New Berlin February Newsletter P 1

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					                                                                                                 February 2012
     Team New Berlin News
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                                                                                                New Berlin Elementary
                                                                                                  3613 New Berlin
                                                                                                     Elementary


              www.duvalschools.org/newberlin

Words from the Head Coach                                                                 Schedule of Events
                                                                              Feb.   2     FCAT Parent Night 4th & 5th Grade
It’s hard to believe that we have completed the first half of                 Feb.   3     100 Day of School
the school year. I would like to acknowledge our students and                 Feb.   6     Hearing Screening K-2
teachers for their hard work and dedication. The                              Feb.   6     PTA Board Mtg. 6:00p.m.
accomplishments our students have made are something that                     Feb.   7     Awards
all of us should recognize and be very proud of.                                           K - 9:00
                                                                                           1st – 9:30
Our third, fourth, and fifth grade students continue to prepare               Feb. 7       SAC Mtg. 6:00 p.m.
for the upcoming FCAT tests. Fourth graders will be taking                    Feb. 8       Awards
FCAT Writes on February 28 and are working daily to prepare                                4th - 9:00
for the assessment.                                                                        5th - 9:30
                                                                              Feb. 8       Early Release
In December, the Department of Education passed new FCAT                      Feb. 9       Awards
cut scores. These scores are used to determine a child’s level                             3rd – 9:00
of proficiency. Monday, February 13, the Northside principals                              2nd – 9:30
are hosting a FCAT information meeting on this topic. The                     Feb.   9     Sweet Tart Dance K-2
Honorable Becki Couch and Tim Ballentine will be present to                   Feb.   10    Sweet Tart Dance 3-5
share information and answer questions. I would like to                       Feb.   13    Community Mtg. Oceanway Middle School
encourage parents to attend this meeting. In addition, we                     Feb.   16    Blood Drive 3:00-6:00
will be hosting a FCAT parent night for 4th & 5th grade parents               Feb.   17    Flag Raising
on Tuesday, February 2nd.                                                     Feb.   20    No School President’s Day
                                                                              Feb.   21    Progress Reports
There are a lot of great things happening at NBE. Thank you                   Feb.   22    Early Release
for your continued support!                                                   Feb.   23    Spring Pictures/Group Pictures
                                                                              Feb.   24    Hot Topic Parent Meeting (Writing)
Wanda Reese                                                                   Feb.   28    Kindergarten Field Trip FCCJ
Principal                                                                     Feb.   28    FCAT Writes 4th Grade

  Please visit the school’s blog for information                        Important Community Meeting February 13
    about activities happening at NBE also to
                                                                      There will be a community meeting at Oceanway
     view an e-copy of the school newsletter                          Middle School at 6:30 p.m. The topic will be the
       http://nbeteamcenter.blogspot.com/                             new FCAT cut scores.



                            Congratulations to Katie Burns
      We are excited to announce that Miss Burns, kindergarten teacher here at NBE, was selected as First
      Coast News Teacher of the Week. Miss Burns is a member of the school’s leadership team, leads the
      Science Vertical Learning Team, and serves on the school’s Shared Decision Team. We are so proud
      of Miss Burns and appreciate her commitment and dedication to NBE. She joins Pauline Gonzales in
      this special recognition who was Teacher of the Week in December.



                                                  Did you Know?
Did you know that in the first 81 days of school there were over 1, 549 tardies and early checkouts at New Berlin? Out of the 1, 549
524 were excused and 1,005 were unexcused. There is an average of 90 students absent daily and 19 students who are late or check
out early. Did you know that research shows that students who miss 10 or more days of school drops one level on standardized tests
and when a student misses an average of ten school days a year, it equates to nearly a year of schooling lost by the time they are
seniors? If your child is absent due to illness, is tardy or checks out early, DCPS requires a written note to verify absence. Let’s
work together to reduce the number of tardies and early checkouts so students don’t miss instruction. Thank you.

				
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