Dear Barton Family,
Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year! I am excited to start another year at Barton Elementary. We are committed to providing the best educational experience for each student, every day. Our teachers are committed to engage all students to reach their highest potential. Teachers and support staff will collaborate every Monday to discuss best teaching practices to meet student individual needs. Therefore, every Monday students in grades 1-6 will be released at 1:00 p.m. and all Kindergarteners will be released at 12:10 p.m. We are determined to provide a safe and nurturing environment where students can have meaningful discussions about the academic content and connect it to real life situations. We are a Turnaround Arts school for the next several years and our focus is to weave the arts in all academic areas. We will also have art and dance classes for our Barton students.
We encourage parents to be involved in their child’s education. Please come by to see the support and resources we have for our Barton students and families such as, but not limited to, computer lab, library, music, art, dance, CAPS, and your child’s classroom. Please feel free to visit or call the office, if you have any questions at any time. I look forward to building a partnership with you and your child.
Janice Gordon-Ellis, Principal