School Governance Council Parent Candidates
Barnwell Elementary School wishes to thank our parent candidates who recently declared their candidacy for the School Governance Council. Our 1 Year Candidate is Jen Hancock. Our 2-Year Candidates are Anthony Cianciotti, Valerie Hutcherson, Anne Wanger, and Teresa Wilson. Please see the link below to read more about each candidate.
Barnwell Elementary School will host a candidate forum on November 6, from 5:30pm to 7:00pm in our media center. All Barnwell parents are welcome to attend to hear from our candidates about their vision for our school, their interests, skills, and attributes that qualify them to serve on the council. There will be a moderated discussion and opportunity for open questions from parents in attendance.
Elections for the school governance council will take place from November 12-18, via the online Home Access Center system. You will need your individual parent code to vote in the SGC election. If you need your parent code, please contract our data clerk, Paula Cattanach, as soon as possible (Cattanach@fultonschools.org).
Please join us November 6 for our candidate forum!
Parent Candidate Statements - Barnwell ES.pdf
Keep Those Barnwell Memories For A Lifetime
For those who forgot to purchase a yearbook at Open House, you still have the opportunity to purchase your book online in just a few easy steps:
- Go to www.yearbooks.lifetouch.com
- Click on "Order A Yearbook" on the green bar to the left
- Enter the Barnwell ID Code: 12122615
- Enter your info and pay! The cost per book is $35.00
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!!