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Our Mission Statement
Welcome to the Adventure,
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.
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."
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. 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.
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.
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
Dear Parents and Community Members,
I am having surgery on Monday, January 14th and will be out of the district for at least two months.
I have been going through a series of tests since September and I must have the Mitral Valve and the Aortic Valve in my heart replaced. During an open heart procedure two mechanical valves will replace the current valves.
The prognosis is positive and I am with a wonderful team of doctors and an excellent surgeon.
I will be completely out of touch with the district for a couple of weeks. During my absence, I have no doubt that the great work that goes on in each of the buildings will continue on a daily basis.
In my absence, CHPS community members should follow the normal chain of command regarding any questions or concerns. This means starting at the building level with your child's teacher, contacting your building principal if the concern is not resolved, and, if the concern still remains unresolved, contacting Assistant Superintendent Dr. Justin Smith at email@example.com or (856) 429-5600 extension 4301.
All district business will continue as usual. Board of Education meetings and Board Committee meetings also will take place as scheduled.
I appreciate your positive thoughts, prayers and acts of kindness toward one another in my absence. I look forward to seeing you all again soon!
Superintendent, Cherry Hill Public Schools
Please note the following Road Work Alerts:
- Yorkshire Road will be CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC between Douglas Road and Bradford Road, between 7:30 am and 3 pm on Wednesday 01/16/19 through Friday 01/18/19, for emergency underground sewer repairs.
- Kingsport Road will be CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC at King George Road, between 7:30 am and 3 pm on Thursday 01/17/19 through Friday 01/18/19, also for emergency sewer repairs.
Please be prepared to use alternate routes and expect delays.
Kindergarten and first grade registration (for children entering public school for the first time) for the 2019-2020 school year will begin on February 1, 2019. Children must be five years old on before October 1, 2019 in order to be eligible for kindergarten. Dates for registration at specific schools, as well as information on the registration process, are available online.
The preliminary results of the December 11, 2018 Bond Referendum Special Election show a "no" vote for all three questions presented to voters. Absentee ballots that are postmarked today, December 11, 2018 will still be accepted by the election office and counted as long as they are received by December 13th.
The Administration and Board will engage in discussion at the Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 regarding the next election date.
The Cherry Hill Public Schools is one of 373 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 9th Annual AP® District Honor Roll. To be included on the 9th Annual Honor Roll, CHPS had to, since 2016, increase the number of students participating in AP while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher. Reaching these goals shows that this district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for AP.
National data from 2018 show that among American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students with a high degree of readiness for AP, only about half are participating. The first step to getting more of these students to participate is to give them access. Courses must be made available, gatekeeping must stop, and doors must be equitably opened. The Cherry Hill Public School District is committed to expanding the availability of AP courses among prepared and motivated students of all backgrounds.
"Success in Advanced Placement is a combination of students' own motivation and the opportunities educators provide for them," said Trevor Packer, senior vice president of AP and Instruction at the College Board. "I'm inspired by the teachers and administrators in this district who have worked to clear a path for more students of all backgrounds to earn college credit during high school."
Helping more students learn at a higher level and earn higher AP scores is an objective of all members of the AP community, from AP teachers to district and school administrators to college professors.
Inclusion in the 9th Annual AP District Honor Roll is based on a review of three years of AP data, from 2016 to 2018, looking across 38 AP Exams, including world language and culture. The following criteria were used.
The College Board also has recognized the Cherry Hill Public Schools for achieving its outcomes among an AP student population in which 30% or more are underrepresented minority students (American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander) and/or 30% or more are low-income students (students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch).
LaCoyya H. Weathington