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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 the Media Center
    We Need Your Pictures
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    BAC Direct Giving Campaign
    Important Dates:
    November
    10: Veterans' Day
    January
    3: Back to School
    11: Science Fair Parent Night
    15: MLK
    Holiday
    13: SLT Meeting
    17: Open House
    22-24: Thanksgiving Holiday
    December
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    22: Teacher Workday
    February
    2: Staff Appreciation Lunch
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    Early Release
    14: Winter Musical
    20-Jan 2: Winter Break
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    NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS:
    SAVE THE DATE-
    TreesCharlotte Tree Planting Event at BAC- December 2 (Volunteer registration link below)
    Winter Musical (3rd
    Open Houses for Prospective Families- January 12 & 4th Grades, plus BAC Chorus) will be held on December 1419 at 6:30pm.
    PTA Pie Drive
    Tuesday, November 21, will be
    9:30 am in the annual Barringer PTA Pie Drive. Once again our goal is to send every staff member home withMedia Center
    We Need Your Pictures
    Did you take photos at
    a pie to enjoy overclass holiday party or another event in the Thanksgiving holiday! We will need parents to donate pies (homemade or store bought) of all types. Iffall? Do you aren't able to donate a pie, you can also contribute towards the costhave pictures of purchasing a pie. Letsan ordinary day in your child's classroom? Help us make sure that our staff knows how thankful we are for them this holiday season! Sign up here.
    Direct Giving Campaign
    Thank you to the more than 50 generous members of
    the 2017-2018 BAC community who have helped us raise over $10,000 towards our goal of $17,000yearbook awesome by November 21! If you would like to addsubmitting your namepictures! We rely on parents and staff to contribute the list of donors supportingphotos that make our scholars, you can give by returningyearbook so special for our students. To submit pictures, visit the donation form {BAC direct giving flyer 2017-2018.pdf} to school with your cash or check,Pictavo website or download the Pictavo app and register with school code 73280. If you can give online using a credit cardhave questions or your bank account. No gift is too small and every dollar donated staysneed assistance, contact the PTA yearbook chair at BACCharlotteYearbook@gmail.com.
    FoodCorps Update from Gigi Lytton
    Happy New Year
    Barringer to directly benefitBees! The weather has been very cold lately, which means our students and staff!
    Register
    gardens are waiting for the TreesCharlotte/BAC Tree Planting Event on Dec 2
    TreesCharlotte, a public/private collaboration dedicated
    warm spring weather to growstart growing again! Barringer students will get to make Hoppin’ John with collards next week when FoodCorps lessons resume.
    If you haven’t had your collard greens
    and diversify Charlotte’s urban forest, is hostingHoppin’ John yet this year, here’s a tree planting event at Barringer on Saturday, December 2, from 9:00-11:30 AM. We are lookingrecipe for volunteersthis traditional southern dish sure to help plant close to 300 trees around the campus. As a volunteerbring you will be provided with all the instructiongood luck and oversight you need to be successful planting trees at the event. These fun and rewarding events offer the perfect opportunity to get families, scouts, church groups, corporate teams, etc. involvedprosperity in the important mission of TreesCharlotte! Volunteers walk awayNew Year! It’s traditionally made with ham hock or bacon to infuse a smoky flavor, but substitute a TreesCharlotte water bottle and the satisfactiondash of planting trees for nowsoy sauce and brown sugar for the future – plus you will have a lot of fun. You can register to volunteervegetarian version. If you’ve always wondered where this tradition originated, here --is a little information on the deadline to register is Sunday, November 26, 2017.dish.Happy January!
    Donors Choose Projects at Barringer
    We currently have a Donors Choose project posted for our school:
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    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).
    Help Us Build a Barringer Makerspace!
    The Barringer Media Committee is seeking to create school makerspaces to support innovative learning for our students. A makerspace is an area where students build, create, problem solve, and have fun! To build these creative learning areas, the committee needs many items as well as some volunteers with specific skills. Please read their flyer {Makerspace_Reno_2017.pdf} to see if you are able to help!

