Salt Brook Elementary School

40 Maple St., New Providence, NJ 07974 P: 908.464.7100

Congratulations Salt Brook 6th Grade Class of 2021!

Announcements

  •  school houseWELCOME BACK SB TIGERS!

    We are looking forward to seeing everyone and hearing all about your summer adventures. Opening Day is Wednesday, September 8th!  Staff members will be holding balloons if you are in need of assistance during morning line-up.

     
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  • open house SALT BROOK OPEN HOUSE 

    All returning & new students and families!  Please join us on Thursday, August 19th for our Annual Open House.  More detailed information will be included in your child's class placement letters.

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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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  • "Corona Can't!" End of Year Video

    TigerEnjoy the Salt Brook School end of year video "Corona Can't!"  

     

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  • Have a safe and happy summer Salt Brook School!

    Summer

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  • Flag Day 2021

    This morning, Salt Brook School celebrated Flag Day and began their school day with a traditional Flag Raising Ceremony beginning at 8:45 a.m. Ceremony participants included Mrs. Scott's Class, members of the SB Broadcasters Club, and members of the SB School Band. Please enjoy the full ceremony below. 

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  • Kindergarten Orientation Presentation

    Please click below to view the Kindergarten Orientation presentation:

    kindergarten presentation

     

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  • Corona Can't SEL Challenge!

    We have one last SEL challenge for you all called Corona Can't!  The Coronavirus has made this school year extremely hard for everyone! We all had to adapt to the new way of life. As we reach the end of the 20-21 school year, let's all end stronger together and share what Corona Can't stop you from doing!

    Students and parents must submit their photo/video to the google form in order for it to be received.  With Memorial Day Weekend approaching it is a great time to show how you all are relaxing and having fun! 

    Challenge Instruction Video:

    https://video.link/w/2zPxc

    Google form to Submit your Photo or Video:

    https://forms.gle/pfYk2aT2eMdjcVrD6

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  • Invent It Challenge

    Invent ItThe Invent It Challenge is an annual competition that inspires students around the world to unleash their inner inventor! Salt Brook STEM Teacher Mrs. Post organized an Invent It Challenge virtual club for interested students, and helped to guide them through the Smithsonian’s 7-step Spark!Lab Invention Process.   

    We are pleased to announce that three New Providence School District elementary students were winners in the Cricket Media Invent It Engineering Challenge! A Salt Brook School first grade student, Kabir Datey, won 1st place overall for his age group!   Third grader Adam Zambrano and 4th grader Reisa Mukerjee won honorable mentions! Each of the contestants designed a solution to make sports more fun, safe, or accessible! You can see their videos on the winner's page at this link: https://inventitchallenge.cricketmedia.com/winners/  Congratulations!

    Invent It



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  • Salt Brook's Bookmark Contest!

    Calling all artists, readers, and book enthusiasts!  To celebrate, (Read Across America, School Library Month, Children’s Book Week)  Salt Brook Elementary School is having a Bookmark Contest.   See the link below for details!

    http://www.saltbrookpta.com/bookmark-contest.html

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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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