Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Principal Challenge Problems

Vacation is a great time to rest and rejuvenate.  I also find that I like to do a lot of puzzles and thinking games to stretch those brain muscles! Special, just for you - early editions of the next two principal challenge problems are available below... give them a shot and have fun!


Principal Challenge Problem #4 & #5: http://www.edline.net/pages/Alice_M__Barrows_Elementary_Sc/Principal_Problem_of_the_Week

While there you can also view some awesome Barrows student answers!  Answers to problem #3 will be coming soon!


Love, Mrs. Leonard

Thursday, December 17, 2015

All School Writing Prompt

All-school Writing Prompt

Have you ever read “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs” by Jon Scieszka? It is the story of the 3 little pigs told from the point of view of the big bad wolf. Point of view means the perspective of the person (narrator) who is telling the story. There are other stories told from surprising points of view including “The Day the Crayons Quit” told from the crayon’s point of view, and “The Giving Tree” told from the tree’s point of view.

Think about your favorite childhood story or fairy tale. Retell the story from a DIFFERENT character’s point of view. Think about telling Cinderella from the Stepsister’s point of view, Jack and the Beanstalk told by the giant, Goldilocks told by one of the three bears… the possibilities are endless! Try this challenge over winter vacation and turn in your story to the office when we get back. Stories will be collected until January 15th, then we will display them for everybody to see!

Happy writing!

School Update

Dear Barrows Families,
I can’t believe that we're right up on our winter break!  The first part of this school year has just flown by! I am so proud of the work happening within these four walls, I hope you are able to check us out on Twitter @BarrowsSchool to see some great photos of our learners hard at work!

I am so proud of the generosity of our school community—The current collections of items for the Student Council Food Drive, monetary donations for the Mission of Deeds Kindergarten fundraising effort, and the Coats for Kids donations. Recent generous donations from our school community include the collection of slippers for Boston Children’s Hospital, hosted by 1st grader Lani McGrady, Donations towards our REF tree, donation of candy to Operation Gratitude, and more. A strength of our school community is giving outside of ourselves to others—and I celebrate everybody’s participation in these efforts! There is still time to give your change to the Mission of Deeds collection—Kindergarten will be accepting donations up through December 23rd.

We will have our all-school winter assembly next Wednesday (12/23) - it is also an all-school pajama day, so we invite your children to come in their cozy pajamas to enjoy our all-school sing along hosted by our Kindergarten class.

I have had some parents ask how to continue to support learning over the winter break. I have a few suggestions for you;

  •  Read together! Read aloud, read quietly near each other, read 2 copies of the book and discuss your thoughts, read a story then watch the movie and compare/contrast… READ!
  •  Use your child’s access to MobyMax.com (a school-based program for which they have a log-in and password) to practice math, reading, fluency, writing, and more!
  •  Play games together—including games like Battleship (Coordinate grids/visual spatial skills); Card game “War” (number value); Memory (working memory/matching skills); Taboo (describing words)
  •  Check out BedTime math—a FUN challenge a day for families to try; http://bedtimemath.org/
  •  Try out our all-school writing prompt over vacation! We will be collecting and displaying student responses when we get back in the new year– just turn them in to the office.


In closing I thought it would be worthwhile to share something I wrote last year that is still very applicable now; “This time of year can be busy, exciting, and overwhelming for both adults and children. Consider having some down time with your learner; read a good book together, take a walk, play a board game, etc. In the hustle and bustle of the winter/holiday season we tend to see students with heightened sensitivity, exhaustion, grumpy moods, and tears. When you see your child showing shifts in behavior from their typical self help them to identify how they are feeling (sad, tired, angry, etc.) and work with them to identify how they can help themselves feel better (take a break, dance, go to bed early, play a silly game, etc.)" Enjoy a wonderful holiday break with your families. See you in the new year!

