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From the Principal
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 10:45 AM

Dear Families,

As we wrap up our plant sale this week I would like to thank you for your generosity.  If you’ve already ordered your plants this year, thank you! If you haven’t ordered your plants this year, remember that this Friday, April 18th is the last day to do so.  More...

Community/Council Coffee Talk
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 10:40 AM

Dear Barton Parents,

The Leadership Council -- a group of students, staff, parents and the principal -- is hosting several upcoming Council Coffees. We warmly invite you to join us to give your feedback and ideas. At the end of each school year Barton parents, those already on the Council and those not, have the opportunity to consider whether they would like to participate on the Leadership Council for the upcoming school year.  More...

Talent Development and Advanced Learner Meeting
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 10:35 AM

Kristin Sonquist is our lead contract teacher for Talent Development and Advanced Learners, and is meeting informally with parents who want to chat about the screening process, the plan for advanced learners at Barton, and advanced learners in general.  The gathering is at 3:00 this Thursday, April 17, in room 102.  If this is not a good time for you, but you would like to meet, please email Kristin at and she'll work with you to set up a time to chat.

The Barton Garden is looking for volunteers to help this spring!
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 9:30 AM

On April 26th we will build the garden wall. This task requires muscle, as there will be several 30 lb. blocks to move and trenches to dig. We have two shifts available between 9-3,  but any time is appreciated.  This volunteer opportunity is for adults only.

On May 3rd we will have our second annual Dirt Day. Families are welcome to come and help. Last year it was a lot of fun!  Work will begin at 8 am and will wrap up around 2.  Any amount of time is appreciated.

We will have drinks and snacks provided by Whole Foods at both events. Please go to, or e-mail to sign up. Thanks!

Early Childhood Screening
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 8:10 AM

Early childhood screening is one of the steps to take as you prepare your child for kindergarten and it is required by state law. Click on here for details.  Flyer  If you wish to apply for a conscientious exemption, click here.  Conscientious Exemption

USED BOOK FAIR Next Week!!!!
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 7:45 AM

Please bring us your slightly used books for the Used Book Sale!  More...

Volunteers Needed!!
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 7:30 AM

We need adult volunteers for the used book fair.  There is a very simple job of straightening and helping to sell the used books waiting for you! If you can spend even a couple of hours on April 23, 24 or 25 to help with the Used Book Fair Please Email, call, or visit Sue B. to sign up. or 612-327-3547.  Thanks, we need you!!!

Area C Parent & Community Meeting
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 12:55 PM

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Lake Harriet Community School - Lower Campus
4030 Chowan Ave South
6:00-8:00 p.m.


Barton Debate Team
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 9:00 AM

The Barton Debate Team had a great 2013-2014 season and brought home
a couple of trophies!  The team is hugely supportive of each other and we
are very proud of all of our debaters!  More...

Sign Up Now for Spring Community Ed Classes
Friday, April 11, 2014 7:10 AM

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