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!
Who are we? The PTO is a group of volunteer parents, just like you, 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 Handbag Bingo in the spring. We ask for parent volunteers as Home Room Parents to help teachers with projects and classroom events. We have also built a patio and outdoor eating area for the children to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the school. Last year, we were able to raise $30,000 to help rebuild our library. We are very proud of what we can do as a team. We would love to have YOU as a part of that team!
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 Membership Toolkit, 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 ($10), which also includes directory access:
Join our email list. Send us an email and ask us to add you to our communication list. Email PTOBarleysheaf@gmail.com and we will send you communication updates regularly.
Lastly, you can like our FaceBook page. Some really great information gets sent there, so please "like" us at https://www.facebook.com/BarleySheafPTO/. Many classes also have their own Facebook page for grade-specific information.
To kick off the new school year, please consider signing up to volunteer. You will find many different activities in the packet coming home with your child for ALL kinds of parents. We only ask that if you DO sign up for a committee, that you plan to help. We plan our activities for the year based on how many volunteers we think we will have, so please make your choices with careful consideration. You can always email us later in the year and let us know if you will be available to help with something. We appreciate EVERY bit of help that we get! Many hands make light work! Should you have any questions, please email us at PTObarleysheaf@gmail.com. We can’t wait for another amazing year!