Wednesday, August 28, 2013

First day of school


What a wonderfully positive first day of school.  I enjoyed meeting many parents out on the blacktop during drop off and pick up.  As I walked through classrooms I saw such excitement and positive energy from both students and staff members all around the building.  What a respectful and engaged community this is!  I feel so lucky to be your principal.

Have a wonderful night and we'll see you bright and early tomorrow!

~Mrs. Leonard

Monday, August 26, 2013

Raise $ for Barrows

A Barrows Parent shared this information with me.  A simple and easy way to raise "free" money for our school!  Check it out:

Give With Target
"It's a pretty quick and easy way to raise money for Barrows.  If we spread the word to our school community, everyone has the opportunity to vote (through a facebook login) once a week for Barrows Elementary.  Every vote/click is tallied and once you've hit 25, Target donates $25 to the school.  For every additional vote, I believe the school gets $1.  I've included the link to our school voting page below.  The promotion runs through 9/21 or when $5 million has been donated."

Sunday, August 25, 2013

A few notes...

Hello Barrows Community!

In just a handful of hours the educators of the Reading Public Schools will be gathering together to kick off the 2013-14 school year.  I imagine we're feeling similar to many of your children; excited, nervous, sad to leave summer, eager to meet our classes and find out what the year holds for us.  I am feeling particularly excited and nervous for this upcoming school year - the new kid on the block. 

I wonder how we capture these feelings and channel them throughout our school year for students, parents, and staff.  If we could bottle our precious hopes and dreams, the endless possibilities that lie in front of us, and the freedom that comes with a clean slate at the start of a new school year and dip into this source of excitement over the course of the next 9/10 months it would be quite powerful!

To our Barrows families - enjoy the remaining days of the summer vacation.  To the Barrows staff - see you bright and early!

~Ms. Leonard

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Playground Meet & Greet, August 6th

What a beautiful morning to play outside and meet some of our wonderful Barrows families!  Thank you to those families that took time out of this perfect summer day to come introduce themselves and hang out on the playground for a little bit.  I must say, this building is much too quiet in the summer and it was a pleasure hearing the sounds of children playing together today. I enjoyed spending time with you this morning and cannot wait to see you all in a few weeks.

~Mrs. Leonard