Barty the Bear
Be "Beary" Good!
Barton Staff believe in a positive school environment where students and staff are happy to be at "work" every day. A safe and respectful environment has a direct relationship to student achievement. Barton Staff would like students to think about the expectations listed below for the 2013-2014 school year. We will have important messages throughout the year about the expected behaviors and the school will provide positive incentives for students who meet these expectations:
Barton Bears are:
Work hard, learn, and get smarter every day!
It's going to be a "Beary" good year!
DISCOVERY. KNOWLEDGE. INSPIRATION.
Barton in the Spotlight!
Barton welcomed Al Austin, City Council, Nancy Young, Long Beach Public Library Foundation, and Bruce Hazelton, photographer from the Long Beach Register, for Principal for a Day. They were welcomed by a few 2nd Grade students and the Barton Ambassadors. They also visited classrooms and spoke with staff members about the successes of our school. Our visitors have the following message for our students and families:
Councilmember Al Austin: I am really encouraged with what I have seen here today. I am looking forward to working in support of Principal Richard Littlejohn and the Barton Elementary School community. Barton is developing bright young leaders. I am proud that this is one of the great schools located in the 8th District!
Nancy Young: I am so impressed with Barton Elementary School and what Principal Richard Littlejohn is achieving here. The Student Ambassdors are articulate, teachers passionate about their work, and students attentive in the 3rd and 5th grade classes we visited. I am encouraged to hear that the school librarian is going to be full-time soon. Libraries are so important for the Common Core, and I hope the Long Beach Public Library will be able to help teachers and students keep reading and literacy at the forefront of learning. Great job everyone!
Bruce Hazelton: Clara Barton has lef me with a feeling of encouragement that the students are in great hands; from Principal Richard Littlejohn to the teachers, aides, and support staff. There is an overriding philosophy of love and encouragement to learn! Great things can happen with that type of atmosphere!
Richard Littlejohn: Visitors from the community have seen the greatness of Barton. Their insights provided our school with great future steps that will help make Barton one of the great schools in Long Beach. Students were not only proud of their work, but proud to represent Barton in a way that was respectful and full of pride. I am very proud of our students, the Barton Ambassadors, and our staff!
Health Inspector: "A Clean and Healthy School!"
The Health Inspector came to Barton Elementary with a surprise visit and Barton passed with flying colors! The Health Inspector checked the cafeteria, restrooms, playground, and dumpsters. He and his team noted the following:
From this visit, it is clear that everyone is doing their part to help keep Barton a clean and safe place to eat and learn! A special thank you to our custodians, cafeteria, and recreation staff for working so hard to help keep our school clean. This also means Barton students are doing their part as well. Students are following our Restroom Manners Program: Go - Clean - Leave! Great job to Barton!
Barty's Bees Help Barton Get Off to a Great Start!
We are off to a great start! The first 3 days were very successful. Students commented on how safe they felt and they are very excited about being in school. Students were specific in their comments too! For example, a third grader told Mr. Littlejohn, "I am so excited about the Barty Buck and the Prize Room! It helps me want to learn and listen to my teacher. I like the 'Be Nice' rule too."
A fourth grader also ran to Mr. Littlejohn with excitement during her fourth grade lunch and claimed the following: "It worked! It really worked! The Hands-off rule really helped and it worked. A boy grabbed my arm and I told him 'Hands-off!' He let go of my arm and I felt great!"
Barty's Bees: Nice, Helpful, Respectful, Buddy, Hands Off
Follow these Bees and you will be successful! We will continue to have a great year!
Common Core Standards: Suggestions for Students
The Common Core Standards are here! Barton Elementary students will need to learn the Common Core Standards in order to prepare for the Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium exams starting next year! Students will be required to answer... Continue
Mrs. Hubbard's Library Corner
RESEARCH QUESTION OF THE WEEK:
What was President Barack Obama's nickname when he was a little boy?
STUDENTS and TEACHERS:
World Book Online is free for February and March
Go to : http://tryit.worldbookonline.com
Login ID: americas
February password: excitewbo
March pasword: experiencewbo
World Book Online can be used by all of your students simultaneously in the computer lab. Great for meeting the CCSS "using multiple sources" requirement while doing research.
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Barton Elementary is a Safe and Civil School. Barton promotes safe behavior and civility. Barton students are expected to BE HELPFUL by using the restrooms appropriately and safely. Students should follow these easy to follow steps when utilizing the restrooms at school: GO --- CLEAN --- LEAVE. GO means to use the toilet. CLEAN means to flush the toilet, wash your hands, and throw paper towels in the wastebasket. LEAVE means to leave the restroom quickly. Students may be positively recognized by staff members when following Barton's Restroom Manners! Let's BE HELPFUL and make sure we are using the restrooms appropriately.