Our vision at Barker School, as a strong learning community, is to ensure that every student reaches their highest potential by developing skills in language arts, mathematics, science, and social science that form a strong foundation for lifelong learning. We believe this vision will enable our students to become a proactive member of society. To support this vision is a mission that our school is a place where students feel safe, valued and respected as contributing members of a community that supports lifelong learning.
We accomplish this vision and mission with dedicated teachers who are committed to providing the best possible learning experience for all students. We work hard to keep current with the latest teaching strategies that allows Barker School to be one of California's academically successful elementary schools. Our vision and mission is also accomplished with the support of an active and involved community of parents who work alongside us to make our educational program meaningful and fun. Finally, we have a great community of students who treat each other with respect and kindness. Together, teachers, parents and students make Barker Elementary School a great place to learn.
Welcome Barker Lions!
This school year, Barker's PTA will be ready to take action as they plan exciting activities for students and families. Our parents and staff meet once a month to collaborate on discussions regarding ways to make the year fun and academically enriching for students. For meeting dates and event information, please look under our "PTA" tab.
Our after school programs will commence and boost scholarly involvement. Our programs are:
- We have the Academic Chess Program, where students explore the bare bones of strategy via chess competitions with classmates. We reinforce the power of critical thinking, while making it engaging with a fun game!
- Our Mad Science Program meets after school to provide students with an opportunity to learn scientific study methods and engage in hands-on experiments.
- After-school soccer promotes an active lifestyle for students. We value overall wellness and promote physical activity, fitness, and healthy eating.
Barker prides itself on celebrating the success of our students with monthly awards. We appreciate seeing students fulfilling the character traits of the month. These awards are meant to encourage scholars to develop civic mindsets not just in the classroom, but throughout their whole life. We also have the Quarterly Report Card Honor Roll Assembly to recognize students for their achievements in the quarter. We encourage families to come to these assemblies and celebrate their scholar's good grades. Barker Elementary School fosters college and career readiness skills. Our teachers and staff equip students with the academic and personal skills needed for lifelong success.
We look forward to having a marvelous and memorable school year! If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please visit our office.