The Barcroft PTA

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What does the PTA do?


The Barcroft Elementary School PTA is a member of the Virginia Congress of Parents and Teachers. The PTA works closely with the administration and staff to provide valuable support and enhancements to members of our school community. The PTA relies on financial contributions and fundraising efforts that together support a wide range of activities and resources for students, staff, and families. The PTA uses its money to:

  • Provide local field trips for all grades including the many museums and monuments in the DC area, as well as fund long-distance field trips, such as 4th grade trips to Jamestown and Richmond and the 5th grade year-end activity, which in recent years included the National Aquarium in Baltimore, the Adventure Links Outdoor Education Center at Hemlock Overlook, or the Maryland Science Center
  • Distribute books to all students through Reading is Fundamental (RIF) of Northern Virginia
  • Fund special library programs, including author visits and the summer reading program celebration
  • Encourage family involvement through social events and other activities that include cultural and holiday celebrations, a book exchange, and the fifth grade promotion celebration
  • Support after school enrichment classes in fields such as art, music, sports, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
  • Cultivate appreciation of nature through the outdoor learning gardens and schoolyard beautification
  • Sponsor family fitness nights and other health and wellness programs
  • Promote the arts through the PTA Reflections Program and creative expression and community engagement though Chalk-4-Peace
  • Help students learn to make smart financial decisions and practice good saving habits by through the Cash Match program with Arlington Community Federal Credit Union
  • Facilitate participation in creative problem-solving programs such as Odyssey of the Mind
  • Provide T-shirts for kindergarten students to wear on field trips for identity and safety purposes
  • Support valuable community programs such as the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC)
  • Develop new or unique projects and initiatives by providing additional teacher resources
  • Demonstrate hospitality and appreciation through a staff welcome breakfast, meals during parent-teacher conferences, an annual staff appreciation week, and special celebrations such as retirements
  • Cover required administrative expenses, including insurance and supplies used to publicize PTA events

 We invite you to participate in PTA activities and volunteer your time to make each program a success.

Barcroft Elementary School PTA
625 S. Wakefield Street
Arlington, VA 22204