Join us for Open House at Barnwell Elementary on Thursday, August 7, 2014
8:30am-10:00am - PreK-Grade 2
10:30am-12:00pm - Grades 3-5
2014-15 Teacher Class Notification Letters will be mailed home the week of July 28, 2014.
Welcome Back Letter To Parents From Dr. Sauce
Principals 2014-15 Welcome Back Letter-2.pdf
The first day of school for the 2014-15 school year is
Monday, August 11, 2014.
2014-15 Suggested Supply Lists
2014-2015 Suggested Supply List - Barnwell Elementary School.pdf
On behalf of the Barnwell Elementary Staff, we hope you have a fabulous and safe summer! We can't wait to see you again in August!
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
Summer Renovations at Barnwell
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
- Barnwell's summer registration hours at Hillside Elementary School: Tuesdays through Thursdays 9 AM to 12 PM
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
Congratulations Barnwell PTA!
Please join me in offering our Barnwell PTA a resounding congratulations! Today our PTA was honored by the North Fulton PTA with 2 spectacular awards at their annual PTA Awards Luncheon.
1st Place Elementary Outstanding PTA Award: Our very own Barnwell PTA was recognized as the 1st Place Award Winner for the most outstanding job providing meaningful and enriching school support compared with all elementary schools across North Fulton! This is the highest honor that the North Fulton PTA can offer to a local school PTA for the stellar service and support they provide to their local school. This recognition is well-deserved and appropriate considering the stellar support that our PTA provides to Barnwell, and the many ways that our school is a more rewarding place to learn because of all of you!
Connect with Council Award: Our Barnwell PTA was recognized for this award, along with several other North Fulton school PTAs, for having an exceptional relationship and lines of communication between the school, regional, and state-level PTA offices. This award also acknowledges that our Barnwell PTA routinely ensures that all required policies and practices are followed and their work is focused on enhancing our school.
Thank you Barnwell PTA, for going above and beyond every day!
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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
*** 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
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!
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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
FULTON COUNTY SCHOOLS STRATEGIC PLAN 2017 ***
FCS Strategic Plan 2017 Four-Pager.pdf
FCS Strategic Plan 2017 Presentation.pdf
Barnwell Elementary Staff