Please respond to the Census TODAY! It is very important for our community! Funding for our towns, schools, roads, health departments and much more is dependent on the census count. Please complete the census at 2020census.gov or call 844-330-2020. Census workers will start knocking on doors this week, please do your part to help your community by completing your census today! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxmDW-9XUc4
Per Illinois School Code, students in Early Childhood, PK, Kindergarten, 6th and 9th Grades, and Seniors will still need to provide the required health documents even though we will be learning remotely. The requirement is for any student enrolled in school and not contingent on in-person instruction. Because of the current circumstances we are extending the deadline for physicals and immunizations this year to October 15, 2020. If you need assistance meeting this requirement or have any questions at all please contact the nurse. http://5il.co/3rjp
Attention elementary families! Here is the Back to School Newsletter for New Berlin Elementary. https://www.smore.com/u62gt
Attention Parents of Junior and Senior High School Students - this information was sent out in an email this morning, but in case you did not receive it, I wanted to share it out here as well. Thank you! Mrs. Llewellyn https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qup_fLfBGJ7G78OALMhWNXfXl6BUoo1k/view?usp=sharing
Attention NBHS Band Parents and Students: There will be a parent meeting tonight regarding the July/August events via Zoom with our new band director, Ms. Magrath. The Zoom meeting details have been sent out via email. Thank you!
JH Promotion will be streaming live Thursday Night @ 6 PM from the Football Field. Here is the link! https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/new-berlin-high-school-new-berlin-il/evt4836cd37a3
HS Graduation will be streaming live Saturday Night at 6PM from the Football Field. Here is the link! (Note the time listed is Eastern Time). https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/new-berlin-high-school-new-berlin-il/evt129b8fa15b
HEALTHY STUDENTS ARE BETTER LEARNERS! Please go to the attached link for the Health Requirements for the 2020-2021 school year. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EfWz4xqI4a7wk9T3kSP5ezPBo81uLnIdFsGrGizp31s/edit?usp=sharing
Online registration is being delayed until next Friday (07/24). The information on how students will return to school continues to be fluid as we wait on further recommendations by our health department. Thank you for your patience!
Kindergarten registration is coming soon. For those families with students entering the elementary school for the first time you wil need to fill out the new student form for each student. Once the form is filled out you will receive your parent portal login information to register your student(s). Here is the link to the new student form https://forms.gle/NEb4K7UKdzjDBu439 Registration for all families will be open on July 17th.
An important message regarding planning for the upcoming school year from Mrs. Jill Larson, Superintendent. https://drive.google.com/file/d/15sPqWibXF1EggC_nZFohC4AQfRvwSVcg/view?usp=sharing
Preschool Developmental Screening Attention Parents of Preschoolers A vision, hearing, and developmental screening for 3 (3 on or before Sept. 1, 2020) to 5 year old children in New Berlin School District will take place on July 14th and 15th from 9:00-2:00. This preschool screening will be provided by Community Unit School District #16. Developmental areas to be checked include speech, language, and basic concepts. We will also be screening vision and hearing. We estimate approximately one hour to complete all aspects of the screening. Parents interested in the pre-kindergarten program for the 2020-2021 school year should bring their children to this screening. The pre-kindergarten staff will be present to answer questions. If you child was scheduled to be screened in April or you had not scheduled an appointment but would like your child to be screened, please go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040E44A4AD2AA5FD0-newberlin and sign up for a screening appointment. Please remember that those children who were enrolled in pre-k during the 2019-2020 school year do not need to be rescreened, they will automatically be enrolled in the 2020-2021 school year! Please go online to register! If you know of a family who has a preschool child, please pass this information on to them.
Preschool Screening is scheduled for July 14th and July 15th. Please use this link to sign up for your time slot. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040E44A4AD2AA5FD0-newberlin Students who were part of the preschool program in 2019-2020 do not need to be rescreened.
