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Parent-Leadership Team Coffee
Our next Parent-Leadership Team Coffee will be Wednesday December 11, 7:15am to 8:15am, in the media center. The focus of our December Coffee discussion will be to provide updated information on the curricular shifts as a result of Common Core standards implementation. Our team leaders will also share grade-level specific updates on curriculum and instruction shifts as a result of Common Core standards implementation. Please feel free to join us in the media center Wednesday morning.
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Barnwell Winter Wonderland Luncheon
Grades PK-2 Monday, December 16th
Grades 3-5 Tuesday, December 17th
Barnwell will be hosting their first ever "Winter Wonderland Luncheon" on Monday, December 16th and Tuesday, December 17th in the Barnwell Cafe. All Parents, Grandparents, Siblings and Friends are invited to have lunch with their Barnwell student on this special day. This is a school wide event.
The Barnwell Cafe will be serving a Holiday Feast consisting of: Roasted Turkey, Roll, Cornbread Dressing, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, Fresh Fruit & Apple Crisp. Cheese Pizza will also be served.
The transformed cafeteria of snowmen and snowflakes will serve lunch for Grades PK - 2 on Monday, December 16th and for Grades 3-5 on Tuesday, December 17th. Exact times of the lunch will be announced December 9th; however they will fall around the normal time your student goes to lunch.
The extended Administration Team and support staff including Dr. Sauce and Mrs. Marques will be helping Mrs. O'Connor and her cafeteria staff serve you! As a special treat, the Haynes Bridge Publix staff will be serving hot chocolate throughout the meal!
ADVANCED PRE-PAID TICKETS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND this event to ensure adequate seating capacity and food ordering. Tickets must be ordered no later than Monday, December 2nd. See the attached order form for more details.
Winter Wonderland Luncheon Form.pdf
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Barnwell Elementary's Summer 2014 Facelift!
Coming in the Summer of 2014, Barnwell Elementary is scheduled for a major facelift! Thanks to the SPLOST IV capital program, our school is on tap for major internal, external, infrastructural upgrades next summer. We anticipate this work occurring during most of summer 2014, which will require our administrative staff to relocate to a remote site so our contractors can complete the work. Plenty of more details will be shared with our school community as they become available this school year. In the meantime, please click on the link below for a full list of the scope and descriptions of our Barnwell Facelift!
*** UPDATED AUGUST 1, 2013 ***
As of July 1, 2012, Georgia law states that all school volunteers are now
MANDATED REPORTERS and are required to report any suspected child abuse or neglect. Therefore, all Barnwell Elementary School volunteers must be trained in the procedures for reporting.
here for details.
Check out Barnwell's brand new, official Twitter page: The Barnwell Beat!
The administrative team will be updating this Twitter page periodically to provide our parents, community members, and staff with relevant and important school-wide updates, announcements, photos, and information regarding school events, activities, accomplishments, and announcements.
Catch TheBarnwellBeat! Live on at http://twitter.com/TheBarnwellBeat
Turkey Decorating Time!
OK, Barnwell…..it's almost time for the always-awesome PTA Wellness Committee Healthy Turkey Contest!! Get your creative juices flowing and your healthy hat on and bring your "turkey" on Wednesday, November 20th before school to enter the contest. Use any combination of healthy food items to create a turkey and show how good food can look great too!
Everyone's turkey will be displayed in the cafeteria for the school to enjoy until Friday, and three lucky contestants will win prizes for their entries. Winners will be selected by a committee of school leaders in the categories of Most Creative, Healthiest Example, and Most Realistic. Winners will be announced in the afternoon announcements on Wednesday.
This is honestly one of the most fun contests we do during the year – don't miss out! Parents – stop by and take a look at the entries if you have a chance. We promise it will be worth the visit!
Students and faculty at Barnwell Elementary wore their favorite college shirts/colors on August 30th, in support of National Collegiate Colors Day. This day generated lively discussions and encouraged students to become excited about their future college and career goals.
