National Gratitude Month

   Primrose Hill Elementary School 

Weekly Newsletter

November 18, 2022

Primrose Pandas are Respectful, Responsible and Safe

Mission: Barrington Public School’s mission is to empower all students to excel in character, citizenship, collaboration, creativity, communication, and critical thinking, so that they may positively impact the future.

Vision: Together we inspire, learn, love and grow.

Dear Primrose Families,

Good afternoon and happy Friday. Another busy and energizing week at Primrose. In addition to all the successes within the classrooms, our rotations for using the cafeteria for both lunches has been working well.  If you are available to volunteer or even interested in applying for one of our open positions, please let us know. 

Our Special Education Task Force met this week to prioritize the many goals that we had identified at our first meeting and planning forward. Several of our ideas align with the planning in other schools, so I am looking forward to exploring opportunities where we can collaborate to bring our families additional support and resources. 

Hopefully you were able to watch the school committee meeting last night to learn about our school improvement plans across the district. Our Team here at Primrose will be meeting again next Monday night to discuss our plans and goals. 

All month I have been sharing ideas and pieces around National Gratitude Month. If you would like to share your thoughts of gratitude for our staff or school, please look for the link below to share your thoughts. I am hopeful that we can recognize the many things that this amazing faculty and staff does in support of our student and one another. There are some craft ideas and activities below that you may be interested in trying with your family over the holiday weekend. I hope you find one that you can enjoy together. 

I wish your family a wonderful and safe holiday next week. Enjoy your time together and if you are not celebrating together here in Barrington, I wish you safe travels. 

With gratitude,

Coleen Smith 

Lost and Found: Each week it shrinks and grows. Please have your child check the bench in the lobby or send in a note if you are missing any items. There are several additional jackets, coats and sweatshirts this week. If you know of any missing items, please let us know.


Gratitude survey for parents and staff members. As a way to share your thoughts on our school community, please take a moment to complete this quick form. I will be sharing input in upcoming newsletters.

Primrose Hill Food Drive:Nov. 16-Dec. 2

The East Bay Food Pantry

Needs YOUR Help! Thank you in advance for your kind donations………………………………

All donations will be collected in the front foyer starting November 16th to December 2nd

HOLIDAY FOOD:                                PANTRY STAPLES:

• canned vegetables                            • soup

• stuffing                                               • ravioli (canned)

• cranberry sauce                                 • cereal/oatmeal

• gravy                                                   • canned vegetables

• quick bread mix                                 • canned fruit               

• dessert mix                                        • granola bars

                                                              • pasta

                                                              • rice

                                                              • crackers

PRIMROSE PTO -Next PTO meeting: December 1 on zoom

Check out the PTO Newsletter to see great updates about money raised for our music program at Parents Night at the Guild, Paddy's Sneaker Drive donations, and the very successful Jog-a-Thon.

PTO Website: Please take a quick moment to log into the PTO website and opt into the family directory at Once this is done, you’ll be included in the Room Parents' list to be informed when class parties, events, and fundraisers are being planned.

Support the Primrose Hill PTO through Box Tops for Education and Amazon Smile!



Box Tops for Education:  No more clipping! All you need to do is download the app and scan your receipts. The new and improved Box Tops mobile app finds participating products on your receipts and instantly adds money to the school's earnings online. Box Tops works with paper receipts and digital receipts. 


 Here's how to sign up for Box Tops for Education:

1. Download the app for iOS or Android

2. Sign up for an account

3. Choose: Primrose Hill School Elementary School

4. Buy Box Tops products at the store

5. Scan your receipt to submit Box Tops within 14 days of purchase

  => Open the app

  => Tap scan receipt


Amazon Smile: Amazon will donate 0.5% to Primrose Hill Elementary School for your eligible  Amazon Smile purchases.   AmazonSmile works just like the Amazon you already know; same products, same prices, same service.  AmazonSmile can even be used with your Prime membership. 


Here's how to sign up for AmazonSmile:


1. Visit

2. Sign in with your credentials

3. Choose: Primrose Hill School Parent Teacher Organization

4. Add a bookmark for to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile

4. Start shopping!


Turn on AmazonSmile in the Amazon Shopping app

1. Make sure you're signed up for AmazonSmile (use your web browser to visit

2. Download or update to the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app for iOS or Android

3. Open the app and find “Settings” in the main menu (☰)

4. Tap on “AmazonSmile” and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile in the app.

If you are interested in helping out with any events at school, please reach out! New software helps parents connect with other parents (great for planning play dates and birthday parties), pre-register for events (and avoid standing in line!), learn about volunteer opportunities (YOU make Primrose the amazing school it is by your participation and support), and so much more!



Have a wonderful weekend!