ATTN: Sangamon County Residents - We need your help! Did you know that funding for our roads, schools, and the Health Department is based on the Census Count? If you have not completed your census, please do so today! You can complete it online at 2020census.gov or by phone at (844) 330-2020. All the info is completely safe and confidential. Here is a video that explains it, https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=12&v=qzmB5oJQ_z4&feature=emb_logo
DID YOU KNOW? Each year census data determines federal funding for more than 100 programs, including school lunches, highway construction, and education. Please help YOUR Community by completing the census today at 2020census.gov. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRYHXR5nL98
REMINDER! Drop-off for chromebooks, library books and other school items will be Thursday from 3 pm - 6 pm and Friday from 9 am - 12 pm for both the Elementary School and Jr/Sr High.
If there are any current 5th, 6th or 7th graders INTERESTED in playing JH softball, please fill out the form below! This is a form of interest, not a commitment! https://forms.gle/Bprwr7fgMPvZhQXt8
Pretzels: Please Complete the 2020 Census! Click this link for more information: https://drive.google.com/open?id=10pBM5AGdzluqn1ZW13Jw5fJNh3Z8Td5r
A Couple of Food Service Announcements- 1. Next Week (5/25-5/29) food service pickup will be on Tuesday and Thursday (since Memorial Day is on Monday). 2. June 1st will be our last day for food pickup. It will include the meals for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Lastly, I would like to give a Huge Shout Out to our Fantastic Food Service Workers!!! Sincerely, Dr. Ehrman
IASB Field Services Director Mr. Allen sits down with Board President Mr. Alexander and Superintendent Dr. Ehrman of New Berlin CUSD #16 to discuss how their district has been handling the changes caused by COVID-19. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmeo9OxptVI&feature=youtu.be
Pretzel community, We regret to inform you that we are going to have to cancel our 2020 summer activities camps due to the state's guidelines. We all hope to get back on the field together soon. Thank you for all you do to make New Berlin such a special place! #pretzelpride
Good Morning! Here is the information for picking up your child's personal belongings from school. The Jr/Sr HS will have a later date set for returning text books and/or chromebooks. Thank you! https://drive.google.com/open?id=1EVMwZ1sy5SYpRx-nkkItrdPFLx-fcGAq
Dear New Berlin CUSD #16 Families, Students, and Parents: Governor J.B. Pritzker announced today that he is closing the state’s schools for in-person instruction through the end of the academic year because of the safety concerns with COVID-19. We will continue to implement our Remote Learning Plan and take a moment to digestion such a monumental decision. At this time, we do not have answers to many questions some will have based upon this announcement. Questions regarding Prom, Graduations, gathering items that may still be at school, etc. will eventually have answers when have more information and time to consider our options. This Pandemic has obviously altered the educational process. It has placed a greater portion the educational process on our parents. I can not thank the parents enough for filling in the gaps that are created with Remote Learning. No one wants a Learning Loss from the physical separation of students from their classrooms. I truly appreciate how our parents have handled this educational transition and provided students with a safe place to learn during this time of required social distancing. I want to thank you for your patience and understanding as we deal with this unprecedented situation together. Sincerely, Dr. Adam Ehrman Superintendent, New Berlin CUSD #16 Pretzel Pride!
Dear New Berlin CUSD #16 Families, Students, and Parents: I hope this message finds you and your families safe and well. Today, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced that remote learning in Illinois will be extended through April 30th in order to slow down the spread of COVID-19. During this time, on-site learning will remain suspended but our schools’ commitment to learning and education will remain open and learning will continue for all students - just through a different format. While it is not ideal, we want to assure you that at New Berlin CUSD #16, our administrators, teachers, and support staff are fully engaged and willing to take on this new challenge as we push forward with remote learning, engaging with students and continuing with our food distribution program. I know this is not the school year that any of us imagined, but I want to thank you for your patience and understanding as we deal with this unprecedented situation together. Sincerely, Dr. Adam Ehrman Superintendent, New Berlin CUSD #16 Pretzel Pride!
