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Parents As Partners

Because of the dedication of our parent volunteers, we are not simply a school—we are a community of families.

Barrie School values and encourages parent engagement. Relationships between parents, faculty, students, and administrators are strengthened by parent involvement in the volunteer opportunities offered through our parent teacher organization. Barrie's Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) promotes relationships between and among families and the school in order to foster a vibrant community in support of the school’s mission and values.

By finding meaningful, rewarding ways to share their time and talents, our parents find their place at Barrie and develop a sense of community. Through volunteering, friendships are forged, good work is done, and all aspects of our school community are enhanced.

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You are a member! Get involved!

Membership in the PTO is automatic for faculty, staff, and families. There is a $50 per family fee to help offset the cost of events.

Barrie suggests six volunteer hours per year, per family. Families may volunteer all at once or a few times per trimester, and hours can be fulfilled in many ways, including off-campus.

Ways to Volunteer

  • Engagement: Create and foster opportunities for parental involvement within our community that will successfully develop relational bridges for our students, families, and our school. Engagement events include the Back to School Pool Party, Winter Bonfire, Annual Skate Party, For the Love of Barrie, and more!

  • After Prom: A fundraising and planning committee devoted to providing a safe, supervised, entertaining environment that is drug and alcohol-free for Upper School students to celebrate after the prom with their peers.

  • Drama Mama’s and Papa’s Club: The Drama Mama's and Papa's Club is dedicated to fostering an awareness of the theater and arts program and giving parents, friends, and families the opportunity to take an active role in supporting the Arts at Barrie School.

  • Teacher Appreciation:  Recognizing that Teachers are central to our community and celebrating their impact on the lives of our students and families.

  • Welcome Wagon:  Partner with the Admission Office to help to welcome new families to the Barrie community.

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When is a school more than just a school?

When you get involved!

PTO Contacts

Elise Papa
PTO Co-Chair, Lower School

Andy Krafts
PTO Co-Chair, Middle & Upper School

Missy Russell
Director of Development

Calendar

Virtual PTO Meeting
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Zoom
PTO Bonfire
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Virtual PTO Meeting
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Zoom
Virtual PTO Meeting
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Zoom
PTO Skate Party
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Cabin John Regional Park, 7400 Tuckerman Ln, Bethesda, MD 20817
Virtual PTO Meeting
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Zoom
Virtual PTO Meeting
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Zoom

Parent Teacher Organization

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