Springville Elementary School

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520 Hartford Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054  |  P: 856-231-4140  |  F: 856-231-4146

Welcome to Springville Elementary!

Inspiring Potential. Enriching Futures.

Dr. Gailen Mitchell
Principal

The Springville School is home to 447 students in Grades K-4, and 80 staff members, each school day. Our goal is to develop knowledgeable, responsible, confident citizens with a love of learning to last a lifetime. We encourage our students to create, to take chances, to become active learners and to appreciate and enjoy their learning opportunities. Building strong character, civic responsibility and respect for diversity in our students is an also an ongoing goal. We hope our children realize they can make a difference.

At Springville, we stress character education, goal setting, creative spirit and student recognition. Springville's success lies in a deep commitment to building the total child. This success begins with the entire school community working together for the academic, social and personal growth of our students. We provide many opportunities for our students to perform community service as student ambassadors, buddies for lower grades, safety patrol and school-wide service projects.

Recognizing and responding to the developmental needs and varied learning styles of our students is essential. Each child at Springville is treated as an individual, with enrichment or remediation available whenever necessary. 

Low Cost Preschool Program Offered for 2015-2016 School Year

The Mount Laurel Township Public School District is offering a low cost preschool program for a limited number of four to five-year-old children for the 2015-2016 school year. Classes will be held in our district elementary school buildings. These Preschool Inclusion classes will enroll preschoolers with disabilities along with their peers in order to provide public school opportunities according to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. See more information here.

Do You Have A Little One Joining Us Next Year?

Kindergarten Roundup - March 9 Through March 13
Will your child be five years old on or before October 1? Do you live in Mount Laurel?
If so, you'll want to join us for Kindergarten Roundup Week from March 9 through March 13. That's our annual Kindergarten Roundup Week to register new students coming in next year. You will register your child at the school they will attend. During this special week, there will be plenty of information on hand for you about our schools, as well as "veteran" parents who will help you through the registration process. Here's all of the information you will need. If in doubt about what school your child will attend, call the Office of Communication Services at 856-235-3387.
 
Extended Kindergarten Option Registration Open Now
Meanwhile, Extended Kindergarten Option (EKO) registration is now open for the 2015-2016 school year for all students entering Mount Laurel Kindergarten in September. You may register for EKO now, but only those children who are officially enrolled for kindergarten in our schools later will be permitted to attend EKO. Registration is open on a first come, first serve basis. Registration forms are available here and at our Extended Day Care office located at 436 Masonville Road. Each registration form must be accompanied with the non-refundable registration fee of $75 and be mailed or hand-delivered to our Extended Daycare Office at 436 Masonville Road. Check out our EKO page for rates, schedules and frequent questions.

Here's The Latest News

Center Dedicated to Margaret L. Haynes
The district's Transportation and Learning Center on Mount Laurel Road was formally dedicated to long-time Board of Education Member Margaret L. Haynes on December 16. Haynes has been a member of the board consistently since 1981, and has served in nearly every capacity in terms of leadership and committee work. Dedication of the center in her honor marks the first time in district history that a board member has been so honored. The Thomas Harrington Middle School and the Hattie Britt Board Building were both named for former staff members, but no such honor has ever been bestowed upon a board member.

PARCC Testing Window Open March 2 Through March 27

This year, students in Grade 3-8 in Mount Laurel Schools will take a new mandatory state test to assess their skills. The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers(PARCC) Test has been adopted by the State of New Jersey to replace the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (ASK). In development since 2010, PARCC was administered here last year under field-test conditions, but will this year establish achievement and performance levels. While the mid-year testing window is open from March 2 through March 27, individual students will test only a small portion of that time. The state estimates "time on task" as approximately 4.5 hours in third-grade and 5.5 hours for students in Grades 4-8.


It's Snow Season!
Receive Mount Laurel Schools Emergency Texts On Your Cell
Emergency texts from the Mount Laurel Schools are the quickest way to stay informed. In order to receive them you must opt-in to the system. To do that, simply text the word subscribe to the number 68453 from your cell phone. You'll receive an immediate reply confirming your subscription to the service. You may sign-up for text messages using this method on as many cell phones as you would like.

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.

Board Reorganizes For New Year Of District Business
The Mount Laurel Board of Education reorganized for the new year on January 6, making traditional annual appointments and setting meeting dates. As the first order of business, Maureen Sojka was elected by fellow board members to serve as Board President for the year, and Marc Jones was chosen as Vice President. Board Members Diane Blair, Chris Dickson and Margaret Haynes took the oath of office, having been elected to new three-year terms of office in November's election. Annual appointments such as district treasurer, auditor, board solicitor, architect, purchasing agent and board secretary were approved. The complete meeting agenda with exhibits is available here. The board will continue to hold two meetings per month, as a matter of course. The agenda will be reviewed and discussed, and presentations made, at the work session. Action will follow at the regular monthly meeting. In general, the work-session will be held on the third Tuesday of each month, followed by the regular session on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Some months, that schedule will change, so please refer to our online calendar for specific dates, times and locations of all board meetings. That calendar may be found here.













































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.

Events Calendar

February 27
Jump Rope for the Heart
 
March 2
Read Across American Day 
 
March 4
Grades K-4 Conferences Evening
Grades 5-8 Conferences Afternoon
Early Dismissal
 
March 5
Grades K-4 Conferences Afternoon
Grades 5-8 Conferences Evening
Early Dismissal
 
March 6
Magic Show
 
March 6
World Read-Aloud Day
  
March 9-13 
Kindergarten Round-Up
 
March 12
Lenape High School, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Register online by March 6
  
March 15
March Madness
 
March 17
Board of Education
Work Session, 7:30 p.m.
 
March 19
Staff In-Service
Early Dismissal
 
March 24
Board of Education
Regular Meeting, 7:30 p.m.
 
April 3
Eve of Passover/Good Friday
Schools Closed
 
April 6-10
Spring Recess
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 2013-2014

School Narrative and Performance Report for Springville School

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.
Kindergarten A.M.: 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Kindergarten 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.

Springville School's Anti-Bullying Specialist is Michael Sansone,
520 Hartford Road, 856-231-4140

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