Tuesday September 16, 2014 3:24 AM
This Week's District e-News

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Up Front

The Board of Education approved the 2014-2015 District calendar on March 25, 2014. Click HERE for the calendar. The Board also approved the 2015-2016 District calendar on May 27, 2014. Click HERE for the 2015-2016 calendar.

At the BOE Action meeting on August 26, 2014, the Board of Education approved the Cherry Hill Public Schools Mission Statement and Board Goals for the 2014-2015 school year. Click HERE for the statement and goals.

Click HERE for an Welcome Back video message from Dr. Maureen Reusche, Superintendent of Schools.

Back-to-School Night dates and times are set! Click for a complete list.

The Cherry Hill School District Sustainability Plan is focused on forging a new paradigm for what we do, based on an ethos of social, economic and ecological sustainability and regeneration. Click HERE for a full presentation of the plan.

Click HERE for a video message from Dr. Reusche, which details facilities improvements made throughout the district during the past five years, reviews projects that are currently underway, and outlines plans for the future.   Also, for a recap of activities and accomplishments from 2013-2014, click HERE.

There are many new faces in our schools' principal's offices this year. Two new principals, Mr. Sean Sweeney and Mr. Eugene Park, join Clara Barton and A. Russell Knight Elementary Schools, respectively. Click HERE to see a "who's who" of our principals in all of our buildings.

The Cherry Hill Schools welcome 65 new teachers this year - eight of them brand new to the teaching profession. Click HERE for photos of some them, taken during a three-day orientation workshop. Welcome, all!

The Cherry Hill Public Schools App soon will be upgraded to include “Stream.” Stream consolidates the view of News, Calendar Events, Notifications and Alerts into a single location to avoid hunting through several places to get all of this information. Stream is designed to save you time and provide easy viewing of the information. It will be placed in the first position on the app in the coming weeks. Still haven't downloaded our new, free ParentLink App? Click for details.

The Cherry Hill School District operates a tuition-supported Extended Day Child Care program for kindergarten students. The program operates each day that school is in session. EDCC's trained professional staff provides a safe and stimulating program of kindergarten enrichment activities (playtime, arts, crafts, games, nature, science, music and movement activities). Click HERE and select EDCC Registration for more information.

District News

RSVP by Monday, September15, 2014: CHSEPTA Cherry Hill Special Education PTA  is hosting a Parent Networking Event at Qdoba on September 18, 7-9 PM. Click HERE for more information.

Energy-saving improvements are being installed in many District buildings this summer! Click HERE to see before and after photos of some of the boiler work being done throughout the District.

School News

Kingston Principal Bill Marble accepted Barton Elementary School Principal Sean Sweeney's nomination to take part in the Ice Bucket Challenge this week. Mr. Marble encouraged students to bring in spare change as donations for ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) research. Students were promised Mr. Marble would be doused with one bucket of ice water for every $50 raised. By September 12, 2014, Kingston students had raised $450! Nine students each were allowed to dump a bucket of ice water on their principal's head. And, for good measure, Mr. Marble invited the Kingston teachers to dump an extra-large "bonus" 10th bucket of water on him as well. Click HERE to see photos from the event, and HERE to learn more about the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Cherry Hill East exchange student from Germany, Elena Rettweiler, was the subject of an interview in a major German newspaper this summer. Elena comes to East as a political and cultural ambassador through the acclaimed Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange program under a sponsorship of a German parliament member. Click HERE to see the original article, and HERE to read Elena's translation. Welcome, Elena!

The LAST SESSION  for Cherry Hill East senior portraits will be  September 15 - 19, 2014. Please call 800-687-9327 for an appointment.

Upcoming Events

The Cherry Hill Education Foundation will host is annual Golf Outing on Wednesday, October 1, at Pennsauken Country Club.  Click HERE for a brochure with details on the event and sponsorship opportunities. Proceeds will fund grant initiatives in our Cherry Hill Public Schools.  Parents, local business owners, retirees, golf enthusiasts - All are welcome!  Get your foursome together and come out for a great day of golf, food, and fun - all for a great cause.

Community News

Fox Hollow Swim Club and the Deer Park Fire Company are holding a $5 Car Wash at the Deer Park Fire Company Station, 985 Cropwell Road, Cherry Hill on September 13, 2014 from 10 am – 2 pm.

Cherry Hill Public Employees Bowling League will start on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 4 pm at Playdrome Bowling Alley on Kings Highway in Cherry Hill.  Anyone current Cherry Hill School District employee or retiree who would like to join us may come out and bowl. 

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