Barkstall 2017-2018 Events

Below is a list of our events for the school year. Please contact us if you have questions on any event.

July 2017

  • 17 - 18 - Institute Day for staff only
  • 19 - First day of school for Grades 1 - 5
  • 19 - Parent Teacher Conferences for Kindergarten student families
  • 27 - Back to School Night - Open House, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

August 2017

  • 16 - Fall School Picture Day

September 2017

  • 1 – Institute Day - No School for Students
  • 4 - Labor Day - No School
  • ​5 – Faculty Meeting at 3:20pm in the Library
  • 6 – 3rd grades to Parkland Ag Center for “What is on my Plate” from 9:15-11:00am
  • 7 – Sibling Meeting at 8:25am
  • 7 – Office staff meeting at 9:30am in Principal’s Office
  • 8 – First Friday Concert in Main Hallway, 8:15-8:45am
  • 8 – Fire Drill – Practice
  • 11 – Building Council, 3:20pm in the Conference Room
  • 12 – Team Blackmon Comic Convention Walk-Through from 9:30-11:30am
  • 12 – Cross Country Race – 4th and 5th Grades at 2:00pm
  • 12 – PTA Exec Bd Meeting
  • 13 – Fire Drill – Official with the Champaign Fire Dept
  • 13 – Field trip for 2nd Grades (Zahrn/Blackmon) from 9:00am-1:45pm
  • 14 – School Improvement Day/End of 1st Qtr/PT Conferences, 4-8:00pm
  • 15 – PT Conferences, 8-11:00am
  • 18-29 – FALL BREAK
  • ​22 – Autumn Begins (officially)

October 2017

  • 2-6 – FALL BREAK
  • 9 – Columbus Day – No School for student and staff
  • 10 – 2nd Qtr begins and classes resumes
  • 10 – Bus Evacuation Drill, begins at 9:00am
  • 12 – Picture Retakes for new/absent students or for students whose parents not satisfied
  • 12 – Field Trip for Kdgn classes to Parkland Ag Center from 10:15-11:30am.
  • 16 – Bosses Day – Thank you Mr. Foertsch!!
  • 16 – Field trip for Mr. Burrus’ 3rd grade class to Meadowbrook Park from 9:30-11:30am
  • 16 - Staff Meeting at 3:25pm in the Library
  • 17 – PTA General Membership Meeting in the Library, 7:00-8:00pm
  • 17 – Field trip for Mrs. Ellis’ 3rd grade class to Meadowbrook Park from 9:30-11:30am
  • 17 – Field trip for Mrs. O’Connell’s 1st grade class to Anita Purves Nature Center from 9:30-11:30am
  • 17 – Field trip for Ms. Toren’s 1st grade class to Anita Purves Nature Center from 11:45am-1:15pm
  • 18 – Field trip for Ms. Waibel’s 1st grade class to Anita Purves Nature Center from 11:45am-1:15pm
  • 18-19 – Dental Clinic in the Conference room, 9:00am-1:30pm
  • 19 – Tornado Drill – TBA
  • 19 – ALICE Drill at 3:45pm
  • 20 – Field trip for Miss Annolino’s 3rd grade class to Meadowbrook Park from 9:30-11:30am
  • 23 – Building Council at 3:25pm in the Conference Room
  • 24 – RISK Watch presentation for Kdgn classes on “Poison” at 1:15, 1:45 and 2:15pm
  • 25 – Field trip for Mrs. Zahrn/Mrs. Blackmon’s 2nd grade classes to Krannert from 9:00am-1:30pm
  • 25 – Office staff meeting at 9:30am
  • 26 – RISK Watch assembly for 1st Grades on “Motor Veh/Gun Safety” at 9:30am in cafeteria
  • 26 – Field trip for Costello/Haile 4th Grades to Homer Lake from 9:30-12:30 pm and
  • 26 – Field trip for Palmer/Thomas 4th Grades to Homer Lake from 11:30am-1:30pm
  • 27 – Fall Festival
  • 30-Nov 3 –  Stage Reserved for Goin’ Buggy, 2nd grades will be practicing on the STAGE

November 2017

  • 2 – 2nd Grade Musical, Goin’ Buggy, on November 2nd at 2:00pm – all school assembly/6:30pm Evening Perform.
  • 4/5 – Daylight Savings Time Ends, Turn your clocks back an hour on Saturday night, “Fall back”
  • 6 – Staff Meeting at 3:25pm in the Library
  • 7 – Election Day
  • 11 – Veteran’s Day (falls on Saturday)
  • 13 – Building Council will meet at 3:25pm in the Conference Room
  • 14 – PTA EB Meeting in the Conference Room
  • 15 – Office staff meeting at 9:30am
  • 20 – Staff Meeting at 3:25pm in the Library
  • 22, 23, 24 – Thanksgiving Holiday – Happy Thanksgiving!!