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We have many students who are not yet up-to-date on their immunizations. If your child is missing shots, you will soon be receiving a letter via US mail specifying which shots your child needs. Letters will only be sent for students who are not up to date. [read more]
The school audiologist will be here on Tuesday morning, December 2, to check hearing on all first graders. If you have questions or do not want your child screened, please leave a message on the attendance line at 612-668-3588. Also, if you are able to volunteer to escort students to and from their classrooms, please let us know. It will go from approximately 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Dear Barton Community,
I would like to take the opportunity to thank all of the Barton community members that contributed to the success of the Wild Rumpus book sale last week. Classroom students, parents, and Barton staff combined their skills and passion to organize, promote, perform, and yes purchase our way to the most successful book sale to date. [read more]
Minneapolis Kids is an accredited childcare program that offers a structured and enriching experience for students. We offer a wide range of choice-based activities, including games, classes, arts and crafts, science, outside play, gym, and literacy. We offer childcare for afterschool and school release days. [read more]
Barton's Debate Team will participate in their first tournament of the year on Tuesday, December 2 at Como High School in St. Paul. Good luck Barton! Details
Family Tours for incoming Freshman
Wed. Dec. 3rd. 8:00-10:00am.
Wed. Dec. 10th 8:00-10:00am.
Wed. Dec. 17th 8:00-10:00am.
Wed. Jan. 7th 8:00-10:00am.
Wed. Jan. 14th 4:00-6:00pm. Evening
Wed Jan. 21st 8:00-10:00am
Wed. Jan. 28th 8:00-10:00am
Thank you, Barton!! It was a Wild Rumpus indeed! The teachers’ and specialists’ baskets were shopped, the animals chased, and the cookies disappeared faster than they could be refilled. Due to all the support throughout the Barton community – from those who helped create and promote the event, to the stellar volunteers at the fair, to those who shopped – Barton didn’t just surpass our previous records. We hit them out of the park: [read more]
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Did you know that the Barton School Foundation provides funding for some of the basic art supplies that our children use? Clay, markers, poster board, paints, etc. are made possible with your donations. Art Adventures, the Minnesota Sinfonia, the Uppers musical, and many more programs are supported by the Barton Fund. Please consider donating today. Thank you!
Karen Bair is back for another year of working with our amazing Barton youth! There will be an informational session here on Barton on Tuesday December 2nd from 5:30-6:30 in the Commons. Registration materials will be available that evening. Registration materials will be going home with 2-8th grade students this week and next. All rehearsals will take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning on December 9th from 6:00-7:30 in the Commons. Music is being prepared from original musicals to do a musical revue; targeting History through the American Musical.
Barton Community Education and Language Sprout are collaborating to offer both Chinese and Spanish classes after school for grades K-5. [read more]
The next Council meeting is on Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 4:30-6:30 in the Barton Media Center. Click here to see the agenda...
Parents of prospective new students, click here!
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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