Bobcats’ Fun Run Needs You!

The Bobcats Fun Run event is back on Friday, May 20. Rain or shine, all Bobcats will be encouraged to participate by running or walking laps on the school grounds for 20 minutes and to secure family, friend and neighbour sponsorship support for their participation. Go, Bobcats!

The success of this all-school event requires volunteers like you! Watch for more information on all the different ways you can help support this GRR-8 event. Also, if you have connections with organizations that may be interested in joining as a sponsor with donations or swag, please contact the Fun Run Co-Chairs. Contact us if you can help and THANK YOU for your support.

Kristina Spooner and Ingrid Haugaard, Fun Run Co-Chairs

Virtual Math Night

Clara Barton PTSA and Mathnasium present, a virtual MATH NIGHT for all students. Crunch some numbers and sharpen your skills with fun, interactive games! This FREE event will be held on two Fridays 22nd and 29th of April in breakout rooms via Zoom.


K-2nd Grade – April 22nd 5:00-5:45 PM,  April 29th 5:00-5:45 PM

3rd-5th Grade – April 22nd 6:00-6:45 PM, April 29th 6:00-6:45 PM

Register for Math Night by April 18th.

Neha Khandelwal, PTSA Family Events VP

Earth Day CBE Campus Cleanup

In celebration of Earth Day, help us beautify our community by picking up litter on the Clara Barton campus. Join us after school on Wednesday, April 20th, from 2:30-3:15 pm. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Please dress for the weather. Parent chaperones also needed!

Please sign up by Friday, April 15th.

Cami Miller, PTSA Volunteers VP

Science comedy event, The Pirate Show! for Clara Barton families

David Engel photo of pirate with face makeup and hat with feather

In partnership with Clara Barton Elementary PTSA, virtual Pirate School is in session. This madcap, slap-dash pirate training academy allows youngsters and adults to discover their ‘inner-swashbuckler.’

Pirate School: The SCIENCE of Pirates! excites and motivates students with piratical fun. Concepts addressed will include:

Atmospheric pressure, wind, currents, sailboat aerodynamics (Science)
Simple machines (Engineering)
Navigation (Math)
Flight of a cannonball (Technology)

Kids are encouraged to attend dressed in costume.

More information for this virtual live event is available here at

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

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 virtual math event

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

The Virtual Zaniac Show comedy event for CBE families

photograph of comedian with

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

Get active, submit a Fun Run pic, support PTSA programs

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.

In-person and remote-only student picture days

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