Dear BMES Families,

Welcome back from summer break and hope everyone had a great time!
 
We are excited to welcome you to another great year at Barlow Mountain Elementary School.  We are looking forward to continuing BMES traditions and making new ones as we all come back together. 
 
If you are a new member of the BMES community - welcome to the school. If you are a returning family, thank you for all your continued support.
 
The goals of the Barlow Mountain PTA are to help create and support our students and faculty throughout the year with programs that enhance our children's education.  Everything the PTA does is designed to encourage learning, emotional growth and, of course, should be fun.
 
There are a number of activities we are already hard at work on and are looking forward to community participation throughout the year to make the 2022-2023 school year the best it can be.
 
We are excited to partner with the parents and teachers in the BMES community. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the PTA.
 
Have a great year!
 
Jon Zibel & Rebecca Avallone, 2022-2023 PTA Co-Presidents 

 

 


Important back to school events!

Kindergarten Bus Orientation

Friday, August 19th, 10am

 

Kindergarten students and parents will enter the cafeteria and learn about bus safety. Students will have a chance to go on a short bus ride with Ms. Laus and Mrs. Salvestrini, our Elementary Supervisor!

 

 

PowerSchool Portal Opens

Monday, August 22nd

 

Students’ teachers are listed in the portal; bus transportation information is also listed. Details about school operations (arrival/dismissal, ordering school lunch) are provided. Parents’ should update demographics, sign off on student handbook and other items.

 

 

School Dismissal Manager Live

Wednesday, August 24th

 

ALL PARENTS please establish/reestablish your accounts and update information.

 

 

Open School (Meet The Teacher)

Friday, August 26th, 1-2pm

 

Meet your teacher and see your classroom!

 

 

First Day of School

Monday, August 29th

 

Full Day for students, grades 1-5. Early dismissal (12:15pm) for Kindergarten students ONLY. First full day for Kindergarten is Tuesday, September 6th.

 

 

 


PTA Back-to-School Registration

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year and the BMES PTA Website!

Please create an account to continue.

It's only by creating an account that you can be included in the directory, class lists, and E-blast lists. All users must update their account information every year. Existing users, please sign in to your account and update your family information.

Teacher assignments will be available in late August. Once teachers are assigned, please access the Family Information Form and add your child's teacher. This is how your classroom volunteer coordinators will know which class your child is in. It is a very important step in setting you up to receive all communications for the year.


 

 

  

The BMES PTA is a partnership between parents and teachers who share a common goal to enrich student programs within the BMES community.

 

Membership in the BMES PTA is $25 per family and $10 for teachers.  

 

Why join the BMES PTA?

  • PTA Member Directory on both the website and through the mobile app.  This is the only way to get contact information for other BMES families.
  • Receiving weekly PTA E-blasts is one of the best ways to stay up to date about upcoming events.
  • Subscribe to the calendar for BMES and RPS important events and dates

 


 School Supplies

 

 

 

School Supply Lists

 

School Supply packs purchased in advance will be delivered directly to the classrooms. If you did not purchase a supply pack, the supply list is available above. Teachers may request additional supplies in their back to school welcome letters.

 


 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

 

 

We love our volunteers and appreciate any amount of time you are able to give!

 

Interested in being a classroom volunteer coordinator for your child's class? Click the link below as soon as possible and sign up to show your interest. The teachers will be selecting these helpers early in the school year. This is a great way to be connected to the teacher and get informed early of classroom events.

Volunteer Opportunities

 

In addition to the above opportunities, we are always looking to fill open positions on our PTA Board. If you're looking to get more involved or learn about these roles, please email barlowmountainpta@gmail.com.

Getting involved in the PTA is a great way to connect with the Barlow Community and Administration. 

 

Every parent can get involved, regardless of how much you know about BMES, and it makes a HUGE difference!  Help make 2022-23 an awesome year for our children and our school.  

 


Shop 2022/23 Spiritwear Now

 


 

Library Volunteers

 

Stay tuned for information on volunteering with your child's class during library.

  


 

The PTA is excited to bring back Wear It Wednesdays! On the 3rd Wednesday of every month, please have your Barlow Bobcat represent our amazing school community by wearing or using BMES Spirit Wear. Don't worry, if you don't have any specific BMES Spirit Wear, you can have your child wear Barlow colors (Blue and Red). Spirit Wear will be on sale during the year and we will announce the sale dates in the E-Blasts.

 

Below are the Wear It Wednesday dates to remember. They are also on our PTA Calendar. Upcoming events are always included in the weekly E-Blast, so be sure to check if it's a Wear It Wednesday week when reviewing the blast. 

 

9/21, 10/19, 11/16, 12/21, 1/18, 2/15, 3/15, 4/19, 5/17 

 


 

Wondering how to check your order history to see your previous purchases?

 

  • Sign into Membership Toolkit
  • Hover over My Account (In the Red Bar under the logo)
  • Click on Previous Orders
  • Click on the Orders tab 
  • Click on each Order # to view the details of the order.

 

This only applies to order forms hosted by the PTA in Membership Toolkit. Any purchases made outside the system (such as Supply Packs) will not show up here.

 

 

 

 

 


 


 How to Check Your Order History

 

Sign into Membership Toolkit

Hover over My Account (In the Red Bar under the logo)

Click on Previous Orders

Click on the Orders tab 

Click on each Order # to view the details of the order.

 

 

Essentials Rotational Calendar

  • Monday, August 29
  • Tuesday, August 30
  • Wednesday, August 31
  • Thursday, September 1
  • Friday, September 2

Printable Specials Schedule by Teacher

Printable Rotational Letter of the Day Calendar

 

Weekly E-blast

Create an account and subscribe to receive our weekly E-blast.