Wednesday October 1, 2014 8:19 PM
This Week's District e-News

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Up Front

The Cherry Hill Public Schools App now includes “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 is placed in the first position on the app. Still haven't downloaded our free ParentLink App? Click for details.

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 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

The Cherry Hill Special Education PTA (CHSEPTA) presents a question/answer session with LaCoyya Weathington, Director of Pupil Services, on Thursday, October 9 at 7:30 pm in the Malberg Administration Building, 45 Ranoldo Terrace. 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

As National Bullying Prevention Month begins on October 1, we recognize the Athletes Against Bullying organization at Cherry Hill High School East. Click HERE for more information on the work of this group.

The Cherry Hill East Music Boosters are holding a full-length SAT or ACT practice test fundraiser on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at The Tutoring Club of Cherry Hill. Click HERE for more information.

The Bret Harte 5th grade class received a taste of STEM education during their literacy lessons recently. On Tuesday, September 23, students had the opportunity to learn about goal setting by working through the engineering design process. Click HERE to see photos and an explanation of their learning process.

Congratulations to Greg Gagliardi, recently named runner-up for National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year. The award, Distinguished Journalism Adviser, is given to the people who finished second, third, fourth and fifth in the national contest. The contest has been run annually for over 50 years by the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund in conjunction with the Journalism Education Association and National Scholastic Press Association. Mr. Gagliardi will be honored at the National High School Journalism Convention in Washington, DC, and a scholarship will be given to a Cherry Hill East journalism student in Mr. Gagliardi's name.

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

Are you interested in volunteering, but don’t know where to start? The Cherry Hill Public Library is holding a Volunteer Fair on Sunday, October 5 from 1:30-4 pm in the Library Conference Center, lower level. Meet volunteers and volunteer managers from various community organizations that need your help. Click HERE for more information.

The Franklin Institute presents Education Night, Thursday, October 9, 4-7 pm. Adult educators and group leaders interested in information on how to plan a field trip as well educational activities to bring back to the classroom are invited to attend this free event. Click HERE for details.

Downs Farm Swim Club will be hosting a Community Yard Sale on Saturday October 11, 2014, 8 am-2 pm.   Sellers and shoppers are wanted. The cost is $20 per family - great visibility at 1701 Haddonfield Berlin Road. Interested sellers should contact Marisa Randall at marisarand@comcast.net.

Mayor Chuck Cahn and the Cherry Hill Township Council invite you to the Harvest Festival and Fire & Life Safety Day, Sunday, October 19 from noon-4 pm at Croft Farm. This free event includes a costume parade, petting zoo, Kid Card ID, valuable fire safety information and an emergency and antique fire vehicle display. Attendees are encouraged to bring canned and non-perishable food items to the festival to benefit the Cherry Hill Food Pantry. Click HERE for details.

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