Barnard Academy staff would like to extend an invitation to join a Parent Committee comprised of parents and BA staff. This committee will meet monthly to discuss school issues and concerns that affect our students, families and staff. The purpose of this committee is to create dialogue that includes parental input and teacher input on matters that pertain to the education, health and safety of the students in our school. We strongly encourage parents to consider joining this committee. Our first monthly meeting will be Tuesday, March 26 @ 5:30 pm.
The Summer Soak program is open for registration! The online registration opens March 13th. Keep in mind, the classes fill up extremely fast, so you will want to get signed up as soon as possible. Click here for all necessary forms.
BA staff follows the Food Allergy Action Plans set forth by individual medical caregivers and medical specialists. Due to severe life-threatening food allergies, Barnard Academy has adopted being peanut and egg free.
Any products containing peanuts or eggs (quiche, mayo, hard boiled eggs) are not permitted at Barnard Academy. We understand that this may be difficult to accomplish with children needing protein or specific items being their favorite food, but it is important for the safety of those children who suffer from these allergies to refrain from possible allergen exposure. There are alternatives to peanut butter such as Sunbutter, Wow Butter, and others. Viable sources of protein include yogurt, cottage cheese, beans, turkey, chicken and fish.
Per doctors’ orders, we also have specific areas/tables in specific classrooms and the Green Mountain room that are designated peanut, egg, and tree nut free, even though we don’t expect peanut and egg products to come in to the school. These tables get an extra stringent cleaning.
If you have any questions or concerns, please see THIS PAGE on our website and/or contact Rachel Eggum.
Dear Parents and Caregivers,
Can you believe we are already into the second half of the school year? Longer, brighter days with lots of snow means the kids have been skiing and sledding and playing in the snow! We continue enjoying Ski Runners and Forest Fridays. Kipp has also been taking the intermediate hub cross country skiing at the Woodstock Ski Center. When kids go out with their classroom, encourage them to talk about what they did and what they have learned about the forest. instead of asking “‘How was school today?’ ask “What did you do in school today? If they went outside ask them “What did you do in the woods today? What did you build?’ We hope your kids have been enjoying this exploration of their environment!