February 6, 2023- Eye of the Tiger Family Message

Dear Barrett Families:

Please see updates for this week below.

Barrett in Twitter: Enjoy #KWBPride photos and videos here

Dr. Duran’s Message: Please see the most recent message from the Superintendent here and the Friday 5 message linked here.

School Counseling Week: Let’s celebrate our school counselor Mrs. Castromiller!

The theme of this year’s week is “School Counselors: Helping Students Dream Big.” Whatever you need to be successful at school – whether that’s learning how to stay motivated to complete your work, having positive relationships with your fellow students, advocating for yourself or overcoming barriers – school counselors are here for it.You’ve probably heard of actor and producer Tyler Perry. He said, “I don’t think the dreams die. I think people give up. I think it gets too hard.” Sometimes achieving your dreams IS hard, but we are here to help you not give up.

We are also excited to welcome our 2nd counselor- Mrs. Chelse Goncalves. She will be starting with us on February 14th and will be at Barrett on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

School Partnership and Family Engagement Survey:  We are hitting the halfway point to this year! Please complete the form here to help us collect feedback and inform plans going forward for the remainder of this year.

School Safety Message: In light of recent events, we wanted to remind our school community of the following safety procedures we have at Barrett. We need your support and partnership in making sure that we keep our students, staff, and school safe.

  1. Please close the door behind you and your family once you have been granted entry. Our front office staff will continue the process of requesting identification before allowing entry into the building to unknown individuals.
  2. Please contact the front office or your child’s teacher if there will be another adult picking up your child OR if you are running late.
  3. Please always enter the building through the main doors (Door #1), sign into the Raptor System in the front office, and wear the Visitor sticker on the exterior of your clothing so it is easily recognizable to the school staff.
  4. Please refrain from calling your child over to the fence in the playground or entering through the playground gates during lunch and recess times to ensure that students remain attentive to staff supervising students outside.

Finally, it takes all of us to keep our school community safe. Please say something to us, if you see something.

Volunteering at Barrett: See this link for more information on volunteering with us.

Upcoming Events At A Glance
Date Time Event Details
February 6-10 National School Counselors Appreciation to celebrate Ms. Castromiller
February 8 1:30 PM Early Release- Professional Development for Staff
February 17 Report Cards are populated in ParentVue
February 20 Holiday: President’s Day
February 23 6:00 PM Barrett Kindergarten Information Night

3rd  Quarter Grade Level Newsletters

Click on the link for your child’s grade level newsletter. This year, newsletters will be linked to the principal’s message. Please reach out to your child’s teacher to request a printed copy if you’d prefer a hard copy.

Pre-K Montessori Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade



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