Knight News Archive

PTA Ice Cream Social Thursday September 5th 5-7pm
PTA Ice Cream Social Thursday September 5th 5-7pm

Join us for a fun event and a great opportunity to meet with ARK teachers, students & families! ARK PTA's annual back to school Ice Cream Social is scheduled for Thursday September 5th from 5-7pm on the K-2 blacktop. The event is free to all!!! We hope to see you there!

*A lactose free alternative will be available

School Toolbox for 2019-2020 now available!
School Toolbox for 2019-2020 now available!

Go to www.schooltoolbox.com to access the updated school supply lists for the 2019-20 school year and to purchase your supplies online.

NJCAP Parent Workshop January 10th from 7-8 pm
NJCAP Parent Workshop January 10th from 7-8 pm

Our school district is providing CAP Training for students to learn the following vital life skills:

  • prevent abuse and bullying
  • be assertive without being aggressive
  • learn self-protection strategies to keep them safe from potentially dangerous situations

A. Russell Knight parents are invited to attend a CAP parent workshop on January 10, 2019 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm.

For more information you may read the attached brochure or visit the CAP website at www.njcap.org.


Teal Pumpkin Project - Free Resources
Teal Pumpkin Project - Free Resources

Putting a teal pumpkin on your doorstep means you have non-food treats available, such as glow sticks or small toys. This simple act promotes inclusion for trick-or-treaters with food allergies or other conditions.

  1. Provide non-food treats for trick-or-treaters
  2. Place a teal pumpkin in front of your home to indicate to passersby that you have non-food treats available
  3. Add your home to the Teal Pumpkin Project map
  4. Spread the word! Share the Teal Pumpkin Project with your friends and family

FARE's Teal Pumpkin Project is a worldwide movement to create a safer, happier Halloween for all kids.

Please click this link for some free resources from FARE.



School Toolbox - Suggested Order By Date is August 12th
School Toolbox - Suggested Order By Date is August 12th

Dear parents - We are happy to announce that we have chosen to sell prepackaged school supplies for the next school year through School Tool Box. Place your order online and it will be delivered directly to your home address. The suggested order by date is August 12th. Please click here for a flyer with more information.

Information for Incoming Kindergarten Parents
Information for Incoming Kindergarten Parents

Hello incoming kindergarten parents! Please click below to view the invitation for the upcoming Meet and Greet with the ARK community on Thursday August 30th.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/12oph0PE8FgM0y5...


2018-2019 School Supply Lists
2018-2019 School Supply Lists

School Supply lists for 2018-2019 can be accessed by clicking here. They can also be accessed via the ARK website under the parent information tab.

Essay, Poster, Video Contest
Teal Pumpkin Project
Teal Pumpkin Project

Putting a teal pumpkin on your doorstep means you have non-food treats available, such as glow sticks or small toys. This simple act promotes inclusion for trick-or-treaters with food allergies or other conditions. Become a Teal Pumpkin Project Insider to receive resources and updates straight to your inbox to help you spread the word and make this year's Teal Pumpkin Project the most memorable - yet! Last year, almost 18,000 households from all 50 states participated. Here is a neighborhood "get started" guide to help you create a safer, happier Halloween in your community!

Teal Pumpkin Project Sign

Teal Pumpkin Coloring Page


Red Ribbon Week October 23-31, 2017
Red Ribbon Week October 23-31, 2017

The Cherry Hill Alliance on Alcohol and Drug Abuse is sponsoring their annual Red Ribbon Poster Contest. This year's theme is #YOLO SO BE DRUG FREE. A flyer with more information can be found here.

The Alliance is also offering a free seminar: Natural Highs - Supporting Teens in Reducing their Stress (and Ours!). This event will be held on Wednesday, October 25th starting at 7:00pm at Rosa and is open to all parents. Please click here for more information.

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 Promising Practice for The Great Kindness Challenge
2017 Promising Practice for The Great Kindness Challenge

Each year, as part of the Schools of Character program, Character.org recognizes educators in the United States and elsewhere who have implemented unique, specific, and effective character education strategies. This year ARK was recognized with a 2017 National Promising Practices award for our participation in The Great Kindness Challenge. During the week of January 23, 2017 ARK students performed 4.352 kind acts and raised $486.87 to help build a school and kindness center in Quetta, Pakistan.

