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Principal's Message

Ms. Karen Slate

Dear Parent and Guardians,

We have come to the end of the 2016-2017 school year.  Please join the NBLA staff, in acknowledging and celebrating the many wonderful learning experiences and educational opportunities that were available for our students in the 2016-17 school year.  Our NBLA staff worked hard to develop plan and execute best practice teaching and learning strategies; you have been instrumental in helping to create a school environment conducive to learning, while ensuring your child arrives prepared and ready to learn.  This past year, we set and promoted high standards and expectations for all of our students, because “WE Believe…that every student at NBLA can learn and excel”. We will continue to operate with this same belief in the new year.  It was and will be our goal, to work hard to provide a variety of teaching/learning techniques that would meet the individual educational needs of every student. Therefore, we plan to continue working to ensure that all students reach their potential and that we seek and provide opportunities for students to demonstrate their knowledge, areas of interest, and talents.  

Ensuring that New Beginnings Learning Academy is a “school that works” has been a team effort that includes; staff, students, parents and community.  We continue to require participation by each member of the team in effort to facilitate success for our students.  I want to thank all members of the team for their help this year.  I want to especially thank those of you who participated in New Beginnings Learning Academy’s school-wide dealings throughout the year. Without your participation and dedication to the NBLA Family, we could not have been successful!

Just a reminder for the start of the 2017-18 School Year, school will begin on Monday, August 21st at 9:00 am. Our transportation services will remain at the same time for our start times and stops.  Please make sure you are at your location at the correct time for service. It is with great expectation that all of our students return with a big smile, a great attitude and behavior, correct uniforms, dreams and goals, with the intent to be prepared to put their best foot forward!   The continued support of all Team members is essential to ensuring we have on-going success with our goal of academic growth for every student.  Please Remember, “It Takes A Village…!”

The New Beginnings Learning Academy Staff wishes all of our students and families a wonderful and SAFE summer break. We also hope that your summer vacation is happy, refreshing and most of all relaxing.  For those of you who will not be returning in the fall, we send best wishes for your future.

Please remember to continue to look for updated information on the district websiteIf you have any questions, please feel free to call Ms. Slate at (708) 768-5200.  Thanks for your dedication to our children and cooperation in Dolton School District 149.

Thank you,
Ms. Karen Slate


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