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Primary Team 2011-2012
Kindergarten Family Dinner

Kindergarten is a new adventure for kids and their grown-ups. Families bid farewell to the familiarity of their preschools and daycares. Together, these newbies embark on a nine-year journey at Barton Open School.

To start these newest members off strong, Barton hosts a Kindergarten Family Dinner in October. Every year, the dinner draws upwards of 300 people (plus, more than 80 volunteers – from older students and their parents to alumni and teachers).

At the complimentary pizza feast, kindergarteners show off their new school. Families meet their child’s new friends. Parents learn how their talents fit in their new community. Seasoned families who have older children in Barton wear Blue’s Clues salt or pepper shaker stickers on their nametags to indicate they’re ready resources for the just-entering families.

The evening culminates with the kindergarteners performing the famed Robot Dance to I’ve Got the Power. (Watch and you’ll spy the older student volunteers reminiscently joining in the dance.) 

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