Love, Mrs. Leonard

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Coffee & Conversation


State Release of PARCC Assessment Data

State Release of PARCC Assessment Data
An Update from the Assistant Superintendent for Learning & Teaching, November 2015
If you are having difficulty viewing this, we have attached the information as a pdf.  You can also access it at our Edline Site or the Reading Public Schools Blog.  
PARCC results released
As you may know, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) released statewide PARCC data a couple of weeks ago.  Today, the DESE has released individual school and district results for English Language Arts and Mathematics for grades 3-8, as well as the Student Growth Percentile (SGP) and Composite Performance Index (CPI) data.  (MCAS scores for all levels of Science, as well as ELA and Mathematics for high school were released previously.)  The DESE has reported that student achievement “may appear lower in some grades on PARCC than on MCAS, because PARCC is designed to be a more rigorous test.”  However, as our staff in all grades have been working to align both curriculum and instructional strategies to the higher expectations of the state’s revised standards, we have been eager to receive this data to support and inform that continuing effort.
Achievement Levels, Student Growth, Group Progress
Unlike MCAS, there is no PARCC achievement level called “proficient,” but Level 4 represents the point at which students have “met expectations.” Level 5 indicates that students have “exceeded expectations.”  PARCC is scored on five achievement levels:
  • Level 1: Did not yet meet expectations
  • Level 2: Partially met expectations
  • Level 3: Approached expectations
  • Level 4: Met Expectations
  • Level 5: Exceeded Expectations
The Student Growth Percentile (SGP) measures how much a student’s performance has improved from one year to the next relative to his or her academic peers (other students statewide with similar scores in prior years).  The Composite Performance Index (CPI) measures the extent to which groups (districts, schools, and subgroups) are progressing toward full proficiency. When examining the data for student groups, the transitional CPI can be used for comparing results across years, and the median SGP can be used for measuring growth from one year to the next.  The DESE defines moderate growth to be between the 40-60 percentile, with low growth as below the 40th percentile and high growth as above the 60th percentile.  (See the attached tables for further explanation of both SGP and CPI.) 
Some initial findings
  • The percentage of Reading students in grades 3-8 who met or exceeded expectations is 12 points higher than the state average for English Language Arts, and 13 points higher for Mathematics.
  • All 20 of the median Student Growth Percentiles (SGP) in both ELA and Math for the five elementary schools are in the moderate or high growth range (with 11 of those in the high growth range). 
  • Twenty (20) of the 30 Composite Performance Indexes (CPI) in ELA and Math for the five elementary schools represent an improvement over the previous year.  (As we continue to monitor and address the accountability status for the Joshua Eaton Elementary School, we are pleased that two of those are rather significant increases in Math at both the 4th and 5th grade levels.)
  • The CPI for the 8th grade Algebra I test is 100, meaning that all students in 8th grade Algebra I either met or exceeded expectations (which was 20% higher than the state average).
  • The district’s K-3 curriculum progress will be reviewed, as we examine a few low indicators in the 3rd grade results.
  • While we are generally pleased with the aggregate CPIs for “all students,” we must continue to disaggregate the data to specifically address the high needs subgroup—especially students with disabilities.
In upcoming weeks, the district, school, and student level results will be used to identify our current strengths and weaknesses, review curriculum and instructional alignment, and identify appropriate interventions for students where applicable. We will also utilize recently released assessment items—including test questions, scoring rubrics, and examples of scored student responses—to inform our practice.  (See the below link to access the PARCC released assessment information.)  Accountability and assistance levels for schools are “held harmless” for this first year of a new assessment (meaning that 2014 levels may stay the same or improve, but cannot decline).  The DESE has announced, however, that it will still be releasing accountability reports for all districts in early December, and we look forward to reviewing that information. The DESE also reports that individual student reports for PARCC will be shipped to the districts by the end of the month, and so parents/guardians can expect to receive those in the beginning of December as well. 
An overview presentation of this district assessment data will be given for the School Committee on November 23rd, and each school will also be doing its own school-level presentation during December.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact your school Principal or the district administration offices. 
See the attached summary tables for a complete overview of the district PARCC results.
Or click on the below link to access this information Edline:
PARCC Released Items can be accessed at this link:
Further information regarding the PARCC results can be accessed at this DESE link:

Monday, November 2, 2015

Extra Candy? Join Barrows School in donating it to a good cause!

