Today's picture retakes for New Berlin Elementary School will be reschedule for future date. As soon as the date has been coordinated with Lifetouch we will let everyone know. Thank you.
New Berlin Elementary School's Health and Safety considerations for the upcoming Valentine's Day Holiday can be seen here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NHdMHqVKebL740vkqWYpbQ2C_n-tScNp0F5Hd6sH6Pw/edit?usp=sharing
**Winter Recess Alert** - Just a reminder to families that if the temperature is 20 degrees or higher studnets will be going outside for recess. Please be sure students are prepared with a winter coat, hat and gloves/mittens. Once snow comes we also recomment boots to help keep feet dry. If you need assistance in getting winter gear for your student please call Mrs. Marr at (217) 488-6054 ext. 402.
Just a reminder to make sure you pick up your Butter Braid orders today between 3:30pm and 5:30 pm. Pick-up will be in front of the elementary school lobby under the canopy due to impending weather.
NBE Families - Students will go outside for recess unless it is raining, hailing, lightning, or snowing. If the wind chill drops below 20 degrees or the heat index rises above 95 degrees, recess will be held indoors. Please be sure students are dressed for conditions. Thank you!
Please see the NBE update regarding the self-certification of students here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wgYsTUtSZkOAXVVzfnSXLLpxxTPoJFhdt6M4yxPKl90/edit?usp=sharing
Please remember to return school library books when returning items to school. Please email Ms. Dykstra at Kdykstra@pretzelpride.com if you have questions about what library books you have out.
The deadline for ordering your 2019-2020 New Berlin Elementary yearbook has been extended until June 12, 2020. To order go to ybpay.lifetouch.com and enter Yearbook ID Code: 10320020
Dear New Berlin Elementary Families, Thank you for your extraordinary support over the past several days, as we deal with the growing coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. As you may know, to further safeguard Illinois from the spread of the virus, Governor J.B. Pritzker has declared mandatory school closures for all buildings serving pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students. Additionally, due to confirmed cased of the coronavirus/COVID-19 cases in Sangamon County, the closures will begin Monday, 3/16. Families with upcoming IEP meetings will be contacted by SASED with plans on how to conduct those meetings. This is an extremely fluid situation with information from the state changing daily. Over the past few days, new guidance has been provided from the Governor and ISBE. This information changes the plans we had for the upcoming days. The closure is now considered Act of God Days. As such, the District’s plan to begin e-Learning is no longer an option. Act of God Days do not count for attendance nor do they count as an instructional day on the school calendar. There is no expectation for activities completed during this time to be turned in or graded. The guidance from ISBE for these Act of God Days is to have Continuous Learning Opportunities. ISBE suggests students can stay engaged in their education while not physically at school through home-based activities, free online resources, and technology. We encourage you to engage your children in other free, online educational activities. The Illinois State Board of Education has compiled a library of resources at www.isbe.net/keeplearning . Comcast is offering low cost internet to families who qualify. Here is a link to information https://www.internetessentials.com/. The administrative team is meeting Monday morning to plan for how to best manage the challenges presented by the COVID-19 crisis. We will continue to inform you as quickly as we can about any further changes to school services. Thank you for your support, understanding and partnership. Warmest Regards and Stay Safe, Brian R. Bishop, Principal New Berlin Elementary School
Third graders read with kindergartners as NBE celebrates Read Across America week. #readacrossamerica
This is how we do Wacky Wednesday at NBE!!
2nd grade concert this Thursday. Doors open at 6:00 pm and concert begins at 6:30 pm in the New Berlin Elementary Gym. Hope to see you there!
Congratulations to fifth grader Callie Wagner. Callie won first place at the 2020 Sangamon County Spelling Bee last week. We are so proud of Callie! #pretzelpride
Best wishes to NBE’s Spelling Bee Stars (pictured l to r) Lydia Hobrock, Megan Nelson, Maycee Shoemaker and Callie Wagner who are headed to Pawnee today to compete in the regional completion!! #pretzelpride
New Safety Procedures at NBE All entrance doors are locked during the school day and anyone wishing to enter the building must buzzed in by staff. The intercome system is located on the door to the far left as you enter the building. Thank you for helping keep students safe!
New in the NBE Documents File... Camp Invention Flier https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/564175/Camp_Invention_Flier_2020.pdf
NBE Pretzel Families There are a number of items in our two lost and found areas. If you are joining us for one of our classroom events and celebrations please be sure to check for lost items. Items left at the holiday break will be donated to students in need. Thank you.
Correction! The total for the donation to the Angel Tree Project was $858!
Congratulations to our 3rd graders for donating $585 to the Angel Tree Project. Special thanks to Campbell's Auto Body, Carpet Weavers, Target and our families for their generosity. We are so proud of our students, teachers and community! #pretzelpride
1st Grade Concert TONIGHT. Come hear our students make a joyful noise as they present "Jingle All the Way". NBE Doors open at 6 PM and the show starts at 6:30 PM.