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From the Principal's Pen


Have you checked out our new Barfield website? It has a very different look these days. Thank you, Mr. Tim Carey, for keeping us up-to-date on the goings-on at Barfield! Keeping you informed about not only general information (now through Twitter), but information about your child’s specific school activities and progress is a priority for us to fully engage you as a partner in our school’s life.

 Barfield Elementary School is proud to host our annual Red Cross blood drive on Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 1:00-6:00 p.m. If you or any of your family or friends have ever needed a blood transfusion, you know the importance of donating blood to save lives. You can schedule your time to donate by calling or emailing our secretary, Samantha Shook, at (615) 904-3810 ext. 22520 or

Do you have concerns that your preschooler is not reaching typical childhood milestones? Rutherford County Schools offers the
opportunity for
any child ages 3-5 to be screened for developmental delays FREE of charge. “Child Find” has been scheduled for Sat., Mar. 12, 2017, 8:30-2:30, at Barfield Elementary School. No appointment is necessary. While our preschool at Barfield has been designed primarily for students with developmental delays, three typically developing four year old children are selected each year to serve as models for the class. In order for your child to be considered as a typical peer, they must be screened on this date. Even if you do not wish to be considered for the preschool, you can bring your child in for the brief screening and receive valuable information about your child’s development.     
   Cold, dreary winter mornings can sometimes make us feel like we want to just stay a little longer in our warm beds, but doing that on a school or work day sets us and our children up for a
less than smooth start to the day and the tasks at hand. When students are tardy to school everyone is affected:  you, your child, the office staff, your child’s classmates, and your child’s teacher. When there is a pattern of tardiness, a greater impact is seen when the child develops a lifelong habit of not being “to work” on time which oftentimes can result in poor self-esteem, lost jobs, and wages. Plan ahead:  make what-to-wear and food decisions the night before. Make sure bedtimes ensure a time to relax and settle in for an adequate amount of sleep. Set the alarm clock early enough so that everyone in the household has the chance to start their day in the most calm, productive manner possible.  Everyone will be happier establishing this routine!
     As always, thank you for your support in everything that we do at Barfield Elementary School! It
does take a village to raise our children and YOU are a vital part of that team.

Judy Goodwin