Clara Barton Elementary School K-2

Colleen Bowen

4600 Rosehill St.
Philadelphia PA 19120
Phone: 215.456.3007

Out of Many We Are One... Building Blocks for the Future

Clara Barton Elementary School

December and January Update

  • Stay informed about school announcements by liking our new Facebook page: Barton Cubs. Click here to join.
  • Your child has the chance to earn Barton Bucks for a week's perfect attendance:
        1 week perfect attendance = 1 Barton Buck 
Your child can then buy prizes from our new school store!!!
  • We are collecting donations of winter coats, hats and gloves for children in need. Your donation will be greatly appreciated.
  • Lollipop sales every Wednesday. Lollipops are sold at 50¢ each.
  • Click here to view important school information presented at our Back-to-School Night.
  • To volunteer in the classroom or as a field trip chaperone, please attain all of the required clearances. Ask your child's teacher or call the main office for help. All forms can also be found on our website in the "For Parents" section.
  • Remember to read with your child every night!!! This is very important to become a lifetime learner.


Important Dates...


  • Monday, December 13 - parent meeting: Cooking Class 
  • Friday December 16 and Friday, January 20 - Pretzel Day; pretzels are sold at 50¢ each
  • Tuesday, December 20 - Picture Retake Day
  • December 23 - Pajama Jamboree!!! students may wear their favorite/warmest pajamas (students must wear sneakers - no slippers)
  • Monday, December 26 - Tuesday, January 3 - WINTER BREAK; students return to school on Wednesday, January 4. Have a peaceful and relaxing holiday season, and a happy 2016!
  • Wednesday, January 4 - Students return to school
  • Thursday, January 5 - Farm Stand in the School Yard 7:30 to 9:00
  • Tuesday, January 10 - Parent Meeting at 8:30 am
  • Monday, January 16 - schools closed for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday
  • Tuesday Janaury 24 - Thursday, Janaury 26 - Barton Winter Concert; please note your child's performance day announced by your child's teacher. Thank you Mr. Urban and Mr. Caison for your hard work in making this happen!


Points of Pride

  • Part of the Feltonville Educational Community Campus.
  • Culturally diverse population.
  • Classrooms use a CLI model in classroom.
  • Partnerships with many different universities/institutions.

Mrs. Colleen Bowen, Principal


A Message from the Principal


Dear Barton Families,


The faculty and staff of Clara Barton School are committed to your child’s education. This year our goal is to have every child reading on grade level. We need your help to succeed. In order to meet this challenge, your child needs to read for 20 minutes every night. The more reading practice they have the better they will be at reading.


As Principal, I believe that our parents are our partners. My door is always open and I am willing to listen to your concerns, suggestions or any other issues. Together we can make this a great school year for your child.


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