October 2019
Dear Barlina House Families:
October is going to be a busy month! We will start with our field trip to The Nature Center/Veteran Acres and end with our Halloween Celebrations. We have our first day off of school on Monday, October 14. The 4-year old’s will be going to Stade’s Farm & Market on Friday, October 18. On Wednesday, October 23 and Thursday, October 24, we get to carve pumpkins with our Dad or a special person. All these dates are on the school calendar, please check it out.
We are introducing a new alphabet experience at Barlina. We will all be using a new curriculum when teaching the alphabet. It is a multi-sensory approach to understanding letters and sounds. A flyer will sent home shortly explaining our curriculum.

Just a reminder, if your child will not be in school, please e-mail or call. My contact information is dmaccrindle@crystallakeparks.org or 815-477-5403.

The children are all doing fantastic. Arrival and dismissal are working great. Just a quick reminder about dismissal. We dismiss the children at Noon. If we have too many parents coming early to school, the line starts to become long very early. We would like you to get at school around 11:50 AM. This way, the children have more time to play outside, and we do not have to dismiss early. Thanks for your understanding and for working with us as we learn everyone’s car/license plates.

Please feel free to contact us if you have questions or concerns. Thank you again for allowing us to be part of your children’s life

Donna MacCrindle, Barlina House Director
We are sharing pictures of classroom activities, field trips and special visitors.

Plus, get updates on Park District programs and events that are just for our preschool age students.

We are thankful for your trust in Barlina House staff for your child's first school experience. We are always looking for feedback and would appreciate it if you would take a minute to leave a Google review for us.

Follow the link below and click on the 'Leave a Review' text, upper right
Fall Highlights for Preschoolers (ages 3-6)
Dance Programs

Drop In Tot Open Gym

Music Programs

Tennis Lessons (Pee Wee & Parent/Tot)


Martial Arts
Nature Programs
Browse our Calendar of Events to find 1-Day programs and events, every month of the year.

In the calendar view, click the title for more information and link to register. 
Sat, Oct 26, 10 AM-Noon
games, activities, crafts & wagon rides
Rotary Bldg at Veteran Acres
Ages 3-12, $10 per child
Register by Oct 20