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Update on Interview Process for Barton Principal
Friday, March 24, 2017 9:35 AM

Dear Parents:

I wanted to let you know that interviews for the new Barton Principal will be on April 17th & 18th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Barton School. The Principal Interview Team will interview 4-5 candidates. The team will recommend a candidate to the Superintendent. Superintendent Graff will make the final selection decision. Have a wonderful day.  - Cindy, Interim Principal

Barton Book Bazaar - used books and volunteers needed
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:55 AM

Please bring donations of gently used books that appeal to students K-8 to homerooms now!  Books will be collected March 20-27.  Volunteers still needed--especially for set-up March 27 (involves lifting) and clean up on March 30.  Contact Angie Endo (angie.endo@mpls.k12.mn.us) or Sheila Eldred (seldred@gmail.com).

New! Barton Spring Festival – Save the Date!
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:35 AM

Mark your calendars to celebrate Barton’s inaugural Barton Spring Festival! Created to happen in conjunction with plant sale pick-up, this festival will be held at Barton on Friday, May 12, 2:30-7 pm. The new festival makes the most of this already-existing great gathering and turns it into a social celebration of our wonderful community, complete with food trucks, live music, and activity stations hosted by staff, parents and students. Stay tuned for more details!

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Barton Dance and Choir Students at Guthrie Theater - Viva City
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:35 AM

Barton’s dance and choir students have been invited to perform at the Guthrie Theater's Viva City 2017 Monday, March 27 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Dance as Art & Culture has been working on a dance theater piece about refugees and all our uppers performers are thrilled for the opportunity to perform at such an amazing venue. This event is free and open to the public. Uppers Dance performs at 7:20 p.m. and Uppers Choir performs around 8:20 p.m. We hope you’ll join us!

Recess Statement from Cindy and Diane
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:30 AM

Hello Barton Families,

We want to acknowledge the concerns about recess expressed recently by parents and teachers. We are aware of the needs at recess, that these are not new issues. We want to  share information about protocols and recess needs and plans.  We welcome working in partnership with families so that we have a positive recess experience for all students.

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6th-8th Graders: MPS Jr. Iron Chef Competition
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:15 AM

MPS Culinary & Wellness Services and the True Food Chef Council are looking for MPS middle school students (currently enrolled in 6-8th grade) to apply to participate in the 3rd Annual MPS Jr Iron Chef Competition! On May 8th, local chefs and selected students will team up to compete top-chef style for a panel of judges, including politicians, school district officials, and local food critics. Curious what the event is like? Watch the highlights from last year’s competition here!

Students of all cooking skill levels are encouraged to apply. All applications must be submitted at http://bit.ly/JIC2017application by 4:00pm on Wednesday, April 12th.

Barton Open School Budget 2017-2018 in Review
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:00 AM
SPRING SPORTS UPDATE
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 8:55 AM

Spring sports update:

7th/8th girls interested in softball should meet in the gym after school this Thursday at 2:00.  Registration materials have been given to homeroom teachers.

7th/8th Grade boys interested in baseball should meet in the gym after school on Friday at 2:15.   Registration materials have been given to homeroom teachers as well. Read more.....

Support Southwest High School Performing Arts Musical
Monday, March 20, 2017 7:55 AM

Come hear the wonderful music being created by the students of Southwest High School.

Support the Arts.

April 13th 3:30-5:30 – Guitar Recital, Southwest HS Choir Room

April 17th 7:00 pm Guitar Concert Auditorium

April 24th – Evening time TBA-Wind Ensemble MSHSL Large Group Contest, Edina High School

April 27th 7:00 pm Wind Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, Jazz Concert

Congratulations to the Barton Debate Team!
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 8:10 AM

The Barton Debate Team had a great finish in last night's tournament. Check out the listing of awards! They even received a trophy as "Minnesota Urban Debate League Tuesday Conference Sweepstakes Champion". Way to go team!

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