Principal’s Message

Mr. Santamaria with students
Dear Parents/Guardians:
 
                  As we near the last few weeks of school in 2019 I am pleased to report our sixth graders have adjusted to their new school well.  Our seventh graders have been engaged with new teachers and routines as well as learning opportunities with College Access for All and Elevate Learning.  Our eighth graders have already prepared high school applications, have taken ring and gown measurements and will take part in certain High School entrance exams.
 
                  We have also had the fortunate opportunity to see our After School Center, UAU Program, CHAMPS Program and Beat The Streets Wrestling program all engage students in positive ways and benefit our students with different learning opportunities and activities once the school day ends.  We have observed over three hundred students take part in these activities thus far.
 
                  Our student attendance rate is over 95% for this year already thanks to all the parents/guardians ensuring our students come to school on time every day.
 
                  We are also now reaching the point of closing our Auditorium for up to ten months of renovation.  This project cause us to be very creative regarding student performances and events throughout the year.  We will be in communication in the coming weeks as to our plans for the rest of the year without a school auditorium.
 
Please be sure to keep up to date with school events and important information by visiting www.barnes24.org. Some important upcoming events can be found below.
 
November   
5   Election Day: School Closed for Students
7   Half Day of School – 11:00AM Dismissal
Parent/Teacher Conference 12:00-2:00PM and 4:30-7:30PM
11   School Closed: Veteran’s Day 
15   School Spirit Day: Food Drive
18   Photo Make-Up Day
19   PTA Ice Cream Fundraiser $2.00
19        Report Cards Distributed
20   PTA Meeting 8:30AM - Library
21   Open House for incoming Sixth Grade zoned students 5:30PM
28-29   Thanksgiving Recess: School Closed       
    
December  
10  Drop Everything and Read (DEAR)
11  PTA Meeting 8:30AM - Library
18   PTA Ice Cream Sale – Lunch periods
20   School Spirit Day: Wacky Holiday Hat and Ugly Sweater Day
23-Jan. 1      Winter Recess:  School Closed
January           2   School Resumes  
                 
Best wishes to everyone for a Happy Thanksgiving and Holiday Season and I sincerely appreciate your ongoing support and assistance in the education of our students.
                                                                                                                                                Sincerely,
 
                                                                                                                                                Lenny Santamaria
                                                                Principal