Say “thank you!” during Clara Barton Educator Appreciation Week

In recognition of National Teacher Appreciation Day, join Clara Barton PTSA in celebrating educators. The Clara Barton Educator Appreciation Week kicks off Monday with suggestions to appreciate all teachers and staff.

Monday, May 3: Be Your Teacher’s Biggest Fan! Wear your teacher’s favorite color. Click below for a list of Staff Favorites.
Tuesday, May 4: Thanks A Latte for All You Do! PTSA will host a coffee espresso bar and treats for our amazing teachers and staff.
Wednesday, May 5: More Caffeine to Espresso Our Thanks! PTSA will host Starbucks coffee, tea and treats to continue our appreciation on asynchronous day.
Thursday, May 6: Express Your Appreciation with THANK-YOU Notes! Write a note or an e-mail to teachers and staff to let them know how great they really are. Click below for templates and email addresses.
Friday, May: Thanks Are in The Cards! Send a teacher or staff a gift card. Click below for Staff Favorites.
Please join us for any or all days, or to celebrate educators in any way you prefer.

Questions? Contact PTSA Educator Appreciation Week Chair at

May for Math

Crunch numbers and sharpen math skills with fun, interactive games at this virtual math night event presented by Clara Barton PTSA in partnership with Mathnasium.

May for Math breaks students into groups of 8 for a 45-minute session to participate in hands-on math activities.

Registration is FREE to Clara Barton Elementary students. For more information, visit May for Math

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Join us this Friday for The Virtual Zaniac Show, a family-friendly action comedy event.
Friday, April 23
6:00 – 7:00 PM
Zoom link:

This event is sponsored by the PTSA and all Clara Barton families are invited.

Have fun! We hope to “see” you there.

Jay Lippe
VP of Fundraising
Clara Barton Elementary PTSA

Spring into action for the Bobcats Virtual Fun Run! Run or walk anytime during the week of April 12-16 and help fund PTSA programs including Pacific Science Center events, The Toy Maker, Nature Vision, new playground benches, The Zania Show, and Pirate School.

Here’s how your student may participate:

  • RUN or WALK for 20 mins. Fun and safe places include Clara Barton playground (after 4:00PM), Smith Woods Park, neighborhood playgrounds, RMS or Einstein Elementary fields, and Anderson Park.
  • Take a picture of your Clara Barton Bobcat walking or running in their grade color or  spirit wear and send it to Mrs. Horner for the PE Sway and Yearbook. Include name, grade and teacher when sending a picture. Click the button for grade colors.
  • Set a goal and pledge to raise at least $20. Ask parents, grandparents, neighbors and friends to sponsor you through donations from the link below.

Bobcats Virtual Fun Run – Clara Barton Elementary PTSA (

Questions? Contact PTSA Fundraising VP, Jay Lippe.

Clara Barton student picture days are April 12 and 13. Families may choose to order school pictures; however, any student photographed will be included in the School Yearbook regardless of orders (purchase yearbooks here).

Order forms went home with in-person students and online ordering details and forms are now available for pick-up in front of school. Students attending in-person will have their picture taken during school hours and remote students have a drive-up option available on either date from 1:30-3:00PM.

Questions? Contact our PTSA Picture Day Chair, Amanda Papaefstathiou

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Through donations from parents like you, Albert Einstein and Clara Barton PTSAs now present StoryWalk at Smith Woods Park, March 16-April 24. StoryWalk is a way to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Pages from the book, The Girl With a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague, will be installed on signs along the path at Smith Woods Park. As you stroll down the trail, you’ll be directed to the next page in the story.

Questions? Contact PTSA Events VP at A map and more information are available at

Get “together” and celebrate the holidays with this cookie bake-along event for children and parents (or only children… or parents). This virtual event is Monday, December 21 from 4-5:30 PM. Register today! See

Questions? Ana Maria Feito, Enrichment VP

While the Fair will be exclusively held online this year, we still plan on making it a fun and joyous experience for our kids. Features include:

Clara Barton’s own online store, with a large selection of titles, at the right price points
A Virtual Fair so you and your kids can experience the magic of the school shopping experience. Browse titles by grade, meet popular authors, and discover the comfort and joy of our Fair
Every dollar you spend will benefit our school directly (25% back in rewards!)
FREE Shipping directedly to your door on book orders over $25
E-wallet option available for book purchases, and donations to your teachers Classroom library.

Fair Dates: Monday, November 23 – Sunday, December 6.

We can’t wait to “see” you at the Fair!