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
Principal

Soaring Eagles

Student Recognition - Top Earners for the JDRF Fundraiser!

Congratulations to our Barton Eagles who are our Top Earners for our JDRF Fundraiser! Way to go!!

Sarah H.
Frank G.
Samantha R.
Gia L.
Mason M.
Sarah A.
Gillian M.
Abby M.

Student Recognition - All Cherry Hill Band and Orchestra!

Congratulations to our Barton Eagles who participated in All Cherry Hill Band and Orchestra last night! Way to go!!

Band Members:

Zoe E. - clarinet
Drea D. - flute
Marianna D. - flute
William L. - trombone
Jason P. - trumpet
Jessica Q. - trumpet
Reveilly M. - saxophone
Nayla B. - saxophone
Enzo L. - percussion

Orchestra Members:

Natalie N. - violin
Ariana T. - violin
Emily F. - violin
Zara H. - violin

Letter to School Community - 10.29.18
Letter to School Community - 10.29.18

Please take a minute and read the letter that was shared with our school community on 10.29.18.

Student Recognition - Red Ribbon Week Art Contest
Student Recognition - Red Ribbon Week Art Contest

Thank you to all who participated in the Red Ribbon Week Art Contest. The theme this year was - Life is your Journey, Travel Drug Free. A big congratulations to Juliya R. who won with her poster! Way to go!!



Student Recognition - April Eagle's Nest
Student Recognition - April Eagle's Nest

The following students were selected by their grade level team as representatives for the April gathering of the Eagle's Nest. This group offered their thoughts and perspectives on the topic of finishing the school year strong, specifically, what they can do as individuals to ensure this happens. We thank them for being such a strong and passionate voice at Barton!

Abel A.

Julianna D.

Samuel B.

Kamilla M.

Jacquelyne S.


Staff Recognition - Mrs. Alomar & Mrs. Wellborn
Staff Recognition - Mrs. Alomar & Mrs. Wellborn

Mrs. Alomar and Mrs. Wellborn are being recognized for the help they provided a colleague. They recently assisted this colleague with a major reorganization project within her classroom, making the learning space one in which was more conducive to her students' needs.

School Community Recognition - PTA
School Community Recognition - PTA

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.

Barton Events

Day 1
all day
Early Dismissal
Barton School
Day 2
all day
Report Cards Issued
all day
Early Dismissal
Barton School
Kindergarten Open House
Barton School
Fall STEM Night
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Spring STEM Night
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District Events

East Graduation Ceremony
Liacouras Center
West Graduation Ceremony
Liacouras Center
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
TEACHER IN-SERVICE DAY
BOE Action Meeting
Malberg Administration Building Board Room, 45 Ranoldo Terrace
Independence Day - District Closed
BOE Committee of the Whole Meeting
Malberg Administration Building, 45 Ranoldo Terrace
BOE Action Meeting
Policy & Legislation Committee Meeting
Malberg Administration Building, 45 Ranoldo Terrace
Curriculum & Instruction Committee Meeting
Malberg Administration Building, 45 Ranoldo Terrace

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!

Anti-Bullying Information

HIB Grade Report

LaCoyya H. Weathington
Director of Pupil Services
District Anti-Bullying Coordinator
45 Ranoldo Terrace
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
(856) 429-5600 x4431

Jackie McComb

School Counselor
(856) 667-3303 x6657
Barton Anti-Bullying Specialist

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Stay informed

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, Eagle's Eye monthly newsletter, text messages from the principal, and you can follow us on Twitter @ClaraBartonElem. To sign up for these various communication tools, please visit the 'Quick Links' tab at the top of the page.

Barton News

Important Information for Parents Regarding Genesis Parent Access
Important Information for Parents Regarding Genesis Parent Access

Important information regarding regarding Genesis Parent Access. Please read this letter for more information.

Letter to School Community - 10.29.18
Letter to School Community - 10.29.18

Please take a minute and read the letter that was shared with our school community on 10.29.18.

