Parent Teacher Nights 8/24 and 8/25
To make this year Barnwell's BEST, we need your help. Please partner with your child's teacher this year - reach out to him/her with any concerns and work together to solve problems. Our classroom teachers look forward to meeting all our parents at our Parent-Teacher Nights on 8/24 and 8/25. We will begin each night promptly at 6:00 in your child's classroom so please plan accordingly. At the end of each night our principal will host a Q&A in our cafeteria for any parents that have any general questions or would like to meet.
8/24/16 All PreK - 2nd Grade (except Ms. Feld), 6:00 - 7:00 PM (in classrooms)
8/25/16 All 3rd - 5th Grade, 6:00 - 7:00 PM (in classrooms, except 5th grade in cafeteria/Media Center)
8/25/16 TAG Parent meeting, 5:15 - 5:45 PM, Media Center
It is also important that all parents join and support our PTA (click here and select the "Donate Now" button). Our PTA not only provides many of the resources our students use each day (agendas, student software (Reading Eggs, Study Island, Hybridge), magazines, etc.) but they make many of the activities and events our students love happen (STEM lab, Artists' Day, Barnival, etc.). Our goal is to have 400 families join before 8/25 - please do your part and support us now!
2016-17 After School Programs
Our After School Programs at Barnwell Elementary will begin soon. If you are interested in signing up for one of these programs, please contact the company directly for costs/details and be sure to send in a transportation change form with your child. Visit our after school clubs page (Extracurricular tab above or click here) for all programs, schedules and contact information.
Lunch Visits/Birthday Celebrations
Any parent wanting to celebrate their child's birthday with the class is welcome to come to the cafeteria beginning on the 22nd, purchase a frozen treat or cookies from our cafeteria and hand out to the class during lunch.
Per Fulton County policy, no outside food of any kind is permitted for distribution to students in classrooms or the cafeteria (while you are welcome to provide your own child with any treat to celebrate a special occasion, no store-bought or homemade cupcakes, cookie cakes, etc. are allowed for class distribution). Parents wanting to celebrate with their child must order in advance (see flyer included in Open House papers for details) and hand out during lunch.
Please note that teachers/school staff will not be handing out birthday treats in the cafeteria or classroom.
2016-17 School Year Calendar
We have a modified school calendar this year as we have 3 days of professional learning specific for our staff embedded throughout the school year. Barnwell students do not have school on 9/6/16, 10/7/16 and 3/9/16. Visit here for our complete 2016-2017 amended calendar.
Our YMCA Primetime program is available on these days if you need childcare. Visit here for details.
Fulton County's testing schedule for 2016-17 is available here.
Our PTA is providing all families with the option of electronically opting-out of the school directory and yearbook. You ONLY need to take action if you want to opt-out. If you would like your child to be included in the yearbook and the directory, then no action is required.
If you DO NOT want your family's information to be included in the PTA Directory and/or you DO NOT want your child/children's image and name to appear in the yearbook, please click on this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KBHQ9GG.
Personalized Learning Devices
At our last School Governance Council meeting, our SGC approved our recommendation for the Dell Lattitude 11 laptop. Our Personalized Learning team, comprised of teachers from each grade level and support staff, compared each of the four available devices (click here for Device Q&A) to see which best supported our instructional model (click here to see Barnwell's Instructional Model) and recommended the laptop as the best available option.
As part of our current SPLOST and Fulton County's Personalized Learning initiative, we will be receiving 10 of these devices for every 30 students enrolled. We expect to receive about 250 devices to arrive before the end of September! This is very exciting for Barnwell and we are looking forward to utilizing these new tools to challenge and engage our students.