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Nayatt News Update 6.25.2021

Empowering All Students to Excel

Today we celebrated our first/last Town Meeting for the 2020-2021 School Year, hosted by our fabulous 3rd graders.  They honored our retirees, Mrs. Fales and Mrs. Acciardo with a poem, shared some great acrostic poems on the meaning of Nayatt, performed skits, received library awards, had a dance party, and more.  The third graders and their teachers assembled in the garden and we zoomed with the K-2nd graders.  After the Town Meeting, each class was treated to Palaggi’s frozen lemonade provided by our Nayatt PTO.  Our PTO presidents, Kristen Antonio and Katie Carroll, were on hand serving lemonade.  They also have gifts for our retirees. Thank you!

In this year of a pandemic, when we were one of the school districts with full in person learners from K-6, our PTO has always been behind us and supported us.  We are so grateful for the endless support and kindness from the Nayatt families.

These are all the great things our children have experienced because of the Nayatt PTO:

  • Recess supplies-chalk, jump ropes, playdoh and more

  • Bins for holding student materials and keeping us safe

  • Welcome Back signs and Third Grade Lawn Signs

  • Gardens & Grounds Resources

  • Gr. 1 Audobon visit with a live rescued owl and a hawk.

  • Gr. 2 Virtual field trips with Dinosaur Rocks & Farmer Dane, the Beekeeper

  • ipads for our specialists

  • Spirit Wear

  • Square 1 Art

  • Virtual 5K-Hustle for Heroes

  • Our yearbooks

  • Monthly treats for our teachers and staff

  • Teacher Appreciation Week 

  • Supplies for the third grade send off and Kindergarten celebration

  • Palaggi’s Lemonade on the last day

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!  We look forward to the return of our many in person events in the fall.

Mrs. Bertonicini’s a.k.a. “The Library Lady’s” Summer Information:


Mrs. Blanchette’s, the Nayatt Reading Specialist’s Information for Kindergarten:

Letter for K Families

Grade 1:

High Frequency Words are the most commonly used words in our language.  These words are very important for children to learn how to read and to spell.  Many HFW are regularly spelled and decodable.  Some HFW, however, are more tricky and contain a letter or letter combination that do not follow common letter-sound correspondence.  We call these words Red Words (Heart Words).  Some Red Words are permanently irregular, but others are temporarily irregular, meaning students haven’t learned the letter-sound correspondence in that word just yet.  Check out the great link on “Heart Word Magic” below for more detailed information about teaching Heart Words.

Helpful links for HFW practice:




Ms Muccino’s, the Nayatt Math Specialist’s, Summer Learning:

Fun Tips for Summer Math

Report Card Schedule

  • Posted on Friday, June 25th

How do parents see the progress reports?

  • Once they are "published" to aspen an email is sent to the parent letting them know they are available to view/save/print from aspen.

  • Parents need to know their username and password to aspen in order to  open the progress report.  

  • Please remind parents if they do not know their username/password to  email x2help@barringtonschools.org asap.  

  • The Technology Dept. gets TONS of password resets after progress reports are sent and it takes days to resolve.

Community News:

Barrington Summer Reading Program

BHS Student Recycling Project

The East Bay Food Pantry

Priceless Presents-TAPIN

Have a great summer!