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New Berlin Elementary
3613 New Berlin Rd.
Jacksonville, Fl. 32226
A Flash from Principal Reese Soar to These Events
Welcome to the 2012-2013 school year at New Berlin Elementary. I hope
your children had a wonderful summer break with opportunities to grow 3 Labor Day – No School
and learn. Our school continues to be recognized by the state as an “A” 4 SAC 6:00p.m.
school. We have now maintained an “A” status five consecutive years! PTA Board 7:00p.m.
Congratulations to all our students, teachers, and parents for this 5 Early Release
outstanding accomplishment. 6 Open House K-2 6:00p.m.-7:30p.m.
7 Grand Parents Tea 9:00a.m.
This year our school theme is Nothing Can Stop NBE Super Learners. We
11 Fall Portraits
plan to continue to be unstoppable as we soar to new heights. The staff
12 Reading Campaign Kickoff
at our school does extraordinary things on behalf of children every day.
They are willing to “leap tall buildings with a single bound," “work faster 13 Open House 3-5 6:00p.m.-7:30p.m.
than a speeding bullet," and are “more powerful than a locomotive” 19 Early Release
when it comes to helping students become successful. Just open the 20 Boy Scouts Round-up 7:00pm
door of any classroom at New Berlin, and you will see a super teacher! 27 4th Grade Field Trip MOSH
Parents you have prepared your children with the necessary special
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
Please join us for
announce that Coach P, (Adam Przymylski) will be returning to New
Berlin as a 4th grade teacher. In addition, we have a new guidance Open House
counselor. Miss Marisa Negron. We are excited to have these teachers
K-2 Thursday, Sept. 6th 6:00p.m. - 7:30p.m.
join the “teaching league” at NBE.
I encourage you to join us at school activities and participate in our 3-5 Thursday, Sept.13th 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
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 and Buses
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 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
complete a volunteer application. Guests other than legal guardians
Are you a PTA member? If not, please join PTA… the cost is $6.00. must be on the student information card as an approved guest(s). To
Make checks payable to New Berlin PTA. Information was sent update your information card, please stop by the office.
home the first week of school, and there will be a membership
drive during Open House nights. The first class to reach 100% will
receive a Popcorn Party! Thank you!
New Berlin’s PTA Board Members:
Join the School Advisory Council at
President – April Cook New Berlin!
1st Vice President Programs – Kami Swanson Parents, we are looking for new members to join the SAC
2nd Vice President Membership – Ann Bussell Board. The responsibility of the school advisory council is: To
3rd Vice President Fundraising – Tammy Wainwright provide parents, citizens, faculty, staff, and students an
Treasurer – Jim Carpenter Recording opportunity to participate in the development of educational
Secretary – Mike Lynch Corresponding priorities, assessment of a school’s needs, and identification of
Secretary – Angela Day Volunteer local resources.
Coordinator – Jenny Doyle Awards
Chair – Lisa Atwell Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm. All
Check us out on Facebook! parents 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 was selected as the Super Hero School
District 1 Representative on the DCPS Superintendent Search Leonard is no ordinary kid—he’s enrolled in Superhero
Envisioning Committee. In August, Mrs. Bryant was invited to interview School, where leaping tall buildings in a single bound is
considered child’s play. If only division, fractions, and
the five finalists for the Superintendent job. Congratulations to Mrs.
multiplication came as naturally, and weren’t so, well,
Bryant on being selected to represent this District, which includes the ordinary. But when the kids’ math teacher, Mr.
Northside and Arlington as well as NBE. Mrs. Bryant is also the DCPS Tornado, and the rest of the staff get kidnapped by ice
Good News Ambassador for New Berlin Elementary, where she zombies, Leonard and his pals find themselves using
manages the NBE Facebook page, the online school calendar and every superhero trick in the book—not to mention a
submits articles to keep NBE in the news! few unexpected math skills— to divide (and conquer!)
Volunteers Important Information
Volunteers are a vital part of New Berlin. To ensure the safety Did you
of our students, volunteers and visitors who visit NBE on a
regular bases, must complete an application and undergo a Know?
criminal background screening, free of charge, conducted by It is against the law to smoke on a school campus or
DCPS. Designated school staff will verify your clearance to
within 1,000 feet of the school?
volunteer at the school using our online process. DCPS is no
longer using volunteer cards as a proof of clearance. Use the
FLA. STAT. ch. 386.204, 386.209 & 386.212 (2003)
web address below to access the online process.
Thank you for not smoking … it’s the law.