CRCT Testing - Parent Support
2014-15 Kindergarten Screening Sign-Up:
Summer Renovations Update:
Greetings Barnwell Community:
Below are some important updates regarding our summer renovations.
Summer 2014 Building Access:
- Barnwell Elementary School will be closed to all staff and parents from Tuesday June 3 - Sunday August 3, 2014
- Barnwell's Administrative Staff will relocate to Hillside Elementary School for the summer months:
Hillside Elementary School
9250 Scott Road
Roswell, GA 30076
(770) 552-4960 (Barnwell's phone lines will be transferred to Hillside)
- Contracted work will take place throughout the entire building (with the exception of Kindergarten/1st Grade wing), parking lots, back field, and gravel lot during Summer 2014
- External work will entail parking lot repaving and painting, gravel lot paving, adding ADA compliant ramp entries near main office, increasing handicapped parking spaces to 7, canopy repairs and painting, all external lighting replacements (to LED bulbs) and under-ground drainage improvements
- Barnwell total parking lots parking spaces will increase from 96 to 150
- Gravel lot paving and underground drainage improvements will begin in mid-to-late March 2014: portions of gravel lot will be closed off in mid-to -late March 2014
- Playground equipment will be re-placed
- Running track paving will be improved
- Internal work will entail new carpeting (only in areas that already have carpeting), painting, new ceiling tiles, new internal electrical wiring, new lighting (to more efficient bulbs) new HVAC system
- New HVAC system will allow teachers the ability to adjust temperature within their classroom approx. 3-5 degrees Fahrenheit
- Every classroom (with the exception of Kindergarten/1st Grade wing) will be painted
Common Core Parent Night: March 19, 2014
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
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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
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 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!
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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,
Photo Above: Dr. Norman Sauce, Melissa Nail & Bridgette Marques
Photo Below: Dr. Norman Sauce, Paula Cattanach & Bridgette Marques
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!