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NAPLES BAYSIDE ACADEMY
A California Distinguished School 2011
September 15 to September 26, 2014
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WELCOME TO A FABULOUS SCHOOL YEAR!
Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year! I hope you and your family have had a fun and restful vacation. The summer is over and we are ready to soar into another rigorous and challenging school year. I look forward to working closely with you throughout the year and continuing to support the wonderful programs that are in place here at Naples. Together the staff and community will provide a private school type of educational program in a public school setting. Naples students achieve at accelerated rates and demonstrate academic excellence. We continue to score at the top of the district. Congratulations to our students and families. This is quite an accomplishment!
Thanks to the Naples PTA and Foundation and the entire Naples community for all of their support. We now have 2 computer labs and the ST Math program in K-5.We also have an extra teacher to reduce class size in 4/5 and additional teachers to provide small group instruction in K-3. The PTA and Foundation provide these valuable programs as well as field trips and much needed classroom supplies. Kudos to all of the parents that have supported these groups. You are making a difference in the quality of the programs your children will receive this year. A special thanks to Pam Nolte and Jim Gerdts for leading these two groups so successfully - 100% of the monies raised go directly to programs for your children.
Naples is proud to introduce our new staff members – Kristen Stuckenberg who job shares in 2nd grade, Mary Carlson - Counselor, Joey Singman – Psychologist,Veronica Lucio – Instrumental Music, and Adrian Alejo – Cafeteria Supervisor. They have many years of experience and are looking forward to meeting all of you. We are off to a great start. Please come by the office and say hello.
MONDAY OPENING ASSEMBLY
For those of you who are new to our school, we have a wonderful tradition at Naples Bayside Academy. Each Monday morning, the entire school community attends our Opening Assembly. We begin at 8:00 just after the bell. We say the Pledge of Allegiance, sing a patriotic song, and hear important announcements. It is a very special time for all of us to be together as a school. Please join in!
FALL FAMILY FESTIVAL - THURSDAY, 9/18
4:30 - 6:30 pm
This is a perfect way to kick off the new school year. Bring your lounge chairs and make new friends as you dine on tasty cuisine from the food and dessert trucks that will be on campus. See you there!
At the Fall Family Festival, Naples uniforms and logo items will be available for purchase. Mrs. Hall will be accepting orders and questions can be directed to her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Order forms will be distributed in the next several weeks. Watch for the flyers!
SPORTS JERSEY DAY
Show your school spirit! We will be having Sports Jersey Day on Friday, September 26. Guidelines: Jersey top, uniform bottom, and appropriate school shoes.
NAPLES BACK-TO-SCHOOL NIGHT 9/23
Back-To-School Night is a very important evening set aside for teachers and parents to share ideas and strategies for a successful school year.This is an evening for parents only. There will be no playground supervision. We thank you in advance for planning ahead and arranging for child care. To help you make the most of your evening, the teachers will hold two identical sessions so that those of you with multiple children will be able to hear from each of their teachers. The first session will be from 6:00 – 6:40 and the second will be from 6:40-7:20. Please don’t miss this very informative time with your child’s teacher.
ARE YOU PREPARED FOR AN EMERGENCY?
Being prepared for an emergency takes a little time and effort, but the payoff will be huge. As part of the Naples’ Emergency Preparedness Program, we are requesting that each child provide a personal survival kit to be stored at school. These bags and a list of suggested items were sent home on Back to School Night and we are asking that they be returned no later than Friday, September 26. If you would like to authorize additional individuals to pick up your child in the event of a disaster, include them on the back of the form. Return your labeled bag to your child’s teacher and they will be stored in our earthquake bin. Bags will be returned to you on the last day of school. For your convenience, the PTA is providing Emergency Preparedness Kits for purchase. Please see the flyer in the foyer.
VIPS – VOLUNTEERS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
VIPS are a vital part of the education program at Naples Bayside Academy. They help in the library, the classroom, the playground and the office. If you would like to be one of our VIPS (Volunteer in Public Schools), all you need to do is complete a VIPS application, attach a current TB test, and submit a copy of your Driver’s license or photo ID. If you missed the training on 9-8, there will be additional sessions on 9-12 and 9-19 at 8:15am. Trainings last approximately 30 minutes and meet in the library. Please direct questions to Carrie Fernandez, VIPS Coordinator, at email@example.com.
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
Session I of our After School Programs will begin on September 15 for grades 1-5 and Kindergarten programs will begin on October 6. Please look for the information packet that came home with your student last Friday. There will not be any after school classes on the following dates – 9/23 for Back to School Night, 10/31 for the Halloween parade, and 11/11 Veteran’s Day holiday. Select the programs you would like, attach a check to the sign up form, and drop it in the blue mail box in the foyer.
We are asking parents, guardians, or other adults who drop-off students in the morning by car to utilize the valet service in the front of the school. Additionally, we ask for cooperation in the following two areas. First, please DO NOT PARK between the two light poles at the front of the school. This is considered a valet/drop off area only and you may be ticketed if you park there. Second, drivers should remain in the vehicle at all times. If you have young children who need special assistance leaving the car or walking to the playground, please do not use the drop-off. Instead, please park your car on the street and then walk them to class. Your cooperation is truly appreciated.
LOST AND FOUND
Avoid losing your child’s new sweater, jacket, lunch bag or backpack by labeling these items with permanent marker. Your may also order labels at www.NalesBayside.lovablelabels.ca. Items left on the playground at the end of the school day are placed in the Lost & Found bin in the foyer of the auditorium. Labeling items helps to ensure that they are returned in a timely manner.
PARTY AT PA’S PUMPKIN PATCH
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1
Show your school spirit and have some fun by coming to Pa’s Pumpkin Patch on Wednesday, October 1, from 5 to 9 p.m. Purchase unlimited ride wristbands for an awesome price! Every dollar raised by the sale of wristbands goes directly to our school. Pre-sale price is $25 per wristband or they can be purchased the night of the event before 6:00 pm for $30 each. If you pre-order, your name will be on a list at the Patch and your wristband will be distributed when you arrive. Wristbands are for unlimited rides; they are not valid for games or food. Pa’s Pumpkin Patch is located at 6701 East P.C.H. If you have questions, contact
September 29 Fall Student Council Kickoff October 27 Jog-a-thon Kickoff Assembly
October 1 Pa’s Pumpkin Patch
October 31 Halloween Parade
October 8 Dining for Dollars at Ruby’s Diner
October 9 Student Council Elections
October 14 School Picture Day
October 20-24 Red Ribbon Week