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 PTA Catalog Sale
Student Recognition - Top Earners for PTA Catalog Sale

The following students were Top Earners in the PTA's Fall Catalog Sale!!! This group earned an Ice Cream Party for their efforts! We thank them for their fantastic participation and support of Barton and Barton PTA!

Zoey E.

Jessica O.

Nico Z.

Gillian M.

Noah R.


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.

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District Events

Full Day Kindergarten Information Session
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Trinity Presbyterian Church, 499 Marlton Pike East
Bond Community Forum
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Cherry Hill High School West Media Center
BOE Action Meeting
Malberg Administration Building Board Room, 45 Ranoldo Terrace
Full Day Kindergarten Information Session
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Malberg Administration Building, 45 Ranoldo Terrace
Full Day Kindergarten Information Session
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Katz JCC Social Hall, 1301 Springdale Road
Policy & Legislation Committee Meeting
Cherry Hill High School East Library/Media Center, 1750 Kresson Rd
Curriculum & Instruction Committee Meeting
Cherry Hill High School East Library/Media Center, 1750 Kresson Rd
Business & Facilities Committee Meeting
Richard Stockton Elementary School Library/Media Center, 200 Wexford Dr
Strategic Planning Committee Meeting CANCELLED
Richard Stockton Elementary School Library/Media Center, 200 Wexford Dr
Bond Community Forum
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Rosa Middle School Cafeteria

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

Guidance 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

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

Community Forums Regarding Next Bond Referendum Scheduled for February and March
Community Forums Regarding Next Bond Referendum Scheduled for February and March

You asked, the BOE is listening! Please attend one of five OPEN PUBLIC FORUMS in February and March to give your input on the next Bond Referendum! Each 75-minute session will be conducted by a professional moderator. Be prepared for group discussions and to share ideas!

  • Thurs 2/7 East Cafeteria, 7 pm
  • Sat 2/9 Carusi Media Center, 11 am
  • Thurs 2/21 Johnson Media Center, 1 pm
  • Mon 2/25 West Media Center, 7 pm
  • Sun 3/10 Rosa Cafeteria, 1 pm

Please sign up for the forum of your choice on our SignUp Genius page or by emailing publicinfo@chclc.org

Full Day Kindergarten Information Sessions Offered in February 2019
Full Day Kindergarten Information Sessions Offered in February 2019

Full day kindergarten is coming to the Cherry Hill Public Schools for the 2019-2020 school year! Kindergarten preregistration (for children entering public school for the first time) for the 2019-2020 school year will begin on February 1, 2019. Children must be five years old on or before October 1, 2019 in order to be eligible for kindergarten. Specific school registration dates, as well as information on the registration process, are available online.

Please attend one of our Full Day Kindergarten Community Information Sessions in February at one of the following Cherry Hill locations:

  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 7-9 am, Malberg Administration Building, 45 Ranoldo Terrace
  • CANCELLED: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 – 7-9 pm, Jewish Community Center, Social Hall 1301 Springdale Road
  • NEW DATE: Thursday, February 28, 2019 – 7-9 pm, Jewish Community Center, Social Hall 1301 Springdale Road
  • Monday, February 25, 2019 - 1-3 pm Trinity Presbyterian Church, Community Room 499 Marlton Pike East
  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 7-9 pm, Malberg Administration Building, 45 Ranoldo Terrace
Kindergarten Registration and Middle School Open Enrollment Information, Dates and Locations Now Available
Kindergarten Registration and Middle School Open Enrollment Information, Dates and Locations Now Available

Kindergarten and first grade registration (for children entering public school for the first time) for the 2019-2020 school year will begin on February 1, 2019. Children must be five years old on before October 1, 2019 in order to be eligible for kindergarten. Dates for registration at specific schools, as well as information on the registration process, are available online.

Dates and times for the CHPS Middle School Information Nights for 5th graders and their parents, and well as information regarding the open enrollment application process, are now available online.

An Important Message from Dr. Joseph Meloche, Superintendent of Schools
An Important Message from Dr. Joseph Meloche, Superintendent of Schools

Dear Parents and Community Members,

I am having surgery on Monday, January 14th and will be out of the district for at least two months.

I have been going through a series of tests since September and I must have the Mitral Valve and the Aortic Valve in my heart replaced. During an open heart procedure two mechanical valves will replace the current valves.

The prognosis is positive and I am with a wonderful team of doctors and an excellent surgeon.

I will be completely out of touch with the district for a couple of weeks. During my absence, I have no doubt that the great work that goes on in each of the buildings will continue on a daily basis.

In my absence, CHPS community members should follow the normal chain of command regarding any questions or concerns. This means starting at the building level with your child's teacher, contacting your building principal if the concern is not resolved, and, if the concern still remains unresolved, contacting Assistant Superintendent Dr. Justin Smith at justsmith@chclc.org or (856) 429-5600 extension 4301.

All district business will continue as usual. Board of Education meetings and Board Committee meetings also will take place as scheduled.

I appreciate your positive thoughts, prayers and acts of kindness toward one another in my absence. I look forward to seeing you all again soon!

Sincerely,

Joseph Meloche

Superintendent, Cherry Hill Public Schools

Preliminary Results of December 11, 2018 Bond Referendum Special Election Show "No" Vote on All 3 Questions
Preliminary Results of December 11, 2018 Bond Referendum Special Election Show "No" Vote on All 3 Questions

The preliminary results of the December 11, 2018 Bond Referendum Special Election show a "no" vote for all three questions presented to voters. Absentee ballots that are postmarked today, December 11, 2018 will still be accepted by the election office and counted as long as they are received by December 13th.

The Administration and Board will engage in discussion at the Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 regarding the next election date.