PTO Governance

The Barnsdale Road School PTO is the official parent-teacher organization of Barnsdale Road School and is open to all Barnsdale parents. Membership is $10.00 per year per family and includes a Student Directory and School Calendar.

The purpose of the Barnsdale Road School PTO is threefold:

  1. Provide lines of communication between home and school.
  2. Enrich our children's educational experience by providing supplementary equipment and program funding through money raised at various PTO fundraising events. 
  3. Foster a healthy family environment within the community through various social activities.

The PTO is governed through bylaws written by past PTO's and reviewed every two years by the current PTO. Decisions are often based on input from parents who attend the bi-monthly PTO meetings. Major program and funding decisions are also brought to the district "Roundtable" meetings, which are periodic meetings with District 102 administrators and representatives from each of the school's PTC / PTO boards.

Who is a PTO Member?

Any parent or guardian of a student currently enrolled at Barnsdale Road School who is willing to uphold the policies and subscribe to the Bylaws of the PTO is, upon payment of dues, recognized as an official member of the PTO. School staff are automatically Members.

Dues for membership are determined annually. Membership benefits include the school calendar and telephone directory, the privilege of holding office and introducing motions, debating and voting at PTO meetings.

An annual enrollment of Members is conducted at registration. Additional parent/guardian Members can be accepted at any time, upon full payment of dues.

The membership year runs from July 1 to June 30 of each year.


The Barnsdale Road School PTO sponsors many programs and activities for our children. Fundraising programs provide the money needed to support the programs and parent volunteers provide the guidance, labor, and energy.

For more detail on how our fundraising dollars are used, please review our budget.


PTO Bylaws contain descriptions of PTO positions, guidelines, and committees. These Bylaws are reviewed and, if needed, updated every two years in the spring.

Barnsdale Road School PTO Bylaws (Revised May 6, 2014)

PTO Meetings

Meetings are held bi-monthly, starting in September, at 7:00pm in the Barnsdale Road School gym. All members are welcome to attend!  Click the links below to view the minutes of each meeting.  Minutes are posted after they are approved.

September 9

November 11

January 6

March 8

May 5

PTO Executive Board and Committees

Click here to see who our Board and Committee Chairpersons are!

Click here to see what our Board Members do!

Visit our Committees Pages to see what we do!

Visit our Sign-Up Page to Volunteer!

Organization Chart

The chart below is more of a guideline than a hard fast rule. Most years, this is how the committee structure has been set up; however, each Board can rearrange the structure to meet its needs.

President oversees:

D102 Fun Run

Fundraising oversees:

BoxTops / Soup Labels
Original Artworks
Pasta Sale
Spring Fundraiser
Restaurant Fundraisers

Room Parent / AE Coordinator oversees:

Room Parents
Art Enrichment
Beginning of Year Event
End of Year Event

Secretary oversees:

School Pictures
Staff Appreciation

Gifts for Specials

Each year the PTO gives a gift to one of the Specials areas, on a rotating basis.

Art = '14-15
PE = '15-16
Music = '16-17
LRC = '17-18

Teacher Wish Lists

Each year the PTO sets aside some funds to fulfill teacher wish lists.  In the fall, teachers submit their wish list items to the Principal, who reviews them and passes them on to the PTO for fulfillment. List items from classroom teachers take priority, followed by specials teachers, then ECE.  The PTO funds these items throughout the year, as funds become available.

2011 - 2012

Wish list items totaled ~$1,300.

Electric stapler and staples
Black socks and black dry erase markers
100 Boards - 24 were purchased
Organizational bins
Unifix cubes
Books for enrichment reading
Chair pockets (organizational)

Walmart cards earned as part of the Pasta Sale were also put toward this items.

2012 - 2013

The attached items were purchased and delivered in the fall of 2012

2012 Teacher Wish List

2013 - 2014

This year we purchased classroom recess equipment for each room.