Have a lot of extra candy in your house right now? Talk with your child about the benefits of 'giving back' to others. Barrows school will be hosting a collection point for Operation Gratitude. Operation Gratitude sends donated Halloween candy to our troops serving overseas. This is a great way for our children to willingly give to those who can't be here to enjoy it and who are working hard to keep us all safe. If your family would like to contribute, please have a PARENT/ADULT drop the candy off at the office drop-off point between now and Monday, November 9th. We will take care of the postage costs. (please do not send candy in with your child's backpack, and drop it off at the office during pick-up or drop-off times if needed!)
Read more here: https://opgrat.wordpress.com/2013/07/18/halloween-candy-for-the-troops/

Thursday, October 29, 2015

West St. Road Construction

The following is an update on the West Street Project construction:

·         Officers working details – please expect extended days.

·         The current construction area is on West Street between Howard Street and the Woburn town line.

·         There are only two basins left to install. Probably 11/02 Monday and 11/03 Tuesday.

·         Newport is working on this Saturday, 10/31/15. They intend to clean up the site and make the area safe for Halloween.

·         Next week on 11/04 Wednesday, 11/05 Thursday, and 11/06 Friday,  they will be reclaiming the roadway. This will require the Woburn Street to South Street detour. Expect late work days.
·         Soil injection is expected on 11/09 and 11/10 and will also require a late work days. Paving is expected on 11/12 and 11/13 and will require late work days.

·         Once the paving is complete, expect very limited use of any detour route. Newport expects that West Street will remain open and traffic will be alternated around any construction. They will be installing retention walls, curbing, and signal lights.


·         Newport expects to work though out the entire Winter.   

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

all-school assembly TOMORROW!

Thank you to the PTO enrichment committee in their efforts to bring Mark Rothstein, World of Rope Jumping assembly for our school tomorrow.  Our school will have an all-school assembly and grade-level based workshops as well.  What a great day of wellness for our school community.  Please see below for a link to his website and information about the assemblies.  We encourage all students to wear sneakers and PE appropriate clothes.

http://www.worldofropejumping.com/


As a performing pro-athlete, educator, role model and entertainer, Mark presents an inspirational elementary school assembly for all ages. Mark's 45 minute show consists of his hi-energy rope jumping exhibitions, coupled with enjoyable and interactive character building skits.
Character building elements emphasized:
Integrity
Healthy Living
Honesty
Respect
Positive Choices
Kindness
Fitness
Trying Your Best
Teamwork
Mark's experience - more than 10,000 shows since the 1980's - will ensure a wholesome, beneficial and enjoyable assembly for everyone.

Following Mark's opening assembly, typically an entire grade level attends each workshop. This allows every student the opportunity to enjoy the assembly and a "hands-on" workshop with Mark. The emphasis of these workshops are on jump rope techniques, total fitness, trying your best and fun!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Reading Science Expo


Cooler temperatures

Good Morning Barrows Community!

I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful fall weekend.  With the cool temperatures greeting us this morning, I thought it would be timely to send a quick reminder about our seasonal temps/weather. 

We do our best to get students outside as often as possible - this means unless it is actively raining, thunder & lightening, or dangerous temperatures, we send students outside.  Please send your child(ren) with appropriate outside clothing including hats, gloves, jackets, and warm socks/shoes, and assume they will be going out to recess.

We use this chart as a general guideline to determine indoor/outdoor recess and drop-off. Unless it is "in the red" we will stay outside as our times outside are 15-20 mins or less. Only when you see the red flag out front is it an indoor drop-off day.



Reminder: On "Red Flag" days students may begin to enter the building at 8:05am. Prior to this time doors will be locked. At 8:05 students may enter the building. Students in grades K-3 may enter through Door #16 (front of school by Gym) or Door #13 (blacktop entrance by Gym.)   Students in grades 4 & 5 may also enter through Door #1 (Main office). You must buzz to enter on the indoor drop-off days.

Especially on those cold weather days please observe our traffic safety laws (no idling, no parking on the school-side of Edgemont Ave, active drop-off in the kiss & go lane only, etc.) to help ensure the safety of all of our students.


Thank you all!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Family Math Night

Thank you to all the families that came out for our Barrows Family Math Night!  What a great evening of family-fun math events!  A special thank-you to Ms. Carina Becker for her support in organizing this evening.  Check out some of the photos below from our event - and below that read about how your positive engagement in Math is important for your learners!


Teach your Parent - learning number bonds!

Family game time

Taking on other students from around the world in World Maths Day competition!

Taking on other students from around the world in World Maths Day competition!

Math Art - symmetry, tessellations, patterns, and more!

Math Anxiety Is Contagious!

