Supporting Barrington Children Since 2000

The Barrington School Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports and collaborates with our public schools. We aim to support educational initiatives and innovative projects in the Barrington schools. Our mission of enhancing learning opportunities beyond those typically provided by public funds and assuring the children of Barrington, NH reap the benefits of their public school experiences is made possible through donations and an endowment.

The Barrington School Foundation:

  • Promotes early literacy by sponsoring the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, where Barrington children (birth to age 5) receive an age appropriate book in the mail each month (register here) & throwing the Jumpstart to Literacy annual PJ party

  • Recognizes excellence in education with an annual award

  • Supports innovation and educational projects

  • Collaborates with other organizations to support Barrington's children


Excellence In Education Awarded to Dee Swain

This year we were honored to present the Excellence In Education award to Dorothy "Dee" Swain, the school nurse at BES. This past year she worked tirelessly to keep all the students and staff safe, healthy, and learning. In addition her duties at school, Nurse Swain’s nights and weekends were spent on the phone with parents, principals, and colleagues to contact trace, support, and weigh lofty decisions. She provided parents with informational videos, monthly updates, and constant support, while maintaining regular reporting and weekly online training with the NH Department of Health and the CDC. Dee Swain has been a compassionate, reassuring presence for all and has truly served as an example for all.

At the June 15th School Board Meeting, we presented her with a plaque and personal check to honor her outstanding efforts. Thank you Nurse Swain!

Summer Essentials Bags for End 68 Hours of Hunger Recipients

Once again we collaborated with End 68 Hours of Hunger Barrington to provide children in our town with some summer essentials. We provided a bag of reading materials, sunblock, paper/markers, modeling clay, Mad Libs packet, bug repellent bracelets, headlamp (and batteries), shadow puppet handout, scratch art, and AAA activity maps (donated by AAA) for Barrington kiddos who participate in End 68 of Hunger. We wish them a safe, creative, and fun summer!

We would like to thank the Barrington Public Library's Board of Trustees for acquiring award-winning books for the middle school recipients.

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Educator Appreciation 2021

We were thrilled to present the BMS educators with a “Java the Hut” coffee station on May 6th as part of Educator Appreciation Week. We hope everyone found something to give them a little FORCE throughout the day! Thank you Barrington PTA for inviting us to partake in an Educator Appreciation Week that was out of this world.

Community Collaboration to Honor Excellence in Education

On January 19th, 2021, we delivered 42 books to BMS, BES, and the ECLC to honor the recipients of the 2019-2020 Excellence in Education (awarded all teachers and staff in the Barrington schools to recognize their extraordinary efforts in the spring of 2020). Classroom teachers were invited to select a book about social justice, diverse perspectives, and inclusion; books were also presented to the school libraries to honor the staff. Twelve generous community members joined BSF to acquire the books, making this a community collaboration to thank our town's amazing educators.

Our PROJECTS enhance children's' experiences in the Barrington Schools.

Dolly Parton Imagination Library

Sign up to be part of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library! Barrington children (birth to age 5) are eligible. Sign up now!

Thank you Charlotte Hambucken!

Charlotte Hambucken, super graphic designer, created our logo. Thank you Charlotte for donating your talents to the Barrington School Foundation.