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   Primrose Hill Elementary School 

Weekly Newsletter

March 17, 2023

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Dear Primrose Families, 

Well the leprechauns were abound here at Primrose! Students focused some of their creative writing and artistic skills this week in honor of St Patrick’s Day. They told us all about the leprechaun traps they set at home and how their family celebrates this holiday.  Our assembly on the Legends of Ireland was postponed to the end of the month due to illness so we will continue our learning throughout the month. 

Thank you to all the parents in Ms Canto’s class who were able to come and see their new classroom space in person. Many of you may have noticed that our third grade class was in the Barrington Times to showcase their new learning space. They have really made it their own and our Art classroom has come together quite nicely as well. Below are a few pictures that didn’t quite make it into the paper that I thought you would enjoy. 

Next week we will be celebrating World Down Syndrome Day with an assembly and a 3-2-1 dance party. The students will be learning more about Down Syndrome and how to be inclusive and kind. You may be wondering, what is a 3-2-1 dance party? We will have 3 primary schools, dance for 2 minutes, for 1 cause-awareness and celebration. Sowams and Nayatt will be dancing their socks off with us! Thanks in advance to Mrs Coleman and Mrs Scungio for coming to present for our school. Don’t forget to wear your fun, colorful socks on Wednesday to join in the celebration! 

Reminder- the middle school is hosting a movie night tonight in support of the Robotics Team. The Lego Movie is a family favorite! Details are in the flier below.


Coleen Smith 

March Madness is in full swing! Voting for this round ends Sunday!

So far 2 books have advanced to the Elite Eight round. "Knight Owl" and "Blue" will be continuing on in our Tournament of Books!

You still have a few days to read and vote for our Cats vs. Dogs Matchup. Links are available on the library website

Next up we have a DANCE OFF! One is sad and one is sweet . . . which will advance to the next level? It's up to you!

Sweet 16 - Dance Off

Powwow Day:



John's Turn:


Consider the plot, characters, theme, and illustrations to help you choose your favorite! Vote by 3/19/23 at 

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 or below. Happy Reading!

Full Bracket: 

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 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:

Link to the BPS Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging resource for March

  • March is Women’s History Month

  • March is Children’s Literature Month

  • March 17- second trimester ends

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

    • Show off your most colorful, fun and funky socks in honor of World Down Syndrome Day

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

  • March 31-Author Visit -Juana Martinez-Neal

  • March 31-second trimester progress reports available to parents  in Aspen 

  • 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

  • March 31 -Author/Illustrator Juana Martinez-Neal visits for a whole-school assembly in the afternoon

  • May 1-5 PE and Health Week

  • May 8-12 Wellness Week lead-up to Wellness Fair

  • May 13-BPS Wellness Fair-10-2 @ BMS

  • May 16 & 17-RICAS grade 3 Mathematics


PTO Website: Please take a quick moment to log into the PTO website and opt into the family directory at 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.