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From the Principal...
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 10:30 AM


Dear families,

A warm welcome to all of the Barton families who returned to school this week amid the record high temperatures we have been experiencing. Despite the heat, students were smiling and seemed genuinely happy to join their peers in classrooms from the time they arrived at school on the first day.

Our staff spent last week preparing for students by exploring ways in which we can continue to strengthen our commitment to family engagement, student development, and student learning – particularly in ways that will help us strengthen the equitable and excellent Open school program that we want to provide. I am continually grateful to work with a staff that is so committed to their craft and works collaboratively to ensure that each student reaches her full potential.

Special thanks to Andrien Thomas who continued her service to Barton this year by helping to coordinate volunteers and get the word out about the Family Picnic at Beard’s Palaisance. It is a great way to celebrate the beginning of the school year.

Please put Thursday, September 12th on your calendars. Parent Information Night will run from 5:45 – 7:30 PM that evening. More details about this event will come. Somali parents are invited to the Media Center at 5:00 that evening for a light dinner and essential information presented with translations.

Looking forward to a great year!



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