Kingston News Archive

CHPS Email Is Operating as of October 10, 2019
CHPS Email Is Operating as of October 10, 2019

As of Thursday, October 10, 2019, the Cherry Hill Public Schools email is operating. We thank you for your patience during the unanticipated outage.

DEADLINE EXTENDED to 4 pm Friday, October 11, 2019: Call for Community Volunteers for Committees
DEADLINE EXTENDED to 4 pm Friday, October 11, 2019: Call for Community Volunteers for Committees

The Cherry Hill Public Schools seeks community members to serve as volunteers on an Alternative Funding Committee and on a Safety & Security Committee, as recommended by the Bond Referendum Ad Hoc Committee in preparation for the next Bond Referendum.

Three community members will be chosen to sit on the Alternative Funding Committee and three community members will be chosen to sit on the Safety & Security Committee.

Members of the Alternative Funding Committee will be expected to attend four evening meetings:

October 30, 2019: Understanding the School Budget

December 10, 2019: Discussion with Bond Counsel regarding what school districts are permitted/not permitted to do with alternative revenues

February 5, 2020: Examples from other school districts/best practices

April 21, 2020: Recommendations to the Board of Education for alternative revenue pursuits

Members of the Safety & Security Committee will be expected to attend four evening meetings:

October 29, 2019: Public forum with a panel of experts

December 12, 2019: Review of current district plan

February 13, 2020: Examples/ideas/best practices

April 23, 2020: Recommendations to Board of Education for updates or changes to current plans

Alternative Funding Committee Community Volunteer Qualifications Desired:

Professional experience in any or all of the following fields: finance, fundraising, nonprofit organizations

Safety & Security Committee Community Volunteer Qualifications Desired:

Professional experience in any or all of the following fields: law enforcement, public safety, public security, risk assessment, mental health

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Please submit a cover letter and resume to Mrs. Lynn Shugars, Assistant Superintendent Business/Board Secretary, lshugars@chclc.org or 45 Ranoldo Terrace, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034, by 4 pm Friday, October 11, 2019.

2019 Board of Education Candidate Biographies Now Available
2019 Board of Education Candidate Biographies Now Available

Biographies of the 10 candidates running for the four open seats on the Cherry Hill Board of Education are now available online. The biographies listed in ballot order and are published as submitted by the candidates, unedited. The candidates will participate in a Candidates Forum, sponsored by the Cherry Hill Zone PTA, on October 10, 2019 at 7 pm in the Malberg Administration Building, 45 Ranoldo Terrace. Moderated by the League of Women Voters, the forum offers an opportunity for community members to ask questions of the candidates. The forum will be live streamed on the District YouTube channel. Doors will open at 6:30 pm so that audience members may submit their written questions in advance.

Free BBQ and Help Filling Out Free & Reduced Price Meal Applications
Free BBQ and Help Filling Out Free & Reduced Price Meal Applications

WE welcome all Cherry Hill Public Schools families to a FREE BBQ! Assistance filling out FREE & REDUCED PRICE MEAL APPLICATIONS provided! Thursday 9/19/19 at Carusi Middle School 5:30-7 pm; Wednesday 9/25/19 at Johnson Elementary School 5:30-7 pm. Veggie Burgers, Cheeseburgers, Hot Dogs, Potato Salad & Assorted fruit served.

Community Forums Regarding Next Bond Referendum Scheduled for February and March
Community Forums Regarding Next Bond Referendum Scheduled for February and March

You asked, the BOE is listening! Please attend one of five OPEN PUBLIC FORUMS in February and March to give your input on the next Bond Referendum! Each 75-minute session will be conducted by a professional moderator. Be prepared for group discussions and to share ideas!

  • Thurs 2/7 East Cafeteria, 7 pm
  • Sat 2/9 Carusi Media Center, 11 am
  • Thurs 2/21 Johnson Media Center, 1 pm
  • Mon 2/25 West Media Center, 7 pm
  • Sun 3/10 Rosa Cafeteria, 1 pm

Please RSVP to publicinfo@chclc.org by Tuesday, February 5, 2019.

