Friday, November 16, 2007

Barnes staff and parents receive "People's Choice" Awards

Five members of the Barnes community were honored last night by the Burlington Education Association at their annual "People's Choice Awards." Paraeducator Tamara Musgrove won an award for "Outstanding Advocate" for her leadership in bringing livable wages to school staff, Reading Coach Mary Weith won an "Outstanding Colleague" award, and "Outstanding Community Member for Education" awards were given to Barnes parents Vince Brennan (also Ward 3 school commissioner), Sara Osaba (also Barnes Parent Involvement Coordinator) and Heather Riemer (PTO co-president).

The Outstanding Community Members for Education, with kids:

Sara Osaba receiving her award from BEA president Rebecca Smith:

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

A big thank-you for the successful pancake breakfast

A big thank you goes out especially to the more than 20 parent volunteers who did all the setup, pancake flipping, serving and cleanup. Also shout outs are due to the following:

Donations of food and paper goods:

City Market
Meghan O'Rourke & Dylan Zeitlin
Suki & Alan Rubin
Jess Hyman
Chapin's Orchard
Blue Cross/Blue Shield


Dawna Hammers
Tom Banjo and the Cranky Show
Jonathan Kissam

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Pancake Breakfast Raises over $1000

The first annual Barnes Pancake Breakfast packed the school gym and raised over $1000 for sustainability programs at Barnes this morning.

The crowd was entertained by live music, including Dawna and the Dreamers (featuring Barnes kids) ...

... and the Cranky Show

More photos available at:


Friday, November 9, 2007

Pancake Breakfast, Saturday, November 10

Pancakes, Pancakes, Pancakes?
Who doesn't love pancakes?!
(Especially when they're made by somebody else...)

The Lawrence Barnes School PTO invites you to a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser to be held in the Barnes cafeteria from 8:30 - 11:00 am on Saturday, November, 10th, 2007. The meal served will include homemade pancakes, local syrup and butter, as well as hot and cold beverages. Suggested donation: $6.00 adults and $3.00 children. Come to connect with friends and enjoy the live music!

All proceeds raised will support PTO initiatives as Barnes transitions towards becoming a more sustainable school. These initiatives include field trips, the school-wide promotion of principles of sustainability, as well as related enrichment projects, and community events pertaining to the arts, music, health & wellness, and literacy.

Please join us in supporting Barnes!

Contact Linnie Miller for general information:
Phone 658-0442

Contact Barb Prine if you'd like to volunteer:
Phone 864-5587