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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

2019-2020 Free and Reduced Lunch Program Information
2019-2020 Free and Reduced Lunch Program Information

Applications for the 2019-2020 Free and Reduced Lunch Program will be available for submission on August 15th at http://www.payschoolscentral.com. PaySchools Central is a secure payment system that simplifies school payments in an easy-to-use online portal. It enable parents to fund lunch accounts and pay required and optional fees quickly and easily. More information about PaySchools Central is available online. Also available is a step-by-step guide to signing up for PaySchools Central. Note that an application must be submitted each year.

Board of Education Announces New Members to Fill Vacant Seats
Board of Education Announces New Members to Fill Vacant Seats

The Board of Education has appointed two new members to fill the vacancies created by the resignations of former Board members Mr. David Rossi and Dr. Edward Wang. Mr. Ben Ovadia will fill Mr. Rossi's seat; Mrs. Corrien Elmore-Stratton will fill Dr. Wang's seat. Resumes submitted by Mr. Ovadia and Mrs. Elmore-Stratton are available online. The new Board members will be installed following the completion of their security background checks. The Board would like to thank the candidates who completed the full application process to fill the open seats. A list of those who completed the process and granted permission for their names to be released is available online.

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.


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

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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