Team New Berlin News
New Berlin Elementary
3613 New Berlin
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.