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May - June http://newberlin.duvalschools.org -- Super School News New Berlin Elementary 3613 New Berlin Rd. Jacksonville, Fl. 32226 714-4601 Soar to These Events A Flash from Principal Reese Families, May - June It is hard to believe that we are in the last full month of the May Upcoming Events 1 Early Release school year. This year continues to go by at a super speed. I 3 Volunteer Appreciation Brunch 9:00 am so proud of our students and their amazing 6 Progress Reports Distributed accomplishments. As we close out the school year, our 6-10 Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week students need to remain focused on academics, and follow our 6-10 Literacy Week H.E.R.O. guidelines (Help Everyone Respect Others) and make 6 5th Grade Oceanway Middle good behavior choices. 7 Boosterthon Fun Run Pep Rally 7 SAC Board Mtg. 5:45PM In April, our 3-5 graders took the FCAT state assessments. The PTA Board Mtg. 7:00PM students worked very hard and did an amazing job. Thank you 10 Character Dress-up Parade for having your child at school on time during testing week. In 16 BOOSTERTHON FUN RUN addition, thank you to our kindergarten through second grade 14 PTA Talent Show 3-5 Grade 22 Early Release students who did an amazing job helping to keep our building 22 Field Day 2 & 3 Grades quiet during testing. FCAT scores are usually published for 3rd 23 Field Day 4 & 5 Grades grade around the end of May followed by 4-5 grades in early 24 Field Day K & 1 Grades June. 24 Last Day to Meet Reading Goal Wanda Reese Principal 27 No School Memorial Day There are many activities planned for May and June. Please 30 Reading Celebration 3-5 Grade post this newsletter on your calendar to follow the upcoming 31 Reading Celebration K-2 events. We hope that you’ll be able to join us. Volunteers are June Upcoming Events needed to help with the Reading Celebration and other school- 3 Awards - Kindergarten 8:45 wide events. If you can help, please contact the front office at 3 Awards -Second Grade 1:15 714-4601. 4 Awards – First Grade 8:45 4 5th Grade Advancement Ceremony 6:30 PM Once again, thank you for your continued support! 5 Awards – Third Grade 8:45 5 Awards – Fourth Grade 1:15 6 9:00 5th Grade Vs Faculty Kickball Game Wanda Reese 6 2:00 PM Yearbook Signing Party Principal 7 Last Day Of School 12:00 Dismissal Report Cards Distributed Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week May 6-10 is Teacher Appreciation Week. Please take advantage of this great opportunity to have your child show his or her gratitude to their teacher. NBE has super teachers who go above and beyond daily. Just open the door to any classroom and you will see a hero! 2013-2014 New Berlin Yearbooks We expect yearbooks to be delivered the first week In May. If you did not preorder, don’t worry, we have purchased extras. The books will go on sale for $25 dollars as soon as they arrive. Be on the lookout for the announcement that they’re here! New Berlin Students are Excited for the FCAT! May 16 Boosterthon Fun Run New Berlin Elementary 3rd through 5th grade students participated this past Friday in the school’s annual FCAT Pep Rally. The theme was Nothing Can Thursday, May 16, is NBE’s annual Boosterthon Fun Run. The theme this Stop Us, which goes along with this year's Superhero school theme "Nothing year, is “Hitting the Highway, On the Road for good Choices." For those Can Stop NBE Super Learners!" The students entered the cafeteria to the parents who are new to NBE, the Fun Run is an enjoyable way to help our beats of Oceanway Middle School Band’s drum line and cheerleaders getting school raise money while teaching our kids the crowd excited. NBE's Cheer Girl, (a.k.a. Principal Wanda Reese) got the about the importance of fitness, leadership, rally started by asking which grade level had the most spirit, and the students and character. All students participate in went wild for their grade level! Teachers got in on the action too; each the Fun Run even if they do not get pledges, grade level did a unique cheer with some dancing, others rapping and one however; we hope to reach our goal of 80% even starting a flash mob! The students loved seeing their teacher’s act silly, involvement. We are excited that our team but the message was simple: "Do your best on the test!" Students were leader will be David G. known to our students invited to join teachers in dressing in either their superhero school shirt or as as Dynamite Dave. This year the funds will be their favorite superhero for the pep rally. Assistant Principals LaWanda used to purchase additional Mimios (smart Polydore and Tiffany Emanuel-Wright, along with school mascot "Super boards) so that all of our classes have the Champ", also wore their costumes and cheered for the kids! technology, as well as, curriculum materials such as books, and educational games. The The Oceanway Middle School Band, under the direction of Dan Taylor, kick-off pep rally will be Tuesday, May 7. On performed pep songs and the Oceanway Middle School Cheerleaders, led by this day students will bring home their pledge sponsor Claudia Ina, helped raise everyone's school spirit throughout the pep information, so be on the lookout for this important information. More rally, which ended with everyone singing the school’s superhero theme details about our school Fun Run will be forth coming. To know more song, Nothing Can Stop Us. Afterwards, the students paraded down the about Boostherthon visit their website at www.boostherthon.com. hallways where the K-2 students and teachers cheered them on with Thanks to PTA for decorating the lobby with the theme! pompoms and good luck signs. Fun Run Times May 16 Thank you to everyone who made the FCAT pep rally a huge success! 4 & 5 Grades - 9:00-10:00 2 & 3 Grades - 10:10-11:10 K & 1 Grades - 11:20-12:20 Reading Celebration May 30- 31 PTA will be hosting our annual reading celebration. This year, students were encouraged to join the “League of Extraordinary Readers” by meeting their grade level reading goal. Students who meet their goal will be invited to attend. Please note: Deadline for students to meet Volunteer Appreciation Brunch the reading goal is Friday, May 24. Please New Berlin Elementary is grateful for our make sure that your child is reading and school volunteers. To celebrate and recognize recoding their books in their book log. your outstanding commitment to our school, we would like to invite you to attend our Volunteer Brunch that will be held Friday, May May 30 - 3-5 Grades 3, at 9:00 in the school Media Center. If you May 31 - K -2 Grades volunteered this school year, an invitation Times to be announced went home with your child. Please RSVP to Mrs. Adkins in the front office ASAP. Happy Earth Day If you want to touch the past touch a rock. If you want to touch the present touch a rose. If you want to touch New Berlin Elementary Kindergarteners celebrated “Earth Day” the future touch a life. in April by making coffee filter Earth pictures and talking about things we all can do to take care of the Earth. 3rd graders celebrated Earth Day by attending JEA’s “The Search for a Better Light” program. This performance about energy Literacy Week – May 6-10 conservation featured an alien from the “GoGreen” planet named Reduce who comes to Earth in search of a better Characters Wanted! light source. His goal is to conserve water and electricity and to reduce, reuse and recycle all resources that will be instrumental NBE will be celebrating literacy the week of May in preserving our natural resources. 6-10. Students will be participating in fun activities around books. Friday, May 10, is our annual character dress-up parade. Students may dress as their favorite book character. No Halloween costumes. The parade will start at 9:00am in the bus loop. Please see the flyer that was sent home with your child for detailed daily activities. We can’t wait to see all the creative costumes! Parents are invited to attend the parade.
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