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CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT
OF NEW BRITAIN

In partnership with family and community, the Consolidated School District of New Britain works to provide the best personalized and comprehensive whole-child education at every level so students will be prepared for, and positively contribute to, a profoundly different future. The Consolidated School District of New Britain strives to pursue excellence one student at a time.

Consolidated School District of New Britain

CSDNB names Ms. Sara Normandin Teacher of the Year and
Ms. Monica Rios-Ledesma Paraeducator of the Year

The Consolidated School District of New Britain (CSDNB) has named Ms. Sara Normandin, a third-grade teacher at Northend Elementary School, its 2021 Teacher of the Year. Normandin, a graduate of Central Connecticut State University, began her career in CSDNB in 2017.

Normandin was one of four finalists for the CSDNB District Teacher of the Year award. The other finalists were Ms. Emma Ridzon from DiLoreto Elementary & Middle, Mr. Travis Santiago from Holmes Elementary, and Ms. Tracy Stolle from Lincoln Elementary.

CSDNB has also named Ms. Monica Rios-Ledesma, paraeducator at Lincoln Elementary School, its 2021 Paraeducator of the Year. Rios-Ledesma began her CSDNB career in 2018 as part of the Behavior Support program before moving to Lincoln for the Small Classroom Setting program in 2019.

The surprise announcements were recently made in front of both Normandin and Rios-Ledesma, along with their students and school communities.

News Release: Ms. Sara Normandin | News Release: Ms. Monica Rios-Ledesma

Family/Community Resources
COVID-19 Resources
Updated CDC Guidance RE: Masks
Travel Information and Guidance

COVID Testing Sites

Technology Resources
Technology Help/Guides for Caregivers
1:1 Device Expectations
Student Tech Support Request

CSDNB Community Directory
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Childcare/Community
Childcare Providers in New Britain
Afterschool Community Providers

YMCA / RELC Childcare

Family Resources

Early Education: English | Spanish
Middle School: English | Spanish
High School: English | Spanish
Home & School: English | Spanish

June 2021 FRC Newsletter
English | Spanish | Arabic



Statement from Superintendent Nancy Sarra and resolution from Board of Education declaring June 2021 as Pride Month
As a school community, we will continue to focus on the needs of our staff, families, and students so that all of our schools are safe and welcoming. The LGBTQ+ community voice is critical in our continued work, and we encourage all to be active, be proud as we learn and grow together.
Click to read more from Supt. Sarra and the BOE >>

Lasagna Love program helps provide meals for families
Recently, we partnered with the VFW Post 511, Whitsons, and No Name Café at New Britain High School to celebrate New Britain’s 150th anniversary with Lasagna Love.
Click here for more details and photos >>

K-1 Read, Write, Rejoice Newsletter (June 2021)
Summer is for swimming, hula-hooping, basketball, biking, and skateboarding. These are all wonderful activities in which to participate - let’s also keep our students learning! You can find cool websites, activities, and suggestions for family-fun field trips on the following slides. Enjoy and stay safe!
Click here to read the newsletter >>

Art Show hosted by the New Britain Museum of American Art
The annual exhibition, a 31- year tradition at the New Britain Museum of American Art, features the works of over 200 young artists in grades kindergarten through 12th from New Britain schools.
Click here to view the works of art >>

NBHS Golden Hurricanes Marching Band Information
The New Britain High School Golden Hurricanes Marching Band will be holding band camp for incoming ninth-graders and returning students. Click here for more information for the summer >>

New Britain High School to hold traditional Class of 2021 graduation ceremony on June 19
New Britain High School (NBHS) will hold the Class of 2021 graduation ceremony outdoors at Veterans Memorial Stadium on June 19. The class will include more than 500 seniors from NBHS, the NBHS Satellite Careers Academy (SCA), Transition Center (TC), and Brookside School.
Click here for more details >>

Chase Morales and Miguel Ortiz Jr. recognized by BOE
At an NBHS baseball game in April, Chase Morales and Miguel Ortiz Jr. - both graduates of NBHS - sprung into action to perform life-saving CPR on a spectator in the stands. At the Board of Education meeting held in May, Chase (who is also an FSL at Smalley) and Miguel were recognized by the Board for their heroic actions.
Click here to view photos from the meeting >>
Click here to view video from the meeting>>

NBHS holds signing event for seniors
Congratulations to NBHS seniors Emanuelle Madera and Logan McBurney who have enlisted in the Marines. Congratulations also to seniors David Puntiel and Denzell Barnett, who signed a football scholarship to attend American International College (AIC).
Click here for details >>

