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Request for Flexibility: Your Feedback is Needed!

The School Governance Council (SGC) would like your feedback on the proposed Request for Flexibility (RFF) for Barnwell Elementary. Please click on this link to read the full RFF:


To submit comments….

  • In writing: Public Comment Box located at the school's front office
  • In person: Attend the next SGC meeting on November 13, 2015 at 7:30 am in the Barnwell conference room

The School Governance Council appreciates your input.

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Continuous Achievement Update

Barnwell Parents,

Please be advised that your students' Continuous Achievement Math and Reading levels for the 2015-16 school year will be finalized soon. Parents should expect written notification mailed to the home address on file with the school before the end of June. All parents should expect this mailing even if their child's continuous  achievement math and reading levels are unchanged next school year. Thank you for your patience and understanding while we carefully review all pertinent student information.  if you have any questions in the interim you can contact our curriculum support teacher, Ms. Lakasha Thompson, at ThompsonL3@Fultonschools.org

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Barnwell PTA Donates $33,000 from Barnival to Our Media Center Facelift!


On Wednesday May 13, Barnwell PTA presented the school staff with a donated check for an astonishing $33,000! These funds are the net proceeds from our spring carnival, "The Barnival," held and sponsored by Barnwell PTA on May 1. We were fortunate to have more than 30 parent volunteers work diligently for the last 6 months preparing all of the necessary logistics to host a successful Barnival. The Barnival proceeds are allotted to support our school's implementation of a 21st century upgrade for our media center. Various elements of this media center upgrade include our plans for new modernized collaborative furniture pieces, an ultra-high resolution interactive digital monitor, a full-class set of mobile media learning devices and interactive learning stations, as well as child-friendly educational mural paintings. Doing so will allow our media center to have all of the resources necessary for it to become a digital, social, and academic hub for our students and staff to advance their academic interests, skills, and talents. We are so thankful to Barnwell PTA, and all of our parent volunteers and business partners who made this amazing gift possible for our students. Thank you, PTA, thank you parent volunteers, and thank you business partners!

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(Note:  this webpage is now located under the "About" Menu)


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Barnwell School Community,

We want to thank you for your poignant feedback regarding our math program design and resources this school year. We solicited parent and staff feedback via math program surveys, school governance council (SGC) focus groups and SGC surveys over the last few months. These were intended to support our continued work to facilitate the most effective learning experiences possible to ensure all Barnwell students’ academic success in mathematics. Our administrative team carefully analyzed these important  parent and staff feedback, and explored the best possible math program innovations for next school year and beyond. We are happy to share with you that we have a number of exciting innovations in store with our math program. Thank you once more for your great feedback, and for your partnership to support the academic and social growth of all Barnwell Bears. We have truly exceptional students, staff, and parent-partners! Click on the link below to see what’s in store!


Barnwell - Math Program Innovations 2015-16


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NEW:  Georgia Milestones Overview

Georgia Milestones Overview Presentation


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New GA Milestones Resources Posted


Barnwell Parents,

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.





Want healthier options for classroom celebrations? Save time, save money, and support Barnwell by purchasing Classroom Treats, including 100% Fruit Juice Slushies or Frozen Yogurt Cups, directly from the Barnwell Café. Complete the Classroom Celebration Order Form, and submit order and payment to café at least 1 day prior to event. Contact Ann O'Connor to confirm product availability.

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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


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  *** 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


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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

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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 



Georgia Department of Education Information

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!!!






FCS Strategic Plan 2017 Four-Pager.pdf

FCS Strategic Plan 2017 Presentation.pdf





 The Barnwell Bear and a Student

at Open House!!



Mrs. Catherine White, Interim Principal
  Ms. Lakasha Thompson, Asst. Principal

  470-254-4960 - School
-254-3330 - Fax
-254-4968 - Cafe

Morning Bell     7:40 am  NEW TIME
  Dismissal           2:20 pm   NEW TIME

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