In this New York Times article, Jan Hoffman reports on a study in Psychological Science of how parents’ math anxiety is picked up by their first and second graders, pulling down the kids’ school achievement in math (but not in reading). The means of transmission? Parents helping their children with math homework. The study found that the more math-phobic parents helped, the worse their children did, slipping more than a third of a grade level behind classmates and becoming math-anxious themselves. “The parents are not out to sabotage their kids,” says Sian Beilock, one of the authors of the University of Chicago study. “But they have to ensure their input is productive. They need to have awareness of their own math anxiety and that what they say is important… Saying, ‘I’m not a math person either, and that’s O.K.’ is not a good message to convey.”

How does math anxiety work in the brain? According to Mark Ashcraft of the University of Nevada/Las Vegas, “On challenging math problems that require a lot of working memory, math-anxious people fall apart.” Their working memory is tied up with worries “and they don’t have enough left over to do the math.” The anxiety most often kicks in when students encounter middle-school algebra, but it can begin earlier, especially for girls who have math-anxious female elementary school teachers.

One thing that increases parental math anxiety is the introduction of new math curriculum materials that take an approach to basic operations that’s radically different from what they learned in school. “Educators can’t take math, turn it into Greek, and say, ‘Mom, Dad, will you help your kid with this,’ and not expect to get a ‘Wha?’”, says Harris Cooper of Duke University. An Idaho mother went on Facebook to complain about how Common Core math standards were driving her to drink. “I’ve taken to labeling math homework by how many glasses of wine it takes to peel myself off the ceiling after I’m done,” she said. “That was a two-glasser after whatever it is we’re calling long division.”

What can white-knuckle math parents do to reduce the negative effect they’re having? One approach is to create a math-positive environment and model “math behavior,” says Cooper. “You have your math homework, and I have mine” – counting change, calculating when dinner will be ready, and looking at prices in the supermarket. Another approach is to tag-team with a more math-confident spouse. And then there’s consulting with the teacher, looking over curriculum manuals, and actually mastering the math.

“Generations of Math Fears” by Jan Hoffman in The New York Times, August 25, 2015,

http://nyti.ms/1Evsrxn; the study described in this article, “Intergenerational Effects of Parents’ Math Anxiety on Children’s Math Achievement and Anxiety” by Erin Maloney, Gerardo Ramirez, Elizabeth Gunderson, Susan Levine, and Sian Beilock in Psychological Science, August 7, 2015, is available for purchase athttp://bit.ly/1KyDk2g


Check out this article about the value of Recreational Math:  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/12/opinion/the-importance-of-recreational-math.html?WT.mc_id=SmartBriefs-Newsletter&WT.mc_ev=click&_r=1

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Book Fair!

**It's BOOK FAIR TIME!  This year, for the first time, we will be partnering with Scholastic to support Reach Out and Read. This organization promotes early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms nationwide, by integrating children's books and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud. We will be accepting spare change donations at this week's fair, and we will use these proceeds to buy books that will be donated to Reading Pediatrics. Reading Pediatrics, through Reach Out and Read, provides a new book to every patient at every well visit from 6 months to 5 years.  Please encourage your child to share some of their spare change at the fair, or bring some from home, to support this special program!**

Friday, September 25, 2015

West Street Construction - 09/28-10/02

The construction on West Street, for the above indicated time frame, is going to make school traffic challenging. Newport Construction is going to reclaim the roadway from King Street to Howard Street. This is a large machine that grinds the old roadway. This will require a detour and a road closure (King to Howard). The detour will be Fremont to Summer to Prescott to Hillcrest to Oak to Pine Ridge to South to West. Monday and Tuesday will be reclaiming, Wednesday and Thursday will be grading, and Friday will be soil injection. The police department discourages the use of the lower section of Oak Street in a detour route do to the proximity to the school, however this is a limited extraordinary circumstance. Please advise your respective school communities. There will be officers assisting with pedestrian traffic Oak at Pine Ridge and Oak at Hillcrest. Shift officers will also be in the area.

Respectfully,

Safety Officer David V. Savio
15 Union Street
Reading Ma.  01867

(781) 942-6775

Friday, September 18, 2015

Starburst is out - with some big news!