Welcome Angela Mecca

Effective March 30th, Mrs. Clifford has retired. We thank her for her 14 years of service and welcome Angela Mecca as the new secretary at Kingston School. Please introduce yourself as you come to Kingston in the upcoming weeks. Ms. Mecca can be reached by email: anmecca@chclc.org


Parent Scheduling Input

It is hard to believe it is already time to begin planning class sections for next year! A lot of information and factors are considered in building healthy, balanced and viable class sections. I also believe that parents should have an opportunity to share with us factors they would like for us to consider. While it is not appropriate to ask for a specific teacher, this is your opportunity to share information about your child's learning style, and the classroom environment which you believe will provide the best outcomes for your child. If there are children with whom your child has had on-going conflict, it would be helpful for you to remind us of this as well. This survey will be open until May 11th at 9am.

Please click here to complete the parent scheduling input form.

Costume Parade October 31st

Students in the afternoon K program, grades 1-5 will be on parade beginning at 1:25 PM on Tuesday, October 31st. Children will exit the building at the 1st/3rd grade doors and walk along a path of cones out to the sidewalk and back to the building. Bring your camera!

CHFD/CHPS Fire Safety Survey for Grades 1, 3, 5, and 6
CHFD/CHPS Fire Safety Survey for Grades 1, 3, 5, and 6

The Cherry Hill Fire Department has been a partner with the Cherry Hill School District providing fire safety education for many years. In 2014 we presented a new program entitled "Safety Smart". Safety Smart is a school-based curriculum that links teachers with community safety experts and parents. Safety Smart is being taught in grades 1, 3, 5 and 6 as part of the Physical/Health Education Program.

The goal of the Safety Smart Program is not only to teach students valuable safety skills, but also to have the students put these skills to use outside of the school environment. A valuable tool to help us evaluate the effectiveness of the program is the parent survey. We ask parents/guardians to please take a few minutes to complete an online Parent Survey so we can determine how, if at all, the instruction is being put to use.

2017-2018 Parent Scheduling Input

It is hard to believe that it is already time to begin planning for the 2017-2018 school year. Attached is a link to a brief parent scheduling input survey. Whenever possible, we will look to address your concerns and incorporate the information that you share into our scheduling process. Please understand that there is a lot that goes into building health and viable class sections, parent input is one small but important part of that process.This survey will close at 4pm on May 1 so that we can begin our work of building classes for next year. Click Here

Dogs on Campus

Parents are asked not to bring dogs on school grounds at arrival, dismissal or to school events.

NAEP Testing 4th Grade

Kingston Elementary School has been randomly selected to have our 4th grade students participate in NAEP (National Assessment of Elementary Progress) on March 1, 2017. See this link to read a letter to fourth grade parents about the assessment.

Carusi 5th Grade Information Night January 26th

Please see the attached flyer for information about a fifth grade information night at Carusi Middle School, Thursday, January 26th.

Additionally, Rosa will be hosting an information nights on January 31 and February 1 at 7pm.

Kingston Evacuation 12-23-16

We had an approximately 20 minute evacuation on December 23, 2016 while an odor was investigated by the CHFD. Please see this letter.

Important Letter Regarding Water Testing at Kingston

Attached is a letter from our superintendent regarding the results of and action steps related to water testing at Kingston. View letter here.

A Note on Departmentalization for 5th Grade Families

Kingston Elementary will continue with departmentalization in 5th grade for the 16-17 school year. Teachers will be teamed in the following manner:

Grille (Math, Sci/SS): Ross (ELA)

Schafle (Math, Sci/SS):Ruggieri (ELA)

For example: Any child assigned to Grille's class will have Grille for Math, Sci/SS and Ross for English. Children assigned to Ruggieri's class with have Ruggieri for English and Schafle for Math, Sci/SS.