On Behalf of the Faculty and Staff at Barnwell Elementary, We Hope You Have a Fabulous Thanksgiving. We Look Forward To Seeing You Again On December 1, 2014.
School Governance Council Elections Announcement
Dear Barnwell School Community,
results of our School Governance Council Elections are in! I am
pleased to announce the parent and teacher representatives who will
serve on our inaugural School Governance Council. Please join me in
congratulating these parents and staff members who will help guide our
school over the next few years:
Parent Representative 1-Year Term: Jennifer Hancock
Parent Representative 2-Year Term: Anthony Cianciotti
Parent Representative 2-Year Term: Valerie Hutcherson
Teacher Representative 1-Year Term: Sarah Gruber
Teacher Representative 2-Year Term: Pegeen Byrd
also want to thank all of those who ran for a position on the School
Governance Council. Your willingness to lead is a testament to the
strength of our school community. Our newly elected Parents and
Teachers will be joined by additional representatives from our school
and community over the next month. I have the honor of appointing two
school employees and I will nominate two community representatives to be
approved by the remainder of the Council in place. All School
Governance Council members will participate in training and begin the
work of the Council in January and February. Please stay tuned for
updates on the Council.
Norman C. Sauce III,Ed.D.
Barnwell Elementary School
New GA Milestones Resources Posted
Just posted under the "Quick Links" section are 3 resources the DOE recently released to the public. These resources are called "GA Milestones Performance Level Ranges." There are separate documents posted for Reading, English Language Arts, and Math. Each document contains specific information for grades 3-8. These documents provide the public with information on how the DOE defines performance levels a student can score on the GA Milestones assessment within each academic standard.
Be on the lookout for additional GA Milestones resources via our website and Beargram as they become available.
Keep Those Barnwell Memories For A Lifetime
For those who forgot to purchase a yearbook at Open House, you still have the opportunity to purchase your book online in just a few easy steps:
- Go to www.yearbooks.lifetouch.com
- Click on "Order A Yearbook" on the green bar to the left
- Enter the Barnwell ID Code: 12122615
- Enter your info and pay! The cost per book is $35.00
Barnwell has a host of fabulous After School Programs that we offer each day after the final bell rings. Go HERE to see the list of great options offered this year.
Congratulations Barnwell PTA
Barnwell Elementary School and Barnwell Elementary PTA
Recognized Nationally as a "School of Excellence"
Johns Creek, GA August 25, 2014 - National PTA® has recognized Barnwell Elementary School and Barnwell Elementary PTA as a National PTA School of Excellence for their achievement in building effective family-school partnerships. Research shows that when families and schools work together, student achievement increases, schools improve and communities grow stronger. Being recognized as a National PTA School of Excellence demonstrates Barnwell School and Barnwell PTA's leadership and commitment to partnering to support student success and continuous school improvement.
Please click on the link below to read the entire press release.
Check Out Barnwell's 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
*** UPDATED SEPTEMBER 7, 2014 ***
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.
Click here for details
Bus Stop Information
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
Common Core Parent Night
On Wednesday March 19, 2014, Barnwell Elementary School and Barnwell PTA co-sponsored an evening event that allowed our parents to learn more about the curricular shifts embedded within Common Core Georgia Performance Standards across the curriculum. These include shifts with rigor, pace, assessment, and expectations with Common Core academic standards. Also discussed were ways that parents can support their students' academic performance within Common Core, beyond the classroom context. Below are web links and documents that were shared with parents as resources at our March 19 evening event:
Common Core Curricular Shifts Presentation
Common Core ELA and Math Shifts Prezi Link
Common Core Math Parent Resource Symbaloo Link
Common Core English Language Arts Parent Resource Symbaloo Link
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
Greetings Barnwell Community:
Please join us in offering our sincerest congratulations to our Teacher of the Year for 2013-2014, Art Teacher, Mrs. Melissa Nail. The art education experience that Mrs. Nail facilitates for our students is second to none. We salute and appreciate you deeply, Mrs. Nail! Congratulations!
-Dr. Norman C. Sauce III, Principal
Photo Above: Dr. Norman Sauce, Melissa Nail & Bridgette Marques
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Greetings Barnwell Community:
Please join us in offering our sincerest congratulations to our Professional of the Year for 2013-2014, Data Specialist, Mrs. Paula Cattanach. The exceptional and highly professional service that Mrs. Cattanach provides to our entire school community is to be marveled. We salute and appreciate you deeply, Mrs. Cattanach! Congratulations!
-Dr. Norman C. Sauce III, Principal
Photo Below: Dr. Norman Sauce, Paula Cattanach & Bridgette Marques
*** FULTON COUNTY SCHOOLS STRATEGIC PLAN 2017 ***
FCS Strategic Plan 2017 Four-Pager.pdf
FCS Strategic Plan 2017 Presentation.pdf
The Barnwell Bear and a Student
at Open House!!