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Incoming Kindergarten Families
Sunday, June 29, 2014 1:10 PM

Please join us for a summer play date! Saturday, July 12th, 10am-12pm at Lyndale Farmstead Park (3900 Bryant Ave S).

Supplies for 2014-2015
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 3:15 PM

Planning ahead?  Supply lists for classes will be posted here as they're made available:

Letter to Barton families from Bernadeia Johnson
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 5:45 PM

I want to take this opportunity to explain in detail the process utilized by Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) to select school leaders.  As part of our commitment to continuous process improvement, this process has been revamped since Patrick Duffy was named principal at Barton Open in 2012.  It is my belief that our new, revised process is a more consistent one and ensures more equitable outcomes for all students and communities across MPS.  This is the process utilized to select Mr. Paul Scanlon as the new principal for Barton.  More...

Meet & Greet with Paul Scanlon
Monday, June 23, 2014 5:30 PM

I would like to invite you to meet Paul Scanlon this Tuesday between 2:30 -4:00 in the Barton media center.  This “meet and greet” will be an informal opportunity for parents from our community and for staff to meet Paul before he officially starts in his role as principal of Barton.  From 2:00 – 2:30, only staff will be invited to come meet Paul.  We want them to have an opportunity to have the first opportunity to meet Paul in a smaller setting. From 2:30 – 4:00, staff and parents from Barton are welcome to come meet and greet Paul Scanlon.  I know some of you are out of town or may have other commitments, but I hope that many of you can come meet him.  More...

Letter from Paul Scanlon to the Barton Community
Monday, June 23, 2014 11:20 AM

Over the last week, I have had the opportunity to meet not only with Patrick, Holly, and Steve, but also with teachers from the Barton equity team as we attended a district PBIS (Positive Behavior Strategies) Institute, and I have been humbled and awed by Barton’s history and strength.  Barton’s parents, teachers, and administrators are truly passionate about the school, our students, and the tradition that they have established, and I can assure you that as principal of Barton, I will support and nurture the child-centered and democratic teaching practices that have been foundational to this progressive program for many years.  More...

Letter From Cecilia Saddler on New Principal Communication
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 6:15 PM

I am writing to address the recent sequence of communications announcing Mr. Paul Scanlon as the new principal of Barton Open.  Your feedback on all matters related to Barton is important and greatly appreciated.

The order of the announcement regarding Mr. Scanlon was compromised, leading to the release of the news on the Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) website prior to a communication with staff and parents.  This is not our standard protocol, and we regret the error.  MPS has a longstanding process for making principal announcements, and we are reviewing that process to make sure errors like this don’t happen again.  More...

Paul Scanlon Named New Principal
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 7:25 AM

Mr. Paul Scanlon has been selected to replace Dr. Patrick Duffy as the new principal for Barton Open School, effective July 1. Mr. Scanlon has six years of leadership experience plus nine years of successful teaching experience in grades six through 12.  Read more...

Barton Students Attend Model UN Conference
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 6:00 AM

Barton students attended the Model UN Conference in Spanish at the
Carlson School of Management on the University of Minnesota campus.  More...

Barton Back-to-School Picnic
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 5:30 AM


2014 Year-End Memories
Thursday, June 05, 2014 8:55 PM

There are so many great memories from this past year at Barton. You can find videos of some performances from throughout the year and a sampling of the flurry of year-end performances on the Barton YouTube channel. Recent videos band and choir performances, Uppers Exhibition dance performances, Kristin and Dawn's classes' Shape Up Show, Lake Day, and more. Also, be sure to  see photos from Lake Day...

From the Principal
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 2:10 PM

Dear Families,

My father joined me at Barton on Tuesday night for the choir concert – a beautiful demonstration of our students’ talents and effort – after we had celebrated dinner for his 84th birthday.  More...

Mark Your Calendars - Get Connected Day - August 13
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 9:45 AM

On August 13th from noon to 6:00 pm, parents and students will come to Barton to “get connected” with each other and get some of the big things off their checklist  to start the year.  Details...

From the Barton School Fund Committee
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 6:40 AM

Dear Parents,
As we close this school year, we’d like to thank Barton parents, like you, for contributing to our school’s success.  More...

Thank you from the FUNdraiser Committee!
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 6:35 AM

Thank you to all the Barton parents and families who purchased FUNdraiser tickets this year.  Many parties have already completed and there are more to come this summer and fall!  Good times for everyone involved.  More...