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.
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
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
Correction! The total for the donation to the Angel Tree Project was $858!
Please support our 3rd Grade students as they work on a service project to raise money for the Angel Tree Project. Please consider sending a $.50 candy gram to an NBE student or staff memeber. Candy Grams and money are due 12/10. Thank you for your support! Contact Miss Bridges, Mrs. Sworobowicz, or Mrs. Robbins for additional information.
New Berlin Elementary School celebrates Veteran's Day with a display of over 100 veterans outside our library. Here is a link to a google slideshow of all of the Heroes! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/12JClWT4x0zxHC1PWy0aIBgJXgZN5a9wjK5SpUK7U7h0/edit?usp=sharing
Box Tops for Education is going digital. To see the video on how it works follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh94b2BvFK4&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3aKyvD0GtIunyLP7zZyZYTBuS54hvSNYKVbvOguhaGESbOjYdYrI__RGM
Check out the new format for the NBE Pretzel News! https://drive.google.com/open?id=14LaiZdiRtTFUJdviqsHFAdZf5Qrkp9Uh
NBE students and staff are invited to participate in a Holiday Theme Week Dec. 17-21. Please see the attached link for the daily themes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Em-UEfKqzHfkq7UE55Xp5PBVn4gNZVpBmS2Q-YqzY4w/edit?usp=sharing
The PTO is hosting another family night at the Scholastic Book Fair tonight (10/18) from 6-7:30. The book fair is in the NBE library, and the main entrance will be open for the event.
Take a look at what's been happening at NBE in this edition of the Pretzel Press: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FAtpqXCWHhMB0-1N6y_RBINFOZWC-j7K/view?usp=sharing
This week's Pretzel Press is posted: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-MZfurY2ggDsYnts5qps1OWNp0jDNRxr/view?usp=sharing
We will kick off our fundraiser with an assembly on September 12th. Students in 3rd - 5th grades participate and funds benefit all students at NBE. Last year the funds raised helped with field trips, special rewards, and t-shirts and treats for field day!
When you need to make a same-day transportation change for your student, please dial extension 416 for Mrs. Steger. If she is unavailable, please leave a message. She checks those several times a day.