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.

Generation Day

Congratulations to our 4th grade for a wonderfully successful Generation Day!
It was so interesting to hear the stories of grandparents and family members when they were 10 years old from 2 generations ago - A great learning opportunity and a wonderful community event! 

Check out some pictures here:

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Beautification Day & Playground Equipment

What a WONDERFUL beautification day this year at Barrows!  The grounds look beautiful!  (Thank you to Ms. Failla for all her efforts towards this day and all of our parents that volunteered to join our classes!)

We are also lucky enough to have new playground equipment sponsored by our wonderful PTO.  Check out all the pictures here:

Beautification Day

Playground Equipment

Congrats to some of our Barrows Staff members

Last night at the school committee meeting some of our amazing Barrows Staff members were recognized for milestones in their careers here in Reading:

Achieving 30 years of employment with Reading:
Bill Keenan (Custodian)

Achieving 10 years:
Anne Korwan (OT)
Carol Sandberg (paraeducator)
Susan Wilkinson (paraeducator)

Achieving Professional Status:
Brittany Bauman (music)
Kelly DiCato (special education)
Meredith Grindrod (5th grade)
Maryellen Mauriello (2nd grade)
Ashley Nagle (special education)
Kathleen Santilli (technology specialist)
Maureen Spalluto (5th grade)

Congratulations on your accomplishments!