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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.
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.
- PTA yahoo group at email@example.com
- Common Sense bi-monthly newsletter (also linked under Quicklinks menu)
- Text messages from the Principal using the Remind App: T-Paine Community (text this message @gotpaine or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Follow us on Twitter: @TPaineIES
- Find us on Facebook: thomaspaineinternationalelementary
- Instagram: tpain_tigers
Members of our community have raised concerns regarding the Memorial Garden at Cherry Hill High School West. Superintendent Dr. Joseph Meloche has a released a statement, available online, regarding the restoration of the garden.
The New Jersey Department of Education has released the updated high school graduation assessment requirements in English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA) and mathematics for the Classes of 2019 through 2022. These requirements are available online.
Cherry Hill Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Joseph Meloche on Friday, August 30, 2019 sent a letter to New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, imploring him to insist on legislation that removes the State-mandated language requiring the withholding of meals as part of the Unpaid Meal policies required of public school districts statewide. Dr. Meloche has spoken with our state legislators about this topic as well. We will update the community about the response(s) to the letter when we receive them. In the meantime, for the 2019-2020 school year, all children will be fed lunch, every day.
PSEG has released a notice, available online, regarding work that will affect some routes to and from schools as the school year begins.
UPDATE 8/23/19: On Tuesday, August 13, 2019, the Board of Education engaged in a discussion about Board Policy 8550 – Unpaid Meal Charges/Outstanding Food Service Charges. The most recent statement from Superintendent Dr. Joseph Meloche and Board of Education President Mr. Eric Goodwin regarding the the policy and upcoming discussion is available online. Also available is the August 15 statement from Dr. Meloche. The discussion will continue at the Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 7 pm at the John A. Carusi Middle School cafeteria, 315 Roosevelt Drive.
LaCoyya H. Weathington