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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 2017-18 school year are on Wednesdays at 3:45pm in classroom #307 at Barkell Elementary. The dates are as follows:

Meeting Dates:

October 18, 2017
November 15, 2017
January 24, 2018
February 21, 2018
March 21, 2018
April 18, 2018
May 16, 2018

PTO School Fundraisers

All fundraiser proceeds go to the many different items for the school. The 2014-2015 fundraisers gave the ability to purchase:

  •  Playground Equipment

  •  Science Nights

  •  Technology

  •  End-of-Year Activity

  •  School Assemblies

  •  Teacher Wish Lists

  •  March Reading Month

  •  MiBlisi Prizes

  •  Bulldog Christmas Shop

  •  Safety Patrol Awards

  •  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.

2015-2016 PTO Board

Tara Packard, President

Dan Wood, Treasurer

Kristin Wanhala, Secretary


At-A-Glance Calendar for the Week of May 21, 2018

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


MON 21


WG Breaded Chicken Patty on Whole Grain Hamburger Bun


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


Golf - Ontonagon Invite at Ontonagon Golf Course

4:00 p.m. Softball Double Header vs. L'Anse at Houghton County Arena

4:00 p.m. MS Track - WIC at West Iron County

TUE 22


V-Whole Grain Cheese Quesadilla


Taco Seasoned Beef served with with Nacho Cheese and Tortilla Pieces


Golf - Houghton Invite at Portage Lake Golf Course


4:00 p.m. Baseball Double Header vs. Houghton at Hanocck Driving Park

WED 23


Beef Sloppy Joe on Whole Grain Hamburger Bun


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


4:00 p.m. Varsity Track at Hancock (H)

THU 24


Beef Meatball Sub with Spaghetti Sauce Served in a WG Bun


WG Popcorn Chicken Elementary: WW Dinner Roll; M/HS Only WG Onion Rings


2018 commencement ceremony to be broadcast live on YouTube

FRI 25


V-WG Bosco Cheesy Stuffed Breadsticks with Marinara


Crispy Whole Grain Chicken Fingers w/ WG Roll

Middle and HS Only will be given a Cooks choice of one of the menued items above or Pasta Bar: Choice of pasta, meat vegetables and sauce


2018 commencement ceremony to be broadcast live on YouTube

SAT 26


Gradudation Day -- Watch the 2018 commencement ceremony on YouTube.

SUN 27