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Berlin Elementary School


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Berlin Elementary School is currently home to 217 students in preschool through sixth grade. With an average class size of between 16 and 23 students in each of 8 multi-age classrooms (plus two kindergarten classes and three preschool sessions), Berlin Elementary School is a great place for both academic and social learning in an individualized environment.

Centrally located near the Berlin Four Corners, our school’s 2013-2014 goals include an ongoing focus on the foundational skills of literacy and mathematics, in addition to fostering a respectful climate.

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Kindergarten Screening-Registration

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014


For students not currently enrolled in Preschool at Berlin Elementary, who will be 5 years old ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1, 2014.


Please call Cally Clifton, Administrative Assistant, at 223-2796, Ext. 121, to schedule an appointment to register your child for next fall’s kindergarten class. A copy of your child’s birth certificate, current immunization record and two documents verifying your legal residence must be brought with you on registration day.




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Berlin Community Members,


The Berlin School is beginning to plan for programming and classroom configurations for the next school year.

If you have an incoming  kindergartener (must be 5 years old by September 1st), who is not currently enrolled in the school's preschool program, please call Cally Clifton, Administrative Assistant, at 223-2796.  Having enrollment projections that are as accurate as possible will help us plan for the best possible programming for your children. Thank you!


Chris Dodge



Family School Compact

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Family-School Compact

Berlin Elementary School

January 2014 Version

The School Will ...

Communicate regularly with families and be responsive to communication from families.


Report student progress in a family-friendly, understandable way.


Work to address the basic needs of students (social and emotional safety, security, sense of belonging, sense of community, health, food, etc.)


Partner with community members, groups, and agencies to provide students and families with all possible resources.


Provide safe transportation.


Provide the tools and environment to learn.


Provide highly trained staff and remain current with best practices in all areas, including the arts, physical education, etc.


Value experiences for students that expand their being (i.e the arts).


Value technology as a teaching and learning tool.


Provide opportunities for families to engage in school and do strong outreach.


Model expectations, professionalism, and remember that we are role models.


Remember that the social curriculum is as important as the academic curriculum.


Provide opportunities for relevant, engaging learning.


Maintain high, individualized, expectations for all students.


Ensure quality core academic learning.


Provide a consistent and comfortable environment and follow our professional responsibilities to keep children safe.

Students Will ...

Take your time.


Do your best.


Have a good attitude.


Be prepared.


Take care of your body (sleep, brush your teeth, have breakfast, dress appropriately)


Be safe.


Be respectful.


Be ready.


Listen to the teacher.


Follow directions.


Be responsible.


Do your homework.


Take care of tools and



Use appropriate language.


Use tools and materials appropriately.


Include everyone.



Use CARES (Cooperation, Assertion, Responsibility, Empathy and Self-Control.)


Walk in halls.


Be on time every day.


Feel comfortable seeking out help for self and others.


Try new things, take healthy risks, and recognize the learning that results.


Take initiative and be a problem-solver.

Families Will ...


Attend conferences, meetings, and request additional meetings when desired.


Sign assignment books and other correspondence as applicable.


Ensure that children arrive at school on time.


Take responsibility for children’s daily needs and routines.


Provide a time and place for homework and daily reading.


Promote positive use of children’s extracurricular time.


Model lifelong learning.


Encourage and model healthy choices and habits.


Model and encourage respect for others and the environment, and encourage good manners.


Actively participate in your child's school experience by attending school events, visiting, volunteering, etc.



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NUT-AWARENESS                                                                   Lynne Jakubauskas, RN, NCSN

At the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year, BES will become a Nut-Aware School. 


What is a Nut-Aware School?  No nuts of any kind will be allowed to be brought into or eaten at BES.  This includes: no peanuts; no almonds; no Brazil nuts; no cashews; no chestnuts; no filberts; no hazelnuts; no hickory nuts; no macadamia nuts; no pecans; no pine nuts; no pistachios; and no walnuts.  Foods containing nuts will also not be allowed.  See the attached list of foods to avoid. 

Why are we becoming a Nut-Aware School? 

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Sat Apr 19
Annual Chess Tournament
Mon Apr 21 @08:00AM - 05:00PM
No School - Spring Break
Mon Apr 21 @06:00PM -
Special Board Meeting