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Reminder: MPS Weather-related School Closings
Thursday, February 23, 2017 11:55 AM
Canceling school is a complicated decision that affects students, staff and families. Our schools provide students with a safe and stable place to learn. Some students rely on the school district for breakfast and lunch. Canceling school may cause some families hardships related to finding childcare. Canceling school is an exception and we do everything possible to keep schools open.
Please see the district's page on weather-related school closings.
The Barton Book Bazaar is coming in March!
Thursday, February 23, 2017 7:00 AM
The Barton Book Bazaar is a used book sale happening in the hallways of Barton Open School. The media center will be collecting donations of gently used books for students in grades K-8 from March 20-27. Start looking through your bookshelves at home to see if you have any to donate! Questions? Contact Angie Endo (firstname.lastname@example.org) Can you volunteer? Contact Sheila Eldred (email@example.com) This is a wonderful community event to support all of our Barton readers!
Art Room Volunteer and Donations
Thursday, February 23, 2017 6:30 AM
Hello Barton Families, I am looking for anyone who is interested in helping me display artwork around the school--please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm also looking for a few items to be donated to the art classroom: newspaper, paper egg cartons, and large yogurt containers. Please drop off donations in the art room, or the main office. Thanks! Gia
Don't Delay! Buy FUNdraiser Tickets Today!
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 10:45 AM
Donate money to Barton School by doing pilates, eating paella, wine tasting, playing hammerschlager, singing karaoke, running, meditating, enjoying beverages and mariachis, learning the art of cocktails, hiking and picnicking with your family, learning about Somali, Scandinavian, and Jewish Culture, jamming to Barton musicians, eating gourmet bbq, shopping, enjoying a movie with your family, folding origami, dancing with other Barton littles, and learning the benefits of fermentation.
There are so many ways to enjoy yourself while giving money to Barton Open School!
Sale Ends Monday, February 27!
OR donate directly to the Barton Fund today! http://www.bartonopen.org/barton-fund
Volunteers Needed for Student Author Night
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 10:35 AM
Volunteers Still Needed for Student Author Night - Tuesday March 28, 2017 6:00-7:00 p.m. We are still in need of room facilitators for the evening. If you are interested, please contact Danielle Sells 612-377-5932, email@example.com. In this role, you would facilitate the order of readers and conversation about the work during the actual event --we have a handout for this and many of you have done this before. This also includes restoring the room, moving chairs back. (you can take a picture of the room so you know how to rearrange it afterwards). (facilitators will be assigned to same room as kids). Any help pulling this together before hand is much appreciated.
Check It Out - District Chess Tournament
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 9:25 AM
We have one final chess tournament coming up on March 11th at Whittier International Elementary.
WHEN: Saturday, March 11th, 2017 from 8:30am – 4:00pm
WHERE: Whittier International Elementary – 315 W 26th St, Minneapolis 55404
WHO: ALL MPS K-12 Students
Students can register online at this link: https://osfce.wufoo.com/forms/q138jh8o0ye23e7/
Thank you for your time and support!
Support Southwest High School Performing Arts Musical
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 7:55 AM
Spot light Musical – Sweet Charity (Musical)
March 16-18 & 23-25 at 7 pm and March 19 & 26 at 2 pm.
Music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields and book by Neil Simon. It was directed and choreographed for Broadway by Bob Fosse starring his wife and muse Gwen Verdon.
Charity works at a dance club and has only seen the dark side of life but thinks things are changing when she meets Oscar. Even when things turn sour, Charity stays Sweet and hopeful of her dreams
To find our more or purchase tickets go to http://southwesttheatre.org/
District World Cafe Invite to Reimagine Minnesota
Friday, February 17, 2017 8:10 AM
Reimagine Minnesota - a commitment to create lasting equity and excellence in education for all students. Please join us for a community conversation as we gather input to embark on a plan that creates equity, integration and excellence in education for all Minnesota students.
Thursday, Feb. 23, from 6:00-8:30 p.m. - Southwest High School Commons
Last Chance - 8th Grader Ads DUE FEB. 27
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 9:10 AM
8th Grade parents we are giving you one more shot to get your 8th Grade ad's in. Please send photos (high res.), text and check to Chuck at Barton, or email the photos and text to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and send check made out to Barton to Chuck. The deadline has been extended to Feb. 27th. Please pass this information on to anyone not on Facebook.