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From the Principal
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 9:20 AM

10.22.2014
Dear Barton Community,

I wanted to invite you to our State of the School report that I will present at our upcoming Leadership Council meeting this Thursday, October 23rd at 4:30 PM.  [read more]

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Barton’s Music Is All About the Books!
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 8:30 AM

Choir director Lisa Skaff is preparing two musical treats for our school community in support of Barton’s Wild Rumpus Book Fair – helped by three of our 3/4 classrooms at the next All-School Morning Meeting on Friday, Nov. 7, and the Uppers Choir at the fair on Wednesday, Nov. 12. [read more]

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Box Tops for Education
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 6:20 AM

Hey Barton Families,
We are a Box Tops School! The kids in Room 209 count the Box Tops that earn money for Barton School. In the last 3 years, we have earned over $3000! Clip them and send them to school. Collection areas are by door #2, outside the Media Center, or just bring them right up to Room 209. Our fall submission date is November 3. Thank you for your support.

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Barton Volunteer Form Available Online!
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 6:00 AM

Please fill out a form so we can connect you where you'd like to get involved at Barton.  http://barton.mpls.k12.mn.us/volunteer_form_2

You are needed!  You are appreciated! 

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To parents of our 8th grade students
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 6:00 AM

You may have recently received a copy of the attached Explore MPS brochure from our District’s Student Placement center.  To avoid overcrowding at these meetings, MPS has decided to hold two meetings for our Zone.  The meeting for Southwest attendance areas schools, including Anthony, Barton, Jefferson, and Lake Harriet, will be on Monday, Oct. 20th at 6:00 PM at Burroughs.  Click here for Brochure

High School Request Timeline:

  • December – Online High School Request Center goes live first week of December
  • December – Explore MPS catalog mailed to homes of eighth-graders
  • January 31, 2015 – School Fair Showcase, Mpls Convention Center
  • February 28 – School request forms due - Must be postmarked by this date to be considered on time
  • Late March/Early April – Placement letters mailed
  • Late March/Early April – Student placement lists sent to high schools April 20 – Appeals deadline
  • Late April/Early May – Assigned list sent to both high schools and eighth grade sites 
From the Leadership Council, 10/7/2014
Tuesday, October 07, 2014 12:40 PM

The Leadership Council allocated additional funds last week to help address the large class sizes in our kindergarten and 5-6 grade levels. The Barton Foundation funds are supplementing some additional funding that the school has received from the District for staffing. These funds will help add staff to classrooms, provide bilingual support and recess coverage.