Applications being accepted for Jump Start into Kindergarten
We are now accepting applications for our Jump Start into Kindergarten summer program! Jump Start into Kindergarten is in its FIRST year as a summer initiative for students entering kindergarten in the Fall of 2021.
Click here for details >>

Rozalynn Smith and Maya Slisz honored at CIAC Ceremony
Congratulations to Rozalynn (Roz) Smith and Maya Slisz, who were recognized during the recent virtual Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference's Annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Ceremony.
Click here for more details >>

COVID-19 vaccines available at Liberty Square in New Britain
COVID-19 vaccines are now available for everyone 12 years and older. While having an appointment will save your priority spot and will allow you to select which vaccine you will get, walk-ins are welcome at select locations, including Liberty Square in New Britain.
Click here for more information >>

Applications now being accepted for NBHS Summer School
We are now accepting summer school applications for students in grades 9-12. School will be held at New Britain High School, and bus transportation will be available in the morning and afternoon.
Click here for more information >>

Summer Learning/School
Looking for information on any of our summer programs, such as SEE, Xtreme, CREATE, and Level Up? Click to head on over to our Summer Learning page for more information.

Want to sign up for NBHS Summer School? Click here for details.

NBHS AP Assignments
Blanker: AP World History
Eckert: AP Psychology
Eggleston: AP Language
Gerent: AP Literature
Mathur: UConn ECE/AP Chemistry
Ontko: UConn ECE Physics
Pigeon: AP Calculus
Ramsey: APES/ECE NRE1000E
Zemaitis: AP U.S. History

Summer Reading Challenge
This summer, we are inviting students to participate in the 2021 Summer Reading Challenge! Students will choose books that are of interest to them, keep track of their reading, and challenge themselves to accomplish additional reading tasks all summer long!

Directions/Guidelines
Grade 8
Grade 7
Grade 6
Grade 5
Grade 4
Grade 3
Grade 2
Grade 1

Time Logs
Time Log (English)
Time Log (Spanish)

Preschool Registration
Preschool registration is now open! Preschool slots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. This includes enrollment in full-day slots for 4-year-old children. Click here for more information.
Summer Learning/School
Looking for information on any of our summer programs, such as SEE, Xtreme, CREATE, and Level Up? Click to head on over to our Summer Learning page for more information.

Want to sign up for NBHS Summer School? Click here for details.

DiLoreto Lottery
The lottery has been held for DiLoreto Elementary & Middle School and videos have been published by grade level.

Click here for the Lottery results >>

Reopening/Recovery
On March 24, Superintendent Nancy Sarra held a Town Hall to discuss the plan for the full opening of our schools on May 6.

Click to view the Town Hall >
Click to view the Recovery Plan >

Sparkler App
The Connecticut Bureau of Special Education is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Office of Early Childhood and Sparkler that will help all Connecticut children get off to a strong start.

Click for more information >>

DAB Website
The Daily Activities for Your Brain (DAB) site is CSDNB's online learning resource center. It includes grade-appropriate activities, instructions for navigating online learning, connections to CSDNB staff, virtual field trips, and more!

Click to enter the DAB Site >>

Stay connected with your child’s teacher!

Want to receive communication from your child’s teacher? Want to manage notifications from the district or your child’s school? Go to go.schoolmessenger.com and log in. From there, click preferences and you will then be able to select notification type. 

Don’t have an account yet? Visit go.schoolmessenger.com and click ‘Sign Up’ to begin the process. Use the same email address that your child’s school has on record for you. If you wish to use a different one or don’t know which one your child’s PowerSchool account is linked to, please call the school to find out. Once your account is created, you can then manage notifications.

For a step-by-step tutorial, you can watch this video for further guidance. Spanish and Arabic translations will be coming soon.



New Britain High's final musical of the year - 'The Last Five Years' - will be live outdoors (New Britain Herald)
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New Britain senior Oliver finishes high school career with strong season (New Britain Herald)
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New Britain boys volleyball learning as they go
(New Britain Herald)
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Here's how area schools are dealing with the new mask mandates (New Britain Herald)
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Community Information
NBPL Summer Reading
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NB Soccer Boys U-15 to U-18 Tryouts
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Summer on the Library lawn
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Camp Thundermoon (Summer)
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NB Junior Hurricanes Summer Camp
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NB Junior Hurricanes Registration
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Channel 3 Kids Camp
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NB Parks and Rec Job Opportunities
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Robert T. Kenney Scholarship
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Free Tax Services from HRA
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NB Public Library Homework Center
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United Way Financial Management
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Join Girl Scouts of America
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CSDNB Anonymous Tip Form