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NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS:



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  • Book Fair- April 27 to May 4



Spring Book Fair

Once Upon a Time...BAC held an amazing Spring Book Fair! All the princes, princesses, heroes and villains were there, choosing books to transport them to a land far, far away.
Please join us for the Barringer Spring Book Fair, April 27 - May 4. It's a great time to find books to read over the summer AND help stock the BAC Media Center! Profits will help update the Media Center's collection with new books. We need families to help us run the event, so please consider signing up for a volunteer slot. It's fun! You'll help students choose books that could make a difference in their lives. The Book Fair will be open for browsing April 27, and open for purchases during students' regular Media Center time April 30 - May 3. On May 4, we'll be open for Beginners Day, as well as during Prince Charming's Mystery Dinner. Remember you must be a registered CMS volunteer in order to work at the Book Fair. We'll see you in the Media Center!


Barringer Book Drive

Get started with your spring cleaning by clearing your shelves and closets of unwanted elementary level books -- and donating them to the 5th annual Barringer Book Drive! The drive begins on April 10 with a goal of collecting 3,500 (new or gently used) books during the month of April. Children who don’t have access to reading materials over the summer tend to lose valuable literacy skills -- help BAC fight the “summer slump” by donating books to be sent home with students over the summer. We especially need K-2 level books, but all elementary level donations will be appreciated. Please do not donate board books, textbooks, adult fiction or library books. Collection bins will be placed near the front entrance and bus ramp doors at the start of the drive. Thank you for supporting our BAC community!


Join the PTA!

Show your support for our school, students, and staff -- join the Barringer PTA! Visit our online membership page to sign up and pay your dues (Individual membership $6, Family membership $12) today, or pick up a membership form in the office and pay with cash or check. Be sure to mark your calendar for our first general body meeting next Tuesday, September 19 at 6:00! We'll be discussing program priorities and our budget for the upcoming year.


It's Time to Re-Link Your VIC Card

Did you know you can support Barringer every time you shop at Harris Teeter through the Together in Education program? Simply link your Harris Teeter VIC card to Barringer (school #2389) and our school earns money, at no cost to you! You can link to five schools, and you must re-link every August. There are multiple ways you can link and support Barringer:
  1. When you check out at Harris Teeter, ask the cashier to link your card to school #2389;
  2. Visit the Together in Education website, log in, and search for Barringer (#2389);
  3. Enter your last name and phone number or VIC number in this form, and we'll take care of linking your card!
Last year we earned more than $430 with only 67 linked cards -- imagine how much we could earn to support our staff and programs if every Barringer family linked their cards!


Easy Money for Barringer

Did you know there are easy, free ways to support Barringer while you shop? Join the Amazon Smile program, designate Barringer as your charitable organization, and a percentage of every eligible purchase goes to our school! Many items are eligible for Smile donations and your shopping experience is exactly the same.

It's also time to re-link your Harris Teeter VIC card! Visit the Together in Education page to link your card or ask the cashier next time you check out to link your card to school #2389. Remember you have to link every August, even if you previously were linked to Barringer, and you can link to as many as five schools.

Don't forget to clip and send in Box Tops for Education -- these are found on many products you buy everyday, and each one is worth ten cents for our school! Simply drop them in the collection box in the office or outside of Ms. Easop's room, our volunteers will take care of the rest!


Interested in Volunteering at the School, Chaperoning Field Trips or Having Lunch with Your Student? Don't Forget to Register As a Volunteer with CMS.

Volunteer Registration with CMS:The school system requires that all volunteers must be registered with CMS in advance to ensure the safety of our children.(It is also disappointing to come to help only to be turned away.)
1. Click on the following link: Register to Volunteer. This displays the primary CMS website.
2. Follow the onscreen instructions to register. All volunteers must register!

Advocate for Public Education with MeckEd

If you are looking for ways to become a stronger advocate for public education in Charlotte and North Carolina, visit the MeckEd website or read their current newsletter to find information about current issues and ways you can get involved! MeckEd is an independent, non-profit organization that informs and engages the community around critical issues facing public education. They also sponsor occasional Community Conversations to provide a platform for citizens to weigh in on timely, local education matters.


Earn Money for BAC While You Shop: Amazon Smile

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Start shopping at BAC's Smile Page.





MeckEd Advocacy Toolkit Available

If you are ready to take a stand for teachers and students, check out the MeckEd Advocacy Toolkit.






HELP NEEDED....

  • Math Tutors Needed!


    Do you want to support at child at Barringer with a commitment of an hour or less per week? Our school has a new partnership this year with Heart Math Tutoring! Heart provides the support of an on-site coordinator and an easy-to-follow, proven curriculum featuring hands-on activities and games. Tutors work one-on-one with a student who is below grade level in elementary math. 98% of students tutored to date have met program growth goals, and 99% of surveyed volunteers would recommend Heart to others. At Barringer, you can choose 30 minutes or one hour, from 12:45-1:45 or 3:00-4:00. Find more information about Heart and sign up to tutor here; if you have any questions please email volunteer@heartutoring.org!



If you have news items for the website, or that you would like to include in the next BeeMail, mail your request and content to BarringerPTA@gmail.com .