After School CRCT Prep Sessions Available at Barnwell
4th, and 5th Grade Parents/Guardians,
message is to remind our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade parents/guardians of some
exciting news regarding an opportunity for Barnwell students to participate in
after school sessions for additional CRCT preparation and review.
response to the missed inclement weather days, our Board of Education recently
approved additional funding to each FCS school to provide their students with
after school support to prepare for state testing.
Barnwell we will be offering after school CRCT test prep and review to
3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students on Mondays and
Wednesdays, from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, March 10 - April 16. CRCT prep sessions
will be led by current Barnwell staff members, and will encompass all tested
subjects over the duration of the 5 week period. CRCT testing begins in Fulton
County Schools on April 22.
Nutrition Services will provide a snack to students who participate after school
on Mondays and Wednesdays.
selection within the CRCT prep sessions will be allotted on a first come/first
serve basis. There is no charge associated with these prep sessions. Parents
would need to pick their participating children up at 4:00 PM each Monday and
Wednesday in the car rider lane when the sessions conclude for the
you wish for your child to participate, please click on the link below to sign
will be notified via email during the week of March 3, 2014 if their child is
immediately selected to participate or placed on a waiting list. Selection is
based solely on available space and first come/first serve basis. We currently
have at least one Barnwell staff member available to serve each tested grade
level after school (3rd, 4th, 5th
last day to sign you child up is Wednesday March 5, 2014.
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Publix - Mother's Day Cakes
It's hard to believe we are planning for Mother's Day already, but we are! Your child has the opportunity to order a cake, decorate it and bring it home just before Mother's Day! You can order as many as you wish, but supplies are limited so place your order quickly to ensure we have one reserved for you!
During your child's lunch hour, they will be taken to the Publix Cake Decorating station near the cafeteria in which they will have tons of creative options to choose from to personalize their cake. Mounds of pink, blue, yellow and red sprinkles, tubes of icing, flowers, candies and more! They can even customize their cake with a special message. The Bakery team from our Haynes Bridge Publix will be there to assist your child. The kids think this is super fun and the young ones are so proud to bring their cake creation home to mom and grandma. The cost is $8.00 per cake. Cakes must be ordered no later than Thursday, March 13th. Cakes will be decorated at school on Friday, May 9th and will come home that afternoon for Mother's Day on Sunday, May 11th.
Publix Mother's Day Cake Ordering 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
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:
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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!