Important Information for Parents Regarding 2018-2019 State/Commercially Developed Assessments
Important Information for Parents Regarding 2018-2019 State/Commercially Developed Assessments
Student Voice
Student Voice

Each month Mr. Sweeney meets with a group of nominated students for what he refers to as an Eagle's Nest meeting. The primary focus of these meetings is to provide students the opportunity to have their voice heard specific to a school-related topic. Something new I'm trying this year is to extend the discussion beyond the Eagle's Nest and give all students at Barton the chance to be heard. Any Barton student can record a short video clip of themselves answering our monthly Eagle's Nest question.

50 for 50 - Barton Family Tree
50 for 50 - Barton Family Tree

Help us celebrate Barton's 50th by purchasing a commemorative Family Tree leaf. Details pertaining to this fundraiser can be found here.

District News

Road Closure for Gas Main Replacement Begins June 13, 2019
Road Closure for Gas Main Replacement Begins June 13, 2019

Kenwood Drive will be CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC between Route 70 and Bowood Drive, daily Monday-Friday between 8 am and 5 pm, beginning on or about Thursday, June 13, 2019. This closure for gas main replacement work is scheduled to last for about one month.

Residents of Surrey Ct, Suffolk Ct, and the closed portion of Kenwood Dr will have access via the Bowood Drive closure, where police will be on location.

Emergency vehicles will have access when responding to calls for service.

NJDOE Seeks Public Input on "Securing Our Children's Future" Bond Act Related to "Alyssa's Law"
NJDOE Seeks Public Input on "Securing Our Children's Future" Bond Act Related to "Alyssa's Law"

"Alyssa's Law" (A764) requires all NJ public schools to install silent panic alarms that will alert law enforcement during emergencies. The NJ Schools Development Authority is tasked with funding and managing the installation of the silent panic alarms in partnership with the NJ Dept of Education. The NJDOE seeks feedback, comments and concerns from the public on school security and the school security bond. Please review the "Securing Our Children's Future" Bond Act Fact Sheet and complete the online survey by 6/18/19. For further information, please email futurebondact@doe.nj.gov.

Free Summer Meals Available to Qualifying Students/Families
Free Summer Meals Available to Qualifying Students/Families

ATTENTION STUDENTS, PARENTS AND GUARDIANS: The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Summer Food Service Program provides free meals when school is out! Who is eligible:

  • Children 18 years of age or younger who come to an approved open site or a site to which they are enrolled.
  • Adults over the age of 18 years who are enrolled in school programs for persons with disabilities.
  • At sites that require enrollment, benefits are available only to children who receive free or reduced-price meals at school.

HOW TO LOCATE A SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM FEEDING SITE:

To find the closest feeding site near you, text FOOD to 877-877 or Summer Meals to 97779 or visit the USDA site finder web site at www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks

Letter to Cherry Hill High School East Community Following Shelter in Place on May 24, 2019
Letter to Cherry Hill High School East Community Following Shelter in Place on May 24, 2019

Following a 38-minute Shelter in Place at Cherry Hill High School East on Friday, May 24, 2019, Principal Dr. Dennis Perry sent a letter to the East community via email. As explained in the letter, during a Shelter in Place, the following procedures are followed:

1. All outside activities are suspended.

2. Exterior doors remain secured.

3. No one is permitted to exit or enter the building.

4. School staff remain in their classrooms and office areas.

5. Classroom doors and windows are secured and students do not change classes.

6. Teachers continue to provide classroom instructions.

7. Fire alarms are disregarded unless otherwise instructed.

8. School staff are notified when the shelter in place is no longer in effect.

Please read the letter for more information regarding the Shelter in Place.


Dr. Meloche Testifies before Assembly Education Committee Regarding Shortage of Qualified Special Education Teachers
Dr. Meloche Testifies before Assembly Education Committee Regarding Shortage of Qualified Special Education Teachers

On Thursday, May 16, 2019, Superintendent Dr. Joseph Meloche testified before the New Jersey Assembly Education Committee regarding the dire shortage of qualified special education teachers across the state. Dr. Meloche's full testimony is available online.