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Barton Open School

Clara Barton Open School is a student-centered, public K-8 magnet school fostering a community of active, socially conscious, life-long learners. 

Our values are rooted in Progressive Education

  • Instilling a love of learning.
  • Valuing each child for his or her perspectives.
  • Interdisciplinary curriculum and culturally responsive instruction.
  • Developing a community of mutual respect and equity.
  • Creative, courageous and collaborative inquiry for all.
  • Child-centered decision-making & self-directed learning.
  • Educating for a democratic society.

 

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Parent Rep Program Volunteer Opportunity
Friday, August 26, 2016 3:10 PM

The Parent Rep program is excited to begin it's second year. Parent reps build community in the classroom and assist with communication. Please consider signing up. Feel free to contact Mary at  maryscavotto@gmail.com or Sarah at skuzelleslie@gmail.com   Thanks!

Media Center Supply List
Media Center Supply List
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 7:30 AM

The Media Center would love some help gathering supplies! Please see the PDF attached for a supply list. Supplies can be dropped off at the Main Office or up in the Media Center.

Thank you for your help!

King of the Log Fundraiser
King of the Log: A fundraiser for fine arts programming at Barton Open: Huzzah!
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 9:30 AM

Join us for the merriest of fun at King of Log, a Minnesota Renaissance Festival fundraiser, for fine arts programming at Barton Open School. Volunteers are needed of all ages to help run our log game of fun. Families welcome. Volunteer for the day working the first half of the day or the last half of day. We have costumes of all sizes for children, women and men. Work half the day and enjoy the other half on your own. Weekends from August 20 to the first weekend in October. Fest is open 9-7 each Saturday and Sunday. Barton families who would like to get more information to volunteer contact King of the Log, mnkingofthelog@gmail.com Get ready to rumble! Huzzah!

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Update from Principal Jonas Beugen, August 8, 2016
Tuesday, August 09, 2016 11:45 AM

Today I emailed the following letter to Barton's Leadership Council members, and I want to share it with the full Barton community here:

Barton Leadership Council,

I am writing to provide the Council with a brief Barton update. If you are on the Barton Parent Facebook page or have talked to others in the community you know that there has been significant tension within our community this summer. As Council members one of your primary responsibilities is to communicate with others in the community and be able to provide accurate information when situations arise. Therefore, I am providing a brief overview from my perspective, of the sequence of events that have transpired and information about how we are moving forward. Click here to read the entire letter...

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Letter to the Barton Community from Michael Thomas, August 1, 2016
Tuesday, August 09, 2016 11:40 AM

Please see below for a letter to the Barton community from Chief of Schools Michael Thomas.

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Dear Barton families,

First, I want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for your engagement with the Barton School community. The courage and commitment you demonstrate when you so openly share your thoughts, ideas and concerns is respected by everyone at MPS. It’s important to me that you know you have been heard and we are taking your input into consideration as we make decisions about Barton.  Click here to read the entire letter...

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Announcing the Leadership Council for 2016-17
Tuesday, August 09, 2016 11:30 AM

Thank you to all of you who completed and returned the Endorsement Ballot for next year’s Leadership Council. We are pleased to announce that everyone was endorsed by the Barton community!  Click here to read more...

 

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Announcing the Leadership Council for 2016-2017

Thank you to all of you who completed and returned the Endorsement Ballot for next year’s Leadership Council. We are pleased to announce that everyone was endorsed by the Barton community!  Click here to read more...