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Barton News 2012-2013
Barton Community Education Summer Arts Workshops!
Monday, July 1, 2013 11:30 AM

Join the Barton Community Education staff this summer! You may sign up for one or all six sessions. Please note the “The Wizard of Oz” with Lisa, our new Barton music teacher during week one in the afternoons!  More...

Fall 2013-2014 Supply Lists
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 1:00 PM

Supply lists will be posted on individual classroom pages as they become available.  Please look for your teachers in the Classrooms & Support section on the left.

Graduation Photos & Videos
Monday, June 3, 2013 8:00 PM

CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES!  Do you have photos or videos to share? Send a link to  See photos & videos...

Above the E.D.G.E. Athletics Learning & Leadership League
Monday, June 3, 2013 6:15 PM

Above the E.D.G.E. is offering a youth sports program for student in grades 5-7.  See details...

Summer at the Barton Spirit Garden
Monday, June 3, 2013 9:40 AM

Do your kids love to dig in the dirt? Sign up for Wednesday classes this summer at The Barton Spirit Garden. 

Lake Day Photos & Videos
Friday, May 31, 2013 6:55 PM

Our end-of-the-school-year Lake Day program and All-School Picnic for grades 1-8 was held Friday, May 31, 2013 at the Lake Harriet band shell.  SEE PHOTOS & VIDEOS...

From the Principal...
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 3:30 PM

Reflections on my first year at Barton.

Organics recycling leaders needed
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 1:25 PM

It's not just a job, it's an adventure! The R.O.T. (Reduce Our Trash) women are ready to pass the nifty nabbers to a new team of organics recycling volunteers.

More top plant sellers!
Monday, May 27, 2013 12:30 PM

Three classrooms were inadvertently left off our previous list of top sellers for our plant sale. Our apologies, and bravo to these hard-working students!

Don't Miss The Blues Brothers!
Monday, May 27, 2013 1:00 AM

The Uppers Musical is back! Don't miss the fun music and dancing as the Uppers showcase their hard work and talent. A perfect way to celebrate the end of the school year! Catch one or both of these two performances in the DeLapp Commons:

  • Thursday, May 30 at 2:15 PM
  • Friday, May 31 at 7:00 PM
Lake Day Program and All-School Picnic
Sunday, May 26, 2013 3:20 PM

Our end-of-the-school-year Lake Day program and All-School Picnic for grades 1-8 will be this Friday, May 31, starting at 10 AM at the Lake Harriet band shell.

Help! Need Lake Day Volunteers!
Sunday, May 26, 2013 3:15 PM

Lake Day coordinator, Sue Beutgen, is STILL looking for volunteers to help with walking classrooms down to Lake Harriet, facilitating games and activities, serving as crossing guards, and other roles throughout the event. Lake Day is Friday, May 31, starting at 10 a.m. at the Lake Harriet bandshell. Please let Sue know if you can help!

Graduation Volunteers Needed
Sunday, May 26, 2013 8:35 AM

Is there something in the lower level besides the Art and Music Rooms (and Sue)? Why yes, they’re called the Uppers. Incoming parents of Uppers like to learn more about this wonderful world of adolescence? Ask someone who knows the ropes – the parents of Uppers. Chat while you volunteer and set graduation in motion for the Class of 2013 on Monday, June 3.  Details...

From the Principal...
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 12:50 PM

Literacy and math tutors at Barton next year...

Did you know...
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 12:40 PM

Our very own Patrick Duffy was a finalist in the Dissertation of the Year competition during the 2013 American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting held April 27-May 1 in San Francisco, California. Patrick was presented with a certificate in honor of his achievement for his dissertation titled Beyond Courage: A Critical Ethnography of Anti- Racist Leadership in a High School. Congratulations Patrick!

Look for Leadership Council ballot in backpacks
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 12:00 PM

Every adult in each household may vote for parent representatives on Barton's Leadership Council. Instructions are on the ballot, which will arrive in your child's backpack this week. Please read the candidate bios and cast your votes! Ballots are due back to Barton by May 28.

Thank You, Barton Fund Donors
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 10:30 AM

As the school year comes to a close, we would like to extend a special thanks to all Barton Fund donors. Without the additional money raised through the Barton Fund, many of the school programs our children experience would not be possible.

Bravo to top plant sellers!
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 9:30 AM

The top plant sellers in the school earned a special lunch with Patrick last Tuesday. Nice work!

Dirt Day thanks
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 8:35 AM

Thanks so much to all the volunteers who helped move dirt and mulch and dig and plant this weekend, despite the heat and rain

Yes! Choir this week
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 4:25 PM

For those of you that have been wondering... yes, there IS choir on Wednesday after school this week!

Sounds of Barton
Sunday, May 19, 2013 3:35 PM

If you missed the band concert last week, you can see videos on the Band page.  If you have recordings to share from the strings concert -- or photos from any other events, please contact

Dare 2 Be Real Summit
Friday, May 17, 2013 2:00 PM

The Third Annual Dare 2 Be Real Summit was hosted in the DeLapp Commons at Barton Open School from 3:00 - 7:00 pm on Friday, May 17, 2013. Dare 2 Be Real (D2BR) is an interracial student leadership development program designed to help students develop their leadership for racial equity and understand how to create systemic and authentic partnerships for anti-racism.

Yearbooks are almost here!
Friday, May 17, 2013 12:50 PM

Have you purchased your copy?? Here is your last opportunity! It is bright and beautiful and full of photos of your student's year.

From the Principal...
Thursday, May 16, 2013 3:05 PM

Thank You Plant Sale Volunteers!

Summer Activities
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 7:00 PM

Looking for something to do for a day this summer?  Michael has collected a wide variety of summer activities on a page in the Media Center section.  There's also a list of summer camps in the Students section.

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