    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.
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Sunday, November 12

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    NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS:
    SAVE THE DATE-
    Conferences/Teacher workday/No school- October 30
    Open House for prospective families to be held November 17 at 9:30 in the Media Center.

    TreesCharlotte Tree Planting Event at BAC- December 2 (Volunteer registration link below)
    Winter Musical (3rd & 4th Grades, plus BAC Chorus) will be held on December 14 at 6:30pm.
    A Message About CMS Bonds from CMS and Ms. Range
    An important issue affecting our students and staff
    PTA Pie Drive
    Tuesday, November 21,
    will come before voters Nov. 7, withbe the $922 million Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools bond proposal. If the bondannual Barringer PTA Pie Drive. Once again our goal is approved, CMS would build 17 new schools and provide renovations or additions to 12 others. The bond would significantly impact learning—providing state-of-the-art technology and classrooms and learning spaces that encourage collaboration and flexibility, equipping students for success in the 21st century. Seventy-eight percent of CMS schools are at orsend every staff member home with a pie to enjoy over capacity and many were built in the 1950s. The bond would relieve overcrowding throughout the district. For more information on the CMS school bond, please contact the school officeThanksgiving holiday! We will need parents to donate pies (homemade or visit the CMS website. Same-day, in-person registration and votingstore bought) of all types. If you aren't able to donate a pie, you can be done Oct. 19 - Nov. 4. To learn more, visitalso contribute towards the Mecklenburg County Boardcost of Elections website.purchasing a pie. Lets make sure that our staff knows how thankful we are for them this holiday season! Sign up here.
    Direct Giving Campaign
    Thank you to the more than 50 generous members of the BAC community who have helped us raise over $10,000 towards our goal of $17,000 by November 21! If you would like to add your name to the list of donors supporting our scholars, you can give by returning the donation form {BAC direct giving flyer 2017-2018.pdf} to school with your cash or check, or you can give online using a credit card or your bank account. No gift is too small and every dollar donated stays at Barringer to directly benefit our students and staff!
    Gardening at Barringer- Volunteers Needed
    Volunteers are needed for Campus Garden Day will be on Saturday, November 4 from 9:00-12:00. Bring your gardening tools and gloves and help with maintenance of our gardens and grounds! This is a great opportunity for families to work together to support our school community.

    Register for the TreesCharlotte/BAC Tree Planting Event on Dec 2
    TreesCharlotte, a public/private collaboration dedicated to grow and diversify Charlotte’s urban forest, is hosting a tree planting event at Barringer on Saturday, December 2, from 9:00-11:30 AM. We are looking for volunteers to help plant close to 300 trees around the campus. As a volunteer you will be provided with all the instruction and oversight you need to be successful planting trees at the event. These fun and rewarding events offer the perfect opportunity to get families, scouts, church groups, corporate teams, etc. involved in the important mission of TreesCharlotte! Volunteers walk away with a TreesCharlotte water bottle and the satisfaction of planting trees for now and for the future – plus you will have a lot of fun. You can register to volunteer here -- the deadline to register is Sunday, November 26, 2017.
    NAGC Family Day
    Students and parents are invited to attend Family Day at the National Association for Gifted Children's 2017 Convention. This event will take place at the Charlotte Convention Center on Saturday, November 11 from 9:00 to 3:00. You can get more information and register for this free event at the NAGC website.

