Last Day of School Thursday, June 7 Dismissal 12:00 ALL STUDENTS MUST BE PICKED UP BY 12:00. THE OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED AND THERE WILL BE NO ONE TO SUPERVISE STUDENTS. ALSO, THERE IS NO EXTENDED DAY ON THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL…THANK YOU! Car Riders Dismissal 11:45 Walkers Dismissed 11:50 Buses 11:45 Students will be given report cards on the last day of school. If your child is absent, his/her report card will be held in the front office for pick-up starting June 11. Timing is Everything Campaign In Memory of Maggie the Reading Dog School Starts at 8:25a.m. New Berlin Elementary staff dedicated a plaque to Pawsitive Pets Congratulations to the following classrooms for having the best and Linda Tipton, in honor of our Maggie the Reading Dog, who attendance for the month of March. passed away in March. The plaque will be hung in the front office Kindergarten – Mrs. Callejas to always remember Maggie, who had come to NBE every Tuesday First Grade – Ms. Jennings since the school opened. Not only did some of the kids get to read Second Grade - Ms. Breidenstein with Maggie once a week, Maggie and her other dog friends also Third Grade – Ms. Shockley visited NBE during the Polar Express and the other various Family Fourth Grade – Mrs. Shugart Nights so everyone could read to Maggie. Linda also often used her Fifth Grade – Mrs. West own money to provide stickers of Maggie to each and every child that read with her during those nights, and Linda and Maggie These classrooms received a pizza party! always brought books to the Tuesday kids. At the end of their session, Linda would present the kids with a certificate and a photo souvenir which sometimes included a personalized picture of the child reading with Maggie. Maggie also was a popular Celebrity Reader every year during Literacy Week. We will miss our Maggie Thanks from PTA! the Reading Dog, but we are excited to meet our new Reading Pup, PTA would like to thank you for supporting the Krispy Kreme Jasper, who will start in August! Doughnut fundraiser. The following classes won doughnut parties for selling the most doughnuts. Ms. Eshleman, Ms. Jennings, Mrs. Shugart, Mrs.West PTA Elects New Board for 2012-2013 Announcing the 2012-2013 NBE PTA Board Members April Cook, President Kami Swanson, 1st VP Programs Mary Ann Bussell, 2nd VP Membership Yearbooks are Here! Tammy Wainwright, 3rd VP Fundraising Yearbooks have arrived and are going fast. Get yours while Jim Carpenter, Treasurer supplies last. $25.00 (cash only please). Mike Lynch, Recording Secretary Angela Day, Corresponding Secretary Congratulations to 3rd grader Kennedy who designed the Jenny Doyle, Volunteer Coordinator front cover. Lisa Atwell, Awards Chair Vanessa Barns, Box Tops Chair FCAT Pep Rally New Berlin Elementary rocked the school with a pep rally right before FCAT began in April! In addition to a performance and cheers from the Oceanway Middle School Band and the Oceanway Middle School Cheerleaders, NBE received a special surprise visit from Jaguar Roar Cheerleader Jordan and New Berlin's own Cheer Girl (a.k.a. Principal Wanda Reese)! Third grade teachers also got into the spirit with a special song, while 4th grade teachers led the students in The Chicken Dance. Not to be outdone, the 5th grade teachers led the group in a cheer that brought down the house! Resource teachers also chanted this year's pep rally theme: "Score High, Beat the FCAT!", and the whole cafetorium was decorated with banners and signs made by all of the Kindergarten through 2nd grade classes and signed by their students. Kindergarten Registration NBE is now registering students for the 2012-2013 school year. Afterwards, Cheer Girl led the 3rd-5th grade students in a Your child must be 5 by September 1, 2012 to enroll. For more parade down the halls while the younger students shook pom information about the documents needed, visit poms to wish them "Good Luck". The students were very excited www.duvalschools.org or call the school office at 714-4601. about all of this attention given to them before this annual test. NBE Honors Volunteers New Berlin Elementary school volunteers were honored on “Elephnormous” Reading Challenge Friday, April 27 with a special thank you breakfast. A Literacy Week May 7-11 student chorus sang, and art students made special thank you placements. Each volunteer received a thank you candy Character Dress-up Parade May 9 bar and Principal Reese presented the Volunteer of the Year award. This year the award went to two volunteers who The week of May 7-May 11, NBE will be celebrating literacy have both volunteered hundreds of hours at NBE. with several reading activities. Wednesday, May 9 is character dress up day and parade. Your child may dress up Volunteer(s) of the Year as a character from his or her favorite book. The parade Lisa Atwell will begin at 9:00. Please make sure your child has a change Kami Swanson of clothes. The following were recognized as Volunteer of the Month Literacy week will end with Mrs. Reese & Mrs. Polydore working in the elephant barn at the Jacksonville Zoo. The August- Marla Bryant class that reads the most from K-2, and 3-5 will win a trip to September- Kami Swanson the zoo to witness the activity, along with the top readers October- Maria Carbonell from each grade level. In addition, The teachers from the November- Susan Tucker winning classes will work in the barn. December- Lisa Atwell January- Christy King The annual reading celebration, which is sponsored by PTA, February- Renea' Lewis will be May 30 for 3-5 grades and May 31 for grades K-2. In March - Carolyn Reinwald order to attend the Reading Celebration, students must April- Angel Dean meet their reading goal by Monday, May 28. For the last two years and this year, NBE has won the Happy Reading! “Golden School Award”. This award is given by the Florida Department of Education for having a total number of hours in volunteer service that equals twice the number of students enrolled in the school. Congratulations volunteers! Third Graders Participate in The We appreciate our volunteers and the difference they make in the lives of our students. Together Everyone Achieves Great Postcard Race More! The Great Post Card Race has begun! Students in third grade are studying the United States. Each classroom is competing against each other to see who can get the most post cards (one from each state). Check out the hallway behind the Media Center to see the collection of postcards and to see who’s winning the race. Good luck third graders! Girls on the Run Spring into Fun 5K NBE Girls on the Run completed a 5K run on Saturday, April 27 at Nocatee. Congratulations to the girls and their sponsors Mrs. Soles, Lost and Found and Mrs. Jennings for this great accomplishment. The Girls on the Please remind your child to look in lost and found if Run program is held each Spring and Fall at NBE for 12 weeks. he/she has lost an item. All items are donated at the end of each month. 5th Grade Advancement Ceremony Save the Date Fifth grade parents are invited to Cici’s Pizza Night attend the awards ceremony Please join us at Cici’s Pizza on Dunn Avenue, for Tuesday evening, June 5 at 6:30 School Spirit Night Thursday evening May 24. 15% p.m. in the school cafeteria. More of the sales will be donated to New Berlin. information will be forth coming from the 5th grade teachers.