  • March 15-Fairy Legends of Ireland student assembly

  • March 17- second trimester ends

  • March 21-World Down Syndrome Day- Assembly and 3-2-1 dance party

  • March 30- Dress as your favorite book character*** note date change from 3/31

  • March 31-Author Visit -Juana Martinez-Neal

  • April 7-no school

  • April 10-14 spring break week

  • April 17-28th-Green Squad clothing drive-collections in lobby

  • April 18 & 19-RICAS grade 3 ELA

  • Thursday, April 27 District-wide Peace Poster Party -, BHS Cafeteria 6:00-8:00pm

  • Drop in any time and paint a peace poster to either hang up at BHS or bring back to your school.

             Friday, April 28- A Day Without Hate -Wear white, the color of peace


PTO Website: Please take a quick moment to log into the PTO website and opt into the family directory at https://www.primrosehillpto.org/directory. With all they have planned, it is a great idea to visit this site weekly to get updates and see how you can participate in upcoming events.