Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Summer Activities

Dear Barrows Families,

What have you been up to this summer?  I have been working to get ready for the school year and also enjoying time with my family.  We have really enjoyed being in the garden picking fruits, veggies, and growing flowers (pictures below!)  I would love to hear from your learner - what is the best thing you've been up to so far? 

Parents, if your child is interested, I'd love to have him/her write to me about their summer activities!
Students can type and send me an email at:
or they can send me a letter or postcard at:
Heather Leonard
16 Edgemont Ave
Reading, MA 01867

Let me know about the great things our Barrows Shining Stars have been up to!

Love, Mrs. Leonard

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Tim Howard

Although the US team did not win the World Cup, there was an amazing effort by the entire team - especially goalie Tim Howard.  Tim's record breaking saves were the talk of the media, along with the fact that Tim has Tourettes.  Tim noted; 'And today, “one of the biggest things I can do [for Tourette's awareness] is be in the public eye,” he told Neurology Now. “I’m on television, ticcing and twitching. I think that’s kind of cool.”'

Tim is a great public example of an adult living successfully with a disability.  What an awesome way to positively share and raise awareness about Tourette's.  Congratulations Tim for your outstanding achievements on and off the field!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


I hope you are all enjoying the start to your summer vacation.  Relax, enjoy, and we'll see you at the end of August!

Kindergarten placement letters are in the mail this week - so keep an eye out for information on your placement for the fall.

Thank you! :)

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

clocks, bells, and kids - oh my!

It was brought to our attention that our clocks were off by about 5 mins. which was impacting drop-off, pick-up, and morning schedules.  We adjusted the clocks to the correct time, but found that it eliminated our bells to announce the start and end of the school day.  We think we have addressed the problem, and we're hoping for functioning bells and clocks tomorrow morning!
Thank you for your understanding.

Congratulations Ms. Atwood!

Congratulations to the Atwood family for their beautiful addition Lydia Claire Atwood.  Born yesterday at 7 pounds 4 ounces and 20 inches long.  She is beautiful!


Thursday, June 5, 2014

Report Card Survey

Report Cards: As we continue to better our system of reporting student progress, we hope to hear what you think! Please review some proposed changes to our reporting system to provide feedback and help us continue to improve our efforts.
Survey open until June 13th.