Volunteer Sign-Up Forms

Below you will find a listing of the volunteer opportunities available at Barnsdale Road School. Please click the name of the committee / event you would like to volunteer for and complete the online sign-up form.  The appropriate committee chairperson will then contact you as the school year gets under way.

If you have any general questions about volunteering at Barnsdale, please contact us at barnsdalepto@102ptc.net.   Thank you for your time, effort and support!

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2018 - 2019 School Supplies List

If you purchase supplies through the PTO in the spring of 2018, your child's supply kit will be delivered to your child's classroom before the first day of school in the fall. 

If you choose not to order through the PTO, please send a few supplies with your child each day over the first week of school.

Backpack labeled with your child’s name (regular size, no minis)
3 boxes of crayola crayons – 24 count
1 pkgs. yellow #2 pencils with erasers – sharpened
4 large Crayola or Elmers glue sticks
1 box Ziploc gallon bags with slide lock = Girls only
1 box Ziploc quart bags with slide lock
2 plastic, two pocket folders
2 paper, two pocket folders
2 packs of Crayola Classic washable markers
1 spiral notebook (8 ½ X 11)
4 black, thick Expo dry erase markers (odorless)
1 pack blank notecards (100 count) = Boys only
1 pack post-its (3x3)

Please do not put names on any supplies except your child’s backpack

The PTO will be purchasing antibacterial wipes and tissues (regular size) and 2 rolls of paper towels per room.

Parking at Barnsdale

All buses will use the north lot as a drop off lane. We will have one staff member on the corner of the sidewalk signaling the buses to release students and to guide students into the building. Families may use the cut-out lane in front of the building as a drop off line. This is a "bye and fly" location. In order to keep the traffic moving, it will be critical for your child to be able to unbuckle him/herself, kiss you goodbye, and head out of the car independently. We do not have enough staff members to open car doors. Parents will need to pull forward as far in the lane as possible when entering and remain in the car in order to keep the line moving.

If you arrive after 8:35 and there is no staff at the door, your child will need to enter door #1 to check into the office. Forest Road area families dropping off for 8:15 will continue to use the drop off lane on Jackson and have their child walk to the back doors where staff will greet them.

The buses will use the north lot before school only, so we will run the drop off lane only in the morning. We will not have a pick up line at the end of the day. If you prefer to park and walk your child to the door, street parking is available on Barnsdale south of Jackson, on Garfield, and Homestead north of the school. You should not park on Jackson between Barnsdale Road and Forest Road during drop-off. These streets are used as the drop-off lane for Forest Road. Parking impedes the line and can be an unsafe place to get in and out of your car.

Arrival Procedures

Families who need to drop off older students at Forest Road School can drop their kindergartner off at our back doors at 8:15. Please reinforce that your child should wait near the Barnsdale building with you. It is not time to play on the outdoor playground. A staff member will stay at the door until 8:20 for families who are running late. Once she closes the door, we do not have anyone on duty to monitor the hallway until 8:30 since teachers are on duty in the classrooms. If you arrive after the door closes, please walk to the front of the building to wait with our other families.

Our bell rings at 8:30 for the official start of our day. All other families, or anyone running late, can wait with their child outside the middle front doors on Barnsdale until the doors open at 8:30. The tardy bell rings at 8:35. All students should be in their classroom at this time. If a student arrives after 8:35, he/she will need to stop in the office for a tardy slip.

Please respect these procedures. In the past, students have trickled in the entire time between 8:15-8:45. This creates an unsafe environment since we do not have staff available to be on duty the entire time. We want to ensure that students are not wandering the building, or worse, leaving the building. In addition, the constant ringing of the bell puts a stress on our office staff, Mrs. Witt. During this early time she is trying to keep up with absence reports and ensure that substitute staff is ready.

Hoot, Hoot...Calling All Owls!

We would like to invite our families to help us celebrate our school spirit. We have a display case to showcase all kinds of owls. Stuffed animals, figurines, woodcarvings, pictures, etc. are all welcome. You can just send in or drop off your owl and we will put it in the display case. Towards the end of the year you can either come in to pick it up or donate it to the school. We encourage you to pop in and view the display at your convenience and encourage your little ones to look for their familyʼs owl as they head to art, music, or library. We love watching this display of our school spirit grow!

Everyone Has Accidents!

  Spilled milk, slopped paints, a book that is just too interesting to put down and go to the ...
well, accidents happen.

So the office keeps a supply of pants and shirts, but we can always use more.  If you have a few old clothes to pass on that will help save the dignity and comfort of one of our little owls, please send them to the office.

In particular, we need sweat pants in sizes 4 - 8.

And if your kindergartener should come home in borrowed clothes, please launder them and return them for the next time.  (Of course you keep the underwear.)

Have A Question about Barnsdale Road School or PTO?

Parents have many questions when sending their child to school for the first time. We hope we can help answer some of your questions here.