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    NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS:
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    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.
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    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!
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Thursday, April 19

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    FoodCorps Update
    Pictured: BarringerBarringer students participate
    The last frost date has finally passed, so Barringer Bees are busy planting in the gardens! Third grade students have been watching marigolds, tomatoes, basil and lettuces grow inside, and now they are ready to be transplanted into the gardens. Even on the early release day this week, Ms. Petrillo’s class was busy planting yellow summer squash and strawberries in the circular garden. As the days keep getting warmer, scholars will get to share their harvest with the rest of the school!
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    FoodCorps Update
    from Leah Hindel
    Another short week for FoodCorps! On Wednesday morning, Ms. Hartmann's class planted a mix of native pollinator flowers as part of their butterfly highway project. We finished just
    Pictured: Barringer students participate in time for the rain to soak all the seeds - we hope to see colorful blooms soon! In the afternoon, K-4 Horizons designed experiments using worms from the vermicomposting bins. We found out that worms can climb slopes and navigate mazes pretty well :)
    In other news, I am in need of volunteers and material donations!
    If your family would like to help take care of the gardens over the summer, sign up here!
    If you can donate soil, containers, or spray bottles for planting Mother's Day flowers, sign up here!
    If you would like to help with Earth Day activities on April 21, sign up here!
    This week, students practiced their nutrition label literacy. First, we talked about some important terms found on nutrition facts labels, including serving size, calories, and percent daily value. Then, we compared nutritional information found on two different products to figure out which one was
    a healthier choice. Students learned to look for products with more calcium, protein, and vitamins and avoid products with lots of sodium, sugar, and fat.
    Speaking of healthy choices, tomorrow is the second Garinger Greens
    cole slaw tasting made from cabbage grown in the cafeteria! The fresh lettuce will be harvested in the greenhouse at Garinger High School in the morning and delivered to Barringer in time for lunch. The sample salads will be topped with either a Greek Yogurt Ranch dressing or a Balsamic-Thyme dressing.
    Reminder: Please sign up
    gardens. Thanks to help maintain the gardens over the summer! We need one family per week to help ensure our garden is ready to go in the fall!
    Despite the frigid weather this week, the gardens are still growing! If you look closely, you can see tiny turnip, radish, spinach, and lettuce sprouts in the raised beds. Warmer weather is on the forecast
    Mr. B for next week so hopefully we will see more growth. If you would like to help maintainshowing us his culinary skills while he prepared the garden over the summer, please sign up here.cabbages!
    The FoodCorps lesson this week was about food systems. Students learned vocabulary words thatlast frost date has finally passed, so Barringer Bees are used when discussing food systems, including consumer, conventional, local, and seasonal. Then, we did an activity that helped us seebusy planting in the difference between a conventional food system and a local food system. Using lettuce as an example,gardens! Third grade students thought of all the different people involved in getting food from a farm to a consumer. Students became farmers, truck drivers, pilots, food safety inspectors, chefs, cafeteria workers, grocery store owners, and more- all people who have a role in the conventional food system. Next, we acted out a local food system using the lettuce grown at Garinger High School as the example. We saw how there were many fewer stepsbeen watching marigolds, tomatoes, basil and just a few people involved in this small-scale, local system. Fewer people involved means better traceabilitylettuces grow inside, and more transparency about the food system. Students also discussed how the local food system supports the community and the food is fresher than food from the conventional food system. Everyone will have another chance to sample the Garinger Greens during lunch next Friday!
    The beautiful weather this week was perfect for gardening at Barringer. On Wednesday morning, Ms. Passe and Ms. Joy's classes demonstrated great teamwork as
    now they worked togetherare ready to plant carrots, radishes, lettuce, and more inbe transplanted into the garden. Mr. Nasife's and Ms. Metcalf's students also had a chance to get their hands dirty in the garden. Snowy weather is forecast for this weekend, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that our seedlings survive!
    Classes that planted in the garden last week had a lesson
