• New Providence Schools Recognized Nationally for Music Education Efforts

    nammlogo2014 The NAMM Foundation has once again recognized New Providence for its outstanding commitment to music education with a Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) designation for 2014. New Providence joins 376 districts across the country to receive the prestigious distinction in 2014. This is the second year in a row New Providence has earned this award. In its 15th year, Best Communities for Music Education affirms school districts that have demonstrated exceptional efforts toward maintaining music education as part of schools’ core curriculum .

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Announcements

  • reusable bags  REUSABLE GROCERY BAGS  On sale now!  Bags will be available for purchase after school this week on the upper and lower playgrounds.

     
     
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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   Tuesday, April 22nd!  Now that the nice weather is here, let's all join in the fun, celebrate Earth Week, and Walk to School!

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  • school supplies   2014 - 2015 SCHOOL SUPPLIES   The PTA will once again be utilizing the services of SchoolKidz and their Teacher Tailored School Supply Kit Program for back-to school supplies for the 2014 - 2015 school year. Kits may only be ordered in the Spring for Fall distribution. Order forms are now available online www.shopttkits.com.   Please see attached flier for more information. SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS

     

     

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  • Bingo MOTHER & SON BINGO
    Don't miss out on this fun-filled event, Friday, May 2nd Salt Brook Cafeteria. Great prizes for all!  Please see attached registration form.  Space fills up quickly!  BINGO
     

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  • celebration booksCELEBRATIONS BOOK CLUB
    The Celebrations’ Spring 2014 Book Drive is underway.  This is a great opportunity to dedicate a book to a "special someone" as well as help us add new books to our library.  Please see flier for additional information. CELEBRATIONS BOOK CLUB

     
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  • Congratulations, Mr. Pazdera, Salt Brook's Teacher of the Year!
     
    Teacher of the Year
     

     
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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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    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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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