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Georgia Department of Education Releases First CCRPI Scores - May 2013
Greetings Barnwell Family!
The state of Georgia recently launched a new school accountability index, to provide schools, districts, and communities with valuable insight as to the particular areas that educational organizations excel, and are emerging. The index, called College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI), combines multiple factors in determining schools’ and districts’ overall effectiveness in providing students with meaningful, comprehensive, and salient educational experiences to effectively prepare them for success in post-secondary education, the 21st century workforce, and mastering 21stcentury skills. School-level multiple-measures calculated in the index’ include: CRCT scores, CRCT score growth, attendance rates, writing assessment scores, reading lexile scores, achievement gap closure, graduation rates (middle and high schools), advanced placement and international baccalaureate exam scores, and the academic growth of English Language Learners, Students with Disabilities, and Economically Disadvantaged students. The index provides schools and districts with a “score” between 1 and 100, with certain measures counting as “Challenge Points,” awarding schools which have shown success in some historically challenging school metrics with 1-10 “extra credit” points.
This week, the Georgia Department of Education released the first publication of schools’ and districts’ CCRPI scores. I am proud to share with all of you that Barnwell Elementary School scored a 95.4 (out of 100) on our first CCRPI score! As a district, Fulton County Schools scored an 85.7 on its first CCRPI score.
As our staff reviews and analyzes the disaggregated data within the index scores, we will continue to examine ways to refine and enrich the highly effective educational experiences our dedicated staff already works tirelessly to provide. Way to go, Barnwell!!!
-Dr. Norman C. Sauce III
How to Find Your Bus Stop Information.pdf
Are you looking for Bus Stop information for your students? Bus routes, stops and times are managed by the North Fulton County Transportation department. You may locate your information by visiting their website:
Click Here ->
Fulton County Schools Transportation Information
Greetings Barnwell Community:
Please join me in congratulating our 2012-2013 Teacher of the Year,
We are beyond fortunate at Barnwell to have Heath as an integral member of our family. Heath's adaptability, leadership, innovation, and passion shine through in every aspect of his teaching and service to our students.
Thank you, Heath. You are an asset not only to Barnwell, but to the field of education.
Additionally, please join me in congratulating our 2012-2013 Professional of the Year,
I am sure you will all agree that Barnwell is a more effective learning environment because of his dedicated diligent service!
We salute you, Heath and Suresh!
-Dr. Norman C. Sauce III,
Photo Above: Dr. Norman Sauce, Heath Willoughby & David Vode
Photo Below: Dr. Norman Sauce, Suresh Srinivasan & David Vode
Greetings Barnwell Family,
On Tuesday June 11, the Fulton County Board of Education voted to approve the recommendation to hire of Mrs. Bridgette Marques as our new assistant principal. Please join me in welcoming her to the Barnwell Family and School Community. Mrs. Marques has previously served the field of education for 17+ years as
an elementary school teacher, administrator, and most recently, as Curriculum Support Teacher of Ocee Elementary School in Fulton County.
She received her Bachelor of Arts in Special Education from the College of Charleston and Master of Education degree in Elementary Administration from The Citadel, in South Carolina. She is due to complete her Specialist of Education degree this summer from Valdosta State University. Bridgette, and her husband Ed, have been married for 21 years. They are also the proud parents of 2 teenage daughters, Jessica and Sydney.
Mrs. Marques will be a phenomenal addition to our leadership team and we are fortunate to have her join the Barnwell Family. Her position as assistant principal officially begins July 22, 2013.
Welcome Mrs. Marques!
-Dr. Norman C. Sauce III, Ed.D.
FULTON COUNTY SCHOOLS STRATEGIC PLAN 2017 ***
FCS Strategic Plan 2017 Four-Pager.pdf
FCS Strategic Plan 2017 Presentation.pdf
Barnwell Elementary Staff
New Barnwell Staff Bios and Pics
Welcome to all of our new Barnwell Staff Members!
We are thrilled to have you join our Family!