The elementary school will be celebrating homecoming week with a spirit week for students next week. Our days are not the same as the high school so please see our theme days below. Monday-Crazy Day-Wear your crazy shirts, socks and crazy hair! Tuesday-USA Day-Wear your red white and blue! Wednesday- Neon Day-Wear your neon clothing! Thursday-Sport Day-Wear your sport jersey or sport shirts! Friday-School Pride Day-Wear your Blue and Orange!
The PTO held their first meeting on Monday evening at the outdoor learning center. They discussed teacher grant opportunities, creating a student/parent directory, and ways to deliver information. The PTO has now started a Facebook group in hopes that the information does not get lost in your live feed. Please use the link below to access the new group. The next meeting will be held at 6:00pm on October 4th at 4 Amigos in New Berlin. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1076286976443397/?ref=share
Sharing this information for the New Berlin Girl Scouts. It's time to press play! NEW girls and their families are invited to join us for a Mermaid Unicorn party at New Berlin Village Hall on September 16th at 6pm. Come discover what Girl Scouts is all about! We'll have lots of fun activities the whole family is sure to enjoy, from mermaid slime stations science to engineering unicorn bridges and coding bracelets - and more! From friendship to leadership to STEAM, Girl Scouts has something to offer for every girl. If you interested in learning what Girl Scouts can offer your family. Contact Maddie Love 217-685-7714” The Facebook event link is: https://fb.me/e/2vJeBaSJX
Girls on the Run starts Tuesday, September 13! Girls in grades 3-5 are encouraged to join the team. Register at https://www.gotrcentralillinois.org/Register-Now. Practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00-5:15 through the beginning of November. If you have any questions, please contact Stacey Maxson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first NBEL Pretzel Press was sent out via email this evening. https://www.smore.com/4yqj0u
The students have had a great week! They are learning the routines and doing a great job of working hard in the classroom. Enjoy a few pictures from our first few days.
Good Morning Pretzel Families! Please don't forget to self-certify in-person students today. Have a great day!
Congratulations to Elliana Neuman for winning the Principal for 30 Minutes prize from Ms. Workman’s class! She wrote some Pretzel Pride thank-you notes and took care of dismissal announcements! Great Job Elliana!
Effective Wednesday, March 31, 2021, we will no longer set up at the Loami Fire Department for meal pick-ups on Wednesdays due to lack of participation. For those who are affected by this, please email email@example.com and we will be happy to make arrangements for delivery. This does not affect the meal pick-ups at the fairgrounds and in Deerfield. They will continue to be from 10:00am-12:00noon on Wednesdays. Sincerely, Jay Ayers, Food Service Director
NBE 🥨 Family. Please don’t forget to complete your self certification for in person learners today. Thank you.
Pretzel Families! Don't forget that Elementary Picture Re-take day will be Monday, March 8th from 9am to 2pm. We can't wait to see those smiles!
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