Superintendent's Corner

Superintendent's Corner
Annette Castiglione

Dear Bellmawr Learning Community Member,

We have much to be thankful for and much to look forward to as we prepare to leave school for our spring break.  Spring is always a time of renewal and hope.  And our school community has embraced this time with great energy. Our fifth annual Multicultural Fair was another great success. It is so gratifying to see our community come together to celebrate our cultures- the similarities and differences we all bring to the table. These make our community unique and special.

We are preparing for our Annual Green Fair which will be held on May 22nd at the Bell Oaks School.  This is a day when students from all grade levels showcase their science and art projects. I hope you can join us that day from 2:00-4:30. There will be displays and activities throughout the buildings and grounds. And we invite you to stay for the May Board meeting which follows this event in the Media Center.

The fourth marking period brings with it field trips, transition days, high school visits, graduation yearbooks, field days and more. It is the time for students to get the year buttoned up and prepare for the fun of summer.  We will be issuing One Book, One School titles toward the beginning of June and once again, we will sponsor book exchanges and summer camp and CARE services for our students.  Please continue to check our web site and Facebook page for updates and information.

The Burke renovation is coming along beautifully, and we are planning a grand reopening for the latter part of the summer.  Teachers and students will return to the buildings as scheduled on September 3, 2019! I appreciate your patience as we navigated through the renovation and relocation of students and staff! Many thanks to all of you for working so collaboratively the entire year. The result is well worth it.

Please be reminded that NJSLA testing (formerly PARCC) will begin on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, and that our 19-20 school budget will be presented at our Board meeting 4-29-19 @ 6:00 in the Bell Oaks Media Center.

I wish you a relaxing and enjoyable holiday season and look forward to seeing you on April 29, 2019.

Annette Castiglione, Superintendent