College Graduation Begins Here ...
As part of our on-going efforts to promote college readiness, we would like to announce our College Pennant Campaign! We are inviting Barnwell Families to consider donating pennants representing their favorite colleges and universities to their children's class. The pennants will allow us to celebrate college promotion by decorating our hallways throughout the school! Families who elect to donate pennants to their children's class can send them with their children to school to turn in to their teachers. The K-2 class and the 3rd-5th class that has the most donated pennants will win a special class treat with the Principal and Assistant Principal! We will begin accepting donated pennants immediately, and ask that families consider donating them to their children's teacher before September 19.
School Governance Council Update
Soon will be electing new representatives to serve on our inaugural School Governance Council (SGC). There are three parent/guardian positions and two teacher positions open for election this fall. Our School Governance Council has a leadership role in the governance of the school. The Council works with the principal on the long-term vision and strategy for the school. They are responsible for approving the school's strategic plan and budget recommendations, as well as designing innovative solutions to increase academic achievement and meet the unique needs of our school community.
Elections for the parent/guardian and teacher positions on the School Governance Council will be held November 12th - 18th. Candidates interested in running for an elected position on the Council must complete a candidate declaration form and submit to the district office by October 15th! Candidate declaration forms can be submitted electronically or by mail to the district office. Hard copies of the candidate declaration forms are located in the front office.
To declare your candidacy for a position on the School Governance Council or to learn more information about Charter System and SGCs, please access the SGC Elections webpage by clicking the link below:
Candidate Declaration Flyer.pdf or Candidate Declaration Flyer Spanish.pdf
Home Access Flyer.pdf or Home Access Flyer Spanish.pdf
Parent.Guardian SGC Candidate Declaration Forms.pdf or
Parent.Guardian SGC Candidate Declaration Forms Spanish.pdf
Charter System Parent Letter 8-18-14.pdf
Charter System Cohort 3 - FAQ.pdf
Charter System Presentation.pdf
School Picture Day is Tuesday, September 23rd!
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! The Book Fair Cometh!
Climb on Your Charger and Enter the Kingdom of Books!
Join us one and all for the Barnwell Book Fair, October 3 - October 10.
Here within our own Kingdom of Reading you will find the best in books
and gifts for everyone in your castle. Don't miss this opportunity for
early holiday shopping and to show your support for our Barnwell
Kingdom. Your participation is the key to this traditional event that
enables us to do more for all our students. There will be drawings,
contests and special events like our Family Night Monday, October 6 from
PM - 7:00 PM, Extended Hours, Wednesday, October 8 from 5:30 PM -7:30
PM and an Early Morning quest to be announced. So follow your dragons,
dreams and daring deeds to the castle tower and enter the Kingdom of
Books at the Barnwell Book Fair.
Well . . . It looked like it was going to rain. The weatherman said it was going to rain. Weather.com said it was going to rain. The field was wet from a big rain the night before . . . so we took the precautionary route and postponed Movie Night just in case it rained as forecasted (and of course it didn't!! Ugh)
So once again mark your calendar to join the Barnwell PTA and celebrate Fall with Family Movie night!!
Our new date is FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17th as we gather on the back field around 7:30 or so with the movie start time around 8:00pm. We will be showing . . .
DESPICABLE ME 2 (PG).
Feel free to bring dinner, snacks, or dessert! The PTA will have free popcorn for all and there is no cost to attend! Candy and canned drinks will be on sale as well. Hope you will consider bringing the family to meet new classmates, and see old friends. Make sure to bring a FLASHLIGHT as the back field will be dark after the movie
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!!