Your PTA donations and volunteer activities support programs that enhance the educational experience for students and provide needed support for Barksdale teachers, staff, and the campus. All of these initiatives are dependent upon financial support from Barksdale parents, members of the community, and local businesses.

Each year, the Barksdale PTA Ways and Means Committee collects the funds needed through a variety of programs 

  • Bronco Buddy
  • School Supplies
  • Spirit Wear
  • Book Fair
  • Color Run Event
  • Spring Auction
  • Special Events
  • Partnership Program
  • Spirit Night
  • Tiles
  • Employer Matching

How are PTA donations spent?

Your generous support of the PTA through our various fundraising activities ensures these programs continue:

Student Programs

  • Field trips
  • Author visits
  • School-wide parties
  • School supplies
  • Reading Ambassador Week
  • Scholarships
  • Assemblies
  • Yearbook
  • Study buddies
  • 5th grade graduation
  • International Day
  • Red Ribbon Rally
  • Student agendas
  • Arts in Education

Teacher, Staff and Campus Support

  • Teacher treats
  • Grade-level supplies
  • StoryWorks Subscription 
  • Room reps
  • Teacher grants
  • Teacher resources
  • Building and landscape
  • Library volunteers

Family Programs

  • Newcomers lunch
  • Fall and Spring Picnics
  • SAGE
  • PTA volunteer training
  • Book Fair/Pajama Night
  • Practical parent programs
  • Weekly e-mail blast
  • Spirit wear
  • Spring Auction


Every student at Barksdale benefits from the Bronco Buddy Donation Campaign and we ask you to show your support by contributing any amount you can.

As a school community, we have been very fortunate over the years to provide a wonderful experience for our children. The commitment and support of all of our families makes this possible. Your participation is reflected in the exceptional education our students receive at Barksdale Elementary. The Bronco Buddy Donation campaign is one of two main PTA fundraisers for Barksdale Elementary, enabling the school to offer the previously mentioned programs and more. 

These donations are 100% tax deductible and may even be matched by your employer. Be sure to check with your employer’s Human Resources department. A receipt will be sent for your contribution.

Employer Matching Gift Program

Because of our non-profit status, anyone who donates to the Barksdale PTA can submit a form to their employer to ask them to match the amount of their donation to us. The form is usually provided by their company – they just have to submit a copy of their Packet Pickup receipt, or the letter that we send to them thanking them for their donation, and encouraging them to go to their company to request the match.

Here’s a list of companies that are known to have a Matching Gift Program Gift Matching Companies(pdf). It’s not all-inclusive, so companies not on this list may still have a matching program. Please contact our third vice-president of ways & means at, for more information.

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