Dear New Berlin Families, Late Friday night ISBE released “guidance” for the creation of District “Remote Learning Plans”. This guidance is supposed to assist School Districts with the development of a remote learning plan that meets the requirements of this new classification of a school day. With today (Monday) being the last “Act of God Day” authorized by ISBE and the guidance being released over the weekend, this is a difficult task for School Districts to quickly accomplish. Therefore, ISBE also authorized School Districts to use up to 5 days to develop and/or amend their remote learning plans. Currently, the District is working to develop a remote learning plan that will be mutually agreed upon by District and the collective bargaining unit in the event that schools are closed past the April 8th deadline that is currently in place by the state. Therefore with our Spring Break being next week and the District utilizing 4 of these remote learning plan development days provided by ISBE, April 14th will be our first official remote learning day in the event that schools are still closed by the state. Once we have an agreed upon District Remote Learning Plan, it will be posted on our website. Sincerely, Dr. Adam Ehrman Superintendent, New Berlin CUSD #16 Pretzel Pride!
Dear New Berlin CUSD #16 Families, Last night, March 27, State Superintendent of Education Dr. Carmen I. Ayala, declared that Remote Learning Days will begin for schools statewide on March 31 and continue until in-person instruction can resume. She further communicated that during Remote Learning Days, schools may implement either an E-Learning Plan or a Remote Learning Day Plan that provides students with instruction and access to educators through whatever means possible. Remote Learning Days, Remote Learning Planning Days, and Act of God Days count as actual student attendance days. All of these days count toward the minimum length of the school year and absolutely do not need to be made up. Friday night’s communication was the first time we have been able to read the Remote Learning Recommendations provided by ISBE. While we are quickly trying to get up to speed with these recommendations, we are aware that these Remote Learning Recommendations strongly encourage that school districts’ local grading policies during Remote Learning Days embrace the principle of “no educational harm to any child” and that school districts adopt grading models of pass or incomplete. The Recommendations state that “Grading should focus on the continuation of learning and prioritize the connectedness and care for students and staff. All students should have the opportunity to redo, make up, or try again to complete, show progress, or attempt to complete work assigned prior to the remote learning period in that time frame. A focus on keeping children emotionally and physically safe, fed, and engaged in learning should be our first priority during this unprecedented time.” Additionally, Governor JB Pritzker’s Executive Order 2020-15, issued yesterday, suspends state assessments for spring 2020, including the Constitution exam. This action officially ends assessment activity statewide for the Illinois Assessment of Readiness, Illinois Science Assessment, SAT, and Dynamic Learning Maps-Alternate Assessment for the 2019-20 school year. We all recognize that the free SAT provided by the state is the only opportunity many students get to take a college entrance exam. ISBE is working with the College Board on developing options to allow current 11th grade students to take the SAT in the fall. Lastly, I want to acknowledge a couple of things about this monumental shift in education during this crisis. Remote learning days are not the same as typical school day. Remote learning days are filled with inequities for our children and hardships for our parents. Remote learning days are an attempt to bring normalcy to an abnormal time. As I participate in state level conversations almost daily during this crisis, I will continue to advocate on behalf of our all of our students during these ever changing times. Furthermore, we are very proud of how the District has managed the crisis thus far. We have been able pay all of our employees as if they were working a normal day and will continue to do so. We made that a priority from day 1 of the crisis. Additionally, we have been serving lunches during this crisis and will continue to do so as long as it is safe. Thank you for your patience as we continue to manage this crisis and please stay safe! Sincerely, Dr. Adam Ehrman Superintendent, New Berlin CUSD #16 Pretzel Pride!
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Dear New Berlin CUSD #16 Families, On Friday, March 20, Illinois State Governor J.B. Pritzker, announced during a press conference that all Illinois residents will be in a “stay at home” order starting Saturday, March 21 at 5:00 pm until the end of April 7. Governor Pritzker also stated that Illinois public and private schools will be extending the closure through Tuesday, April 7 due to the COVID-19 virus. At this time with our scheduled spring break, the timing of Good Friday, and Easter weekend, our schools are tentatively scheduled to resume on Tuesday, April 14 until further notice and/or future executive orders. Please stay safe. Sincerely, Dr. Adam Ehrman Superintendent, New Berlin CUSD #16 Pretzel Pride!
