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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.

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Roaring Tigers

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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

CHPS Seeks Parents to Join Special Education Parent Advisory Group
CHPS Seeks Parents to Join Special Education Parent Advisory Group

The Cherry Hill Public Schools seeks parents to become part of the new Special Education Parent Advisory Group (SEPAG), which will provide opportunities for parents and community members to offer input to the District on critical issues relating to students with disabilities. SEPAG will be composed of one parent/guardian from each of the 19 schools in the District, as well as a parent/guardian representing out-of-district students. As directed by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE), the SEPAG is not an advocacy group or a PTA/PTO. The NJDOE's guide to developing and conducting a SEPAG may be found on their web site. A flyer with details about the CHPS SEPAG is available online. Additionally, a letter regarding the group formation process as well the interest form to be considered for the group are available online. The deadline for submission is October 12, 2018.

Board of Education Candidate Biographies Now Available
Board of Education Candidate Biographies Now Available

Curious about the 11 candidates running for the three open Board of Education seats in this year's November 6 election? Biographies of the candidates are now available online.

Biographies are published as submitted by the candidates, unedited.

Bond Referendum Special Election Date Officially Postponed
Bond Referendum Special Election Date Officially Postponed

Superintendent Dr. Joseph Meloche announced in a statement at the Board of Education meeting on August 14, 2018 that the bond referendum special election, originally scheduled for October 2, 2018, is postponed. Pending Board of Education approval, the new special election date will be December 11, 2018. The Board will vote during a Special Action Meeting on October 2 to approve the three bond referendum questions and the new special election date.

Board of Education Adopts Resolution on Underfunding in State Aid to Schools
Board of Education Adopts Resolution on Underfunding in State Aid to Schools

The Board of Education on March 13, 2018 adopted a Resolution calling for New Jersey Commissioner of Education Dr. Lamont Repollet and New Jersey Governor Philip Murphy either to put forth a spending plan that fully funds the School Funding Reform Act (SFRA) or, in the event the SFRA cannot be fully funded, make sure the funds available for state aid to schools be fairly and proportionally divided per the SFRA. The resolution further resolved that if full redistribution is not possible this year, that sufficient additional monies be allocated to Underadequacy Aid to close the adequacy gap. A copy of the resolution has been present to the New Jersey Commissioner of Education, the Governor of New Jersey, the State Senator and the State Assemblypersons from Legislative District 6, and the Mayor and Council President of Cherry Hill.

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

Christina Robertson
Guidance Counselor
Paine Anti-Bullying Specialist
(856) 667-1350 x6006