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The Future Begins Here!

The educational community at Thomas Paine will provide and build a quality educational environment focused on the positive values of Respect, Responsibility, Resilience, and Active Citizenship to instill a sense of honor within our students allowing them to reach high academic standards while preparing them to succeed in a diverse and constantly changing world.

2017 New Jersey School of Character Seal

Promising Practice Seal


2017 National School of  Character

2019 Kindness Certified School Logo


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Roaring Tigers

Roaring Tigers

Ms.Lori Brandley
Ms.Lori Brandley

She is our new 4th grade teacher this year. She was a long term sub in 4th and 2nd at T-Paine in 2016. One student stated, "What do I think about Ms. Brandley.....well....she is a little bit crazy.....you know the good crazy...which makes everyday exciting."

Ms. Carpenter
Ms. Carpenter

She was moved to 5th grade this year and is loving her new position. She loves the challenge of making sure are Tiger Travelers are ready to make the jump to 6th grade.

Dr. Mary Kline
Dr. Mary Kline

Dr. Kline is the leader of our one book-one school initiative for over 3 years. Each year has been amazing. She is a passionate literacy leaders.

Ms. Jodi Santangelo
Ms. Jodi Santangelo

She is one of our longest serving para-professionals. She is someone who provides a variety of services such as bus supervision for our walkers-riders, slide-shows, tech support, CST support, you name it she will do it all.

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Paine News

At Thomas Paine Elementary School, we strive to maintain open lines of communication with all school community members. One of the best ways for you to help your child throughout his/her educational journey is to stay informed and be involved in their education. Our school offers the following ways to obtain the most up to date information and celebrations.

District News

Summer Enrichment and Music Enrichment Classes Registration Open Until July 1, 2019
Summer Enrichment and Music Enrichment Classes Registration Open Until July 1, 2019

Summer Enrichment programs at Cherry Hill High School East for rising 5th through 11th graders and Summer Music Enrichment Classes at Cherry Hill High School West for rising 4th through 12th graders are still open and will accept registrations up to the day classes begin on July 1, 2019 for Music Enrichment at August 5, 2019 for general Enrichment! Details and registration forms are available online.

Road Closure for Gas Main Replacement Begins June 13, 2019
Road Closure for Gas Main Replacement Begins June 13, 2019

Kenwood Drive will be CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC between Route 70 and Bowood Drive, daily Monday-Friday between 8 am and 5 pm, beginning on or about Thursday, June 13, 2019. This closure for gas main replacement work is scheduled to last for about one month.

Residents of Surrey Ct, Suffolk Ct, and the closed portion of Kenwood Dr will have access via the Bowood Drive closure, where police will be on location.

Emergency vehicles will have access when responding to calls for service.

Free Summer Meals Available to Qualifying Students/Families
Free Summer Meals Available to Qualifying Students/Families

ATTENTION STUDENTS, PARENTS AND GUARDIANS: The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Summer Food Service Program provides free meals when school is out! Who is eligible:

  • Children 18 years of age or younger who come to an approved open site or a site to which they are enrolled.
  • Adults over the age of 18 years who are enrolled in school programs for persons with disabilities.
  • At sites that require enrollment, benefits are available only to children who receive free or reduced-price meals at school.

HOW TO LOCATE A SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM FEEDING SITE:

To find the closest feeding site near you, text FOOD to 877-877 or Summer Meals to 97779 or visit the USDA site finder web site at www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks

Dr. Meloche Testifies before Assembly Education Committee Regarding Shortage of Qualified Special Education Teachers
Dr. Meloche Testifies before Assembly Education Committee Regarding Shortage of Qualified Special Education Teachers

On Thursday, May 16, 2019, Superintendent Dr. Joseph Meloche testified before the New Jersey Assembly Education Committee regarding the dire shortage of qualified special education teachers across the state. Dr. Meloche's full testimony is available online.

Anti-Bullying Information

HIB Grade Report

LaCoyya H. Weathington
Director of Pupil Services
District Anti-Bullying Coordinator
45 Ranoldo Terrace
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
(856) 429-5600 x4431

Melissa Santiago
School Counselor
Paine Anti-Bullying Specialist
(856) 667-1350 x6006

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