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Friday, February 27, 2015 10:55 AM

A Whittier parent has started a new website that Barton is participating in,  It is like on online garage sale, but when the items sell the net-proceeds are given to a charity designated by the seller.  [Read more]

MCA Testing
Thursday, February 26, 2015 2:10 PM

MCA testing is scheduled from March 23rd through May 1st.  Click the links for details. 

                     Grades 3-6 Schedule                 Uppers Schedule

Just a reminder that if you choose to have your child or children not take part in testing this spring, you must submit a Parent Refusal Form for each child.  Forms are available in our front office.  Our testing coordinator, Hanna Haileyesus, will be communicating with families whose Parent Refusal form is on file with our office. If you believe that you have filled out this form and you do not receive confirmation from her, please come to our front office to fill out the form.  The deadline to submit a form is Friday, March 6th.

How does food affect learning and behavior? Join us for a screening of the documentary "Fed Up."
Thursday, February 26, 2015 2:05 PM

There is one session left of the three-part nutrition series sponsored by The Barton Leadership Council, Barton Community Ed and a group of Barton, Lake Harriet and Lyndale School parents.  Please join us to watch "Fed Up," an eye-opening documentary about processed sugar, the highly-profitable industry behind it, and the unfortunate ways sugar is contributing to the many modern illnesses we now face as families.  Discussion to follow screening.

Wed. 3/4, 7-9 pm
CoCo Uptown
1010 W Lake Street, Ste. 100

Just a few spaces remain!!  To reserve your spot, send your name, email and phone to Dawn Sjoquist at:   You'll receive a confirmation via email.

Contact Kristi Smith Knutson at with questions.  Please share the invitation.  Friends are welcome!

Minnesota Orchestra Free Concert Tickets are Sold Out!
Thursday, February 26, 2015 2:00 PM
From the Principal
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:10 PM

Dear Barton Community,

The Minneapolis School Board recently approved the school district calendar for next year. The first week of school will be prior to Labor Day again. Students in grades 1-8 start on Monday, August 24. Kindergartners will start on Wednesday, August 26 , 2015. The full calendar is now available on our school website, and more information is available at the district web site. Read more...

School Choice Request Cards Due February 28, 2015
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 9:45 AM

You must complete a school choice request card for all students new to the school for the 2015-16 school year by February 28, 2015.  This includes siblings.  Click here for complete information.

Children in Change Group Starting Soon
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 9:35 AM

Another session of Children In Change will be offered at Barton beginning Wednesday, March 4th.  The group will again focus on children from K-4th grade experiencing the divorce/separation of their parents.  If you are interested in having your child(ren) participate again, please contact the social worker Trish Clarke at 668-3593 or

Barton FUNdraisers Tickets on Sale!
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 9:15 AM

 Purchase Tickets Today!
 Sale Ends Tuesday, March 3

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Congratulations to Barton's Debate Team!
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 2:00 PM

Our Third Debate Tournament was February 10th at Highland Park Middle School.  Barton competed against Murray Middle School, Highland Park Middle, Andersen United, Anne Sullivan
and Anishinabe, and Richard Green.  Click here for results

Council Meeting Agenda for 2/26/15
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 10:50 AM

The next council meeting is on Thursday, February 26, from 4:30-6:30 in the Barton Media Center.  All parents are welcome to attend.  Click here to read the agenda...