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Barton's All School Morning Meetings
Friday, January 30, 2015 1:55 PM


Dear Barton Community,

I am aware that the number of people attending our all-school morning meetings has been on the mind of parents and staff alike, and I wanted to let you know that our Management Team, Instructional Leadership Team, Leadership Council, and I have reflected on the intent and logistics at our most-recent meetings.Through our reflections, we recognized that these meetings play a key component in our sense of school community and that in keeping these meetings students and staff only, we can focus more intentionally on our school culture.  Read more...


Start-time Survey questions
Friday, January 30, 2015 1:50 PM


Dear Barton Community,

As you know, our district office is conducting a survey to inquire into the community's interest in changing the start times and the potential impacts such a change may have on schools, families, and - based on a wealth of research - the learning of middle school and high school students.  Read more...

Black History Month Parent Dinner
Friday, January 30, 2015 8:00 AM

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Release Day Fun at Barton
Friday, January 30, 2015 6:25 AM

February 13th
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
We’re back!  Are you again looking for something to do on an MPS release day?  Barton Community Education is hosting another day full of fun for K-6 students!  [read more]

From the Principal
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 11:55 AM

Dear Barton Community,

In addition to our teachers who work tirelessly to create social-emotional and academic learning opportunities for all of our students, our Barton community includes community volunteers who work to endure our students’ academic progress,  those working behind the scenes in targeted committees such as our Barton Garden committee and our leadership council, and our devoted parents that support the academic and social- emotional of students both in their home, at Barton, and throughout Minneapolis.  Read more...

Parent Volunteer Info
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 11:55 AM

Still Interested in volunteering at Barton?  Check out the updated Volunteer page on the school website.  If you haven't filled out a volunteer form, now is the time! 

Two big events are coming up that need many volunteers: Barton Plant Sale and 8th Grade Graduation. 

Questions about volunteering?  Contact Elizabeth Christensen (

Barton Spelling Bee Results
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 10:25 AM

Congratulations to the winners and participants of this year's spelling bee!  Ted Linholm won the bee and Phoebe Chi Olson was the runner up.  Ted was unable to attend the district bee so Phoebe represented Barton.  Great job everyone!  Click here to see complete list of participants.

FUNdraiser Hosts Needed!
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 9:35 AM

Thank you to the Barton parents who have submitted their plans for FUNdraiser 2015 gatherings!  Check out the website for a sneak peak of gatherings in the works and for more ideas.  More gatherings and hosts are still needed to reach our $10,000.00 goal!
Contact Katie Scott ( to submit your FUNdraiser plan.  [read more]

Class Size Matters--but what can we do about it?
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 9:25 AM

Class size is an issue at Barton and many other MPS sites, and research tells us that smaller class sizes make for happy, healthy teachers and students! So... what can we do about the problem of overcrowded classrooms?

Come to Barton on Wednesday, February 4 to find out! Mary Cecconi, director of the St. Paul-based parent and public education advocacy group Parents United, will be at Barton from 6-7:30 to answer your questions and share what she knows about school funding, class size issues, and what parents can do about it. [read more]

Leadership Council Meeting Agenda for 1/29/15
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 10:10 AM

All parents are welcome to attend the next Leadership Council meeting on Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 4:30-6:30 in the Barton Media Center.  Click here to see the agenda for the January meeting...