Check out this week's Starburst with big news about our modulars:  http://www.edline.net/files/_ISJ0N_/5b533090f02c94723745a49013852ec4/9-17-15.pdf

police news release


*For Immediate Release*

 

September 15, 2015

 

Reading Police Department Traffic and Safety Division

 

Safety Officer David V. Savio

 

 

                The Reading Police Department has recently received several concerns, with regards to motorists failing to stop for school buses. More specifically, motorists are failing to stop for school buses when their safety lights are engaged. The types of school buses indicated in each concern, are the smaller vans, white in color. They have flashing lights and should be treated in the same manner in which a motorist would approach a traditional yellow school bus. 

 

Please be advised, the Reading Police Department will be conducting an enforcement campaign in regards to the aforementioned concern. Please take notice and keep our children safe.  

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Barrows Curriculum Night

Thursday, September 10th

6:30-7pm grades 3-5
7-7:30pm PTO & Principal in cafeteria

7:30-8:00pm grades K-2

Monday, September 7, 2015

Hot days coming up...

To our Barrows Families;
The next few days of the week are forecast to be very hot. We will be doing our best to minimize the heat impact to our students including having our classroom fans on, keeping the sun shades drawn, encouraging access to water at all times, minimizing the amount of physical activity, etc.  Please know that the district administration is working to keep an eye on the heat, increasing the venting of schools, and providing fans to the hottest areas of the district.

We would appreciate your help;

  • Please dress your child in light, loose, cotton clothing
  • Send your child to school with a water bottle (consider freezing half of it the night before to keep it cool at school when they refill it)
  • Send them with sunscreen on and sunhats
  • Avoid outdoor play before and after school - stay cool in air conditioning and/or with fans

Thank you for your continued support!
We will remember these days mid-December!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Road Construction Update:


For the week of September 7th – September 11th there will be construction activity around Barrows. Construction will be taking place on Summer Avenue in the area of house number 332 (Gas Company). There will be construction on West Street, between Prescott and Howard Streets (Newport – Drainage).
Another key note. The town is short two Crossing Guards this year, as a result, coverage for certain posts could be inconsistent. One of those locations is West Street, Willow Street, and Summer Street. We have advised the shift officers and detail officers to cover this location when no emergency calls are pressing. However, there will be times of no coverage.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Ready for our 1st day!

Barrows staff spent the last 2 days getting ready for a great school year!

We can't wait to see our students tomorrow!


Friday, August 28, 2015

Kindernasium... or Gymergarten?

Kindernasium... or Gymergarten?  Either way - the classrooms are looking great!  Can't wait to see you all next week!



Wednesday, August 26, 2015

1st grade long term substitute

Please welcome Ms. Sarah Forward as our long term sub for Mrs.Payack's class. Sarah joins us from a year long fellowship  in 1st grade at the Franklin School with her Masters in Elementary Education. She has experience as an inclusion para educator and reading teacher. Welcome Sarah!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

More New Barrows Staff to share:

Andrew Herlihy, 5th grade teacher
"I'll be teaching 5th grade writing and math this year at the Barrows Elementary School and am beyond excited to get the year started.  Upon completing my elementary education degree at Stonehill College, I started working with elementary and middle school students doing intervention work through after school programs.  During my 9 years working with all types of students, I was able to complete my master's of arts in teaching as well as my principal/assistant principal certification.  Last year, I was a tutor here at the Barrows School and got to work with so many students who worked so hard to accomplish their goals.  I love that I now live and work in the same area where family, friends, great students and their families are.  I am looking forward to a fantastic school year and can't wait to get started."


Marissa Holt, 5th grade teacher
"I am so very excited to begin my new position as a fifth grade teacher here at the school! I graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology and shortly after realized my heart was set on working with children. I completed my Masters degree at Northeastern University and my teaching practicum in a 2nd grade classroom at the Vinson-Owen School in Winchester. Last year I taught 6th grade Physical Science and 8th Grade Robotics at Coolidge Middle School, it was a great experience but I missed teaching in an elementary school. Outside of the classroom you will find me gardening in my raised bed organic vegetable garden, playing with my very feisty five pound Yorkshire Terrier Elton, and planning my October wedding with my fiancĂ©. I’m looking forward to the upcoming year and hopefully many more at Barrows and am so happy to be a member of such a wonderful community!" 

