Sunday, March 24, 2013
The annual Nayatt Elementary School PTO fundraiser took over the neighborhood for a few hours Saturday morning on a windy and chilly race day.
Runners were everywhere at Saturday’s annual Nayatt 5K Run/Walk at Nayatt Elementary School in Barrington – including the town’s premier running family. Sure, the PTO-sponsored event was a sanctioned 5K road race over a course that winds through the Nayatt neighborhood and included runners’ bibs that contained RaceWire electronic devices for times to be tracked down to the mini-second. But it was a lot more than one race. There was also a 1-mile run for children and several 1/3 mile runs for younger children and a 50-yard dash for the youngest children. And there were booths inside the elementary school giving away healthy snacks and drinks and giving away merchandise. And there was a raffle with baskets and prizes that included …
Friday, March 22, 2013
The 7th annual Nayatt 5K Run/Walk is the major fundraiser for the Nayatt School PTO each year; it has become a sure sign that spring is here.
The seventh annual Nayatt 5K Run/Walk takes over Barrington's Nayatt neighborhood tomorrow morning. The event is the annual PTO fundraiser for Nayatt Elementary School. Co-chair Jennifer Scalia describes it as "way more than just a race. It's a series of races, a raffle, a neighborhood event." The main event, though, is the 5K Run/Walk, which starts at 10 am and takes place on a USATF sanctioned course. Top runners from throughout the area almost always compete. “The course is beautiful," said Scalia, who is co-chairing the event with Ed Roskiewicz. "It winds through the neighborhoods of Nayatt School and along the banks of the Barrington River.” Kids races will precede the 5K with music provided by the Bayside YMCA during registration, …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Nayatt and Hampden Meadows schools donated boxes and boxes of toys, gits, supplies for two schools on Long Island victimized by Hurricane Sandy.
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Monday, December 17, 2012
Nayatt and Hampden Meadows schools in Barrington participated recently in an “Adopt a School” program to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy on Long Island NY. Nayatt’s traditional “Giving Sleigh” was filled with toys, gifts and supplies that went to students of West Gates Elementary School in Lindenhurst, according to Kerry Payne of the Nayatt PTO. At Hampden Meadows, school supplies, gift cards and many other necessities were collected to help the Harding School in the same town, Payne said. “PTO volunteers from both schools packed up over 50 boxes filled with a wide range of items for the children,” she said. “Through the generosity of the Cregan family company, Contractors Supply, coordinated with Mark Greene, and JSA, Jewelers …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
A Barrington couple, children's author Anika Denise and children's book illustrator Christopher Denise, inspire second-graders at Nayatt school.
Second-graders at Nayatt School learned a little bit about making books from a Barrington author and illustrator last week in the library. They learned especially about inspiration. Anika Denise and Christopher Denise tried to demystify how books are made for the children. The husband-and-wife couple talked about what authors and illustrators do. They talked about how an idea becomes a book. They talked about the elements a good story should have. Inspiration was a focal point of the couple’s presentation. “Mother Goose is one of my inspirations,” said Anika. “So was a hand-made card Chris made for me. It had pigs on it.” Anika used that inspiration to write her first book, “Pigs Love Potatoes,” she said. Christopher talked about using a …