21 Eastgate Rd. Derry, NH 03038

Welcome to Ernest P. Barka Elementary School

Home of the Barka Bulldogs!

Dream, Believe, Achieve

Here at the Ernest P. Barka School, our mission is to have the very best educational experiences so that we can achieve success and self-worth. By believing in ourselves and knowing that with responsibility, integrity, and hard work, all dreams can be possible. If we dream it and believe it, we can achieve it!

The November Newsletter is here!

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Notice of Non Discrimination
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Save the Date -October 7th, 2015

Dear Community Members,


I am writing to inform you about an important area event to be held on – SAVE THE DATE - Wednesday, October 7th and invite you to share this information with your professional and personal networks of colleagues, parents, agencies, educators (esp. from Middle and Elementary Schools) and other interested adults.


Concerned local and county organizations have organized a panel discussion on the urgent and growing crisis of opiate use throughout Rockingham County. The event, co-sponsored by Pinkerton and Parkland Medical Center, will be held at the Derry Boys’ and Girls’ Club Auditorium (40 East Derry Road in Derry), Wednesday, October 7th from 6-8 p.m.


The evening will provide an opportunity to learn from the top specialists in the state about this growing crisis of opiates and OTC drugs, our state and county response to the situation, along with a chance to ask questions of the panel and steps individuals can take to prevent this problem.


Resources from several prevention, treatment and recovery organizations will be available at the event.


Registration is not required to attend.  A more detailed brochure will be forthcoming with names of the panelists and the format of the evening, which I will forward once it is released. I thank you in advance for sharing this announcement with those you know who could be interested in attending.


Thank you for your support of this critical event,



Griffin Morse



Pinkerton Academy

Pinkerton Hall

5 Pinkerton Street

Derry, NH  03038


My LunchMoney is now My School Bucks 

Parent Flyer Please click here

Frequently Asked Questions, please click here

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PILOT PROGRAM: Words Their Way

Words Their Way: A word study approach to teaching spelling.

Click here for the printable brochure.

Kindergarten Brochure

School Supply Lists for 2015-2016

Kindergarten Supply List

Grade 1 Supply List

What is Readers' Workshop?

Reader's Workshop letter

Download the above Reader's Workshop letter here.

Report Card Changes

The District has released a pamphlet that explains the changes you will see on your child's report card. It can be previewed here. Report Card Pamphlet.

Honor Roll and Citizenship Updates

To see Honor roll and Citizenship information based on the report card, click here.

Keep an eye on the Derry News for Honor Roll announcements.

AHERA Notification


In 2015-2016, the costs for meals in the elementary schools will be:

Lunch: $2.50 Breakfast: $1.40

See menus and more information at the District website.


The Derry Cooperative School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities. Any student, parent on the behalf of their child, or employee who believes that he or she has a disability and thinks that accommodations are necessary to afford an equal opportunity for success, should contact Ms. Colleen Fields, the Assistant Principal at 434-2430.

School Numbers

  • School (603) 434-2430
  • Fax (603) 432-2305
  • Nurse (603) 432-2181
  • Guidance (603) 434-2430
  • Extended Day
    (603) 434-1367
    (603) 818-1008
  • Attendance (603) 434-2430
  • Attendance EmailLink
  • First Student (603) 432-7417

Important Notices