UACA Golden Bear Scare

Golden Bear Scare
Haunted Woods brought to you by the Upper Arlington Civic Association
Smith Nature Park
Northwest Christian Church
1340 Fishinger Road
Dates: October 21st – 23rd
Time: 6:30-9:00 pm

View the Golden Bear Scare 2014 Flier for details.


International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 15!


Barrington Elementary School is celebrating International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 15, 2014! Join children around the world in celebrating the benefits of walking or biking.

International Walk to School Day is an annual event that promotes walking and bicycling for:

  • Physical activity
  • Teaching safe pedestrian and bicycling skills to children
  • Awareness of how walkable and bike-able UA is
  • Concern for the environment
  • Reducing traffic congestion, pollution and speed near schools


Rock Wall Waiver for Clown Around

The Columbus Parks and Rec Rock Climbing Wall will be at Barrington’s Clown Around this Saturday. Every student who wants to climb needs to have their parents sign the CW Informed Consent Form waiver.  Climbers must have closed toe shoes.  Bring signed waivers to Clown Around or to the table outside of the school by the rock at drop off or pick up.

Clown Around punch cards are available to purchase all this week at drop off or pick up.


Barrington After School Enrichment registration now open

ASE will be offering 28 classes this fall including some familiar favorites and awesome new classes like Horse Back Riding, Science for Kids, Food Matters and Nail Decorating. Registration information and class schedules can be found on the Barrington PTO website at http://barringtonpto.com/after-school-enrichment.

Register and pay online using a credit card September 13th through Wednesday, September 17th at 8PM. Online registration is available at http://barringtonpto.com/after-school-enrichment-registration-form. Paper registrations and payment by check will still be accepted. For more information, please visit http://barringtonpto.com/after-school-enrichment.


Clown Around Festival Saturday September 20, 10am-2pm

Barrington Elementary School’s Clown Around  is a community festival on the Barrington playground with food and activities for all ages! Old Bag of Nails is the food sponsor serving fish n chips,  mac and cheese and fries!  Come hungry and ready for fun!

New this year! Buy one punch card for $20 that works for everything:  games, raffle, activities, inflatables and food! Pre-sale punch cards can be purchased September 11, 12, and 15-19, 7:45am-8:15am and 2:45pm-3:45pm. Each student that purchases a pre-sale punch card will be entered into a drawing to win a free pizza party for his or her class.

Volunteers are always appreciated and needed!  Sign up on the sign up genius link  or contact Ashley Dudley.

Invite friends, family and neighbors! This is Barrington’s largest fundraising event and all money goes directly back to the PTO and our children’s school.

Please visit http://barringtonpto.com/clown-around  for more information.


Learn more about all the great things the Barrington PTO funds!

The Barrington PTO sponsors many great activities throughout the school year including After School and Academic Enrichment, Field Days, Craft Courtyard and Recess Alternative program…  just to name a few.  PTO funds are used to pay for the police officer directing traffic at Barrington, classroom technology, teacher stipends, grants, assemblies and the new playground and playground toys.

Click here to read more of the extensive list of what the PTO funds.




Join the PTO and order your school directory!

New this year!

Fill out your form to join the PTO, pay online and get your school directory!

Please complete the online PTO Membership and Directory Form to sign up to become a PTO member and receive communications from the PTO.

Want to receive emails with news and updates from the Barrington PTO? It’s easy!  Complete the Subscribe by Email form online on any page on the website.


2014-2015 School Supplies Lists Now Available

The 2014-2015 school supplies lists are now available. The PTO online school supplies sale is now over and supplies can no longer be ordered through 1st Day School Supplies. If you did not order school supplies through the PTO Supply Sale, please visit http://barringtonpto.com/school-supplies-lists/ to view the items and quantities needed for each classroom.

Please note there are no school supplies sold at Bobcat Days in August.

If you have any questions about the school supplies lists, please contact Tricia Petras at tricia.petras@gmail.com or Toni Bloomfield at  Toniinohio@yahoo.com


School Supplies

The Barrington PTO online School Supply Sale ended June 30th. If you did not order supplies online through the sale and would like to purchase school supplies individually, the school supplies lists will be published soon. Stay tuned for more info!


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Box Tops Collection

Barrington PTO is collecting Box Tops for Education.  Box Tops add up!   Our school earns 10 cents for every Box Top collected.

Please remember to cut out the Box Top from each package of your favorite Box Top products.   Send the Box Tops to school with your child or drop off in the Box Tops container located in the school office.   This is an easy way for every family to help raise money for our school.

Visit http://www.boxtops4education.com/products/participating-products to see all brands that participate in this program.  You will be surprised how many things use on a daily basis that have Box Tops on them!


Bobcat Days

Friday, August 15th 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Saturday, August 16th 10:00am – 12:00pm

Get ready for the new school year at Bobcat Days.

Stop by Barrington’s Cafeteria Friday or Saturday to take school pictures, pick up school supplies, put money on your child’s lunch account, pay instructional and field trip fees, purchase Spirit Wear, join the PTO and more!

Visit http://barringtonpto.com/bobcat-days/ for more information.


Get involved at Barrington!

Our parent volunteers at Barrington are extremely valued and important.  There are numerous opportunities throughout the year to participate in your child’s education including in the class room, on field trips, and as a member of the PTO to name only a few. Volunteers are one of the reasons Barrington is such a great school!

If you are interested in volunteering for PTO activities, please either fill out the online “I’ll Do It” form, or complete the paper “I’ll Do It” form and bring it to Bobcat Day or, drop it in the PTO mailbox at the main office, or email the form to a co-president. Thank you!






Welcome to the Barrington Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) website. The main goal of the PTO is to provide support and enhancement for Barrington Elementary. This is done through a variety of educational, social and service events. The PTO at Barrington is a dynamic and proactive group that welcomes participation at any level.