After School Programs

The Barksdale PTA provides terrific after-school learning programs for our students.  Registration occurs at the beginning of each semester.  About 200 students participate every year in one or more of these programs. Programs typically last 9 to 13 weeks.



REMINDERS:  If your child’s after-school learning program begins at 2:40 PM or your child is in PASAR, be sure to send a note with your child to have him/her released to the after-school learning program. If not in PASAR, send a snack and drink along, too.



Please do not call the Barksdale School Office if you have questions regarding After School Programs.  Please contact the ASP Coordinator at for assistance.


Chess Program:  

Click here for more information on registration, dates, deadlines, and classes.  






CraniaLogix: Where Thinking Meets Creativity


Click here for more information


Click here to sign up to volunteer




Click here for more information and contact information.


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Public Speaking/Debate/Improvisation 

Click here for more information on both of these programs, including deadlines, registration information and times.  



Art & Drawing 

 Click here for more information on this program, including registration and dates.


Click here to sign up to volunteer 





PASAR is a Plano ISD after-school care program for elementary students in grades K-5.  While PASAR is not a PTA program, you can click here for details, contact information, and guidelines.  Students who are registered with PASAR are welcome to join any PTA sponsored After School Program.  We currently have about 100 students who move between PASAR and after-school learning as appropriate.



Parent Volunteers Needed for After-School Learning Programs

About 200 Barksdale students continue to learn after 2:40 PM in our after-school learning programs each week. While we are fortunate to be able to use Barksdale facilities, we are responsible for providing assistance to those students. For example, an instructor can’t leave a class of 20 children to wait outside with a student.  Just an hour or two from you a week will enrich the lives of our students by making the after-school learning programs possible and will enrich your life as you get to know the students and see how they learn. Remember you must be cleared as a volunteer through PISD.

Email our ASP Parent Volunteer Coordinator at to learn more today.

***  All volunteers must be approved by PISD. Click HERE to submit your PISD Volunteer Application. 

Remember, you must re-apply EACH school year to volunteer at Barksdale.  ***


Teacher Favorites

Need a special gift for your teacher? Click HERE and find a few of his/her favorite things!

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Barksdale PTA every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to support Barksdale! 


Kroger Community Rewards® makes fund-raising easy..all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card!  Click here for information on how to link your Kroger Rewards Card to the Barksdale PTA!

The Remind App! 

We are excited to bring you a new way to stay informed about Barksdale PTA events. Using the Remind app, text @barkspta to 810-10 to be added to the Barksdale PTA group to begin receiving texts about PTA related activities.

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Want to be a Barksdale Volunteer?

All volunteers must be cleared by Plano ISD each year.  To complete your Volunteer Application for the 2017-2018 school year, click here.

PTA Awards