A. Russell Knight designated a 2017 National School of Character
A. Russell Knight designated a 2017 National School of Character

We are excited to announce that A. Russell Knight Elementary has been designated a 2017 National School of Character by character.org! Knight is among 83 schools from 21 states named a 2017 National School of Character. Through an in-depth and rigorous evaluation process, Knight was found to be an exemplary model of character development. Character.org will honor the 2017 designated schools and districts at its 24th National Forum on Character Education to be held the weekend of October 20-21, 2017, in Arlington, VA.

A. Russell Knight 2017 NJ School of Character
A. Russell Knight 2017 NJ School of Character

We are pleased to announce that Character.org, a national advocate and leader for the character education movement, named A. Russell Knight Elementary School a 2017 New Jersey School of Character. The program recognized ARK as a school that has demonstrated its use of character development to drive a positive impact on academics, student behavior, and ARK's school climate. Criteria for the designation are based on Character.org's 11 Principles of Effective Character Education, which includes providing students with opportunities for moral action, fostering shared leadership and engaging families and communities as partners in character-building efforts.

Congratulations to the entire A. Russell Knight Community on this amazing achievement!

About Character.org: Founded in 1993, Character.org, is a national nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. It works with schools and districts to inspire, educate and empower young people to be ethical and engaged citizens. It is led by education leaders who are dedicated to youth learning how to be both smart and good through the advancement of quality character development in all schools.

Visit www.character.org to learn more about the National Forum and the Schools of Character program.



Carusi 5th grade information night for students and parents

Carusi information night for 5th grade students and parents will take place on Thursday January 26th beginning at 7:00 pm. See attachment for more details.

Traffic Update

Beginning on or about Monday 10/24/2016, Springdale Road northbound will be CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC at Evesham Road, extending through the end of the work zone at Lark Lane / Wilderness Drive. Southbound traffic will be using the northbound lane due to the southbound lane being impassable from construction. The intersections with Chateau Drive and Cunningham Lane will be closed during these work times. Morris Drive and Spring Road traffic will only be able to go south on Springdale, no northbound travel will be possible. Local access to the ShopRite store and the Holly Ravine Shopping Center will be permitted. All other Springdale Rd / White Horse Rd northbound traffic will be detoured onto Evesham Road, to Cropwell Road or to Haddonfield-Berlin Road to get around the work area.

This detour will be in place from about 7am through about 3:30pm, Monday through Friday, for about three weeks. Emergency vehicles responding to calls for service within the closed area will have northbound access via radio communication to police officers in the work zone. The restrictions will be lifted at the end of each daily work period and through the weekends.

Middle School Counselor Visits

Counselors from our middle schools will visit with our 5th grade students on Friday May 27th during the school day to acclimate our 5th graders to middle school.

Donuts for Dads

Donuts for Dads is scheduled for Wednesday, June 8 in the APR from 8:00 - 8:45 pm.

Muffins for Moms

Muffins for Moms is scheduled for Friday, May 20 in the APR from 8:00 - 8:45 am.

12th Annual Volley for Support!
12th Annual Volley for Support!

Come cheer on teachers & employees from the Cherry Hill School District as they compete in a Volleyball Tournament & raise money for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Friday, April 8th at 5:30 p.m. Cherry Hill East High School. $3.00 admission donation per person OR Wear 2016 VFS T-shirt to event and admission is FREE

Dancing with the Cherry Hill Stars is Back!
Dancing with the Cherry Hill Stars is Back!

Please see the flyer for information and be there 7PM May 1, 2016 at Cherry Hill West HS.

Incoming  2016-2017 Kindergarten Parents and Students
Incoming 2016-2017 Kindergarten Parents and Students

Parent Evening Orientation with A. Russell Knight Staff will be held on Wednesday, May 11, from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Please plan to attend without your youngster. Incoming Student Orientation wil be held on Wednesday, May 25 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM.

Spring Break!
Spring Break!

Schools will be closed March 21, 2016 - March 25, 2016 for Spring Break