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New Berlin Elementary
3613 New Berlin Rd.
Jacksonville, Fl. 32226
A Flash from Principal Reese
Welcome Superheroes Soar to These Events
Welcome to the 2012-2013 school year at New Berlin Elementary. I hope September
your children had a wonderful summer break with opportunities to grow
and learn. Our school continues to be recognized by the state as an “A”
3 Labor Day – No School
school. We have now maintained an “A” status five consecutive years! 4 SAC 6:00p.m.
Congratulations to all our students, teachers, and parents for this PTA Board 7:00p.m.
outstanding accomplishment. 5 Early Release
6 Open House K-2 6:00p.m.-7:30p.m.
This year our school theme is Nothing Can Stop NBE Super Learners. We 7 Grand Parents Tea 9:00a.m.
plan to continue to be unstoppable as we soar to new heights. The staff 11 Fall Portraits
at our school does extraordinary things on behalf of children every day.
12 Reading Campaign Kickoff
They are willing to “leap tall buildings with a single bound," “work faster
than a speeding bullet," and are “more powerful than a locomotive”
13 Open House 3-5 6:00p.m.-7:30p.m.
when it comes to helping students become successful. Just open the 19 Early Release
door of any classroom at New Berlin, and you will see a super teacher! 20 Boy Scouts Round-up 7:00pm
Parents you have prepared your children with the necessary special 27 4th Grade Field Trip MOSH
abilities to be successful, and together we make a super team!
During the summer, we’ve had some staff changes. Please join me in
welcoming to New Berlin the following staff members: Raney Manning
our new art teacher; Mrs. Julie Bott will be joining the second grade
team, in first grade Ms. Angela Davis and Gloria Warren. I am excited to
announce that Coach P, (Adam Przymylski) will be returning to New Please join us for
Berlin as a 4th grade teacher. In addition, we have a new guidance
counselor. Miss Marisa Negron. We are excited to have these teachers
join the “teaching league” at NBE.
I encourage you to join us at school activities and participate in our K-2 Thursday, Sept. 6th 6:00p.m. - 7:30p.m.
school programs. Please continue to utilize the school website for
updates. We welcome parents and your contributions; you play a key 3-5 Thursday, Sept. 13th 6:00p.m. - 7:30p.m.
role in the academic success of our students.
Once again, welcome back to school; it’s going to be a “Super Year!”
Please visit my blog at http://nbeteamcenter.blogspot.com/ you can sign
up to follow the posts.
Arrival & Dismissal
Thank you parents for your continued support and patience during arrival and dismissal as we continue to adjust to the traffic
patterns. A few friendly reminders: Dismissal for parents who choose to park and walk is 2:55-3:00 with the exception of parents who
only have kindergarten students. Parents are standing where students should sit, which is causing congestion for our patrols and is
blocking the pathway for loading cars. Thank you for your help with this matter.
Dismissal Times: 2:45 Car Riders
2:55 Park & Walk
3:00 Walkers & Extended Day
Don’t Be a Zero be a Hero Reading Campaign
All students at NBE are expected to read individually a million words as part of our reading standard. September 12,
we will be kicking off our reading campaign. Students are invited to come dressed as their favorite superhero to help us
promote reading. At the end of the year, students who have met their reading goal will be invited to attend the Reading
Celebration! So, join the Reading League… don’t be a zero like Zero Man…be a hero and read!
Smile Picture Day is Coming Smartville School t-shirts are now on
Tuesday, September 11 is Fall Picture Day. sale in the front office. Get yours
More information will be coming home with your while supplies last. The cost is $10.00
child. cash only. T-shirts will be on sale
during Open House nights.
Timing is Everything Campaign
Superheroes are on Time! Do You Know who is in the
Tuesday, September 4, we will launch our “Timing is Everything
Hallways at NBE?
Campaign”. This campaign encourages students to be on time for
When guests do not sign in the front office we do not know who is in
school, stay until the end of the day, and to attend daily.
our hallways during morning arrival. Please help us keep our students
Classrooms with perfect attendance will be awarded a trophy to
safe by signing in. All visitors are to report to the main office, sign in,
keep for the week. At the end of the month, the class with the best
and get a visitor’s badge per DCPS policy. All visitors are required to
attendance average will receive a special treat from the principal.
enter through the front entrance of the school. For more information
regarding school policies, please see the Parent Handbook that was
School Starts at 8:25a.m. given out at Orientation.
Eating Lunch & Student Check-out
ID’s are required for checking out students or having lunch. DCPS policy
PTA Membership is Underway requires all visitors who have lunch on regular bases with a student to
Are you a PTA member? If not, please join PTA… the cost is $6.00. complete a volunteer application. Guests other than legal guardians
Make checks payable to New Berlin PTA. Information was sent must be on the student information card as an approved guest(s). To
home the first week of school, and there will be a membership update your information card, please stop by the office.
drive during Open House nights. The first class to reach 100% will
receive a Popcorn Party! Thank you!
New Berlin’s PTA Board Members:
President – April Cook
Join the School Advisory Council at
1st Vice President Programs – Kami Swanson New Berlin!
2nd Vice President Membership – Ann Bussell
3rd Vice President Fundraising – Tammy Wainwright
Treasurer – Jim Carpenter Parents, we are looking for new members to join the SAC Board. The
Recording Secretary – Mike Lynch responsibility of the school advisory council is: To provide parents,
Corresponding Secretary – Angela Day citizens, faculty, staff, and students an opportunity to participate in the
Volunteer Coordinator – Jenny Doyle development of educational priorities, assessment of a school’s needs,
Awards Chair – Lisa Atwell and identification of local resources.
Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm. All parents
Check us out on Facebook! are welcome to attend. The first meeting will be Tuesday, September
4th at 6:00pm in the large conference room in the main office. We need
your voice! Hope to see you there!
NBE Parent Marla Bryant
Serves on the Envisioning Committee to Select
New Superintendent September Book of the Month
New Berlin Elementary Parent Marla Crews Bryant, the District 1 Super Hero School
Representative on the DCPS Superintendent Search Envisioning Committee,
recently participated in interviewing the candidates for superintendent. Leonard is no ordinary kid—he’s enrolled in Superhero
Interviews were held Monday, August 27. If you have any questions you School, where leaping tall buildings in a single bound is
would like asked of the 5 finalists, please email her at considered child’s play. If only division, fractions, and
firstname.lastname@example.org . More information about the candidates can be multiplication came as naturally, and weren’t so, well,
found on the DCPS website at www.duvalschools.org ordinary. But when the kids’ math teacher, Mr. Tornado,
and the rest of the staff get kidnapped by ice zombies,
Congratulations to Mrs. Bryant for being selected to serve on this Leonard and his pals find themselves using every
committee and respecting our district and New Berlin! Mrs. Bryant is also superhero trick in the book—not to mention a few
the school’s Good News Ambassador and keeps NBE in the news! unexpected math skills— to divide (and conquer!) the
Volunteers Important Information
Volunteers are a vital part of New Berlin. To ensure the safety of
our students, volunteers and visitors who visit NBE on a regular
bases, must complete an application and undergo a criminal
Did you know?
background screening, free of charge, conducted by DCPS. It is against the law to smoke on a school campus or
Designated school staff will verify your clearance to volunteer at the within 1,000 feet of the school?
school using our online process. DCPS is no longer using volunteer FLA. STAT. ch. 386.204, 386.209 & 386.212 (2003)
cards as a proof of clearance. Use the web address below to
access the online process. Thank you for not smoking … it’s the law.