    Donors Choose Projects at Barringer
    We currently have a Donors Choose project posted for our school:
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Saturday, October 28

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    TreesCharlotte, a public/private collaboration dedicated to grow and diversify Charlotte’s urban forest, is hosting a tree planting event at Barringer on Saturday, December 2, from 9:00-11:30 AM. We are looking for volunteers to help plant close to 300 trees around the campus. As a volunteer you will be provided with all the instruction and oversight you need to be successful planting trees at the event. These fun and rewarding events offer the perfect opportunity to get families, scouts, church groups, corporate teams, etc. involved in the important mission of TreesCharlotte! Volunteers walk away with a TreesCharlotte water bottle and the satisfaction of planting trees for now and for the future – plus you will have a lot of fun. You can register to volunteer here -- the deadline to register is Sunday, November 26, 2017.
    Reflections: Within Reach
    The BAC PTA Reflections program has begun
    NAGC Family Day
    Students
    and runs through October 27th. Entriesparents are dueinvited to attend Family Day at the morning of October 27 inNational Association for Gifted Children's 2017 Convention. This event will take place at the BAC PTA Room. The theme is "Within Reach". StudentsCharlotte Convention Center on Saturday, November 11 from 9:00 to 3:00. You can show their interpretation of the theme in one orget more of six artistic categories. The art must be newly created specificallyinformation and register for this theme and must be the work and idea of only the student. BAC is able to send up to 15 entries for the K-2 division and up to 15 entries in the grades 3-5 division to the County level of competition. Ask your teacher for the rules and entry form (available infree event at the teacher mailroom) or print your own website Reflections page!NAGC website.
    Donors Choose Projects at Barringer
    We currently have a Donors Choose project posted for our school:
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    One of the best things you can do for your child and your school...Provide Input!
    School board meetings are open to the public! Attend one! Click here for the schedule ... http://www.cms.k12.nc.us/boe/Pages/SchoolBoardMeetings.aspx
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    close proximity.) 20162017 Board of
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    Meeting Schedule: September 13January 10 and 24, February 14 and 28, March 14 and 28, April 6* and 25, May 9 and 24, June 6* and 27, July 25, August 8 and 22, September 12 and 26, October 1110 and 25,24, November 9*,8, December 13.12. (*The March 16first Board meeting was added forin April will occur on the AdvancED accreditation process; *The November 9first Thursday of the month due to the Spring Break schedule; the second Board meeting in May will occur on a Wednesdayone day late due to Election Day.)the graduation schedule; * the June 6 Board meeting is early due to the graduation schedule; the November Board meeting will be on the second Wednesday in November.)
    Email Board members. (If you would like to email all members at once, you can cut and paste the email list below the grid in to your email.)
    **Mary T. McCray**
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    Member District 3
    ericc.davis@cms.k12.nc.us, elysec.dashew@cms.k12.nc.ustom.tate@cms.k12.nc.us, rhonda.lennon@cms.k12.nc.us,paul1.bailey@cms.k12.nc.us,rubym.jones@cms.k12.nc.us, maryt.mccray@cms.k12.nc.us, ericka.ellis-stewart@cms.k12.nc.us, **thelmab.bailey@cms.k12.nc.us**
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    CMS Superintendent, Ann Clark, **a.clark@cms.k12.nc.us**Clayton WIlcox, **claytonm.wilcox@cms.k12.nc.us**
    Attend a Superintendent Coffee, Dates will be posted when events are planned.
    Current Topics and Events
    JoinA Message About CMS Bonds from CMS and Ms. Range
    An important issue affecting our students and staff will come before voters Nov. 7, with
    the Mecklenburg County PAGE Chapter
    The
    $922 million Charlotte-Mecklenburg Partners forSchools bond proposal. If the Advancement of Gifted Education (PAGE) chapter has returned. PAGEbond is comprised of parents, educators,approved, CMS would build 17 new schools and community members working togetherprovide renovations or additions to advocate12 others. The bond would significantly impact learning—providing state-of-the-art technology and classrooms and learning spaces that encourage collaboration and flexibility, equipping students for success in the needs21st century. Seventy-eight percent of gifted learners. Local PAGE chaptersCMS schools are typically involved in community enrichment opportunities, support for gifted programming in schools, and advocacy at local, state, and national levels. Everyoneor over capacity and anyone with an interestmany were built in gifted education is invited to participate.the 1950s. The bond would relieve overcrowding throughout the district. For more information,information on the CMS school bond, please contact Bernice Cutler. Click here to learn morethe school office or visit the CMS website. Same-day, in-person registration and becomevoting can be done Oct. 19 - Nov. 4. To learn more, visit the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections website.
    Board of Education District 2 Candidate Town Hall
    Voters in Board of Education District 2 (which includes Barringer) are invited to
    a member. (www.meckpage.org)Town Hall meeting to hear candidates discuss how they will represent your interests if elected. This event will be held on November 4 from 3:00 - 4:00 at South Tryon Community United Methodist Church (2516 S. Tryon Street).
    Questions about Title I and What It Means to My School?
    Title I is intended to help ensure that all children have the opportunity to obtain a high quality education and reach proficiency on challenging State academic content and performance standards. Title I began with the passage of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, which provided federal funding for high-poverty schools to help students who are behind academically and at risk of falling behind. Services can include hiring teachers to reduce class size, tutoring, purchase of instructional equipment, materials and supplies, parental involvement activities, professional development, pre-kindergarten programs, and hiring teachers and paraprofessionals. Learn more here.
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    BAC Direct Giving Campaign
    Important Dates:
    October
    18: Early Release Day
    23-27: Book Fair
    27: Fall Festival
    30: Teacher Workday/Conferences

