Larchmont Elementary School
Mr. George E. Jackson
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:
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!
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.
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.
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.
Registering Your Child
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