Announcements

  • sunSUMMER OFFICE HOURS
    Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.     
    Friday 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

     
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  • backpackBACKPACK ALERT 
    In order to keep our hallways and classroom floor areas clear, all fourth, fifth, and sixth grade student backpacks must be able to fit in the student’s individual lockers. The locker dimensions at Salt Brook are 69” long, 10” wide, and 12” depth.  When purchasing a backpack over the summer, please keep these dimensions in mind.  If after you purchase a backpack, you would like to come to school to “try it out” while you still have your receipt, please stop in the main office and the office staff will assist you!

     
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  • DVD Incoming 6th Grade Parents - we need your photos for the annual 6th Grade DVD!  Please see attached information and directions.  All photos are needed by September 19, 2014.  6th Grade DVD information

     
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  • Register Now for Summer Enrichment Academy 2014
    summer Registration for Recreation Summer Programs including the Summer Enrichment Academy is going on now!  The Summer Program Guide is available here, the open enrollment period has begun! To register, click here, and use the online registration link.
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  • walk to school  WALK TO SCHOOL DAY....WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!  Let's keep the momentum going and designate every Thursday as "Trek it Thursdays"!  Please see all the fun that was had in the linked photos.  (Make sure you are logged into the website.)

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  • Superintendent Forums
    You are invited to attend Superintendent Forums as an opportunity to engage in dialog about relevant issues in our district. All forums will be held at 7:00 pm in the building's Media Center.
     
    Scheduled Topics
    Date Change: 1/28/14 (Tue) - Common Core Curriculum
    HS/MS Media Center

    3/12/14 (Wed) - School Security
    SB Media Center

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  • snowman
    Step it Up Over the Holidays! 
     
    Mrs. Kautzmann's second grade class has a video message about our character education theme.  Check it out on Mrs. Kautmann's webpage or on TV!  Click below to see the video or to find out when and where the video will be aired on TV!
      
     

     
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  • Summer Reading
     
    Leading researcher Richard Allington compares the slide in reading ability to an athlete's fitness. "Just like hockey players lose some of their skills if they stay off their skates and off the ice for three months, children who do not read in the summer lose two to three months of reading development," Allington said.
     
    Fast Facts: 
    • Elementary students who read 10-15 books at home over the summer gain as much in reading achievement as students who attend summer school.
    • Middle school students who read only five to six books over the summer don’t suffer from summer reading loss.
    • Children who do not read in the summer lose two to three months of reading development while kids who do read tend to gain a month of reading proficiency.
     
    What families can do: 
    Helping children doesn’t have to cost a dime or require outside help. It’s about making reading a priority in your home and using the resources you have. 
    • Use the public library to make books accessible around your home. 
    • Use timers and other devises to set reminders for daily reading time. 
    • Continue to read aloud to children of all ages.
    • All types of reading count and choice is important. This includes articles, newspapers, and magazines too. Let students search for interesting news online.
    • Visit our Summer Reading page for more information.
     

     
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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@npsd.us, 908-464-7100, 40 Maple Street, New Providence, NJ 07974
    District Anti-Bullying Coordinator, Dr. Paul Casarico, pcasarico@npsd.us, 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 2013 - 2014 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 610 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 New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) is administered to students in grades 3 - 6.  In addition, students in grade 2 are evaluated each year using the NJ PASS Assessment.  A locally developed portfolio assessment is used in Kindergarten and First Grade.  This data, along with the results of classroom assessments, are 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