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From the Principal
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 5:30 PM

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03.18.2015

Dear Barton Community,

Barton has a number of great traditions, and one of our strongest has been our Spring Plant Sale.  The tremendous involvement from students, staff, and parents has enabled us to provide financial support for a rich array of school programs.  

Those funds, along with other funds managed by the Barton School Foundation, are essential for the educational programming we desire at Barton.  They provide invaluable support for both basic and enrichment opportunities for all of our students.  Plant sale proceeds have been used for general classroom supplies and curriculum materials ($300 was allocated for each classroom this year), for school technology and media center resources and books, for our instrumental music program, for the parent taxi cab fund (enabling families without transportation to participate in conferences and evening programs at school), and school-wide arts performances.  Although these are only a few of the many educational endeavors supported by the Foundation, it should be clear how important the plant sale is to continuing quality experiences for all students at Barton School.

How can you get involved in the sale?  Barton students will bring home order blanks for the plant sale during the week of March 20th.  Please help your child talk to friends and neighbors about the sale.   It’s the busiest time of year for buying plants, and our supplier, a local commercial grower, will provide top quality plants for us at reasonable prices.  Your active participation is crucial to the success of this fund-raiser.  And don’t forget that up to 50% of the purchase price is tax deductible!

Whether your family chooses to use an old-school paper copy or order online, please help your child make sure that each entry is accurately and completely filled out and that the correct payment accompanies the order.  Orders which have not been pre-paid cannot be accepted.  Students should return completed paper-order forms and accompanying payments to their teachers.  An envelope with the student’s name clearly printed will be provided.  Paper orders and payments are due at school no later than Monday, April 13th, and online orders can be placed up through Monday, April 20th.   

Plants will be ready for pick-up on Friday, May 8th, from 2:30 PM to 7:00 PM and Saturday, May 9th, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Barton School.  For more information, click here to see the Plant Sale page on our website.  

Please participate in this great opportunity to help the school, meet Barton staff members and other parents, and improve your environment.  Stay connected to the Barton Bugle for volunteer opportunities and contact information.  

Thank you in advance for helping again to make this fundraiser a successful one for the Barton School community.

Sincerely,

 

Paul Scanlon