Monday, August 24, 2015

Barrows Drop-Off Day!

A reminder - the Barrows “Drop-Off Day” for student supplies will take place on Wednesday, August 26th from 8 A.M. to Noon.

Please come to the front door/main office door to the front lobby to drop off the supplies. Also, please write your child’s first and last name and classroom teacher on the bag of supplies.

We hope many of you will participate, as this helps eliminate the challenge of bringing the big bag of materials while also trying to get students where they need to go, take pictures, and enjoy the 1st day happenings.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Classrooms and Schoolwide, we're getting clean, set-up, and ready for our learners!




Can't  wait to see our students!


Road Construction Update

Please note the information below for the start of our school year:

"The crew and work zone will be south of both Streets. Residents coming from the south to drop off school children may encounter a detour routing traffic Woburn Street to Summer Avenue to West Street to Arcadia Avenue. This is similar to last year. But both Arcadia and Edgemont will be open."


Thursday, August 20, 2015

Administrator professional learning!

The Reading district administrators have been working hard together over the last 2 weeks - getting ready to lead our district and schools to a highly successful 2015-2016.

Today we're enjoying a day at the NERD Microsoft center in Boston.
...bring on the students!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Introducing some of our new Barrows staff!

I am excited to announce and welcome some our new Barrows staff for the 2015-2016 school year!  (Coming soon... more introductions of our new staff members!)

 
Julie Gilchrist, 3rd grade Teacher
I have lived in Reading for the past 17 years with my husband, two girls and more recently Chloe the dog. Olivia is 13 and going into 8th grade at Coolidge and Sophia is 10 and going into 5th grade at Birch Meadow. I began teaching in 2009 after earning my Masters from Lesley University. Prior to education, I spent 12 years working in human resources in downtown Boston. I taught for 5 years at the Greenwood School in Wakefield teaching first, second and third grades. Last year my family moved to San Jose, California for a year due to a relocation for my husband’s job. We had an amazing yearlong adventure and I enjoyed going on field trips and volunteering in Sophia’s classroom. Now I’m ready to be back in the classroom and excited to become part of the Barrows community!

 
Bethany Granoth, Kindergarten Teacher
“To tell you a little bit about myself, I live in Amesbury with my husband, Karl, and my kitty, Duchess. My husband and I met working on board Carnival Cruise Lines as a singer and a dancer back in 2006. We were fortunate enough to travel together for nearly eight years as part of our careers at sea and loved every second of it.

In January of 2013 I decided to go back to school to pursue a career in education. Aside from my passion of singing, I have always had a unique connection with children and find it very easy to relate to them. This past May, I graduated from Gordon College with my Masters of Education in Early Childhood. During this time I worked as a paraprofessional in both the Amesbury and Topsfield school districts.
Filling this Kindergarten position at Barrows is a dream come true. I look forward to meeting you all and working with your incredible children!


Mary Spinosa-Haladay, Special Education Learning Center Teacher
My name is Mary Spinosa-Haladay. I am a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Boston with a Masters degree in Education (Curriculum & Instruction) and a Masters in Special Education. Outside of work, my passions include exploring the cultures of other countries, working with shelter dogs, and spending time outdoors with my own furry friends, Buca and Bo.”

 
Lisa Cosseboom, Special Education Team Chairperson
Lisa has worked in education for 15 years in various roles. She has worked as a School Psychologist, Team Chairperson a­nd Out-of-District Coordinator. She lives with her 4-legged children – a Pit Bull mix named Keeno and Siamese cat, Gennie. ­­­ In her spare time, she LOVES volunteering at her local animal shelter, Lowell Humane Society, which she enjoys immensely = GOOD PEOPLE, Doing GOOD things! Lisa can also been seen in performing in local theater acting [ridiculously]. Lisa also values her time with her family & friends….enjoying golf, reading, and laughing!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Coffee with the Principal & Continued Modular Progress!

Come join Barrows Principal Leonard tomorrow (Wednesday, 8/5) from 9:15-10:30am for a parent/principal coffee!  A chance to meet, chat, catch up, and answer any questions you may have.
Come on by the Barrows Office tomorrow morning - hope to see you there!

Check out the photo below of the Modular work today - not even the crazy weather stops this progress! Foundations poured, trenches dug, going strong.


Monday, August 3, 2015