Principal's Message

Welcome to Barker Elementary School!  Barker is a school that prides itself on creating strong teacher, student, parent, and community relationships and instilling in children the ability to achieve.  Our entire staff is dedicated to providing our students with the best educational opportunities necessary for them to become successful contributing members of our community.  Our goal is to secure a positive learning environment that focuses on student achievement and promotes life-long learners.  Our teachers are committed to delivering high-quality instruction using research-based strategies to meet all the needs of our students.  We believe that teaching our children is a shared responsibility that is implemented through the active participation of all stakeholders. 

 

 

At Barker, we implement a coherent structure for teaching and learning that is aligned with the California Content Standards.  We support our teachers in their implementation of effective programs through ongoing training and staff development.  We also support the development of explicit district and individual performance goals to ensure that students meet or exceed state standards.

We strongly believe that parent and community partnerships are an essential piece to the success of a school.  At Barker Elementary School, we are fortunate to have parent volunteers involved with enriching the experiences of our children on a daily basis.  Our PTA is a tremendous support and contributes significantly to the inviting atmosphere of our school.  PTA coordinates various activities and fundraisers for our school, which help fund our field trips.  They help plan our assemblies and events and meet regularly to provide further support for our school and help our students.

Our teachers, staff, parents, and families of Barker Elementary School are essential partners in promoting the value of education for our students.    Through this collaborative relationship, I am confident that the school year will be outstanding.  Your contributions and support are greatly appreciated, and I look forward to meeting and working with all of you to ensure that our students attain their highest potentials.  

Sincerely,

Michelle Askew


Barker School Principal

Our School

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.