As we continue to carefully assess the ever-changing COVID-19 situation, New Berlin School District has decided to adjust our Grab and Go meals schedule. In the interest of the health of our staff and community members, we want to minimize uneccessary exposure risks by offering the Grab and Go meals on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays each week rather than each day. Beginning Monday, March 23rd, we will be providing meals on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9am - 11am. Monday’s pick up will contain Monday and Tuesday meals, Wednesday will contain Wednesday and Thursday meals, and Friday will contain Friday’s meals. As before, please come to the circle drive at the elementary school. PLEASE STAY IN YOUR VEHICLE. We will bring the meals out to you.
The Board meetings scheduled for March 16 and March 19 have been rescheduled to March 23 and 24th at 5pm. Agendas for the rescheduled meetings have been posted.
Dear New Berlin Families, I hope that this message finds you well in this time of crisis. I want to share that all Sangamon area school districts that attended the Career Fair received the message below from Mary Jo Wood, Director, Regional Office of Career & Technical Education. “Our office was given information late last night that one of our representatives at Career Day was the third person in the county to test positive for the corona virus. She was representing the State Treasurer’s Office. There was minimal exposure as she was one booth that not many students approached. She was behind an 8-foot table with her back to the wall. Those students not approaching her and that were in the aisle in front of her table were 8 to 10 feet from her. She is recuperating at home. Per Conversation with the health department, the health department will reach out to those who were in direct contact with her per their review and evaluation of her. If anyone experiences symptoms they are to contact their physician or call the SCDPH hotline at 217-321-2606 M-F 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.” New Berlin High School had 80 sophomores attend this Career Fair. While the risk for contamination was low, we believe it important to share with everyone out of an extreme abundance of caution. Per the Sangamon County Department of Public Health (SCDPH) along with Memorial Health System, HSHS St. John’s Hospital, Springfield Clinic and SIU Medicine have issued this joint communication: “If you have had limited contact with a person under quarantine, you do not have to go into quarantine yourself, but you should stay away from others as much as possible. “Limited contact” is defined as being at least six feet apart from the quarantined person for 10 minutes to up to two hours. If you have had contact with an individual under isolation, you should be quarantined.” We certainly appreciate your patience as we work through this together. Thank you for your cooperation and please stay safe. Dr. Adam Ehrman Superintendent, New Berlin CUSD #16 Pretzel Pride!
New Berlin CUSD #16 School Food Service Action Plan During the Shutdown: Tuesday, March 17 through March 30 from 9:00am-11am, we will serve the students who qualify for free/reduced in the National Breakfast and Lunch Program a bagged breakfast, lunch and snack at their cars as a drive-up “grab and go” service. Parents or guardians should come to the Elementary School at the front entrance in circle drive. Someone will bring the meals to you. PLEASE STAY IN YOUR VEHICLES. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), all food service department staff will have their temps taken with a forehead thermometer which will be sanitized with an alcohol swab between uses. They will put on gloves and face masks before entering the food area. There will be no more than 3 workers in the kitchen at a time. In preparation for this crisis, our food service department started the sanitizing and disinfecting process on Friday, March 13 during our SIP day. ***Once again, from 9:00am-11:00am, a bag with breakfast, lunch and a snack can be picked up at the Elementary School at the front entrance in circle drive. As parents or guardians drive up, we will bring the meals to you. PLEASE STAY IN YOUR VEHICLES. *** We take great pride in taking part in the everyday lives of our students and there is nothing more important to us than the safety and well-being of students and
NEW IMPORTANT UPDATE- With confirmed cases of COVID -19 in Sangamon county and speaking with regional officials, New Berlin CUSD #16 Schools will now be closed Monday (3/16). Please note that the “grab and go” food service for students already receiving free and reduced meals will not start until Tuesday as the service is not ready to be implemented yet. We fully understand how difficult these disruptions are for everyone involved. The safety of our students and our communities are our priority. As we communicated yesterday, Governor JB Pritzker has issued an Executive Order mandating that all public and nonpublic schools close March 17-30 and plan to reopen March 31. Please know that all days that a school is closed pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order 2020-05 will be counted as Act of God Days. At this time, these Act of God Days do not need to be made up at the end of the school year. Monday’s cancellation will also be submitted as an Act of God day in the school calendar. School districts are strongly encouraged by ISBE to provide instruction to students during these Act of God Days through whatever means possible. New Berlin CUSD #16 is attempting to provide a structure of distance learning for our students, but safety is first priority which is why we are canceling school for Monday. Please know this situation is constantly evolving and be looking for more communication to follow from each of our schools regarding distance learning.
