Welcome back, Barron Park! I hope you have had a wonderful summer break.
This year Scott Anderson will be serving as the PTA President, supported by many amazing people in our Barron Park Elementary community. Check out the PTA Board to find the list of roles and volunteers. If you’re interested in playing a bigger part in our school, learn more about getting involved or simply send an email to email@example.com.
Need to know who edits the eNews letter or coordinates after-school activities? Or, perhaps you’ve spotted a mistake on the website. Find out who to contact on the PTA Board page.
Rain or Shine…
We will BEE going on a spooky scavenger hunt
Friday October 22nd – Sunday October 24th
Get outside, walk in your neighborhood– physically distant–and help raise money for the school!
All Barron Park students are encouraged to participate in this FREE event that promotes healthy habits and exercise. Read on for details about the weekend’s activities and a fun surprise on Saturday (weather permitting) that you won’t want to miss!
Friday, October 22nd: First Lap Kick-off
This is a student-only event where we will open the weekend Walk-a-Thon by walking a first lap (or two, or three) around the school together. Students will be released at regular dismissal time with T-shirt, pedometer and scavenger hunt directions to continue walking in their neighborhood throughout the weekend. (Note: Kindergarteners will walk at 11am, with TK, but will will return to class to be released at regular 2:20pm dismissal time)
Please make sure your students are wearing PE compatible shoes to school. If there is rain, we will walk a modified path underneath the awnings.
Saturday, October 23rd: PTA Trick or TREAT Station at Barron Park Elementary School
While you’re out walking, plan to visit the PTA sponsored Trick or Treat Station in the parking lot at Barron Park Elementary School for snacks, prizes, spirit wear sales, and a FREE soft serve ice cream cone from the Mr. Softee Truck for ALL Barron Park students*. To avoid crowding we invite our TK – 2nd grade families to join us between 12noon-1pm and our 3rd-5th grade families between 1pm-2pm. *additional cones available for siblings if time and supply allows, see PTA members at station
Monday, October 25th: Turn in pledge envelopes
PTA volunteers will collect pledge envelopes in the driveway before school – remember to wear your pedometer to track your steps all weekend! Even if you’ve set up an online fundraising page at barronpark.walkstarter.org, you’ll want to turn in your envelope with your steps recorded. The classrooms with the most overall steps and highest participation rate will earn our coveted GOLDEN SNEAKER Award for the next year!
Barron Park students, teachers and families – we are so excited to welcome you back to Barron Park Elementary School this week. We can hardly believe it’s been nearly 18 months since we’ve had our whole school community on campus together. We can’t wait to see you all.
While this school year will look more like normal, COVID-19 is still a major factor in all of our lives. Many school events and PTA activities will be altered to ensure our community’s safety and compliance with PAUSD and County regulations. Watch this space for more information and updates…
As we prepare for the first day of school – Thursday August 12th @ 8:15am – here are a few to-do’s, to-read’s, and resources to help you get ready for a fantastic 2021/22 school year!
Check out our Back-to-School To-Do list for helpful steps to get you and your Barron Park Student ready for school
Read through the Back-to-School Packet for more information about PTA, PiE and other school partners and resources.
Know the School Schedule and Safe Routes to School
Review the PAUSD COVID-19 Safety Plan. Some policies and procedures have changed from last year. What’s not changed – every BP student and adult staff member will be required to wear a mask indoors unless they have a medical exemption.
And finally, join us for an online meet & greet with our new Principal Judy Argumedo at 6pm on Thursday, August 12th. Zoom Link to be posted soon.
Looking forward to seeing you all soon!
~Your Barron Park PTA
Our county is currently under our state’s Regional Stay at Home Order through a Mandatory Directive which will remain in effect until January 4, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. unless the County Health Officer modifies or extends it.
Travel is also highly discouraged at this time by our Public Health Department. As per the Mandatory Directive on Travel, when you travel over 150 miles outside of Santa Clara County, upon return, you must quarantine for 14 days. Quarantine means to have no contact with anyone outside of your household or members of your travel party.
If your family is traveling during winter break, please contact the school office to determine when your student will return to school. For any questions or assistance, please contact the front office which will be open starting January 6.
Due to increasing numbers of new COVID cases and hospitalizations, please stay safe and healthy during our winter break.
AYUDA DURANTE COVID-19
Our sister school Juana Briones has created a website of local and government support resources, and they have generously shared it with Barron Park!
Find information about renter’s rights, rent and mortgage support, grocery and food resources, utilities relief, medical services, and much more.