Summer reading book cost down 43%!

******* !!! Summer reading book cost down 43% !!! *******

Did you know that the Barrington PTA purchases the summer reading books for incoming grades 1-4?

And when I say “Barrington PTA” what I really mean is YOU give us the ABILITY to buy them through YOUR fundraising and donations!

To honor those funds, we do hours of research to get the very BEST price. We want EVERY. SINGLE. PENNY. to be utilized the BEST WAY POSSIBLE.

This year we partnered directly with Scholastic for a special program called FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT. It’s a free program but you had to apply! This program allows schools to get DEEPLY DISCOUNTED books as well as other valuable reading resources.

Our usual spend on summer reading is $2,500.00. This year we were able to get all the summer reading books we needed for $1,421.20!!!

Thank you to the Scholastic Chairs, Jennifer Chesno and Carrie Neill and to Diane Messer, Reading Specialist, for taking the time to organize this effort!


Barrington PTA receives $1,000.00 donation from Taylor-Nici Family!

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Thank you to the Taylor-Nici family for their generous donation of $1,000.00 toward the Staff Spirit Wear shirts!!

Please shower them with “Thank you’s”! This donation allows our PTA to provide every staff member a 2017-2018 Spirit Wear shirt without effecting our budget!

Why does that matter? That means it frees up our budget to use on other events and programs!

THANK YOU TAYLOR-NICI FAMILY from the bottom of our hearts!

June 5th meeting time moved

Hello members!

Our June meeting was pushed back to 7pm!

This was to respect the commitments to the Board’s children’s sporting events which many of our Board members Coach.

Talk about wearing many hats, huh!?

We hope this time change will still allow you to make it. It’s the last member meeting of the year!

If it helps to motivate you, I’ll be buying pizza, salads, and bringing bottled water along, too!! ūüćē

Spirit Wear Order Link!

Place your order here:

Barrington PTA 2017-2018 Spirit wear!

The following directions are on the order page as well.

As the school year winds down, the fun and exciting end of year celebrations begin!

The Barrington Bulldogs spirit wear is a student favorite to help mark the end of the school year!

—> Deadline to order: Thursday, June 7th at 3:00 pm <—

Please adhere to the deadline to order! We MUST keep that date and time in order to ensure the delivery can be before all the end of year activities that last week of school.



1. Select “Sign Up” on all sizes + styles¬†you would like to order

2. Click the “Submit and sign up” blue button at the bottom of the page

3. Sign up Genius will re-direct you to their secure payment site. (This process is similar to the BES Enrichment sign up.)

Links below to preview product styles:

(These just show the color of the products, not the design that will be included. The front of the shirts/sweatshirts will look like the main image above.)

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ADULT T-Shirts:¤tColor=77

YOUTH Sweatshirts:¤tColor=77

ADULT Sweatshirts:¤tColor=77

**YOUTH Size Chart: *When in doubt, size UP!**

X-Small = 2/4

Small = 6/8

Medium = 10/12

Large = 14/16

X-Large = 18/20


What the difference between standard and 4th grade?

“Standard”¬†means the item is one sided and will have the “Barrington Bulldogs” design on the front of the item.

“4th Grade”¬†means the items are double-sided and will have the same image on the front as the standard shirts PLUS the names of all 4th grade students on the back with the school year noted as well.

How are these different than the spirit wear clothing orders from the schools? 

The PTA Spirit Wear is not school specific and has no school logos. Instead it has the Barrington SAU Mascot Paw Print with the “Barrington Bulldogs” marked in text. It represents ALL the schools in our district!



The PTA gifts a “4th grade” T-Shirt to each 4th Grade student¬†FREE OF CHARGE.

When ordering for your 4th grader, please make sure you are using the selections starting with: “FREE “4th Grade” T-Shirt

You will know you selected the correct option because the T-Shirt cost of $7.00 will not be reflected in your cart total ūüôā¬†

 We will be surprising the 4th graders with the shirts on June 18th! 

Thank you in advance for your order and your support of our PTA!



Here is the 2017-2018 Barrington PTA Spirit Wear design preview! We are selling t-shirts and sweatshirts!

– We are doing a FULL online order ONLY through Sign up Genius.
– You will be able to PAY through Sign up Genius, too!! (No more worrying if the envelope with cash or a check got to the school okay. No more wondering when the check will be cashed or if the order was done correctly!)

– “Adopt-a-Teacher” option – We want to be able to give EVERY SINGLE STAFF MEMBER at the ECLC and BES a FREE SHIRT!!!! If you are able to, you can donate any denomination you want right on the Sign up Genius Spirit wear page!!

——–> You may be wondering: “How is this different than the logo shirts the school’s sold earlier this year?” <——–


OUR SPIRIT WEAR is School LOGO free meaning that it simply represents the Town of Barrington Schools as a whole! (PS: We love the school specific spirit wear, too!)

We will go LIVE with the Sign up site TOMORROW after 12 pm!! Check your e-mail tomorrow morning for a message from the school about how to order!

((((IF YOU ARE A PARENT OF A 4th GRADE CHILD, your 4th grade student’s t-shirt is FREE! A gift from the PTA to our outgoing 4th grade class!))))