*UPDATE* Message from Dr. Ehrman Dear New Berlin CUSD #16 Families, Gov. J. B. Pritzker has announced that all schools in Illinois are closing to students beginning Tuesday, March 17th through at least Monday, March 30th due to the Coronavirus/COVID – 19 health issue. As we have communicated previously, we are aware that our quality educational structure at New Berlin CUSD #16 is not designed for prolonged disconnection from our students and some of our families are not equipped to engage in an e-learning environment. Our principals and teachers have been quickly attempting to make preparations for the possibility of schools being closed by county, state, or federal authorities. “E-learning” or “distance learning” is not an easy undertaking. We know that any disruption to the normal school schedule is a hardship for our parents and students. We also understand that many children rely on school breakfast and lunches. Therefore, we will have ”grab and go” food service available from 9 am to 11 am Monday-Friday for all students who already receive free and reduced meals. The pick-up location will be New Berlin Elementary School. Each food service meal will contain both a breakfast and a lunch. In order to receive the "grab and go" food service meal please email Jay Ayers (email@example.com) or contact the District office at 217-488-2040 no later than 1:00 pm on Monday (3/16) to indicate you desire for this service. This will allow for our cafeteria staff to plan on the number of meals to prepare. Additionally, those families of students that require medication given here at school, we ask that parents retrieve those medications on Monday, if needed. The closure also means that all extra-curricular activities have been canceled during that time. Currently, we are actively planning on how to provide the best possible educational opportunities to our students during this prolonged disruption to our normal educational process. Over the coming days, there will be several communications regarding the plan for implementing these educational opportunities and any other communication needed as more information comes to us from local, state and federal officials regarding the Coronavirus/COVID – 19 health issue.
SIP Day Tomorrow, Friday, March 13th. Students will be dismissed at 11:45 am.
Anyone interested in taking a tour of the NB Jr/Sr HS can come on Thursday night between 5:15 and 5:45. Parent University will follow.
No 6th grade volleyball match tonight. The 7th grade match will start at 6:00 with 8th grade to follow. We will honor our 8th graders immediately after the conclusion of the 7th grade match!
All events for this evening (2/26) are on as scheduled. 6th grade boys basketball travels to Waverly for a 6:00 start time. JH volleyball hosts Waverly JH with the 6th grade game starting at 5:00 (8th grade night!!). Varsity basketball takes on Routt Catholic in Franklin at 7:30
Hometown Parade - you know it's been a Pretzel VICTORY!! Congrats to the JH Boys Basketball Team on their 3rd place State WIN! https://photos.app.goo.gl/xZ5frRQvM8KQH1uz7
All New Berlin activities for today (2/12) have been canceled with the exception of the 8th grade sectional boys basketball game at Greenfield @ 6:30
New Berlin JH/HS updates for 2/6: JH scholastic bowl meet at AC Central has been canceled. All other activities are on as scheduled as this time.
The 6th grade boys basketball game scheduled for tonight against Pawnee has been canceled. Makeup date TBD
The 8th grade regional basketball championship scheduled for tomorrow (Thursday 2/6) will be postponed until Monday, February 10th at 6:30 in Winchester.
All New Berlin activities scheduled for today (2/5) will be canceled due to predicted weather. The 7th grade boys basketball sectional game has been rescheduled for tomorrow at 6:30 in Winchester.
REMINDER: Rescheduled Pretzel Cheer Camp Tomorrow (1/25) from 9-11 a.m. @ the Pretzel Dome! Go Pretzels!!
Substitute Teachers Needed! Why become a substitute teacher? https://ess.com/blog/top-ten-reasons-to-become-substitute-teacher/ If interested contact the Regional Office of Education 51 for more information on becoming a substitute teacher!
