Congratulations to 5th graders Sydney S, Luke S, Valeria RR, Kayla O and Sofia SA for being selected to this year's All South Jersey honors Band! WE ARE...proud of your accomplishments!
WE ARE Clara Barton!
Clara Barton Elementary School, home of the Eagles, is a learning community committed to providing all children a top quality educational program. Our school encourages each student to achieve his or her highest academic and social potential through actively engaging classroom instruction and character education initiatives. Our school's enrollment ranges from approximately 475-500 students in grades K-5.
Our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is very active at Clara Barton Elementary School. The PTA sponsors a number of enriching activities for the students and staff. They provide financial support as well as family sponsored social activities for our children.
At Barton, school spirit can be felt the moment you enter our campus. Our goal is to create fun, memorable learning experiences for all students, while instilling in them a sense of pride in their school and community.
WE ARE Clara Barton!
Mr. Sean F. Sweeney
Mrs. Newbill is being recognized for her quiet dedication to the profession while raising 5 of her own young children. She has high expectations for students and is a quiet strength amongst the first grade team. Her work is truly admirable.
The following students were selected by their grade level team as representatives for the March gathering of the Eagle's Nest. This group offered their thoughts and perspectives on ways we can continue to celebrate Bucket Filling at our school. We thank them for being such a strong and passionate voice at Barton!
Mrs. Haber is recognized for being an incredible addition to the 4th grade team during her time at Barton. She hit the ground running in September...and never stopped. The needs of her students were uppermost in her mind throughout her time here. She brought a lot of fantastic ideas to the 4th grade team and was a true collaborator in every respect. Mrs. Haber also volunteered her time after school to help with Barton's Reading Buddies club. She has worked tirelessly over the past few weeks getting, preparing students for a smooth transition upon Mrs. Sullivan's return.
Special thanks are in order for our amazing PTA. This summer the PTA committed to donating a set of 30 laptop computers to our school for student use! The PTA's contributions to our school community are so greatly appreciated.
At Clara Barton Elementary School, we strive to maintain open lines of communication with all school community members. One of the best ways for you to help your child throughout his/her educational journey is to stay informed and be involved in their education. Our school offers the following ways to obtain the most up to date Eagle news: weekly email from the principal (sign up link at bottom of page), Eagle's Eye monthly newsletter (linked at top of the page), text messages from the principal (link at bottom of the page), and you can follow us on Twitter @ClaraBartonElem.
The Cherry Hill Fire Department has been a partner with the Cherry Hill School District providing fire safety education for many years. In 2014 we presented a new program entitled "Safety Smart". Safety Smart is a school-based curriculum that links teachers with community safety experts and parents. Safety Smart is being taught in grades 1, 3, 5 and 6 as part of the Physical/Health Education Program.
The goal of the Safety Smart Program is not only to teach students valuable safety skills, but also to have the students put these skills to use outside of the school environment. A valuable tool to help us evaluate the effectiveness of the program is the parent survey. We ask parents/guardians to please take a few minutes to complete an online Parent Survey so we can determine how, if at all, the instruction is being put to use.
A broad range of summer enrichment programs are now open to school-age Cherry Hill residents. Summer enrichment classes at Cherry Hill High School East in drama, art, photography, graphic design, model rockets, knitting, chess and more are open to Cherry Hill residents entering grades 5-11. Summer music enrichment classes at Cherry Hill High School West in beginning band, beginning orchestra, intermediate band, intermediate orchestra and jazz ensemble are open to Cherry Hill residents entering grades 4-12. Course descriptions and registration forms are available by clicking here. Registration forms and payment are due Friday, June 16, 2017.
Cherry Hill Board of Education President Dr. Barry Dickinson read a statement at the May 9, 2017 Board Work Session regarding the "CHPS 2020: A Clear Vision for the Future" long-range strategic plan and the concept of a 6th grade center. The full statement is available by clicking here.
Cherry Hill Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Joseph Meloche announced on March 28 that all 12 of the District's elementary schools will hold evening music concerts this spring, as well as each spring moving forward. Click here for the letter sent home with all elementary students on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.
Help us celebrate Barton's 50th by purchasing a commemorative Family Tree leaf. Details pertaining to this fundraiser can be found here.
Barton Gives Back
Each month, in connection with a scheduled PTA event, our school community will participate in a Barton Gives Back day. On this day, school community members are encouraged to donate much needed goods to our local food bank in an effort to give back to our community. More information will be forthcoming regarding upcoming Barton Gives Back days. Thanks in advance for your considerate donations!