Sunday, November 30, 2008

Pancake Breakfast Raises Over $2000

The Barnes pancake breakfast and silent auction fundraiser on November 15 raised over $2000. Thanks to everyone who volunteered, donated items for the silent auction, performed live music and, especially, came and ate pancakes!

Guests at this year's pancake breakfast included US Senator Bernie Sanders, who spoke about the importance of people coming together to work to make sure that every child can have a quality education:

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser November 15

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

The Lawrence Barnes Elementary School PTO invites you to its 2nd Annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on Saturday, November 15th, 2008 from 8:30- 11:30 am in the school cafeteria. Suggested donation: $6 for adults and $4 for children 5 and above. The maximum price for families would be $15, and children under 5 are FREE.

The menu will feature local Vermont foods as much as possible, including scrumptious homemade pancakes, Vermont maple syrup, Cabot butter, bagels and cream cheese, Vermont apple cider, fresh brewed coffee and more.

Family entertainment will be provided on stage, featuring Jenni Johnson & Friends Nick Warner and Mark Van Gulden, as well as Jonathan Kissam, and Ted Looby. A silent auction will also be held, featuring high quality gently-used items, locally-made handicrafts, and products from Vermont companies.

Funds raised will support field trips, enrichment opportunities, neighborhood events, needed classroom supplies, family outreach efforts, and other special projects that enhance learning and build community at Lawrence Barnes.

For more information, please call Barb Prine at 864-5587 or paulandbarb [at] burlingtontelecom [dot] net. Hope to see you there!

Friday, September 26, 2008

SAVE THE DATE: Nov 15 Pancake Breakfast

A date has been chosen for the Second Annual Barnes Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser. Last year's pancake breakfast packed the Barnes gym with folks enjoying pancakes and live music, and raised over $1000.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Back to school BBQ!

Tuesday was a perfect day for Barnes' open house and back-to-school barbeque. Sponsored by the Barnes PTO, the free meal included local corn, watermelon, tomatoes, mesclun, cucumbers and onions from three farms in the Intervale: Diggers' Mirth, the Intervale Community Farm, and Full Moon Farm.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Music Video Filmed at Barnes Library, Featuring Barnes Kids

The new music video by Burlington indie-pop band the Smittens, shot at Barnes and featuring Barnes kids:

Friday, April 18, 2008

Family Fundraising Event May 10

The Lawrence Barnes PTO presents

May 10 Fundraiser Poster

A fundraiser to benefit Emily, Barnes third grader currently undergoing cancer treatment.

Saturday, May 10, 2008
2:30–5:30 pm
at the Barnes School Gymnasium,
123 North Street, Burlington

Live, Local Music
• Jenni Johnson & Friends
• Joe Adler Acoustic
• Elana Dyer
• Jonathan Kissam

Coffee & Dessert Bar
(and cider for kids)
by donation

Silent Auction
featuring goods/foods/services from local Vermont companies

Children's Table
where kids may send postcards to children receiving cancer treatment either in Vermont or Boston

Art Show
by Students & Staff

For more information, please contact Meghan at
tel: 802.865.0120 or e-mail: morourke -at- cctv -dot- org

Friday, April 4, 2008

Community Dinner Sunday April 13


The Lawrence Barnes PTO invites you to join us at a Community Dinner to celebrate spring!

Barnes Cafeteria
123 North Street


Want to help out? Call Siobhan at 864-0984 or email barnespto [at] gmail [dot] com

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

ECHO Center FREE Community Science Night

ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center Invites You to Community Science Night At ECHO!

FREE Admission
FREE Transportation from Barnes starting at 5:15pm
FREE Community Style Dinner
Activities and Games
Exhibit Explortation

March 19th, 2008

RSVP as soon as possible to Elana at 803-540-0057 or
Limited space available.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Healthy Decisions Healthy Families Parent/Community Programs

The Healthy Decisions Healthy Families Programs are off to a great start. The first program Eating Healthy on a Budget was taught by Caroline Homan the Food Educator at City Market. Parents and community members came together in the cafeteria to make a lentil soup with toast and grated cheese in it. Each participant got a bag with the ingredients to take home and make the recipe themselves. The following month Mandy Davis a local herbalist came to the community room to lead a program called Staying Healthy with the Cold and Cough Season. A program about food as medicine and ways herbs can be used to help fight the cold and cough season. Participants filled tea bags with herbs of their choice to enjoy a cup of tea at the end of the program.

Coming up in the following months of school there will be four more programs all located at Barnes Elementary School.

Beginners Yoga
Thursday, March 13th at 6pm

Family Literacy Night
Tuesday, April 15th 6pm

Cultivating Your Small Garden
Tuesday, May 13th 6pm

Electoral Understanding
Tuesday, June 3rd

The programs have been designed as an outlet for parents and community members in the Old North End to come together and further their education on current topics and activities around the community and times.

If you would like more information contact:
Elana Dyer A*Vista Sustainable Schools Project

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Reading Around the World February 16

Reading around the World Family Literacy Event
Saturday, February 16, 2008
2:00 -4:30 pm

[ Download flyer ]

The Lawrence Barnes Elementary School PTO will sponsor its 2nd annual "Reading around the World" family literacy event at the school from 2:00 - 4:30 pm on Saturday, February 16th, 2008. This event aims to both promote a love of reading and celebrate the school's rich diversity.

After a Welcome Ceremony complete with storytelling and multicultural dance, children and families will "travel" at their own pace through different "countries" or "continents" throughout the building, where they will experience each region's cultural traditions and history through music, language, art, geography, literature and more.

Special guest readers, each with a unique connection to Barnes, will also be reading continuously in the Learning Center upstairs, where families can sit back and enjoy the stories and the comfy seating.

"Reading around the World" culminates with an International Food Celebration in the cafeteria, showcasing scrumptious treats from around the world, followed by a free book giveaway sponsored by Children's Literacy Foundation (CLiF.)

Please join us!

Contact Parent Involvement Coordinator Sara Osaba at 363-1901 for more information.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Barnes dragon in First Night parade

View the photos that the video is based on.

Also, check out photos of the Barnes dragon in the Burlington Free Press photo gallery (photo 3 of 6 is an under-the-dragon shot of Hassan Dayo, photo 6 of 6 is some feet from the Barnes dragon)