The New Berlin CUSD 16 Board of Education is conducting a search for a new superintendent. The selection of a new superintendent is probably the most important decision a board of education has to make; therefore, the Board has hired the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) to assist in this process. The Board of Education is seeking everyone’s input in the search process. The Board requests that all staff, parents and community members complete an online survey provided by the IASB. The results will be tallied and used by the Board and Screening Team to develop a brochure to advertise the position. The survey can be accessed at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5TKS7NN The survey deadline is: January 30, 2020 at 11:45 p.m. Thank you for taking time to complete the survey.
New Berlin School District will utilize our 11:45 am dismissal schedule today. We understand how the disruption to normal schedules can be difficult for everyone. However the predicted weather pattern warrants such safety precautions. Please note that with an 11:45 am dismissal lunch will not be able to be served. Again, for the safety of our students we will be dismissing at 11:45 am.
Reminder students will arrive home 1 hour early today Friday 12/20/19
Help support the Love of Reading!! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Q3JL8N5AmWxd60DLuZ2WNLfOZSGlq1Zh49mHKC3WYRI/edit?usp=sharing
Reminder New Berlin Schools will dismiss 1 hour early Tuesday 11-26-19
ATTENTION - The JH Girls basketball game scheduled for this evening (11/11) has been cancelled. Happy Veterans Day! Go Pretzels!
Important Announcement - Today, we will participate in one of our state-mandated drills with emergency services. There will be emergency service vehicles at our schools as part of the drill. So in an attempt to avoid any cause for concern or alarm, we are sending out this notice to inform everyone ahead of time. These are just safety drills and we are just practicing our safety procedures.
Reminder Wednesday 11-06-19 and Thursday 11-07-19 students will arrive home 1 hour early
Dear NBE Families, Today the New Berlin Board of Education accepted a voluntary separation agreement with the resignation of Mrs. Wills as Principal of New Berlin Elementary. We wish Mrs. Wills the best in all of her future endeavors. Mr. Bishop, Assistant Principal of New Berlin Elementary, will assume the principal duties and will be sending out a follow-up communication.
Pump Up the Pretzel Pride Pep Rally! Rain or Shine - Pretzel Pride Prevails!! https://photos.app.goo.gl/CLaJZKquvucAkr8x9
The senior class will be holding a class fundraiser tonight at Culver's from 5 - 8 pm. 10 cents of every dollar spent will be donated back to the Senior class of 2020. Bring your family and friends!
Parents make sure to check out the Virtual Backpack on our website. It gets updated with new things that may be of interest to you or your child. Just this week a flyer for the Cub Scouts was added to the Virtual Backpack. https://www.pretzelpride.com/virtual-backpack--4
Just a reminder the first INSPIRE Community meeting will be held tonight at the Loami Community Center at 6pm. Hope to see you there!!
On Thursday, August 22, all schools will return to regular dismissal times. For the JH/HS that time is 3:16 and for NBE that time is 3:21.
We have had a FANTASTIC First Day of School thanks to our amazing Pretzel Rock Stars! Pep Band Parade, Assembly, and lots of fun with the Selfie Booth! @NBHSPretzels1 https://photos.app.goo.gl/nFExbhq5q7shdhqU9
CALLING ALL PRETZELS!! Please join us for the Back To School Festival on Friday, August 16th from 4:00-7:00 pm. We will have bouncy house rides, food & drink, and our fall athletic teams will be holding an open practice! Admission is $1. We look forward to seeing you there!!
One more request from our nurse: if any students take daily medication at school, parents may bring that along with the paperwork from the doctor and hands those in to the nurse tonight or tomorrow evening.
Parents, please bring any physical, dental, or vision forms that you have ready to give to the nurse at K Meet the Teacher (tonight) or Unpack the Backpack (tomorrow). If your child’s appointment is scheduled, an appointment card can be turned in to meet the requirements, pending that upcoming appointment.
