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

Inspiring Potential. Enriching Futures.
Mr. George Jackson

Welcome, Mr. Jackson!
Larchmont's school family welcomes a new principal this year as Mr. George Jackson takes the helm. While new to Larchmont, Mr. Jackson is well known to many of our families through his experience as Assistant Principal at the Harrington Middle School since 2006. Prior to coming to Mount Laurel, Mr. Jackson had ten years experience in the Plainfield Schools in various positions including Technology Coordinator, Summer School Principal and Vice Principal.

A graduate of New Jersey Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science Degree, Mr. Jackson also holds a Masters Degree from Kean University and is pursuing his Doctorate Degree from Rutgers University in New Brunswick.


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 360-400 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.

Students: Register Now for the Get Fired Up For Literacy Contest!

As a way to promote reading, The Mount Laurel Fire Department and the Mount Laurel Library are excited to announce the sixth 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 Saturday, December 21, 2014 and will end Sunday, January 4, 2015.
 
One student from each grade who reads the most minutes during this time period will be deemed a winner. There will be 4 winners per school and a total of 24 backpacks awarded as prizes throughout the Mount Laurel School District.
 
One grand prize winner will be randomly selected at each school from the pool of winners mentioned above. Each grand prize winner will receive a ride to school in a fire truck.
 
Finally, each student who participates and reads a minimum of 60 minutes will receive a certificate.
 
Note: Previous grand prize winners are not eligible for fire truck rides.
 
The grand prize winners will receive a telephone call from the Mount Laurel Fire Department prior to the results being posted on the Mount Laurel Fire Department’s website. The winners will be posted Monday, January 12, 2015, and the fire truck rides will be given the week of February 19, 2015.
 
To register: visit the Fire Department or Library websites OR simply complete the reading log here and return it to school no later than Monday, January 5, 2015.

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It's Snow Season!
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Unfortunately, It Is Also Flu Season ...
The Burlington County Health Department has observed an increase in reports of norovirus, commonly known as the “stomach flu”. Symptoms usually include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach cramping and last for 24-48 hours. Norovirus is easily spread and can be a challenge to control in a school setting. Students will be sent home if they are experiencing symptoms. Students can return to school when their symptoms subside. However, they can remain contagious to others for several days. For this reason, strict adherence to handwashing and environmental cleaning polices is essential. Attached is a fact sheet on norovirus, and some handwashing guidelines that may provide helpful reminders.










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. This Vacancy Notice provides more detail. 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.

2014 Education Summit Webpage Link

More than 100 community members participated in the district's 2014 Education Summit on May 15. Discussion centered on the transformation facing our schools, namely the new Common Core Standards, the new PARCC Test to be administered in 2015 and student attendance rates. The resulting group discussion led to a number of suggestions for better communication within the community.
Check out our 2014 Summit webpage here to view the presentation and check for frequent updates.

Start The Day With Breakfast


Monday - Cereal & Yogurt

Tuesday - Mini Loaves

Wednesday - Dutch Waffles

Thursday - Pop Tart & String Cheese

Friday - Bagelful

Serving Time: 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. only.
All breakfasts come with choice of fruit and milk.

Breakfast is served on all full and single-session days.
In the event of a delayed opening, breakfast will not be served.

The cost: $1.25 paid, reduced $.30 or free if you are eligible.

Paying for Breakfast: Payments may be made in cash, by check,
(made out to MTL Lunch Program) or via the LunchTime System.

Cash payments must be in an envelope with student's name and I.D. number.
If you have questions, please call our Food Service office at 231-4145 X 3509.

Events Calendar

December 19
Gingerbread Party
 
December 23
Early Dismissal for Winter Recess

December 24 - January 2
Winter Recess
Schools Closed
 
January 6
Board of Education
Reorganization Meeting, 7 p.m.
 
January 19
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Schools Closed


Parents: Looking for a program to keep your children safe while surfing the Internet? The program we use here in school is now available to you at home.
Here's more information.



  

School Performance 2012-13

How May We Help You?

Just looking for a quick and basic guide to specific information about our schools? The links below will provide you with a basic fact sheet on the topics listed. Don't see something you wish was here? Just yell! We'll get it up right away for you.

Registering a child new to the district

Kindergarten registration
Job Opportunities - Certified
Job Opportunities - Support and Substitute
School Locations and Contact Info

Map of our schools and sending areas

Anti-Bullying


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

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 Vanessa Podolak, 301 Larchmont Blvd., 856-273-3700

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