Super School News
New Berlin Elementary
3613 New Berlin Rd.
Jacksonville, Fl. 32226
A Flash from Principal Reese
Dear New Berlin Families,
I would like to first take the time to wish you and your family Soar to These Events
all the best during this New Year. Each New Year signifies a
new start; whether we are setting personal fitness goals, or January 2013
we are striving to learn a new skill, the New Year allows us an 8 SAC Mid-Year Stakeholders Mtg. 6pm
opportunity to take charge of our own direction. At New 9 Early Release
Berlin, we renew our commitment to helping all children 15 PTA Board Mtg. 6:00pm
succeed to the best of their own individual abilities. We 15 FCAT Parent Night 4 & 5 Grade 6:30pm
resolve to continue to offer a wonderful and nurturing 17 Flag Raising Ceremony
learning environment for all of our students. And we look End of the 2nd Nine Weeks
forward to our continued partnership with our community. 18 Planning Day
This is also a great time to sit with your children and help 21 No School
them set some goals for this New Year. Some goals may
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* Get Plenty of Sleep—research has found that students
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who do not get enough sleep have difficulty paying
attention in class. It is recommended that 6:30pm
elementary aged students get between 8 1/2 to 11 31 Science Night 6:00pm
hours of sleep a night.
* Eat Healthy—eat more fruits, nuts, and vegetables.
Drink at least 8 (8oz) glasses of water every day.
Limit the amount of soda and snacks eaten.
* Exercise your body and your mind on a daily basis.
* Follow the Golden Rule—Treat others the way that
you would like to be treated.
* Read, Read, Read—success in school depends, in
large part, on a student’s ability to read and School starts at 8:25
understand what they read. Jan 17 – End of the Second Nine Weeks
Help your child write out their goals for the year, and work to Jan. 18 – No School Planning Day
revisit these goals through the year to see how your child is Jan. 21 – No School Martin Luther King
progressing. Again, we welcome you and your children back to Holiday
school and we look forward to a fantastic 2013!
Thank you visitors for NOT parking in
designated and handicap parking spaces
at anytime. Cars are subject to towing.
New Berlin’s Lost & Found
Lost and found is located in the school’s clinic. Please have your child check
frequently if they are missing anything. At this time of the year, it gets very full with
sweaters and jackets. At the end of each month, items that are not claimed are
donated to a local charity.
FLAG Raising Ceremony Safe Driving at New Berlin
Please drive cautiously when dropping off or picking up
Please join us January 17 for our next Flag students, as our parking lots have a tendency to get very
Raising Ceremony in honor of Dr. Martin congested. Please be mindful of the following safety items
Luther King Jr. The ceremony will begin to ensure that all of our students remain safe:
at 8:45. Special guest will be Rev.
Kenneth J. Emanuel retired Air Force * Follow the directions of adults on duty.
Colonel and Command Council for the * Use the car loop to drop off or pick-up students.
Navy (NAS Jax). He is also the father of Student drop-off is not permitted in the parking lots.
Assistant Principal Mrs. Wright. We are * Drive slowly and watch carefully for pedestrians.
honored to have him share with our * Be mindful of stop signs and adhere to each.
* Please stay off cell phones once you enter the campus.
students about having a dream and
* Please merge into one lane on the east end of the car
meeting their goals. loop. Student drop off lane must be a single file lane.
* Please do not park cars in fire lanes and leave them to
Congratulations to * No parking in designated and handicap parking spaces.
Cars are subject to being towed or fined.
Jordan Tucker winner of NBE’s Thank you for your assistance with this.
Guidance Corner Newsletter-January
Attention 5th Grade Parents:
Also, congratulations to our runners up
Magnet Mania / School Choice Expo
Saturday, January 12, 2013
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
All of the Spelling Bee participates did an awesome Prime Osborn Convention Center
job and we are proud of all the boys and girls who 1000 Water Street
participated! Jacksonville, FL 32204
At Magnet Mania/School Choice Expo you’ll learn about the
magnet programs, career academies, charter schools, high school
Polar Express Night! acceleration programs and neighborhood schools available for the
2013-14 school year in Duval County. Vendors supportive of
Thank you parents & students for attending our annual education will also have exhibits. The event is a fun, festive
Polar Express night; the evening was magical! Also, thank
showcase of elementary, middle and high schools. Parents and
you to everyone who participated in the Marine Corp Toys
for Tots program. It was wonderful to see our students and students can talk with teachers to learn about programs of interest.
staff give so generously to make the lives of our fellow Magnet and choice program applications will be available. Free
community members brighter. admission and parking. For more information, call 390-2082.
No person was ever honored for what he received. He was
honored for what he gave. Calvin Coolidge Magnet School Overview
NBE School Website Magnet schools give students the chance to attend schools
that focus on themes or career areas of special interest to the
DCPS had to take all school websites off line in
September to fix a security patch and unfortunately this student. More than 50 schools offer over 30 programs
task took longer than expected. We have just recently ranging from culinary arts and Montessori to computer
received permission to post. Beginning in January, our science and the medical professions. Students can often
school’s webmaster we will have access to the site and
will begin to post school information. We apologize for follow the same magnet theme from elementary to middle
the inconvenience and hope that you’ll start using the and high school. Transportation is provided within
site once again. So please check us out at established guidelines. your Box Tops and send them to
www.newberlin.duvalschools.org school with your child. Thank you PTA!
Students who enroll in magnet programs at Darnell-
Cookman, James Weldon Johnson, Julia Landon, Kirby-