    November
    10: Veterans' Day Holiday
    13: SLT Meeting
    17: Open House

    22-24: Thanksgiving Holiday
    December
    6: Early Release
    14: Winter Musical
    20-Jan 2: Winter Break

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    NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS:
    SAVE THE DATE-
    Book Fair- October 23-27
    Fall Festival- October 27 at 6:00
    Reflections entries due- October 27

    Conferences/Teacher workday/No school- October 30
    Open House for prospective families to be held November 17 at 9:30 in the Media Center.
    TreesCharlotte Tree Planting Event at BAC- December 2 (Volunteer registration link below)
    Fall Festival and Book Fair- Help Needed!
    -Get ready for BAC's annual Fall Festival, which
    Winter Musical (3rd & 4th Grades, plus BAC Chorus) will be held on Friday, October 27December 14 at 6:00! We'll start with a Parents vs. Teachers basketball game, enjoy halftime entertainment6:30pm.
    A Message About CMS Bonds
    from BAC students, cheer on a costume parade, trick-or-treat through the hallways,CMS and finishMs. Range
    An important issue affecting our students and staff will come before voters Nov. 7,
    with a Monster Mash dance in the gym. You can also visit$922 million Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools bond proposal. If the Book Fair throughout the evening! Admissionbond is free,approved, CMS would build 17 new schools and pizzaprovide renovations or additions to 12 others. The bond would significantly impact learning—providing state-of-the-art technology and drinks will be availableclassrooms and learning spaces that encourage collaboration and flexibility, equipping students for purchase.
    We need lots of help to make it happen! You can help by:
    donating individually wrapped, nut-free candy, dropped off
    success in the front office;
    donating large pumpkins for our class decorating contest;
    joining the parent basketball team (email Coach Adam Howell for information);
    volunteering your time
    21st century. Seventy-eight percent of CMS schools are at or that of your middle/high school student on the afternoonover capacity and night ofmany were built in the 27th (email1950s. The bond would relieve overcrowding throughout the PTA for details).
    -As you consider where you might like to volunteer, don't forget about the Book Fair! Opening
    district. For more information on the 23rd and running throughCMS school bond, please contact the night ofschool office or visit the Fall Festival (27th), we will need lots of volunteers to staff the fair during student browsingCMS website. Same-day, in-person registration and shopping times. Sign up here. *Also, volunteers will have their names entered in a drawing to win a $20 gift certificate** for use invoting can be done Oct. 19 - Nov. 4. To learn more, visit the book fair! The more you volunteer, the more times your name is entered! (Contact Lisa Guy and Alyson Winters if you have questions.)Mecklenburg County Board of Elections website.
    Direct Giving Campaign
    This year's Direct Giving campaign is off to a great start! We are about halfwayThank you to the more than 50 generous members of the BAC community who have helped us raise over $10,000 towards our goal of raising $17,000 by November 21 -- please help us reach our goal and start putting21! If you would like to add your donationsname to work inthe list of donors supporting our school community. Youscholars, you can give
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    and staff!
    Gardening at Barringer- Volunteers Needed
    Volunteers are needed for Campus Garden Day will be on Saturday, November 4 from 9:00-12:00. Bring your gardening tools and gloves and help with maintenance of our gardens and grounds! This is a great opportunity for families to work together to support our school community.

