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 - Honors Band
Student Recognition - Honors Band

The following students were selected to participate in the 26th Annual Elementary Honors Band Concert. We are so proud of their musical efforts and talent!

Brynne Y.

Michael L.

Andy C.



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
Fall Book Fair
Day 2
all day
Fall Book Fair
Day 3
all day
Fall Book Fair
Positive Post It Day
PTA Dine & Donate - Chick fil A & MOD Pizza
Day 4
all day
Back to School Night

District Events

Barclay Back to School Night
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Barclay APR
BOE Action Meeting
Malberg Administration Board Room, 45 Ranoldo Terrace
Elementary Back-to-School Nights at Cooper, Harte, Mann, Sharp, Stockton and Woodcrest
Elementary Back-to-School Nights at Barton, Johnson, Kilmer, Kingston, Knight and Paine
Policy & Legislation Committee Meeting
Rosa International Middle School Library/Media Center, 485 Browning Lane
Curriculum & Instruction Committee Meeting
Rosa International Middle School Library/Media Center, 485 Browning Lane
Special Election - Bond Referendum POSTPONED: 12/11/2018 PENDING BOE APPROVAL
Business & Facilities Committee Meeting
Malberg Administration Building Board Room, 45 Ranoldo Terrace
BOE Special Action Meeting
Malberg Administration Building Board Room, 45 Ranoldo Terrace
SCHOOLS CLOSED - TEACHER IN-SERVICE DAY

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

Diane Bonanno
Guidance Counselor
BartonAnti-Bullying Specialist
(856) 667-3303 x6657

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

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.

District News

CHPS Seeks Parents to Join Special Education Parent Advisory Group
CHPS Seeks Parents to Join Special Education Parent Advisory Group

The Cherry Hill Public Schools seeks parents to become part of the new Special Education Parent Advisory Group (SEPAG), which will provide opportunities for parents and community members to offer input to the District on critical issues relating to students with disabilities. SEPAG will be composed of one parent/guardian from each of the 19 schools in the District, as well as a parent/guardian representing out-of-district students. A flyer with details about SEPAG is available online. Additionally, a letter regarding the group formation process as well the interest form to be considered for the group are available online. The deadline for submission is October 12, 2018.

Board of Education Candidate Biographies Now Available
Board of Education Candidate Biographies Now Available

Curious about the 11 candidates running for the three open Board of Education seats in this year's November 6 election? Biographies of the candidates are now available online.

Biographies are published as submitted by the candidates, unedited.

Bond Referendum Special Election Date Officially Postponed
Bond Referendum Special Election Date Officially Postponed

Superintendent Dr. Joseph Meloche announced in a statement at the Board of Education meeting on August 14, 2018 that the bond referendum special election, originally scheduled for October 2, 2018, is postponed. Pending Board of Education approval, the new special election date will be December 11, 2018. The Board will vote during a Special Action Meeting on October 2 to approve the three bond referendum questions and the new special election date.

Board of Education Adopts Resolution on Underfunding in State Aid to Schools
Board of Education Adopts Resolution on Underfunding in State Aid to Schools

The Board of Education on March 13, 2018 adopted a Resolution calling for New Jersey Commissioner of Education Dr. Lamont Repollet and New Jersey Governor Philip Murphy either to put forth a spending plan that fully funds the School Funding Reform Act (SFRA) or, in the event the SFRA cannot be fully funded, make sure the funds available for state aid to schools be fairly and proportionally divided per the SFRA. The resolution further resolved that if full redistribution is not possible this year, that sufficient additional monies be allocated to Underadequacy Aid to close the adequacy gap. A copy of the resolution has been present to the New Jersey Commissioner of Education, the Governor of New Jersey, the State Senator and the State Assemblypersons from Legislative District 6, and the Mayor and Council President of Cherry Hill.