Mrs. Christine Carlson

732-528-6400 ext. 200

ccarlson@brielle.k12.nj.us


 

A Message to the Parents

  From the Superintendent's Office  

 

Dear Students, Parents & Friends of the Brielle Blazers:

At Brielle Elementary School, a new school year presents us with many new opportunities. We are happy to be welcoming over twenty new students to our school. Currently, fifty-one new Kindergarten students will be attending orientation on August 26th at 8:45 a.m. Several new programs, new technologies, learning materials and building improvements all await us as we begin our journey together as partners and friends in education. Teams of teachers worked diligently this summer revising curriculum in the areas of Literature, Math, Health and Spanish.

All students in grades Kindergarten through eighth will begin their school day with their homeroom teacher engaged in our Morning Meeting Program. All eighth graders, the Class of 2015, were given the challenge in June to select classes for their electives period.

During the summer our school kept its doors open for students to be involved in many exciting programs. We had approximately one hundred and fifty students in our school building each day involved in activities such as Brielle Summer Recreation Program, the Brielle PTO Summer Enrichment Program and the Extended School Year Program.

At the same time we have been busy with building improvements such as the renovations of three bathrooms, eliminating the chronic drainage issues at the school, the painting of ten classrooms and several hallways, and the installation of additional security cameras for the safety of our students and staff.

During the 2014-15 school years, we will continue to keep focused on our strategic plan adopted by our Board of Education. Some of our goals identified include:

Student Achievement: This is the second year of implementing our Writing Fundamentals Program for grades Kindergarten through Eighth. This is the first year of a new reading series HMH Journeys for Grades Kindergarten through second and grades five, six and seven will implement the School-wide Reading Program.

Technology: With the purchase of 95 new chrome books and twenty new lap tops we will continue to integrate new technology to enhance learning by maintaining current technology tools, applications and upgrades as necessary.

Community/Parent Relations: To continue to ensure parental and community support and involvement through clear, open and timely communication. Again, this year parents will have complete access to student’s progress and grades using our Genesis program. The Honeywell System will provide communication to parents through e-mails and voice messaging.

Staff Professional Development: The improvement of instruction though effective and sustaining professional development which supports Professional Learning Communities (PLC) established by teachers. This year will be the second year of the new teacher evaluation system.

As educators, we know our students learn best in an environment where they feel safe and secure – an environment where they are treated with respect. Our entire staff has been trained in a pro-active anti-bullying program for all students. Our students and staff’s anti-bullying committee, “Blazing for Peace” work collaboratively to ensure that acts of harassment, intimidation and bullying do not take place in our school building. These four rules will be our guiding principles:

We will not bully others.

We will try to help students who are bullied.

We will make it a point to include students who are easily left out.

If we know that somebody is being bullied, we will tell an adult at school or at home.

We are forever grateful to the support and effort made by our Board of Education, our Parent-Teacher Organization, Blazer Booster Club, Brielle Education Foundation, Brielle Recreation, our teachers, administrations, support staff and caring community members who collectively help create a great learning environment for all our students.

We will continue to keep focused on the processes that spur continuing academic achievement, evaluating our programs, determining what we can do to improve and work collaboratively in a school environment to enhance success for all.

Our Motto: Every Child…. Every Day…. Whatever It Takes.

Keeping Children First,

Christine Carlson

Superintendent