Principal's Corner

Principal's Corner
A Message from Mr. Jankowski

The Ethel Burke staff and I wish to welcome you to Ethel Burke School, also known as the Home of the Penguins!


Ethel M. Burke Elementary School is a student-centered neighborhood school serving students from the Bellmawr School District in grades Kindergarten through Fourth grade. The success of our school continues to be driven by our vision: The Ethel Burke school environment is one in which all learners grow, succeed, and flourish. We value and accommodate diversity. We support our learners because they are capable, and we support them in every way possible.

Ethel M. Burke School staff has always strived to educate our students with the hope that they will lead satisfying and productive lives both now and in the future.  We continue our ongoing efforts to recognize our students as individuals and to help them develop a feeling of self-worth.  Our teachers inspire and encourage our students to develop a true love of learning!

At Ethel Burke School we view the learning process as a collaborative effort with our families. We embrace communication between staff and the community as we work to create the best learning opportunities for all children.  We believe that by working together as a team, we will continue to build upon a solid foundation to provide many opportunities for success for our children.

In the interest of keeping our students safe, we have implemented staggered entrance times/locations. This has worked extremely well in helping to alleviate traffic congestion and has made the opening of the school day a much smoother process. Please adhere to the following procedures when dropping off your child(ren):

* Students in Grades K, 1 and 2 will enter through Exit #4 (playground side).

* Students in Grades 3 and 4 will enter through Exit #3A along Linden Avenue.

All doors will open at 8:35am

Best wishes for a successful school year! Please feel free to contact us in the Main Office with any questions or concerns that you may have throughout the year.