Salt Brook Elementary School

40 Maple Street, New Providence, NJ 07974 Phone 908-464-7100

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  • Have a safe and happy summer, Salt Brook!

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  • Congratulations to the Salt Brook Sixth Grade Class of 2022!

    We are proud of you and wish you well at NPMS!

    Sixth Grade Promotion photo of entire group

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  • Thank you!

    Check for $20,000Thanks to the support and generosity of our PTA community, a check was delivered to Salt Brook for $20,000 which will be used for some awesome renovations to the school's library this summer!!! Every little donation, purchase or bit of your time lent to the PTA helps to make these gifts possible, so thank you to everyone for another great year!

     

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  • Fifth Grade LEAD Graduation

    Fifth grade students at Salt Brook School recently held their L.E.A.D graduation.  LEAD (Law Enforcement Against Drugs) is a program sponsored by the New Providence Police Department and is committed to protecting our youth and community from the proliferation of drugs, drug related crimes, peer to peer/cyber bullying and violence.

    At the conclusion of the 10-week program, students had to reflect on what they learned by writing an essay.  Det. Michael Carlino of the New Providence Police Department read through the essays and chose one from each fifth-grade class to be read at graduation.  Student essay winners were: Bhuvi Mathapati (Mr. Vopal’s class), Anna Slattery (Mrs. Demareski’s class), Paige Duncan (Mrs. Hamilton’s class), and Reisa Mukerjee (Ms. Marciano’s/Ms. Press’) class.  All fifth-grade students received a t-shirt and certificate upon completing the program.  Congratulations Salt Brook 5th Graders!

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  • Mental Health Awareness Month

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  Resources are available here:  District CounselorsParent and Student Site,  School Counseling Websites

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  • Congratulations to Mrs. Powers!
    Salt Brook's Teacher of the Year 2022!
     
    Mrs. Powers Teacher of the Year
     
     
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  • Kindness Month

    Kindness Week was celebrated by Salt Brook School in February.  This video was created completely by students and is a collaborative project completed by our Broadcasters and SWAG Clubs and SWAT Team members.  This is the 2nd video that they made this year.  Our elementary production crew is doing a great job!  Special thanks to Mrs. Spoerl, Mr. Zipeto, Mrs. Roglieri, and Mrs. Demich for working together on this project and guiding our students.  Enjoy!

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  • Salt Brook Spelling Bee

    Congratulations to all of the finalists and winners of the Salt Brook School Spelling Bee! The finals were held on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Three finalists from each classroom in grades 4, 5 and 6 competed with words curated from Scripps. The Salt Brook Spelling Bee is sponsored by the Salt Brook PTA. Great job everyone!

    Spelling Bee

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  • Guess that Author!

    Click here to see the clues and make a guess!

    books

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  • Character Education Kick-Off 

    BalloonIn keeping with our Salt Brook tradition, on Friday October 8th, we unveiled our new NPSD 2021 - 2022 Character Education theme “RISE UP”  at a school-wide surprise assembly.  Please see Mrs. Drexinger's full letter with important information.

    On Fridays during morning announcements we will “RISE UP” and begin our day by sharing some “Good News”.  Your family can also submit their “Good News” on this Family/Student RISE UP submission form.  All “Good News” submitted will be either announced in the morning announcements or posted on our “RISE UP” hallway display.

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Welcome

  • CEP national schools of character programs

    Welcome to Salt Brook, a National School of Character!
     
    Welcome to Salt Brook School! 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 670 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 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 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  Drexinger, Principal
    Salt Brook Elementary School
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