North Elementary: 310 N. Highway 59 • Barrington, IL 60010

Welcome to the NBS PTO!

What is the PTO? What does it do?  

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting North Barrington School. Our mission is to develop a spirit and an understanding among the school administration, teachers and parents that will secure for every child the highest advantages in the physical, mental, social and moral education.  

Our work is a balance of service and fundraising. Below is a sampling of what we do and areas you can get involved in:


  • Produce and distribute school directory (late fall) & yearbook (spring)
  • Communicate school and community news (weekly email newsletter & PTO website)
  • Maintain & teach in our Interactive Habitat
  • Sponsor school assemblies, author visits,  family events & service events
  • Offer  low cost, no stress school supplies & enrichment programs (Mini Courses) 
  • Provide stipends and wish list items to all staff
  • Organize staff appreciation events
  • Purchase new playground equipment
  • Equip classrooms with state of the art technologies like Smart Boards, document cameras, and electronic pencil sharpeners 


The PTO works hard to support teachers, staff and students with countless volunteer hours in and outside of the classroom.

We also do fundraising (book fairs, social events for adults, seasonal sales, etc.), and the monies raised go to support many essentials not covered by our tax dollars:

Should I join the PTO?

Yes, definitely! It is a great way to connect with fellow NBS families and be involved. We have volunteer jobs big and small that you can do from home, on your lunch break at work, or in the school / classroom. Without the help of families at NBS like yours, we would not be able to offer the array of programs and services we currently do that play such a key role in the success of our children!

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