New Berlin Newsletter January 2013

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					                                                                                            January 2013

               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
                                                                           23      Early Release
                                                                           24      4th Grade St. Augustine
     *    Get Plenty of Sleep—research has found that students
                                                                           29      PTA Program 2nd Grade Performing
          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.
                                                                                School Reminders
     *    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!

Wanda Reese

                        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
                                                                          pick-up students.
      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.
         Spelling Bee
                                                                 Guidance Corner Newsletter-January
                                                                          Attention 5th Grade Parents:
 Also, congratulations to our runners up
                                                                         Magnet Mania / School Choice Expo
            Dillon Lawrence
                                                                                     Saturday, January 12, 2013
             Gabriel Matos
                                                                                          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
                                                                              Please save                                            school with your child. Thank you PTA!
                                                                 Students who enroll in magnet programs at Darnell-
                                                                 Cookman, James Weldon Johnson, Julia Landon, Kirby-

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