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Barton After School and Community Ed Clases start the Week of October 20
Monday, September 22, 2014 11:20 AM

Welcome to another year of after school activities at Barton School! We are thrilled to offer an amazing schedule full of activities geared toward the Barton community, including new classes for both Middle and Upper students.  [click for brochure]

From the Principal
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 10:10 AM


Dear families,

This week, the Barton community has received an outpouring of support and generosity as we deal with the loss of one of our staff members, Felicity Miel-Crosby.   I want to personally thank you for your gifts of time and self and for respecting the planful activities and conversations that we are using to provide students and staff opportunities to transition from grief and loss back to routine, community, and learning.  More...

MPS Latino Heritage Day - CelebraciĆ³n de la Comunidad Latina
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 10:05 AM

MPS Latino Heritage Day
Celebración de la Comunidad Latina

October 13, 2014, 5-7pm
Andersen Community School
2727 10th Ave S, Minneapolis

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Report your absences!
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 10:00 AM


if your child is going to be absent from their P.M. child care, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR P.M. CHILDCARE FACILITY and inform them of your child’s absence!  We are committed to the safety of our Barton students and take missing children as a very serious and urgent matter. If a child does not arrive to their recorded P.M. stop, it is critical that we take the proper steps to locate a missing child. To help save this procedure for actual missing children, please contact your providers! This will help keep our transportation operators available for real emergencies. Please note that absences or parent pick ups from Barton is NOT automatically communicated to your providers.  You will still need to contact them yourself. If you have any further questions, please contact Brittany Alexander in the main office at (612)668-3580.

Books for Children Who Are Grieving
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 6:10 AM

Jenny Simmonds has two children at Barton and is a grief counsellor, working specifically with children and their families. She has recommended some books for our kids to help them during this time of grief and loss. Parents might consider donating a book to their child's classroom. Check in with the teacher about what would be useful.

Parent Volunteers Needed
Saturday, September 13, 2014 2:00 PM

Hey Barton Parents!  Volunteering is an essential part of Barton's Open Education experience for our children. Countless volunteer hours are needed in order for Barton Open School to be the unique learning environment it is. We now have an online form for your convenience.  Please fill out this form and you will be connected with coordinators who need volunteers to carry out programs and events special to Barton School.

Get involved!  You are needed! You are appreciated!  Volunteering questions and comments can be directed to Elizabeth Christensen (