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New Berlin Elementary
3613 New Berlin Rd.
Jacksonville, Fl. 32226
A Flash from Principal Reese
Soar to These Events
Dear New Berlin Families, February 2013
As we begin the second month of the New Year, many exciting things
have taken place at NBE. We are full swing into mid-school year Black History Month
activities. Teachers are completing mid-year reading and math 5 SAC 6pm
assessments and screenings, teachers are taking inventory of PTA Board Mtg. 7pm
curriculum taught thus far and making decisions for covering all that 6 Early Release
is necessary through the end of the year, and everyone is getting a 7 Sweet Tart Dance K-2
refresher lesson on our behavior expectations.
8 Sweet Tart Dance 3-5
Our 4th grade students will be taking the FCAT Writing Assessment on 11-15 Severe Weather Week
February 26. Every Monday the students are participating in Writing 12-15 Benchmark Testing
Camp with their teachers in preparation for the upcoming test. This 14 Happy Valentine’s Day
year, the proficiency score for the state is Level 3.5. I am confident 15 Flag Raising Ceremony
that our students will do well. Good luck to all of our fourth graders.
18 No School President’s Day
As you know, this past month, NBE loss one of its angels Kyla Thomas. 20 Early Release
I would like to thank the NBE family for their outpouring of support to 26 FCAT Writes 4th Grade
our students and the Thomas family during this difficult time. I would 27-28 FCAT Writes Make-up Days
also like to thank the NBE staff who worked together to make sure
that all students were hugged and kept the school day as normal as
possible; they are amazing. As we move forward we will have special
memories to help us remember this beautiful little girl and how she
touched so many lives at New Berlin Elementary
Sincerely, NBE as part of our school accreditation process
Wanda Reese we would appreciate your feedback by
Principal participating in an online parent survey. Please
paste the link below in your web browser to
Kindergarten Round Up participate. All responses are anonymous.
Soon NBE will be starting the process of enrolling
Paper copies are available by contacting the
kindergarten students for the 13-14 school year.
Students must be 5 years old by September 1st to school. The survey closes on Feb. 15.
register. More information to come with times and
dates for school tours. Registration information may be http://www.advanced.org/survey/public/4081823
found on the DCPS website at www.duvalschools.org
New Berlin Yearbooks are now on sale for $20.00
Pre-sales end March 22, after that, the price
increases to $25.00. Contact your child’s teacher
for an order form. Order yours today!
2012-2013 Employee of the Year
Congratulations to Linda Wharton, the school’s data entry clerk, who was named NBE’s
Employee of the Year. Mrs. Wharton is the school’s registrant and assists in the front
office. DCPS Employee of the Year is held yearly to recognize non-certificated
employees. We appreciate all she does for NBE!
FLAG Raising Ceremony Safe Driving at New Berlin
Please join us for our next Flag Raising Ceremony
on February 15 in honor or President’s Day. Please drive cautiously when dropping off or picking up
students, as our parking lots have a tendency to get very
congested. Please be mindful of the following safety items
to ensure that all of our students remain safe:
* Follow the directions of adults on duty.
Congratulations to * Use the car loop to drop off or pick-up students.
Student drop-off is not permitted in the parking lots.
Jordan Tucker *
Drive slowly and watch carefully for pedestrians.
Be mindful of stop signs and adhere to each.
* Please stay off cell phones once you enter the campus.
NBE is proud to announce that Jordan Tucker won 5th * Please merge into one lane on the east end of the car
place in the district Spelling Bee. We are so proud of loop. Student drop off lane must be a single file lane.
Jordan for her accomplishment and for representing New * Please do not park cars in fire lanes and leave them to
Berlin! Awesome job! pick-up students.
* No parking in designated and handicap parking spaces.
Cars are subject to being towed or fined.
Thank you for your assistance with this.
NBE League of
Extraordinary Readers Science Fair a Huge Success
New Berlin had its biggest science fair ever Thursday, January
Congratulations to all the students who met their reading goal
for the 2nd nine weeks. However, we have many students 31st. We had around 365 competitive projects from our 4th and
who did not meet this challenge. At the beginning of the 5th grade students. There were a variety of judges who came to
school year, our students pledge to meet their grade level judge our student’s science projects. We had teachers from local
goal. Please help encourage your child to read nightly and schools, and other community members. Our judges were excited
record his/her books on their NBE book log. Students who and overwhelmed with the quality and the quantity of the
meet their grade level goal will be invited to attend the
projects. Each project was scored by all the judges and the scores
reading celebration at the end of the school year. So…let’s
use those super reading powers and get busy reading! Every were averaged to determine the best projects. Here are the
child reading every day to meet their goal…we can do it! winning students:
Kelton Bruce- 1st
Spring Pictures Cole Dorough- 2nd
Gregory Sarkesian- 3rd
Jordan Gaye- 4th
Smile! Friday, February 8 is club and 4th Grade
patrol picture day. Joshua Harbert- 1st
Jerry Cox- 2nd
Brooke Guettler- 3rd
Spring Individual/Group Pictures Breanna Secor- 4th
Thursday, March 7 Best in Show
Molly Breidenstein- 5th
PTA is getting ready for their Spring Fund raiser;
more information to be announced this month.
Thank you for remembering to send in Box Tops Not pictured Jerry Cox. Gregory Sarkesian, and Brook Guettier
to your child’s teacher.
PTA Facebook Page FCAT practice books for the content areas of reading and
For updated PTA and school information please visit PTA’s math are on sale for $10 in the front office for our 3-5 grade
Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Berlin-Elementary-
PTA/170523623018338?bookmark_t=page students. Supplies are limited.