Welcome to Barnum Elementary School


Tom Cawcutt

Dear Parents & Families,

A sincere welcome to Barnum Elementary School! We are dedicated to excellence and providing our students with the educational foundation they will need to be successful in the 21st Century. We maintain high academic standards and strive to provide enriched classroom environments that are conducive to all learning styles. Our family and community partnerships are second-to-none, and we are grateful for your support. We hope your time spent here is challenging and rewarding and we invite you to become partners with us in your son/daughter’s education.

The staff and I are excited and welcome the opportunity to be partners in your child’s education. As partners, we will work together to help each student reach their potential and achieve excellence.

The staff at Barnum Elementary maintains a very high level of expertise and work collaboratively to meet the individual needs of all children. Our classrooms strive to provide opportunities for all learning styles that encourage growth and foster a desire to learn. We believe building positive relationships are critical for student success and developing productive social skills. We have implemented a collective behavior management program which allows for student choice and ownership within a structured program. The staff and I are dedicated to providing a safe, caring, and respectful learning environment where all students learn.

As partners, we welcome your involvement in your child’s education. Our doors are always open and we value your participation, questions, or comments. Please take the opportunity to connect with the staff and myself during the school year.

On behalf of the entire staff, I would like to welcome you and your child to Barnum Elementary School.


Thomas M. Cawcutt