Author Visit 


Author/Illustrator Dave Roman will be visiting our school for an author visit for students in grades 3 and 4 on Friday, May 19! If your child is not in grades 3 or 4, Mr. Roman will be speaking at the Gaithersburg Book Festival on Saturday, May 20 at 2:15 pm on the Science Comics panel. Mr. Roman’s Astronaut Academy Zero Gravity won a Black-Eyed Susan Book Award from the Maryland Association of School Librarians! Re-Entry is a current nominee.  Complete this form and return it to Ms. Schoem in the media center no later than Tuesday, May 4 to order books to be autographed and personalized.  You may also order the books from the vendor of your choice and provide the book and form to Ms. Schoem by Wednesday, May 17.  

It Takes Heart To Be A Hero

Barnsley will be participating in the "Jump Rope For Heart" fundraiser sponsored by the American Hearth Association in Physical Education classes this week.  Donations to the American Heart Association can be made online-only until May 10. Our fundraising link is located here Click here for further information or to sign up as part of the Barnsley team.

PARCC Testing

PARCC Testing begins Monday, May 1.  Students who arrive late to school on a testing day, cannot join the test that is already in progress. We encourage you to try not to make appointments for your child that conflict with the testing schedule. Please make sure your child arrives at school ready to test!

 Testing 2017

Barnsley Ranked #49!

Barnsley was ranked by Niche as the #49th best school in the State of Maryland out of a total of 876 schools!  That’s the top 5.5%!  It affirms the work we do, the dedicated staff, the partnership with our families, and the amazing children!  All together we work so hard to ensure student success both academically and socially!  See the complete rankings here.  

Barnsley Fundraiser

Barnsley Elementary School is holding a fundraiser to raise money for our school. There are three easy ways to support our school:

1.  Donate a gift card to a teacher.

2.  Shop at the Family Book Store 

3.  Shop with featured merchants including Kohl's, Walmart and Best Buy.

To get started, click the picture below, enter the code 151800, and complete the sign-up process. 


Reading Ideas and Prompts

Reading ideas and prompts have moved to the Media Center Website. 

Volunteer Information

Per MCPS regulations, all volunteers must be trained in recognizing child abuse and neglect prior to volunteering at Barnsley or chaperoning field trips. Prior to volunteering, you must log on to, complete the training, and bring a printed copy of the confirmation you receive to the main office.  


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