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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

Mental Health Check-Up Available to All CHPS High School Students
Mental Health Check-Up Available to All CHPS High School Students

With parental permission, all Cherry Hill High School students are offered the opportunity to participate in a mental health check-up called Behavioral Health (BH) Works. BH-Works was developed at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The program is free, voluntary and confidential.

For most parents, this screening will reassure you that your teen is just experiencing typical "growing pains." For other parents, the screening can help you pinpoint a problem in its early stages, giving you the ability to secure needed help for your teen and reduce the chance that a more significant problem will develop in the future.

You are encouraged take advantage of this confidential screening and return the form that was mailed to your home. The letter and consent form also are available from your school guidance office.

The deadline to return consent forms is Friday, February 22, 2019.

Community Forums Regarding Next Bond Referendum Scheduled for February and March
Community Forums Regarding Next Bond Referendum Scheduled for February and March

You asked, the BOE is listening! Please attend one of five OPEN PUBLIC FORUMS in February and March to give your input on the next Bond Referendum! Each 75-minute session will be conducted by a professional moderator. Be prepared for group discussions and to share ideas!

  • Thurs 2/7 East Cafeteria, 7 pm
  • Sat 2/9 Carusi Media Center, 11 am
  • Thurs 2/21 Johnson Media Center, 1 pm
  • Mon 2/25 West Media Center, 7 pm
  • Sun 3/10 Rosa Cafeteria, 1 pm

Please RSVP to publicinfo@chclc.org by Tuesday, February 5, 2019.

Full Day Kindergarten Information Sessions Offered in February 2019
Full Day Kindergarten Information Sessions Offered in February 2019

Full day kindergarten is coming to the Cherry Hill Public Schools for the 2019-2020 school year! Kindergarten preregistration (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 or before October 1, 2019 in order to be eligible for kindergarten. Specific school registration dates, as well as information on the registration process, are available online.

Please attend one of our Full Day Kindergarten Community Information Sessions in February at one of the following Cherry Hill locations:

  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 7-9 am, Malberg Administration Building, 45 Ranoldo Terrace
  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019 – 7-9 pm, Jewish Community Center, Social Hall 1301 Springdale Road
  • Monday, February 25, 2019 - 1-3 pm Trinity Presbyterian Church, Community Room 499 Marlton Pike East
  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 7-9 pm, Malberg Administration Building, 45 Ranoldo Terrace
Kindergarten Registration and Middle School Open Enrollment Information, Dates and Locations Now Available
Kindergarten Registration and Middle School Open Enrollment Information, Dates and Locations Now Available

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.

Dates and times for the CHPS Middle School Information Nights for 5th graders and their parents, and well as information regarding the open enrollment application process, are now available online.

An Important Message from Dr. Joseph Meloche, Superintendent of Schools
An Important Message from Dr. Joseph Meloche, Superintendent of Schools

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 justsmith@chclc.org 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!

Sincerely,

Joseph Meloche

Superintendent, Cherry Hill Public Schools

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

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