From the Principal
***For the safety and security of our students, staff, and community, we are reinforcing the end of the day pick-up procedures at Barr. If you are picking up a child from school at the end of the day, please pull into an empty parking spot instead of lining up in your cars. Your child will come to you. This small change will ensure a safer, easier dismissal for everyone. Thank you for your cooperation.***
Dear Friends and Families of Barr Middle School,
As we enter into the new year, it is always nice to take time and reflect on some of the highlights from the present school year to date. I would like to share some of the recent contributions and activities within our community that have been made by our Barr Middle School students and staff.
The eighth grade recently collected supplies to support the People to People Holiday Project this season. Students brought in hats, gloves and socks for all ages. The clothes were added to a Giving Tree and displayed in the main lobby of the middle school until they were donated for the holidays.
Showing respect, kindness and caring is the expectation of our Grade 7 students at Barr. Keeping in line with these expectations, our students have shown kindness throughout the year and holiday season within our community at-large.
As our students grow through the years, they understand the need to become role models for our K-2 “Little Knights” by celebrating Halloween with the kindergarten students, Valentine’s Day with grade 1 and graduation with grade 2. All of the seventh graders fill ‘treat bags’ and some of the students visit, read a book and discuss how the “Little Knights” are appreciated by giving each child a ‘treat bag’.
Understanding the needs of others during this holiday season is important; therefore grade 7 also donated hats and gloves to our Family Resource Center.
Through letter writing, our students have shown gratitude for our veterans by thanking them for their sacrifice to protect our freedom and rights.
Our students understand the power of giving back so they can have a part in helping children battle critical illnesses. Prior to Thanksgiving, our students wrote two to five letters each to the Macy’s Believe Campaign. For every letter Macy’s received, Macy’s donated $2.00. The seventh grade alone wrote over 400 letters! Thus, students realized there is nothing more powerful than a child’s wish and they helped make it a reality.
This season is about giving and about being concerned about those less fortunate than ourselves. We can be proud of the various ways our Nanuet School Community is helping others and continuing to spread kindness. Our students understand that the Gift of Giving should never end. As we move through the remainder of the year, Barr Middle School students will help raise awareness of rare diseases and down syndrome. Understanding the differences in others and showing kindness to all is the goal for our students.
Once again, thank you for your support and cooperation. May you all have a happy and healthy 2020!
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Important Phone Numbers
Barr Main Office......627-4040
A. MacArthur Barr Middle School
143 Church Street, Nanuet, NY 10954
Title I Schools Information
Schools in the Nanuet Union Free School District that are eligible to received Title I federal funding for the upcoming year are: Highview, MacArthur Barr 5-6 Academy for Excellence, and MacArthur Barr Middle School. In accordance with the parent involvement goals of Title I of the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), the Board of Education encourages the participation of parents of students eligible for Title I services in all aspects of their child's education, including the development and implementation of district programs, activities, and procedures designed to carry out NCLB parent involvement goals (refer to District Policy section 1900).
In addition, the school district is required to inform parents of their child’s academic progress on each of their state assessments. Please be assured that if your child takes a state assessment, you will receive notification by mail of your son’s/daughter’s results along with an overview and explanation.