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Principal's Message

Ms. Karen Slate

Dear Parents/Guardians,


We have come to the end of the 2019-2020 school year.  Please join the NBLA staff and I in acknowledging and celebrating the many wonderful learning experiences and educational opportunities that took place throughout the year and especially during this pandemic time that we incurred for our students.  Parents, as our NBLA staff worked hard to develop, plan and execute best practices teaching and learning strategies daily and through Remote Learning; you have been instrumental in helping to create a school/home environment conducive to learning, while ensuring your child continues his/her educational experience. 


Ensuring that New Beginnings Learning Academy is a “school that works and is continuing to move forward” has been a team effort that includes staff, students, parents and community.  I want to thank all members of the TEAM and Stakeholders for their help this year.  I want to especially thank Parents for becoming Homeschool Teachers and keeping with the daily routine of learning. This experience could not have occurred without your endless participation, energy, and devotion to New Beginnings Learning Academy. We sincerely appreciated seeing and hearing from you! Without your participation and dedication to the NBLA Family, we could not have been successful!


Over the summer vacation, we would like for our students to continue reading, therefore New Beginnings Learning Academy Summer Reading Initiative will continue to motivate and promote Balanced Literacy. It is our goal to enhance our student’s ability and competency to read. Students will be provided with books for the reading initiative and they will be received through the mail. Let us remember our LOVE, JOY & PASSION for READING


Just a note that you will receive your child’s student’s report card in the mail.  Also, we are devising a plan so that you may be able to pick up your child’s belongings. Please make sure you look for an update for further information of a date and time to pick up curb side. It is our hope during this pandemic that everyone continues to remain Safe!


Our NBLA staff wishes all our students and families the best with a wonderful, restful, fun and SAFE summer break. We also hope that your summer vacation is happy, refreshing and most of all relaxing Please Remember, “It Takes A Village…!”


Please remember to continue to look for updated information on the district website www.sd149.org. If you have any questions, feel free to call Ms. Slate at (708) 768-5200 or (708) 926-1245.  Thanks for your dedication to our children and cooperation in Dolton School District 149.  WE are continuing to Educate the Whole Child One Step at a Time through Accountability focusing on the three P’s: Purpose, Practice, and Performance”!



Thank you,



Ms. Karen Slate




End-of-the-Year Remote/E-Learning Packets for May 4, 2020 - June 2, 2020


Remote/E-Learning Packets for April 8, 2020 - April 30, 2020



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