March 2017 News

Mr. Lafleur

From the Desk of Mr. LaFleur - 
March 8th, 2017

 ERNEST P. BARKA SCHOOL – March Newsletter          




Dear Parents/Guardians:

READ ACROSS AMERICA:  The excitement is building for our Read Across America week. The theme this year is “Celebrating Diversity and Differences through Reading”.   On Tuesday, March 7th, we will have assemblies with Mrs. Sherry Cerino, who authored “Ella and the All Stars” and “Davey’s Race”. We will be having our door decorating contest again with the winning classes receiving free popcorn!  Wednesday will be Wacky Wednesday, and we invite students to dress up in a wacky way. Thursday will be our “12th Annual Celebrity Reader Day”, and we invite students and staff to dress as their favorite book character or wear our school colors (red, white and blue).

BOOK FAIR:  Our Book Fair will be March 13th to March 17th with a Family Night on Tuesday, March 14th from 6:00 to 8:00pm.

DESTINATION IMAGINATION:  Our Destination Imagination Team will be going to the tournament on March 11th.  We wish them all the best!

YOUNG INVENTORS PROGRAM:  This Program was very successful this year and it ended with the “Young Inventors Convention” in the Library on Thursday, February 16th from 3:00 to 4:30pm where all the inventions were on display.

 YEARBOOK ORDERS:  The yearbook is getting completed soon and we need to order the books for delivery in June.  Don't be left out!  Your child will want to remember friends and events of this school year. Please place your order to reserve a book for your child by April 14th. The yearbook is $12.00.  Please send in your order form with cash or make checks out to "Barka School".  You may also order online at: (school code - 82416)

TRADING PAGES:  Don’t forget our Trading Pages program!  If you have any gently used books that need a new home, please donate them to our Trading Pages cart.  Thanks!

 JUMP ROPE FOR HEART:  Jump Rope for Heart took place in all the physical education classes in February and we want to thank all those who donated to the American Heart Association.  As of right now, the Barka families raised over $2,000.00, and we are still collecting envelopes until March 10.  Thank you for your support!

TALENT SHOW & SPRING CONCERT:  Our Annual Talent Show will be held on Thursday, April 20th at 6:30pm and our Spring Concert will be held on Wednesday, May 3rd at 9:30am and 6:30pm.

                                                                                                                       Daniel J. LaFleur, Principal




       Art Club – 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18

       After School Book Club – Mondays – Room 152 – 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17

   Destination Imagination Walker – back of stage – 3/6, 3/7, 3/8, 3/9

   Math Club (Konstant )– 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29

   Read Across America Week – 3/6 to 3/10

   Scholastic Book Fair – 3/13 to 3/17

   Title 1 Math Club – 3/6, 3/7, 3/8, 3/9, 3/13, 3/14, 3/15, 3/16, 3/20, 3/21, 3/22, 3/23, 3/27, 3/28, 3/29,                                              3/30

   Yearbook – 3/14, 3/28

    3/7        Student Council – 8:10-8:30am

    3/7        Author Visit

    3/9        Celebrity Reader Day

                 PTA Mtg. @ 7:00pm

    3/14      Kids Care Club – 3-4:00pm

                         Book Fair Family Night – 6-8:00pm

    3/15       PALS – 2:45-4:00pm

                     3/16       Field Trip to GHHood – 5th grade       

            3/17       HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY    

            3/21       Eyes on Owls Assembly – 2nd & 3rd grade   

            3/22       Go Green Club-3-4:00pm

            3/31       Dental Clinic – 3/31, 4/3, 4/4, 4/5

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