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Barton Open School

 The Bugle - Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Hello Everyone!

This is Jonas Beugen, Principal at Barton Open School, with your weekly Bugle update.

Reminders:

- Heads up to those people that ordered Barton gear during the 100th Year Celebration in April. Those orders will not come in until late summer/early fall. We will be contacting you as soon as the orders arrive. 

- All library books were due back to the media center Tuesday, May 24.  Please be sure to help your child locate all books.  If you cannot find a book, please pay the cost of the book to replace it.  Your child must take care of these fees to check out books in the future.  If you have any questions, please call Angie or Sara in the media center at 612-668-3591. 

- You have one more chance to get your child a yearbook! They have arrived and they are beautiful! Yearbooks will be handed out on June 6th. Please send a check for $30 with your students name and homeroom.

Also we are looking for yearbook donations for our graduating 8th grade class, several of our students are financially unable to purchase a book, their final book, last book of their Barton Career.

Would you be willing to help out? Donate a book or two?

If so please email me, Laura Scher, or Chuck to let us know and then send a check to Barton with a note that it is a donation for 8th graders.

Last year we were able to donate 15 books through the generous donations of Barton Parents. Let's see if we can do it again!!

Thank you so much in advance,

Laura Scher laurakscher@gmail.com

Chuck Nelson William.Nelson@mpls.k12.mn.us

 - Look for Leadership Council ballots in backpacks!

Ballots for the 2016-17 Leadership Council will be sent home in backpacks on Thursday; you can also find a PDF of the ballot here. Ballots need to be returned to school by 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 2. (You can drop them off in the main office or return to your child's teacher.) *Each adult in a household can endorse 10 people.* Please vote! The intent of this process is to endorse everyone who wants to commit their time and energy - it works best when everyone participates in the endorsement process.

The new Leadership Council will be announced on Friday, June 3.

Read more about the process here.

- Please be on the look out for 2016-2017 transportation information forms coming home with your student. These forms should be returned as soon as possible to homeroom teachers, or to Brittany in the main office. If you have a kindergarten starting next year, 2016-17, please fill out the transportation form listed on our website. 

- Math Masters - Katrina

On May 7, 14 student in 5th and 6th grade participated in the district math competition.  

They had been practicing for this since the end of Feb., committing to working on math every Wed. and Fri. after school.  There were many more students that participated in the practice just for fun!!       

These students involved were Peter Lindholm, Cass Ramberg, Charlie Tripp, Zach Leslie, Connor Walstead, Raiyyan Ahmed, Hamza Abdullahi, Keshav Singh, Ava Langanki, Ave Gregory, Molly Reehl, Sammie Stever-Zeitlin, Henry Stenzel, and Cade Heinneman.

These students were able to show their math expertise by winning in a variety of different ways.  Our 6th grade team of Cass, Peter, Charlie, and Zach won first place team and first place over all team!!  Peter Lindholm won first place individual and fact round!  Connor came in 2nd in individual rounds and got an honorable mention in the fact drill.  Keshav Singh got an honorable mention in the 5th grade fact drill.

I am so proud of these students for their commitment to math and their willingness to challenge themselves in an area that many find too difficult.  All are able to succeed if they try!!

We still have many volunteer opportunities as we wrap up the end of the school year. Please take a look at some of them listed below:

- Parent Volunteers Needed for Lake Day Activities on Friday, June 3rd. Classroom teachers also may need volunteers to help with student participation at Lake Day. Check in with your child’s teacher is you are interested in helping with specific children. Either way, MANY parents are needed to help make Lake Day successful and fun for all. Check out the Google Document attached to Sign Up for activities at Lake Harriet. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wcCqAdJdci90NQTfGEaYq6_KWoE5ZhNw24sCtxcKMiE/edit?usp=sharing

 - SUMMER GARDEN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We need summer volunteers to keep the garden weeded and watered over the summer months so students can enjoy the harvest in the fall. This is a great family volunteer opportunity to work together and visit the school in the summer! Generally you can expect to spend 2-3 hours during the course of your assigned week. Consider signing up with another family if you are interested but can only commit a shorter amount of time. Please use the link to sign up below: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/17kYChU4_OLklaNogUp694Q2vN1TeY1oLs9IYYKR8Po0/edit?usp=sharing

You will receive further information about the tasks before the school year ends. Questions? Contact Erin Klug (e_klug@msn.com) Please visit our website for more information.

- Call for snow cone servers and party planners! Please join our Back to School Party on the Playground Team. We need volunteers to serve snow cones, collect donations and plan music and games for our second annual party on the playground after meet your teacher on August 25th starting at 4pm. Contact Kori Hennessy if you can help in anyway! korihennessy@gmail.com

Thank you,

Jonas

 

Main Office Ballot Box
Look for Leadership Council Ballots in Backpacks!
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 1:20 PM

Ballots for the 2016-17 Leadership Council will be sent home in backpacks on Thursday; you can also find a PDF to print out here. Ballots need to be returned to school by 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 2. You can drop them off in our ballot box in the main office, or return them to your child's teacher. *Each adult in a household can endorse 10 people.* Please vote! The intent of this process is to endorse everyone who wants to commit their time and energy - it works best when everyone participates in the endorsement process.

