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Literacy and math tutors at Barton next year...
Our very own Patrick Duffy was a finalist in the Dissertation of the Year competition during the 2013 American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting held April 27-May 1 in San Francisco, California. Patrick was presented with a certificate in honor of his achievement for his dissertation titled Beyond Courage: A Critical Ethnography of Anti- Racist Leadership in a High School. Congratulations Patrick!
Every adult in each household may vote for parent representatives on Barton's Leadership Council. Instructions are on the ballot, which will arrive in your child's backpack this week. Please read the candidate bios and cast your votes! Ballots are due back to Barton by May 28.
Join the Barton Community Education staff this summer! You may sign up for one or all six sessions. Please note the “The Wizard of Oz” with Lisa, our new Barton music teacher during week one in the afternoons! More...
As the school year comes to a close, we would like to extend a special thanks to all Barton Fund donors. Without the additional money raised through the Barton Fund, many of the school programs our children experience would not be possible.
The top plant sellers in the school earned a special lunch with Patrick last Tuesday. Nice work!
Thanks so much to all the volunteers who helped move dirt and mulch and dig and plant this weekend, despite the heat and rain
For those of you that have been wondering... yes, there IS choir on Wednesday after school this week!
Lake Day coordinator, Sue Beutgen, is STILL looking for volunteers to help with walking classrooms down to Lake Harriet, facilitating games and activities, serving as crossing guards, and other roles throughout the event. Lake Day is Friday, May 31, starting at 10 a.m. at the Lake Harriet bandshell. Please let Sue know if you can help!
Is there something in the lower level besides the Art and Music Rooms (and Sue)? Why yes, they’re called the Uppers. Incoming parents of Uppers like to learn more about this wonderful world of adolescence? Ask someone who knows the ropes – the parents of Uppers. Chat while you volunteer and set graduation in motion for the Class of 2013 on Monday, June 3. Details...
If you missed the band concert last week, you can see videos on the Band page. If you have recordings to share from the strings concert -- or photos from any other events, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Third Annual Dare 2 Be Real Summit was hosted in the DeLapp Commons at Barton Open School from 3:00 - 7:00 pm on Friday, May 17, 2013. Dare 2 Be Real (D2BR) is an interracial student leadership development program designed to help students develop their leadership for racial equity and understand how to create systemic and authentic partnerships for anti-racism.
Have you purchased your copy?? Here is your last opportunity! It is bright and beautiful and full of photos of your student's year.
The Southside Village Boys & Girls Club is OPEN all SUMMER! Our club offers a safe, supervised, educational, and fun environment for students Kindergarten – 12th grade (5-18 years old) ALL summer!
The Walker offers a variety of summer art programs for kids and grown-ups including "Free First Saturdays." Learn more...
Presented by Washburn High School Parent Mental Health Committee. Thursday, May 23, 7-8:30 PM, Washburn High School
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Clara Barton Open School is a public K-8 magnet school fostering a community of active learners centered on the following values:
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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