New Berlin September Newsletter by wsreese1


                 Super School News                                                                        
                                                                                                                          New Berlin Elementary
                                                                                                                              3613 New Berlin Rd.
                                                                                                                             Jacksonville, Fl. 32226

   A Flash from Principal Reese                                                                               Soar to These Events
                      Welcome Superheroes

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!”
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                                                           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!)
                                                                                             the enemy.

            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.

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