    gardens. Even on added sugar in various beverages. We discussed the difference between natural sugar, such as fructose found in fruit and lactose in milk, and added sugar, such as high fructose corn syrup in sodas. We also learned how to read nutrition labels and where to find serving size, calories, grams of sugar, and types of sugar. At the end, we used table sugar to measure the amount of sugar in each drink. Can you believe that one 20 ounce soda has 71 grams of sugar? That's about 18 teaspoons- the USDA recommends about 3-4 teaspoons per day. Finally, students sampled a sugar-free drink: citrus cilantro infused water. I encouraged everyone to pay attention to the nutrition label and stick to water, 100% juice, and milk.
    This week was all about getting seeds in the ground! The earlier we start gardening, the sooner we can harvest and eat all the veggies and herbs we grow. Eight classes planted
    early spring crops that can tolerate a bit of cold weather (i.e. the drop to freezing temperatures comingrelease day this weekend) in the raised beds, including carrots, radishes, turnips, cilantro, parsley, beets, spinach, nasturtium, and lettuce. On Monday, students in Mrs. Ashworth andweek, Ms. Mondanaro's classes led younger students in Ms. Easop and Mrs. Hull's classes in planting seeds. Wednesday morningPetrillo’s class was dedicated tobusy planting an herb garden with students in Mrs. Brown and Mrs. McGowan's classes. Mrs. Petrillo and Mrs. Head's classes used what they learned a few weeks ago about square foot gardening to help plant in the courtyard beds. Even the after school groups got to plant carrots, radishes, beets, and peas in the hoop house! Now it's just a matter of taking good care of the garden beds so the plants will grow and produce delicious, fresh food for us to eat! :)
    This week, FoodCorps lessons were all about love - specifically, how plants can love and support each other in the garden. Students thought back to November when we read the Three Sisters legend and learned how corn, beans, and
    yellow summer squash benefit each other when planted together in a garden. This method of pairing crops in a way that make the whole garden better is called companion planting. Since Valentine's Day was this week, I thought it was the perfect time to learn about companion planting and discuss which crops "love" each other and which would rather stay away from one another. Students chose a plant card and got into pairs to see if their plants were better together or apart. We learned that certain flowers, like marigolds and nasturtiums, "love" almost every other plantstrawberries in the garden! After pairing with several different partners, students used their knowledge of companion planting (and of square foot gardening) to design acircular garden. Finally, we enjoyed a naturally-sweet Valentine's Day treat of strawberries, red grapes, and cherry tomatoes. We think that everyone should try to be more like a marigold and spreadAs the love!
    Q: What do you call a creature with no eyes and no teeth who can turn your garbage into nutritious plant food?
    A: A red wiggler worm!
    This week was all about red wiggler worms and how they can turn our trash into treasure for our garden. Students discussed how pollution, food waste, and poor soil quality can be addressed with composting. Building on what they learned about layered compost a few weeks ago, students focused on vermicomposting (using worms
    days keep getting warmer, scholars will get to make compost) this week. Everyone got a chance to admire my acting skills and useshare their observation skills as I explained how to build a vermicomposting bin without any words. Each student recorded the steps in their FoodCorps journals and learned some interesting worm facts, like that there are 4,000 species of worms but only 6 that are used for vermicomposting. Next week, we will be building worms bins for real!
    How to build your own vermicomposting bin!
    Happy New Year BAC families! I hope you all had a great break and are enjoying the first few days of 2017. This week in FoodCorps lessons, students learned about how to eat healthier in the new year. We discussed that one popular New Year's resolution is eating more fruits and veggies. We used the MyPlate tool to learn about the different food groups and portion sizes. Then, students competed
    harvest with each other to name as many fruits and veggies as they could in 3 minutes. To make it even harder, they had to sort the fruits and veggies by color. It was especially hard to thinkrest of white fruits and veggies! We finished up the lesson by making a yummy fruit smoothie and toasting to the new year. Here's the recipe:
    Healthy New Year Smoothie
    2 cups frozen fruit of your choice
    1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
    1 cup orange juice
    2 TBSP honey
    Optional: Handful of spinach, kale, collards, or other green
    Blend all the ingredients together and add water or ice until you reach desired consistency. Enjoy!
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    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 26 - 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 26-27, 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!
    DEAR Day - Your Help Needed
    Friday, April 13 is Drop Everything And Read (DEAR) Day at Barringer! Guest readers will be at school throughout the day to share favorite stories with our classes, and thanks to the generosity of KPMG's Family for Literacy every student will receive a book to take home. We need parent volunteers to help escort our readers to their assigned classes, and to donate food as a thank you for their time. If you are able to help, please visit our sign up page! Any parents or other community members interested in reading to a class can contact DEAR Day coordinator Hope Halso at hopehalso@gmail.com.