    Register for the TreesCharlotte/BAC Tree Planting Event on Dec 2
    Register here.TreesCharlotte, a public/private collaboration dedicated to grow and diversify Charlotte’s urban forest, is hosting a tree planting event at Barringer on Saturday, December 2, from 9:00-11:30 AM. We are looking for volunteers to help plant close to 300 trees around the campus. As a volunteer you will be provided with all the instruction and oversight you need to be successful planting trees at the event. These fun and rewarding events offer the perfect opportunity to get families, scouts, church groups, corporate teams, etc. involved in the important mission of TreesCharlotte! Volunteers walk away with a TreesCharlotte water bottle and the satisfaction of planting trees for now and for the future – plus you will have a lot of fun. You can register to volunteer here -- the deadline to register is Sunday, November 26, 2017.
    Reflections: Within Reach
    The BAC PTA Reflections program has begun and runs through October 27th. Entries are due the morning of October 27 in the BAC PTA Room. The theme is "Within Reach". Students can show their interpretation of the theme in one or more of six artistic categories. The art must be newly created specifically for this theme and must be the work and idea of only the student. BAC is able to send up to 15 entries for the K-2 division and up to 15 entries in the grades 3-5 division to the County level of competition. Ask your teacher for the rules and entry form (available in the teacher mailroom) or print your own website Reflections page!
    Donors Choose Projects at Barringer
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    currently have twoa Donors Choose projectsproject posted for
    The Life Cycle of Chickens from Mrs. Gerst
    Life Long Readers from Ms. Curry
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    Check out their pagesthe site for more
    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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Thursday, October 19

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    Conferences/Teacher workday/No school- October 30
    TreesCharlotte Tree Planting Event at BAC- December 2 (Volunteer registration link below)
    Fall Festival and Book Fair- Help Needed!
    -Get ready for BAC's annual Fall Festival, which will be on Friday, October 27 at 6:00! We'll start with a Parents vs. Teachers basketball game, enjoy halftime entertainment from BAC students, cheer on a costume parade, trick-or-treat through the hallways, and finish with a Monster Mash dance in the gym. You can also visit the Book Fair throughout the evening! Admission is free, and pizza and drinks will be available for purchase.
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    Direct Giving Campaign
    This year's Direct Giving campaign is off to a great start! We are about halfway to our goal of raising $17,000 by November 21 -- please help us reach our goal and start putting your donations to work in our school community. You can give by returning the donation form {BAC direct giving flyer 2017-2018.pdf} to school with your cash or check, or you can give online using a credit card or your bank account. No gift is too small and every dollar donated stays at Barringer to directly benefit our students and staff!
    Register for the TreesCharlotte/BAC Tree Planting Event on Dec 2
    Register here.

    Reflections: Within Reach
    The BAC PTA Reflections program has begun and runs through October 27th. Entries are due the morning of October 27 in the BAC PTA Room. The theme is "Within Reach". Students can show their interpretation of the theme in one or more of six artistic categories. The art must be newly created specifically for this theme and must be the work and idea of only the student. BAC is able to send up to 15 entries for the K-2 division and up to 15 entries in the grades 3-5 division to the County level of competition. Ask your teacher for the rules and entry form (available in the teacher mailroom) or print your own website Reflections page!
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    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. 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).
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    MeckEd Advocacy Toolkit Available
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