“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 ******
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PAR V Celebration! Look, our Progress!
Thank you for your EXTRA hard work!!
B.C.E.S.academic achievement Scoop! for 2013-2014
Congratulations on Top 20 Recognition at 2014 Math Competition!
B.C. Math Team was invited to the Alice's Tea Party on April 4, 2014!
We are scientists and mathematicians!
Barton Chapel is taking a huge step toward 2014 STEM curriculum!
***** A Glance at Barton Chapel ********
March 21: Recognition! *** The First Annual Oratorical Contest
**** from Pre-K through 5th! on April 2, 2014!
Every scholar received
a study packet
to review during spring break.
Enjoy the restful family time,
and review for the CRCT!
Thank you for coming to our
2014 Curriculum Fair
on April 2!
We are the best ever in 2014, but we will be even better in 2014-2015
with infinite growth for 2014-1015 at Barton Chapel!
Visit our Standards-Based College & Career Ready Cafe
"Future is for those who are prepared." We are practicing
the College & Career Ready Performance Index.
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!
On March 21, 2014
B.C. ladies and Dads
to a special evening!
We appreciate all dads
for supporting and doing
the best for our B.C. ladies!
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)