Larchmont Elementary School
Dear Larchmont School Family,
Welcome Back! On behalf of the staff at Larchmont School, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2017-18 school year! We are looking forward to a productive year of learning, growing, and working together! As partners in learning, we share responsibility in student success. Therefore, we ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:
We strongly encourage consistent communication with your child’s teacher(s). If you have questions or concerns about school, please 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
The Larchmont staff and I are privileged to be a part of this amazing school family! We want all of our students to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally; and we will achieve our goals by working together.
Dr. George E. Jackson,
Larchmont School's 2017-2018 Constitution
1. Be Kind and Respectful
2. Stay Safe
3. Always Try Your Best
4. Follow Directions
Dr. George E. Jackson
As a way to promote reading, The Mount Laurel Fire Department and The Mount Laurel Library are excited to announce the ninth year of the Get Fired Up for Literacy program. This is a reading contest for all Mount Laurel public school students in grades 1-4. The contest will begin Friday, December 22, 2017 and will end Friday, January 5, 2018.
The Larchmont Leadership Group presents an opportunity for our Fourth grade students to practice 21st century skills such as leadership, ethics, personal responsibility, social responsibility, accountability, people skills, and self-direction. To participate, students must apply using the following student application link:
A Path to Success 2030
Where do we go from here?
The December 7 session of our Strategic Planning Initiative brought more than 80 participants out to begin laying the framework for our action plan. In eight areas identified by consensus during the first two sessions, those present suggested first steps to implement many of the items that had been recommended. Minutes from the December 7 session will be posted below shortly.
In January, an invitation will go out to all community members to participate in a survey, for those who were unable to attend. Following responses to the survey, committees will be formed to actually write the three-year strategic plan. anyone interested in serving on the plan committee is asked to contact Superintendent George J. Rafferty. The committee will hold three meetings, each
limited to 90-minutes.
Minutes from our November 2 and November 30 Meetings
Our November 2 meeting focused on Points of Pride - those things participants were most proud of within the Mount Laurel Schools. More than 130 community members worked in 30 small groups to identify personal points of pride first, and then discussed those items within the group to come to consensus on items they had identified in common.
The theme for the November 30 meeting was "Expectations for the Future," those things that participants would like to see if they looked back three years from now in our schools. Individuals once again noted their ideas first, and then shared them with the group to come to a small numbers of consensus items everyone agreed upon. Minutes reflect both the Consensus Items and the individual responses.Here are the complete minutes from the November 30 Expectations for the Future Meeting.
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!
Registering Your Child
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.
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Telephone - 856-231-5899
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
- Be Kind & Respectful - Show care and kindness to everyone and everything in our school.
- Stay Safe - Make safe and responsible decisions.
- Always Try Your Best - Never give up and give 100% effort.
- Follow Directions - Think before you act and do what is expected of you.
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.