    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.
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Saturday, April 7

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    Other Needs
    The following are not considered critical needs; however, donations of these items would be helpful to staff or benefit the classrooms at BAC.
    Specials Wish Lists: *Updated 2015-16 list
    http://www.cms.k12.nc.us/cmsdepartments/cpfe/Pages/SchoolNeedsDisplay.aspx
    Don't forget to check out worthy projects posted by Barringer teachers at DonorsChoose.org.
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    Important Dates:
    January
    3: Back to School
    11: Science Fair Parent Night
    15: MLK Holiday
    22: Teacher Workday
    February
    2: Staff Appreciation Lunch
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    20: Open House
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    NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS:
    SAVE THE DATE-
    Science Fair Parent Night- January 11 from 6-7:30pm
    Open Houses for Prospective Families- January 12 & 19 at 9:30 am in
    Book Fair- April 30 to May 4
    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 Media Center
    We Need Your Pictures
    Did you take photos at
    5th annual Barringer Book Drive! The drive begins on April 10 with a class holiday partygoal of collecting 3,500 (new or another event ingently used) books during the fall? Do youmonth of April. Children who don’t have pictures of an ordinary day in your child's classroom? Help us makeaccess to reading materials over the 2017-2018summer tend to lose valuable literacy skills -- help BAC yearbook awesomefight the “summer slump” by submitting your pictures! We rely on parents and staffdonating books to contributebe sent home with students over the photos that make our yearbook so special for our students. To submit pictures, visit the Pictavo websitesummer. 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 downloadlibrary books. Collection bins will be placed near the Pictavo appfront entrance and register with school code 73280. Ifbus ramp doors at the start of the drive. Thank you have questions or need assistance, contact the PTA yearbook chairfor supporting our BAC community!
    DEAR Day - Your Help Needed
    Friday, April 13 is Drop Everything And Read (DEAR) Day
    at BACCharlotteYearbook@gmail.com.
    FoodCorps Update from Gigi Lytton
    Happy New Year Barringer Bees! The weather has been very cold lately, which means our gardens are waiting for warm spring weather to start growing again! Barringer students
    Barringer! Guest readers will getbe at school throughout the day to make Hoppin’ Johnshare favorite stories with collards next week when FoodCorps lessons resume.
    If you haven’t had your collard greens
    our classes, and Hoppin’ John yet this year, here’s a recipethanks to the generosity of KPMG's Family for this traditional southern dish sureLiteracy every student will receive a book to bring you good lucktake home. We need parent volunteers to help escort our readers to their assigned classes, and prosperity in the New Year! It’s traditionally made with ham hock or bacon to infusedonate food as a smoky flavor, but substitute a dash of soy sauce and brown sugarthank you for a vegetarian version.their time. If you’ve always wondered where this tradition originated, here isyou are able to help, please visit our sign up page! Any parents or other community members interested in reading to a little information on the dish.Happy January!
    Donors Choose Projects
    class can contact DEAR Day coordinator Hope Halso at Barringer
    We currently have a Donors Choose project posted for our school:
    The Life Cycle of Chickens from Mrs. Gerst
    Check out the site for more information and consider supporting these projects!
    hopehalso@gmail.com.
    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.
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    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!
    Learn About the Media Center Makeover!
    Find information, updates and how to help here.
    Watch DOGS
    Barringer fathers and father figures are invited to sign up for BAC Watch DOGS (Dads of Great Students) -- you can make a difference by committing to volunteer just one day at school! Visit the BAC Watch DOGS page for more information and to sign up for a day (or more).
    Be a Part of Shaping 2017-2018 at BAC
    Want to help make 2017-18 the best year ever at BAC? Sign up to be a part of the BAC PTA leadership team for next year! If you have just a few hours a month that you would be willing to share, please consider joining our team! Contact us at barringerpta@gmail.com for more information.

    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!
    Join the PTA Online!
    This year, the Barringer PTA is excited to offer you the option of purchasing your PTA membership online, before school starts! Visit our secure order page, and pay using your credit card or checking account.

    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.)
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    2. Follow the onscreen instructions to register. All volunteers must register!
    Advocate for Public Education with MeckEd
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    education matters. The next one, "Public Education: What Matters to You?" is scheduled for Thursday, August 27 from 8:00-9:30 AM at the BB&T/Novant Health Building (108 Providence Road).
    Earn Money for BAC While You Shop: Amazon Smile
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