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Barkell Parent Teacher Organization

About Barkell PTO

Who are the members of the PTO?

Parents, teachers and our Principal. If you have a child attending Barkell, you are a member of the PTO.

What is the PTO objective?

Our objective is to provide funds, programs, resources and services that will enrich the education of every child at our school.

Why does the PTO fundraise?

To meet our objective and provide items that are no longer covered by our school budget, we must fundraise. Though it may not be our favorite task, it is necessary. We must raise money to continue providing our children with playground equipment, school equipment, teacher supplies, assemblies, and other experiences that we have in the past.

Why should I get involved?

We need your help and so do your children. Volunteering doesn't have to mean a huge time commitment. We understand it is increasingly more difficult to find time to give, but please, whatever your schedule allows, we have need of you! We have tasks that can be performed in the evenings, during the day or that don't even involve coming to the school at all.

Meetings and Events

Our meetings for the 2018-19 school year are on Wednesdays at 5:30pm in classroom #201 at Barkell Elementary. The dates are as follows:

Meeting Dates:

November 14, 2018
February 20, 2019
April 17, 2019

PTO School Fundraisers

All fundraiser proceeds go to the many different items for the school. Previous fundraisers gave the ability to purchase:

  •  Playground Equipment

  •  Science Nights

  •  Technology

  •  End-of-Year Activity

  •  School Assemblies

  •  Teacher Wish Lists

  •  March Reading Month

  • Positive-Behavior Rewards

  •  Bulldog Christmas Shop

  •  Safety Patrol Awards

  • Teacher Appreciation Week

  •  and More!!!


This fundraiser is held the 1st Saturday of December. We invite the children to sell tickets for the breakfast in which the Phi Kappa Tau are there cooking for the event.


Our school can earn money from labels found on regularly purchased items. Just cut them off and send them in. We sometimes have special drives, such as the Box Tops in October, but they can be sent in at any time.

  •  Box Tops for Education

  • Labels for Education (Campbell's)

  • Tadychs Econofoods Receipts

  • Our Family UPC codes

  • My Coke Rewards

  • Prang Points (on many school supplies)


Download the Shoparoo App and you can start helping Barkell Elementary earn money when you shop. It's free and easy to use! When you sign up, use code POP16705 to earn us extra points. Thank you!

Barkell Shirts

Please stop in the school office for an order form. You can send in the order form and money with your child and we will fill the order in a timely manner.
Shirts are also available at various PTO sponsored events at the school.

PTO Board

Layna Brantner, President

Chelsea Schelly, Vice President

Katrina Aho, Treasurer

Kristin Wanhala, Secretary


At-A-Glance Calendar for the Week of December 10, 2018

Full Calendar    |    Lunch Calendar    |    HPS District Calendar (PDF)


MON 10


Homemade Beef & Bean Chili with Whole Grain Tortilla Chips
Middle and High School Only: WG Bread Bowl


Pizza on Whole Wheat Crust (Cheese-V or Pepperoni*)


JH Boys Basketball

Boys Varsity B-Ball

TUE 11


Homemade Beef Spaghetti Sauce over Whole Grain Penne Pasta (Optional Condiment) Parmesan Cheese Pkg


Chicken Taco Filling in a Ultra Grain Soft Flour Shell with Shredded Cheddar Cheese


JH Boys Basketball

Varsity Hockey

Girls Basketball

WED 12


Vegetarian Creamy Macaroni and Cheese Middle and High School add WG Shrimp Poppers


Pizza on Whole Wheat Crust (Cheese-V or Pepperoni*)




JH Boys Basketball

THU 13


BBQ Baked Chicken Drumstick WG Roll & Goldfish Crackers (Optional Condiment) Margarine


Whole Grain Popcorn Chicken and Mini Rice Krispy Treat


Barkell Barking Bulldog Choir Performance


Boys Varsity B-Ball

FRI 14


V-WG Bosco Cheesy Stuffed Breadsticks w/Marinara Dipping Sauce


Beef Teriyaki Dippers & Brown Rice

Middle and HS Only will be given a Cooks choice of one of the menued items above or Tangerine Chicken Stir-Fry Vegetables & Brown Rice


JH Boys Basketball

Girls Basketball

SAT 15

SUN 16