Announcements

  • hour Digital Learning Week
     
    From 12/15 - 12/19 Salt Brook students and teachers will be celebrating Digital Learning Week.  During this week, many students will be participating in the global Hour of Code activities online.  To participate at home, go to http://code.org/learn  During this week we will reflect on how much technology impacts our everyday lives and highlight how it helps us to learn at Salt Brook School.   
     

     
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  • PAJAMA DAY PJ Day
    Show your SB School Spirit by wearing your PJ's to school on Friday, December 19th.   (Please dress appropriately for the school dress code and the weather, i.e., no baby dolls, no short nightgowns, no slippers.)

     
     
     
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  • Night at the Races SAVE THE DATE..."A NIGHT AT THE RACES"  Joins us for a fun parents night out on March 13, 2015.  See  the separate flier that was emailed home for more information.

     
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  • Walk-to-School Poster Winners
     
    Students at Salt Brook School in New Providence demonstrated their artistic talents in the first annual Walk-to-School Poster Contest, presented in partnership with TransOptions, a non-profit organization that supports alternative modes of transportation. 
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  • be the difference NEW THEME ANNOUNCED!  Salt Brook students are ready to take the lead and Be the Difference.   During our surprise Character Education kick-off program held on Monday, October 6th a multi-media presentation created by the Salt Brook Staff unveiled the 2014 - 2015 district-wide theme, "BE THE DIFFERENCE!". See attached letter for further explanation.  BE THE DIFFERENCE
     

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    phone NPSD Announces District Mobile App
    The New Providence School District is announcing the launch of our new mobile district-wide mobile communications application. The district’s official mobile app will enable smartphone users to keep track of important district information. Click the link above to download our free mobile app.


     
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  • PTAJOIN THE SB PTA The PTA is able to succeed only through the continued support of the Salt Brook community.  We need you to make it happen!  All families and teachers are encouraged to join.  For each $16 membership, $12 goes to support programs at Salt Brook; the other portion supports national PTA health and safety programs.  Any additional contributions you make will solely fund Salt Brook PTA activities.  Each $16 membership also includes a free Salt Brook Directory.  Directories are only available to families who join the PTA. MEMBERSHIP FORM

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  • NAMMlogo New Providence Schools Recognized for Music Education

    The National Association of Music Merchants, known as the NAMM Foundation, recognizes New Providence School District for its outstanding commitment to music education with a Best Communities for Music Education designation. New Providence joins 307 districts across the country to receive the prestigious distinction this year.

    “This recognition represents the community’s passion and support for the arts and we are very fortunate to have a dedicated staff that is committed to music education.” said Dr. David Miceli, Superintendent of Schools. “On behalf of the New Providence Board of Education, we would like to congratulate the entire community on this national designation.”

    For more information on the district’s music education program, visit our music department page.
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  • Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act
    The "Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act" enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, requires that the following staff contacts and district policies be posted:
     
     
    Salt Brook Anti Bullying Specialist, Dr. Joseph Harvey, jharvey@npsdnj.org, 908-464-7100, 40 Maple Street, New Providence, NJ 07974
    District Anti-Bullying Coordinator, Dr. Deborah Feinberg, dfeinberg@npsdnj.org, 908-464-9050 ext. 222, 356 Elkwood Avenue, New Providence, NJ 07974
    Guidance for Schools on Implementing the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act is available at


     
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Welcome

CEP national schools of character programs
Welcome to Salt Brook, a 2011 National School of Character!
 
Welcome to Salt Brook School for the 2014 - 2015 school year!   I would like to welcome back our returning students and families and hope you all had an enjoyable summer. To our new students and families who have recently joined Salt Brook, a heartfelt welcome.  We are excited to have you join our Salt Brook family and look forward to working with you throughout the year. 
 

Dedicated staff, enthusiastic students, involved parents and a supportive administrative team combine to make Salt Brook Elementary School an exciting place to learn and grow.  Salt Brook School is one of two K – 6 elementary buildings in the New Providence School District. Our faculty and staff educate approximately 660 students. 

 

Staff members are known to arrive early, leave late, and spend many a summer day writing and revising curriculum, planning lessons and preparing classrooms for the new school year.  They are highly qualified, committed to the goal of academic excellence, and believe that the fundamental skills of all major content areas are of highest priority in the education of our young people. 

 

Students at Salt Brook School consistently perform well above state and national averages on standardized measures of assessment.  The NJ PARCC Assessment along with district developed assessments are administered to students in grades 3 - 6.  Students in grades K - 2 are assessed regularly through locally developed assessments.    This data is used to plan instruction and evaluate all programs, by subject and by grade level.

 

In addition to the core subjects, students experience an extensive related arts curriculum that includes instruction in Art, Chorus, General Music, Orchestra, Band, Technology, Physical Education, World Languages and Media Skills. A Gifted and Talented Program that provides opportunities for enrichment and exploration for all interested students rounds out an excellent educational experience for Salt Brook students.

 

We, at Salt Brook, believe that a child’s self-esteem is the key to success in school and have created a safe and supportive environment that enhances a joy of learning for all of our students.  Therefore, complementing the outstanding student academic achievement, students at Salt Brook are taught lessons in social and emotional behaviors.  An integral part of Salt Brook Elementary School is our Character Education program. Salt Brook School was recently selected as a 2011 New Jersey School of Character as well as a 2011 National School of Character! Through character education the students are continually engaged and immersed in educational activities and a school culture that helps to develop good character and endorse respect, responsibility and tolerance.  It is our goal that through all of our efforts the children will learn to think before they act, understand fundamental differences between right and wrong, and make good decisions. 
 

We, at Salt Brook, also believe it is important for the home and school to work together to provide a quality education. We have a very active and supportive PTA and parents are strongly encouraged to be partners in their children’s education.  Through our collective efforts, our goal is to build and enhance our students’ knowledge and self-esteem, thereby empowering them to reach their highest potential. The parents of students at Salt Brook School are stakeholders in their children’s education and have always demonstrated a commitment to this process. 

 

High expectations for student achievement, a highly-qualified and dedicated staff, supportive administration, and parental involvement continue to make Salt Brook Elementary School one of the premier elementary schools in Union County. The Salt Brook community is committed to providing the students with the confidence, sense of responsibility, and academic preparation they will need to become effective leaders in the 21st century.
 
Jeannie Maier, Principal
Salt Brook Elementary School