Barnard Annual Giving (BAG)

[Classroom Challenge][Sustaining Membership][One-Time Donation][Why Give?]

Help us meet our goal of 100% participation!

The challenge will end on October 11.

Our students attend a unique school with special programs that require significant investments from our community. District funding alone is not enough to provide our students with the educational programs they deserve. Please help our PTA continue to provide resources for our students and teachers by contributing to this year’s BAG campaign.

Classroom Challenge

In an effort to meet our goals to support the students of Barnard Elementary, we will once again be challenging each classroom to recruit as many BAG contributors as possible.  The classes with the most participation at each grade level will win cool prizes for their classrooms.

Question: How do I participate in the Barnard Annual Giving (BAG) Challenge?

Answer: Make a donation to BAG and become a member of the PTA. BAG forms are enclosed in the packet that the PTA distributed the second week of school.
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Sustaining Membership

You can become a BAG sustaining member with a monthly contribution!  You can make a monthly recurring donation to the Barnard Annual Giving Campaign using the following PayPal link:

Sustaining Membership Options

Monthly Membership Options:

One-time Donation

You can make a one-time donation to the Barnard Annual Giving Campaign using the following PayPal link:
Donate to Barnard Annual Giving

Or download the BAG form, fill it out, and return with your donation to the office or your child’s teacher. (You do not need to fill out this form if you donate online.)

When you make a donation, not only does it count toward the Classroom Challenge, you will also receive a gift.

Gift levels are:

  • $100 donation ($10 a month for at least 10 months) receives a Barnard license plate frame.
  • $365 donation ($36.50 a month for at least 10 months) receives a Barnard reusable tote bag and everything listed above.
  • $1000 ($100 a month for at least 10 months) donation receives a Barnard beanie and everything listed above.

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Why Give?

Remember that every dollar you give goes towards:

  • TEACHERS, INTERNS, AND AIDES – The PTA pays for resource teachers and the costs of bringing aides and interns from China and Taiwan to add support and culture to our program.
  • CURRICULUM – Your PTA dollars purchase the online access to the K‐5 Mandarin curriculum and supplemental online resources, such as Achieve 3000, Mystery Science, and Time for Kids
  • FIELD TRIPS – The PTA pays for rewarding offsite learning excursions that complement classroom instruction.
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – The PTA augments our teachers’ training with in‐school professional development classes and offsite workshops and conferences, especially in the Mandarin curriculum.
  • COMMUNITY BUILDING – The PTA also provides opportunities for parents and students to interact and learn together at family Art, Science, and Writers’ Nights; community dine‐outs; an annual school dance, talent show, and theater productions; our renowned community Chinese New Year festival; and so much more.

If you have any questions, please contact the Barnard PTA at
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