William Barr News
"We Remember Them"
Today at William Barr Elementary, we started our day at 9:03 with a moment of silence in observance of those we lost on 9/11. Our Village Mayor and councilman, Kevin Watkinson were in attendance with us. Mayor John Hunter joined us in the reading of a poem in remembrance of the Children of 9/11, “We Remember Them”. After reading the poem our current leader, Mayor John Hunter and Councilman Watkinson joined with our future leaders, President Morello, Officer DeLuca and Officer Haffner in a reflective walk. After the reflective walk we signed a poster saluting our firefighters, police and EMS personnel. Barr Elementary would like to recognize the Mayor and Councilman Watkinson for participating in the event and donating the flags.  
PARENT COMMUNICATION MODULE IS NOW AVAILABLE
We are excited to announce that you can now sign-up for personalized school news and events through our Parent Communication Module.  You can create an account and have access to a custom "dashboard" with all the news and events from the school(s) you select.   SIGN-UP 
Deadline Approaching
The deadline for the Recommendations / Ideas Worksheet from Open House is due by this Thursday, Sept. 11th, and Monday, Sept. 15th we will announce the winner of the Giant Eagle gift card. 
EXCITING CHANGES IN OUR CAFETERIA
Last week you received information introducing the new Nutrislice software at http://sheffield.nutrislice.com. Now, we are happy to announce that starting Tuesday, September 2nd, we will offer two alternatives to the daily lunch. Your child will have a choice between three entrees, with the same fruits and vegetables being served with each entrée. To learn more about the nutritional makeup of the entrees, please visit the Nutrislice website at http://sheffield.nutrislice.com.
Lunches at Barr will now cost $2.75, with no change in the $1.30 breakfast cost. The reduced cost of $0.30 for breakfast, and $0.40 for lunch will remain the same.
We are proud to offer students healthy school lunches that include milk, fruits and vegetables, proteins and grains. We hope you like our new menu!
 
Incredible Years Program for Families
OhioGuidestone offers FREE parenting programs! Come and learn new positive parenting strategies for managing behaviors, increasing positive family relationships, and supporting your children's development. 
A Letter From Your New Principal
Dear Parents,

I would like to start off by welcoming you to the 2014-2015 school year!

Some of you may be interested in knowing a little bit about me. I was born and raised in the Former Republic of Yugoslavia. I studied law at Prishtina Law School in Kosovo in 1992, but was interrupted by the 1992 civil war. I earned my bachelor’s degree from Case Western Reserve University, master’s degrees from Baldwin Wallace University and Norwich University and completed the principal’s certification program at Muskingum University. I am currently completing my Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership and Transformational Change at Concordia University.

I have worked for Avon Lake City Schools since 2000 as an intervention specialist, credit recovery coordinator, advised the mighty ALHS Key Club (a Kiwanis-sponsored social service organization), and maintained the school’s web page. I am the past president of the Rocky River Kiwanis Club and Community Resources Services. Currently I serve as President of Camp !magine, a nonprofit organization that provides extended schools year services and recreational activities for students with special needs and teach graduate classes at Baldwin Wallace University.

I have a wonderful daughter. Elisabeth is fifteen and is starting high school this year.

Having the opportunity to work with the dedicated staff and parents in the Sheffield Lake - Sheffield community is truly a dream come true! The more time I spend at Barr and Tennyson the more impressed I have become. The staff and parents I have met are friendly, hardworking, and genuinely care about the students and our community. The new school year is just around the corner, and I am eager to get it underway! I am looking forward to having the building full of students and staff and all of the energy they will bring. If you are in the building, please stop by my office for a visit!

Consider getting involved with the new SOS (Students of Service) club we are starting this year. We can use volunteers at school all the time. We will be happy to help you find an area you can help out in!

I consider it a pleasure and privilege to be a part of your child’s education. Please contact our school office if you ever have a question, concern, or comment.

Gjergj Haxhiu
Barr & Tennyson Principal
 
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

The 2014-2015 Waiver/Professional Development Days are:

9/12/2014-No school for students
10/20/2014-No school for students
1/20/2015-No school for students
2/13/2015-No school for PreK-5, SMS & BHS will have a late
start-10:00AM
3/23/2015-No school for PreK-5, SMS & BHS will have a late
start-10:00AM

Inservice Day

11/4/2014-No school for students

Please mark your calendars with these dates.

Also Note:  THERE ARE NO EARLY RELEASE DAYS THIS YEAR.
 

Take a 3D Virtual Tour of the new 7-12 building
Click here to visit our new building construction website where you can take a virtual 3D tour of our future 7-12 Building. 
STUDY ISLAND

Now you can practice at home!
What is Study Island?  It is:
 -Web-based instruction, practice, assessment, and reporting built from Ohio state's standards.
          -Rigorous academic content that is both fun and engaging.
          -Research-based with proven results for all students.
          -Easy to use in school and at home!
Just go to http://www.studyisland.com/ and have your son or daughter log in.  They should know their user name and password and they should be able to "take it from there"!  Have fun learning at home!

 
School Hours

Barr Elementary School begins promptly at 8:35 A.M.
    The school day ends, and we dismiss at 3:20 P.M.      

Power School Parent Portal
For Power School Parent Portal Access Click Here 
School Fees
School fees for William Barr are $55.00 
BARR'S ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE


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