Welcome to the Barley Sheaf PTO Homepage!Barley Sheaf PTO is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable group, whose mission is to enhance the livesof our students and community, through educational and cultural opportunities and programs.
Welcome to The Barley Sheaf School PTO!
Welcome to Barley Sheaf! What an exciting time in your life!
Who are we? The PTO is a group of volunteers, much like yourself, who work to raise funds, plan parties, and generally support our teachers, staff members, children, and families. Funds we raise provide educational assemblies for the children, a big send-off field trip for the Fourth Graders to Camp Mason, and many other perks for our teachers and students. We take pride in being able to provide these things for our school. Barley Sheaf School was recently named as one of the top 50 schools in the state. We are so proud of our teachers and staff for all the amazing work that they do.
What do we want? We look to our parents to contribute to our school in many ways. We have fun activities to attend, including a Family Game night in October and a Basket Auction in April. We ask for parent volunteers as Home Room Parents to help teachers with projects and classroom events. We are also building a new patio and outdoor eating area for the children to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the school. We sold engraved bricks so the children and families can be a part of history as phase one of the Anniversary project and will landscape in the future. We look for families to support these activities. We need our family's support to be successful in all we do!
What can you do? Get involved now! There are many ways to receive communication from the school and PTO. Sign up to our Virtual Backpack now. The Virtual Backpack is a way of receiving communication from the school. You can go to the Barley Sheaf website (https://www.frsd.k12.nj.us/Domain/67) and click on Virtual Backpack.
You can also have the PTO E-Blast (email) you with important information from the PTO. Join My School Anywhere, which is an online communication system, directory, and store all in one. Click on this link to add yourself, pay for your annual PTO membership ($13), which also includes directory access:
Lastly, you can like our FaceBook page. Some really great information gets sent there, so please "like" us at https://www.facebook.com/BarleySheafPTO/. Lastly, please look to sign up for My School Anywhere. We will soon be “going green” and look to be completely paperless like the Intermediate and Middle Schools.
Shop with us!: Five Below and other stores will donate a percentage of all the purchases made back to the Barley Sheaf PTO. Download a form on Virtual Backpack or the Barley Sheaf FaceBook page and present it at check-out. Every purchase matters!
Walk with Us: Walkathon: Show your Barley pride as we walk with our friends, parents, and teachers! This is in the fall.
Play with us: PICTO: In October we will host a family game night and basket auction with baskets created by YOUR children! Stayed tuned for more news.
Eat and relax with us!: Take a look at the new patio we built in August. Parents bought engraved bricks to be a part of the 50th Anniversary of the school. Phase two of this project will include some landscaping around the school. Look for announcements about how you can be a part of this event.
Run with us: 5K Color Run: Grab your family and get ready to run. The color run is a race where everyone gets turned a different color. Check out Virtual Backpack in the spring for more details or check out our FaceBook page.
Raffle with us at the Basket Auction: Join us for a fun night of auctioning off baskets filled with handbags, giftcards, toys, and more! Visit Virtual Backpack in the spring and the Barley Sheaf PTO page for more details as the event gets closer!
Dine-Out with us: Dine-Out Days are a great way to support the PTO. Bring the flyer from Virtual Backpack or the Facebook page and the PTO will receive a portion of your sale back—and you get a great meal. When you join the E-Blast, you will get notifications of upcoming Dine-Out Days
Garden with us: Fall and spring flower sales: Order the most beautiful flowers and support the PTO. You will get an email when your flowers are ready and you can pick them up at the school. They are well-priced and great quality! Order forms will be on Virtual Backpack.
Donate with us: Clothing Donation: Bring us your old clothes, stuffed animals, and bedding and we will donate it for you. Details on our Facebook page or Virtual Backpack.
Read with us: Spring Scholastic Book Fair Parent Night: In the fall and spring we will host a Scholastic book fair.
Cheer with us: Buy Spiritwear: Go to www.barleysheafspiritwear.com and order Barley Sheaf Spiritwear for you and your child to wear to show your Barley Pride!
We can't wait to meet you!