Larchmont Elementary School

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301 Larchmont Boulevard, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054  |  P: 856-273-3700  |  F: 856-222-9759

Larchmont Elementary School

Mr. George E. Jackson

Dear Parents/Guardians,

On behalf of the staff at Larchmont School, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2015-16 school year! We are looking forward to a productive year of learning, growing, and working together to ensure our children will achieve at their highest potential. A strong partnership with you will make all the difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share responsibility in nurturing our children’s success; and we want you to know that we take our roles seriously. Accordingly, we ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:

  1. Attends school daily and arrives on time.
  2. Completes homework assignments.
  3. Reads daily.
  4. Talks with you about what takes place in school.
We strongly encourage consistent communication with your child’s teacher(s). My motto is: “Talk first to avoid problems later.” If you have questions or concerns about what goes on in school, do not hesitate to contact us for clarification via email or phone. Similarly, if there is something that we need to know about your child, it is important to keep us informed here at school. Our children are best served when we communicate and work together. 
 

As a Responsive Classroom School, at Larchmont, we engage students in reflecting upon their hopes and dreams. Students articulate and share their learning goals for the school year. These hopes and dreams are translated into classroom rules, which ultimately result in our school-wide rules (or School Constitution). 

Larchmont School Constitution
  • Be Respectful - Treat others the way you want to be treated.
  • Be Responsible - Always try to make good choices.
  • Be An Active Learner - Challenge yourself to learn new things every day!
  • Be Your Best - Always give 100% effort and never give up! 

Similar to how we created our School Constitution, we took the hopes and dreams from our staff, students and parents to create our school-wide vision for learning.

 Larchmont School's Vision Statement

The Larchmont School Community will learn, grow, and work together respectfully to fulfill our shared responsibility to develop confident student learners who demonstrate character and achieve academic excellence.

We are Larchmont…learning, growing, and working together!

 
About Our School:
Larchmont Elementary School, home of the Bears, is a learning community committed to providing all children a top quality educational program. Our school encourages each student to achieve his or her highest academic and social potential through actively engaging classroom instruction and character education initiatives. Our school's enrollment ranges from approximately 390-400 students in grades PK-4. 

Our Parent Teacher Organization is very active at Larchmont Elementary School. The P.T.O. sponsors a number of enriching activities for the students and staff. They provide financial support as well as family sponsored social activities for our children.

At Larchmont, school spirit can be felt the moment you walk through our doors. Our goal is to create fun, memorable learning experiences for all students, while instilling in them a sense of pride in their school and community.

Board Names George Rafferty As Superintendent of Schools

 

 

During a special meeting called for the purpose, members of the Mount Laurel Board of Education appointed George J. Rafferty as the new Superintendent of Schools on February 10. His hiring follows a search process that began last July upon the retirement of former Superintendent Dr. Antoinette Rath.

In announcing the decision, Board President Maureen Sojka said she was appreciative of the hard work on the part of fellow board members throughout the selection process.

“We had forty-six applications from eminently qualified educators,” she said. “Paring the list down to a final dozen and conducting two rounds of comprehensive interviews had us at the table many, many nights over the past six months. Everyone involved was very dedicated to this search and we are certain that we have achieved our goal of selecting the best candidate.”

Rafferty currently serves as superintendent of the Tabernacle School District, an elementary system with two schools serving 767 students. A graduate of Hahnemann University and Holy Family College with a B.A. in Special Education, he holds an M.A. in School Psychology and an Ed. S. from Rowan University, as well as a Certificate of Advanced Study in Administration. He is pursuing a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Wilmington University.

Rafferty began his educational career as a special education teacher in Pennsauken Schools in 1990. He later served as a School Counselor in Gloucester Township, returned to Pennsauken as a School Psychologist, and went on to assume the post of Supervisor of Special Services in Somers Point. He was the Director of Special Education in Haddon Heights Schools for three years prior to his appointment as Tabernacle Superintendent.

According to the terms of the resolution approved by the Mount Laurel Board on February 10, the new superintendent holds a four-year contract with a starting salary of $162,500. His start date has not yet been established. Dr. Sharon Vitella will continue as interim superintendent in Mount Laurel until Rafferty has fulfilled separation obligations with Tabernacle and assumes the post permanently.

Important Updates:

Kindergarten Roundup Time!
We're anxious to welcome our newest students for next September! Register Kindergarten and new First-Grade students at Roundup. Details here.
 
Preschool Lottery Program Accepting Applications
Applications are now open for our Preschool Lottery Program for next year. More information here.
 
Tickets Are Now On Sale!
For Harrington/Hartford PTO's March Madness Event on Sunday, March 13 from 2-4 pm at Lenape High School’s North Gym. Details here.
 
Fourth-Grade Science Night
Fourth-grade students and their parents or guardians are invited to Family Science Night at Lenape High School Cafeteria on March 9.

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Police Department Seeking Applications For Crossing Guard Post

The Mount Laurel Township Police Department is seeking applicants to fill a Crossing Guard post in the Larchmont School area. The position is two hours per day. Anyone interested in applying for the position should contact the Office of the Chief of Police at 856-234-1414 x1550 and speak to Kim Miloszar for more information.

How May We Help You?

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Registering Your Child
Contact Information

Events Calendar

February 12
Friendship Celebrations
 
February 15
School Closed
Presidents' Day
 
February 16
Board of Education
Work Session, 7:30 p.m.
  
February 23
Board of Education
Regular Meeting, 7:30 p.m.
  
February 26
Boys' Fun Night

  

Anti-Bullying


District Anti-Bullying Coordinator
Kelly Neiman
Mount Laurel Hartford School
397 Hartford Road
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Telephone - 856-231-5899

School Performance 2013-2014

Student & Parent Info

School Hours:
Grades 1-4: 9 a.m. - 3:25 p.m.
PK & K A.M.: 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
PK & K P.M.: 12:55 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.
Early dismissal grades 1-4: 1 p.m.
* On half-days, P.M. Kindergarten begins at 10:30 a.m. and dismisses at 1 p.m.

* Pre-Kindergarten students will not attend school on half-days

Larchmont School's Anti-Bullying Specialist is Aimee Zabel, 301 Larchmont Blvd., 856-273-3700

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