For NBE: 8/14 Kindergarten Meet the Teacher from 6-7pm 8/15 Unpack Your Backpack for 1st-5th from 6-7pm
Now Hiring Cooks (aka NB chefs) at New Berlin CUSD #16. Follow this link to join our team https://www.applitrack.com/roe51/onlineapp/jobpostings/view.asp?district=803&category=Food+Service or call Mr. Jay Ayers at 217-488-2040 ext 518
Important Notice! Transportation Schedules for 2019-2020 school year will be available via Family Access on Monday August 12th, 2019. Please be aware that we will not be mailing post cards for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year
The elementary is looking for a qualified sub to complete a 12-week extended leave from late August through mid-November. If you know of anyone who might be interested, please share this information with them.
Loami Food Pantry will be open August 3rd from 10-12 for school supply pick up.
Date Change Notification: July's Board meeting date has been rescheduled from the 11th to the 18th (same place and time). Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July!
During this time of the year, we get a lot of requests for transcripts. Please refer to Mr. Barth's Student Services page to find out how to download a transcript from parchment.com: http://nbhsstudentservices.weebly.com/transcript-requests.html
The sectional baseball championship tomorrow at Pleasant Plains has been moved up to a 10:00 am start time. The gates will open at 9:00. Be there! Best of luck to Coach Kindred and the boys!!
Senior Walk this morning at NBEL - we are so proud of the Class of 2019! https://photos.app.goo.gl/UXKb5QfhdPdWKe9B9
Fantastic performances Wednesday night @ the JH Band and Chorus Concert. Guest Conductor Levi Petty made his debut and did not disappoint! https://photos.app.goo.gl/Cd4tmrUcf9zSKRcHA
Need something fun to do on a rainy day??? The INSPIRE Committee is trying to gather community input regarding long-range planning for the JH & HS campus. The SURVEY IS CLOSING SOON so don't miss your chance to participate in this short survey. http://bit.ly/PretzelsSurvey
2019 Prom/Post Prom: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1z2x00GGYXipNfxQEIScPknbhYDJGD6S2/view?usp=sharing
Check out the photos for our First Annual Young Authors & Illustrators Breakfast, held on April 12th at NBE. https://photos.app.goo.gl/BztNt1xwMusd1Ur46
The INSPIRE Committee is trying to gather community input regarding long-range planning for the Junior High & Senior High campus. Your input from this short survey would be appreciated. Thank you for your time, and we look forward to hearing from you. http://bit.ly/PretzelsSurvey
Help us find qualified individuals who would like to join the amazing group of educators in CUSD #16! https://www.pretzelpride.com/employment--151
Date Change Notification: April's Board meeting date has been rescheduled from the 22nd to the 29th (same place and time).
There will be a Sports Boosters meeting Sunday (March 31st) at 5:00 at Shepps. Appointment of new officers. If you have been thinking about getting involved please join us. The Booster Club helps fund all of our athletic teams and we need your participation! See you there!
Please help us get the word out to all families with a 2019-2020 kindergarten student. Early registration for K is March 21st from 6-7pm at NBE. Instructions to start the online forms are linked. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HSKd-B3m0LkyGTfsww6AOtDQCqps1JOn/view?usp=sharing
NBE Families - LifeTouch has sent auto generated emails using Mrs. Wills's address INCORRECTLY giving March 8th as spring picture day. The CORRECT date for NBE spring pictures is April 2nd. We have contacted LifeTouch about this error.
Early registration for Kindergarten 2019-20 is coming up on March 21st. Please share: https://drive.google.com/open?id=10wyuQGFFeHWshkG34F3bj5NSD0gdD47C
CUSD #16 families, we need your help to get the word out! Preschool Screening is being held next week. If you know of any families in district with littles not yet in school, please share: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JEGObrocpvfW8MUqYyUVkNL6qH0HULNB/view?usp=sharing
There will be an informational meeting about the LLCC 1st Semester program on Tuesday March 5th at 6:30 pm in the high school library. This is for any junior student and their parents who have an interest in participating in the 1st Semester program in the 2019-20 school year.
Registration for the spring season of Girls on the Run is open! Go to www.http://gotrcentralillinois.org for details. The NBE season begins on March 4th.
Reminder! All New Berlin CUSD #16 schools will dismiss at 11:45 a.m. this Friday, 2/15. NBE families, please be sure to notify the office of any transportation changes due to the early dismissal.
