Wednesday, July 30, 2014

BLC14

Barrows 4th grade teachers Mr. Laracy and Ms. Boston attended the Building Learning Communities Education Conference 2014 (BLC14)  Check them out in the picture they shared below!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Congratulations Ms. Lanzo!

Congrats to the Lanzo Family for their newest addition; Nellie Lorraine Lanzo arrived on Tuesday, July 22nd.  She weighed 9 lbs 11 oz and was 21 1/2 inches long.  What a cutie! :)

Tour of Reading

The fabulous Liz Whitelam (Barrows PTO president) took me on a tour of Reading 2 weeks ago to show me so many of the places that I hear parents, students, families, and staff mention.  She took me all around town, showing me key places and also providing some great history about different parts of town.  It is great to picture what kids are talking about when they refer to getting frozen yogurt at Orange Leaf or a scouting adventure at the Reading Town Forest.  It was also nice to learn more about the history of various areas of town - especially with the 50th anniversary of Barrows School this year!

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Reading Public Library

Pleasant Street Center

Quannapowitt Players Inc



Vacation

I just got back from a wonderful week of vacation with my family at Lake Sunapee.  I hope you are all enjoying your summer break!


As I mentioned before:  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:  heather.leonard@reading.k12.ma.us
or they can send me a letter or postcard at:
Heather Leonard
16 Edgemont Ave
Reading, MA 01867

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:  heather.leonard@reading.k12.ma.us
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!

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

SUMMER!



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! :)