“Good teaching comes not from behind the desk but from behind the heart"
- Elizabeth Andrew -
Dr. Joretta Akpo-Sanni
Dear Parent and Student, It's a new day. It's a fresh start. It's another time to begin.
Welcome to the 2013-2014 school year. Each new year is filled with potential, adventures, opportunities, and discoveries. Thank you for your continuous support. As we embark upon another year, we welcome the changes that have taken place. Out theme for this year is "Infinite Possibilities." Like all parents, you send your sons and daughters to Barton Chapel Elementary with the hope of entering am environment that is both compassionate and challenging, a culture that respects and values students as individuals and in which they are afforded the opportunity to achieve their potential. We value our scholars and look forward to helping them to soar beyond the possibilities and accomplish their mission in life. Furthermore, we agree to continue aligning our practice and resources toward that purpose for discovering and uncovering our scholars' potential for achieving.
As we move forward into the 2013-2-14 school year, we extend to you a heartfelt welcome to come aboard and assist us with ensuring that our scholars will learn, and we will do whatever it takes to move them to the next level of success. Our goal is to promote higher levels of learning for every child entrusted to us, not because of legislation or fear of sanctions, but because we at Barton Chapel Elementary School have a moral and ethical imperative to do so. Therefore, I strongly believe that working cooperatively together as partners in education, we will have a sustainable impact on our scholars' learning.
My challenge to you is to visit our Parents' Resource Center, volunteer, participate with our monthly Parent and Child Time Together (P.A.C.T.) at Barton Chapel Elementary School, and read twenty minutes every day to your child and watch him or her flourish.
Again, thank you for choosing our school for your sons and daughters.
Remember: "Every situation, properly perceived, becomes an opportunity."
- Helen Schucman-
Welcome to Our World of Learning!
**** School Improvement Plan ******
PAR V Celebration! Look, our Progress!
Thank you for your EXTRA hard work!!
B.C.E.S. Science Lab! for 2013-2014
We Love science!
At Barton Chapel
we have a virtual science lab!
Let's ask Miss Avery and
about our new virtual
***** A Glance at Barton Chapel ********
4th grade Community Leaders
are the Leading Readers!
"Future is for those who are prepared."
College & Career Ready Cafe
Let's go, B.C. roadrunners!
We are practicing
the College & Career Ready
New!! In January, 2014 we start Pennies for Parents --
Click Pennies for Parent and visit our web site.
Congratulations to Mrs. Williams for being nationally certified as a school counselor and also licensed as a clinician!!
We are proud of your professionalism!
You have set an example for us to follow!
PTA News: Join the B.C.P.T.A!
Ms. Barnes organizes a lot of fun events to support and encourage
B.C. scholars, teachers, and staff throughout the year!
Our P.T.A. is NUMBER ONE!
PAR data wall: What's your STRENGTH? What's your WEAKNESS? What's your NEXT STEP?
A Teacher of the Year 2013-2014
Thank you, Ms.Avery. You are NUMBER ONE!!
Teachers have the great task of turning the ordinary into extraordinary. I
believe that each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring,
and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow. As an educator, it is my
desire to help students meet their fullest potential by providing an
environment that is safe, supports risk-taking, and invites
sharing of ideas.
For myself, teaching provides an opportunity for continual learning and growth.
One of my hopes as an educator is to instill a love of learning in my students;
as I share my own passion of learning with them. I feel there is a need for compassionate, strong,
and dedicated individuals who are excited about working with children. In our competitive society,
it is important for students to not only receive a solid education, but to work with someone who is aware of
and sensitive to their individual needs. I am a teacher who will always strive to help students achieve their success.
A Message from Coach Butler ----- A Paraprofessional Of the Year 2013 - 2014
(by Nov. 17)