District #16 has scheduled the Preschool Developmental Screening for March. Please see the information linked for additional details. https://docs.google.com/document/d/19Ggh2d_o5bLMZm0TXI-QmaM_3KZeljmJrU1ZzuIcY0Q/edit?usp=sharing
We plan to proceed with the NBE Spelling Bee today, 2/1. The 5th graders will go first followed by the 4th graders. We will get organized at 1:45 and hope to begin no later than 2:00.
The 4th grade music concert has been rescheduled to Thursday, March 7th.
NBE families, please note the following message from the Pretzel PTO: “PTO has decided on January 31 at 6 pm for our Spring Fling Committee meeting. The attendance and participation at this meeting will be the deciding factor on whether we go forward with the event. “ The meeting will take place in the NBE library.
Parents: Please review the attached memo regarding the upcoming Dentist at School Service. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1us14I2-ylHd82kmv_4D56IXDVHxXb6vgETvLTIbYWYc/edit?usp=sharing
Afternoon Prekindergarten is canceled for today, January 23rd.
We've had a full week of fun and learning at NBE! From STEM activities to Readers' Theaters, and dress up days to gingerbread houses, it's been an adventure! https://photos.app.goo.gl/PZm3EpqFes22i8ec9
All New Berlin schools dismiss at 2:21 pm today, Tuesday 11/20. There will be no school this W-F. School resumes with a regular day on Monday 11/26. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving break!
Greetings on this snowy November Monday! This week's Pretzel Press is now available: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zoekVbznAXeJXpNlWxmHEVp1tBnjXM9r/view?usp=sharing
If your elementary student has a change in transportation today or tomorrow due to 2:21 dismissal, please be sure to call the office (488-6054) and let us know! This week's Pretzel Press includes other current NBE happenings: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HCjJaZPjP41x-jPAtYcMKeZIzAw0ac8V/view?usp=sharing
The Community Angel Tree will be sponsored by Warren-Boynton State Bank this year. Participants may pick up forms at the District Office or any Principal's Office. Forms will not be mailed out and need to be returned to the office no later than Thursday, November 9th.
It's been a busy week at NBE! Check back soon for some photos of our week's activities! In the meantime, the Pretzel Press is available to view. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ymdkfmmDkFr6mbMcLHjAUEn7UgQOoJat/view?usp=sharing
Try this link instead! NBE theme days for Red Ribbon Week: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1phdl5VtnZ1AkipfU8rTu06X-5AsjLWry/view?usp=sharing
NBE theme days for Res Ribbon Week can be viewed at the following link. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1XE4G8YbO0-gLKUy6uZH1BpnRoFEgbOXG
The Pre-K Family Fall Party is this evening from 6-7pm in the NBE cafeteria. Costumes are welcome!
Picture retakes for grades 6-12 are on Thursday, 10/25. Picture retakes at the elementary are Friday, 10/26.
The Community Angel Tree will be sponsored by Warren-Boynton State Bank this year. Participants may pick up forms at the District Office or any Principal's Office. Forms will not be mailed out and need to be returned to the office no later than Thursday, November 9th.
Fall picture retakes for NBE will be on Friday, October 26th. Be sure to return the unwanted photos to school by retake day.
Pretzel Home Football game tonight!!! Come out to watch a great game (grab a burger and pretzel at the concession stand as well). See you at the game.
Day #1 of the New CUSD #16 App launch was successful. We are (and will be) making updates to improve the App. If you downloaded the App, you will notice this message was also a push notification for you. #pretzelpride
New Berlin CUSD #16 App goes live today. Download it so you can receive push notifications.
All New Berlin schools dismiss before lunch tomorrow, 9/14. The elementary dismisses at 11:45 for K-5 and at 10:30 for morning pre-k.
Good morning! Happy first day of school for the 2018-19 school year! Doors open at 8:00 a.m., and students go to the gym for morning assembly. Remember: 2:21 p.m. dismissal today - Wednesday.
Bus routes will be test run beginning August 6th 2018 you will see buses out in the district as we are preparing routes for 2018-2019 school year
NBHS Students: The link for Club/Organization Sign-Up has been sent to your nbpretzels email account. Be sure to complete the form and get involved in something this year!