Fleetwood Elementary School

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231 Fleetwood Avenue, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054  |  P: 856-235-3004  |  F: 856-222-9756

Welcome to Fleetwood Elementary!

Mr. Michael Profico Principal

Fleetwood School is home to 359 students in Grades K-4, and 65 staff members each school day. Our students are encouraged to become actively involved in all aspects of their school. The third and fourth-grade Friday Friends work every Friday to read and participate in other activities with their kindergarten friends. Fourth-grade students also serve as "bus buddies" by assisting kindergarten students in getting safely to their buses. Our third and fourth grade Student Council members help resolve issues, plan monthly Spirit Days and serve as ambassadors during Grandparents Day and other family visitation days.

Parent Involvement at Fleetwood is provided through a dedicated and hard-working Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). Fleetwood School's Physical Education Program has been hailed by the National Association for Sports and Physical Education as a Stars School.


Board Names George Rafferty As Superintendent of Schools

 

 

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.

“We had forty-six applications from eminently qualified educators,” she said. “Paring the list down to a final dozen and conducting two rounds of comprehensive interviews had us at the table many, many nights over the past six months. Everyone involved was very dedicated to this search and we are certain that we have achieved our goal of selecting the best candidate.”

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.

Mission Statement

  At Fleetwood Elementary School we take pride in creating a partnership in school and community.
Our ultimate goals are to: 
      • foster social and emotional growth
     
• provide a flexible academic environment to meet diverse needs
     
• develop skills that enable students to be effective problem solvers
        in everyday life

Important Updates:

 
Kindergarten Roundup Time!
We're anxious to welcome our newest students for next September! Register Kindergarten and new First-Grade students at Roundup. Details here.
 
Preschool Lottery Program Accepting Applications
Applications are now open for our Preschool Lottery Program for next year. More information here.

Tickets Are Now On Sale!
For Harrington/Hartford PTO's March Madness Event on Sunday, March 13 from 2-4 pm at Lenape High School’s North Gym. Details here.
 
Fourth-Grade Science Night
Fourth-grade students and their parents or guardians are invited to Family Science Night at Lenape High School Cafeteria on March 9.

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How May We Help You?

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Registering Your Child
Contact Information

Events Calendar

February 11
Folk Dance Night
 
February 15
School Closed
Presidents' Day
 
February 16
Board of Education
Work Session, 7:30 p.m.
  
February 23
Board of Education
Regular Meeting, 7:30 p.m.
 
Fourth-Grade Science Night
Fourth-grade students and their parents or guardians are invited to Family Science Night at Lenape High School Cafeteria on March 9. Explore hands-on Science projects such as robotics and  chemistry.
 
 
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.
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School Performance 2013-2014

Student & Parent Info

Fleetwood School Hours:
Grades 1-4: 8:30 a.m. - 2:55 p.m.
Kindergarten A.M.: 8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Kindergarten P.M.: 12:25 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.

Early dismissal grades 1-4: 12:30 p.m.

*On half days, P.M. Kindergarten begins at 10 a.m. and dismisses at 12:30 p.m.

Fleetwood School's Anti-Bullying Specialist is Jennifer Murphy,
231 Fleetwood Avenue, 856-235-3004

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