Hello Barnard Academy Families,
The BEES are again hosting our annual Thanksgiving Luncheon in which the Barnard Academy students, teachers and staff eat lunch with the greater community of Barnard Academy supporters. We need volunteers to pull off this great event!
Please follow this link and sign up to contribute a home cooked item and/or volunteer to prep, cook, set up or serve food at this annual Harvest Luncheon celebrating and giving thanks to the greater Barnard school community.
Thursday Nov 21 prep: 2-4:30pm at Barnard Town Hall
Friday Nov 21 set up and serving: 8am-1pm at Barnard Town Hall
Friday Nov 22 serving and clean-up: 11:30-3pm at Barnard Town Hall
Homemade Food Donations:
Harvest Bread: This should be a homemade bread made from a harvest fruit or vegetable, if possible. Suggestions: pumpkin, cranberry, apple, squash, or similar
Homemade cranberry sauce: Your favorite family recipe or one you would like to try! Last year we had great variety of sauces including mangos and hot peppers!
Pies or Apple Crisp: Your favorite family recipe of pumpkin, chocolate cream or apple pie/apple crisp
Breads, Cranberry Sauces and Desserts can be dropped off at the Barnard Town Hall during Thursday prep (2-4:30) or Friday morning (8-11am). Please no peanuts or raw eggs!
A special note to pre-K parents – it is helpful if some pre-k parents sit and eat with the kids. If you would like to do this, please let your student’s teacher know and don’t sign up to serve.
Our goal is to keep the tradition of using fresh, local turkeys alive, but the cost is challenging. If you are able to assist in the cost of the turkeys or have a connection to a possible turkey donation, please contact Arlana. All turkeys will be cooked by parent Nathan Rich.
Arlana and Linda
Members of The Garifuna Collective have been making music together for more than 20 years. In recent years, the band has been experimenting with new Garifuna rhythms, recording concepts, and even some “organic electronic” music and dub techniques. ABAN breaks loose to redefine Garifuna music for a new generation, while maintaining strong roots to traditional concepts and identity. When music plays you must dance!
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 Jan McCann.
I can’t believe it is already fall! Students, teachers, and parents seem to be fully into the school routine. The kids seem very comfortable and generally very happy. We love our Woods Wednesdays and Forest Fridays–the weather has been great for the most part.
Hot lunch is a big hit! A heartfelt thanks to our Kitchen Manager Laurel Gould and Food Director Gretchen Czaja. Remember we also have breakfast/snack available! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email Gretchen at [email protected]
Also, please do not hesitate to stop by my office for any questions, concerns or just to chat. Office hours are difficult for me to post given that my .20 Elementary curriculum work occurs across different days/times. But I am here most every morning and would love to see you!