The new Leadership Council will be announced on Friday, June 3. 

Read more about the process here.

 

1/2 MoSAiC
1/2 MoSAiC - Wednesday, May 25 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 7:40 AM

Grades 1/2 MoSAiC, 6:00-7:30, Wednesday, May 25

 

All families of students in grades 1/2  are invited to the Museum of Specialists and Art in Culture (MoSAiC) on Wednesday, May 25.  The schedule for the evening is:

6:00-6:30 Community Potluck meal in the gym (Please bring a dish to share.)

6:30-7:00 Visit museum stations with your child.

7:00-7:30 Brief program in the Commons.

Please stay with your child throughout the evening.
 

Library Books Due
Library Books Due - Tuesday, May 24
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 7:40 AM

All library books are due back to the media center on Tuesday, May 24.  Please be sure to help your child locate all books.  If you cannot find a book, please pay the cost of the book to replace it.  Your child must take care of these fees to check out books in the future.  If you have any questions, please call Angie or Sara in the media center at 612-668-3591.
 

Barton Plant Sale
Thank You to All Involved with Barton's Plant Sale!
Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:25 PM

Many thanks to all the people who helped make the 2016 Barton Plant sale a success. We did it!  We surpassed our goal of $80,000. Roughly half of that total goes to the Barton Foundation!

Thanks to those who processed, called, filed and entered data from all the paper orders. This team included Kris Mandler, Susan McKinnell, Sarah Wuendry, Julie Madge, Julia Mullin, Arwen Wilder, Sarah Kuzel-Leslie, Kris Woelber and Michelle Pryce.

Thanks to those who took care of cash and carry sales: Katherine Harter, Catherine Myers, Sarah Kuzel-Leslie, Beth Desotelle, Roberta Gibbons, and Kristi Smith-Knutsen.

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Spirit Garden
Spirit Garden Update
Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:15 PM

The Spirit Garden is excited to begin our fourth growing season!  Thanks to the following people who have shared their time and talents to keep this amazing space viable:   

Erin Klug and Marnie Peichel designed and created new garden fencing with the help of Allison, John and Jane's rooms. These fences will help protect plants in the raised garden beds and ensure a bountiful harvest.

 

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MN History Day
Barton Finished BIG at MN State History Day
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 1:10 PM

The Minnesota State History Day competition was held May 1 at the University of Minnesota. It was a super experience for our Barton students and many of them did really well. Below is a list of students that were involved and placed at the competition. Be sure to give them a high five if you see them. 

We are also very excited to announce that one of our students placed 1st and will be attending the national competition in June at the University of Maryland. Way to go Barton!

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Midwest Food Connection
Midwest Food Connection - 20th Anniversary
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 9:55 AM

This spring, Kindergarteners and first and second graders at Barton have received lessons about cooking and gardening from a guest teacher from Midwest Food Connection. During other times of the school year, MFC has visited all other grade levels at Barton. Since 1996, Midwest Food Connection has brought culinary and gardening adventures into school classrooms. This year, MFC marks its 20th anniversary, and we’re asking you to join our celebration by participating in our spring donor campaign: Raising Spring Greens, May 18-25.

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Leadership Council
New Leadership Council submissions due May 24!
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 9:50 AM

The new extended deadline for sending in Leadership Council submissions has been set for Tuesday, May 24. Many thanks to the parents who have already sent in their submissions!

If you would like to submit your name…

Please prepare the following:

  1. Write a 3-5 sentence statement about yourself that includes these points:
    • Your name, and what grades your children are in.
    • In what ways would you contribute to the racial or cultural diversity of our council?
    • Your hopes for Barton School and its mission as an open school.
    • Why you are interested in serving on the Council.
  2. A photo of yourself, if possible. (Anything goes – see samples on our current Leadership Council page http://barton.mpls.k12.mn.us/Leadership_Council.) 
  3. Return your statement and photo by Tuesday, May 24, 2016, by 3:00 pm to the school office or email them by 5:00 pm to Julia Mullin at juliaemmett@usiwireless.com

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Ballots for the 2016-17 Parent Leadership Council
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 9:50 PM

Click here to read more information about the 2016-17 Parent Leadership Council ballot and endorsement process...

 

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Leadership Council Meeting Agenda ~ 5/19/16
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 8:40 PM

Click here to read the agenda for the last Leadership Council meeting of the 2015-16 school year...Everyone is welcome to attend the Council meeting on Thursday, May 19, 2016 from 4:30-7:30 in the Barton Media Center.