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Talent Development/Advanced Learner Meeting
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 10:20 AM

Kristin Sonquist is holding another informal discussion meeting for parents of students who have been identified as advanced learners OR parents who want to learn about talent development and advanced learner education at Barton.  If you want to chat, please come to room 102 at 2:15 on Thursday, April 24.  If you can't make but would like to connect with Kristin and find a time to chat about Advanced Learners at Barton, please email her at

Leadership Council News
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 6:35 AM

Dear Barton Community,

HAPPY SPRING! For the remaining seven weeks of school, the Barton Bugle will include an article on our school's Leadership Council. Our hopes and intentions as a Council are to: 1) have clear and frequent communication with the broader Barton community; 2) be transparent, accessible and inclusive in the purpose and workings of the Council; and 3) provide and channel opportunities for greater engagement and involvement in the Barton community.  More...

"Today, Wednesday April 23, is the final day to order from Barton Plant Sale!"
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 10:45 AM

Thank you to all who have purchased and sold plants for Barton in the past month! A fantastic $69,000 has come through the plant sale so far and will go a long way towards funding essential programs at Barton. While our progress is good, we are still holding out hope that we can get closer to our goal of raising $90,000.

If you, your friends, and family did not order, but want to, the online ordering deadline is extended through today, Wednesday April 23. Place your order now at, and please share this with your buyers, too, so they know they have another opportunity!

Dodge the eye rolls
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 6:10 AM

Parents, Uppers just love when you show up at school to meet their friends and volunteer side-by-side with them.
Set graduation in motion for the Class of 2014. And embarrass your kids for a few hours on Thursday, June 5!  Details...

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!

Evaluación de la Niñez Temprana
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 8:20 AM

La evaluación de la niñez temprana es requerida por ley en Minnesota y les ayudará a preparar a su niño/a para el kínder.  Marque esta casilla para obtener más información

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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