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Nayatt News Update 6.4.2021
Empowering All Students to Excel

The Nayatt School Snapping Turtle has made her annual visit to the playground to lay her eggs.  The area where the eggs are located is coned off and has caution tape if you visit the playground over the weekend or after school.  Keep her babies safe!

Nayatt Celebrates Reading Week 2021-”Sail into Reading”:

Captain Bertoncini (Librarian) and Captain Blanchette (Reading Specialist) have lots of events planned with our Nayatt PTO

  • PTO volunteers visit classrooms with the book mark making cart.
  • Tuesday, June 8th-United Nations Ocean Day and author visit with Dorien Brouwers

In collaboration with the Barrington Public Library, students will explore how to take care of our oceans-https://unworldoceansday.org/

  • Special thanks to our PTO for funding our annual author visit.
  • Classes will take a story walk outside and read, We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom.

  • 2021 Caldecott Medal Winner
  • NY Times Best Seller in Children’s American FolkTales and Myths
  • Inspired by the many Indigenous led movements across North America, this bold and lyrical picture book issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the earth’s water from harm and corruption.

Other Upcoming Events:

  • June 7th-June 11th-EOY Screening Window
  • Fastbridge aMath, Grades 1-3, 45-50 minutes, on the chromebook.
  • Fastbridge early Numeracy, Kindergarten, 5-10 minutes per student.
  • This is not high stakes testing, it assists us in planning for student needs in the Fall. Teachers will review the data and plan for student needs.
  • June 7th-Audubon Raptor Presentation-MAC Blue-donated
  • June 14th-Audubon Raptor Presentation-Grade 1-paid by the Nayatt PTO
  • Week of June 21st-Grade level field day events from 8:30-9:30 AM.
  • Last Day of School, Friday, June 25th.

End of Year Celebrations/Save the Date:

  • Nayatt Third Grade Send Off-Tuesday, June 22nd, 5-8 PM.
  • Car Parade, photos with teachers, certificates of completion, yearbooks, and gifts.
  • June 21st - Third Grade Cookout-students and staff only
  • June 21st-K EOY Celebration 10:00-11:00 Garden/Stage and Blacktop (McLarnon & DeFanti)Reserved-stations-chalk and bubbles-let’s celebrate

Barrington Virtual Calming Room

  • a website that has links and resources to a wide variety of activities and tools to help with emotional regulation.
  • Much of it was copied from and inspired by the many calming rooms that have been created over the past year! 
  • Created by staff and students across BPS.  
  • Heidi Brousseau, a special educator at Nayatt shared the idea with our District SEL Team and many jumped in to help create it.
  • Please enjoy it and feel free to share with anyone who you think would benefit from it.  

The S.T.A.R (Staff Teacher Appreciation Recognition) certificate is the perfect end of year gift! 

  • Let's recognize our teachers, administrators and staff for being the STARS that they are! Make a tax-deductible donation to Barrington Education Foundation, and we will send each of your honorees a beautiful S.T.A.R. certificate.* (Min. of $10 per certificate.) 
  • Orders are due by Wednesday, June 16th. Click HERE to order

  • June is Pride Month and we will be flying the Pride Flag along with the American flag.
  • Both flags will be raised at 7:20 AM each day, except rainy days.
  • You may find these resources helpful if your child has questions about the flag.


  • The staff have these resources to support them as well if the students have questions.

Nayatt School, A Feinstein Leadership School:

  • Our friend, Mr. Alan Shawn Feinstein will be celebrating his 90th birthday this month.
  • He has always been so generous to his leadership schools, purchasing t-shirts and sweatshirts, funding drives to feed the hungry, giving Nayatt resources to provide scholarships for yearbooks, enrichment programs, and other needs.  He also provides the students with his Jr. Scholar Cards that allow us to visit many great places.
  • We have used Feinstein Funds to supplement the funds donated by the PTO for our gardens and grounds projects.
  • Our K students created a birthday video for him https://drive.google.com/file/d/1r5VlTG5vec8t6aLi9OBWjs1T5ZW5PLSc/view

Mask Wearing Required in Schools and At School Events:

  • Students can take their masks off outside if they are 3 feet or more apart.
  • I visited all classrooms to model and discuss with teachers and staff what this looks like so we continue to keep each other safe.  
  • We must wear masks indoors at all times, but we take every opportunity to access our outdoor spaces and take those mask breaks.

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Have a great weekend!

Tracey Learned, Principal
Nayatt School, A Nationally Recognized Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, 2015